The Book of Pronunciation is a definitive account of the key role pronunciation plays in teaching and learning, providing a highly authoritative but hugely accessible overview of the essential elements of English pronunciation as well as a wide range of classroom practice.The Book of Pronunciation is accompanied by a CD, which provides models for the teacher and practice for the learners.This book is the definitive resource for language teachers: looking for ways to incorporate pronunciation into their teaching wishing to expand their range of pronunciation activities wanting their learners to use language confidently and intelligiblyThe Book of Pronunciation contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:Part A answers frequently asked questions, reassures teachers on why, when and how teaching pronunciation can be both necessary and beneficial, and gives a comprehensive account of all the elements a successful teacher should know. The CD illustrates the explanations.Part В provides classroom practice through a range of activities spread over six chapters, introducing pronunciation and covering Sounds, Symbols and Spelling, Stress and Connected Speech, Rhythm and Intonation. The CD enhances the procedures.Part С offers more to the teacher who wants more - in the form of quizzes and questionnaires, tasks and checklists - and fascinating further knowledge. For the teacher who wants to go further, The Book of Pronunciation offers the opportunity.
An exciting content and media-rich series, Brainwave is a complete blended learning solution for the modern primary classroom. The Brainwave series includes: • Student Book. • Language Activity Book. • My Progress Journal. • Student Website. • Teacher Edition. • Teacher Technology Pack. • Teacher Website.
This book extends the understanding of the concept of safety as an environmental factor which enhances the development of teacher leadership. Through a grounded theory methodology, it provides a career development perspective on teacher leadership. The "through the eyes of the participants" approach of the study represents an alternative to the dominant positivistic, normative paradigm most commonly associated with research into teacher leadership. Thus, through participant-based exploration of the core category of Experiencing Leading and Learning in a Safe Environment, the research enables the identification of three interrelated concepts - leading, learning, and safety, which are deemed to be essential to the process of teacher leadership development. The theory that has emerged from this research should prove useful to the teachers and principals. It should prove useful to experienced teachers and principals who wish to deepen their understandings of teacher leadership development.
Digital Play provides English teachers with innovative ideas and ready-to-use activities for using computer games and other ICTs in the English classroom. Digital Play contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development: Part A An overview of Digital Play (computer games and other ICTs) Best practice in the computer room and the connected classroom New developments and insights Part B A selection of “Games unplugged” – activities with no computer access required A bank of online game activities for listening and speaking, reading and writing, grammar and lexis Activities using images, videos, comics and cartoons Part C How the teacher can better incorporate gaming into the curriculum Integrated, cohesive and pedagogically sound uses of gaming Component ISBNs Book 978-1-905085-55-2
This focus of book is an evaluation of the constraints to School based Teacher Development Program for primary School teachers in Kenya.It offers vital insight on innovative measures towards the implementation of the Education curriculum.The book will be of use for reference by the Ministry of Education, Kenya and other researchers.
This book is about the development of teacher education in Kenya from the precolonial time to the present. The status of teacher education and training is highlighted in the light of current practices through a critical examination of quality parameters such as Curriculum Design and Planning; Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation; Research & innovations, Development and Extension; Infrastructure and Learning Resources; Student Support and Progression and Organization and Management. Challenges facing training of teachers and their professional status have also been dealt with in greater detail. The book has recommended major reforms needed for qualitative improvement of teacher education programs and the professional status of teachers as the key determinants of quality in education based on the premise: "quality begets quality". The book will be of great import to teacher training institutions, teachers, policy planners, and researchers in the field of education.
The need to have graduates with proper knowledge on Education for Sustainable Development cannot be underestimated. The teacher has been identified as the key player to realize sustainable future. This then underscores the importance of producing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) conscious generation of teachers by the Teacher training institutions. The book is on the research study on awareness about Education for Sustainable Development at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-the regional leading school of Education in Eastern Africa that is based in Nairobi Kenya. The findings established partial knowledge about Education for Sustainable Development. The author recommends the need to mainstream ESD in the teacher training curriculum to produce graduates who are knowledgeable in ESD who will consequently educate for sustainable development.
Business English Language Practice aims to help learners of Business English develop the grammar and vocabulary needed to participate in business effectively. The book can be used to support the rest of the Delta Business Communication Skills series, bui
The Well Said series offers a lively communicative approach to building and improving pronunciation and speaking skills through strategies development and abundant confidence-building activities. Offering a lively and communicative approach to increasing
Quality in education starts with quality teachers In recognition of this requirement, in this book, we look at the mentoring relationship from different perspectives: not only the potential benefit to the young teacher but also the professional development of the experienced teacher has to be taken into account. Mentoring could empower the continuous and lifelong development of teachers. The learning partnership of the two persons embodies a considerable advantage to promote a single institution's culture as well as the personal and professional growth. The book gives an overview on research results concerning mentoring in teacher education and it is a must read for all teacher educators. It contains case study findings from a study undertaken by experienced educators from a country that is the most literate country in Africa. It places mentoring in education at the hert of quality education.
