ERIC Number: ED496792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
More Than A Native Speaker, Revised Edition
Snow, Don, Ed.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)
This revised edition includes an expanded discussion of student-directed language learning, workbook activities for volunteer teachers enrolled in courses or studying the book individually, and a full array of culture-based discussion topics for use as supplementary activities or core material for an English course. The book includes 16 chapters. Chapters 1-6 cover issues of classroom survival: basic principles of language learning and teaching and course and lesson planning. Chapters 7-14 discuss the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; the role of culture in language teaching; and some of the problems that recur in EFL classrooms. Chapter 15 addresses adaptation to life in the host country. Chapter 16 suggests paths for volunteers who become interested in being professional language teachers. This book also includes useful appendices with a starter kit for course planning, culture-topic activity ideas for oral skills classes, and print and Internet resources for teachers and students. Following an introduction, this book is divided into three parts. Part I, Preparing to Teach, presents: (1) Principles of Language Learning and the Role of the Teacher; (2) Getting the Lay of the Land; (3) Planning Your Course; (4) Evaluation, Backwash, and Grading; (5) Lesson Planning and Classroom Survival; and (6) Putting It All Together: Sample Course Plans. Part II, Aspects of English Teaching, continues with: (7) Listening: Putting the Horse before the Cart; (8) Speaking: A Linguistic Juggling Act; (9) Reading and Decoding; (10) Writing: Keeping Your Head above Water; (11) Vocabulary: Students in Charge; (12) Grammar: Finding a Balance; (13) Teaching Culture; and (14) A Troubleshooter's Guide to the Classroom. Part III: Living Abroad, concludes with: (15) Adapting to Your Host Culture; and, (16) Afterword: On Becoming a Professional. Appended are: (1) The Goals Menu: A Starter Kit for Course Planning; (2) Culture-Topic Activity Ideas for Oral Skills Classes; (3) Books for Further Reading and, (4) Internet Resources for Teachers and Learners.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Skills, Internet, Learning Activities, Native Speakers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Volunteers, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Decoding (Reading), Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Cultural Awareness, Acculturation, Foreign Countries, Oral Language
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