Basics of Speech

ISBN: 9780844203836
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introduces interpersonal and group communication, public speaking, debate, parliamentary procedure, and oral interpretation. Includes activities, checklists, evaluation forms, suggested speech topics, and literature for oral interpretation.

Speak English for Success

Author: Lucia Gorea
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449002072
Format: PDF
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Speak English for Success - ESL Conversations, Topics, and Dialogues is a book of reproducible activities designed for intermediate and advanced adult conversation classes to help students develop speaking skills through role-playing, discussion, pair work, or small group interaction.This collection of stimulating activities provides students with an opportunity to use English in social situations and to develop their critical thinking skills. Each activity encourages genuine communication, allowing students to voice their own opinions. The contemporary topics presented in this book are real and provocative, allowing students to exchange ideas about a wide range of themes and engage in lively dialogues about issues they face in their daily lives. Some of the topics and activities presented in this book are Tell Me about Yourself [ Friends [ Language Learning [ Cultural Issues [ Jobs and Employment [ Dating and Relationships [ Holidays [ Traveling [ Crime [ Music [ In Case of Emergency [ Major World Issues [ Pets [ Movies and Entertainment [ What Would You Say or Do? [ Up Close and Personal [ Newspapers Headlines [ Board Games. With such a versatile range of exercises and topics for discussion, this book is a great tool for teachers, who want to reinforce language skills already taught, and for students, who must interact in English to complete problem-solving tasks, play language-oriented board games, comment on famous sayings, or finish dialogues. Students using this book will acquire better speaking skills as well as greater cultural awareness needed to function in the new society and communicate confidently in English.

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

Author: Josue M. Gonzalez
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412937205
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education in the United States is a two-volume work intended to be a comprehensive, first-stop reference work. It is tightly focused on the unique history, polemics, and the various forms bilingual education has taken in U.S. schools. It was written for use by non-specialists who wish to explore, in a comprehensive non-technical way, the intricacies of this subject from various angles: history, policy, classroom practice, designs and research bases. Readers may access information about the links between bilingual education and related subjects: linguistics, education equity issues, socio-cultural diversity, and the nature of demographic change in the United States.

Targeting Pronunciation

Author: Sue F. Miller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618444182
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Targeting Pronunciationuses a communicative, interactive approach to help intermediate and advanced ESL students communicate effectively and clearly in English. This up-to-date text makes pronunciation easy to teach and fun to learn. It features a complete diagnostic package for setting individual priorities and goals. Through a variety of engaging listening and speaking activities, partner practice exercises, role plays, and dialogues, students increase their confidence and command of English speech. Home assignments provide practice beyond the classroom to help students become independent by improving their self- monitoring skills and their ability to correct their own errors. The Second Edition includes increased coverage of consonants and vowels, enhanced Web activities, additional authentic speech samples, and indexes by subject and activity type for easy reference. New!Self-quizzes at the end of each chapter reinforce students' understanding of chapter material. Updated!Additional authentic speech samples, including interesting public service announcements, link pronunciation targets to real speakers. Improved!A new chapter organization helps instructors teach pronunciation in a progressive, logical sequence. An array of web activities with audio keyed to each chapter that students use independently to test and expand their grasp of pronunciation features. Join the Chorus and Sing Along activities feature songs, poetry, and chants help students master English speech rhythm and intonation. Talk Times communicative activities, planned by students in the classroom and executed outside, facilitate the transfer of pronunciation targets to real-life situations.

Interactions Two

Author: Tanka
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780072331097
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Interactions Mosaic 4th Edition is the newly expanded five-level, four-skill comprehensive ESL/ELT series for academic students. The new edition, for beginners to advanced learners, incorporates interactive and communicative activities while still focusing on skill building to prepare students for academic content. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, as well as Grammar are thoroughly presented in each strand. High-interest themes are integrated across all skill strands and levels. Language proficiencies as well are articulated from level to level. New Features: 1. Global activities are suitable for ESL/ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms 2. New design, content, audio programs, photos, and illustrations reinforce skill-building exercises. 3. Placement tests and chapter quizzes are included in each Instructor’s Manual. 4. User-friendly instructions, complete scope and sequence, and consistent chapter structure offer greater flexibility in lesson planning. 5. 5 new videos, one per level, immerse students in authentic language. Program Components: Student Texts Instructor’s Manuals Audio Programs for L/S and Reading (Audiocassettes/CDs) L/S Assessment Audiocassettes and CDs Reading Student Audio CDs Program CD/ROM Video Demo Audiocassette Student Book The Student Books of the new 4th edition of Interactions Mosaic have completely updated photos and illustrations and sport a new design. Global activities are suitable for ESL and ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms. User-friendly instructions appeal to both instructor and student. A complete scope and sequence is presented at the beginning of each book. Consistent chapter structure creates greater flexibility in lesson planning. Interactions 2 (Low Intermediate - Intermediate) Listening/Speaking Scope and Sequence: Listening Skills, Focused Listening, Note-Taking Focus, Using Language, Speaking Activities, Video Topics Chapter Structure: 1. In This Chapter gives students a preview of the upcoming material. 2. Did You Know? sparks students’ interest and activates their prior knowledge of the topic. 3. Listening to Conversations presents an introductory conversation and focuses on the rhythm and intonation of natural language. 4. Before You Listen activates students’ prior knowledge through pre-listening questions and a vocabulary preview. 5. Reduction activities require that students listen for and identify reduced words, then practice them in natural conversation. 6. After You Listen reinforces students’ understanding of the conversation through comprehension questions and a vocabulary review. 7. Pairwork encourages peer teaching and correction. 8. Using Language takes students from identifying and understanding functional language to using it in everyday contexts. 9. Culture Notes give students new perspectives on various cultures. 10. Role-Plays simulate situations that use a variety of language functions to increase and enhance students’ fluency. 11. Language Tips give students useful information that is often overlooked. 12. Note-Taking Strategies include subtle and often-overlooked tools (i.e., causes and effects, advantages and disadvantages, paraphrases, etc.) 13. Getting Meaning from Context practices test-taking strategies vital for success on standardized tests. 14. Listening and Speaking in the Real World offers a variety of practical listening and speaking activities (i.e., role-plays, presentations, small-group discussions, etc.) 15. Video News Broadcasts immerse students in authentic language, complete with scaffolding and follow-up activities to reinforce listening and speaking skills. Refer to ISBN #0072330723. Chapter Themes (12) : Education and Student Life City Life Business and Money Jobs and Professions Lifestyles Around the World Global Connections Language and Communication Tastes and Preferences New Frontiers Medicine, Myths, and Magic The Media With Liberty and Justice for All