Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The New A-Z of ELT

A Dictionary of Terms and Concepts

Scott Thornbury

Macmillan Education

ISBN: 978-1-786-32788-8

The title of this well-established reference book is self-explanatory. I loved the first version, which appeared in 2006. The new edition is more than 60 pages longer, and new entries include: academic word list, adaptive learning and mobile learning. I was delighted to see both ‘Blended Learning’ and ‘flipped classroom’ accorded their own entries. The topics are divided into three main fields: language (e.g. grammar), learning (e.g. psycholinguistics) and teaching (e.g. methodology). Many entries have been updated, and some have disappeared. Navigation is also made easier with the inclusion of colour headings. Entries are clear, concise and accessible. Authoritative; a must-have for teacher trainers.

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Pete Sharma
Pete Sharma
Pete is a teacher and teacher trainer with a Masters in Educational Technology and ELT from Manchester University, and a background in business English teaching. He is a lecturer in EAP at Warwick University, and an active consultant with many organisations. Pete's book reviews are provided courtesy of BEBC: www.bebc.co.uk.
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