This page contains links to other sites relevant or related to the history of ELT or ELT-related applied linguistics (any suggestions for further links are welcome, to R.C.Smith@warwick.ac.uk please!).
Background to the Threshold series by John Trim, 2005.
Cardinal Vowels (Linguaphone, 1956), recorded by Daniel Jones (1881-1967)
The Catford Tapes: Professor Catford’s Life in Linguistics: A series of eight one-hour lectures given by Ian Catford in early 1985, on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Michigan Linguistics Department.
Communicative Language Teaching: What We Have Gained (And What We Might Have Lost) - A Conversation Between Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury
Looking back: Reflections on a career in applied linguistics by Jack C. Richards. '[W]ritten at the request of Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, (Beijing, China) to be included in an anthology of Jack Richards’ works' [Selected Works of Jack C. Richards on Applied Linguistics, 2010].
Hornby, A.S. [interview with Christina Ruse]. 1974. Hornby on Hornby. Tokyo: Oxford University Press (Oxford University Press website).
The History of English Teaching in England: Various documents brought together by Dick Hudson.
UCL Phonetics collection (in British Library Sound Archive)
The Berlitz Story (according to Berlitz International)
The Development of and Issues in Applied Linguistics ('podcast' based on personal experience by Keith Johnson for TESOLacademic.org)
The Evolution of the Language Laboratory (graphic)
Finotti, I. 2008. Lambert Sauveur à l'ombre de Maximilian Berlitz: Les débuts de la méthode directe aux États-Unis. Bologna: Cooperativa Libraria Universitaria Editrice Bologna. Online: http://amsacta.cib.unibo.it/2739/1/Finotti_Quaderno_7.pdf
Language testing: Looking back and looking forward (British Council lecture by Barry O'Sullivan)
Notes on the History of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, 1967-1997 (by Rosamond Mitchell)
History of BALEAP (work in progress, Andy Gillett)
The History of Computer Assisted Language Learning Web Exhibition (by Philippe Delcloque)
The History of EUROCALL (by Graham Davies)
The Origins of ELT Journal (by Richard Smith)
Puren, C. 1988. Histoire des Méthodologies de l’enseignement des langues. Paris: Nathan - Clé International. Online: http://www.christianpuren.com/mes-travaux-liste-et-liens/1988a/
The rise of ELT [a history of language school chains] (by Amy Baker)
A Short History of ELT: Talk by Richard Smith in the British Council Seminar Series, 26 June 2012.
Streamline English (by Peter Viney)
TESOL's History (by James Alatis)
30 years of TEFL/TESL: A personal reflection (by Jack C. Richards). Published in RELC Journal, Vol 33, 2, 2002, pp.1-36.
David Brazil (1925-1995) (by Richard Cauldwell) [link currently broken]
Daniel Jones (1881-1967) (UCL website)
See also the various Short Biographies within this Warwick ELT Archive website
SIHFLES (Société internationale pour l'histoire du français langue étrangère ou seconde)
APHELLE (Associação Portuguesa para a História do Ensino das Línguas e Literaturas Extranjeras)
CIRSIL (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Storia degli Insegnamenti Linguistici)
PHG (Peeter Heynsgenootschap)
SEHEL (Sociedad Española para la Historia de las Enseñanzas Lingüísticas)
The Henry Sweet Society Bulletin (back issues)
The John Trim Collection (at ECML, Graz)
Links previously here, currently broken (to be repaired):
English Teaching Theatre Archive
Hunter Education Commission Report, 1884, and exerpts from Indian Education (La Trobe University Digital Colonial Documents)
Frank Bell: A mission born from belief (Bell Educational Trust website)