"Strongly recommend the book: a must-have" "Chapeau! Already on our trainee reading list." "Absolutely loving this! Inspirational, practical, so sensible and backed up by research. Well done, gentlemen, and thank you." The Language Teacher Toolkit is designed with both practising and trainee (pre-service) teachers in mind and uniquely bridges the gap between research and classroom practice. It is a comprehensive and clearly written handbook, particularly useful for teachers of modern foreign languages (world languages) who work in high schools (secondary education). Written by two highly-experienced teachers with an interest in research and theory, it offers a reflective approach along with many practical classroom activities which can immediately be applied in daily teaching. The book closes with sample lessons for French, German and Spanish. Chapters include: - methods - classroom oral techniques - teaching in the target language - developing spontaneous talk - teaching grammar and vocabulary - listening, reading and writing - subject knowledge - using song, drama and games - assessment - using pictures - teaching advanced level students - technology - behaviour and motivation - evaluating and writing resources - translation - lesson planning - example lesson plans The busy languages teacher can quickly find ideas for enhancing practice, while insightful consideration of research helps create a basis for personal development in the field. The authors are two internationally well-known bloggers in the field of language teaching and applied linguistics: Steve Smith is a former Head of Languages, taught languages for over 30 years, holds an MA in applied linguistics, writes the very popular resources site frenchteacher.net and the widely-read blog frenchteachernet.com Dr Gianfranco Conti has taught languages for over twenty years, holds a PhD in applied linguistics, is as award-winning blogger and resource writer for TES and runs the popular interactive website language-gym.com
Becoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher explores the skills that it takes to deliver exceptional language teaching and produce outstanding results. Offering support to all language teachers, this book offers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning that will help to keep students stimulated and engaged when studying languages. Focusing on the nuts and bolts of lessons and teaching sequences, this guide looks at the methods used by teachers to interact with their students and offers practical strategies and ideas on how to incorporate skilled questioning and other interactions into the classroom. Drawing on a range of activities, case studies and tech tips to maximise engagement and learning, this book covers: running a room; dissecting a lesson: written texts, visuals and task-based approaches; enjoying sounds; dissecting a lesson: speaking and writing; purposeful games; getting grammatical; words and chunks; teaching all abilities; pace, questioning and other interactions; moving them forwards. Packed full of strategies that are easy to implement, this timely new book is essential reading for both trainee and practising language teachers.
Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival provides you with the essential knowledge and tools you’ll need to teach grammar effectively. This second edition has been updated and restructured to reflect the revised framework for English, and ten new sections have been added including how to generate ideas, develop viewpoints, improve vocabulary, teach spelling and build reading skills. This book features: over forty separate grammar topics including theory and practice clear examples throughout teaching hints and ideas for the classroom practical suggestions for homework. Entertaining and practical, this book is ideal for busy newly qualified and practising teachers looking to improve both their pupils’ and their own understanding of grammar.
This collection presents new investigations into the role of heritage languages and the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. Produced with University of Cambridge International Examinations, the Toolkit helps teachers to develop language awareness to support their students with the academic language they need to be successful in subjects taught through English. With reflective questions and activities, it can be used either for self-study or in training modules. Useful for both content and English language teachers, it is aimed primarily at those who teach students for whom English is not their first language - for example as part of a bilingual or CLIL programme or in an international English-medium school.
A Course Book for Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Author: Peter McKenzie-Brown
To become a great English teacher, what do you need to know and what do you have to do? I reflected continually on those questions during a four-year teaching sojourn in Thailand. In this book I present my answers.
'This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed woth a wealth of advice on strategies and "things to try" reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia-friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you' -Dr John P. Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action In this toolkit the authors provide you with the foundations for making your setting and your teaching style dyslexia-friendly. There is a general overview of the principles and practices required, and what the dyslexia-aware teacher needs to bear in mind. Chapters cover: - understanding learners with dyslexia; - dyslexia and phonics; - dyslexia and English as an Additional Language; - dyslexia and mathematics; - dyslexia and science; - dyslexia and creativity. Each chapter includes visual chapter overviews, tried and tested strategies for the classroom and the whole school, using technology to help learners, case studies from practice, children's voices and sources of further information. The book offers you ideas and advice, and will ensure you feel confident you are doing the right things to help overcome barriers to learning. Barbara Pavey is a lecturer in Higher Education, training dyslexia specialists in the North of England. Margaret Meehan is Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University Sarah Davis is an Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire