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Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers

Catalog

Classroom-based language assessments: why, when, what and how?

Lyle Bachman and Barbara Damböck

Format: Paperback

An entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments.

Motivational Teaching

Catalog

Short, practical guides for English language teachers

Nick Thorner

Format: Paperback

Motivational Teaching provides a clear overview of the many factors that affect learner motivation and connects each of them to innovative teaching ideas and strategies.

Focus on Learning Technologies

Catalog

Nicky Hockly

Format: Paperback

Focus on Learning Technologies helps teachers understand the role of digital technologies in supporting language learning for second or foreign language learners aged 5-18.

Special Educational Needs

Catalog

Short, practical guides for English language teachers

Marie Delaney

Format: Paperback

Special Educational Needs provides teachers with strategies and practical teaching ideas for including students with special educational needs in mainstream language classrooms.

Mixed-Ability Teaching

Catalog

Short, practical guides for English language teachers

Edmund Dudley and Erika Osváth

Format: Paperback

Mixed-Ability Teaching shows how collaborative ways of working can promote a positive classroom atmosphere and offer support and challenge for every student.

Exploring Psychology in Language Learning and Teaching

Catalog

Marion Williams, Sarah Mercer and Stephen Ryan

Format: Paperback

This book explores key areas of educational and social psychology and considers their relevance to language teaching, using activities and questions for reflection. Issues discussed include learners' and teachers' beliefs about how a subject should be learned and taught, relationships with others, and the role of emotions in learning.

Focus on Grammar and Meaning

Catalog

Luciana C. de Oliveira and Mary J. Schleppegrell

Format: Paperback

Focus on Grammar and Meaning explores how to teach grammar effectively to second or foreign language learners aged 5-18.

Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts

Catalog

An overview of current themes and research on second language learning in the early school years

Victoria Murphy

Format: Paperback

A detailed exploration of second language learning in the early school years, providing a broad overview of research findings across a range of different contexts.

Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom Focus On Assessment

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Research-led guide helping teachers understand, design, implement, and evaluate language assessment

Eunice Jang

Format: Paperback

help you relate research and theory on language assessment to your own teaching context.

Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom Focus on Oral Interaction

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Focus on Oral Interaction

Rhonda Oliver and Jenefer Philp

Format: Paperback

oral interaction to your own teaching context.

English for Academic Purposes

Catalog

A comprehensive overview of EAP and how it is best taught and learnt in a variety of academic contexts

Edward de Chazal

Format: Paperback

A comprehensive and up-to-date overview of research in the field of English for Academic Purposes, presenting typical and best practice, and providing practical suggestions for developing materials to promote both language and skills.

Focus On Content-Based Language Teaching

Catalog

Research-led guide examining instructional practices that address the challenges of content-based language teaching

Patsy M. Lightbown

Format: Paperback

Referencing classroom- based research and classroom vignettes, Focus on Content-Based Language Teaching examines the challenges of teaching a second or foreign language alongside another academic subject.

Technology Enhanced Language Learning

Catalog

Connecting theory and practice

Aisha Walker and Goodith White

Format: Paperback

This highly-readable book brings together theory and practice, giving you a better understanding of why and how technology can enhance language learning. It helps you become more familiar with technology tools you can use in class, and gives you a better understanding of how to use them for language learning. Practical tasks help you reflect on their use.

How Languages are Learned 4e

Catalog

Fourth Edition

Patsy Lightbown and Nina Spada

Format: Paperback

A thoroughly updated edition of this prize-winning, readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition.

This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate existing materials, but also to adapt and use them in a way that fits what we currently understand about how languages are learned.

-Content including new research and new areas in pedagogy to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of research in the field.
-Chapter Preview s and Summaries with round-up questions.
-Companion website with vodcasts, content updates, and shared user content.
-Also available as an e-book.

Designing and Analyzing Language Tests

Catalog

A hands-on introduction to language testing theory and practice.

Nathan Carr

Format: Paperback

Designing and Analyzing Tests with accompanying CD-ROM gives you a solid grounding in language assessment theory, practical guidance on developing and administering tests, and shows you how to use Excel for statistical analysis of procedures.

Language teachers often have to develop or choose tests or other assessments for their classes without any training. With this book and CD-ROM you learn how to choose from ready-made tests, or to adapt existing tests to better meet your needs. It gives you the tools you need to write your own tests and to analyze them.

