Teaching language skills and systems

For teachers who would like help with teaching specific skills - speaking, writing, listening or reading - specific language systems - grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation, we can offer a wide range of support and resources.

A general overview of English language:   About Language by Scott Thornbury

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Teaching grammar

Enrol for our online methodology course (ca 20 hours):  Teaching grammar

Choose from one of our many books on teaching grammar:

Grammar for English Language Teachers  (2nd ed) by Martin Parrott
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Active Grammar by Fiona Davis, Wayne Rimmer, Jeremy Day, Mark Lloyd and Penny Ur.

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Read the Teacher's Guide for Active Grammar (written by Penny Ur) here:  active-grammar-teachers-resources-online-teachers-guide.pdf


Teaching vocabulary

Enrol for our online methodology course (ca 20 hours):  Teaching vocabulary and pronunciation

Choose from one of our many books on teaching vocabulary:

Vocabulary Activities  by Penny Ur

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Teaching pronunciation

Enrol for our online methodology course (ca 5 hours):  Teaching pronunciation

Choose from one of our many books on teaching pronunciation:

English Phonetics and Phonology  (4th ed) by Peter Roach

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Teaching speaking skills

Enrol for our online methodology course (ca 20 hours):  Teaching speaking

Choose from one of our many books on teaching speaking skills:

Dialogue Activities by Nick Bilbrough

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Discussions and More (2nd edition) by Penny Ur

 

Teaching writing skills

Enrol for our online methodology course (ca 20 hours):  Teaching writing

Choose from one of our many books on teaching writing skills:

Beginning to Write by Arthur Brookes and Peter Grundy

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Second Language Writing by Ken Hyland   

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Sample pages from Second Language Writing: second-language-writing-cambridge-language-education-paperback-sample-pages.pdf

 

Teaching listening skills


Choose from one of our many books on teaching listening skills:

 Teaching Listening Comprehension by Penny Ur

Teaching reading skills


Choose from one of our many books on teaching reading skills:

Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language by Julian Bamford and Richard Day

 

 

About Language
About Language

Tasks for teachers of English that help to develop language awareness and i...

Active Grammar
Active Grammar

A three-level series of grammar reference and practice books for teenage an...

Learning Vocabulary in Another Language
Learning Vocabulary in Another Language

An updated edition of the key reference work in the area of second and fore...

Vocabulary Activities
Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary Activities is a teacher-friendly resource containing ideas for i...

Grammar for English Language Teachers
Grammar for English Language Teachers

An invaluable resource helping teachers at all levels of experience to deve...

Teaching Pronunciation
Teaching Pronunciation

The second edition includes updates and insights on current research and pe...

English Phonetics and Phonology
English Phonetics and Phonology

This is a complete basic course in English phonetics and phonology....

Teaching Speaking
Teaching Speaking

This book provides theoretical and pedagogical perspectives on teaching spe...

Assessing Speaking
Assessing Speaking

This book takes teachers and language testers through the research on the a...

Dialogue Activities
Dialogue Activities

Using dialogues in different contexts, this book encourages learners to loo...

Second Language Writing (Cambridge Language Education)
Second Language Writing (Cambridge Language Education)

This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory a...

Listening in the Language Classroom
Listening in the Language Classroom

This book challenges received ideas about the teaching of second language l...

Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language
Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language

Enjoyable activities to fully exploit the language learning potential of ex...

Beginning to Write
Beginning to Write

Writing activities for elementary to intermediate learners....