In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education.
There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross- references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading.
Written by an international team of specialists, the "Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning" is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.