Learning a new language is exciting but can be a daunting prospect. You may not have studied for some time, lack confidence, or simply wish for some practical guidance on making the most of your language study. Success with Languages is designed to help you to develop the skills you need to become an effective language learner. Written by experienced teachers of languages at the Open University, this book offers practical advice and support in such key areas [...]
Does grammar bother you? Does it first inspire boredom, then fear? Since the virtual removal of formal grammar teaching from our schools’ standard curriculum forty years ago, such negative responses have increasingly characterised students and professionals alike. As this lively and user-friendly book sets out to prove, that is both unfortunate and unnecessary. Not only is grammar an enabling servant rather than a tyrannical set of absolute rules: it can [...]
Teaching and Learning English Literature presents a comprehensive overview of teaching English Literature from setting teaching goals and syllabus planning, through to a range of student assessment strategies and methods of course evaluation and improvement. A range of teaching methods are explored, from the traditional classroom, to newer collaborative work and uses of electronic technologies. Set in the context of the modern classroom Teaching [...]
This book contains most frequently asked questions about English including but not limited to Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Idioms.
Some questions which are answered in the book are below:
•What is the meaning and origin of ‘wild card’ in tennis? •What is the difference between ‘scoot down’ and ‘scoot over’? •How is the word ‘lacunae’ [...]