esl-book.com - English Language Teaching http://esl-book.com/?q=taxonomy/term/12/0 en Practical, detailed, and illuminating http://esl-book.com/?q=art-teaching-speaking-research-pedagogy-esl-efl <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DE3GMC51L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom" title="The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom" height="75" width="52" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Art-Teaching-Speaking-Research-Classroom/dp/0472031651%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0472031651" rel="nofollow">The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This practical guide for English teachers should find a large audience, especially in MA classes on ESL methodology. Combining personal insights, detailed interview with fellow ESL teachers, and a survey of recent research and an acute awareness that context matters, Keith Folse has written an outstanding primer for conversation teachers and tutors. His 20 short vignettes in Chapter 3 (What does a Conversation Class Look Like) are worth the coverprice alone. If you have already, or you plan to teach a conversation class, I strongly recommend this outstanding primer.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=art-teaching-speaking-research-pedagogy-esl-efl#comments English Language Teaching Speaking Skills The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom Sat, 10 Jan 2009 04:57:33 +0000 Editor 5 at http://esl-book.com ESL Teacher's Activities Kit http://esl-book.com/?q=esl-english-second-language-teachers-activities-kit-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You won&#039;t make much money teaching ESL to little kids but you will get most of your joy and job satisfaction from them. This book will keep your lessons creative and entertaining. </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VXBZN918L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of ESL Teacher&amp;#039;s Activities Kit" title="ESL Teacher&amp;#039;s Activities Kit" height="75" width="56" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/ESL-Teachers-Activities-Elizabeth-Claire/dp/0130804789%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0130804789" rel="nofollow">ESL Teacher's Activities Kit</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>You won't make much money teaching ESL to little kids but you will get most of your joy and job satisfaction from them. This book will keep your lessons creative and entertaining.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=esl-english-second-language-teachers-activities-kit-book-review#comments English Language Teaching ESL Teacher's Activities Kit Mon, 09 Feb 2009 23:23:06 +0000 Mark 29 at http://esl-book.com Good Desk Reference http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-english-language-teachers-with-exercises-key-textbook-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You need a desk reference for review. This book is half the size and more usable then the reference I have dragged over three continents during the past 20 years. You don&#039;t want it but you will need it </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D13TZ5C3L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Grammar for English Language Teachers: With Exercises and a Key" title="Grammar for English Language Teachers: With Exercises and a Key" height="75" width="58" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Grammar-English-Language-Teachers-Exercises/dp/0521477972%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521477972" rel="nofollow">Grammar for English Language Teachers: With Exercises and a Key</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>You need a desk reference for review. This book is half the size and more usable then the reference I have dragged over three continents during the past 20 years. You don't want it but you will need it</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-english-language-teachers-with-exercises-key-textbook-review#comments English Language Teaching Grammar for English Language Teachers With Exercises and a Key Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:49:38 +0000 Mark 28 at http://esl-book.com Plenty of Exercises http://esl-book.com/?q=english-sentence-structure-intensive-course-series-teaching-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;All the sentence patterns you will need to drill it into their subconsciouses. Its not fun or friendly but your students and your boss will expect it from you. Don&#039;t disappoint them, be prepared&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dSQOOMNqL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of English Sentence Structure (Intensive Course in English Series)" title="English Sentence Structure (Intensive Course in English Series)" height="75" width="49" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/English-Sentence-Structure-Intensive-Course/dp/0472083074%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0472083074" rel="nofollow">English Sentence Structure (Intensive Course in English Series)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>All the sentence patterns you will need to drill it into their subconsciouses. Its not fun or friendly but your students and your boss will expect it from you. Don't disappoint them, be prepared</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=english-sentence-structure-intensive-course-series-teaching-book-review#comments English Language Teaching English Sentence Structure Intensive Course in English Series Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:45:57 +0000 Mark 27 at http://esl-book.com Handy Cultural Primer http://esl-book.com/?q=dictionary-cultural-literacy-every-american-english-student-teachers-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;As an ESL teacher, you are the walking expert on everything in your culture. So teacher could you tell me about Malthusianism? I wish, I could say that last line was a bad joke but its not. I wasn&#039;t an expert on my own culture but can now hold my own with any diplomat. This book will make you look omniscient to your students. Your students are going to worship you so try not to let them down&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61j2JNHlb5L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know" title="The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know" height="75" width="62" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Dictionary-Cultural-Literacy/dp/0618226478%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dhowdoyouknow-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0618226478" rel="nofollow">The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>As an ESL teacher, you are the walking expert on everything in your culture. So teacher could you tell me about Malthusianism? I wish, I could say that last line was a bad joke but its not. I wasn't an expert on my own culture but can now hold my own with any diplomat. This book will make you look omniscient to your students. Your students are going to worship you so try not to let them down</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=dictionary-cultural-literacy-every-american-english-student-teachers-book-review#comments Dictionary of Cultural Literacy English Language Teaching What Every American Needs to Know Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:41:33 +0000 Mark 26 at http://esl-book.com Nice Classtime Filler Exercises http://esl-book.com/?q=five-minute-activities-resource-short-cambridge-handbooks-language-teachers-review <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/315xJBlDcpL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)" title="Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)" height="75" width="50" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Five-Minute-Activities-Resource-Cambridge-Handbooks/dp/0521397812%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dhowdoyouknow-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521397812" rel="nofollow">Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your lessons never go perfectly according to plan. Five-Minute Activities gives you a buffer at the beginning and end of class to make the most of your time.