Cat got your tongue? : recent research and classroom practices for teaching idioms to English learners around the world (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Cat got your tongue? : recent research and classroom practices for teaching idioms to English learners around the world

Author: Paul McPherron; Patrick T Randolph
Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia : Tesol Press, [2014] ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers effective ways to address idioms, collocations, multiword phrases, and other types of formulaic language in the classroom.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Problèmes et exercices
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McPherron; Patrick T Randolph
ISBN: 9781931185196 1931185190 9781942223221 1942223226
OCLC Number: 890209517
Description: xii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: who is afraid of teaching idioms? --
Part 1: Theoretical and pedagogical research into learning and teaching idioms ; What is an idiom? --
How are idioms acquired? On the brain and idiom acquisition --
How are idioms taught? Methods and materials --
How are idioms taught? Classroom strategies and activities --
Part 2: Teaching idioms to English language learners around the world --
Teacher perspectives on teaching English idioms --
Student perspectives on teaching English idioms --
Example lessons for teaching idioms from around the world --
Overview and critiques of resources for teaching and learning idioms --
Conclusions: Keep the ball rolling.
Responsibility: Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph.

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Why do questions about idioms often leave us "tongue-tied"? This book takes a look at learning and teaching idioms from two perspectives. First is a survey of recent work on learning and teaching  Read more...

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