The book is organized in two Parts: Part 1 focuses on language assessment theory, and guidance on developing and administering tests. Part 2 introduces the use of Excel for analyzing language test data.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Catalog

Second Edition

Practical, step-by-step guidance for ESL teachers, and thought-provoking questions to stimulate further exploration.

Diane Larsen-Freeman

Format: Paperback

This book provides a practical overview of the most important methods in the field. Readers are drawn into classrooms where various teaching methods and approaches are being used. They are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and to develop their own approach to language teaching.

Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca

Catalog

A user-friendly handbook which explores the benefits of an English as a Lingua Franca approach to pronunciation

Robin Walker

Format: Paperback

How could English as a Lingua Franca change your approach to teaching pronunciation?

Bringing Creative Teaching into the Young Learner Classroom

Catalog

Short, practical guides for English language teachers

Lynne Cameron and Penny McKay

Format: Paperback

Bringing Creative Teaching into the Young Learner Classroom enables teachers to implement a child-centred approach through activities which can be personalized to the needs of learners aged 6 - 12.

From Experience to Knowledge in ELT

Catalog

Strategies and ideas to help you develop your personal teaching style.

Julian Edge and Sue Garton

Format: Paperback

A guide to help teachers of English to develop teaching skills through drawing on practical classroom experience.

Teaching Second Language Listening

Catalog

A guide to evaluating, adapting, and creating tasks for listening in the language classroom.

Tony Lynch

Format: Paperback

A guide to adapting, creating, and evaluating listening tasks for ELT/ESL teachers

Exploring Learner Language

Catalog

A workbook and DVD pack that shows teachers how to analyse the language their ESL students use in the classroom.

Elaine Tarone and Bonnie Swierzbin

Format: Paperback

This innovative workbook and accompanying DVD provide a hands-on introduction to the study of language used by English learners. The DVD features six adult ESL learners and two native speakers of English completing individual and paired tasks that are linked to the book. Full transcripts included. Through an analysis at the case-study level, teachers can develop skills for exploratory practice.

Images

Catalog

Jamie Keddie

Format: Paperback

Images demonstrates how virtually any text-based activity can be enhanced through the use of images.

Images argues that words and images are inseparable, and shows how images can be used to support the teaching of productive and receptive language skills, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and more.

Advanced Learners

Catalog

Alan Maley

Format: Paperback

Addresses the needs of very advanced learners who wish to improve their proficiency further.

Defines the distinctive learning style of advanced learners and challenges them both by introducing new activities and by engaging them in familiar activities at a higher level of proficiency.

Semantics

Catalog

Anthony Cowie

Format: Paperback

Semantics looks at what words are and how they have multiple meanings and forms. It discusses groupings of lexical items, approaches to analysing the semantic structure of words, and the relationship of meanings to syntactic structure.

Translation

Catalog

Juliane House

Format: Paperback

Translation is one of the most important cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices. This short introduction focuses on what you need to know about it: the different perspectives on translation and key issues such as equivalence in translation, translation evaluation, and the role of translation in language teaching, globalization, and intercultural communication.

Drama and Improvisation

Catalog

Series Editor: Alan Maley

Format: Paperback

Designed to enliven English classes through drama activities and activate students' imagination and creativity.

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ESOL: A Critical Guide

Catalog

A survey of the teaching of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to migrants in English-speaking countries.

Melanie Cook and James Simpson

Format: Paperback

This book provides readers with an up-to-date broad understanding of the distinctive pedagogic, social, and political contexts of teaching English to adult migrants in countries where English is the dominant language.

Oxford Basics: Introduction to Teaching English

Catalog

Jill Hadfield and Charles Hadfield

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Word Knowledge

Catalog

A Vocabulary Teacher's Handbook

Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman

Format: Paperback

To know a word means to know a great deal about it-including its meaning, collocations, grammatical features, derivations, register and appropriateness. This book presents useful and practical strategies to help readers identify learner errors, provide helpful feedback and recognize features that may be problematic. It also offers techniques for encouraging students to become independent word learners.

English for Specific Purposes

Catalog

Keith Harding

Format: Paperback

This book offers over 80 generic classroom activities for teaching vocational English to any profession.

Useful and free

Teenagers

Catalog

Gordon Lewis

Format: Paperback

This book encourages learners to notice how language works, promotes cultural awareness, develops creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Useful and free

Literature

Catalog

Second Edition

Alan Duff and Alan Maley

Format: Paperback

This revised edition offers a wide variety of interesting and practical ideas for using literature in the language classroom.

