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About language : tasks for teachers of English

Author: Scott Thornbury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9783125332034

Category: English language

Page: 269

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Teachers of English need not only to have a good productive command of the language; they also need to know a good deal about the way the language works. This book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system. The book consists of 28 units, each containing around ten tasks, plus a diagnostic introductory unit. Units start at phoneme level and progress through words, phrases and sentences on to complete texts. Task-types include recognition, categorisation, matching, explanation, and application tasks. Throughout the book, the language is illustrated wherever possible from authentic sources, so that the teacher can be sure that the English being studied represents current usage.

Tasks for Language Teachers

A Resource Book for Training and Development

Author: Martin Parrott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426664

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 325

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This book contains 40 tasks of two types: discussion tasks and classroom-based tasks.

Classroom Observation Tasks

A Resource Book for Language Teachers and Trainers

Author: Ruth Wajnryb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521407222

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 145

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Classroom Observation Tasks shows how to use observation to learn about language teaching. It does this by providing a range of tasks which guide the user through the process of observing, analysing and reflecting, and which develop the skills of observation. It contains a bank of 35 structured tasks which are grouped into seven areas of focus: the learner, the language, the learning process, the lesson, teaching skills and strategies, classroom management, and materials and resources. This book is suitable for teachers, trainee teachers, teacher trainers and others involved in school-based teacher support, teacher development and trainer training. It has a comprehensive introduction to the tasks and a rationale covering the theoretical issues involved and places the responsibility for professional growth in the hands of the teacher.

Training Foreign Language Teachers

A Reflective Approach

Author: Michael J. Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521356369

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

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The notion of the teacher as "reflective practitioner" is gaining ground as a powerful concept in teacher education and teacher development. One of the strengths of this approach is that it draws on the experience of a wide range of professions. Another is that it can help break down the gap between theory and practice that is all too often a major source of criticism of teacher education courses. The concept of the reflective practitioner can be applied to many aspects of teacher education including teacher supervision, teaching practice, microteaching, action research, groupwork, teacher assessment, and course design. Training Foreign Language Teachers deals with this important topic in a very lucid and straightforward way. It contains many suggestions for practical work and discussion, and numerous applications to actual situations, including an extended case study. The activities are firmly placed within the framework of a coherent approach to language teacher education. This book is aimed at anyone in the area of foreign language teaching who is engaged in designing, running or taking part in any of the following kinds of professional activities: teacher education courses, in-service training courses, supervision or inspection programs, advisory programs for teachers, staff development programs, and self-development programs. Training Foreign Language Teachers will be ideal as a core-text for MA courses with a teacher education focus.

Professional Development for Language Teachers

Strategies for Teacher Learning

Author: Jack C. Richards,Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052184911X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 202

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This much-needed text provides a coherent and strategic approach to teacher development Teacher Development for Language Teachers examines ten different approaches for facilitating professional development in language teaching: self-monitoring, support groups, journal writing, classroom observation, teaching portfolios, analysis of critical incidents, case analysis, peer coaching, team teaching, and action research. The introductory chapter provides a conceptual framework. All chapters contain practical examples and reflection questions to help readers apply the approach in their own teaching context.

Teacher Training Essentials

Workshops for Professional Development

Author: Craig Thaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521172241

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Ready-to-go activities for teacher trainers running pre- and in-service training courses. For busy teacher trainers who practise what they preach: trainees will benefit from learning about methodology in training sessions which are in themselves models of good teaching practice.

Literature and Language Teaching

A Guide for Teachers and Trainers

Author: Gillian Lazar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052140651X

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Literature and Language Teaching is for teachers and trainers who want to incorporate literature into the language classroom. It is suitable for teacher trainers, teacher development groups or teachers working on their own. This book contains tasks and activities which encourage reflection on some of the issues and debates involved in using literature in the language classroom and explore different approaches to using literature with teenage and adult learners at all levels. It suggests criteria for selecting and evaluating materials for classroom use and identifies some of the distinctive features of novels, short stories, poems and plays so that these can be successfully exploited in the classroom. A wide range of practical ideas and activities for developing materials is provided. Tasks also encourage the observation and assessment of lessons using literacy texts, and draw on English language material by a variety of authors from all over the world.

Mentor Courses

A Resource Book for Trainer-Trainers

Author: Angi Malderez,Caroline Bodsczky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052156204X

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 6095

This practical resource book provides a collection of materials for use on mentor courses. It presents a range of activities and processes for exploring the roles and duties of mentors and for developing and practicing the skills required. The book begins with a discussion of the Principles and practice of mentor courses. There then follow several chapters that provide a wide range of in-session activities. The final chapters provide suggestions and materials for projects and assignments.

Action Research for Language Teachers

Author: Michael J. Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521555353

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Beginning with the reasons for carrying out action research, this guide for language teachers can be used by them to analyse and investigate their own expertise and develop it in a systematic way.

