A selection of Michael Swan's best known published articles on the
theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language.
Contains eighteen academic and pedagogical articles and seven
satirical pieces. Brings Michael Swan's best known and most widely
cited articles together in a single book for the first time. This
creates a unique and valuable resource both for people already
familiar with these articles and for those discovering them through
this collection. Articles were all originally published in leading
journals such as Applied Linguistics and the English Language
Teaching Journal All articles are published in their original form,
but each one has an introduction by the author written specifically
for this book, giving readers a historical and personal perspective
on the topics discussed. Suitable for a wide audience, including
teacher trainers, practising and trainee teachers, as well as
academics and researchers.