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Practical English Language Teaching Series

David Nunan, Editor The Practical English Language Teaching Series offers a thorough yet practical overview of language teaching strategies and methodology for newer teachers seeking background and guidance and for experienced professionals looking for refreshing new ideas. Ideal for classroom study or personal use, the series is written by leading teacher trainers and authors of successful student textbooks. Each contributor addresses key teaching challenges in their area of expertise. Practical English Language Teaching is divided into three sections: Exploring Skills, Exploring Language, and Supporting the Learning Process.

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World-class specialists like Neil Anderson, Kathleen M. Bailey, Mary Ann Christison, and David Nunan offer a variety of perspectives on language teaching and the learning process. Critical areas of content language teaching are comprehensively addressed with a specific focus on practical techniques, strategies, and tips. Reflection questions invite readers to think about critical issues in language teaching while Action Tasks outline strategies for putting new techniques into practice. Thoughtful suggestions for books, articles, and Web sites offer resources for additional, up-to-date information. Expansive glossary offers short and straightforward definitions of core language teaching terms.

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Neil Anderson Kathleen M. Bailey Ken Beatty Phil Benson Geoff Brindley Donna Brinton Mary Ann Christison Kathleen Graves Marc Helgesen Michael McCarthy John Murphy Paul Nation Maggie Sokolik Steve Walsh

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Practical English Language Teaching

Speaking
Kathleen M. Bailey

Grammar
David Nunan

Listening
Mark Helgesen and Steven Brown

Young Learners
Caroline T. Linse

Reading
Neil J Anderson Each title in this series is designed as a special interest core text for teacher training courses offering numerous tips and techniques in the areas of teaching listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and young learners. Each title in the series offers vital background information and a wealth of helpful teaching strategies and techniques.

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A clear orientation to the teaching of the main topic including an historical overview and an introduction to major approaches and analyses that have informed pedagogy. A detailed treatment of the teaching at different levels, providing practical techniques for teaching and assessment. Reflection questions inviting readers to think about critical issues. Action activities requiring readers to apply the ideas, principles and techniques to their own situation. Numerous practical illustrations from a wide range of coursebooks and extracts from authentic classroom interactions.

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Practical English Language Teaching: Young Learners focuses on the teaching of English to children who are between five and twelve years of age. u Overview of child development and ways to learn about childrens development and interests. u Differences between language teaching and learning as it relates to children. u Information on how to effectively work with parents of young learners even when the parents do not speak English. u A key issues chapter which provides suggestions for dealing with classroom management, special educational needs, technology, and tutoring professional organizations. u Charts and checklists of useful information for the young learner teacher.

PRACTICAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (PELT) Methodology 9780071234627 PRACTICAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING SERIES Young Learners Reading Grammar Listening with Audio CD Speaking 9780071257275 9780071280938 9780071247498 9780073283166 9780071247504

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Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings


The four books in this series were written to inspire and support all Chinese English-language educators. They combine the best of traditional Chinese teaching with the Ministry of Educations call for new and creative approaches to instruction.

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Learner and teacher performance standards developed specifically for this series. Stories that show how standards for learning and teaching may be woven into actual classroom experience in China. Lesson outlines and graphic organizers. Glossary of useful teaching techniques for Chinese teachers of school-age learners. Reflection and action worksheets for putting techniques into practice.

These features offer Chinese teachers, administrators, and supervisors a dynamic approach to good teaching.

The complete series includes:


Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings u Primary Level, Grades 3-6 u Junior Level, Grades 7-9 u Senior Level, Grades 10-12 Portfolio-Based Professional Development and Appraisal u Teachers Handbook
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Background of China English as a Foreign Language Standards (CEFLS) Project CEFLS was a 30-month standards-development, materials writing, and teacher education project. Three organizations collaborated on this project: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States; The McGraw-Hill Companies, with headquarters in New York City, New York, in the United States; and National Foreign Language Teaching and Research Association (NFLTRA), with headquarters in Beijing, China.

