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Learning Teaching: 3rd Edition Student's Book Pack (Books for Teachers) (MacMillan Books for Teachers) [Paperback]

Jim Scrivener
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4 May 2011 0230729843 978-0230729841 3rd
Learning Teaching has been one of the most successful guides to English since it was first published in 1994. Its no-nonsense approach has made it a superb teaching textbook for initial training courses, and also an essential handbook for practising ELT teachers. The third edition has been extensively revised and restructured to take recent developments in ELT into account and now includes a DVD featuring a full lesson being taught as well as demonstrations of practical teaching techniques.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education; 3rd edition (4 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230729843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230729841
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a teacher and trainer in the field of ELT (English Language Teaching). I'm essentially a practical classroom teacher rather than an academic so I've mostly written about methodology, trying to capture useful and exciting ways of working that help to bring learning alive (and keep it interesting for teachers).

My most popular titles for teachers are:

Learning Teaching (A wide-ranging guidebook to methodology, now in its third edition with DVD)

Classroom Management Techniques (Overall winner of the ESU Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards 2012 AND the International House Ben Warren Prize 2012!)

Teaching English Grammar (A sourcebook of bright ideas for presenting and practising grammar in class; "Best Entry for Teachers" ESU Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards 2010 )

My latest title is for students:

Visual Grammar (a book for Elementary learners)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good grounding for English teachers 20 Nov 2011
If you're looking for a book to get you into the wonderful world of TEFL teaching, this is a very good place to start. It covers all the basics, and has enough detail that seasoned teachers can still get use from it. For years, along with Jeremy Harmer's book, it has been well known as an authoritative text on teaching English, and for good reason. However, unlike Harmer's book, it is surprisingly difficult to find in High Street bookshops. So without being able to see inside both, how do you choose which one to buy?

Personally, I prefer Scrivener because the page layout isn't as dense as in Harmer. The font is a little lighter/thinner, and the paragraphs seem shorter, and to me, this makes the information in the book seem easier to absorb. I feel able to dip into Scrivener and pick out information quickly. I realise this is a bit of a flimsy reason to recommend this book, but when you're faced with having to choose one of the TEFL methodology staples and you can't see inside (unless the publishers enable this on Amazon, or you're lucky enough to find a High Street bookshop that has both Scrivener and Harmer in stock), I think this is worth knowing. Both books have excellent content, but I found Scrivener a pleasure to read. And that's basically what you want in a book, isn't it?
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic beginning for new EFL teachers. 21 Nov 2011
Having just finished a CELTA course and being on my way to my first TEFL job abroad, I have to say I love Learning Teaching. Invaluable ideas for class, a wealth of experience from the author (who's obviously a fantastic teacher himself) and a comprehensive guide to the basics of being a decent EFL teacher. Whether you're thinking of doing a CELTA (or a similarly intensive TEFL course, such as the TESOL) or want to head out to teach with only an internet TEFL or for the British council, this textbook is a must have as far as I can see. Helped me through a great deal of assignments on the CELTA and will be by my side whenever I'm lesson planning in country. Top class.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I don't understand why no previous reviewer has commented on the fact that the DVD that accompanies this book bears no resemblance whatsoever to the text. I agree entirely that the book itself is well-written, clear and covers all the aspects of teaching English that a new or inexperienced teacher could want. But I have not been able to try out many of the exercises set out in the book for myself due to the irrelevance of the DVD. Is it just my copy that is a dud? For example, p.45 refers to Learning Teaching resources and asks the reader to plan for a lesson using the 'Beach picture' resource. What Beach picture resource? What Learning Teaching Resources? I have no such items on my DVD. And there are countless similar discrepancies. I would dearly love to know what has gone wrong. I had already started making notes in my text book, so I can't return it, but nor can I use it to its full potential. And if anyone wants to sell me a working DVD, I'd love to hear from them!
This has been a costly disappointment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learner Learning 21 Jun 2012
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This book is pretty much all you need to know in order to pass CELTA. It's well written and easy to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ¡What a complete guide! 12 Sep 2011
By Arianne
I'm really very pleased that I bought this book! I'm taking my first steps on the language-teaching-path, and the book really helped me relax. I now feel that I have everything at hand to prepare a good lesson, and that only in this one book. Scrivener's way of approaching the job of a teacher appeals to me a lot: "one who carries on his education in public". Scrivener emphasises just that through the whole book: don't feel too pressured, learn from your experiences! Apart from loads of material and ideas, audiovisual examples etc.: I could recommend it to anyone who wants to teach English!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CELTA book 4 Mar 2014
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This was one of the more useful books on the CELTA course. Much of the lesson advice was used by course tutors. I would recommend it to anyone considering teaching ESL.
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4.0 out of 5 stars review 9 May 2013
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I choose this product to contribute towards my English teaching qualification next year. I have had a scan of some areas and find th book to be useful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars learning Teaching 13 Feb 2012
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The Video which comes with the book, is really educative. Is easy to use, has short chapters, so good if you don't have much time to spend to study
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on!
Easy to read and full of helpful information.
The DVD includes a lot of printable material as well as great clips! Read more
Published 1 month ago by me gusta amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Good investment
I am at the stage (having done an online course and in vivo teaching practice) of needing more answers as well as more ideas and this book is by one of the most respected teachers... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. R. S. Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful introduction
Jim Scrivener’s “Learning Teaching” is an excellent introductory guide to teaching English as a foreign language that achieves what many text books find so difficult: it can be... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ripple
5.0 out of 5 stars every teacher should have one!!
Excellent book,full of useful information...Scrivener has got a very simple language and guides you so well though the book.Love it.
Published 5 months ago by ayca
5.0 out of 5 stars An idiot's guide to CELTA for new trainees!
This book is great- often I'd agonize over an element of my teaching practice, only to find that if I'd just lain in bed before college for a while Scrivener's book would answer... Read more
Published 7 months ago by heathpops
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, accessible introduction to teaching English
This was a book I was required to buy for a course, and I was pleased: very comprehensive, accessible, and nicely laid out.
Published 7 months ago by Al
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
good for reading, desirable layout, very useful, suggested by my tutor, love it
with CD, especially for language teachers to use
Published 7 months ago by Yuting Wang
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for CELTA
I bought this, along with a grammar book, for my husband as they were required reading for his CELTA course. They are very useful and arrived really quickly.
Published 8 months ago by MISS S BELLINGHAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I bought this book on the recommendations of others. I like the lay out and way I can dip in and out of the book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Hettie
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable for CELTA
I thought, as a degree qualified teacher with decades of experience, I would not need this book. How wrong could I be? It's excellent.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Dc Mead
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