This is a comprehensive catalogue of classroom procedures and activities to help teachers in planning lessons. It includes discussion points, activities, and exercises.
There is an audio CD of classroom extracts, and additional online resources. It is ideal for self-access work, whether in a group or individually. Intended mainly as a teacher resource, but can also be used as part of a training programme.
ISBN-13: 978-0521585590 (CUP)
This book helps students discover how they do things, both inside and outside the classroom. Based largely on humanistic principles, it has over 100 activities designed to encourage students to think, speak and write in English about areas they may never have discussed in their mother tongue. It is a rich source of stimulating and easy-to-use lesson ideas requiring minimal preparation. The activities, which are suitable for a range of levels and ages, deal with the following areas: - examining the patterns and processes in students' everyday life - exploring both the mother tongue and the foreign language - group dynamics - exploring and exploiting the course book - ways of learning - correction and feedback. There is also a special teacher development section.
This book is for native-speaker teachers of English preparing to work overseas. It looks at the way in which social, political, economic, and cultural factors can influence the language classroom.
It also contains many practical suggestions on how to cope with the professional problems and misunderstandings which can occur in overseas contexts.
ISBN-13: 978-0521645263 (CUP)
Using Newspapers in the Classroom is a collection of over 130 practical and creative newspaper-based activities to use with young adult and adult learners from pre-intermediate to advanced levels. The activities, which show teachers how to exploit the different features and sections of newspapers, are designed to provide motivating and challenging learning experiences, as well as valuable language practice. Clear lesson plans, sample materials and practical guidelines combine to give teachers of general English and English for specific purposes maximum support for using newspapers in the classroom.
ISBN-13: 978-0521639712 (CUP)
This resource book is packed with activities for practising common spelling patterns in English. Each unit concentrates on a particular 'sound' or phoneme.
It is a comprehensive collection of classroom activities for practising common spelling patterns.
Cambridge University Press
This book deals with the kinds of everyday questions working teachers face as they plan lessons and courses. Each chapter contains an analysis of the issue under discussion, as well as practical principles and sample activities.
Planning Lessons and Courses will help inexperienced teachers gain confidence in establishing sound working practices and will give more experienced teachers ideas to refresh their routines.
Oxford University Press (OUP)
This book consists of 90 activities focusing on productive and receptive skills, vocabulary, grammar, and culture.
It is designed for use as self-study, in one-to-one situations, or in small groups.
Cambridge University Press
This is a practical guide to communication activities in the language classroom, suitable for use with students from elementary to advanced level. Part I contains instructions for over 100 different exercises, including interviews, guessing games, jigsaw tasks, problem solving, values clarification techniques, mime, role play and story telling. For each activity, notes are also provided on the linguistic and educational aims, the level, organisation, time and preparation required. Part II contains the accompanying worksheets, which can be copied, making many of the activities instantly available for use in class. A comprehensive table of activities and an index are included for ease of reference.
More than 130 activities as well as tips and suggestions for using the classroom board more effectively and efficiently. This book provides tips and suggestions to help language teachers use their classroom boards more effectively and efficiently. More than 130 activities for the board to help teachers both teach and assess their students are included. These activities will also provide opportunities for students, whatever their age or level of competency, to learn and practice specific lexical, phonetic, or grammatical items; attain increased fluency in their writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; teach and learn from their peers; practice self-assessment; get to know each other and other cultures better; and have fun during the learning process.
Cambridge University Press
How can you make a discussion really work? What sort of activities produce genuine and enthusiastic exchanges of ideas? How can you prepare such exercises quickly and easily? These are some of the questions that Discussions that Work sets out to answer.
Provides guidelines on organizing successful task-centred activities. Gives fifty practical examples which have been tried and found effective in the classroom. Includes simple to complex and sophisticated, and can be used with a wide range of learners, from elementary to the most advanced, in both secondary and adult education.
