500 Tips for TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Education - 149 pages
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There has been a growth in the number of teachers involved in teaching English as a foreign or second language. This handbook contains practical suggestions for EFL teachers, and aims to lead to ideas which can be tried out at once. Lists of useful resources and pro-formas are included.
 

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Contents

Planning for Teaching and Learning
3
Exploring learning processes
4
Assessing learners language needs
6
Planning a course
9
Choosing the right coursebook
11
Designing your own materials
14
Meeting Learners Needs
17
Responding to learning needs in the classroom
19
Teaching speaking
47
Teaching writing
50
Teaching grammar
52
Making good use of your coursebook
55
Collecting natural language data
58
Exploiting authentic written texts
61
Exploiting authentic spoken texts
64
Using literature
67

Using pair and group work
21
Working with large classes
23
Keeping your class in good order
25
Mature learners
28
Supporting learners away from home
30
Designing feedback questionnaires
33
Language Work in the Classroom
37
Teaching vocabulary
38
Teaching pronunciation
40
Teaching listening
42
Teaching reading
45
Games for language learning
69
Role play
72
Using the news
74
Implementing Selfaccess
77
Helping learners to get started with email
91
Assessment
107
Personal and Professional Development
121
Managing your time
134
Index
147
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Edith Wharton was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Innocence". Born in 1862 into one of New York's older and richer families, she was educated here and abroad. Her works include Ethan Frome", The Reef", The Custom of the Country", The Glimpses of the Moon", and Roman Fever and Other Stories". As a keen observer and chronicler of society, she is without peer. Edith Wharton died in France in 1937.

Phil Race works part-time in the Staff and Departmental Development Unit at the University of Leeds, and for the rest of his time runs training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organisations throughout the UK, and gives keynotes and workshops at conferences on teaching and learning. He has also worked abroad, and has visited Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Holland, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece, Israel, Sweden and Singapore in recent years.

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