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INTEGRATING EFL STANDARDS INTO CHINESE Primary Level Junior Level Senior Level Teachers Handbook 9780071255721 9780071255714 9780071255738 9780071257145

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NIE English Language and Literature Series


All the titles in the series are written by experienced teachers/lecturers and teacher-educators with the aim of providing advice on methodology and approaches to language and literature pedagogy. Some of the books show how the teaching of old staples in our English classrooms, such as phonics, grammar and the writing of various genres, can be carried out in more empowering ways; others suggest ways of fundamentally redesigning, in this age of multimedia, multimodality as well as interdisciplinarity, what teaching English is all about. Although the books in the series are written in an accessible, non-academic style, at the same time they draw on up-todate research and viable prototypes in order to offer guidance to practising teachers about pedagogical approaches that have been shown to be effective. This series hopes to provide teachers and student-teachers with new ways of looking at the important work that English teachers do, and inspire them to probe beyond received wisdoms in teaching their subject.

English Grammar FAQs


100 Questions Teachers and Students Frequently Ask
Leong Ping Alvin and Ludwig Tan

This book is a compilation of 100 questions frequently asked of (and by) teachers. It offers direct answers to the whys and wherefores of various structures and expressions. Such questions, though regularly encountered, are not always easily answered, and many grammar books do not address them. This book fills the gap by providing clear answers and solutions to common problems, enabling teachers and students to use the language with greater confidence.

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Questions are genuine questions repeatedly encountered in the English language classroom, questions that baffle even experienced teachers. Answers are clearly worded and illustrated with relevant examples.

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Task Design, Implementation and Assessment


Integrating Information and Communication Technology in English Language Teaching and Learning
Phillip Towndrow

This book is a survival guide in using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) effectively. The approach adopted seeks to understand the complex ecology of language learning contexts with ICT by describing and dealing with issues that teachers face in their daily work. A customisable framework for action is presented where priority is given to the crucial role teachers play in making decisions about the design, implementation and assessment of learning experiences.

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Focuses on task design of English lessons that uses ICT, the implementation of these tasks and their subsequent assessment. Helps English language teachers and student-teachers to make better decisions about the above in their classrooms so that students can reap maximum benefits from learning with ICT.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR FAQS Text 9780071266123 TASK DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION & ASSESSMENT Text 9780071261838

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Phonics and Beginning Reading


A Practical Guide for Teachers in Southeast Asia
Sally Ann Jones and David Deterding

Phonics and Beginning Reading offers an overview of phonics within the context of theories of reading. It shows how phonics can be an exceptionally valuable tool in helping children learn to read as part of a balanced reading programme. In addition to providing a mapping between the letters of English and how they are pronounced using standard Internatiional Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols, the book shows how these rules for symbol-sound correspondences can be utilised by children as they develop skills in the decoding of texts. Practical suggestions for the classroom are also given. Furthermore, the book discusses issues that arise when phonics is adopted as part of a reading programme for children in Southeast Asia, largely because of idiosyncratic features of pronunciation found in the region.

Autonomy in Language Learning


The Use of IT and Internet Resources
Christian Chia

Empowering learners to become independent and lifelong learners takes on a pivotal role in the education scene. This book is written for teachers who are concerned with promoting autonomous learning by using IT and Internet resources. The first section acquaints readers with important theoretical concepts central to the field of learner autonomy. The second section provides readers with useful practical tips by giving information as to how autonomy can be fostered through self-access learning. Numerous websites where learners can access to engage in interesting online activities to improve their language proficiency are also included.

Teaching Expository Writing


Genre Practices and Thinking Skills
Antonia Chandrasegaran & Jonathan Tang Kum Khuan

Teaching Expository Writing: Genre Practices and Thinking Skills offers an approach to improving students writing through the explicit teaching of writer-reader interaction and thinking processes. It demonstrates, with examples of O-level type topics, how these processes can be identified and practised in the classroom. Instead of merely describing the features of good expository writing, this book describes teaching methods and provides sample exercises for training students in specific discourse behaviours and thinking strategies. To help teachers prepare writing lessons, there are guidelines for sourcing and adapting instructional material to fit the needs of a class, conducting joint writing with students, and constructing writing exercises. One chapter offers suggestions on how to provide feedback on students writing with the aim of nurturing a particular discourse practice or thinking process.

