Understanding the Courses We Teach Local Perspectives on English Language Teaching

ISBN-10: 0472067702

ISBN-13: 9780472067701

Edition: 2001

Authors: John A. Murphy, Patricia Byrd, John Murphy

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Understanding the Courses We Teach is a collection of pieces by teachers about actual teaching situations. This volume provides current and prospective ESL teachers with the opportunity to examine experienced teachers' ways of addressing locally situated issues of teaching and learning within ESL and EFL classrooms. By focusing on individual teachers' discussions of instructional plans, decisions, and experiences in specific courses, this collection complements other training and development resources, such as methods-course textbooks. Individual chapters are rich in descriptive details and resonate with the contributor-teachers' personal investment in teaching. John Murphy and Patricia Byrd have arranged these chapters in four thematic clusters, the first dealing with general purposes instruction, including workplace literacy, community-based ESL, and courses designed for rich recent immigrants; the second with the teaching of English as a foreign language; the third with university credit-bearing courses focused on the teaching of English for academic purposes; and the fourth with noncredit university-affiliated courses offered through intensive English programs. The contributors represent a variety of educational settings and many different countries and include many of the most well-known researchers in the field. .
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 8/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

A Time for Local Perspectives
Background and General Principles
Precursors to the Understanding Collection
A Framework for Discussion - Part 1
A Framework for Discussion - Part 2
English in the Workplace at Goodwill Industries
Families as Curriculum Partners in an Urban Elementary Inclusion Classroom
Community-Based ESL: Exploring "Critical Citizenship"
Building a Community of Adult ESL Learners
An Australian Adult ESL Settlement Classroom
Videoing Conversations for Self-Evaluation in Japan
FocalSpeak: Integrating Rhythm and Stress in Speech-Pronunciation
"Extensive Reading" for Japanese English Majors
English for Engineers in Hong Kong
EAP Support for Matriculated University Students
A Theme-Based Literature Course: Focus on the City of Angels
Canadian Language and Culture: A Course for Nine Academic Credits
Teaching "Writing for Proficiency" in Summer School: Lessons from a Foxhole
A Course in Grammar-Editing for ESL Writers
Strategic Reading on a Sustained Content Theme
Theme-Based Instruction: Fieldwork in a Small Connecticut Town
Academic Speaking: Learning to Take "Longer Turns"
English through Web Page Creation
Looking Forward: Connectivity through the Internet
Author Index
Subject Index
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