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New book offers expert advice on teaching ESL students May 17, 2013

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in International education, John Catt Educational news, New releases.
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We are very pleased to introduce a new title to our catalogue: Breaking through the language barrier.

The book, written by Patricia Mertin, has the strapline ‘Effective strategies for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) students in secondary school mainstream classes’.

Breaking through the language barrier provides strategies and practical advice that teachers can use every day in the classroom to help ESL students understand and get to grips with their subject.

It includes advice on using textbooks, cultural differences, realistic timescales for learning, using language and grammar that is easy to understand, and chapters on teaching specific subjects.

Patricia has taught ESL students at the International School of Dusseldorf, where she is Mother Tongue co-ordinator and chair of the EAL department for grades 6-12, since 1993.

The book has a foreword written by Maurice Carder, former head of ESL and Mother Tongue department at Vienna International School, and is the first in John Catt’s new World Class Schools series.

To order a copy of Breaking through the language barrier, please visit our bookshop.

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