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Reel World Learning


Integrating Media in the English Language Classroom
Suzanne Choo & Caroline Chan

This book is written for secondary school teachers who are sourcing for ideas on how to teach students literacy skills in an engaging way. It is designed to teach the fundamental principles of specific media texts and their correlation to print texts. In addition, it provides pedagogical strategies as well as structured lesson ideas to demonstrate how the skills may be explicitly taught to students. The book is divided into two parts, detailing the explicit teaching of reading and writing skills through media texts.

PHONICS AND BEGINNING READING Text Text 9780071262187 AUTONOMY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING 9780071262194 Text Text

TEACHING EXPOSITORY WRITING 9780071264761 REEL WORLD LEARNING 9780071264907

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Testing in Language Programs


New Edition
James Dean Brown Testing in Language Programs, New Edition is a core text for graduate and undergraduate teacher-training courses in language testing and assessment. The text targets the needs of those making both program level decisions (e.g. admissions, proficiency, and placement) and classroom level decisions (e.g. assessing what students have learned through diagnostic and achievement testing).

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Provides the most comprehensive examination of key concepts in English language testing and evaluation available. Offers administrators and teachers guidance on using Microsoft Excel to do statistical analyses of students test results. Includes a variety of clear charts and tables that succinctly summarize the key points of each chapter. Offers end-of-chapter summaries, checklists, review questions, application exercises, and lists of key terms.

TESTING IN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Student Book 9780071249003

Teaching Adult ESL


A Practical Introduction
Betsy Parrish Teaching Adult ESL is the first comprehensive yet practical overview of adult ESL teaching methodology for teachers and teachers in preparation.

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Moves from an overview of the field to specific techniques for teaching language skills and life-skill competencies. Offers practical guidance in lesson planning, classroom management, selecting material, and assessment. Illustrates key points with examples taken from real-life adult classes. Provides end-of-chapter and end-of-book lists of print and Web sources.
TEACHING ADULT ESL Text 9780071251426

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Communicative Competence Theory and Classroom Practice


Texts and Contexts in Second Language Learning, 4th Edition
Sandra J. Savignon This text, which provides an ideal introduction to the theoretical basis of communicative language teaching serving as a fundamental guide to building a complete communicative language program offers practical guidance on curriculum development and testing. A comprehensive review of trends in L2 research is included.

COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE THEORY AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE Text 9780070837362

Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen


4th Edition
James F. Lee and Bill VanPatten Starting from the perspective that communication is the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning not rote repetition, this text serves as a guide to help language teachers develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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MAKING COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING HAPPEN Text 9780073655178

Tasks and Communicating in Language Classrooms


James F. Lee How do instructors get learners to interact in meaningful ways using the standardized materials instructors must use? Lees framework of framing, execution, and conclusion offers much needed structure for developing tasking without tasking the instructor and demonstrates how tasks are goal or outcome-oriented.

TASKS AND COMMUNICATING IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS Text 9780072310542

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Structured Input
Grammar Instruction for the Acquisition-Oriented Classroom
Andrew P. Farley Researchers and instructors looking for more examples and clarification on structured input activities will welcome this title. In clear, easy-to-understand terms, the text brings together theory, research, and practical application to help readers understand the important link between these arenas. Sample activities in a variety of languages illustrate structured input and serve as models.

STRUCTURED INPUT Text 9780072887242

Input Enhancement
From Theory and Research to the Classroom
Wynne Wong Input Enhancement addresses one of the fundamental concepts of current second language acquisition research, input, in the context of its relationship with grammar instruction. The book introduces readers to input enhancement techniques that help second language learners pay attention to grammatical form while also providing them with the input they need for successful second language acquisition. With its clear organization and concise chapters, this text is ideal for use in a teaching methods course or an introductory seminar on second language acquisition.
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INPUT ENHANCEMENT Text 9780072887259

From Input to Output


A Teachers Guide to Second Language Acquisition
Bill VanPatten From Input to Output provides an eminently accessible overview of key issues in second language acquisition research, written expressly for second language teachers. Avoiding highly technical jargon and terminology, the author gives a compelling account of current research while couching it within a framework that is of particular relevance to classroom practitioners. The result is an engaging reference that should be required reading for all language instructors and department heads. This book is also ideal for a teaching methods course or an introductory seminar on second language acquisition.

