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Teaching the Spoken Language (book)‏‎

Author: Gillian Brown; George Yule
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Details: Paperback; 176 pages; Pub.1983
ISBN: 0521273846

Not exactly hot from the press (it was first published in 1983) but still a book teachers recommend when it comes to teaching spoken production and listening comprehension.

The book presents in a highly accessible form the results of the author’s important research on teaching and assessing effective spoken communication. The authors examine the nature of spoken language and how it differs from written language both in form and purpose. A large part of it is concerned with principles and techniques for teaching spoken production and listening comprehension. An important chapter deals with how to assess spoken language. The principles and techniques described apply to the teaching of English as a foreign and second language, and are also highly relevant to the teaching of the mother tongue.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Data: recorded materials and transcripts
  • 1. The spoken language
  • 2. Teaching spoken production
  • 3. Teaching listening comprehension
  • 4. Assessing spoken language
  • Illustrations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

The book comes with an accompanying cassette which contains extracts from original source recordings which are transcribed as examples in the book.


External Links

Teaching the Spoken Language (amazon.com)

Teaching the Spoken Language (amazon.co.uk)

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