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Thornbury, Scott 1950-

Works: 77 works in 544 publications in 5 languages and 4,328 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Scientific advisor
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How to teach grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
71 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 557 libraries worldwide
This book demonstrates methods for practicing a variety of grammar topics, dealing with errors, and integrating grammar instruction into general methodologies such as task-based learning
About language : tasks for teachers of English by Scott Thornbury( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Teachers of English need not only to have a good productive command of the language, they also need to know a good deal about the way the language works. This book leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks
How to teach vocabulary by Scott Thornbury( Book )
55 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 365 libraries worldwide
This book is for those wanting to develop their skills and to find our more about recent developments, such as language corpora and lexical approaches to teaching. It includes: an explanation to the theory of words and their relationships ; a description of how words are learned ; ideas on useful sources of vocabulary and on how these can be put to use in class ; approaches to presenting and consolidating vocabulary knowledge ; ways of testing word knowledge ; methods of increasing students' confidence with words and much more
How to teach speaking by Scott Thornbury( Book )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Offering practical teaching ideas within a clear, theoretical framework, this text includes different approaches and ideas that can be used for teaching and testing speaking
Conversation : from description to pedagogy by Scott Thornbury( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
"This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its implications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition of conversation it provides the reader with a systematic description of conversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar, discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of the development of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. It then describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures and techniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integrated approach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practical classroom applications."--Jacket
Natural grammar : [the keywords of English and how they work] by Scott Thornbury( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Contains: 100 double-page spreads with explanations and exercises; reference area with four clear sections: definitions, grammar patterns, collocations, and set phrases; examples of real language from corpus research; varied exercises which practise and expand language. Idioms and natural phrases; and language notes on usage
Uncovering grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
This book challenges the traditional view of grammar as a thing to be learned, suggesting it is more like a process that emerges. It re-examines traditional approaches to teaching it and shows how to create the right conditions for students to uncover grammar
Classroom management techniques by Jim Scrivener( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
'Classroom Management Techniques' offers a huge range of practical techniques to help teachers make the most of their teaching space and get students working in more focused ways. The book helps teachers anticipate and avoid problems in the classroom, allowing more time to be devoted to meaningful activities
Teaching grammar creatively by Günter Gerngross( Book )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"Teaching Grammar Creatively is a practical new resource book that offers a variety of lessons and activities for everyday use in your English language class. It aims to stimulate the imagination, humour and creativity of your students and increase the effectiveness of grammar practice. Teaching Grammar Creatively offers more than 50 complete lessons covering a wide range of grammar structures, learner levels, and age groups. Each lesson is divided into two main sections: Language Awareness Activities and Creative Grammar Practice. The Language Awareness Activities are designed to introduce and provide initial practice of items that may still be unfamiliar to your students. The Creative Grammar Practice section provides ideas for a deeper and more personalised familiarisation with these items, always with an element of individual creativity. Each lesson ends with the creation of a learner text - a permanent and original record of the grammar, in the form of a story, or a poem, for example."--Product description
The CELTA course : certificate in English language teaching to adults : trainee book by Scott Thornbury( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
"The CELTA Course is the only CELTA preparation course endorsed by Cambridge ESOL. It provides full coverage of the CELTA syllabus in a ready-to-use course. The CELTA Course is divided into user-friendly sections ... The Trainee Book includes a range of material to be used in input sessions, helpful advice about the course, and a wealth of useful reference material."--Publisher's description
Intercultural language activities by John Corbett( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Offers practical teaching ideas which encourage learners to reflect on their own language and culture, as well as that of others. Topics covered in the fourteen chapters include childhood, food, sport, icons, politics and body language. The book also helps learners mediate in situations of cultural misunderstanding and start web-based intercultural exchanges. It examines interview techniques, how people present themselves, and ways to interpret cultural symbols and characteristics, such as those found in postcards, advertisements and online newspapers
Language learning with technology : ideas for integrating technology in the language classroom by Graham Stanley( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
" ... Contains over 130 practical classroom activities suitable for beginners to more advanced learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date tools, such as mobile technologies and social networking"--Page 4 of cover
Beyond the sentence : introducing discourse analysis by Scott Thornbury( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Grammar by Scott Thornbury( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
An A-Z of ELT : a dictionary of terms and concepts used in English language teaching by Scott Thornbury( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
An alphabetical list of terms about English language teaching. This work categorises and describes terms, explains the importance of the concepts and their relevance to English language teaching. It covers grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse, methodology, theory and practice
Vocabulary activities by Penny Ur( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"Vocabulary activities provides a wealth of ideas for introducing, presenting, expanding, exploring and practising vocabulary. These teacher-friendly activities are clearly written and wide-ranging, and the book also contains a detailed guidelines section outlining the key principles involved in teaching and practising vocabulary. Also contains an extra chapter of activities for advanced learners. The accompanying CD-ROM contains print-ready materials which can be put to immediate use in class."--Publisher description
Memory activities for language learning by Nick Bilbrough( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Communicative activities for EAP by Jenni Guse( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 libraries worldwide
"Do you need to supplement an EAP course with fun, interactive activities that address the serious aspirations of academically-focussed students? Communicative Activities for EAP provides innovative EAP teaching ideas suitable for a wide range of contexts. This is an invaluable handbook for new, experienced or relief teachers of language support programmes, as well as for those teaching intensive language courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students in EFL and ESL/EAL contexts. The key principles of communication in the classroom, authenticity in terms of tasks and texts, learner autonomy, and critical thinking and analysis underpin all the activities, and typical academic topics are used as examples in every case. For ease of access, the activities are organised into six chapters : Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary development and Grammar. Meets the learning needs of individual students ; Provides easily accessible and low-resource activities for students from intermediate level upwards ; Offers practice of the micro-skills particularly relevant to EAP, such as note-taking, referencing, and presentation skills ; Caters for students who are preparing for english tests asuch as IEELTS and TOEFL. The CD-ROM provides the example texts and support materials from the book, which can be printed out and photocopied" [Source : 4e de couv.]
Teaching unplugged : dogme in English language teaching by Luke Meddings( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Teaching Unplugged beschäftigt sich mit Unterricht, der seinen Antrieb aus der Konversation erhält, dabei wenig Material verwendet und auf dem Anwenden der Sprache beruht. Der Band ist in drei Bereiche gegliedert: Auf einen kurz und bündig formulierten Theorieteil, der die Hintergründe des Teaching Unplugged erklärt, folgt ein ausführlicher Pool an unmittelbar einsetzbaren Aktivitäten für die Niveaus A1 - C1. Im abschließenden Teil wird die Anwendung dieses Lehransatzes in unterschiedlichen Lernergruppen und Lehrumgebungen diskutiert
Penny Ur's 100 teaching tips by Penny Ur( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Tried and tested teaching tips for language teachers. This practical book, with its clear and accessible style, will be useful to many teachers, whether trainee, novice or experienced, in a variety of contexts. It provides a set of 100 hands-on tips on 19 different areas of classroom teaching, including using a coursebook, giving and checking homework, classroom discipline, testing and assessment. The clear and concise advice is accompanied by brief explanatory notes based on the author's extensive teaching experience
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