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Graduate Level with international teaching assistants
on July 27, 2012
I just used the material over a 7 week course for international students who must test to improve their speaking/teaching scores for advancing as Teaching Assistants in our university. I have had my best improvement overall of the highest majority of my students than I have ever had before. Improvement and gains are related to this text. The students enjoy the text; they appreciate the voice of Ann Cook as a way to have weekly input for English as they listen to her instructions, modeling, and comments. They used it at 2 to 8 hours per week to get their results. This book is too much information over 2 months. I suggest a 4 month time frame to use it with your students. We will use it again and again. What a nice systematic, creative approach. I only suggest hitting some sounds from the last part of the book earlier if you have high stakes testing such as my students must take. This book is good for those students who come to you with without too many chronic problems in phonemes. Say, less than 5-8 phonemic "struggles." Thank you, Ann for a fine text to use in our International Teaching Program.