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An excellent reference for developing ELT teachers, 4 Nov 2009
This book explains all the key differences that learners of English as a second/foreign language experience as a result of differences within their own mother tongue - from pronunciation and intonation to grammatical differences, and false friends. Each chapter is comprehensive yet reasonably succinct. The book covers the full range of European languages as well as the main languages of Africa, Asia and the Far East. A book to dip into as necessary as difficulties arise for individual learners rather than a book to read from cover to cover, but a useful addition to any ELT practitioner's book collection.