Testing for Language Teachers


Author: Arthur Hughes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521484952
Category: Education
Page: 251
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This 2nd edition includes a new chapter on testing young learners and features expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability. There is also an additional appendix on item banking and a revised appendix on statistical analysis of test data.

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

A Guide for Language Teachers
Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia,Elite Olshtain
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521640555
Category: Education
Page: 279
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Recommends that language teachers incorporate discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. The authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge and language skills.

Language Test Construction and Evaluation


Author: Charles J.. Alderson,J. Charles Alderson,Caroline Clapham,Dianne Wall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521478298
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 310
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Language Test Construction and Evaluation describes the process of language test construction clearly and comprehensively. Each chapter deals with one stage of the test construction process; from drafting initial test specifications, to reporting test scores, test validation and washback. In addition, current practice in the examining of English as a Foreign Language by different examining boards is reviewed in order to compare testing principles with present test practice. The focus is on the practical: it does not assume a statistical background but explains and demystifies the procedures and concepts that are relevant to the construction and evaluation of language tests. Language Test Construction and Evaluation will provide an invaluable reference for anyone who wishes to understand how language tests are, and should be, constructed.

Interactive Language Teaching


Author: Wilga M. Rivers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521322162
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 228
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In this collection of essays, a distinguished group of innovative teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching. The articles are designed to help classroom teachers make language classes more participatory and communication oriented. Successive articles deal with the structure of interaction in large and small groups: imaginative activities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, and testing; the use of poetry, song, and drama; how to perform grammar rules rather than recite them; the special contribution of authentic materials; using audio and video as well as computer software to enhance learning, tapping the community as a resource; learning to interact in different cultural styles; and preparing the student for real-life professional use of language. Teachers of any language and teachers in training will find in this volume a wealth of original and practical ideas for the classroom.

Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes


Author: Dan Douglas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521584957
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 311
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Testing language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to that branch of language testing in which the test content and test methods are derived from an analysis of a specific language use situation, such as Spanish for business, Japanese for tour guides, Italian for language teachers, or English for air traffic control. LSP tests are usually contrasted with general purpose language tests, in which purpose is more broadly defined, as in the Test of English as a Foreign Language. This book is the first to examine the issues surrounding the implementation of tests for specific purposes. It includes an in-depth discussion of the issues, an examination of the current exams, and a comprehensive overview of the literature. It will be a welcome addition to any language teaching professionals library.

Language Teacher Supervision

A Case-based Approach
Author: Kathleen M. Bailey
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125331075
Category: Language teachers
Page: 384
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"This book explores the issues involved in supervision such as teacher evaluation, autonomy, authority, awareness and attitude. It contains a wealth of practical detail on gathering data and providing feedback in post-observation conferences with teachers. Each chapter includes an illustrative case study and a review of the literature. Discussion questions on each case, teacher development tasks, and suggestions for further reading afford avenues for further exploration."--Publisher description.

Tasks for Language Teachers

A Resource Book for Training and Development
Author: Martin Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521426664
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 325
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This book contains 40 tasks of two types: discussion tasks and classroom-based tasks.

Language Learning in Distance Education


Author: Cynthia White
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125391192
Category: Distance education
Page: 258
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Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design
Author: Brown,James Dean Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315517
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 219
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What is research? - Variables - Data organization - Controlling extraneous variables - Critiquing statistical studies - The group and the individuals - Patterns in human behavior - Statistics for testing - Statistical logic - Correlation - Comparing means - Comparing frequencies - Hands-on critique and posttest.

A Course in English Language Teaching


Author: Penny Ur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107684676
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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A completely revised and updated edition of A Course in Language Teaching. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to English language teaching, and is suitable for teachers in a variety of educational settings, including compulsory education. It has been completely revised and updated to include essential new topics for the modern English language teacher, including English as an international language, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and using digital materials. It is ideal for initial teacher training and as a reference guide for practising teachers. The book combines theory and practice, with each unit containing tasks that encourage reflection and discussion, plus action tasks such as classroom observation and practice.

