English for the Teacher is a course which enables teachers to improve their language ability for a number of purposes - using English in the classroom, making professional contacts, reading about the teaching of English and discussions with colleagues and students. As well as providing language practice for the four skills, it also invites teachers to comment on the learning value of what they are doing and thus discuss and reflect on different ways of teaching and learning.
In this way, it provides opportunities for more general professional development.
- A short Introduction for users explains the basic principles underlying the material.
- Each unit focuses on a theme from the world of teaching.
- Notes for Trainers give guidance on appropriate classroom methodology.
- Guidance is provided for self-study use. It also contains authentic listening material for developing listening skills.
'The gap in the market for a book like this has gaped away at us for too long ... it all beams with thoroughness, efficiency and helpfulnes. It is a book for teachers compiled by someone who knows them, their language and materials ... English for the Teacher ... takes a deserved place in CUPs distinguished Teacher Training and Development series.' Modern English Teacher, Volume 4, No. 4, 1995 'English for the Teacher not only takes ... different classroom issues and siuations, but starts us thinking about them ... English for the Teacher fully lives up to its name, and its claims.' Polish Teacher Trainer, 1995 'It provides an excellent framework for a language development course for ELT Teachers. I liked this book because it provides a systematic approach to the development of the language EFL teachers need, and I would certainly recommend it as a coursebook, or as a source of supplementary materials, or even for self-study.' Beatriz Conningham Siqueira, Director of Cultura Inglesa, Brazil LABCI Teacher-Trainers S.I.G. 1996 'The tapes are a strong feature of the course. Apart from the reading aloud of a passage, they gave every sign of being spontaneous language: mainly, but not exclusively, from students ... the book is full of inspiration ... the result is an original book in the task-based tradition, that brings together a broad range of skills and knowledge required of language teachers.' VATME Newsletter no. 56, 1995 'I particularly liked the way the book systematically focuses on classroom language, et. the langauge of instruction, introducing a particluar activity, setting up a role play, etc. On initial inspection, I would say that this would be a useful and practical book for trainee and practising teachers whose mother-tongue is not English.' SATEFL Newsletter Vol 14, 1995 'Mary Spratt has produced what promises to be a useful and motivating book. Course members will need their own copies to take advantage of all the visual material. The content and mode of presentation are refreshingly different. The book is full of inspiration.' VATME Newsletter No 56, 1995 'English for the Teacher proved to be a highly valuable, effective, and enjoyable working tool ... this is a book which I can recommend to all those who are preparing for the CEELT, whether individually or in a teacher-led group.' ELT Journal, Vol 50, No 2, 1996 '... this book is worth having in your library to 'dip into' for yourself regarding issues of relevance for teaching, for trainees, both non-native and native and as a general resource for authentic reading and listening material for advance students. The area on "Student Language" itself is excellent and would justify buying this book. It would certainly spark lively debate as it is a totally practical section and very helpful in the day to day running of the class.' NATEFL Newsletter, 1995
Series: Cambridge Teacher Training and Development Ser.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.613 x 18.999
Weight (kg): 0.386