What Are Some of the Concepts Covered in the "Teacher's Handbook"?

What Are Some of the Concepts Covered in the "Teacher's Handbook"?

The Teacher's Handbook includes 12 chapters on distinct topics. The concepts of the book include a description of what it means to learn and understand a language, how to plan lessons for teaching language to different ages and demographics of students and how to teach oral and written interpersonal communication.

Teacher's Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction, written by Judith L. Shrum and Eileen W. Glisan is now in its fourth edition, as of July 2015. A fifth edition is set to be published in September 2015. It is designed to be a guide to help instructors learn how to teach English as a foreign language. It is most often used by teaching assistants and graduate school instructors who are teaching lower-level language courses and by students pursuing a degree in teaching and education.

The book begins with a preliminary orientation to the profession of language teaching and the standards for language teachers before progressing into an in-depth discussion of the many facets of the field. The book includes real-world examples, case studies and appendices to aid the reader in mastering the material. There is also a website that is intended to be used in conjunction with the text that provides links to teacher resources and videos about standards-based instruction.