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Strategies for Teaching English Learners by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico

Strategies for Teaching English Learners


Strategies for Teaching English Learners by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico

Referred to by readers as the greatest language book I have every read, and touted as the best overview of basic principles and strategies for English language teaching, this widely used guide is a one-stop introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages. In Strategies for Teaching English Learners, readers get a concise, yet comprehensible overview of the basic principles, practices and methods for educating English learners. A breakthrough in language teaching and learning, this thought-provoking text includes coverage of second-language-acquisition issues and techniques, as well as attention to such controversial topics as the influence of culture on schooling, the cultural practices of schooling, and the sociopolitical context of education.

About the Author

Lynne Diaz-Rico is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino where she coordinates the M. A. in Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program and offers courses for California's teacher preparation programs. Her books, A Course For Teaching English Learnersand The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook (now in its fourth edition) are widely used in programs of teacher education to prepare teachers for multiethnic and linguistically diverse classrooms. Her research interests are in intercultural communication, classroom discourse, and innovative English-language-acquisition pedagogy. She is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and has served as President of California TESOL (CATESOL).

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Publication date

13th March 2012


Lynne T. Diaz-Rico

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Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)


528 pages


ELT: teaching theory & methods
Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)



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