Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English in no time.

Author: Gavin Dudeney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470685877

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

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Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without a teacher? Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any English-speaking country comfortably - and without embarrassment! Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar Chapter 3: Greetings and Introductions Part II: English in Action Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers Chapter 5: Eating Out Chapter 6: Out on the Town Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone Chapter 9: At the Office and Around the House Chapter 10: Written English - Newspapers and Signs Part III: English on the Go Chapter 11: Money Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 13: Asking Directions and Getting Around Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly Chapter 16: Ten Favourite English Expressions Chapter 17: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English Part V: Appendices Appendix A: Phrasal verbs explained Appendix B: Common Verbs [Agree, Can / be able, Come, Do, Go, Have, Make , Need, Put, Think] English Irregular Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher.

Author: Michelle Maxom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992281

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 396

View: 797

Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that's second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision – decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch – plan well-structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills – from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar – teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes – tailor your lessons to younger learners, one-to-ones, exam classes and Business English learners Open the book and find: TEFL, TESOL, EFL – what all the acronyms mean The best course books and materials to supplement your teaching Advice on running your class and handling difficulties Lesson plans that you can use in the classroom Activities and exercises to keep your students on their toes Constructive ways to correct and assess your students' performance Ways to inject some fun into your classes Insider information on the best jobs around the world 'An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom's step-by-step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within.' – Claire Woollam, Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

For the many categories of EFL teachers throughout the world, this book examines the main principles which concern them. By drawing upon their experience the authors have indicated a modern and practical approach.

Author: Dr Geoffrey Broughton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134930753

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 790

For the many categories of EFL teachers throughout the world, this book examines the main principles which concern them. By drawing upon their experience the authors have indicated a modern and practical approach.
Categories: Education

Polish For Dummies

Polish For Dummies

Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence.

Author: Daria Gabryanczyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119951216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 653

The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time. Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence. With advice on speaking Polish within the construction, teaching, and public sector industries, this book is a truly practical tool for anyone wanting to speak the language either professionally or socially. Includes sections dedicated to Polish in action, Polish on the go, and Polish in the workplace A companion audio CD contains Polish conversations spoken by native Polish speakers in a variety of everyday contexts, perfect for learning Polish on the go A Polish-English dictionary is included to provide quick access to the most common words With easy-to-follow instruction and exercises that give you the language to communicate during day-to-day experiences, readers of Polish For Dummies will learn the words and verbal constructions they need to communicate with friends and colleagues at home, find directions on holiday, and more. Note - CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Cambridge Guide to Learning English as a Second Language

The Cambridge Guide to Learning English as a Second Language

Through its up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of current perspectives, this volume aims to expand understanding of what it means to learn English as a second or additional language.

Author: Anne Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108408417

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

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This volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of second language learning. The focus throughout the book is primarily on language learning, but each chapter also discusses the implications for teaching and assessment, thus informing both understanding and practice. The book contains nine sections, which aim to organise and reflect different dimensions of the diverse and complex scope of learning English as a second or additional language. Four themes which permeate the chapters are: learning and learners; learning and language; learning and language development; learning and learning context. The 36 chapters are up-to-date and authoritative, written by experts in the field. The content is accessibly written, with questions for discussion and follow-up reading suggestions provided.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Teaching English as a Foreign Or Second Language Second Edition

Teaching English as a Foreign Or Second Language  Second Edition

This guide provides basic information that ESL/EFL teachers should know before they start teaching and many ideas on how to guide students in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Author: Jerry G. Gebhard

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472031030

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 142

Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language, Second Edition, is designed for those new to ESL/EFL teaching and for self-motivated teachers who seek to maximize their potential and enhance the learning of their students. This guide provides basic information that ESL/EFL teachers should know before they start teaching and many ideas on how to guide students in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It stresses the multifaceted nature of teaching the English language to non-native speakers and is based on the real experiences of teachers. The second edition of Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language includes a wider range of examples to coincide with a variety of teaching contexts-from K-12 schools, to university intensive language programs and refugee programs. It is also updated with discussions of technology throughout, and it considers ways in which technology can be used in teaching language skills. Sources for further study are included in each chapter and in the appendixes.
Categories: Education

Teach English as a Foreign Language Teach Yourself New Edition

Teach English as a Foreign Language  Teach Yourself  New Edition

This new edition of Teach EFL is the ultimate practical reference guide to teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Author: David Riddell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473601178

