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TESOL Voices: Adult Education
Phil Quirke, Editor
Being a student has always been and always will be a journey of self-discovery, challenge, and growth. Being a student of English opens unimaginable new worlds of opportunity, and the TESOL Voices series gives us a roadmap to get there by sharing the stories of those already on their way.

In this volume of the TESOL Voices series, authors bring classrooms around the world to life by publishing the personal accounts of adult students and their language teachers....Details

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TESOL Voices: Higher Education
Tim Stewart, Editor
Being a student has always been and always will be a journey of self-discovery, challenge, and growth. Being a student of English opens unimaginable new worlds of opportunity, and the TESOL Voices series gives us a roadmap to get there by sharing the stories of those already on their way.

In this volume of the TESOL Voices series, authors give readers a front-row seat into current policy, practice, and theory in language education - from diverse classrooms all over the world.

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Teaching English in U.S. University IEP Programs
Rosemary Orlando
Dr. Rosemary Orlando draws on the more than 50 works she published over the span of more than 20 years in this essential volume of the ELT in Context Series. She sheds light on the ongoing challenges that face IEPs in U.S. universities, including the marginalization of IEPs in the university setting, and the lack of understanding of the unique needs of staff and students....Details

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Teaching English at Colleges and Universities in China
Joel Heng Hartse and Jiang Dong
This book in the ELT in Context series, co-authored by a Chinese teacher of English in China and an American teacher of English who worked in China, is a powerful example of international collaboration and highlights one of the distinctive features of the books in this series. In this new volume, Joel Heng Hartse describes working as a foreign teacher of English at Zhejiang University and Jiang Dong describes his work as a local teacher of English at Yuanpei College. ...Details

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Wordless Books: So Much to Say!
Gilda Martinez-Alba and Judith Cruzado-Guerrero, Editors
Enable your students to be successful, regardless of their literacy levels. Wordless books help to develop oral language, listening, vocabulary, and so much more!

Lesson ideas in this ground breaking book are aligned with the CCSS for English Language Arts and with the TESOL Pre-K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards. Sample rubrics are included in the book and online as editable documents. ...Details

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Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs
TESOL Press
Exclusively available in eBook (PDF) format.

TEFL/TESL short-term certificate programs are ubiquitous in the English language teaching landscape. This eBook, available in a printable PDF, presents not only program and administration standards to improve your program, but candidate standards that will improve the quality of your ESL/EFL teacher graduates. ...Details

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Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs with Program Assessment
TESOL Press

Exclusively available in eBook (PDF) format.

Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Program with Assessment, available in printable PDF, presents organization and program management, curriculum development, instructor recruitment, and candidate curriculum standards for TEFL/TESL short-term certificate and a user-friendly self-assessment tool. This assessment tool guides program administrators toward improvements of their programs through various activities and group discussions.

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Teaching English in a Binational Center in Brazil
Isabela Villas Boas and Katy Cox


As Brazil continues to play an important role as a world leader, English learners and LTOs will continue to be influential. This book examines how LTOs are affecting Brazil's ELT industry and international economy. ...Details

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New Ways in Teaching Adults, Revised
Marilyn Lewis and Hayo Reinders, Editors
This revised edition brings together the best of the past with suggestions for the future. Included for classroom teachers is a range of activities for all stages of the adult learning process. ...Details

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Teaching Adults English in the Digital World
Glenda Rose


Perspectives on Teaching Adults English in the Digital World presents an overview of adult ESL online in the USA illustrating a number of important points, and focuses on teaching and learning English online, specifically at the tertiary level in the US. The book also presents a clear and concise summary, this time of adult education and workplace English language learning and teaching online in the US. ...Details

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Teaching English at the University Level in Colombia
Kathleen A Corrales, Erica Ferrer Arizia, and Lourdes Rey Paba


A great deal has changed in the four decades in terms of English language teaching in Colombia, which puts this book, in many ways, at the interface of where ELT in Colombia was, where it is now, and where it could be headed in the immediate future....Details

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Language Teaching Insights from Other Fields: Psychology, Business, Brain Science, and More
Christopher Stillwell


Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields: Psychology, Business, Brain Science and More is, at heart, a book about exploration and about seeking inspiration from beyond routine contexts. The chapters, written by language teachers with extensive experience in other fields, yield surprises that translate to new ways of thinking about teaching and the classroom. ...Details

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Teaching English for Specific Purposes in Saudi Arabia
Christopher Hastings


Many things have changed in the landscape of English language teaching in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the 35 years since the British Council published the booklet English Language Teaching Profiles. Therefore, this book will present readers with an up-to-date summary of the current situation for English language teachers and learners in what is now referred to as KSA. ...Details

