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Module Reading List

Language Learning Technology and Materials, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Huahui Zhao
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core reading

General works on language and new technology

Barton, D. and C. Lee (2013) Language Online : Investigating Digital Texts and Practices London: Routledge.

Crystal, D. (2011) Internet linguistics : a student guide London: Routledge.

Danet, B. and S. C. Herring (2007) The multilingual internet : language, culture, and communication online. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dudeney, G., N. Hockly, and M. Pegrum (2013) Digital literacies : research and resources in language teaching. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Myers, G. (2011) Discourse of blogs and wikis. London: Continuum.

Seargeant, P. & C. Tagg (eds.) (2014) The language of social media : identity and community on the Internet ISBN: 9781137029300. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Thurlow, C and K. Mroczek (eds) (2011) Digital discourse : language in the new media. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Teaching language with new technology

Dudeney, G. and N. Hockly (2007) How to teach English with technology. London: Pearson Longman.

Gee, J. P. and E. R. Hayes (2011) Language and learning in the digital age. London: Routledge.

Stanley, G. (2013) Language learning with technology : ideas for integrating technology in the language classroom. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Walker, A. and G. White (2013) Technology enhanced language learning : connecting theory and practice Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Research into language teaching with technology

Kern, R. and M. Warschauer (2001) ‘Theory and practice of network-based language teaching.’ In M. Warschauer and R. Kern (eds) Network-based language teaching : concepts and practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Thomas, M., H. Reinders and M. Warschauer ( Eds ) (2013) Contemporary computer-assisted language learning London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Theories and approaches to language teaching and materials

Cook, G. (2003) Applied linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gray, J. (ed.) (2013) Critical perspectives on language teaching materials. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Hall, G. (2011) Exploring English language teaching : language in action London: Routledge.

Harmer, J. (2007) The practice of English language teaching (fourth edition). Harlow: Longman.

Harmer, J. (2007) How to teach English (second edition). Harlow: Longman.

Hedge, T. (2000) Teaching and learning in the language classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lightbown, P. and N. Spada (2006) How languages are learned (third edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McDonough, J and C. Shaw (2003) Materials and methods in ELT : a teacher's guide. Oxford: Blackwell.

McGrath, I. (2002) Materials evaluation and design for language teaching. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Mishan, F. and I. Timmis (2015) Materials development for TESOL. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Mitchell, R., F. Myles and E. Marsden (2013) Second language learning theories. London: Routledge.

Nunan, D. (1989) Designing tasks for the communicative classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Richards, J. C. and T. Rodgers (2001) Approaches and methods in language teaching (second edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tomlinson, B. (ed.) (2011) Materials development in language teaching (second edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scrivener, J. (2005) Learning Teaching: A Guidebook for English Language Teachers (2nd edition). London: Macmillan ELT.

Simpson, J. (ed.) (2011) The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics. London: Routledge (Chapters by Thornbury, Kern, Larsen-Freeman)

Willis, D. & J. Willis (2007) Doing task-based teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Useful journals

British Journal of Educational Technology. ISSN: 0007-1013

Computer assisted language learning

Computers and education. ISSN: 0360-1315

ELT journal (via library catalogue)

Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1083-6101

Journal of Educational Technology & Society - Available online:

Language Learning & Technology from

New media and society. ISSN: 1461-4448

ReCALL (via library catalogue)

System. ISSN: 0346-251x

TESL-EJ [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1072-4303

(Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney have written a number of short and useful papers in the NATECLA News newsletter, available online at )

This list was last updated on 05/12/2017