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Conversation

Conversation Author Scott Thornbury
ISBN-10 9780521814263
Release 2006-10-26
Pages 364
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This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its implications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition of conversation it provides the reader with a systematic description of conversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar, discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of the development of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. It then describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures and techniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integrated approach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practical classroom applications.



The Language Teaching Matrix

The Language Teaching Matrix Author Jack C. Richards
ISBN-10 0521387949
Release 1990-02-23
Pages 185
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Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.



English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes Author R. R. Jordan
ISBN-10 9780521556187
Release 1997-02-13
Pages 404
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English for Academic Purposes provides a comprehensive overview of the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for teachers. It not only looks at study skills, but also at other central concerns of EAP, such as needs analysis, syllabus and course design, methodology and materials, learning styles, tests and exams, and academic style and genre analysis. In addition to general EAP, the author also considers subject-specific language and the production of teaching materials. Throughout, the author adopts a user-friendly approach in which theoretical considerations are balanced with practical experience. Issues are discussed and illustrated, but readers are also encouraged to form their own opinions by means of stimulating introspect and discuss sections at the end of each chapter.



Materials Development in Language Teaching

Materials Development in Language Teaching Author Brian Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781107376595
Release 2011-04-07
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Materials Development in Language Teaching aims to help readers apply current theoretical principles and research findings to the practical realities of developing and exploiting classroom materials. The authors also suggest new ideas and directions in materials development, which readers can pursue for themselves. This book is accessible to readers with little previous experience in the field, and is essential reading for all those involved in developing materials for language teaching. In the second edition of this highly popular title, each chapter has been comprehensively revised and updated to take into account both recent research and the significant technological developments since the first edition was published in 1998. Two new chapters have been added to assess the potential of electronic media for materials development. These chapters include an overview of the technologies available, as well as individual case studies and activities.



Teaching Speaking

Teaching Speaking Author Christine C. M. Goh
ISBN-10 9781107011236
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 301
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"Drawing on wide-ranging literature from a variety of relevant disciplines, as well as their own extensive experience in teaching spoken English, the authors give a fascinating, comprehensive, and insightful account of the nature of second language speaking skills. The research and theory they survey then serves as the basis for the principles, strategies, and procedures they propose for the teaching of spoken English. This book will, therefore, provide an invaluable resource for teachers, teachers in training, and researchers, providing both a state-of-the-art survey of the field as well as a source of practical ideas for those involved in planning, teaching, and evaluating courses and materials for the teaching of spoken English"--



The Roles of Language in CLIL

The Roles of Language in CLIL Author Ana Llinares
ISBN-10 9780521150071
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 354
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An examination of how language functions in CLIL, based on a corpus of classroom interactions. Drawing on their wide experience as CLIL educators and researchers, the authors explore data collected in real CLIL classrooms from two interrelated perspectives: the CLIL classroom as an interactional context for developing language and content, and the genres and registers through which the meanings of the different academic subjects are enacted. From the analysis of this corpus of data, the authors provide a rich description of how CLIL students' language works and may be expected to develop. Also available separately as a paperback.



Meaningful Action

Meaningful Action Author Jane Arnold
ISBN-10 9781107610439
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 342
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This work explores the importance of meaningful action for language teaching and learning, paying tribute to the enduring influence of Earl Stevick. With contributions from 19 ELT authors and influential academics, Meaningful Action draws upon and acknowledges the huge influence of Earl Stevick on language teaching. Stevick's work on 'meaningful action' explored how learners can engage with activities that appeal to sensory and cognitive processes, ensuring that meaning is constructed by the learner's internal characteristics, and by their relationship with other learners and the teacher. This edited volume focuses on meaningful action in three domains: learner internal factors and relationships between the people involved in the learning process; classroom activity; and diverse frameworks supporting language learning.



Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers Author Michael McCarthy
ISBN-10 9780521367462
Release 1991-05-02
Pages 213
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Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching gives a practical introduction to the field of discourse analysis and its relevance for language teaching. It begins by answering the question 'What is discourse analysis?' and examines how discourse analysts approach spoken and written language. Different models of analysis are outlined and evaluated in terms of their usefulness to language teachers. This is followed by chapters on discourse-oriented approaches to grammar, vocabulary and phonology. The final section looks at spoken and written language in the light of native-speaker and learner data and considers examples of teaching approaches. Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching has a very practical orientation, and the text is interspersed with reader activities with guidance on appropriate responses at the end.