Teachers in Action

Tasks for In-Service Language Teacher Education and Development

Author: Peter James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521596890

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 299

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This book provides an accessible introduction to action research for teachers, by encouraging teachers to adopt a research attitude to their practice and development. It bridges the gap between theoretical and practical teacher training. This versatile resource book contains a range of tasks suitable for many different in-service teacher education and development programmes. The materials are specifically designed to help teachers develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes so they can become more effective teachers. The book will be of particular interest to teacher trainers in countries which are undergoing educational reform, or where teacher training is being given special priority by the Government and Ministry of Education.

A Course in Language Teaching Trainee Book

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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This important course provides a comprehensive basic introduction to teaching languages, for use in pre-service or early experience settings. It can be used by groups of teachers working with a trainer, or as a self-study resource. The Trainee's Book provides all the tasks given in the main book but without background information, bibliographies, notes or solutions. It is suitable for those studying on a trainer-led course, where feedback is readily available.

Advising and Supporting Teachers

Author: Mick Randall,Barbara Thornton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521630851

Category: Education

Page: 286

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This book examines the role of the teacher-advisor and how to develop relevant skills.

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521804912

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 2361

This text provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in planning, developing, and managing effective language programs. The paperback edition provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in developing, managing, and evaluating effective second and foreign language programs and teaching materials. Key stages in the curriculum development process are examined, including situation analysis, needs analysis, goal setting, syllabus design, materials development and adaptation, teaching and teacher support, and evaluation. Discussion activities throughout the book enable it to be used as a reference text for teachers and administrators.

The Experience of Language Teaching

Author: Rose Senior

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310598

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Through the words of more than 100 practising language teachers, The Experience of Language Teaching provides a detailed picture of teaching and learning in communicative classrooms. Using a teacher-generated framework it covers a range of aspects of classroom life: how teachers create environments suitable for language practice, how they get students 'on-side', how they manage tricky students, how they enhance the learning experience, how they develop and maintain a spirit of community. The book demonstrates how paying attention to both the learning and social needs of their class groups enables language teachers to behave in flexible ways that promote learning. This book will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, researchers and to anyone interested in finding out what it is like to be a language teacher at the present time. The Experience of Language Teaching was winner of the Ben Warren International Trust House Prize in 2005.

Alive to Language

Perspectives on Language Awareness for English Language Teachers

Author: Valerie Arndt,Paul Harvey,John Nuttall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521560152

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 298

View: 9260

Areas examined in this book include the concepts of language-in-use and associated systems, language varieties, language change, and the interaction between language and power.

Second Language Teacher Education

Author: Jack C. Richards,David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387798

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 2368

This text provides a detailed account of current approaches to the education of teachers of second languages. The paperback edition provides a detailed account of current approaches to the education of teachers of second languages. It offers valuable ideas on the observation and supervision of classrooms, on self-evaluation by teachers, and on teaching itself. Its emphasis reflects the shift in orientation from teacher training to teacher education, in which teachers are involved in developing their own theories of teaching, understanding the nature of teacher decision making, and developing strategies for critical self-evaluation. The book is aimed at teachers, teacher educators, and workshop facilitators involved both in pre-service and in-service education of teachers of second and foreign languages.

The Dynamics of the Language Classroom

Author: Ian Tudor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521772036

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 9740

This book seeks to explore the dynamic nature of the language classroom.

A Course in English Language Teaching

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107684676

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 5828

A completely revised and updated edition of A Course in Language Teaching. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to English language teaching, and is suitable for teachers in a variety of educational settings, including compulsory education. It has been completely revised and updated to include essential new topics for the modern English language teacher, including English as an international language, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and using digital materials. It is ideal for initial teacher training and as a reference guide for practising teachers. The book combines theory and practice, with each unit containing tasks that encourage reflection and discussion, plus action tasks such as classroom observation and practice.

Beyond Training

Perspectives on Language Teacher Education

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521626804

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 828

Beyond Training examines the nature of second language teacher development and how teachers' practices are influenced by their beliefs and principles. It seeks to move discussion of language teacher development beyond the level of "training," which reflects a technical view of specific teaching practices. Instead, it takes a more holistic approach to teacher development built on the notion of the teacher as critical and reflective thinker. The argument pursued throughout is that teacher education needs to engage teachers not merely in the mastery of techniques, but in an exploration of the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes that underly their teaching practices.

Models and Metaphors in Language Teacher Training

Loop Input and Other Strategies

Author: Tessa Woodward

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 247

View: 8193

This book is aimed at trainers of foreign language teachers, teachers who run training sessions, and teachers' self-help groups. Regardless of which particular combination of course type, trainee type and trainer you are involved with, two things will be important. One is content, that is what information, skills or knowledge you want to pass on to trainees or to elicit from them. The other is process, that is, how the content is elicited, shared or acted upon. Models and Metaphors in Language Teacher Training is concerned primarily with the latter aspect.

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