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ESL Books Guide


There are ESL books in two categories on this page.

Teacher Theory and Practice - These are the books that take you through both the basics and advanced methodologies of ESL teaching, giving you advice and suggestion along the way right from setting aims, planning lessons and executing successful language and curriculum goals.

ESL Theory Books - These books will take you through key aspects of ESL theory such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, universal grammar and more. These are the books that will help you to understand what is going on inside your students' head - and why.

Teacher Theory and Practice

How To Teach English (with DVD) - Jeremy Harmer | See in UK

Tools and Tips for Using ELT Materials: A Guide for Teachers - Ruth Epstein | See in UK

Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language: A Teacher Self-Development and Methodology Guide - Jerry G. Gebhard | See in UK

The Self-Directed Teacher: Managing the Learning Process - David Nunan | See in UK

The Practice of English Language Teaching with DVD - Jeremy Harmer | See in UK

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners - A. Herrell | See in UK

Teaching English As a Foreign or Second Language - Jerry G. Gebhard | See in UK

English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work - Ellen Kottler | See in UK

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language - Marianne Celce-Murcia | See in UK

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching - Diane Larsen-Freeman & Marti Anderson | See in UK

Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy - H. Douglas Brown | See in UK

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching - Jack C. Richards & Theodore S. Rodgers | See in UK

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ESL Theory Books

The Language Instinct - Steven Pinker | See in UK

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics - Ronald Wardhaugh | See in UK

English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination - Rosina Lippi-Green | See in UK

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis - James Paul Gee | See in UK

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics - Janet Holmes | See in UK

Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics (Oxford Library of Psychology) - Gareth Gaskell | See in UK

Psycholinguistics 101 - H. Wind Cowles | See in UK

Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics | See in UK

Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar - David E. Freeman | See in UK

The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language - John McWhorter | See in UK

The Study Of Language - George Yule | See in UK

Language: Its Structure and Use, Fifth Edition - Eward Finegan | See in UK

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Fundamentals of Psycholinguistics - Eva M. Fernández | See in UK

Patterns In The Mind: Language And Human Nature - Ray Jackendoff | See in UK

Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology - Zdenek Salzmann | See in UK