Useful and free

Doing Task-Based Teaching

Catalog

A practical guide to task-based teaching for ELT training courses and practising teachers.

Dave Willis and Jane Willis

Format: Paperback

This book provides teachers with a better understanding of task-based learning and how it works, including how to incorporate tasks with textbook material.

Discourse Analysis

Catalog

Henry Widdowson

Format: Paperback

This book examines the concepts of schema, register, and discourse genre. It considers what corpus descriptions of text tell us about language and examines how speakers take turns and negotiate meaning.

Storybuilding

Catalog

Jane Spiro

Format: Paperback

This book offers carefully-structured activities that guide learners to write their own stories.

Useful and free

Teaching Other Subjects Through English

Catalog

Sheelagh Deller and Christine Price

Format: Paperback

This book offers over 60 activities especially suited to middle school and high school teachers who teach other subjects through English.

Teaching Second Language Reading

Catalog

A guide to teaching reading skills for teachers of English as a foreign language.

Thom Hudson

Format: Paperback

This book examines a variety of approaches from classrooms and research that are used for teaching reading, and explores teaching methods focused on strategies.

Oxford Basics for Children

Catalog

Listen and Do

Hana Svecova

Format: Mixed Media

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Oxford Basics: Storytelling

Catalog

Eleanor Watts

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Learning and Teaching English

Catalog

Cora Lindsay and Paul Knight

Format: Mixed Media

This comprehensive guide to methodology and language learning covers the teaching of all four skills as well as assessment and lesson planning. An audio CD containing case study listening activities is included.

Grammar

Catalog

Scott Thornbury

Format: Paperback

This book helps teachers become more versatile and resourceful in teaching grammar.

Useful and free

RBTYL: Writing with Children

Catalog

Jackie Reilly and Vanessa Reilly

Format: Paperback

This book teaches the Roman alphabet, letter shapes, and names. It encourages children to use words and sentences creatively.

RBT: Writing

Catalog

Second Edition

Tricia Hedge

Format: Paperback

This book offers suggestions and guidance for helping students who are having difficulty developing clear and effective writing skills in English.

Useful and free

Oxford Basics for Children: Vocabulary Activities: Vocabulary Activities

Catalog

Mary Slattery

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

RBT: Global Issues

Catalog

Ricardo Sampedro and Susan Hillyard

Format: Paperback

This book focuses on real-world issues to encourage communication skills, reflection, and critical thinking, using a variety of hands-on techniques such as games, art, music, and drama.

Useful and free

Vocabulary

Catalog

Second Edition

John Morgan and Mario Rinvolucri

Format: Paperback

This book offers updated communicative activities for teaching new words to language learners, including collocations, the mother tongue, and lexis as a system.

Useful and free

Cross-curricular Activities

Catalog

Hana Svecova

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Homework

Catalog

Lesley Painter

Format: Paperback

This book provides guidelines on making homework relevant to the students and the curriculum, and integrates homework into classroom activities.

Oxford Basics: Teaching Grammar

Catalog

Jim Scrivener

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Applied Linguistics

Catalog

Guy Cook

Format: Paperback

This book addresses the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding contemporary language use today, including intercultural communication, political persuasion, new technologies, the growth of English, language in education and foreign language teaching and learning.

Doing Second Language Research

Catalog

An introduction to the theory and practice of second language research for graduate/Master's students in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, and others

James Dean Brown and Theodore S. Rodgers

Format: Paperback

This book systematically explains the characteristics and purposes of various types of research, including terminology, and the typical steps of each type of research design.

Intercultural Business Communication

Catalog

An introduction to the theory and practice of intercultural business communication for teachers, language trainers, and business people.

Robert Gibson

Format: Paperback

This book provides an introduction to the theory and practice of intercultural business communication. It offers surveys of some key cultural dimensions as well as case studies.

Oxford Basics: Intercultural Activities

Catalog

Michaela Cankova and Simon Gill

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Project Work

Catalog

New Edition

Diana L. Fried-Booth

Format: Paperback

This popular series provides teachers of young adults and adults with practical advice together with resource ideas and materials for the classroom.