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=five-minute-activities-resource-short-cambridge-handbooks-language-teachers-review#comments Cambridge Handbooks English Language Teaching Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities Language Teachers Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:33:29 +0000 Mark 25 at http://esl-book.com Make Practice Easy http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-practice-activities-practical-guide-teachers-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;Grammar is not a dirty word. However, not getting your students to practice the grammar that you have just sweated blood to teach them, sets them up for failure. Do yourself a favor teach a little and make them practice a lot.&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31v5igil0nL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)" title="Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)" height="75" width="49" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Grammar-Practice-Activities-Practical-Cambridge/dp/0521338476%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dhowdoyouknow-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521338476" rel="nofollow">Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grammar is not a dirty word. However, not getting your students to practice the grammar that you have just sweated blood to teach them, sets them up for failure. Do yourself a favor teach a little and make them practice a lot.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-practice-activities-practical-guide-teachers-book-review#comments English Language Teaching Grammar Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:27:49 +0000 Mark 24 at http://esl-book.com Conversation Class Book http://esl-book.com/?q=keep-talking-communicative-fluency-activities-language-teaching-english-textbook-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You will be teaching a lot of conversation classes. Teaching a conversation class seems like a no-brainer to a native speaker with no experience but it&#039;s not. This reference will keep your students talking and you from burning out. </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/313LeKOufsL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Keep Talking: Communicative Fluency Activities for Language Teaching (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)" title="Keep Talking: Communicative Fluency Activities for Language Teaching (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)" height="75" width="52" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Talking-Communicative-Activities-Cambridge/dp/0521278716%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dhowdoyouknow-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521278716" rel="nofollow">Keep Talking: Communicative Fluency Activities for Language Teaching (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>You will be teaching a lot of conversation classes. Teaching a conversation class seems like a no-brainer to a native speaker with no experience but it's not. This reference will keep your students talking and you from burning out.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=keep-talking-communicative-fluency-activities-language-teaching-english-textbook-review#comments Communicative Fluency Activities English Language Teaching Keep Talking Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:04:28 +0000 Mark 23 at http://esl-book.com Ambitious, flawed, and very practical http://esl-book.com/?q=highway-esl-guide-teaching-english-second-language <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419GDQMBEFL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Highway To E.S.L.: A User-Friendly Guide to Teaching English As A Second Language" title="Highway To E.S.L.: A User-Friendly Guide to Teaching English As A Second Language" height="75" width="50" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Highway-E-S-L-User-Friendly-Teaching-Language/dp/0595342213%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0595342213" rel="nofollow">Highway To E.S.L.: A User-Friendly Guide to Teaching English As A Second Language</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Evidently written to help novice ESL teachers understand the diverse and challenging skill sets required to teach English overseas, this ambitious book provides a plethora of practical tips for success in the classroom. </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=highway-esl-guide-teaching-english-second-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=highway-esl-guide-teaching-english-second-language#comments English Language Teaching Highway To E.S.L. Teaching English As A Second Language Sat, 10 Jan 2009 06:05:57 +0000 Editor 6 at http://esl-book.com An impressive primer to a complicated subject http://esl-book.com/?q=world-englishes-international-communication-teaching <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BduLNK1VL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics Non Series)" title="World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics Non Series)" height="75" width="58" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/World-Englishes-Implications-International-Communication/dp/0521616875%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521616875" rel="nofollow">World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics Non Series)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do the English in England speak the same English as the Americans, the Jamacians, the South Africans, the Australians, the Irish, and the Indians? Should they? What does it mean if a majority of English speakers are actually English as a second language speakers? Can we actually assert that one version of English is more correct, formal, or proper than other forms? </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=world-englishes-international-communication-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=world-englishes-international-communication-teaching#comments English Language Teaching World Englishes Sat, 10 Jan 2009 01:30:39 +0000 Editor 4 at http://esl-book.com