"Communicative Language Teaching in Action: Putting principles to work "is designed as a basic text that demonstrates principles and practices of communicative language teaching and task-based instruction. Its primary purpose is to serve as a guide for second and foreign language teachers in training or for those who have embarked on a new career as language teachers. In particular, these include pre- and in-service teacher education majors, university teaching assistants, and English as a Second Language (ESL) majors and instructors. Furthermore, it is meant to be a resource for practicing teachers in continuing education programs.
About the Author
Klaus Brandl, Ph.D., is an applied linguist (University of Texas Austin) and specialist in foreign language pedagogy at the University of Washington, where he directs the language program in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and serves as the Language Pedagogue for the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education. He is widely known for his research on language teacher training and language learning and technology. His articles have appeared in major journals such as The Modern Language Journal, The Foreign Language Annals, and Language Learning & Instruction, and he has contributed chapters to many books. He is also the author of several computer programs.