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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.

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.

English for the Teacher

A Language Development Course

Author: Mary Spratt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426763

Category: Education

Page: 158

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This title is designed primarily to be used for language improvement by teachers on in-service training courses.

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: 3095

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.

A Course in English Language Teaching

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107684676

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 9088

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.

About language : tasks for teachers of English

Author: Scott Thornbury

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125332036

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.

Action Research for Language Teachers

Author: Michael J. Wallace

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125333048

Category: Action research in education

Page: 273

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Teach English Trainer's Handbook

A Training Course for Teachers

Author: Adrian Doff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348641

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

View: 6271

Teach English is a complete training course for teachers of English as a foreign language, especially designed for teachers whose first language is not English.

Teacher Training Essentials: Workshops for Professional Development

Author: Craig Thaine

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125348950

Category: Teachers

Page: 127

View: 489

Advising and Supporting Teachers

Author: Mick Randall,Barbara Thornton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521630851

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 4997

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

Second Language Teacher Education

Author: Jack C. Richards,David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387798

Category: Education

Page: 340

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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.

A Course in Language Teaching Trainer's Handbook

Practice of Theory

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9780521449946

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 375

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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.

Literature and Language Teaching

A Guide for Teachers and Trainers

Author: Gillian Lazar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052140651X

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 9076

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.

Teach English Teacher's Workbook

A Training Course for Teachers

Author: Adrian Doff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348638

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 139

View: 8082

Teach English is a teacher training course that develops practical skills in the teaching of English as a second language. It can be used in a variety of situations: in-service courses for teachers working at the secondary school level or in language institutes, in pre-service training of secondary school teachers, and as part of a refresher course in practical methodology for more experienced teachers. It is especially designed to meet the needs of teachers whose first language is not English, who teach large classes in rigid classrooms with few resources, who follow a set of syllabus and textbook, who have little control over course content or material.

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.

A Course in Language Teaching Trainee Book

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 6637

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.

The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387941

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 944

Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

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

View: 1307

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.

Current Issues in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development

Research and Practice

Author: Christina Gitsaki,Thomai Alexiou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443887366

Category: Language and languages

Page: 375

View: 5833

Current Issues in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development: Research and Practice represents a collection of selected papers from the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), which was held in August 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The volume comprises 18 chapters presenting current research projects and discussing issues related to second language acquisition, teaching and teacher education in a variety of contexts from around the world. This collection of research papers will be of use to both new and seasoned researchers in the field of applied linguistics. Teacher educators, language teachers and language policy makers will find this volume equally useful as the papers address current issues in language education.

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