Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies


Author: Michelle Maxom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119992288
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that's second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision – decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch – plan well-structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills – from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar – teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes – tailor your lessons to younger learners, one-to-ones, exam classes and Business English learners Open the book and find: TEFL, TESOL, EFL – what all the acronyms mean The best course books and materials to supplement your teaching Advice on running your class and handling difficulties Lesson plans that you can use in the classroom Activities and exercises to keep your students on their toes Constructive ways to correct and assess your students' performance Ways to inject some fun into your classes Insider information on the best jobs around the world 'An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom's step-by-step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within.' – Claire Woollam, Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London

Secrets of Teaching ESL Grammar

A Fun, Easy-to-Understand, Fast-Paced, Intensive, Step-by-Step Manual on How to Teach ESL Grammar
Author: Carl W. Hart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692329764
Category: English language
Page: 330
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Are you an ESL teacher (or would-be ESL teacher) who doesn't know (or know enough) English grammar? Do you tell your students that grammar isn't important or that grammar can be learned from games and conversation in order to hide the fact that you don't know much about grammar? Of course grammar is important, and if you want to get ahead in the ESL profession, you need to know grammar-what it is and how to teach it. Revised and updated, Secrets of Teaching ESL Grammar is a fun, easy-to-understand, intensive, manual on ESL grammar-from basic to advanced-for teachers like you who don't have a lot of time and need to quickly and easily get up to speed with the English grammar that every ESL teacher should know. Secrets of Teaching ESL Grammar explains each grammar point in depth-in plain, simple language-so that you will really understand it and be able to teach it to your students so they really understand it has advice about what grammar topics to teach and how to teach them, examples to put on the board, problems your students will have and how to address them, questions they will ask and how to answer them, sample exercises to do and use as a template for creating more has a wealth of tips, techniques, advice, exercises, tales from the trenches and top secret info has tons of classroom management advice for making your classroom a lively and productive learning environment that will make your students (and your boss) happy teaches you enough jargon and buzzwords to totally impress your colleagues and even better-you'll actually know what it all means and know how to put the concepts behind it to work in your classroom, and that will make you a better teacher! Learn the grammar you need to be an effective, popular and respected pro!

Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages


Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317442458
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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This practical and research-based introduction to current and effective English grammar instruction gives pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators a strong foundation for teaching second language grammar and helps them develop their professional knowledge and skills. Written in a highly readable style for an international audience, it provides a thorough and rounded overview of the principles, strategies, techniques, and applications currently dominant in teaching L2 grammar in a range of instructional settings around the world. Chapter authors are world-class authorities in grammar and grammar teaching and learning. All chapters are based on theoretical frameworks and/or research foundations with a strong emphasis on practical applications and implications for classroom teaching, and highlight teaching methods, key concepts, and terminology associated with grammar instruction. Illuminating the options and choices in grammar teaching from a contemporary perspective, Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages is ideal as key text for students in undergraduate and graduate MA-TESOL programs and as a resource for practicing ESL/EFL teachers, teacher educators, and teaching faculty.

Teaching English by the Book

Putting Literature at the Heart of the Primary Curriculum
Author: James Clements
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315448947
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Teaching English by the Book is about putting great books, wonderful poems and rich texts at the heart of English teaching, transforming children’s attitudes to reading and writing and having a positive impact on learning. It offers a practical approach to teaching a text-based curriculum, full of strategies and ideas that are immediately useable in the classroom. Written by James Clements, teacher, researcher, writer, and creator of shakespeareandmore.com, Teaching English by the Book provides effective ideas for enthusing children about literature, poetry and picturebooks. It offers techniques and activities to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling, provides support and guidance on planning lessons and units for meaningful learning, and shows how to bring texts to life through drama and the use of multimedia and film texts. Teaching English by the Book is for all teachers who aspire to use great books to introduce children to ideas beyond their own experience, encounter concepts that have never occurred to them before, to hear and read beautiful language, and experience what it’s like to lose themselves in a story, developing a genuine love of English that will stay with them forever.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons


Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671631985
Category: Education
Page: 395
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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Highway to E.S.L.

A User-friendly Guide to Teaching English as a Second Language
Author: B. a. Tesol Dang, Pinky Y.,Pinkyy Ruiter,Rik Ruiter
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595342213
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 372
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In today's world, teaching English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) is big business. An expanding global communications network has made English the international language of choice. In Highway to E.S.L., authors Rik Ruiter and Pinky Dang provide an easy-to-understand guide, not only for individuals seeking a new and rewarding career teaching English, but also for experienced E.S.L. instructors who wish to improve their classroom skills. Written in a user-friendly format that includes detailed course planning and an appendix containing a variety of useful evaluation forms, Highway To E.S.L. supplies readers with valuable information on how to teach the different disciplines of English-a vital component to successful education in both domestic and international markets. Other key topics include: · Necessary teaching methodologies and approaches · Innovative personal teaching tips · Proficient classroom management · Troubleshooting common classroom problems · Efficient planning that utilizes timetables · Stimulating activity suggestions · Effective curriculum and lesson planning for grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking · Incorporating both conventional and non-conventional teaching resources in the classroom In Highway to E.S.L., Ruiter and Dang answer the common "who, where, when, what, why, and how" questions of both experienced and inexperienced E.S.L. teachers, providing teachers with the vital information needed to educate eager minds.

