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The How to!series offers practical teaching ideas within a clear, theoretical framework. Each title includes a photocopiable 'Task File' of training and reflection activities to reinforce the theories and practical ideas presented.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Pearson Longman
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I read this once as I was madly writing a paper for my Cambridge DELTA course, and read it again this weekend as I anticipate redesigning my Speaking Skills courses this school year. Although it is not a seminal work on teaching speaking, it is an excellent overview of key concepts in the field, as well a great source for ideas to help teachers put these concepts into action. It is also compact, so even a busy teacher can use it, or even read it cover to cover, easily. Great job, Scott!
My name is Scott Thornbury. I'm a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years' experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. I am currently Associate Professor of English Language Studies at the New School in New York, where I teach on an on-line MA TESOL program. My previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where I li ...moreMore about Scott Thornbury...
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