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Teaching Children English : An Activity Based Training Course - David Vale

Teaching Children English

An Activity Based Training Course

Paperback Published: 2nd October 1995
ISBN: 9780521422352
Number Of Pages: 280

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Teaching Children English focuses on an activity-based approach to teaching young learners aged seven years and over. It examines the educational and linguistic needs of children and provides an overview of appropriate classroom techniques. It highlights the importance of effective classroom management and organisation and supports teachers in the management of classroom resources. It provides extensive practice in lesson planning in terms of language aims. There are ten chapters each dealing with a specific aspect of teaching methodology and classroom practice. Each chapter has a theme-based approach for the task content and includes stories, rhymes, songs, practical tasks and language tasks. Methodology and classroom practice issues are related to these themes - examples include festivals, animals, storytelling and measuring.

'The emphasis in the book, as with others in the series, is on reflective teacher training. The tasks direct course members to consider the 'why' as well as the 'how' of the activities. The authors resist providing fixed answers for all discussion topics, although there is plenty of material to support the trainer who does want guidance.' VATME Newsletter No 71, 1997

Introduction
Establishing common ground: Attitudes and approaches to teaching children
Starting points
Building up a teaching sequence
An overview of teaching techniques
A balanced teaching diet
Comprehension, errors and correction
Classroom management and organisation
Visuals and other teaching aids
Content and curriculum
Observation, assessment and records
Resource File
Notes for trainers
Trainer's appendix
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ISBN: 9780521422352
ISBN-10: 0521422353
Series: Cambridge Teacher Training and Development
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 2nd October 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48