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The book Communicative English Language Skills emphasizes on the importance of learning English, it being the most widely spoken around the world. The book takes the readers through the various communicative aspects of English and explains each part of speech and communication with utmost clarity, citing several examples and taking the readers through the various skills that are needed to master the language. The book is full of exercises and questions that enhance the knowledge and learning of the readers. The book is in itself a complete guide to spoken and communicative English.
A Guide to Proper Usage of Spoken Chinese is intended as a companion reference work to Chinese textbooks for beginners. Over 200 points of grammar and vocabulary which frequently present difficulties to students of Chinese are dealt with here. Specifically, a comparative approach has been adopted. Contextual comparisons are made between the different usage of Chinese and English in terms of grammatical as well as vocabulary points. The book helps beginners of Chinese to get things right from the start. For teachers and more advanced students, it also serves as an easy and efficient reference for the essential grammatical and vocabulary points given in Chinese textbooks for beginners. Since its publication in 1989, A Guide to Proper Usage of Spoken Chinese has been well received by learners and teachers of beginning Chinese. This simplified Chinese edition, based on the second edition of the book published in 1992, is produced for the convenient use of students who are more used to reading simplified Chinese characters.
This book examines the pronunciation goals of teachers, course leaders, and learners on a ten-week UK pre-sessional access course, particularly with regard to suprasegmental instruction and target of instruction on how these goals are reflected in pronunciation assessment, and how teacher goals are informed by their attitudes and beliefs. A mixed methods approach, including direct observation and semi-structured interviews, is employed to address the area of enquiry. Results show a lack of clarity of course goals. Although there is a firm emphasis on suprasegmental instruction, in semi-structured interviews, teachers report a lack of clear course goals and guidance. Assessment and practice do not always adhere to a goal of intelligibility, and support for teachers, in terms of the materials and how they might be exploited seems limited. The book concludes with tentative recommendations on how suprasegmental instruction might be facilitated on EAP and other courses