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by Richard McGarry

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Title:Teaching English as a Second Language: Giving New Learners an Everyday Grammar
Authors:Richard McGarry
Info:McFarland (2012), Paperback
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Tags:English, linguistics, words, writing

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Teaching English as a Second Language: Giving New Learners an Everyday Grammar by Richard McGarry



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Teaching English as a Second Language is a practical guide for ESL teachers and informal tutors. Richard McGarry's writing is conversational, focusing on his experience and its application.
1 vote michellewriting | Jan 20, 2014 |
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This is a well-written detailed book that will be of most interest to those who teach English as a Second Language. I enjoyed the real life anecdotes of the author's experiences with his ESL students. They helped to bring the information to life in a fun way. If you don't teach ESL and read this book, you will learn more about grammar than you will most likely ever need. It is also a great read for word geeks. ( )
1 vote Suzanne81 | Nov 25, 2013 |
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If you teach college level teaching English as a second language you will find this book Teaching English as a Second Language a great guide to help for with the concepts which often confound ESL students. Teaching English as a Second Language mostly focuses on the grammar of conversation. The area most ESL have the most confusion.

With the list of online resources and exercises this books will be helpful to instructors to explain everyday language. ( )
1 vote Lakenvelder | Oct 2, 2013 |
I was pleasantly surprised by the entertainment value of this ESL book. It was more than just utilitarian...turned out to be a great and fun revisit to grammar days of yore.

The author uses real examples from his college ESL students. Their inquiries about the nature of grammar, I'm convinced, are also inquiries about the nature of our culture. ( )
  kroseman | Jan 2, 2013 |
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"Intended for teachers of English to speakers of other languages as well as students preparing to teach English to speakers of other languages, this is a down-to-earth, practical book...McGarry provides a unique view of the English language, one based on years of experience teaching...draw[s] on practical occurrences and questions that have occurred time and again...useful as a course text as well as for professional development for the practitioner, whether seasoned or novice."
"McGarry (English for internationals instructor) has compiled this handbook for English as a second language (ESL) teachers, which can also be used as a supplemental text for students enrolled in ESL courses. The book focuses on the grammar of conversation...and explores cultural differences in the use of language."
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This guide examines the concepts that most often confound ESL students, whose confusion can generally be reduced to one very basic question: Why does English work that way? Focusing on the grammar of conversational speech, the book goes beyond simple description of the parts of speech, tenses and modes, and other topics of instruction to consider the cultural differences in language use (for native speakers of Japanese, for instance, the painting may be on the wall--but the wall is also on the painting) and even the neuroscience of our speech patterns. With 36 illustrations, an annotated bibliography and list of online resources, a glossary, and end-of-chapter exercises, this book equips instructors and advanced students to explain everyday language choices that stymie non-native speakers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy.

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