ERIC Number: ED153507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Readings on English as a Second Language.
Croft, Kenneth, Ed.
This collection of readings on the topic of teaching English as a second language (ESL) has a twofold purpose: to enlarge the ESL teacher's awareness of the field and to assist in the professional growth of the new teacher or teacher-trainee. Each of the book's nine sections deal with one area of ESL instruction. Section 1, "Trends and Practices," contains six articles on methodology by A.L. Wright, W.F. Twaddell, C.H. Prator, J.D. Bowen, E.M. Anthony and W.E. Norris, and W.M. Rivers. Section 2, "Speaking and Understanding," consists of three articles by C.F. Hockett, J.E. Strain, B.W. Robinett, and W.M. Rivers. Section 3, "Grammar," contains four articles by G. McCready, L. McIntosh, R.L. Politzer, and C.B. Paulston. Section 4, "Reading," includes three articles by C.C. Fries, R.A. Hall, Jr., and W.E. Norris. Section 5, "Writing," contains four articles by G. Dykstra, K.K. Sutherland, W. Slager, and R.B. Kaplan. Section 6, "Vocabulary," includes three articles by W.F. Twaddell, R. Lado, and M. Higa. Section 7, "Testing," includes three articles on writing proficiency, test construction, and validation, by S. Sako, D.P. Harris, and B. Spolsky. Section 8, "Teaching Aids," discusses gestures, games, pictures, and language laboratories, in four articles by R.L. Saitz, J. Dobson, C.J. Kreidler, and K. Croft. Section 9 contains the following: (1) "Development of a Manipulation-Communication Scale," by C.H. Prator; (2) "A Multiple-Register Approach to Teaching English," by J.D. Bowen; and (3) "Language and Categories: Some Notes for Foreign Language Teachers," by K. Croft. (AM)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Educational Media, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Testing, Vocabulary, Writing Skills
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($8.75)
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