This work offers language teachers a "do-it-yourself" handbook, covering the essentials of language teaching. The book is structured to provide an incline of skills, based on their value in the classroom and their complexity in terms of demands on the teacher. Divided into two parts, it covers the basic skills required to teach main lesson types as well as more advanced valuable skills and activities. Although directed mainly to EFL teaching, the approach is applicable to other languages as well.
This bestselling introductory textbook is a comprehensive overview of the field of second language acquisition. In an easy-to-read, accessible style, it provides students with information about the scope of the field, but also provides background information on related areas such as first language acquisition. The book introduces students to current issues of data collection and data analysis, as well as provides an historical overview of the field, thus giving students context and perspective about how today's issues arise from earlier approaches.
The "Macmilllan Focus" series provides background material which is designed to present a series of "insiders' views" of that world. "Focus on Britain Today" has been developed especially for students at secondary level, who are required to learn about British "civilisation" as part of their language studies. It uses up-to-date information and communicative methodology to provide motivating practice based on those aspects of the country in the 1990s which are relevant to learners of today. The topic-based language practice involves the input of information from textual, diagrammatic and visual sources. Specific language items are clearly presented and practised, and unfamiliar language carefully glossed. The emphasis throughout is on the exploration of and discovery about the target society in relation to the student's own - and, above all, those aspects of both which are relevant, and of interest to adolescents today.
Part of a series that offers revised material to prepare students for each paper of the new Cambridge First Certificate Examination. The works aims to develop the necessary skills provide practice in every aspect of the exam.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index.
Heritage Tourism provides a balanced view of both theoretical issues and applied subjects that managers must deal with on a daily basis. These concepts are illustrated throughout the text via examples and boxed case studies. With the rapid growth of special interest travel during the past two decades, the demand for heritage tourism experiences has soared, and its economic and socio-cultural importance cannot be overstated. This book addresses this booming type of tourism and will prove to be a valuable resource for educators, students, and practitioners in the field of heritage tourism.
Reflecting the shift which has recently occurred in approaches to languages testing in response to developments in teaching, this book highlights the importance of context, purposiveness and realistic discourse in testing, as in teaching. Discrete point, integrative and communicative approaches are all considered, together with their limitations in terms of validity, reliability and efficiency. Guidelines are given for monitoring tests, and samples of the tests considered to represent the best of current EFL testing practice in the UK, are provided.
What do second language learners do to learn a second languate? How do they manage or self-direct these efforts? What do they know about their language learning process? How can their skills be refined and developed? The papers presented in this collection address these theoretical and practical concerns. They report on research that demostrates that second language learners bring a varied range or learning skills to the tas of acquiring second language competence. They also bring to light the knowledge learners have about their learning process. The second language learning. It points to the dimensions to be taken into account in the development of learned-centered methods and materials. It is a book that will be of interest and practical value to both classroom teachers and researchers.
Offering a variety of exercises and activities that can be used with written and recorded dialogues, this book aims to help teachers to develop their students' conversational abilities. The introduction draws on current discourse analysis to identify skills needing to be taught.
The Protestant Heritage, The Family, Government and Politics, American Values at the Crossroads.. These are but a few chapter headings in this provocative introduction to the basic American cultural values and how they influence American behaviour and institutions. In the first five chapters the authors show how our basic beliefs developed into a value system embraced by most Americans. The last seven chapters explore the impact of these values on American life.
An introductory chapter on the anatomy of a novel deals with construction, characters, plots and convention, and is followed by seven main extracts from novels which include Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", Lawrence's "Women in Love", Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Walker's "The Colour Purple".
Intended for students who are ready to approach literature in English, this text deals with the literary and language aspects of modern plays. It includes seven extracts of modern plays, contrastive extracts and an introductory chapter on the anatomy of a play, which deals with characters, plots, stage design, acting and rehearsals. The text contains a variety of language-based exercises in areas of grammar, vocabulary and writing styles, as well as exercises involving personal responses. An answer key to the exercises means the book can be used for self-study. The seven main play extracts are from: Shaw's "Pygmalion", O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night", Miller's "The Crucible", O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars", Williams's "A Streetcar named Desire", Fugard's "Siswe Bansi is Dead" and Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment". Contrastive extracts are taken from Wesker, Leonard, Friel, Russel and Mamet.