Resource Books for Teachers: Conversation

Paperback | May 1, 1987

byRob Nolasco, Lois ArthurEditorAlan Maley

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A speaking and listening course for adults and young adults to develop conversational fluency. 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 theinformation 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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A speaking and listening course for adults and young adults to develop conversational fluency. 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 theinformation they need about level, time, prepa...

Rob Nolasco has been involved in English as a Foreign Language since 1970. Lois Arthur has been involved in ELT for more than 28 years and has worked in teaching, teacher training and project management in state systems in Germany and Morocco, and in private language schools in the UK. Alan Maley is currently a freelance consultant, an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.43 inPublished:May 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0194370968

ISBN - 13:9780194370967

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ForewordIntroduction1. Towards a classroom approachExplains how the activities in chapters 2 to 5 can be combined to provide a coherent approach to the teaching of conversation.2. Controlled activities (25 activities)Controlled activities to help students develop confidence as well as the ability to participate in and maintain simple, commonly encountered conversations.3. Awareness activities (20 activities)Activities designed to help students become aware of what native speakers do in conversation; the activities involve making observations, imitating, experimenting, and identifying aspects of the language.4. Fluency activities (28 activities)Activities which help learners achieve conversational competence through: providing the experience of using English in real time (i.e. people do not wait for the right or the appropriate answer in real life); giving learners the chance to express their own ideas and emotions; giving learners theopportunity of using language for a specific purpose.5. Feedback (12 tasks)Practical ways in which consistent and reliable feedback can be used to improve conversational performance.Bibliography

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'... an excellent source of material that can be quickly and easily exploited in the classroom.' - IATEFL Newsletter