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Learner English

A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)

By Michael Swan, Bernard Smith, Penny Ur (Series edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 378 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 April 2001
This updated edition is a practical reference guide which compares the relevant features of a student's own language with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems their students have. Learner English has chapters focusing on major problems of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and other errors as well as new chapters covering Korean, Malay/Indonesian and Polish language backgrounds.

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Dutch speakers; Speakers of Scandinavian languages; German speakers; French speakers; Italian speakers; Spanish/Catalan speakers; Portuguese speakers; Greek speakers; Russian speakers; Polish speakers; Farsi speakers; Arabic speakers; Turkish speakers; Speakers of Indian languages; Speakers of Dravidian languages; Speakers of West African languages; Swahili speakers; Malay/Indonesian speakers; Japanese speakers; Chinese speakers; Korean speakers; Thai speakers.

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'Serves its purpose admirably - can hardly be faulted. Learner English is yet another goodie for every well-equipped language school.' TEFL Farm 'This book ought to be read by all teachers of English but especially those who work with multi-lingual classes where it is a constant challenge to discover the fundamental reasons behind students' errors.' British Council Network News

EAN: 9780521779395
ISBN: 0521779391
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2.3 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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An excellent resource for planning how to help learners before meeting them and for analysing their problems with grammar and pronunciation afterwards. I really like the pronunciation assessment tools at the back and use them frequently to identify problems with phonemes, pace, syllable and word stress within a sentence, and elision. Definitely an essential resource for all English as a second language and as a foreign language teachers.

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