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Paperback 320 pp.
7" x 10"



Publication date:
October 2011

Imprint: OUP Canada

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Teaching ESL in Canada

Xuemei Li, Johanne Myles and Pamela Robinson

Teaching ESL in Canada is a valuable resource for anyone who teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) in academic or private language schools or to adult newcomers to Canada. The text can be used in TESL classrooms or as a resource for individual professional development.

This book covers all the key topics that are important to anyone teaching ESL in Canada: cultural considerations, teaching methods, lesson planning, skills instruction, assessment, and using technology in the classroom. Teaching ESL in Canada guides the reader through numerous classroom scenarios that are common in our multicultural Canadian classrooms, giving them the opportunity to hone their teaching and problem-solving skills. Written by experts in the field of language learning and instruction; with a foreword by Jennifer Pearson Terell, former president of TESL Canada.

Readership : Individuals training to become teachers of English as a Second Language, as well as in-service ESL teachers.

1. Language Learning Contexts in Canada
2. Cultural Considerations
3. Theoretical Constructs and Teaching Methods
4. Needs Analysis, Syllabus Design, and Lesson Planning
5. Listening Skills
6. Speaking Skills
7. Reading Skills
8. Writing Skills
9. Integrated Approaches
10. Assessment
11. Technology in Language Teaching
12. Classroom Dynamics

Teacher's Resource: Teaching ESL in Canada Companion Site

Xuemei Li is assistant professor at the Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research interests include TESL/TEFL methodologies, teacher education, cultural factors in second language learning, second language writing, and identities in cross-cultural contexts. She has authored books and articles in these areas in Canada and China.

Johanne Myles has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of adult education as a teacher, teacher trainer, and supervisor of community and college programs. Her expertise is in the areas of needs assessment and development of curriculum for ESL, English for academic purposes, intercultural communication, English upgrading and communication, writing, and continuing teacher education courses. She has extensive experience in online teaching and course development using WebCT.

Pamela Robinson has been teaching ESL for over 30 years in various educational facilities: universities, community college, private institutions, and government programs. She holds a teaching degree, TESL certificate, and a Master's in Education. Pamela currently resides in Kingston with her loving husband and two sons.

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Special Features

  • Written specifically for teachers in Canada
  • Comprehensive coverage of key issues affecting the ESL classroom
  • Includes many sample scenarios