This guide for new or experienced teachers of English as a second or foreign language contains fifty techniques, strategies, activities, and games for teaching pronunciation. It can be used alongside any existing textbook or without one at all, and is suitable for all levels.
Vocabulary is the foundation of successful language learning. ESL/EFL learners need to be familiar with a great many words if they want to read, write, listen, or speak with ease. In addition to the sheer number of words and phrases students need to learn, what makes vocabulary acquisition so tricky is that one “pass” is never enough. In order to really “know” a word, learners need to know, among other things, how to spell it, how to pronounce it, what other words it collocates with, what prefixes and suffixes it takes, what grammatical patterns it fits with, and what positive or negative associations it may have.
Tamara Jones has been an ESL instructor for 17 years. She has taught in Russia, Korea, England, the USA, and Belgium, where she is currently an instructor at the British School of Brussels. Tamara holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Sheffield in the UK. She is the co-author of Q Listening and Speaking Level 4, Oxford University Press.