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Review - December 2014

Learning to Teach English (2nd Edition)

Peter Watkins, Delta Publishing;

978-1-9050-8593-4

 

The second edition of this book is for those starting out on a career in English language teaching. It packs a lot into 165 pages, with chapters on language, learners, materials and professional development. Many chapters provide tasks and opportunities to reflect; readers can then consult the follow-up ‘Commentary’ section. The ‘Try it out’ tasks are useful and achievable. An interesting bonus is a DVD of the filmed highlights of four lessons, plus advice from practising teachers. This book joins several other introductory books to the profession; it provides a sensible, balanced introduction to key aspects of ELT. Worth investigation.