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2nd Edition

Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking

ISBN 9780367195533
Published October 27, 2020 by Routledge
294 Pages

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Book Description

This guide for teachers and teacher trainees provides a wealth of suggestions for helping learners at all levels of proficiency develop their listening and speaking skills and fluency, using a framework based on principles of teaching and learning. By following these suggestions, which are organised around four strands—meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, language-focused learning, and fluency development—teachers will be able to design and present a balanced programme for their students.

Updated with cutting-edge research and theory, the second edition of Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking retains its hands-on focus and engaging format, and features new activities and information on emerging topics, including:

  • Two new chapters on Extensive Listening and Teaching Using a Course Book
  • Expanded coverage of key topics, including assessment, pronunciation, and using the internet to develop listening and speaking skills
  • Easy-to-implement tasks and suggestions for further reading in every chapter
  • More tools for preservice teachers and teacher trainers, such as a sample unit, a "survival syllabus", and topic prompts

The second edition of this bestselling book is an essential text for all Certificate, Diploma, Masters, and Doctoral courses for teachers of English as a second or foreign language.

Table of Contents

1. Parts and Goals of a Listening and Speaking Course  2. Beginning to Listen and Speak in Another Language  3. Listening  4. Extensive Listening  5. Language-focused Learning through Dictation and Related Activities  6. Pronunciation  7. Learning through Task-based Interaction  8. Learning through Pushed Output  9. Teaching Using a Course Book  10. Language-focused Learning: Deliberate Teaching  11. Developing Fluency  12. Assessing Progress

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Jonathan M. Newton is Associate Professor and Director of the MA TESOL programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

I.S.P. Nation is Professor Emeritus in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.