Success in english teaching
A complete introduction to teaching English at secondary school level and above.


Language: Anglais
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A comprehensive and readable introduction to teaching English. Clear and jargon-free, it is easy to follow and suitable for initial teacher training, but also provides guidance and fresh ideas for more experienced teachers. It offers realistic ways of achieving success even with large classes and few resources.
Introduction. 1. A general approach to teaching English. Introduction. Recognizing success in teaching English. Teachers and teaching. Co-ordination of English language departments. Establishing goals and objectives in teaching English. Variations in course goals. Communication first and last. English as the main classroom language. Routine communicative activities. A general model of English teaching. Creating conditions for learning. Learner participation. Motivation. Summary. Project. 2. Presenting new language items. Introduction. New items in an English language course. What you need to know about new items. Functional-grammatical items. Presenting new functional-grammatical items. Teaching analysis and planning. Presentation procedures. Coursebook material. The place of writing in presentation. Writing for clarification and consolidation. From presentation to practice. Summary. Project. 3. Organizing language practice. Introduction. The difference between accuracy and fluency practice. Practice and communication. Oral accuracy practice. Language patterns and substitution. Accuracy practice and communication. Information gaps. Elicitation in accuracy practice. Interactions. Topics and activities. Oral fluency practice. Types of fluency activity. Feedback and correction in oral practice. Feedback and correction in accuracy work. Feedback and correction in fluency work. Written practice. Summary. Project. 4. Handling vocabulary. Introduction. Vocabulary in language teaching and learning. Dealing with new vocabulary. Meaning and use in communication. Pronunciation and spelling. Grammar. Working on vocabulary. Remedial work. Summary. Project. 5. Developing spoken communication skills. Introduction. Communication. Communication outside the classroom. Communication in the classroom. The four skills. Listening. Classroom listening. Recorded texts. Speaking. Classroom speaking. Speaking activities. Summary. Project. 6. Developing written communication skills. Introduction. Spoken and written language. Reading comprehension. Ways of reading. Reading activities. Reading outside the classroom. Writing. Writing activities. Integrating skills. Summary. Project. 7. Review and remedial work. Introduction. The need for review and remedial work. The language learning process. Input, imitation, and cognitive hypotheses. Subconscious and conscious processes. Errors and learning. Pedagogical and natural syllabuses. Variables. Implications for review and remedial work. Review activities. Remedial work. Personalized remedial work. Summary. Project. 8. Planning and managing classes. Introduction. Long-term planning. The course syllabus. Syllabus units. Short-term planning. Work plans. Lesson planning. Class management. Getting attention and participation. Giving and checking instructions. Managing pair and groupwork. Teacher and learner roles. Discipline. Different teaching situations.