Useful and free

Stylistics

Catalog

Peter Verdonk

Format: Paperback

This book examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts. The topics include style as a matter of socialization, the production and reception of meaning, the question of perspective, literary criticism, and current issues such as feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.

Teaching English as an International Language

Catalog

Rethinking Goals and Approaches

Sandra Lee McKay

Format: Paperback

English is the major language of international communication, knowledge of which is an increasingly valuable asset. But which English, and how? This book provides an accessible overview of this increasingly important field.

Phonetics

Catalog

Peter Roach

Format: Paperback

This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them. Topics include the International Phonetic Alphabet, intonation, and accent variation.

Film

Catalog

Susan Stempleski and Barry Tomalin

Format: Paperback

This book provides ideas on how to integrate film into a general course, how to set up film projects, and a glossary of helpful film terms. Requires no previous film knowledge.

Art and Crafts with Children

Catalog

Andrew Wright

Format: Paperback

This book provides a wealth of creative, imaginative activities with integrated language practice.

English for Primary Teachers with Audio CD

Catalog

Mary Slattery and Jane Willis

Format: Paperback

This book is an easy to use introduction to teaching English to children in elementary grades. It offers advice and practical teaching tips while building teachers' confidence in their ability to use classroom English effectively. The audio CD gives examples of language from actual classrooms.

Historical Linguistics

Catalog

Herbert Schendl

Format: Paperback

This book outlines the major issues and terminology used in the field of historical linguistics. Central issues of historical linguistics are addressed, including change, reconstruction of older languages, language birth and death, and relationships among languages.

Simple Writing Activities

Catalog

Jill Hadfield and Charles Hadfield

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Simple Reading Activities

Catalog

Jill Hadfield and Charles Hadfield

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Classroom English

Catalog

Bryan Gardner and Felicity Gardner

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Success in English Teaching

Catalog

A complete introduction to teaching English at secondary school level and above.

Paul Davies and Eric Pearse

Format: Paperback

This is a comprehensive and readable introduction to teaching English. It is ideal for initial teacher training, but also provides guidance and fresh ideas for more experienced teachers. It offers realistic ways of achieving success even with large classes and limited resources.

The Internet

Catalog

Scott Windeatt, David Hardisty, and David Eastment

Format: Paperback

This book offers activities based around the Internet, including searching on the Web, creating language-learning material, and communicating using the Internet. The Website: www.oup.com/elt.rbt.internet will provide regular updates to the book.

Useful and free

Language Testing

Catalog

Tim McNamara

Format: Paperback

This book examines test design, the rating process, validity, measurement and the social dimension of language testing. Traditional and newer forms of language assessment are considered.

Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom

Catalog

A guide to current ideas about the theory and practice of English language teaching

Tricia Hedge

Format: Paperback

This comprehensive handbook helps teachers develop insights into issues, problems, and possibilities in English teaching methodology.

Games for Children

Catalog

Gordon Lewis and Gunther Bedson

Format: Paperback

This book shows how to use games in the classroom to strengthen language learning.

Simple Speaking Activities

Catalog

Jill and Charles Hadfield

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Simple Listening Activities

Catalog

Jill and Charles Hadfield

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Presenting New Language

Catalog

Jill and Charles Hadfield

Format: Paperback

Oxford Basics are short, easy-to-use books based on communicative methodology. They provide ideas for teachers and guidance on how to handle everyday classroom situations.

Drama with Children

Catalog

Sarah Phillips

Format: Paperback

This book introduces drama activities to children, including role play, mime, chants, puppets and short plays.

Explaining English Grammar

Catalog

A guide to explaining grammar for teachers of English as a second or foreign language.

George Yule

Format: Paperback

This book is designed to help teachers understand English grammar and explain it to their students. Each chapter focuses on a problematic area and offers exercises for students as well as teaching ideas.

Language and Culture

Catalog

Claire Kramsch

Format: Paperback

This book offers an accessible survey of key language concepts such as social context and cultural authenticity, using insights from fields including linguistics, sociology, and anthropology.

Psycholinguistics

Catalog

Thomas Scovel

Format: Paperback

Psycholinguists have shown that the production and comprehension of even the simplest language is a highly complex process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind and the study of consciousness.

Listening

Catalog

Goodith White

Format: Paperback

This book examines how teachers can motivate students to develop confidence and independence in listening. Over 70 classroom activities are offered.

