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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, 185 pages
Published April 5th 2002 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company (first published January 1st 2002)
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Like all the books in the 'How to teach" series, How to teach vocabulary is packed with information and advice.
Overall, a very helpful book with a sensible structure and lots of practical ideas for teaching. What I found annoying, though, was the occasional over-simplification of linguistic phenomena as well as the consistent avoidance even of basic linguistic terminology. English teachers should and can be expected to be familiar with the most basic linguistic and grammatical terms, in my humble opinion.
Csaba Berger
Amazing and helpful description of how vocabulary can be taught in language classes. I would actually emphasise the importance of all the exemplary material provided by the author as they were the real representantion of what was described throughout the pages. All the chapters are leading to more complex topics related to vocabulary teaching, culminating in the ultimate chapter where testing and revision are mentioned as the most important component of teaching vocabulary properly. The book and ...more
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really good
I never realised how difficult it was to teach vocabulary until I had to teach it. This book helped.
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I also do it with myself!! Very useful
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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 ...more
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