Tamara Jones has been teaching English to international students for eighteen years. She has taught in Russia, Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States and Belgium. Tamara holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Sheffield in the UK.
a) Pre-reading Activities
b) Reading Activities
c) Post-reading Activities
d) Intensive Reading Activities
e) Extensive Reading Activities
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.
Contemporary theories and research about children and childhood are explained, using observations from children’s everyday experiences and debates about policy. A sociocultural perspective presents development as driven by a child’s learning, supported by opportunities for reciprocal social interaction across diverse cultural contexts.
Then this book is for you!
This is a compact book encompasses the method I have developed after over more than a decade of research and experimentation.
Countless people struggle to learn to speak English, but do not achieve their goal. They study grammar for years, take exams and pay a lot of money for books and courses that simply perpetuate the learning experience. Why is it that the traditional model of grammar, reading, writing and then speaking doesn’t work? Because that's not how you learn a language naturally. We learn by listening, speaking, reading, writing and then, if we are interested enough in the subject we study linguistics.
You're probably a professional who, even though you may be able to read texts in English, are unsure when the time comes to speak. I understand that you have to be able to socialize and negotiate in international circles with confidence. This book will give you the tools you need to boost your oral communication, increase your confidence in using English, improve understanding, reach fluency, socialize on international stages and achieve a good level of communication and negotiation.
How can I be so sure of your ability to learn to speak English? You speak at least one language, right? If you are able to speak one language, you can speak two or three or four ... all you need is practice, practice and more practice - but you must practice the right things!
And you need to be in shape! Think of your study as bodybuilding and your tutor as your coach. Consistency is the key and practice makes perfect. It will take time, require dedication, willpower and sacrifice; you have to push your brain to the limit. You may be tempted to quit. But I assure you, when you reach your fluency goal, it will all be worth it.