ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

ESL/Literacy

Drama Techniques in Language Learning: A resource book of communication activities for language teachers. New edition. Maley, Alan and Alan Duff. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1982. LPM TR CD MAL

The approach taken in this book is that 'dramatic activities' give students an opportunity to use their own personalities in creating material on which part of the language class is based. These techniques draw on the natural ability of every person. Practical considerations in using drama are discussed, and a variety of uncomplicated exercises that are fun to use, and stimulate energy and imagination are given.

ESL/Literacy: An Introductory-Handbook for Tutors. London: Adult Literacy & Basic Skills Unit. 1985. LPM TR CD ESL

As the title suggests this handbook offers some starting points for tutors new to literacy with second language adult learners. A general approach is given along with some useful teaching strategies and case studies. Strategies described are the whole word approach, literacy through language practice, the language experience approach, phonics, using context, and spelling.

ESL Literacy Instruction, A Guidebook to Theory and Practice. Gunderson, Lee. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents. 1991 LPM TR LT GUN

Different programs are described and procedures for selecting appropriate reading programs are outlined. The focus is on literacy programs designed for ESL students at all age levels.

Games for Language Learning. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Wright, Andrew, David Betteridge and Michael Buckby. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1983. LPM TR CD WRI

The authors of this book maintain that games help and encourage many learners to sustain their interest and to create contexts in which language is meaningful. It is suggested that games provide intense and meaningful practice, and should therefore be seen as central to teaching methodology. An extensive selection of games are described in order to enable teachers to do just that. Games to suit all levels, for class, individual, pair, and group work are provided. Lots of pictures and a straight forward format make this a very accessible resource.

I Speak English: A Tutor's Guide to Teaching English. Third edition. Colvin, Ruth J. Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. Syracuse, NY. 1986.

Here is a simplified, condensed book of basic methods suggesting logical helpful ideas for persons teaching English for the first time. Presented in a practical manner, so that volunteers with no previous teaching experience can teach effectively. It is also useful to paraprofessionals and professional teachers in other fields called upon to teach conversational English. Various approaches, skills, and activities are provided from which lessons can be put together, with techniques that are also adaptable to small group instruction.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language, A Practical Guide. Dawson, Colin. Surrey, UK: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. 1984. LPM TR TP DAW

This compact but thorough guide introduces teachers to TESL/TEFL. As well as discussing the basics, a wide variety of techniques and practical advice are presented.

Themes and Tools for ESL: How to Choose Them and How to Use Them. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship. 1987. LPM TR CD THE

A booklet which discusses how to choose themes, how to create tools, and how to use tools for conscientization and for language learning.

TESL Talk. "The Teaching of Pronunciation. An Introduction for Teachers of English as a Second language." Avery, P. and S. Ehrlich (eds) vol. 17, no. 1, 1987. LPM TR PL TES c.1

TESL Talk. "Literacy." Bell, Jifi (ed). vol. 20, no. 1, 1990. LPM TR PL TES c.2


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