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An EFL Teacher’s Guidebook: Theory & Practice

Author/Editor: Peggy Huang
Volume: 1
Edition: Paperback
Size: 19cm x 26cm
Target audience: English teachers/College students in English or Applied Foreign Language related departments/Those interested in the field of English education
Target students: All
Language: Traditional Chinese/English
Series: Teacher Resource Series

 

First Step to Teaching English as a Profession: Apply Theory into Practice; A “Toolbox” for Teachers


     Teaching of foreign languages is an innovative work. In the past decades, many different linguistic and psychological theories have come up and theories of foreign language teaching have revolutionized many times. A professional foreign language teacher cannot base all teaching on intuition, but need to have a thorough understanding in teaching theories and develop a “toolbox” of professional teaching.

     This book introduces the most commonly encountered four areas of foreign language teaching for those who aim to become English teachers. Each area is introduced with theory and practice and real teaching examples:

1

Foreign Language Teaching Methodology: Theory and Practice

Each theory is divided into 3 parts: the introduction, presentation in a classroom, and application. The introduction part presents the theory foundation, principles, role of the teacher, how to encounter mistakes, and assessment.

2

Teaching English: General Concepts and Techniques

Design teaching guides in major areas of language learning. Each area includes a simple introduction and most commonly used methods and techniques of teaching in the classroom. A CD included with the book includes songs and chants that can be used to help motivate students in the classroom.

3

Lesson Planning

Successful lesson planning allows teachers to analyze all possible situations that might happen in the classroom. It allows teachers to reflect on the lesson. This chapter also introduces how to design and plan lessons and give examples of complete lesson plans.

4

Essential Concepts and Guidelines for Language Testing

Introduces basic concepts, varies, and commonly used vocabulary in foreign language assessment. Explains how assessments can be made and what to watch out for with real examples so that teachers and have a deeper understand about assessment and can assess students effectively.


     In the ever-changing classroom, there is no one activity that is perfect for all teaching environments. This book introduces major theories and practices in foreign language teaching, in hope that it would help teachers in creating, planning, organizing their lessons and classrooms. This professional “toolbox,” with its endless creativity can help teachers become real professionals in the field.

Integration of theory and practice with easy to understand words that describe many different foreign language teaching methods, their theories, foundation, and how to present and apply them in classroom activities.

Categorize into vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, dialogue, reading, and songs and chants. And give teaching guides and examples in these areas.
Use the four steps of teaching to design complete lesson plans according to teaching goals, student age, and student levels.
Introduce different assessment methods to help teachers assess their students effectively.

Songs and Chants CD: 18 songs and chants to be used with teaching songs and chants

About the Author:

Peggy Huang Part-time Associate Professor, Taipei Municipal University of Education
Ph.D. Program in English Teaching, Graduate School of English, Tamkang University
M.A. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Tony Liu Ph.D. TESOL, Teachers College, Columbia University
Aleck Liao Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
Christine Lin‧Grace Bu‧Emily Yuan‧Iris Hsu‧Joyce Huang‧Gloria Chen‧Sharon Chang‧Jessie Oyang‧Puffy Yang‧Ann Yang‧Sophia Yang‧Tina Zheng‧Lynn Qian‧Vicky Zhong‧Bryan Moore‧Chuson Chang‧Robert Chung
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Foreign Language Teaching Methodology: Theory and Practice
  2.1 The Grammar-Translation Method
  2.2 The Direct Method
  2.3 The Audio-Lingual Method
  2.4 The Silent Way
  2.5 Desuggestopedia
  2.6 Community Language Learning
  2.7 Total Physical Response
  2.8 Communicative Language Teaching
Chapter 3 Teaching English: General Concepts and Techniques
  3.1 Vocabulary Teaching
  3.2 Teaching Phonics and K.K.Phonics
  3.3 Grammar Teaching
  3.4 Teaching Oral Skills
  3.5 Reading Instruction
  3.6 Teaching Songs and Chants
Chapter 4 Lesson Planning
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Principles in Constructing a Lesson Plan
  4.3 Step-by-step Guidance
  4.4 Examples of Comprehensive Lesson Plans

Chapter 5 Essential Concepts and Guidelines for Language Testing

  5.1 Overview
  5.2 Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation
  5.3 Classification and Objectives of Major Testing Methods
  5.4 Major Concepts of Language Testing
  5.5 Guidelines of Test Development
  5.6 Principles and Examples of Test Construction
  5.7 Conclusion

Appendices

  1 The Silent Way
  2 Teaching Phonics and K.K.Phonics
  3 Reading Instruction
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