Published online by Cambridge University Press: 22 April 2020
Teachers have always been among the main stakeholders in language education. A review of the fads and fashions and the rise and fall of language teaching methods testifies to the varied roles assigned to language teachers. In the heyday of the methods era, ranging from the audiolingual method to Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), teachers constantly received attention depending on how teacher roles were defined in each method. These roles are well presented in two seminal volumes by Richards and Rodgers (2001) and Larsen-Freeman (2000).