English for Academic Research: A Guide for Teachers Scientific English is possibly the most rewarding area of EFL teaching. It differs from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as it is directed to a much smaller audience: PhD and postdoc students. Courses on Scientific English are held in universities throughout the world, yet there is very little support for teachers in understanding what to teach and how to teach it.
Teaching Writing That Matters: Tools and Projects That Motivate Adolescent Writers
Language Arts teachers and teachers in other content areas will find in this book an exciting new framework for teaching adolescent writing and a wealth of tools to enact it in their classrooms. The emerging Writing Studies framework encourages student growth through reflection on writing, purposeful and audience-aware projects, and the support of a writing community. The book includes innovative project toolboxes that show teachers how to motivate students to write with confidence and skill from their own experiences, the texts they read, and the research they conduct.
Part of an ELT course on writing skills at three levels (basic, developing and extending), each of which consists of a student's book, workbook and teacher's book. There is also a cassette at the second and third levels.
The Courage to Teach, 10th Anniversary Edition: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teachers Life
This book is for teachers who have good days and bad and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do give heart to our students?
In the summer of 2009, I had a wonderful opportunity to spend three weeks with a group of Tajik English teachers. One of the teachers said that her students would like to have a book of stories about American teenagers. When I returned home, I couldn’t find a book like that, so I began to interview ordinary young people about their everyday lives and send the interviews to some English teachers and learners. When I asked teenagers for an interview, they almost always said, “But I don’t do anything special.” I told them, “That’s exactly what I want: ordinary life and ordinary English.”
Speakout is a comprehensive six-level general English course for adults that has been developed in association with BBC Worldwide and BBC Learning English. It boosts confidence with strategies for improving speaking and listening and enables teachers to personalise the learning process with activities from the Speakout Extra bank of resource materials.