A Syllabus for Listening – Decoding - Richard Cauldwell

A Syllabus for Listening: Decoding will help teachers and coursebook authors to add a decoding dimension to all listening activities, meaning that students will be better prepared for real-world spontaneous speech encounters.

My teaching of listening has changed utterly. Happy teacher. Happy students. It’s fabulous.’ Jane Hadcock, Teacher, Essex Integration.

Lots of interesting and challenging ideas that will stir up your views on listening.’ Martin Hewings, author of English Pronunciation in Use: Advanced.

It is a cliché in a review to round up with a ‘This book is essential reading for ….’. However, this is absolutely true when it comes to A Syllabus for Listening. Anyone involved in ELT needs to read this book and change their practice … with its firm anchoring in theory, wealth of real-world examples and classroom activities, there can be no excuse to ignore its contents.’ Wayne Rimmer, reviewer, Modern English Teacher.

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Teaching and Developing Reading Skills - Cambridge University Press

Teaching and Developing Reading Skills is for anyone who wants to provide their learners with rich and rewarding reading experiences, both in print and digital formats. Supported by insights from recent research, the book promotes the teaching of reading in a theoretically sound way, moving beyond a comprehension-testing approach to reading. 

The practical part of the book provides a collection of accessible, generic activities so that you can support and develop learners' reading skills and strategies. Its scope is wide-ranging, from promoting reading and developing fluency, to exploiting literary texts, exploiting digital sources, using learner-generated texts and assessing reading. 

Further activities support you in developing excellence in the teaching of reading through guided reflection and action research.

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Teacher Development Over Time - Publisher: Routledge

Research and Resources in Language Teaching is a ground-breaking series whose aim is to integrate the latest research in language teaching with innovative classroom practice. Books are written by a partnership of writers, who combine research and materials writing skills and experience. The series represents a new departure in language education publishing, illustrating how research and practice can combine to provide practical resources for teachers and at the same time encouraging  both researchers and teachers to draw on a body of activities that can provide a basis for further research. Teacher Development Over Time draws on key research to provide a body of engaging and imaginative TD activities designed for different phases of a teaching career, together with suggestions for research possibilities based on these activities to complete the research-practice-research cycle. 

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Teaching English Online - Cambridge Assessment English

Find out about the skills, knowledge, digital tools and resources you need to design and deliver effective online English lessons. Gain insights from online teachers, trainers and learners and share ideas with other course participants. This course will help you better understand how to adapt your face-to-face teaching skills to an online environment. 

By the end of the course, you'll be able to... 

  • Demonstrate the key skills and knowledge needed as an online English teacher 
  • Plan and deliver lessons to develop receptive and productive skills 
  • Understand how to develop language skills 
  • Reflect and improve on professional practice 

Thank you very much for delivering such an interesting and informative course! Some online courses can be a bit hit or miss, but this has been genuinely useful and I look forward to putting the advice and knowledge into practice as an online English teacher.’ – feedback from a teacher on the course.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English as a Lingua Franca for ELT Professionals  - TEFL Equity Advocates & Academy

While it is clear English is primarily used as a global lingua franca (ELF), it is not entirely clear what this might mean for teaching English. Despite over two decades of growing research on ELF, few practical teaching proposals have been made. This on-line course aims to provide a very much needed bridge between research and practice and provide ELT practitioners with concrete classroom-based suggestions and activities for teaching ELF. It covers areas such as how to teach listening, pronunciation, communicative skills, lexis and grammar, and intercultural communication. It also addresses the important issue of native speakerism and shows, through practical activities, how teaching ELF can help us tackle some of the beliefs that lead to the persistence of this ideology.

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Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom - Pavilion Publishing and Media

Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom offers practical ideas and advice for teaching teenage students in the English language classroom. The book goes beyond simply describing innovative teaching ideas and techniques by explaining how to implement them and why you should use them. It also looks at the deeper rationale for decisions we might make as well as identifying the underlying principles and factors that can make or break a lesson. 

Throughout the book, different facets of teaching teens are covered in detail to explore key issues and conflicting factors that might lead a class not going the way you want, what you could try to resolve such a situation and encourages you to reflect on the learning process.

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who has the job of teaching English to teenagers (and even almost teens), teacher trainers and those in a supporting role to teachers.

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