In this book, learner-centredness is presented as an approach to language teaching which takes account of the learning goals, subjective needs and the culturally-based expectations which learners bring with them to the language classroom. Learner-centred teaching involves a collaborative approach to course development in which teachers and learners share their respective knowledge and insights into the learning process. The book stresses that a learner-centred approach cannot therefore be made synonymous with any one set of teachings procedures: it will assume different forms in response to the individual and cultural identities of the learners involved and the settings in which learning takes place.
Offers realistic and practical suggestions to teachers for implementing principles of learner centredness.
Will appeal particularly to those working with adults in EAP contexts.
Potential as adoptable text on MA/Diploma ELT courses.