Teaching Adult Second Language Learners

by Abigail Tom, Heather McKay

Cambridge University Press | January 28, 2000 | Trade Paperback |

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Teaching Adult Second Language Learners addresses the needs of adults studying English. It provides a useful summary of the principles involved in teaching adults as well as a wealth of activities specifically designed for adult learners. The text is divided into three sections: Section I provides an introduction to the adult language learner and discusses the issues of assessment/placement and course/lesson organization. Section II gives teachers techniques for building community in the classroom. Section III provides activities designed for students at various levels that are organized thematically around topics such as self-identification, food, clothing, and work.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 28, 2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521649900

ISBN - 13: 9780521649902

Found in: ESL

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Teaching Adult Second Language Learners

Teaching Adult Second Language Learners

by Abigail Tom, Heather McKay

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 28, 2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521649900

ISBN - 13: 9780521649902

About the Book

This text provides a summary of the principles involved in teaching adults and activities designed for adult learners.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Building community in the classroom; 2. Personal identification; 3. Family; 4. Community; 5. Food; 6. Clothing; 7. Housing; 8. Health; 9. Work; 10. Money; Bibliography; Indexes.

From the Publisher

Teaching Adult Second Language Learners addresses the needs of adults studying English. It provides a useful summary of the principles involved in teaching adults as well as a wealth of activities specifically designed for adult learners. The text is divided into three sections: Section I provides an introduction to the adult language learner and discusses the issues of assessment/placement and course/lesson organization. Section II gives teachers techniques for building community in the classroom. Section III provides activities designed for students at various levels that are organized thematically around topics such as self-identification, food, clothing, and work.

From Our Editors

Heather McKay and Abigail Tom provide this effective book for teaching English to adults. Designed for adult learners' special needs, Teaching Adult Second Language Learners offers a helpful summary of principles in teaching adults and numerous activities geared toward adult learners. This invaluable text discusses assessment, placement, and course and lesson organization issues; and provides teachers with tools for building a strong classroom community. As well, it offers activities made for students at different levels, organized thematically around topics such as self-identification, work, clothing and food.

Editorial Reviews

''This is the latest in the excellent Handbooks for Language Teachers series edited by Penny ur, and a great addition to the series it is. Aimed at the general ESL teacher, the book contains a collection of activities at all levels that will make the classrook experience richer and more useful for the learners.'' (EL Reviews)
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