Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching is a useful book to help teachers understand a variety of TEFL teaching methods.
The text reads more like a history of language teaching rather than a practical guide that can used in the classroom. It’s a book that would suit more experienced teachers or those doing a higher qualification such as the DELTA or an MA in Linguistics. It is a helpful guide to understanding the different ways you can approach learners with the same material.
The book serves as a critique to the various language teaching methods around the world. Methods such as grammar translation and communicative language teaching are surveyed in the text. There is also a section on multiple intelligences. This chapter explains the theory of different intelligences and how a teacher can make their lessons appeal to each one.