Resource Books for Teachers: Beginners

Paperback | August 1, 1994

byPeter GrundyEditorAlan Maley

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This popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, along with resource ideas and materials for the classroom. The tasks and activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers the information they need about level, time, preparation, materials, classroom management,monitoring, and follow-up activities. Each book offers up to 100 ideas, as well as variations that encourage teachers to adapt the activities to suite their individual classrooms.

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This popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, along with resource ideas and materials for the classroom. The tasks and activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers the information they need about level, time, preparation, materials, classroom management,monitoring, and follow-up activities. Each book offer...

Alan Maley is currently a freelance consultant, and Series Editor for the Oxford University Press Resource Books for Teachers series.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.65 × 6.89 × 0.39 inPublished:August 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0194372006

ISBN - 13:9780194372008

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Table of Contents

Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, and the language it practises. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.br / Foreword Introduction: What is a beginner? How to use this book1. DecisionsDecision 1: Syllabus optionsDecision 2: Content or methodDecision 3: Product or processDecision 4: Teaching strategies for beginnersDecision 5: Classroom activitiesDecision 6: Introducing supplementary materialsDecision 7: Giving instructions2. First Lessons (10 activities)First lesson ideas. Several are also suitable for lessons other than the very first one, and some can be used a number of times, often with small variations.3. Basics (15 activities)Activities to help teach numbers, time, and colour in the first stages of learning English.4. Language Basics (11 activities)Activities which introduce several of the basic syntactic structures and phonological features of English.5. Roman script (11 activities)Activities to help learners unfamiliar with Roman script.6. More words (13 activities)Activities to help students acquire vocabulary as fast as possible in the early stages of learning.7. Firsts (16 activities)A series of 'firsts' (e.g. First mime, First autobiography, First traveller's tale), so that students feel they are passing a number of landmarks in their language learning, which in turn leads to a greater sense of progress.8. Games (10 activities)Language games, each mirroring the routine of a well-known game.9. Interactions (7 activities)Activities to give students practice in interacting with the world outside the classroom. There are rehearsals for real encounters, as well as activities which involve actual interaction with native speakers.10. Self-improvement (13 activities)Activities which focus on developing learner strategies, promoting self-reliance, classroom support activities, peripheral learning,and self-study.br / Bibliography Indexes

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'... a valuable resource and a recognition that teaching beginners is just as challenging and probably even more rewarding than teaching at any other level.' - Modern English Teacher