English Language Usage and ELT surveys the major approaches and methods in language usage and teaching. It surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching, such as grammar translation, audiolingualism, communicative language teaching, and the natural approach. The text examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. In addition to the approaches and methods covered, this book also includes new chapters on topics such as whole language, Major Theoretical terms, Semantics and semiotics, multiple intelligences, competency-based language teaching, cooperative language learning, content-based instruction, task-based language teaching, and the Post-Methods Era. Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this book is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the major and minor teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind English Language usage and teaching and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers and students to explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.