Trends in Second Language Acquisition

  • Publication Year: 2022
  • ISBN: 9781774690901
  • Price: $155
  • Publisher: Society Publishing
  • Binding Type: Hardcover

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This book briefly introduces the main approaches, theories, hypotheses, and models in the field of second language acquisition outlining key terminologies in each as well as their basic claims. The book provides the intended readerships with a substantive source by which they can acquire an immediate experience with ins and outs of the trends in second language acquisition. It offers students introductions to the core topics in encyclopedia-like descriptions of various concepts used in the L2 professional literature. The most outstanding feature of the book is its clear and concise description of the content knowledge and controversial topics dominating polemical debates defining the interlocking dimensions comprising the field of English language teaching. Citations provided at the end of each concept will lead the reader to original. The sketchy overview of the main issues, terms, and people introduced makes the book a must-have reference for MA students, PhD students, teachers and researchers in applied linguistics.

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Hamed Barjesteh is an assistant professor of Education, Professor of applied linguistics, and a faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli branch, Amol, Iran. A teacher educator for 20 years, Hamed Barjesteh has published several books and articles on teaching English to young and adult language learners and presented at conferences at various national and international levels. He has trained teachers and supervised many MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He serves as the head of English Language department, an editor and a reviewer for various journals and conferences. His research interests lies in the field of critical language pedagogy, thinking skills in language learning, Critical Language testing, dynamic assessment, and corrective feedback.

Elham Movafagh Ardestani is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching English as a foreign language. She works as a teacher-training consultant at different English language institutes. She attended different seminars, conferences, trainings, and workshops on researches and language communication. She is interested in language learning strategy, critical thinking, and critical pedagogy.

Mehdi Manoochehrzadeh is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching English as a foreign language. He is the head of English language institute in Tehran. He trained many students and worked as a TTC teacher at different English language institutes. He presented different papers at national and international conferences. He is interested in language learning strategy, teacher education, and Willingness to communicate.

Mohamad Heidarzadi is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching English as a foreign language. He worked at higher education and education department for 30 years. He works as a teacher-training consultant at education and training organization. He is interested in education, teacher training courses, and English for specific purposes.