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 608

This new edition of Teach EFL is the ultimate practical reference guide to teaching English as a Foreign Language. 'Riddell's book is a classic - it answers all those questions new language teachers have....covers an amazing amount in a clear accessible way.' David Carr, Director of Teacher Training International House London This book is packed with information on: -effective teaching techniques. -sound classroom management. -practical lesson planning. -successful job hunting and career development. This is an indispensable book for all new and experienced EFL teachers: a step-by-step guide on what to teach and how to teach it. This edition has been fully revised to include: -up-to-date information on technology as an aid to learning. -comprehensive information on the increasingly popular task-based learning. -invaluable advice on making the transition from learning to teaching. -clear guidance on ongoing professional development. -useful examples of teaching in different international contexts. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by learners for over 75 years.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Weitere Kapitel widmen sich den institutionellen Organisationsstrukturen und dem Bereich Assessment/Diagnose. Der Band erscheint in zweifarbiger Gestaltung, mit Definitionen und Beispielen sowie mit zahlreichen Abbildungen.

Author: Carola Surkamp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476044808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 384

Diese Einführung in englischer Sprache präsentiert in 14 Kapiteln die grundlegenden Themen und Gegenstandsbereiche der Englischdidaktik. Gleichermaßen praxisnah wie theoretisch fundiert, behandelt der Band zentrale Prinzipien und Kompetenzbereiche eines modernen Fremdsprachenunterrichts. Ausgehend von den zentralen Akteur/innen (Lehrende und Lernende) und mit Blick auf die Teilbereiche der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturdidaktik werden zudem Vorschläge für den Einsatz unterschiedlicher Materialien und Medien diskutiert. Weitere Kapitel widmen sich den institutionellen Organisationsstrukturen und dem Bereich Assessment/Diagnose. Der Band erscheint in zweifarbiger Gestaltung, mit Definitionen und Beispielen sowie mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. This comprehensive introduction presents the fundamental topics and issues of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 14 chapters. Integrating both profound theoretical and creative practical considerations, the central principles and competence domains of modern foreign language teaching are discussed. Starting with the main classroom agents (teachers and learners), the chapters outline a variety of content areas (language, literature, cultural issues) and thoroughly review materials, media and methods. Additional chapters are concerned with the historical development of English language teaching, its current institutional organisation as well as assessment and evaluation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Get Started in Beginner s English

Get Started in Beginner s English

This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features: - 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family - Discovery Method - figure out rules ...

Author: Cindy Cheetham

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473612144

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 190

Do you want a solid foundation to your English studies? If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding English in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the English you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family. What will I learn? The course focuses on British English but offers American alternatives. Basic English is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me? Get Started in English is for absolute and false beginners of English. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning English. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course. What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features: - 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family - Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly - Test yourself - see and track your own progress - Native speaker audio - available as a digital download - Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app. Where do I go next? If you want to advance your English, our Complete English as a Foreign Language course (9781473601581) will take you to an intermediate level of English. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking English(9781444193152) is the perfect audio course. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese instruction. **If you are looking for an American English course, you can try Get Started in American English (9781473652101). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

First Thousand Words in Arabic

First Thousand Words in Arabic

WITH DELIGHTFUL PICTURES BY STEPHEN CARTWRIGHT, THIS IS A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE.

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: PSU:000066612742

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 757

THIS BRIGHT AND AMUSING BOOK PROVIDES A PERFECT STARTING POINT FOR BEGINNERS OF ALL AGES TO LEARN ARABIC. PANORAMIC PICTURES OF EVERYDAY SCENES ARE SURROUNDED BY SMALL PICTURES WITH THEIR NAMES IN ARABIC. EACH ARABIC WORD IS ALSO WRITTEN IN ROMAN LETTERS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO PRONOUNCE IT. THE ASSOCIATION OF THE WORDS AND PICTURES PROVIDES A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN NEW VOCABULARY, WHILE THE PANORAMIC SCENES PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TALKING ABOUT THE PICTURES AND FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES. AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK THERE IS A GUIDE TO THE ARABIC ALPHABET AND A LIST OF ALL THE ARABIC WORDS WITH THEIR PRONUNCIATION GUIDES AND MEANINGS IN ENGLISH. WITH DELIGHTFUL PICTURES BY STEPHEN CARTWRIGHT, THIS IS A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Teaching English Successfully

Teaching English Successfully

Realising the very role of English teaching, this book is written comprehensively to help the English language teachers teach effectively in their classrooms.

