Teaching Adult Second Language Learners by Heather McKay

Teaching Adult Second Language Learners

byHeather McKay

Paperback | January 28, 2000

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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.

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Title:Teaching Adult Second Language LearnersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:January 28, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521649900

ISBN - 13:9780521649902

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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.

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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.

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'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)