Wavelength is the ideal series for students who want natural conversational English – presented through topics, characters and situations they can relate to. The strong grammar syllabus combined with a contemporary approach motivates students, developing accuracy and confidence with plenty of practice and support.
Intercultural Pragmatics studies how language systems are used in social encounters between speakers who have different first languages and cultures, yet communicate in a common language. The field first emerged in the early 21st century, joining two seemingly antagonistic approaches to pragmatics research: the cognitive-philosophical approach, which considers intention as an a priori mental state of the speaker, and the sociocultural-interactional approach, which considers it as a post factum construct created by both speaker and hearer though conversation.
Tips for teaching pronunciation - A practical approach
Tips for Teaching Pronunciation shows English language teachers how to teach the North American sound system. This practical reference book provides practical tips, clear explanations, diagrams, and sample classroom activities. Each chapter covers one of the five main areas of pronunciation -- vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Written in clearly comprehensible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research.
This volume contains high-quality research of a theoretical and/or empirical/experimental nature, focusing on the interface between language and cognition. It adopts an interdisciplinary, comparative, multi-methodological approach to the study of language in the general cognitive perspective, as well as theory-based practical applications.
Updated in its 4th edition, Beebe, Public Speaking Handbook provides a unique, audience-centered approach in a reader-friendly reference format. Adapted from the authors’ top-selling public speaking book, the handbook format makes it a quick and easy way access to key information. Its distinctive and popular audience-centered approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in preparing and delivering a speech. This public speaking model serves as a foundation as the book guides readers through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the importance and dynamics of diverse audiences.
Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration and Practice
Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration, and Practice is an excellent reference for interdisciplinary education and clinical agencies, as well as disciplines focused on translating research evidence to quality practices. The authors provide sound information on the research process and critical appraisal, and use a unique integrative collaborative approach to apply these principles.
Second revised edition in which Elbow sets out his teaching methods and outlines a practical programme for learning how to write. Equally useful for writing fiction, poetry and essays as well as reports, lectures and memos, this approach is especailly helpful for people who get 'stuck' in their writing.