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Author McKay, Heather, 1950-

Title Teaching adult second language learners / Heather McKay, Abigail Tom
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999


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 MELB  418.00715 Mck/Tas  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers
Cambridge handbooks for language teachers.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Building community in the classroom -- 2. Personal identification -- 3. Family -- 4. Community -- 5. Food -- 6. Clothing -- 7. Housing -- 8. Health -- 9. Work -- 10. Money
Summary "Teaching Adult Second Language Learners addresses the special needs of adults studying English, particularly those who have immigrated to English-speaking countries. It provides a useful summary of the principles involved in teaching adults as well as a wealth of activities specially designed for adult learners." "The book is divided into three sections: Section I contains an introduction to the adult language learner. It also discusses assessment and placement of students, and the organization of courses and lesson organization; Section II gives teachers techniques for building community in the classroom; Section III provides activities designed for students at various levels that are organized thematically around topics such as self-identification, food, clothing, and work. Whenever possible, alternative activities are suggested to accommodate the needs of multilevel classes."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and indexes
Subject Adult education.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Second language acquisition.
Author Tom, Abigail, 1941-
LC no. 99036775
ISBN 0521649900 (paperback)