'Cat Got Your Tongue?' welcomes the reader to a practical and relevant guide in the learning and teaching of idioms that aligns science with compassionate, responsive classroom teaching,
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014
TESOL Press, the publishing division of TESOL International Association, announces the release of three new publications. The new titles add to the ever-growing list of more than 100 books developed specifically for English language teaching professionals.
In the aptly titled Cat Got Your Tongue? Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Learners Around the World, authors Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph explore effective ways to address idioms, collocations, multiword phrases, and other types of formulaic language in the classroom. They present recent research on the pedagogy of teaching and learning idioms along with practical tools for teachers, including ready-to-use lesson plans and resource materials.
“Cat Got Your Tongue? welcomes the reader to a practical and relevant guide in the learning and teaching of idioms that aligns science with compassionate, responsive classroom teaching,” notes Joseph Slick, director of the English Language Institute, Sam Houston University.
Anne Ediger, professor of TESOL and applied linguistics at Hunter College, City University of New York, called Cat Got Your Tongue? “a marvelous resource for teachers!” She notes that, “this book does the worldwide TESOL community a great service by demystifying idioms.”
Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education, the first book in TESOL Press’s ESOL for Different Professions Series, also debuted recently. Authors Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly, and Zuzana Tomaš use quotes, anecdotes, and reflection questions to discover the needs of international students. They offer specific strategies, resources, and activities that serve as tools for responding to common instructional challenges, making it both informative and practical.
Another recent release is Teaching for Academic Purposes, which is part of the English Language Teacher Development Series edited by Thomas S. C. Farrell. In this easy-to-follow guide, authors Ilka Kostka and Susan Olmstead-Wang show how learning academic language can be achieved by developing a set of skills that can be honed with practice, effective instruction, and motivation.
Additional information on these titles and sample chapters are available through the TESOL online bookstore.
Review copies are available on request from tesolpubs(at)brightkey(dot)net.
About TESOL Press
TESOL Press, the publishing arm of TESOL International Association, supports excellence in the field of English language teaching through a full range of publications. TESOL authors may be leading experts in the field, experienced researchers, classroom teachers, and even students.
TESOL Press has a long history of providing quality publications, including the high-impact TESOL Quarterly and a book catalog of more than 100 titles that find their way to classrooms and libraries all over the globe. Recent additions to the Press include TESOL Journal, the online-only member journal, and professional papers on important issues in TESOL.