A History of English Language Teaching (2nd ed). A.
Widdowson). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp.
xix + 417. £19.20 paper.
This volume, a record of the teaching of English to speakers of other
languages from the Renaissance to the present day, starts in 1400, when
English was a minority language spoken by a population of no more than 3
million people. The book describes the process of making the language
teachable and documents the developments in language teaching theory and
practice that led to the emergence of English language teaching (ELT) as
an autonomous profession.