Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking

Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking

by I.S.P. Nation, Jonathan Newton
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Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking by I.S.P. Nation, Jonathan Newton

Using a framework based on principles of teaching and learning, this guide for teachers and teacher trainees provides a wealth of suggestions for helping learners at all levels of proficiency develop their listening and speaking skills and fluency. By following these suggestions, which are organized around four strands – meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, language-focused learning, and fluency development – teachers will be able to design and present a balanced program for their students.

Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking, and its companion text, Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing, are similar in format and the kinds of topics covered, but do not need to be used together. Drawing on research and theory in applied linguistics, their focus is strongly hands-on, featuring

  • easily applied principles,
  • a large number of useful teaching techniques, and
  • guidelines for testing and monitoring.

All Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Doctoral courses for teachers of English as a second or foreign language include a teaching methods component. The texts are designed for and have been field tested in such programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135857301
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 662 KB

About the Author

I.S.P. Nation is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jonathan Newton is a senior lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

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