The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment


Author: Christine Coombe,Peter Davidson,Barry O'Sullivan,Stephen Stoynoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107017149
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 321
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"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages. This volume provides snapshots of significant issues and trends that have shaped language assessment in the past and highlights the current state of our understanding of these issues"--

Grammar for English Language Teachers


Author: Martin Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521712040
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 479
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An invaluable resource helping teachers at all levels of experience to develop their understanding of English grammar. Grammar for English Language Teachers is designed to help practising and trainee teachers to develop their knowledge of English grammar systems. It encourages teachers to appreciate factors that affect grammatical choices, and evaluates the 'rules of thumb' presented to learners in course materials. Consolidation exercises provide an opportunity for teachers to test these rules against real language use and to evaluate classroom and reference materials.

Teach English: Teacher's workbook


Author: Adrian Doff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521348638
Category: English language
Page: 144
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Teach English is a teacher training course that develops practical skills in the teaching of English as a second language. It can be used in a variety of situations: in-service courses for teachers working at the secondary school level or in language institutes, in pre-service training of secondary school teachers, and as part of a refresher course in practical methodology for more experienced teachers. It is especially designed to meet the needs of teachers whose first language is not English, who teach large classes in rigid classrooms with few resources, who follow a set of syllabus and textbook, who have little control over course content or material.

Task-Based Language Teaching


Author: David Nunan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840171
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 222
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While Designing Tasks underpins this new title, the material has been thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.

English for Academic Purposes

A Guide and Resource Book for Teachers
Author: R. R. Jordan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052155618X
Category: Education
Page: 404
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English for Academic Purposes provides a comprehensive overview of the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for teachers. It not only looks at study skills, but also at other central concerns of EAP, such as needs analysis, syllabus and course design, methodology and materials, learning styles, tests and exams, and academic style and genre analysis. In addition to general EAP, the author also considers subject-specific language and the production of teaching materials. Throughout, the author adopts a user-friendly approach in which theoretical considerations are balanced with practical experience. Issues are discussed and illustrated, but readers are also encouraged to form their own opinions by means of stimulating introspect and discuss sections at the end of each chapter.

Lessons from Good Language Teachers


Author: Carol Griffiths,Zia Tajeddin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108489265
Category: Education
Page: 334
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Explains how good language teachers work, drawing on teacher training theory as well as many examples and case studies.

Focus on the Language Classroom

An Introduction to Classroom Research for Language Teachers
Author: Richard Allwright,Dick Allwright,Kathleen M. Bailey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521269094
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 250
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The authors set out to define the aims, principles and objectives of recent research into what exactly happens in the language classroom, to describe the findings of this work, and to relate these to teaching practice.

The Language Teaching Matrix


Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521387941
Category: Education
Page: 185
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Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom


Author: Zoltan Dörnyei
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521790298
Category: Education
Page: 155
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When trying to explain any success or failure in second language (L2) learning, the term 'motivation' is often used by teachers and students alike. Indeed, motivation is one of the key learner factors that determines the rate and success of L2 attainment: it provides the primary impetus to initiate learning the L2 and later the driving force to sustain the long learning process. Without sufficient motivation, even individuals with the most remarkable abilities cannot accomplish long-term goals. This book takes a practical approach to teaching motivational strategies in the language classroom, and gives the teacher strategies that they can use to motivate language learners.

Penny Ur's 100 Teaching Tips Google eBook


Author: Penny Ur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316507300
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 116
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Tried and tested teaching tips for language teachers. This practical ebook, with its clear and accessible style, will be useful to many teachers, whether trainee, novice or experienced, in a variety of contexts. It provides a set of 100 hands-on tips on 19 different areas of classroom teaching, including using a coursebook, giving and checking homework, classroom discipline, testing and assessment. The clear and concise advice is accompanied by brief explanatory notes based on the author's extensive teaching experience.