“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey
Having a good command of at least one foreign language is attached great importance in the 21st century; and therefore foreign language teaching now occupies a gradually growing position in the Turkish educational system. Considering the numerous changes and developments that have taken place in many areas that closely affect human life, it is not rational to think that old language teaching practices are totally valid and applicable today. Under this framework, the specific field of foreign language teaching as a part of the general realm of education welcomes new paradigms each passing day and this poses a must for language educators to keep up with the latest developments in the field. This must promises better teaching practices for language teachers and, in turn, better learning experiences for language learners.
This edited book aims to enable teacher trainers in ELT programmes at universities, pre- and in-service English language teachers, and those who have interest in ELT to have access to a single to-the-point resource on the current trends in ELT. The book consists of twenty chapters each of which has been written meticulously by distinguished authors from the ELT programmes of various universities in Turkey. The covered trends are presented in a categorical manner throughout the book and each chapter aims to provide practical implications of a specific trend for English language classes rather than a merely theory-laden content.