From Corpus to Classroom

From Corpus to Classroom Author Anne O'Keeffe
ISBN-10 9780521851466
Release 2007-05-03
Pages 315
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This book summarises and makes accessible recent work in corpus research, focusing on spoken data and on the place of lexis in grammar and discourse.



Testing for Language Teachers

Testing for Language Teachers Author Arthur Hughes
ISBN-10 0521272602
Release 1989-11-02
Pages 176
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The main objective of this text is to assist language teachers in writing better tests. The author defines a good test as one that contains validity, reliability, practicality and a positive reaction. Hughes offers practical and realistic guidance on how to create a good test. The author pays special attention to the effect of testing on teaching - a test should not only be reliable and valid but should also have a positive effect on teaching. Chapters on the testing of writing, oral ability, reading, listening, grammar and vocabulary, and test administration are included. Also included are testing techniques that have been proven to be useful for teachers, and statistics that enable teachers to interpret test results. Reader activities can be found at the end of each chapter.



Conversation Analysis and Second Language Pedagogy

Conversation Analysis and Second Language Pedagogy Author Jean Wong
ISBN-10 9781136975837
Release 2010-06-11
Pages 304
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Conversation and speaking skills are the key building blocks for much of language learning. This text increases teachers’ awareness about spoken language and suggests ways of applying that knowledge to teaching second-language interaction skills based on insights from Conversation Analysis (CA). Conversation Analysis and Second Language Pedagogy: reviews key CA concepts and findings directly connects findings from CA with second language pedagogy presents a model of interactional practices grounded in CA concepts includes numerous transcripts of actual talk invites readers to complete a variety of tasks to solidify and extend their understandings features a useful collection of practical teaching activities. The time is ripe for a book that blends conversation analysis and applied linguistics. This text takes that important step, extending the reaches of these once separate academic fields. Assuming neither background knowledge of conversation analysis nor its connection to second language teaching, it is designed for courses in TESOL and applied linguistics and as a resource for experienced teachers, material developers, and language assessment specialists seeking to update their knowledge and hone their craft.



About language tasks for teachers of English

About language   tasks for teachers of English Author Scott Thornbury
ISBN-10 3125332036
Release 1997
Pages 269
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Teachers of English need not only to have a good productive command of the language; they also need to know a good deal about the way the language works. This book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system. The book consists of 28 units, each containing around ten tasks, plus a diagnostic introductory unit. Units start at phoneme level and progress through words, phrases and sentences on to complete texts. Task-types include recognition, categorisation, matching, explanation, and application tasks. Throughout the book, the language is illustrated wherever possible from authentic sources, so that the teacher can be sure that the English being studied represents current usage.



Task Based Language Teaching

Task Based Language Teaching Author David Nunan
ISBN-10 9780521840170
Release 2004-12-09
Pages 222
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While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.



Information Literacy and Writing Studies in Conversation

Information Literacy and Writing Studies in Conversation Author Andrea Baer
ISBN-10 1634000218
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 202
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This book is intended to help widen and deepen the conversations between librarians and composition instructors.



Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching Author Jack C. Richards
ISBN-10 9781107675964
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 419
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This third edition of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching is an extensive revision of the popular and accessible text. Like previous editions, this book surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching such as Grammar Translation, Audiolingualism, Communicative Language Teaching, and the Natural Approach. It examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. In addition, this third edition includes content on the teaching and learning environment, with chapters on learners and methods, teachers and methods, plus approaches, methods and the curriculum. Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this third edition is a comprehensive survey and analysis of teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind these methods and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching.



Practice in Second Language Learning

Practice in Second Language Learning Author Christian Jones
ISBN-10 9781107131224
Release 2018-03-15
Pages 283
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Practice researched from different perspectives in a variety of contexts and second languages with implications for teaching and research.



The CELTA Course Trainee Book

The CELTA Course Trainee Book Author Scott Thornbury
ISBN-10 0521692067
Release 2007-08-10
Pages 216
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The CELTA Course is the only CELTA preparation course endorsed by Cambridge ESOL. It provides full coverage of the CELTA syllabus in a ready-to-use course. The CELTA Course is divided into user-friendly sections: * Input sessions (40 units on 'The learners and their contexts', 'Classroom teaching', 'Language awareness', and 'Professional development') * Teaching practice * Classroom observation * Written assignments and tutorials * 'Resource file' The Trainee Book includes a range of material to be used in input sessions, helpful advice about the course, and a wealth of useful reference material. The Trainer's Manual includes suggestions on how to best use the material with trainees, as well as help and advice on how to prepare trainees for teaching practice, lesson observations, written assessment and tutorials.