New teachers often experience "reality shock" as they discover that the ideals they learned in college do not match the daily realities of classroom life-especially when they are called upon to begin their careers by working with English language learners in English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL) settings.
By combining best practices for teacher induction, mentoring, and support with carefully phased-in coverage of the basics of ESL/EFL lesson planning, classroom management, writing, reading, grammar, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and language assessment, this new book offers beginning teachers the reality guide they need. With 104 Exploratory Breaks throughout to provide topics for reflection and discussion with mentors, supervisors, and support providers, this guide will be of interest to any teacher new to working with ESL and EFL learners.
Thomas S. C. Farrell is a professor in applied linguistics at Brock University, Canada. He has been involved with ESL and applied linguistics for the past 27 years and has written extensively on topics such as reflective practice, language teacher development, and language teacher education. His recent books include Reflective Practice in Action (2004, Corwin Press), Reflecting on Classroom Communication in Asia (2004, Longman), and Professional Development for Language Teachers (2005, Cambridge University Press, coauthored with Jack Richards).
Release date NZ
February 2nd, 2006
Edited by Thomas S.C. Farrell
Country of Publication
SAGE Publications Inc
Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!