This informative and insightful book situates second language teaching in a historical context. It chronicles the many influences and developments that have helped shape the language teaching profession today. Thought-provoking chapters, tracing the origins and evolution of language teaching, lead readers to consider their own views and values concerning their work. With its interdisciplinary perspective, this extraordinary book lays a foundation on which teachers can construct their own philosophy of teaching.
interdisciplinary perspectives on the development of the language teaching profession
situates second language teaching in a historical context