[Edling] Text Book Ideas for Differentiated Instruction in Language Teaching

Horwitz, Elaine K horwitz at austin.utexas.edu
Mon May 18 16:34:48 UTC 2015

Hi Francis,

May I recommend my book Becoming a Language Teacher (Pearson).  (I believe) it gives a good introduction to language teaching with a focus on learner characteristics. It starts with a chapter on individual differences in language language learning and gives suggestions throughout for providing for the needs of individual learners when planning language instruction/classes.

(Horwitz, 2013)

Best regards,

Elaine K. Horwitz
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway Stop D6500
George Sanchez Building Suite 528
Austin, Texas 78712-1293
On May 14, 2015, at 3:15 AM, Francis Hult <Francis.Hult at englund.lu.se<mailto:Francis.Hult at englund.lu.se>> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I will be teaching a post-baccalaureate teacher training course for pre-service modern language teachers this fall.  I would like to include a textbook on differentiated instruction that focuses particularly on language learning.  My teacher candidates will be working mainly in middles grades and high school and across a wide range of languages (especially Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Swedish [as a second language]).

I wonder if anyone has suggestions for good textbooks.  I found one that seems to be on target:

If anyone has used it, how have your students found it?  Does anyone have suggestions for other useful textbooks on this topic?


Francis M. Hult, PhD
Associate Professor
Centre for Languages and Literature
Lund University

Web: http://www.sol.lu.se/en/sol/staff/FrancisHult/

Editor, Educational Linguistics book series

Co-editor, Contributions to the Sociology of Language book series
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