- Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415989701
- ISBN-13: 978-0415989701
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking (ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series) 1st Edition
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About the Author
I.S.P. Nation is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Jonathan Newton is a senior lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Compared with the other required texts I read while completing my MA, this book is highly pedagogically relevant (ie: some of the suggestions appear to be actually useful for classroom teachers).
The book contains a lot of suggestions for teachers in terms of tasks and activities. It gives a brief description of the research that underpins the suggestions and also suggests further reading material that might prove useful for writing essays and assignments at university level.
Having said that, I have found that I've used very few of the suggestions in my job as an EFL teacher at a South Korean elementary school. The reason is that the book focuses on specific tasks and activities, rather than explaining how to develop lesson plans that incorporate those tasks/activities. In other words, the book has a narrow focus.
I think this is an excellent book for academic courses and teachers who want some ideas for activities, but somewhat less useful for teachers seeking an overall guide to effective EFL/ESL teaching.
I was so impressed that I bought four more titles with Nation as sole or joint author. I have developed huge respect for him as he is so thorough and his ideas are practical. Can't say higher than that.
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I'm an international student so it is less useful to me