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Reviewed by Lou McLaughlin Classroom Management Techniques successfully provides concrete solutions for everyday difficulties encountered by language teachers worldwide. It is divided into seven chapters, each based on a specific topic and subsequently cross-referenced throughout the book, making it extremely user-friendly. The aim of each chapter is clearly stated and is accompanied by an introduction which ...

Reviewed by Shawn Severson, IH Porto Those who have already worked with the predecessor to Penny Ur’s A Course in English Language Teaching will be pleased to enjoy easier access to theory and practice in this revamped version, presented in a less compartmentalized and more digestible way.   The course has undergone an overhaul in content and ...

Reviewed by Jennifer Hillhouse, IH Torres Vedras A lot of my childhood was spent in the local library, sitting on the floor with a stack of books, working my way with increasing speed through everything I could find.  Very little has changed, I am and forever hope to be a voracious reader.  As a VYL and ...

Reviewed by Matt Parks, IH Bangkok English for Football is part of OUP’s Express series that specialises in English for students who need it to communicate in an English-speaking footballing environment, most likely players who want or have secured a move to a UK-based club.  Therefore it’s not so surprising that the foreword is from a ...

Reviewed by Siobhan Chapman, IH Prague CLIL, or Content and Language Integrated Learning, is the term used to describe an approach to language teaching whereby English (or another foreign language) is used to teach another curriculum subject. With CLIL, as the introduction to this book says, "language is used to learn as well as to communicate ...

Reviewed by Jose Tapia, IH Santander When you hear that Jeremy Harmer has published a new book it might feel like you have just hit the jackpot. But without sounding too biased, (though I must confess I have a few of his books), I am sure that Essential Teacher Knowledge will find a good number of ...

Reviewed by Stefano Federici, IH Roma Manzoni Overview:  “The real world in your classroom” This is one of the quotes describing the new Speakout multi level series from Pearson Longman. Written with supplementary material from the BBC, the authors have certainly succeeded in bringing interesting authentic material into the classroom. Aimed at an adult audience the content ...

Reviewed by Shaun Wilden, IHWO Digital Play by Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer is the latest publication in the DELTA publishing teacher development series.  In my opinion this series of books is fast becoming a must for all teachers.  Like previous publications in the series, Digital Play offers the teacher a set of ideas and activities ...

Reviewed by Norman Cain, IH Rome Manzoni In the introduction to her book Jenni Guse states she hopes to ‘provide communicative opportunities  [for students] to notice, experiment with, analyse, produce and practice the language and skills that are essential to the study of English for Academic Purposes’ I must admit this was what interested me most ...

Reviewed by Chia Suan Chong, IH London At the IH DOS Conference this year, Robin Walker spoke about ‘Teaching Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)’, and I watched him impassion even the ELF cynics into openly admitting that they could not wait to cascade his plenary talk to the rest of their teachers. The ...