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TESOL Press Releases Third Edition of Best-Selling Book on Teaching English Abroad

by David Cutler | 06/08/2017
Alexandria, VA (8 June 2017) — TESOL Press is excited to announce the release of More Than a Native Speaker: An Introduction to Teaching English Abroad, Third Edition. With newly updated sections on technology, online resources and tools, tips for adapting to life in a new culture, and an additional author perspective, the third edition of this best seller accelerates the process of learning English language teaching.

Learning the craft of English language teaching by trial and error can take a long time and involve considerable emotional wear and tear on teachers and students. While the teachings in this book are based on current research, the book offers a jargon-free, nontechnical introduction to teaching English outside of your home country. 

“For years, whenever someone asks me which books to bring when they’re going to teach abroad for the first time, the first book I always recommend is More Than a Native Speaker,” says Brock Brady, Program and Training Education Specialist for the Peace Corps. 

Through a measured, three-part program, authors Don Snow and Maxi-Ann Campbell guide novice teachers toward confidence and success in the classroom with sections on principles of language teaching and learning; course and lesson planning; teaching English skills; and making the most of living abroad.

This third edition has been revised and updated to reflect new research findings and suggestions for using modern technology and media tools.

“Maxi-Ann Campbell has really brought this book into the 21st Century,” notes Don Snow, co-author of the third edition, and author of the two earlier editions of More Than a Native Speaker. “It is packed with hundreds of new activity ideas, as well as a comprehensive online listing of tools and resources for teachers and learners.”

This new edition is packed with hundreds of print and internet resources for both teachers and students. It contains a full array of culture-based discussion topics and activity ideas for oral skills classes, as well as a starter kit for course planning.

More Than a Native Speaker is available in both print and ebook (PDF) formats, making it accessible to teachers in all parts of the world.

More information on this title and sample chapters are available through the TESOL Press Bookstore

Review copies are available on request from TESOL Press.

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