Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 370 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773381367
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Overview

Designed as an all-in-one guide, this practical, easy to use text is essential to all courses offering instruction to students who are training to become language teachers in Canada and abroad. Awarded the 2017 TESL Canada Innovation Award for Teacher Professional Development Resource, this wonderfully concise textbook covers key topics including course design, lesson planning, and classroom management. It also identifies how to teach speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with special attention to language acquisition and intercultural communication. This essential resource is ideal for courses in teaching English as a second or foreign language and for certificates in TESL, TEFL, TESFL, or TESOL.


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Table of Contents

Preface


Part I – Teaching Language: An Overview

Chapter 1: All about Teachers

Chapter 2: Learning about Learners

Chapter 3: Learning from Others: Approaches and Methods

Chapter 4: Planning Courses

Chapter 5: Planning Lessons and Activities

Chapter 6: Class Management

Chapter 7: Assessment


Part II – Teaching Language Skills and Subskills

Chapter 8: Teaching Speaking

Chapter 9: Teaching Listening Comprehension

Chapter 10: Teaching Reading

Chapter 11: Teaching Writing

Chapter 12: Understanding and Teaching Vocabulary

Chapter 13: Understanding Grammar

Chapter 14: Teaching Grammar

Chapter 15: Understanding Speech Sounds

Chapter 16: Teaching Sound Perception and Pronunciation

Chapter 17: Linguistic Factors in Language Acquisition

Chapter 18: Intercultural Communication

Chapter 19: Frequently Asked Questions


Appendix 3E: Sample Content-Based Lesson

Appendix 3F: Sample Lexical Approach Activities

Appendix 7A: Commonly Used (International) Proficiency Tests

Appendix 8A: Common Discourse Markers

Appendix 8B: Sample Simulation and Role-Play Scenarios

Appendix 9A: Sample Listening Activities

Appendix 10A: Sample Reading Lesson

Appendix 11A: Sample Writing Lesson

Appendix 12A: Sample Vocabulary Lesson

Appendix 13A: Verb Tenses in English

Appendix 14A: Sample Grammar Lesson (Tense)

Appendix 14B: Sample Grammar Lesson (Conditionals)

Appendix 15A: IPA Vowel Chart for North American English

Appendix 16A: Sound Families for Common North American Vowel Sounds

Appendix 16B: Sound Families for Tricky Consonant Sounds


Glossary of Key Terms

Index

Graeme Ching

Graeme Ching is the Director of TESL and TEFL Programs at Crandall University, as well as a Senior Lecturer in English and Language Education. As the former owner of Aurora English in Japan, he has extensive experience in program design and course development. He is also a recipient of the TESL Canada Innovation Award for teaching training materials and the Steeves Excellence in Teaching Award.


Reviews

“A practical, comprehensive overview of the complex art of language teaching.… The tone is accessible and friendly, and it is written in a practical way to help teachers identify issues and work out solutions.”

“Have you been looking for the one text that can prepare your preservice ESL/EFL teachers for the classroom? Look no further. This book introduces students to the theory and methodology of TESOL in an accessible and practical way.”

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