Learner English: A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems, Volume 1

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 26, 2001 - Education - 362 pages
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"Learner English is a well-established and successful reference book for teachers of British English. This new edition builds on the success of the original book. It has been rewritten and extended to provide information on the typical problems and error-patterns of a wide range of learners of English from particular language backgrounds. It compares the relevant features of the students' own language with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems that students have. The new book has twenty-two chapters dealing with learners who speak Dutch-Flemish, Scandinavian languages (except Finnish), German, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Polish, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish, South Asian languages (with a separate chapter on Dravidian languages), West African languages, Swahili, Malay/Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai. An audio cassette and audio CD are available separately. These contain authentic examples of the various accents described in the book." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam021/00046785.html.
  

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Review: Learner English: A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)

User Review  - Fiona Ranson - Goodreads

Love this! Excellent reference book that I'm always referring to- explains first language influence and can really help identification of reasons behind learner error in beginner English. Read full review

Review: Learner English: A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)

User Review  - Betty C. - Goodreads

This is very well done and extremely useful if you teach multi-lingual classes. Read full review

Contents

German speakers
37
French speakers
52
Italian speakers
73
T
75
Speakers of Spanish and Catalan
90
Portuguese speakers
113
T
115
Greek speakers
129
Speakers of South Asian languages1
227
A passage of Hindi printed in the Nagari script
241
Speakers of West African languages
251
Swahili speakers
260
MalayIndonesian speakers
279
Japanese speakers
296
Chinese speakers
310
Korean speakers
325

Russian speakers
145
Polish speakers
162
Farsi speakers
179
Arabic speakers
195
Turkish speakers
214
A sample of written Korean
342
Thai speakers
343
T
345
The cassette and CD
357
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Page 32 - We would also like to thank the many people who gave generously of their time and efforts in the production of the accompanying cassette and CD.
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About the author (2001)

Smith is Reader in Geomorphology, Queen's University of Belfast.

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