From Language Learner to Language Teacher

Don Snow

Table of Contents


Part I:  Preparing to Teach

CHAPTER 1: Language Teachers as Language Learners
CHAPTER 2: Principles of Language Learning and the Role of the Teacher
CHAPTER 3: Course Planning:  Knowing Where You Are Going
CHAPTER 4: Evaluation, Grading, and Backwash
CHAPTER 5: Lesson Planning and Classroom Survival

Part II:  Aspects of English Teaching

CHAPTER 6: Listening:  Putting the Horse before the Cart
CHAPTER 7: Speaking:  A Linguistic Juggling Act
CHAPTER 8: Reading and Decoding
CHAPTER 9: Writing:  Keeping Your Head above Water
CHAPTER 10: Vocabulary:  Students in Charge
CHAPTER 11: Grammar:  Finding a Balance
CHAPTER 12: Teaching Culture
CHAPTER 13: A Troubleshooter’s Guide to the Classroom

Afterword: On Continued Professional Development
Appendix A:  The Goals Menu:  A Starter Kit for Course Planning
Appendix B:  Sample Course Plans:  Putting It All Together
Appendix C:  Culture-Topic Activity Ideas for Oral Skills Classes
  Module 1:  Daily Life
  Module 2:  The Cycle of Life
  Module 3:  Relationships
  Module 4:  Our Nation
  Module 5:  Society
  Module 6:  Arts, Entertainment, and Media
  Module 7:  Teaching and Education
Appendix D:  Books for Further Reading
Appendix E:   Internet Resources