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Thinking In English

Author : John B. Muciaccia
ISBN : 9781610484251
Genre : Education
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Thinking in English represents Dr. Muciaccia’s unique method of teaching English to non-native English speakers. Unlike any other English as a Second Language (ESL) book, Muciaccia’s book features the “cultural immersion” approach that he has developed and practiced to a fine degree. In addition to his methodology, Muciaccia includes words of encouragement and reviews from people who have benefited from his approach to teaching and learning English.

Methodologies For Effective Writing Instruction In Efl And Esl Classrooms

Author : Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma
ISBN : 9781466666207
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Educators continue to strive for advanced teaching methods to bridge the gap between native and non-native English speaking students. Lessons on written forms of communication continue to be a challenge recognized by educators who wish to improve student comprehension and overall ability to write clearly and expressively. Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms brings together research and practices for successful written communication teaching among students of diverse linguistic backgrounds. With technological advancements and resources, educators are able to implement new tools into their lesson plans for the benefit of their students. This publication is an essential reference source for professionals, educators, and researchers interested in techniques and practices for written communication in English language teaching geared towards non-native English speaking students.

Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching

Author : Thomas S. C. Farrell
ISBN : 9781847064417
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How do we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how do our ELLs learn? This book answers those questions. "Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching" is about how we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how our ELLs learn. Farrell and Jacobs encourage those involved in teaching English to develop, maintain and rediscover the reasons that led them to take up the profession. They focus on the essentials in teaching the English language that teachers can implement in their instruction so that their students can excel in their learning: encourage learner autonomy; emphasize the social nature of learning; develop curricular integration, focus on meaning; celebrate diversity; expand thinking skills; utilize alternative assessment, and, promote English language teachers as co-learners along with their students. These essentials are best implemented as a whole, rather than one at a time and so they are interwoven with each other to encourage a holistic teaching approach. Highly accessible, each chapter comes with case studies and a range of activities to encourage the reader to put each of the essentials into practice. This reflective and engaging book will be invaluable to postgraduate students of TESOL and applied linguistics, and in-service language teachers.

Values In English Language Teaching

Author : Bill Johnston
ISBN : 9781135632120
Genre : Education
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This book offers a new perspective on language teaching by placing moral issues--that is, questions of values--at the core of what it is to be a teacher. The teacher-student relation is central to this view, rather than the concept of language teaching as merely a technical matter of managing students' acquisition of language. The message is that all language teaching involves an interplay of deeply held values, but in each teaching situation these values are played out in different ways. Johnston does not tell readers what to think, but only suggests what to think about. Values in English Language Teaching explores the complex and often contradictory moral landscape of the language classroom, gradually revealing how teaching is not a matter of clear-cut choices but of wrestling with dilemmas and making difficult decisions in situations often riven with conflict. It examines the underlying values that teachers hold as individuals and as members of their profession, and demonstrates how those values are played out in the real world of language classrooms. Matters addressed include connections between the moral and political dimensions in English language teaching, and between values and religious beliefs; relationship(s) between teacher identity and values; the meaning of professionalism and how it is associated with morality and values; the ways in which teacher development is a moral issue; and the marginality of English language teaching. All the examples are taken from real-life teaching situations--the complexity and messiness of these situations is always acknowledged, including both individual influences and broader social, cultural, and political forces at play in English language classrooms. By using actual situations as the starting point for analysis, Johnston offers a philosophy based in practice, and recognizes the primacy of lived experience as a basis for moral analysis. Examples come from teaching contexts around the world, including Brazil, Thailand, Poland, Japan, Central African Republic, Turkey, and Taiwan, as well as various settings in the United States. This book will change the way teachers see language classrooms--their own or those of others. It is a valuable resource for teachers of ESL and EFL and all those who work with them, especially teacher educators, researchers, and administrators.

English Grammar Pedagogy

Author : Barbara M. Birch
ISBN : 9781136879777
Genre : Education
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This text for ESL and ELT pedagogy courses around the world describes English grammar from a World Englishes perspective including a discussion of grammatical theory, language acquisition, and pedagogy using examples from academic writers.

Teacher Learning In Language Teaching

Author : Donald Freeman
ISBN : 0521559073
Genre : Education
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This book discusses the field of educational research called 'teacher learning, ' as it applies to the teaching of languages. This book invites us to look at teacher education from a fresh point of view, through an exploration of the thinking and learning processes of individuals as they learn to teach. Seventeen original articles, based on studies done in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, provide examples of pioneering research into the ways that individuals learn to teach languages, and the roles that previous experience, social context, and professional training play in the process. --From publisher's description.

English Teaching Forum

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ISBN : OSU:32435026662049
Genre : English language
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105127922701
Genre : English language
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Author : United States Information Agency
ISBN : UIUC:30112101050067
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015079723287
Genre : Language and languages
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