An A-Z of ELT by Scott Thornbury

By Scott Thornbury

An A-Z of ELT is a completely cross-referenced, alphabetical advisor to ELT that defines and explains crucial language suggestions and terminology from fields together with grammar, linguistics, discourse research, phonology, and so on.

It describes language instructing ideas and theories and summarises the most important concerns and debates linked to each one notion. The entries are transparent, concise and readable, available to clients with very little expert wisdom.

A useful, informative consultant indispensible to lecturers and instructor running shoes of all degrees of expertise. Entries offer summaries of the most important matters in ELT in addition to their useful implications. New academics can fee the meanings of recent phrases when skilled lecturers will achieve a extra wide-ranging knowing of issues of curiosity.

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