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The Practice of English Language Teaching, 3rd Edition (Longman Handbooks for Language Teachers) Paperback – April 10, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0582403857 ISBN-10: 0582403855 Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL; 3rd edition (April 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582403855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582403857
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #498,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Third Edition of this ¿classic¿ text incorporates a broader and more detailed analysis of issues relevant to language teachers. The Practice of English Language Teaching is full of practical suggestions and samples from actual teaching materials.

About the Author

Jeremy Harmer has taught in Mexico and the UK where he is currently an occasional lecturer at Anglia Polytechnic University. He has trained teachers and offered seminars all over the world. A writer of both course material and methodology, he is the author of methodology titles including How to Teach English (1998), The Practice of English Language Teaching (3rd edition 2001) and How to teach Writing (2004) all published by Pearson Education Ltd. He is the General Editor of the Longman methodology list and hosts a teacher development website at http://www.eltforum.com/

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By N. Vachon on August 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
The Preface points out that the target audience of this book is postgraduate students, teachers in inservice training and practicing teachers. In other words people who have had some training in the past which they are now looking to put into practice. This is not my situation. I have none the less found the book to be very useful as a guide to the practical principles to be followed in Enlgish language teaching. Though it does not include very much in the way of sample activities or grammer rules, the principles the book discusses, if creativly applied, have the potential to offer a much more versitile range of activities then a collection straight forward lesson plans to follow or model after.

Admitedly I have not yet started teaching so I have not yet been able try it out.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Marren VINE VOICE on March 8, 2005
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Harmer was one of the two recommended texts for my CELTA English as a Second Language course. I found it heavy going, long on theory, short on practical advice for the new ESL teacher. I much prefer Scrivener, "Learning Teaching." It's hard to find in the US, but worth the effort.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Coates on May 17, 2007
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For both soon-to-be and established teachers, Harmer's book is a good introduction to the research behind English language learning and thus the more effective ways of teaching. It is short on specific teaching ideas, but that isn't its point. He points out ways that people learn, what some of the difficulties of learning English are and how to work on specific areas. I've found the book very helpful in becoming a better, more knowledgeable EFL teacher.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karol Andersson on March 8, 2014
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I agree with 90 percent of what I read in this book, which is the best guide I've seen for teaching ESL. Contains the rationale behind so many of our practices, from group work to extensive reading/listening. I would think every ESL teacher has read it, but from what I observe in the field, not enough have. I recommend this book.
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By sana j kh on January 14, 2013
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Yes it was a very helpful book . I needed it to review my understanding of some grammars . I even used it to help me prepare some paper work for my school.
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