By Mario A. Pei, Frank Gaynor
Editors Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor assemble crucial phrases and ideas within the wide Dictionary of Linguistics. With a delicately crafted headword checklist and many cross-references and obtainable causes, this dictionary will continue readers coming again repeatedly. Dictionary of Linguistics is the best addition to any reader's reference library.
Mario Pei was once an American linguist and polyglot who really expert in Latin, Greek, and French. as well as instructing at Columbia college, Pei wrote a number of books on language together with the tale of English and All approximately Language.
In addition to Dictionary of Linguistics, Frank Gaynor additionally wrote the Philosophical Library vintage, Dictionary of Mysticism.
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Teacher factors include: • • • • • proficiency in English; level of training and teaching experience; familiarity with different methodologies; attitudes towards use of textbooks; preferred teaching styles. Learner factors include: • learners’ needs and aims; • proficiency level; • language learning experience; The ELT Textbook 29 • • • • • • age range; interests; cultural background; language background; occupations; preferred learning styles. As the factors above suggest, if a school decides to use a textbook there must be a good degree of fit between the book and the context in which it is going to be used.
Authenticity of language There has been a great deal of discussion and debate in language teaching about the kind of language that is presented in textbooks and the role of constructed versus authentic language examples (Waters, 2009). Generally, authentic texts are recommended: Authenticity is felt to be important because it gives learners a taste of the real world, an opportunity to ‘rehearse’ in a sheltered environment, hence the less authentic the materials we use the less well prepared learners will be for that real word.
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