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ELT: teaching theory & methods

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Engaging Language Learners in Contemporary Classrooms

Engaging Language Learners in Contemporary Classrooms

Author: Sarah (Universitat Graz) Mercer, Zoltan (University of Nottingham) Dornyei Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This accessible book offers a fresh perspective on engagement, with an emphasis on how teachers can create the conditions for active engagement and the role learners can play in shaping the way they learn. Drawing on extensive theoretical knowledge, the book takes an applied approach, providing clear principles and practical strategies for teachers.

Teacher Wellbeing

Teacher Wellbeing

Author: Sarah Mercer, Tammy Gregersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

This book serves as a practical guide for individual teachers, helping them discover strategies for nurturing and promoting their wellbeing. It also acknowledges the importance of contextual factors. Readers are encouraged to reflect upon their own practice and find techniques that suit them personally.

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia Policy, Research and Practice

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia Policy, Research and Practice

Author: Subhan (The University of Queensland, Australia) Zein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

Bringing together a comprehensive range of extended research-based chapters, English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia provides comprehensive insight into policy, research, and practical aspects of teacher preparation for English teachers at pre-service level across multiple contexts in Asia. Written by local and international scholars specialising in TESOL Teacher education, and acknowledging the increasingly complex demands made on teachers of English in view of globalisation, the book explores the multiple factors which are key to effective professional learning. Chapters consider how pre-service teachers are best prepared for the diverse contexts in which English is learnt and taught in settings throughout Asia and draw on in-depth research studies to provide rich, fully contextualised coverage of aspects of teacher preparation including curriculum design, programme development, policy, professional learning communities, assessment education, and teaching practicum. A timely contribution to the field of teacher preparation, this text will be an invaluable resource for teacher educators, pre-service teachers and academics involved in the preparation of English teachers in Asia.

Teaching Strategies and Professional Development for ESL/EFL Teachers in the 21st Century

Teaching Strategies and Professional Development for ESL/EFL Teachers in the 21st Century

Author: Zubeyde Sinem Genc Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Society has acknowledged the significant role of English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL) in various educational and professional contexts around the world. Therefore, it is important to understand how English as an international language can be taught. Teaching strategies connected to both human and technology interactions are of primary importance in order to create new knowledge to increase the strategic capability and performance of ESL/EFL teachers. Teaching Strategies and Professional Development for ESL/EFL Teachers in the 21st Century is a critical scholarly book that examines both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching language skills in ESL/EFL classrooms and provides valuable insights into the professional development of ESL/EFL teachers. It aims to cover the most fundamental issues in teaching language skills and to offer sound techniques and practical activities for English language teachers. Highlighting topics such as instructional design, literacy, and professional development, this book is essential for pre-service and in-service teachers, language teachers, academicians, researchers, curriculum designers, policymakers, and students.

Four Chinese ELLs Their School Experiences and Journeys in Pursuing the American Dream

Four Chinese ELLs Their School Experiences and Journeys in Pursuing the American Dream

Author: Nan Li, Michael Meng Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This book is written for K-12 teachers and educators to understand the school experiences and life journeys of the English Language Learners (ELLs) through four Chinese ELLs by documenting their transitional experiences into an American school. Traditionally, Chinese students are perceived as the model minority in American schools who are academically successful. Yet, this book provides a new perspective by documenting the life journey and school experiences of the four Chinese ELLs. The book gives a detailed account of the four ELLs in transition from Chinese language and culture into American school and culture. Interview, observation, and documentary data at their homes and American school reflect this transitional journey. The book helps K-12 teachers and educators understand that Chinese students also come from different family backgrounds and have different previous schooling experiences. This will help teachers and educators better working with Chinese and all ELLs who adapt the new school environment. This book is reader-friendly and carefully crafted with six chapters. Each chapter focuses on one Chinese ELL with genuine research data. The book begins with an introduction to provide basic information of the four ELLs and concludes with the final chapter that provides an update on the ELL students. This book can also be used as reading texts by college students in teacher education and training programs. The book is targeted for the TESOL organizations. The TESOL has one of the largest memberships with over 12,000 members representing 156 countries (TESOL Brochure, 2017). This book also benefits various attendees of professional education conferences.

Four Chinese ELLs Their School Experiences and Journeys in Pursuing the American Dream

Four Chinese ELLs Their School Experiences and Journeys in Pursuing the American Dream

Author: Nan Li, Michael Meng Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This book is written for K-12 teachers and educators to understand the school experiences and life journeys of the English Language Learners (ELLs) through four Chinese ELLs by documenting their transitional experiences into an American school. Traditionally, Chinese students are perceived as the model minority in American schools who are academically successful. Yet, this book provides a new perspective by documenting the life journey and school experiences of the four Chinese ELLs. The book gives a detailed account of the four ELLs in transition from Chinese language and culture into American school and culture. Interview, observation, and documentary data at their homes and American school reflect this transitional journey. The book helps K-12 teachers and educators understand that Chinese students also come from different family backgrounds and have different previous schooling experiences. This will help teachers and educators better working with Chinese and all ELLs who adapt the new school environment. This book is reader-friendly and carefully crafted with six chapters. Each chapter focuses on one Chinese ELL with genuine research data. The book begins with an introduction to provide basic information of the four ELLs and concludes with the final chapter that provides an update on the ELL students. This book can also be used as reading texts by college students in teacher education and training programs. The book is targeted for the TESOL organizations. The TESOL has one of the largest memberships with over 12,000 members representing 156 countries (TESOL Brochure, 2017). This book also benefits various attendees of professional education conferences.