Useful and free

Sociolinguistics

Catalog

Bernard Spolsky

Format: Paperback

Sociolinguistics is the study of the different ways in which various groups of people use language. This book provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the field. It explores how sociolinguistics is linked to other disciplines such as history, politics and gender studies.

Creating Stories with Children

Catalog

Andrew Wright

Format: Paperback

This book offers imaginative ideas and resources for helping children to create their own stories, books, and plays.

Very Young Learners

Catalog

Vanessa Reilly and Sheila M. Ward

Format: Paperback

This book includes activities with practical ideas and advice for teaching English to very young students.

Second Language Acquisition

Catalog

Rod Ellis

Format: Paperback

This book outlines the study of how people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to make the essentials of this rapidly expanding field as accessible as possible.

Exam Classes

Catalog

Peter May
Series Editor: Alan Maley

Format: Paperback

Includes sections on the four skills, plus one on grammar and one on strategies for approaching exams. By Peter May. Part of the Resource Books for Teachers series.

Communication in the Language Classroom

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A book about classroom interaction and how to teach communication skills to language students.

Tony Lynch

Format: Paperback

This book is designed to help teachers analyze effective communication strategies, evaluate performance, and provide learners with appropriate feedback based on the actual language used in the classroom.

Pragmatics

Catalog

George Yule

Format: Paperback

This book outlines pragmatics, the study of how people make sense of each other linguistically. Basic concepts such as the cooperative principle, deixis, and speech acts are explained and illustrated, providing readers with an ideal foundation for further study.

Pronunciation

Catalog

Clement Laroy

Format: Paperback

This book tackles all the basic problems of pronunciation teaching and suggests ways students can improve their techniques.

Useful and free

Teaching Business English

Catalog

An introduction to Business English for language teachers, trainers, and course organizers.

Mark Ellis and Christine Johnson

Format: Paperback

This book focuses on utilizing the learner's professional knowledge and experience. Teaching strategies that are relevant to the business student's special needs are presented.

Cultural Awareness

Catalog

Barry Tomalin and Susan Stempleski

Format: Paperback

This book features activities to increase cultural awareness and interaction among students.

Useful and free

Young Learners

Catalog

Sarah Phillips

Format: Paperback

This book presents ideas and materials for a wide variety of language-practice activities.

Newspapers

Catalog

Peter Grundy

Format: Paperback

This book features creative yet practical ideas for making effective use of newspapers in the language classroom.

Classroom Dynamics

Catalog

Jill Hadfield
Series Editor: Alan Maley

Format: Paperback

Explores the problems teachers have managing groups, and suggests various strategies which can be used to lead groups more effectively. By Jill Hadfield. Part of the Resource Books for Teachers series.

Learner-based Teaching

Catalog

Colin Campbell and Hanna Kryszewska

Format: Paperback

This book includes 70 language practice activities that make use of the wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise that students bring to the classroom.

Teaching American English Pronunciation

Catalog

A textbook and reference manual on teaching the pronunciation of North American English, written specifically for teachers of English as a second Language (ESL)

Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich

Format: Paperback

This introduction to the pronunciation of American English describes the sound system, suggests ways of tackling pronunciation problems, and provides a variety of techniques and exercises for use in the classroom.

Music and Song

Catalog

Tim Murphey

Format: Paperback

This book describes how a piece of music can be integrated into a language classroom to teach a variety of skills.

Grammar Dictation

Catalog

Ruth Wajnryb
Series Editor: Alan Maley

Format: Paperback

Offers an innovative approach to the study of grammar in the language classroom. By Ruth Wajnryb. Part of the Resource Books for Teachers series.

Useful and free

Conversation

Catalog

Rob Nolasco and Lois Arthur

Format: Paperback

This book uses the characteristics of native-speaker conversation to form the basis for teaching the skills of speaking.

Useful and free

Role Play

Catalog

Gillian Porter Ladousse

Format: Paperback

This book is ideal for developing fluency and offers a focal point for lessons integrating the four skills.

Useful and free

Techniques in Teaching Vocabulary

Catalog

Virginia French Allen

Format: Paperback

This book provides a sound basis for teaching vocabulary and answers such questions as: Which English words students need to learn most? Why some words are easier to learn than others.

Techniques in Teaching Writing

Catalog

Virginia French Allen

Format: Paperback

This book outlines practical procedures for teachers, including ways to stimulate students to write through pictures, readings, and discussions, and effective, motivating ways to respond to student writing.