Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners
This is an exciting
funded by The British Council, to research
teachers' beliefs and practices in elementary schools worldwide. My
co-researchers are Dr Sue Garton and Dr Fiona Copland from the School of
Languages and Social Sciences at the Aston University.
If you teach young learners (7-11 years old), please
contribute to the project.
These are the new books I am currently writing.
1. An edited collection with Professor Jack Richards of 30 chapters on different
aspects of pedagogy and practice in second language education, including new
trends in approaches to language teaching and learning, teaching various learner
types, skills development and developments in technology.
Burns, A. & Richards, J. (Eds.). (in preparation). The Cambridge guide to
pedagogy and practice. New York:
Cambridge University Press.
2. A book co-authored with Professor Jack Richards focusing on teaching
listening that provides language teachers with an introduction to this area and
practical teaching activities.
Burns, A. & Richards, J. (in preparation). Tips for teaching
New York: Pearson Longman.
3. A volume on teaching speaking, co-authored with Christine Goh. It deals with
theoretical developments in teaching speaking as well as describing approaches
to developing a speaking curriculum and syllabus and activities that can be
carried out in the classroom.
Goh, C. & Burns, A. (in preparation).
Teaching speaking: A holistic approach for English language learners.
New York: Cambridge University Press,