Grammar Lessons and Strategies That Strengthen Students' Writing


Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439117586
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Engaging, explicit lessons using mini-excerpts from books and students’ writing show you how to teach grammar strategically. Zero in on the common grammar glitches, and model for students how to use nouns, verbs, and adjectives effectively, catch mismatched pronoun references; make prose lively with clauses and phrases, use the active voice, and more. From learning the parts of speech to the skill of paragraphing, this book covers it, and gives you what you need to teach grammar in the context of reading and writing. For use with Grades 4-8.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas


Author: Judie Haynes,Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612335
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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English language learners (ELLs) often face the difficult challenge of learning both a new language and new subject matter at the same time. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, Judie Haynes and Debbie Zacarian offer strategies, tools, and tips that teachers can use to help ELLs at all levels flourish in mainstream classrooms. This book will show teachers how to * Determine their ELLs' stages of English language acquisition. * Modify assignments and assessments in different content areas for ELLs at different stages of language development. * Ensure that all ELLs participate fully in lesson activities alongside their English-fluent peers. * Communicate effectively with parents and guardians of students from diverse cultures. Real-life examples of lessons from elementary, middle, and high school that have been modified for ELLs in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes show how to effectively put the authors' recommendations into practice. A glossary of important ELL and ESL terms is included as well, for those who are new to teaching ELLs. Whether novice or veteran, all teachers of ELLs will benefit from this wonderfully practical guide to ensuring that ELLs learn English by learning content--and learn content while learning English.

Funner Grammar

Fresh Ways to Teach Usage, Language, and Writing Conventions, Grades 3-8
Author: Sandra Wilde
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325013923
Category: Education
Page: 168
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"By the time you finish reading this book, you'll have a solid plan for spending an appropriate amount of time on language topics that will move kids forward in their spoken and written expression, their ability to talk about language in technical ways using appropriate terminology, and their understanding of language in its social, cultural, and historical contexts." -Sandra Wilde Grammar-doesn't it seem so 19th century? In Funner Grammar, Sandra Wilde approaches language learning in ways that reflect contemporary usage, including respectful and celebratory treatment of American language diversity. Help your students learn about language for its own sake-without mind-numbing workbook exercises- with sample lessons and fresh ways of thinking about: mechanics-the conventions of written language traditional grammar instruction-simple and accurate ways to think about parts of speech, sentence types, and verb tenses usage-why some ways that people speak are considered "wrong," and how teachers can help kids understand and control their choices in spoken and written language language and social justice-how knowledge of language variation can help us treat all children fairly and support English language learners linguistics-how to explore language in interesting ways: its nature, history, and geography. With appendices that suggest topics and units of study for different grade-level ranges, connections to the Common Core State Standards, and lists of selected readings for teachers and kids, Funner Grammar provides the tools to help kids explore and understand the fascinating and ever-changing world of grammar. Read Funner Grammar and provide your students with knowledge that will serve them in meeting language and grammar expectations in school and the world outside the classroom.

Learning Teaching

A Guidebook for English Language Teachers
Author: Jim Scrivener
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783190125760
Category: English language
Page: 431
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Essential Linguistics

What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
Author: David E. Freeman,Yvonne S. Freeman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325002743
Category: Education
Page: 263
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Linguistics is much more than a study reserved for academicians. Linguistics has real-life applications to effective teaching-now more than ever. With the increased emphasis on phonemic awareness and phonics in the teaching of reading, teachers need to understand how language works. When teachers are familiar with basic linguistic concepts, they are better prepared to make decisions about how to teach reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners.

Teaching English to Students from China


Author: Gek Ling Lee,Laina Ho,J. E. Lisa Meyer,Chitra Varaprasad
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971692636
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This text provides teachers of English to Chinese students with information on the linguistic, cultural and pedagogical backgrounds of these students. It analyses the importance of this background, and offers information on successful classroom teaching methods and student learning strategies.

The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide

Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels
Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Katie Hull Sypnieski,Katie Hull-Sypnieski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118095677
Category: Education
Page: 336
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The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students.

Rocket English Grammar


Author: Carl W. Hart
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1938690214
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 259
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An affordable, intensive, comprehensive, fast-paced, fun, one-volume, basic-to-advanced grammar book ideal for English language students at every level.• Basic-to-Advanced in One Book—16 of the 20 units have a special advanced section that lets you customize your study plan. See what you need now and what can wait. No other English grammar book has this feature.• Classroom Tested—based on more than two decades of classroom experience. Anticipates the problems students have and answers the questions students ask—or should ask. • Real English used by real native speakers every day around the world—what's formal and what's informal,?what's common and what's uncommon, what's right and what's wrong. • New and Easy-to-Understand ways to teach grammar not found in other books. Focuses on many important grammar points that are completely ignored by other grammar books.

Learner English

A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems
Author: Michael Swan,Bernard Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521779395
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 362
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"As a teacher of English as a foreign or second language have you ever wished you knew more about your students' mother-tongues?" "Learner English is a practical reference book which compares the relevant features of the students' own languages with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems their students have." "The book is accompanied by a cassette and CD with authentic examples of the various accents described in the book."--BOOK JACKET.

How To Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia

A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All Ages Academically, Socially, and Emotionally
Author: Cynthia M. Stowe, M.Ed.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780130320186
Category: Education
Page: 368
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This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Grammar


Author: Peter Burrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472909038
Category: Education
Page: 64
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This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation that is fully matched to the demands of the English grammar and punctuation test and the new curriculum. With the shift towards elegant, well-constructed sentences, it offers the busy teacher three simple steps to motivate and engage children, through: • explicit teaching and modelling; • over forty practical games and activities; • application and improvement within editing and proof reading. This book draws on recent research but also is based on many years of classroom practice and a number of case studies. Practical examples develop teachers' understanding of grammatical terms and progression and show how it is possible to have a significant impact on vocabulary, sentence structure and children's writing in general. A balance is found where skills are explicitly taught but within the context of an exciting and interesting curriculum.