FROM INPUT TO OUTPUT Text 9780072825619

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Affect in Foreign Language and Second Language Learning


Dolly J. Young Affect in Foreign Language and Second Language Learning offers teachers or teachers-in-training practical suggestions for creating activities that take into account learner anxieties, frustrations, or discomfort in the language learning process. The objective of the book is actually twofold; to offer concrete instructional approaches for language learning that are rooted in second language acquisition research and to promote a low-anxiety classroom environment.

AFFECT IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING Text 9780070389007

Teaching Writing in Second and Foreign Language Classrooms


Jessica Williams, The University of Illinois at Chicago This short, accessible text in the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series provides research-based information and practical advice to teachers who teach writing to second and foreign language learners. It is appropriate for a basic methods course or a course on second or foreign language writing; it can also be used as part of a preparation course for foreign language teachers, as a text for continuing education courses, or as an aid for practicing language teachers.
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TEACHING WRITING IN SECOND LANGUAGE AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM Text 9780072934793

Translation Teaching
From Research to the Classroom
Sonia Colina This title in the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series contributes to the emerging new discipline of Translation Studies, and, more specifically, to translation pedagogy. As such it connects theory and research to teaching practice through a pedagogical framework that serves as the foundation for teacher education and preparation. While it has as a goal the explanation of relevant theoretical and empirical research, its more encompassing objective is to serve as a handbook for the training of translation teachers. The result is a systematic methodology of translation teaching that replaces the anecdotal approaches that have been dominant in this field.

TRANSLATION TEACHING Text 9780072487091

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Beyond Methods
Components of Second Language Teacher Education
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig and Beverly S. Hartford Beyond Methods introduces teachers to the research for second language acquisition as it applies to the classroom. It offers a theoretical basis for making decisions about such things as methods, syllabus design, and assessment.

BEYOND METHODS Text 9780070061064

Teaching Culture
Third Edition
H. Ned Seelye Teaching Culture provides practical strategies for integrating language and culture study and outlines six goals for cultural instruction. Sample learning units, abundant activities, cultural mini-dramas, and student performance objectives help teachers illustrate how the cultural context of communication is vital to understanding the message.

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TEACHING CULTURE Text 9780844293295

Breaking Tradition
An Exploration of the Historical Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Second Language Teaching
Diane Musumeci Breaking Tradition is a fascinating supplement to any language methods course as it analyzes the hotly contested debate between grammar-based approaches to language teaching and more communicative schools of thought. The authors historical framework provides new perspectives in an engaging writing style.

BREAKING TRADITION Text 9780070443945

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The Complete ESL/EFL Cooperative & Communicative Activity Book


Stephen Sloan Build communicative competence in your intermediate reading level ESL student with this easy-to-use blackline master book of enjoyable, learnerdirected activities.

THE COMPLETE ESL/EFL COOPERATIVE & COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITY BOOK Text 9780844206783

Teaching in Changing Times


The Courage to Lead
Wallinger Linda The chapters in Teaching in Changing Times provide perspective and reflection on the various challenges that confront language instructors and administrators, focusing specifically on issues of leadership. Teaching in Changing Times is ideal for use in teacher education and methods courses, or for undergraduate and graduate seminars that deal with issues in language education or language acquisition.

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TEACHING IN CHANGING TIMES Text 9780072826302 THE NATURAL APPROACH Video 9780070796201

The Natural Approach


From Theory to Practice
McGraw-Hill The focus of this video is on the theoretical underpinnings and the practical application of the Natural Approach. The Natural Approach is an inductive method of language teaching developed by Stephen Krashen and Tracy Terrell that has among its hypotheses that language is acquired in stages, that comprehension precedes production, and that language is best learned in a low-anxiety atmosphere.

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