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Teaching English Worldwide

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5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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$49.95

Teaching English Worldwide is a New Edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative teacher resource, specially designed for those contemplating teaching English, taking a teacher training course, or already teaching English in the classroom.

ISBN 978-1-932383-06-5

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Teaching English Worldwide is a New Edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative teacher resource, specially designed for those contemplating teaching English, taking a teacher training course, or already teaching English in the classroom. Teaching English Worldwide provides you with 21 chapters covering all teaching essentials, including:

  • answers to basic questions about language teaching
  • how to manage the classroom
  • how to plan lessons
  • how to choose and use textbooks
  • different methods and ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • understanding of basic grammar verb forms
  • a wealth of knowledge and activities for using visual aids, games, drama, and songs
  • awareness of pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • suggestions on correcting errors and testing
  • a reference section featuring a first lesson plan and a placement test
  • and much more!

Each unit features tasks for the reader and wraps up with review questions and a further reading list. A perfect and essential teacher companion.

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Weight 1.7125 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 x 1 x 10 in
Pages

416

2 reviews for Teaching English Worldwide

  1. 5 out of 5

    As a TESOL educator, I am occasionally approached by individuals who have had no training in TESOL, but who nevertheless find themselves on the brink of going abroad to teach English as a Foreign Language. “What should I take?” they ask me. My first thought is that they should take a course in TESOL methods and theory, but since that is not going to happen, I have to come up with a practical alternative. Teaching English Worldwide: A Practical Guide to Teaching, by Paul Lindsay, was written with this audience in mind, as a “one stop” teacher training tool for the novice teaching abroad.
    What could a TESOL educator reasonably expect from such an ambitious “one size fits all contexts” manual? Three criteria come to mind: (1) The text should reflect current theory and practice; (2) The text should offer appropriate and exciting classroom activities which fit most EFL contexts; (3) The text should help the novice teacher avoid the most common mistakes made by inexperienced teachers. For the most part, Teaching English Worldwide meets these requirements. Teachers are instructed to aim for communicative purposes, to integrate language skills, to provide rich context, and to act more as an organizer/enabler than as a lecturer. Most of the suggested activities reflect these principles.
    My favorite aspect of Teaching English Worldwide is the author’s conversational, reassuring tone. It is obvious from this tone and from the advice he offers that he knows the beginning teacher’s tendencies: “Conversation lessons can be disastrous unless they are adequately prepared. You cannot expect to walk into a classroom with 15 to 30 adult students and start a conversation!” Gems such as this are generously sprinkled throughout the text, alerting readers to the most common errors of beginning teachers. The novice audience is also provided the opportunity to check their own understanding through the self-study tasks in each chapter.
    In the best of all possible worlds, all those who set out to teach English abroad would prepare themselves with at least a semester’s study of TESOL theory and practice. If this cannot be the case, Teaching English Worldwide offers a one-book resource which should help nervous yet sincere first-time teachers abroad get on their feet and stay on their feet, which success and pleasure in teaching.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Teach English worldwide with this practical introduction to the field! Specially designed for those thinking about teaching English, planning to take a TESOL training course, or just starting work in a language school, this user-friendly resource adds a bundle of enjoyment to the process! The 21 chapters cover all the essentials, including: answers to basic questions about language teaching; how to manage your classroom, plan lessons, and use textbooks; methods and ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; understanding of basic grammar verb forms; a wealth of knowledge and activities for using visual aids, games, drama, and songs; awareness of pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet; suggestions on correcting errors and testing; and a reference section featuring a first lesson plan and a placement test. Each unit features tasks for the reader and wraps up with review questions and a Further Reading list. This is a basic “must” to pack in your suitcase as you prepare to teach!

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