This book addresses the teaching of listening, including listening for main idea, details, specific information, and tone of voice. Active listening and note-taking skills are also covered.
The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful.
Janine Sepulveda is a classroom teacher and teacher trainer with 20+ years experience in the field. She has taught EFL in South Korea, the Netherlands, and Mexico and has conducted teacher-training classes and workshops in the U.S., Mexico, and Chile.She currently teaches online teacher-training courses at the University of Oregon for the U.S. Department of State, which include teachers from more than 100 countries. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Laziness isn’t necessarily a bad thing but merely a condition that is natural to all human beings. Lack of efficiency and irresponsibility, on the other hand, can lead to many negative outcomes, not only with impact on the students but also on the career of the teacher.
It was thinking about laziness with efficiency that this book was created, so that teachers may achieve their expectations, but also teach properly, while not spending more than 5 minutes to prepare such classes.
In this book, the author reflects and compiles his15 years of experience as a teacher and lecturer in Europe and Asia, with multiple and different subjects, and in levels ranging from primary school to college. And also a background of extensive investigations on the topic of learning disabilities with highly positive results, as well as experiences as director in training companies and consultant, among many others. These tips, resume his best, most efficient and fastest ways to prepare a class.
The strategies are described in an abstract and wide perspective so that they may easily be applied for any topic of study and levels of teaching. And while not intending to promote laziness, but in fact help teachers prepare good classes in a quick form, and with different approaches, this book was created so that the results regarding the quality of the teaching, in any case, can be maintained.
Through fun illustrations and colorful diagrams, you'll learn the essential points of grammar. Just Enough Spanish Grammar Illustrated gives you visual cues to the parts of speech and their usage, so next time you are speaking or writing in Spanish, you'll know how to use them correctly.
These five actual retired TOEFL iBT® test forms contain authentic reading, listening, speaking, and writing questions. Each form includes an Answer Key and complete audio scripts. The TOEFL® test is an English-language proficiency exam accepted by colleges, universities, and agencies around the world.
Also included are downloadable interactive. computer-delivered versions of all five tests, plus separate audio tracks for all test listening sections.
Includes:Over 300 real TOEFL® questions from the test makers Real TOEFL® essay-writing prompts Sample responses for Speaking and Writing questions Downloadable computerized, interactive versions of all five tests
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