Preface: Teacher's Foreword. Chapter 1: Background to second language acquisition research and language teaching. Chapter 2: Learning and teaching different types of grammar. Chapter 3: Learning and teaching vocabulary. Chapter 4: Acquiring and teaching pronunciation. Chapter 5: Acquiring and teaching a new writing system. Chapter 6: Strategies for communicating and learning. Chapter 7: Individual differences in L2 users and L2 learners. Chapter 8: The L2 user and the native speaker. Chapter 9: The goals of language teaching. Chapter 10: General models of L2 learning. Chapter 11: Second language learning and language teaching styles. Coursebooks mentioned. References.
Vivian Cook is an emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University. His main current interests are how people learn second languages and how writing works in different languages, particularly in street signs. He is a founder of the European Second Language Association and co-founder and co-editor of the journal Writing System Research.