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New Ways in Teaching Business English
Clarice Chan and Evan Frendo
This volume offers more than 80 ready-to-use activities for the business English classroom, specifically selected to represent the diversity that is driving innovation in business English teaching today....Details

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Cat Got Your Tongue? Teaching Idioms to English Learners
Paul Mcpherron and Patrick T. Randolph


Why do questions about idioms often leave us "tongue-tied" in our classrooms? This book takes a look at learning and teaching idioms from two perspectives....Details

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Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education
Shawna Shapiro, Raichle. Farrelly, and Zuzana Tomas
College faculty and TAs are often unfamiliar with the experiences of international students coming from non-English-speaking countries who are relatively new to the U.S context....Details

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New Ways in Teaching Business English
Clarice Chan and Evan Frendo
This volume offers more than 80 ready-to-use activities for the business English classroom, specifically selected to represent the diversity that is driving innovation in business English teaching today....Details

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Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields: Sports, Arts, Design, and More
Christopher Stillwell
A book full of practical tips on the surprising ways that insights from such fields as martial arts, bartending, ski instruction, and restaurant reviewing can enhance teaching practices....Details

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Reflective Teaching
Thomas S. C. Farrell


Thomas Farrell's Reflective Teaching outlines four principles that take teachers from just doing reflection to making it a way of being. ...Details

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Effective Second Language Writing
Susan Kasten
This volume of ideas, activities, and insights will enable ESL teachers to help their writing students find purposeful voices that resonate across countries, customs, disciplines, and cultures....Details

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Adult Language Learners: Context and Innovation
Ann F. V. Smith and Gregory Strong, editors
This volume focuses on classroom practices that are particularly successful with adults, and it provides a range of ideas and techniques that can be easily adapted to your own teaching context....Details

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Authenticity in Language Classroom & Beyond: Adult Learners
Sarah Rilling and Maria Dantas-Whitney, editors
This volume highlights how teachers have the ability to transform language instruction from a mechanical learning experience to a dynamic interaction to assist learners in reaching real-world goals....Details

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Using Textbooks Effectively
Lilia Savova
This volume answers the question, "How can teachers teach the students, not the book?", providing strategies for adapting textbooks for different purposes and providing examples of effective classroom applications....Details

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Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults (2008)
TESOL International Association


Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adult Learners offers performance indicators, vignettes, and evaluation tools to help instructors identify the qualities and practices to pursue in their teaching of adults....Details

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Developing a New Course for Adult Learners
Marguerite Ann Snow and Lia Kamhi-Stein, Editors
This volume in TESOL's Language Curriculum Development Series presents the stories of educators worldwide who seek to understand adult learners' needs and respond to them in creative, realistic, and effective ways....Details

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Developing a New Course for Adult Learners
Marguerite Ann Snow and Lia Kamhi-Stein, Editors
This volume in TESOL's Language Curriculum Development Series presents the stories of educators worldwide who seek to understand adult learners' needs and respond to them in creative, realistic, and effective ways....Details

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Effective Practices in Workplace Language Training
Joan Friedenberg, Deborah Kennedy, Anne Lomperis, William Martin, and Kay Westerfield


New 2014 updated technology plan. Workplace language training providers and organizations wishing to employ such providers find case studies from successful scenarios and insights on realistic expectations for workplace language training. ...Details

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Content-Based Instruction in Higher Education Settings
JoAnn Crandall and Dorit Kaufman, Editors
This volume addresses how content-based instruction is negotiated between ESOL teachers and subject specialists in higher education. Writers evaluate courses that support both content and the language needs of EFL and ESL learners....Details

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Standards for Adult Education ESL Programs
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.


This volume defines the quality components of adult education ESL programs using eight distinct indicators. The standards can be used to review an existing program or as a guide in setting up a new program....Details

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English for Specific Purposes
Thomas Orr, Editor
These case studies offer much to learn about curriculum and course planning, implementation, and evaluation in various contexts in which learners have specific language goals....Details

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Pronunciation Boot Camp: Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation
Presented by Marla Yoshida
A 90-minute walk-through Pronunciation 101...Details

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Tools for Addressing the Language Demands of Academic Interaction and Collaboration
Presented by Kate Kinsella
This presentation outlines classroom collaboration and provides practical guidance to help all students become agile, confident communicators....Details

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Using Humor to Enhance Language and Culture Instruction
Presented by John Rucynski, Jr.
Who knew classroom learning could be so much fun (and have the research to back it up!)?...Details

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Practical Tips for Integrating Pronunciation into your Lessons
Presented by Tamara Jones, Marnie Reed, John Lewis, and Minah Woo
Ever wanted to teach a full-on class about pronunciation? Here's how to get started!...Details

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