The following are all well worth reading: Carter and Nunan (eds) (2001) The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CUP) Larsen Freeman (2000) Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (OUP) Lightbown & Spada (2006) How Languages are Learned revised edition (OUP)
Further recommended pre-course reading The following you might dip into before the course. Harmer (2004) How to Teach Writing (OUP) Hughes, Arthur (2002) Testing for Language Teachers 2nd edition (CUP)
Lewis (1997) Implementing the Lexical Approach (LTP) Thornbury (2000) How to Teach Grammar (Longman) Thornbury (2002) How to Teach Vocabulary (Longman) Thornbury (2005) How to Teach Speaking (Longman)
Thornbury (2005) Beyond the Sentence (Macmillan Heinemann) Willis (1996) A Framework for Task-Based Learning (Longman) White, Goodith (1998) Listening (OUP)
You will also find that you will be referring to these for your assignments. It will be particularly advantageous to do as much as reading before the course begins as possible.
All of the above are available to you in the IH Madrid library
It will be particularly advantageous to do as much as reading before the course begins as possible.
Essential reading Books you are recommended to buy, read cover-to-cover, and bring with you:
Jeremy Harmer (2001) The Practice of English Language Teaching 3rd edition (Longman)
Scott Thornbury (1997) About Language (CUP)