English Language Teaching (ELT), especially English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), has been witnessing unprecedented changes in curriculum, teaching methodology, and the application of learning theories. This has created a demand for teachers who can teach English to learners of varied cultural, socio-economic and psychological backgrounds. The book, in its second edition, continues to discuss the modern trends, innovations, as well as the difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning ESL in a non-native context. The book, with contributions from many experts (each one specializing in a particular field) from countries such as UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan, provides new methods, strategies and application-oriented solutions to overcome the problems in a practical way. The book deals with all topics pertinent to English as a Second Language or English for the non-native speakers, and these are further reinforced by a large number of examples and quotations from different sources. The new edition comes along with thoroughly improvised chapters on Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Development (Chapter 13) and Mass Media, Language Attitudes and Language Interaction Phenomena (Chapter 23): to provide an insight on the innovative approaches in Teacher training and in classrooms, and new approaches and changing language dimensions in the world of media, and in general. What distinguishes the text is its focus on modern innovations and use of technology in ELT/CLT (Communicative Language Teaching). Postgraduate Students of English, teachers, teacher-trainees (B.Ed./M.A. Education/M.Ed.), and teacher-educators who are concerned with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) should find this book immensely helpful.a
Publisher: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Category: English language
Introduction to reading. How reading comprehension works -- Building an effective reading curriculum: guiding principles -- Reading: instructional activities and assessment options -- Introduction to writing. Writing in a second language -- Building a writing curriculum and developing strategic writers -- Writing: instructional activities, feedback, and assessment options -- Introduction to listening. How listening comprehension works -- Building a listening curriculum -- Listening: instructional activities and assessment options -- Introduction to speaking. What's so special about speaking? -- Building an effective speaking curriculum: guiding principles -- Speaking: instructional activities and assessment options -- Language skill development and eap: a reflection on seven key themes
An introductory textbook that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics or second language acquisition, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations, methods and practices of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for pre-service teachers. Lennon covers the theoretical bases for TEFL and addresses second language-acquisition research, past and present EFL teaching methodology, as well as psychological and social approaches to individual language-learner variation. Further chapters provide extensive yet accessible coverage on essential foundational topics, including chapters on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, literature and testing. Offering a sociocultural approach in which the teacher is seen as a facilitator and supporter of students’ self-directed learning, this text provides the prospective teacher with the knowledge and skills to be an effective educator in the EFL classroom. The targeted EFL focus makes this book ideal for pre-service teachers and for teacher training programmes around the world. Each chapter includes a Food for Thought section with questions for reflection and a Further Reading list.
A complete beginner's course in German which covers the reqirements of syllabuses in GCSE examinations and the ordinary grade of the Scottish Certificate of Education. It is also suitable for the elementary and intermediate grades of the RSA, and gives the basic grammar required for A level and higher grades of the RSA and similar examinations.
`Extremely comprehensive and well written in terms of style – accessible to the reader, but intelligent and expressing some fairly subtle concepts. Would that more ELT practitioners could do the same!... Certainly a good read for those thinking about and also those engaged in initial training – or even post initial training stage' - Jenny Pugsley, Head of TESOL, Trinity College London 'It’s essential reading whether you are simply curious about what is involved in training in ELT, need advice on choosing the right course, have already enrolled and want to make the most of your course, or are a new teacher just starting out. It’s a book I wish I’d had when I was starting out in my ELT career, and that I wish had been available to many of the course participants I have tutored' - Lyn Strutt, ELT author and Chair of the British Council Families Association Each year, thousands of people all over the world take one of the hundreds of available short pre-service courses that lead to the award of a certificate in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Caroline Brandt's book is an invaluable guide to anyone thinking of enrolling on one of these courses. With a clear and concise structure that follows your general interest in TESOL right through to the intricacies of the course itself, it can be used from initial research stages to final qualifications, and beyond. Brandt's decades of experience in this field across the globe shine through. Chapters include: -introducing English Language Teaching -becoming qualified -knowing your certificate course -getting started -learning -working together -being qualified. Throughout the book there are snapshots of students' experiences in their own words, and summaries of key points for you to take with you - whether into the next stage of learning or the next day's teaching. The chapters are stand alone resources as well as the building blocks to becoming a fully-qualified English Language teacher. The book is supported by a companion website, which provides quizzes to test understanding of each chapter, lesson plan proformas, a full glossary and annotated website links.
Teaching English as a Second Language is written specifically for the needs of teacher education students, and offers practical guidance to encourage quality teaching of children whose first language is other than English. It provides early childhood and primary teachers in training with an overview of the learning theories relevant to TESOL and ESL teaching practice.