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

View: 9446

This book contains 40 tasks of two types: discussion tasks and classroom-based tasks.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

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

View: 4179

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.
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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

View: 2989

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.
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English for the Teacher

A Language Development Course

Author: Mary Spratt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426763

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 7859

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

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107684676

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 9524

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.
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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: 502

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.
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The Experience of Language Teaching

Author: Rose Senior

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310598

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 1672

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.
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About language : tasks for teachers of English

Author: Scott Thornbury

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125332036

Category: English language

Page: 269

View: 8631

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.
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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

View: 7469

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.
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Advising and Supporting Teachers

Author: Mick Randall,Barbara Thornton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521630851

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 6017

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

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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.
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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.
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A Course in Language Teaching Trainee Book

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 7251

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.
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Second Language Teacher Education

Author: Jack C. Richards,David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387798

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 815

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.
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Training Foreign Language Teachers

A Reflective Approach

Author: Michael J. Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521356369

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

View: 7679

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.
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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: 3378

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.
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The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387941

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 6192

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.
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Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education

Author: T. Wright,M. Beaumont

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731625X

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 8781

This book brings together the voices of teacher educators working in different national and educational settings. It Covers themes such as change in teacher education practices, the influences of context on practice, and of interculturality, to provide rich insights into the processes and effects of second language teacher education.
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Language Teachers’ Narratives of Practice

Author: Lesley Harbon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443866326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 7595

Language Teachers’ Narratives of Practice is a collection of seventeen essays that examine personal and professional stories of, and by, language teachers in diverse Australian contexts. The voices of twenty-one Australian language teachers in all, describe teachers’ own linguistic and cultural, personal and professional narratives, and how each narrative has informed the construction of their classroom language teaching practice to suit their teaching contexts. We see how teachers make individual responses to emerging pedagogies, developed through the lens of their personal experience and understanding of language and culture. In our invitations to these teachers to contribute chapters to the book, we have encouraged them to make visible the diversity within the Australian language teaching context. This is a new resource for use in a professional development context, for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, tertiary teacher educators and researchers. This resource will serve as a practical text for teachers to draw on, to extend their own professional knowledge and classroom practice in relevant, useful and diverse areas. The narratives can be examined as case studies of teacher identity and life-worlds, development of pedagogies, intercultural learning, and the differentiation and adaptation needed in particular environments, within a diverse environment such as Australia.
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