From Description to Pedagogy
Conversation by Scott G. Thornbury
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521814263
(235mm x 158mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Scott G. Thornbury
Beyond the Sentence, Paperback (March 2005)
Describes the features and functions of different types of texts and shows how to incorporate them into language teaching. Examines what makes spoken and written text coherent and shows how an understanding of this can help students with work, study and exam language needs. Also provides practical activities for use in the classroom.
About Language, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Scott G. Thornbury
This book raises the issue of what a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively. It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system.
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Author Biography - Scott G. Thornbury
Scott Thornbury is Associate Professor on the MA TESOL program at the New School in New York, and has an MA (TEFL) from the University of Reading. His previous experience includes teaching and training in Egypt, UK, Spain and in his native New Zealand. He has written extensively on areas of language and methodology and is currently the series editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers.
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