“...has a wealth of practical ideas which can be used in the classroom tomorrow.” Wendy Scott, Practical English Teaching
This updated edition is a practical reference guide which compares the relevant features of a student's own language with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems their students have.
Learner English has chapters focusing on major problems of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and other errors as well as new chapters covering Korean, Malay/Indonesian and Polish language backgrounds. 'This book ought to be read by all teachers of English but especially those who work with multi-lingual classes where it is a constant challenge to discover the fundamental reasons behind students' errors.' British Council Network News
Oxford University Press
This useful reference book gives guidance on the use of role play to develop fluency and to train students to deal with the unpredictable nature of language.
It helps to provide a focal point in lessons integrating the four skills, while giving experienced teachers fresh ideas, and less experienced teachers lots of practical support.
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Winner of the English-Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh's English Language Award.
This book is a comprehensive and practical guide that will be indispensible to trainee teachers and more experienced teachers throughout their careers.
This detailed book on phonology is divided into two main sections.
The first section shows the reader how sounds are physically made.
The second section shows how to teach students these sounds.
The approach of this book makes learning phonology a physical, visual, auditory and creative experience which for most students is more effective and more enjoyable.
Cambridge University Press
Discussions A-Z Intermediate is a photocopiable resource book of speaking activities designed to encourage lively, natural discussion among intermediate students.
Providing a refreshing perspective on many common themes the material consists of 26 topic-based units, each filled with a variety of stimulating activities. The units contain authentic reading and listening texts intended to be used as stimulus for discussion. The accompanying cassette provides a wide range of native speaker accents.
The teacher's pages provide clear instructions for each activity, as well as providing a wealth of background information on each topic, keys to the activities, complete tapescripts and suggestions for discussion-based writing activities. The material is designed to be flexible and free-standing: activities can either be used as the basis for a discussion course or dipped into in or out of sequence.
This book provides practical advice for teachers who work with large, mixed-ability classes.
It offers a wide variety of activities to develop student motivation, interest, participation and responsibility.
The Q Book is a teacher's resource book in which the use of questions is central.
The emphasis is on real communication, and students learn to use the foreign language naturally.
The material consists of lesson plans suitable for students of English from post-beginner to advanced level.
Cambridge University Press
Lessons from Nothing is an invaluable resource for busy teachers everywhere who are looking for easy-to-use activities which do not require extensive facilities or preparation. It is a practical sourcebook of around 70 language teaching activities which encourage interaction and co-operation in the classroom.
Special features: * activities for immediate use * activities for all ages and levels * clear presentation * no photocopying required
Here are 99 enjoyable activities, for 11-16 year olds, to coax, cajole and tempt them into learning English.
The authors, drawing on their own vast experience, share ideas on maintaining discipline, using ice-breakers, warmers, fillers, developing vocabulary and using literature.
Cambridge University Press.
Games provide meaningful and enjoyable language practice at all levels and for all age groups. They can be used to practise any of the skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing - at any stage of the learning process, from controlled repetition through guided practice to free expression.
To enable teachers to select the activities most suitable for their needs, precise information is provided, both at the beginning of each game and in the summary chart, about the language content, the skills to be practised, the level, the degree of teacher-control, and the time and materials required. Clear advice is given on preparation and classroom procedure, with many illustrations and examples.
This book supports teachers of English who may have experience of teaching but lack formal training, so that they can better understand what they have already learned through their practice. They can then use that new understanding to develop their teaching. Using short extracts from published course books as examples, it offers the teacher reliable procedures and alternatives, as well as ways of thinking about developing a personal teaching style.
Series Editor: Alan Maley. Oxford University Press
The book provides seventy language practice activities which use the wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise that learners bring with them to the classroom.
The activities can be used to supplement a coursebook or to form the basis of an entire teaching programme.
The areas covered include grammar, vocabulary, and examination practice. Teachers working in conditions where there is limited access to published materials will find the book especially helpful.