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Warwick ELT Archive: Hall of Fame

These pages contain biographical and bibliographical information, and some archival material, relating to selected figures in the development of ELT / the teaching of English as a foreign language (c. 1880 - c. 1980). See the links on the right for pages constructed so far. This represents a kind of 'canonical' selection of methodologists, based on largely UK-focused research into the development of a particular European Reform Movement influenced British tradition in English language teaching (including Howatt with Widdowson 2004, Howatt and Smith 2002; Smith 2003, 2005). The selection would be different for different worldwide historical contexts; the absence of women shows the extent to which writing textbooks and books on methodology was largely dominated by men in the period up to 1980.