Teaching Academic Esl Writing

Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135646473
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Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammatical and lexical features that are essential for all ESL writing teachers and student-writers to know. The fundamental assumption is that before students of English for academic purposes can begin to successfully produce academic writing, they must have the foundations of language in place--the language tools (grammar and vocabulary) they need to build a text. This text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas of students' writing. Based on the findings of current research, including a large-scale study of close to 1,500 non-native speakers' essays, this book works with several sets of simple rules that collectively can make a noticeable and important difference in the quality of ESL students' writing. The teaching strategies and techniques are based on a highly practical principle for efficiently and successfully maximizing learners' language gains. Part I provides the background for the text and a sample of course curriculum guidelines to meet the learning needs of second-language teachers of writing and second-language writers. Parts II and III include the key elements of classroom teaching: what to teach and why, possible ways to teach the material in the classroom, common errors found in student prose and ways to teach students to avoid them, teaching activities and suggestions, and questions for discussion in a teacher-training course. Appendices to chapters provide supplementary word and phrase lists, collocations, sentence chunks, and diagrams that teachers can use as needed. The book is designed as a text for courses that prepare teachers to work with post-secondary EAP students and as a professional resource for teachers of students in EAP courses.

Letters Of Ralph Vaughan Williams 1895 1958

Author: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199257973
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the greatest British composer of the first half of the 20th century, Ralph Vaughan Williams, this selection of 750 of his letters, introduced and annotated, provides insights on his early development, his own music and his views on the music of others, his political attitudes, especially to the two world wars, his close personal friendships and his marriages. This book will provide not only factual information relating to hislife and works but will bring the reader into direct contact with a great personality who always followed the course that he felt to be right and in the interests of British music. The reader will gain a deeper understanding of the man and thus a deeper understanding of the music, at a time when itis being performed increasingly often.

Teaching English Abroad

Author: Susan Griffith
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
ISBN: 184455645X
Size: 68.17 MB
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to travel and work abroad? Teaching English as a foreign language is a fun and rewarding career choice if you want to see the world. Whether you're a trained teacher, newly qualified or want to travel the globe, Teaching English Abroad is the most comprehensive guide to finding and securing a teaching job abroad. Packed with hundreds of different schools and placements across 90 countries from South Korea to Australia, there are a huge range of opportunities to choose from, including both long and short-term placements. Teaching English Abroad provides all the essential information you need, region by region, so you have a safe and successful trip. Inside find out: How valuable qualifications are to teaching abroad Which ELT courses available, lasting from a weekend to 3 years Where to search for jobs from recruitment organisations to websites How to prepare for your trip abroad and overcome any issues How other teachers found their work from personal accounts Now in its 16th edition, this new edition includes more than 50 new employer listings - from Switzerland to Taiwan, Georgia to Kenya, and Hungary to Bolivia.

Towards An Understanding Of Language Learner Self Concept

Author: Sarah Mercer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048195695
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This book contributes to our growing understanding of the nature and development of language learner self-concept. It assesses the relevant literature in the disciplines of psychology and applied linguistics and describes in-depth, qualitative research examining the self-concepts of tertiary-level EFL learners. Although researchers in applied linguistics and SLA have recognized the importance of self-constructs, there remains little empirical work in the context of foreign language learning that focuses exclusively and at length on this central psychological construct. The content of this monograph draws on interdisciplinary sources, with input from psychology and applied linguistics. It will appeal to students and researchers interested in language-learner psychology as well as self-related constructs in general. The text provides insights into how learners view themselves, and how these self-beliefs can develop and affect the progress of an individual’s language learning.

Handbook Of Research On Assessment Literacy And Teacher Made Testing In The Language Classroom

Author: White, Eddy
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522569871
Size: 13.71 MB
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The evaluation of student performance and knowledge is a critical element of an educator’s job as well as an essential step in the learning process for students. The quality and effectiveness of the evaluations given by educators are impacted by their ability to create and use reliable and valuable evaluations to facilitate and communicate student learning. The Handbook of Research on Assessment Literacy and Teacher-Made Testing in the Language Classroom is an essential reference source that discusses effective language assessment and educator roles in evaluation design. Featuring research on topics such as course learning outcomes, learning analytics, and teacher collaboration, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrative officials, linguists, academicians, researchers, and education students seeking coverage on an educator’s role in evaluation design and analyses of evaluation methods and outcomes.

The Cambridge Companion To Elgar

Author: Daniel M. Grimley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827081
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Edward Elgar occupies a pivotal place in the British cultural imagination. His music has been heard as emblematic of Empire and the English landscape. The recent success of Anthony Payne's elaboration of the sketches for Elgar's Third Symphony has prompted a critical revaluation of his music. This Companion provides an accessible and vivid account of Elgar's work in its historical and cultural context. Established authorities on British music and scholars new in the field examine Elgar's music from a range of critical perspectives, including nationalism, post-colonialism, decadence, reception and musical influences. There are also chapters on interpretation, including his own (Elgar was the first major composer to commit a representative quantity of his own work to record), and on Elgar's relationships with the BBC and with his publishers. The book includes much new material, drawing on original research, as well as providing a comprehensive introduction to Elgar's major musical achievements.