Improve your Skills for First (FCE) is a four book series for students preparing to take the Cambridge English: First exam. The series aims to develop the skills, language and exam techniques required to achieve success in the exam. The series can be used for self-study or in class. Each of the 12 topic-based units guides you through the activities step by step. LISTENING & SPEAKING FOR FIRST offers complete preparation for the Listening and Speaking tests. The book comes with two audio CDs. Each unit includes: - Skills focus to develop listening and speaking skills. - Language development with vocabulary and useful phrases for the Speaking test. - Pronunciation focus. - Skills tips with ideas on how to approach the Listening and Speaking tasks in First. - Exam listening task with authentic test questions.
In the developmental process of foreign language teaching and learning, the teacher is always the significant figure. In recent years, many Chinese experts and educators are placing increasingly more emphasis on EFL teacher professional development, and making fruitful academic achievements. In the meantime, recent years also witness the rapid advancement of network technology which is represented by the development of Web 2.0 framework.As applied in higher education, Web 2.0 framework creates a favorable platform for university EFL teacher professional development in the sense of knowledge acquisition, communication and innovation. Therefore, as the overlapping area of teacher professional development and network technology, university EFL teacher professional development in an online environment is definitely worthy of further academic exploration.
The teacher’s books for the Successful Writing series provide a full answer key for all the exercises in the book, as well as useful notes for the teacher, suggested models to be discussed in class, and tapescripts of all the listening exercises in the student’s books.
New Chinese for Children is a series of elementary textbooks specifically designed to teach Chinese to English speaking children who are three to twelve years old. The series is comprised of three books, each containing twenty lessons. Book 1 is aimed at teaching children Chinese pronunciation; books 2 and 3 deal mainly with basic sentence patterns. Texts are enlivened by rich illustrations, making the books appealing to children. After completing this series children will command a vocabulary of over 300 words and will be able to communicate in Chinese in day to day situations. Each book is accompanied by an audio CD of the texts spoken in standard putonghua. Each book contains bilingual Teacher s Notes that explain the grammar points of each lesson and will be useful for both teachers and parents alike.
Teaching Online has been shortlisted for the 2011 ELTons UK Award for Innovation. The winners will be announced in London on 23 February 2011. Teaching Online is essential reading for any teacher interested in online teaching and course delivery. It deals comprehensively with both the tools and the techniques necessary for online language instruction. It is a clear, accessible and reassuringly practical book in which the authors share their wealth of experience in teaching both fully online and blended courses. Teaching Online contains three distinctive parts A, B and C which focus in turn on theory, practice and development: A: Getting started and building your own online course The essentials of successful teaching, from course sites to course behaviour A comprehensive list of tools to teach online, from blogs to word clouds B: A bank of practical activities that cover the four skills, language work and evaluation Special sections for activities to begin and finish an online course Comments on how to make your online teaching more effective C: Avenues and references for online teacher development Web 2.0 tools that connect with a worldwide community of teachers The concept of the PLN (personal learning network) for teachers
This book represents a study that attempts to investigate the effectiveness of brain based learning in programs of teacher education in the Egyptian context. For doing so, it develops a training program for enhancing listening and pronunciation teaching skills for a sample of 21 prospective EFL teachers in light of the principles and teaching techniques of brain based learning. It adopts the one-group experimental design. It also uses a number of tools: an achievement test, an observation checklist, a listening test, and a pronunciation test. The study results suggested the effectiveness of the proposed training program in developing listening and pronunciation teaching skills of prospective EFL teachers in light of brain based learning.Therefore, a number of conclusions were reached, and suggestions for further research were presented.
The relationship between development and security is usually summed up in the maxims ‘no security without development’, and ‘no development without security’. At the conceptual level, the first consequence of this insight was the integration of the security-development nexus into basic documents of security and development policy. This book examines the link between development and security using the experience in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
"Improve your Skills for Advanced" (CAE) is a four book series for students preparing to take the Cambridge English: Advanced exam. The series aims to develop the skills, language and exam techniques required to achieve success in the exam. The series can be used for self-study or in class. Each of the 12 topic-based units guides you through the activities step by step. "Improve your Skills: Listening & Speaking for Advanced" offers complete preparation for the Listening and Speaking tests. The book comes with three audio CDs. Each unit includes: Skills focus to develop listening and speaking skills; Language development with vocabulary and useful phrases for the Speaking test; Pronunciation focus; Skills tips with ideas on how to approach the Listening and Speaking tasks in Advanced; Exam listening task with authentic test questions.
The present Book focuses on the capacity building Programmes for Teacher Education Institutions. Capacity building is an ongoing process and is vitally important for teacher education institutions as well as for Teacher Educators as every day the new concepts, research outcomes, innovative ideas, advanced technology emerge worldwide. Objectives of this book is to equip for planned development of knowledge, increase output rate, to manage the skills and other capabilities for improved teaching learning process of teacher education institutions. Hence, the present Conference aims to bring experts & eminent professionals in the field of education for making deliberations on “Capacity building programmes for 21st Century Teacher Education Institutions and for Teacher Educators”.