TESL-EJ publishes academic titles in electronic format. Our books are copyrighted and registered with the U.S. Library of Congress.
If you have an idea for a book, please refer to the guidelines at the bottom of this page.
An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods – Design and Data.
Dale T. Griffee. Edited by M.E. Sokolik (213 Pgs, PDF only)
Excerpt from Part One:
My Approach to Research
My approach to research is that we should not concentrate on doing things to the point that we forget that doing is ultimately based on knowing. Always thinking about doing at the expense of knowing blinds us to the relationship between what we know (our theory) and what we do (our practice). Teachers usually get it half right and half wrong. We get it that knowing without doing is pointless, but we don’t always get it that doing without knowing is blind.
Reflective Writing: A Way to Lifelong Teacher Learning.
Edited by Jill Burton, Phil Quirke, Carla L. Reichmann, and Joy Kreeft Peyton (188 Pgs, PDF only)
Excerpt from Chapter 1:
Writing Leads to Community
We never see one another and we never speak directly, yet through the writing our intimacy is complete. (Duncker, 1996, p. 74)
Reflective writing about teaching is a way of inviting others into our classrooms to see what is going on there and to think about the ramifications of certain problems and successes. Teaching can be an isolated and isolating experience. Reflective writing about teaching is a way of expanding our world beyond the individual classroom. (Burton, 2007, Response #50)
Polyglot: How I Learn Languages, Second Edition
Kató Lomb. Translated by Ádám Szegi and Kornelia DeKorne (215 Pgs, PDF only)
Excerpt from Chapter 1:
What Is Language?
There may be no other word in the world that has as many connotations as this noun does with its few letters. For an anatomist, it will recall the set of muscle fibers divided into root, body, blade, and tip. A gourmet will think of tasty morsels in stewed, pickled, and smoked forms on the menu. A theologian will surely be reminded of the day of red Pentecost. A writer will think of a tool that dare not rival Nature, and a poet will imagine a musical instrument. And if spoken by a poet of genius? “You won’t remain with empty hands under the empty sky” (Antal Szerb).
Archived first edition found here: Polyglot: How I Learn Languages, First Edition
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- A sample chapter
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