Now in its third edition, this comprehensive, best-selling methodology resource gives both experienced and prospective ESL/EFL teachers the theoretical background and practical applications they need to decide which methods, materials, and resources can and should be used in their classrooms. New, personal contributions from 40 acknowledged specialists offer a variety of perspectives on teaching and learning. Eight new chapters include Computers in Language Teaching, Syllabus Design, Cognitive Approaches to Grammar Instruction, Styles and Strategies of Language Learners, Building Awareness and Practical Skills to Facilitate Cross-cultural Communication, and more. With a focus on the learner and attention to the socio-cultural influences on language learning, "The Apple Book" covers methodology, language skills, integrated approaches, learner variables, and teacher development. Each chapter lists useful references and Web sites for additional information on the topics. Ideal for classroom or personal use, this text also includes discussion questions and activities, methods, materials, and resources for extra information.