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Overview

The ESL Miscellany, a compendium of useful and interesting information for teachers and English Language Learners.

It can be used these ways:

as a resource for developing your own lessons or a complete curriculum.
as a photocopyable source for handouts.
as a guideline for those who practice eclecticism.
as a reference book for advanced students of English anywhere in the world.

For a fuller explanation of the purpose and scope of this resource, see the introduction and table of contents using the links above.

About the 5th edition.

Since 1981, when we first published this resource for teachers working with English language learners around the world, we have continually updated and revised it with the help and advice of many friends and creative teachers.

How do we explain the The ESL Miscellany? It is our desert island book. As one enthusiastic teacher said, "I travel and teach all over the world, sometimes in remote locations. This is the one book I always have with me." The best way to explore its riches is to visit our webstore and read the introduction and the complete table of contents, sample pages, teacher reviews, and the supplementary web-only material.

How do teachers use the book? As a suggestive reference when they do lesson plans, prepare handouts, develop curriculum, and write materials.

What's in it? The book gives ideas and photocopyable vocabulary lists supporting most of what we do as ESL/EFL teachers today. First, there are 85 pages of linguistic material on the phonology, morphology/lexicon, and grammar of English.

There are ten situations to be presented in lessons and discussed, such as health and safety, personal and family needs, shopping and services, recreation, and citizenship. There are also 63 topics to teach about - for example, cooking, human relationships, natural resources, math, the body, hotels, banking, law, the media, college, history, and death. It is important that we as teachers also focus on communicative functions, and there are four lists of functions to be considered at different proficiency levels.

In this fifth edition there are 42 cultural topics updated - on U.S. and Canadian geography, government, and history; on sports, superstitions, education, and the media. And there are 17 metalinguistic topics including a glossary of grammatical terms, spelling rules, a high-frequency word list, abbreviations, road signs, and an atlas. Lastly, there are paralinguistic topics like photographs of American gestures and their meanings.

Recent editions of The ESL Miscellany have been updated by Raymond C. Clark and Arthur A. Burrows. Patrick Moran contributed to earlier editions. Ray Clark . was on the staff of the School for International Training for over 30 years as a teacher trainer for Peace Corps training programs for Iran, India, and Korea, as an ESL teacher, as the Director of SIT's intensive English program, as a faculty member and director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and as teacher-Director of ESP programs in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Istanbul, Turkey. He continues to teach summers in the MATESL program at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro, and from time to time as adjunct faculty for Southern New Hampshire University's MATESL program in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is Pro Lingua's senior editor. Andy Burrows began teaching ESL in 1973. He has taught ESL in ABE, high school, and college courses and has done curriculum design and program administration at the School for International Training, Northfield Mount Hermon School, and the American Language Academy. He also worked with Ray Clark and Pat Moran in developing language texts for the Peace Corps. He is the publisher and president of Pro Lingua.

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Pages: 382
Languages: English
ISBN: 9780866473947
Author: Clark and Burrows
Publisher: Pro Lingua
Place Of Publication: United States
Published: 11 Oct 2016
About Author
  • Clark and Burrows
    Clark and Burrows
    Ray Clark has taught EFL as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria. He was on the staff of the School for International Training for over 30 years as a teacher trainer for Peace Corps training programs for Iran, India, and Korea, as an ESL teacher, as the Director of SIT's intensive English program, as a faculty member and director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and as teacher-Director of ESP programs in Islamabad, Pakistan and Istanbul, Turkey. He continues to teach summers in the MATESL program at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro, and from time to time as adjunct faculty for Southern New Hampshire University's MATESL program in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is Pro Lingua's senior editor and marketing and exhibition coordinator. Andy Burrows began teaching ESL in 1973 after an earlier career in publishing. He has taught ESL in ABE courses, in high school, and in college courses and has done curriculum design and program administration in the Brattleboro public schools, at the School for International Training, Northfield Mount Hermon School, and the American Language Academy at Catholic University in D.C. He also worked with Ray Clark in developing language texts for the Peace Corps. He is the publisher and president of Pro Lingua.
About Publisher
  • Pro Lingua
    Pro Lingua is a small publishing company located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We dedicate ourselves to producing superior language teaching materials. We sell our books directly to teachers and schools and through all bookstores and major distributors in the United States and overseas. Our full catalogue of materials is also available here in our website bookstore at www.ProLinguaAssociates.com. A bit of philosophy: At Pro Lingua, our objective is to foster an approach to learning and teaching which we call Interplay, the interaction of language learners and teachers with their materials, with the language and the culture, and with each other in active, creative and productive play.
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