Contents: Fundamentals: Language, Text and Context. The Larger Context - Definitions and Distinctions: Proficient Users and Language Corpora. Genuineness. Genuine and Non-genuine Texts. Authenticity and Authentication. Authentic Tasks and Activities. Authenticity and Motivation. Integral Language Orientations - Practical Applications: Spoken Language. Written Language. Visual Language - Implications: Issues and Conclusions. Bibliography.
The Author: Stuart Amor was born in Cheltenham, attended schools in what is now Greater Manchester and studied Modern Languages at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has worked as an editor, translator and language teacher in Vienna, Prague, Zurich and Stuttgart, contributing on a freelance basis to a large number of EFL projects. He is the author of English-language teachingmaterials, articles on language teaching and essays on children's literature.