Second Language Teaching & Learning

  • AUTHOR: David Nunan
  • ISBN-13: 9780838408384 
  • 336 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©1999     Published
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About The Product

SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING is the first professional title to offer a practical introduction in the theoretical foundations of task-based language teaching.


  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the topics typically addressed in methodology courses; language, the learner, the learning process, and classroom teaching.
  • It is authored by David Nunan, the foremost authority on the concept and practical application of task-based language instruction.
  • Provides the pedagogical overview that ESL/EFT teachers need to teach successful with Expressions, Go for it!, and Listen In.

About the Contributor

  • David Nunan

    Dr. David Nunan is Director of the English Centre and Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Hong Kong. He is well known for his innovative methodology and his remarkable ability to bring to the classroom a variety of activities that will enhance students' oral production. He is a past president of International TESOL, and has published numerous journal articles and texts including the core series Atlas, Expressions, and GO FOR IT! and the skills series Listen In, all for Heinle. His professional titles with Heinle include Second Language Teaching & Learning and Pursuing Professional Development. The Business Review Weekly selected him as the 7th most influential Australian in Asia.

Table of Contents

1. The Conceptual Basis of Second Language Teaching and Learning
2. The Empirical Basis of Second Language Teaching and Learning
3. From the Traditional to the Contemporary in Second Language Teaching and Learning
4. Focus on Language
5. Focus on the Learner
6. The Learning Process
7. Listening
8. Speaking
9. Reading
10. Writing