Teaching techniques in English as a second language. Series Editors: Russell N.Campbell and William E. Rutherford
Techniques in Teaching Vocabulary provides a sound basis for Teaching vocabulary and answers such questions as: Which English words students need to learn most? Why some words are easier to learn than others. This book includes 10 chapters: Introduction, vocabulary lessons for the first stage, more techniques for beginners' classes, special uses of visual aids, Teaching vocabulary in intermediate classes, differences among intermediate students, new kinds of meanings for intermediate classes, Teaching vocabulary in advanced classes, comprehension and production in advanced classes, before and after teaching.
Techniques and Resources in Teaching Grammar is for teachers who are asking whether, when, and how to teach grammar. It addresses general questions of grammar in ESL theory and classroom practice. Ideas for Teaching grammar creatively are suggested, including specific suggestions for most beginning-level structures. This book includes 11 chapters: background, getting ready to teach grammar, listening and responding, telling stories, dramatic activities and roleplay, picture, realia and the classroom, graphics, songs and verse, games and problem-solving activities, text-based exercises and activities.
Techniques and Resources in Teaching Reading answers theoretical and practical questions on the Teaching of reading. It offers numerous suggestions on how to teach expository prose, non prose reading, fiction, poetry, and songs. This book includes 7 chapters: introduction to second language reading, Teaching as decision making, nonprose reading, expository prose, editorializing and opinion, fiction poetry and songs, developing instructional materials.
Techniques in Teaching Writing outlines practical procedures for teachers, including ways to stimulate students to write through pictures, readings, and discussions, and effective, motivating ways to respond to student writing. This book includes 9 chapters: introduction Teaching writing in ESL classes, techniques in planning the class: seven basic questions, techniques in using pictures, techniques in using readings, techniques in using all language skills, techniques in Teaching practical writing, techniques in using controlled writing, techniques in Teaching organization, techniques in responding to students' writing.
Testing in all skill areas is covered. How to write and evaluate tests is clearly explained with numerous examples. An appendix describing the most important commercial proficiency, achievement, and aptitude tests is included. This book includes 9 chapters: introduction, testing language subskills: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation tests, testing communication skills: reading,writing, listening, speaking tests, evaluating tests.