Author: M. Ediger

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171417078

Category: English language

Page: 144

View: 252

Language teaching is a common phenomenon in every school across the globe. The English language, a powerful medium of communication all over the world, is in the school curriculum everywhere. Its teaching and learning need to be taken care of both by the teachers and the students in order to achieve the objectives of language teaching and learning. Realising the very role of English teaching, this book is written comprehensively to help the English language teachers teach effectively in their classrooms. The pre-service and in-service can become effective and efficient by understanding thoroughly and implementing perfectly the contents of the book. Contents: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Learning English as a Foreign Language, Methods and Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language, Objectives of Teaching English, Teaching English Pronunciation, Teaching English Grammar, Teaching English Vocabulary, Teaching English Composition, Teaching English Prose, Teaching English Poetry, Development of the Skills of Speech, Development of the skill of Reading, Development of the Skill of Writing, Audio-visual Aids in Teaching English, English Text Books, Remediation in Teaching English, Designs of Lesson Planning.
Categories: English language

How to Learn a Foreign Language

How to Learn a Foreign Language

Explains how to learn foreign languages, offering practical advice for overcoming the obstacles.

Author: Paul Pimsleur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442369023

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 549

Explains how to learn foreign languages, offering practical advice for overcoming the obstacles.
Categories: Education

Arabic For Dummies

Arabic For Dummies

Your survival guide for everyday words and expressions Your fun and friendly guide to Modern Standard Arabic This unintimidating guide will help you start speaking Modern Standard Arabic — beginning today!

Author: Amine Bouchentouf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052785

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 320

Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic for Dummies provides you with a painless and fun way to start communicating in Arabic. Why should you learn Arabic? Well, besides the fact that over 200 million people in more than 22 nations use it to communicate, there are tons of reasons to get up to speed this 1,400 year old language, including: Nearly all of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one of its dialects Basic Arabic skills are extremely useful for anyone traveling to, doing business in, or serving in the Middle East It is the language in which the Koran is written There is a rich, centuries-old literary tradition in Arabic Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic, laid-back For Dummies style. Taking a relaxed approach to this difficult language, it’s packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. You’ll get the scoop on: The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation. Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

English as a Foreign Language

English as a Foreign Language

This book introduces the reader to the ongoing research on teaching English as a foreign language and highlights recent trends in theories of acquisition, teaching and development of communication and intercultural skills.

Author: Fotini Anastassiou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527545359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

View: 172

This book introduces the reader to the ongoing research on teaching English as a foreign language and highlights recent trends in theories of acquisition, teaching and development of communication and intercultural skills. As English as a third language is increasingly recognised as a common world reality, research around this particular subject certainly provides useful answers to questions regarding the most desirable pedagogical method when teaching it at school, the strategies that students use when learning foreign languages, the best age for introducing additional languages in the school curriculum, and the attitude of pupils when learning a foreign language, and English in particular, given its global significance. The contributions gathered here will give the reader a general idea of where research on English as a foreign language is heading now in the areas of teaching, pedagogy, intercultural and multilingual studies and teaching students with learning difficulties. The authors situate their research in current debates in terms of theory and empirical data. They address issues of English as a foreign language in a wide variety of settings, countries and orientations, coming from Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, the UK and the USA.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Descriptors—“Administrative Policy, *Bilingual Education, *Educational Policy,
Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, *English (Second
Language), *Instructional Improvement, *Policy Formation, Program
Development, ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000006323327

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Teaching English as a Second Language

Teaching English as a Second Language

Limited English proficient (LEP) students are those individuals who have a
primary language other than English and who are learning English as a second
or foreign language. In the United States, they are usually immigrants from other
 ...

Author: Angela L. Carrasquillo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135524302

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 262

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Learning to Learn English Learner s Book

Learning to Learn English Learner s Book

A course in learner training which enables students to become more effective learners and take on greater responsibility for their own learning.

Author: Gail Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521338166

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 118

View: 438

A course in learner training which enables students to become more effective learners and take on greater responsibility for their own learning.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

From Language Learner to Language Teacher

From Language Learner to Language Teacher

This volume focuses on the challenges faced by nonnative-speaking English teachers. Four themes receive special emphasis: communicative language teaching, proficiency, language learning, and practicality.

Author: Donald B. Snow

Publisher: Teachers of English to

ISBN: 1931185387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 357

View: 225

Today, there are about four nonnative-speaking English teachers for every teacher who is a native speaker. More English teachers work in non-English-speaking settings than in English-speaking settings, and most are natives of the countries in which they teach. This volume focuses on the challenges faced by English teachers for whom Englishis a second (or even third or fourth) language. Four themes receive special emphasis: communicative language teaching, proficiency, language learning, and practicality. Chapters 1-5 cover issues of classroom survival: basic principles of language learning and teaching and course and lesson planning. Chapters 6-13 discuss the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; the role of culture in language teaching; and some of the problems that recur in EFL classrooms. An afterword suggests paths for teachers who want to pursue further study, and appendixes offer a starter kit for course planning, samplecourse plans, culture-topic activity ideas for oral skills classes, and print and Internet resources for teachers and students.
Categories: Foreign Language Study