Basic Issues in EFL Teaching and Learning

Foreign language teaching is a profession that comprises a wide range of issues and is from its very nature an interdisciplinary field of education. This volume provides an insight into twelve basic components of English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching. These include the concept of method/postmethod, competences, skills, vocabulary teaching, grammar teaching, intercultural learning, teaching literature, media, content and language integrated learning, heterogeneity/differentiation, materials development/evaluation, and testing/assessment.

This volume fosters international collaboration among researchers involved in key fields of EFL teaching. On the basis of current theories and research, and guidelines presented by the CEFR, the authors discuss purposes, practices, competences, and contexts of EFL teaching. The focus is on linking theory and practice to transmit profound knowledge and introduce important teaching approaches to university students, lecturers, and teachers.