Teaching the Spoken Language, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 1983 - Education - 162 pages
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Teaching the Spoken Language is about teaching the spoken language. It presents in a highly accessible form the results of the author's important research on teaching and assessing effective spoken communication. The authors examine the nature of spoken language and how it differs from written language both in form and purpose. A large part of it is concerned with principles and techniques for teaching spoken production and listening comprehension. An important chapter deals with how to assess spoken language. The principles and techniques described apply to the teaching of English as a foreign and second language, and are also highly relevant to the teaching of the mother tongue.
 

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Contents

The spoken language
1
Teaching spoken production
25
Teaching listening comprehension
54
Assessing spoken language
102
Illustrations
150
Bibliography
160
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About the author (1983)

Brown is Director of the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics in the University of Cambridge.

George Yule has taught linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hawai'i, the University of Minnesota and Louisiana State University.

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