Teaching English Language Learners in Secondary Subject Matter Classes

Teaching English Language Learners in Secondary Subject Matter Classes

Author: Yu Ren Dong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This book is for secondary subject matter teachers and administrators who work with English language learners (ELLs) in subject matter classes. It is also for college professors who prepare pre-service teachers to work with those students. The book brings together insights from linguistic, socio-cultural, educational, cognitive, developmental perspectives of what it means for ELLs to learn both English and subject matter knowledge in English as a second language. It delineates unique challenges that ELLs experience, offers ELLs' learning stories, and suggests concrete strategies with classroom teaching examples across academic disciplines. The 2nd edition broadens the scope of the 1st edition in several aspects. Specifically, it includes two chapters about secondary ELLs' previous educational experiences in their home countries, a chapter on subject matter lesson planning with ELLs in mind with teacher collaborative strategies, and more principle- based and field-tested effective instructional and assessment strategies for working with ELLs.

Creating Book Clubs in the English Language Classroom A Model for Teachers of Adults

Creating Book Clubs in the English Language Classroom A Model for Teachers of Adults

Author: Barbara Vaille, Jennifer QuinnWilliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2020

Although it is a natural way for students to improve their language skills, a classroom book club can also be challenging for teachers to facilitate. This book lays out a successful three-part model (in which students read, discuss, and make Book Log entries) that the authors developed in their own multilevel adult ESL classroom. Chapters show how discussion and analysis are sparked by making personal connections, cultural connections, and media connections to book club texts and by asking questions, making predictions, and drawing inferences. The authors also wrote an original novel, Flor's Journey to Independence , as reading material for their book club, and many of the examples and explanations in this book relate to the novel. Although Creating Book Clubs in the English Language Classroom was written with adult English language learners in mind, it can be adapted easily to Adult Basic Education (ABE). A list of books and texts that can be used successfully in student book clubs is included in the appendix.

The Art of Teaching Speaking Research and Pedagogy in the ESL/EFL Classroom

The Art of Teaching Speaking Research and Pedagogy in the ESL/EFL Classroom

Author: Keith S. Folse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2020

What elements make a speaking activity successful? Which tasks or activities truly help build English speaking fluency? What mistakes do ESL teachers often make when designing a speaking activity? Keith S. Folse, author of more than 35 ESL textbooks and four on speaking, answers these questions. In this highly accessible and practical resource, Keith S. Folse provides a wealth of information to help ESL/EFL teachers design and use speaking tasks that will actually improve students' speaking fluency. The book presents and discusses the relevant research and assessment issues and includes case studies from twenty different settings and classrooms around the world so that readers learn from others about the problems and successes of using various speaking activities. Teachers will find the chapters on Twenty Successful Activities and Ten Unsuccessful Activities particularly valuable. The successful activities are provided for classroom use and are reproducible. The book also contains five appendixes that explain what teachers need to know about vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar and how they affect the teaching of speaking. Samples of successful lesson plans and a list of resources useful for teaching speaking are also included.

A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners

A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners

Author: Christine Coombe, Keith Folse, Nancy Hubley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2020

This is an invaluable guide to language testing and assessment. For many teachers of English language learners, the field of assessment is foreign territory. Assessment has its own culture, traditions, and terminology. This training guide is intended to help classroom teachers become more comfortable creating and using assessments. A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners provides helpful insights into the practice and terminology of assessment. The text focuses on providing the cornerstones of good assessments - usefulness, validity, reliability, practicality, washback, authenticity, transparency, and security - and techniques for testing. It devotes a chapter to the assessment of each of the four main skill areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and also covers placement testing (such as using TOEFL[registered] and MELAB), diagnostic testing, evaluation, and instructional decision-making with regard to testing. Tips to improve students' test-taking strategies are offered, and each chapter ends with a helpful list of Ten Things to Remember, as well as informative case studies featuring two teachers and their assessment decisions.

Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom

Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom

Author: Holly Hansen-Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

English Pronunciation Teaching and Research Contemporary Perspectives

English Pronunciation Teaching and Research Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Martha C. Pennington, Pamela Rogerson-Revell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2019

This book offers contemporary perspectives on English pronunciation teaching and research in the context of increasing multilingualism and English as an international language. It reviews current theory and practice in pronunciation pedagogy, language learning, language assessment, and technological developments, and presents an expanded view of pronunciation in communication, education, and employment. Its eight chapters provide a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of pronunciation and the linguistic and social functions it fulfils. Topics include pronunciation in first and second language acquisition; instructional approaches and factors impacting teachers' curriculum decisions; methods for assessing pronunciation; the use of technology for pronunciation teaching, learning, and testing; pronunciation issues of teachers who are second-language speakers; and applications of pronunciation research and pedagogy in L1 literacy and speech therapy, forensic linguistics, and health, workplace, and political communication. The chapters also critically examine the research base supporting specific teaching approaches and identify research gaps in need of further investigation. This rigorous work will provide an invaluable resource for teachers and teacher educators; in addition to researchers in the fields of applied linguistics, phonology and communication.