Teaching the Spoken Language: Teaching The Spoken Language by Gillian BrownTeaching the Spoken Language: Teaching The Spoken Language by Gillian Brown

Teaching the Spoken Language: Teaching The Spoken Language

byGillian Brown, George Yule

Paperback | January 27, 1984

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Teaching the Spoken Language is about teaching the spoken language. It presents in a highly accessible form the results of the author's important research on teaching and assessing effective spoken communication. The authors examine the nature of spoken language and how it differs from written language both in form and purpose. A large part of it is concerned with principles and techniques for teaching spoken production and listening comprehension. An important chapter deals with how to assess spoken language. The principles and techniques described apply to the teaching of English as a foreign and second language, and are also highly relevant to the teaching of the mother tongue.
Title:Teaching the Spoken Language: Teaching The Spoken LanguageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.39 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:January 27, 1984Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521273846

ISBN - 13:9780521273848


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Data: recorded materials and transcripts; 1. The spoken language; 2. Teaching spoken production; 3. Teaching listening comprehension; 4. Assessing spoken language; Illustrations; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'Brown and Yule do demonstrate that transactional spoken language is teachable.' Applied Linguistics