A Concise Grammar For English Language Teachers

Author: Tony Penston
Editor: TP Publications
ISBN: 0953132315
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A Concise Grammar For English Language Teachers Tony Penston 2005

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This book is in fact the new edition of A Grammar Course for TEFL Certificate. The change of title is to reflect a completely revamped work and serve a wider readership. The commendations for the first edition have justified my main main objectives: to present the essentials of tesol grammar in a concise and user-friendly way, making them comprehensible in a short period and easily locatable during lesson planning. Like the first edition, this book has been written mainly for participants on a teacher training course, but with the increase in content it should also serve well as a reference for practising teachers. It presupposes a native-speaker or near native-speaker level of competence in English, but takes nothing for granted regarding the reader's knowledge of grammar. It gets straight to the point, knowing what the teacher needs and not wasting space with what they don't. I am cognizant of the value of coursebooks and recommend their use to varying degrees, hence the many extracts from coursebooks in this publication. But besides the coursebook there is a growing popularity of the use of authentic materials, games, instant lessons, etc, so the teacher now has to operate with more unpredictable language in the classroom. Today's language learner is sophisticated and demands both communicative activities and competent grammar explanation. Where the matching tasks in this book are used in tutorials the tutor should cut out and mount/laminate the sections for group/pair work where possible. The tutor may also project the task/answer. Copyright is waived for such tutor activities but I would stress that no further copying is allowed under copyright legislation and it is strongly recommended that each course participant should have a copy of this book. It must be stressed that the activities in this book are designed for teachers, not for language learners. The extracts from ELT coursebooks and the Teaching Notes are intended to show the difference between what the teacher should know and what and how they should teach. I would here like to include a few points on what I believe an English language teacher should know about grammar and its teaching: 1. The teacher should know the terminology, because it is very difficult to explain a grammar rule without knowing the names of the items affected by that rule. 2. The teacher should know the structure rules, simply because most learners are comparing those of English with their own while they learn, and clear explanation should be available to the student on request. 3. The teacher should know how to fit the semantic (meaning) with the grammatical, i.e. we don't just explain the what of the structure, but also the why, the use/function of the structure. The good teacher knows how to teach the 'feeling' for the language besides the structure of it. 4. The teacher should know when to teach grammar, better said, exploit grammar to aid the learning of the language. This involves knowing whether their students are the type who use grammar as a 'mental framework' for language acquisition (this sounds abstract but this type is evidenced by constant questioning about grammatical points, often consequently drawing accusations of testing the teacher). It also involves waiting till learners become curious about a grammar point and being able to present a grammar lesson on that. 5. The teacher should know when not to teach grammar, that is, not to present grammar for grammar's sake. Primarily the teacher is a teacher of English communication, not of English grammar, and these in effect are two different subjects. Native speakers never had to learn (consciously) the grammar of their own language in order to communicate. 6. The teacher should know how much grammar to teach at each level. Most experienced teachers know when to tell a white lie in order to keep information simple and not overwhelm slow learners or learners at lower levels. This book should go some way towards providing the skills outlined in the points above. Remarks and suggestions from users of this book would be greatly appreciated.

A Handbook For Language Detectives

Author: Karen Lassen Bruntt
Editor: Samfundslitteratur
ISBN: 9788759315736
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Essentials Of Mastering English

Author: Carl Bache
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110825988
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Essentials of Mastering English: A Concise Grammar is both an ideal companion for undergraduate students wishing to acquire a high level of grammatical proficiency and a readily accessible reference work for teachers of English at all levels. It provides an introduction to basic grammatical terms and to elementary syntactic description, enabling students to analyse sentences and utterances down to word level with a specification of both the form and the function of all constituents.

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A Concise Contrastive Grammar Of English For Danish Students

Author: Lise-Lotte Hjulmand
Editor: Samfundslitteratur
ISBN: 9788759316641
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International Handbook Of English Language Teaching

Author: Jim Cummins
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387463011
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This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.

A Concise Grammar Of Ju Hoan

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English For Everyone Teacher S Guide

Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465479503
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An essential teacher's companion to an innovative, uniquely visual English-language course, this guide helps English teachers--including those for whom English is not their native language--create clear, focused lesson plans, explain difficult concepts in a simple and concise way, and make language learning exciting, intuitive, and incredibly easy. This teacher's guide is designed to accompany English for Everyone, a comprehensive course in English as a foreign language for adults. English for Everyone combines innovative and systematic visual teaching methods with the best of DK design to make the English language easy to understand and learn. Key language skills, grammar rules, and vocabulary are reinforced with listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises, available in print and digital formats. The English for Everyone Teacher's Guide helps busy classroom teachers or one-on-one tutors get the most out of using the course with their students. Its step-by-step guide to the crystal-clear, tightly structured teaching method shows teachers how to explain even the trickiest points of English in an engaging, easy-to-follow way. It also includes instructions for the series' highly versatile exercises, which are primarily suitable for homework, independent study, or one-on-one tutoring, but are readily adapted for classroom or group activities.