The NATE Bookshop is a fantastic source of support for all teachers of English. The mix of NATE's own titles and carefully chosen books from other publishers creates a unique range, incorporating very practical classroom resources as well as a variety of titles addressing theory and practice.
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NATE has recently formed a publishing partnership with Routledge Publishers, and an exciting new list is now in production. The first titles to be published, now available in the Bookshop, are a brand new edition of a popular CD by Trevor Millum and Chris Warren, now entitled Unlocking Poetry - An Inspirational Resource for Teaching GCSE Literature and a valuable addition to any A Level teacher's repertoire: Teaching English Language 16-19: A comprehensive guide for teachers of AS/A2 level English Language (Teaching English Literature 16-19 will be published in June 2013). You can find information about this and all forthcoming titles on the Routledge site. You can order all NATE Routledge titles from the NATE Bookshop, with a 10% minimum discount for NATE members.
This uniquely structured and very practical resource book will empower teachers new to the study of language to feel confident about leading a stimulating and successful course. Covering all areas of linguistic investigation across the different exam board specifications, this accessible text rooted in theoretical perspectives is underpinned by years of teaching experience and is rich with practical classroom activities.
Each of the sections included in this book is either an examined area of study from the AS and A2 specifications or deals with the supporting frameworks of linguistic analysis, and is helpfully split into two parts:
1 An overview of how to teach that area of study, and a discussion of the appropriate level of knowledge that students will require;
2 Individual lesson ideas and plans, with resources provided throughout.
Teaching English Language 16 - 19 opens with a brief introductory section that outlines the reasoning behind taking an investigative approach to the study of language. A sequence of suggested lesson ideas for the opening lessons of a typical course, amounting to some eight lessons with homework research and discussion preparation tasks, is also included.
Students on initial teacher education courses, as well as practising teachers undertaking the teaching of language for the first time, will welcome this highly practical resource.