“Must Have Books” for EFL/ESL University Instructors

I decided to launch a new EFL/ESL teaching blog for 2011 as it looks like I’ll be doing what has become a short term career for another couple years (hopefully not longer, but we’ll see).

I used to post a lot on http://kimchi-icecream.blogspot.com/ and then I decided to move over to http://kimchiicecream.wordpress.com/ as I like wordpress better for blogging.  You can read a lot of older posts at the blogspot site, and for most recent posts check out the wordpress site.  I will try and make a ‘best of’ or ‘most useful’ blog post here of my older material at some point as I get this blog up and going.

For now, I’m going to start this blog with the ‘must have’ books I’ve found after spending hours and hours and hours looking through different EFL/ESL bookstores in South Korea while I was teaching there from 2005 to 2010.

One of my general intentions with this blog is to try and write about teaching ESL/EFL in Asia based on my experiences both in the past in South Korea, and the present as I teach at a university in China.

Now that I’m done teaching the fall/winter semester and have more free time on my hands I’ll be posting fairly regularly here about what I experienced in China.

I hope readers find the stories, opinions, and comments interesting and useful.  I also hope that readers will leave comments too.

Well, that’s about it for now.

J

p.s. You can see my original post with my ‘must have’ EFL/ESL books at this link with a story behind why I made the list.

“Must Have Books” For EFL/ESL University Instructors

Speaking
Conversation StrategiesDavid Kehe and Peggy Dustin KehePLA (Pro Lingua Associates) 

W20,000(?)

Basics in SpeakingMichael RostLongman 

W15,000

Strategies in SpeakingMichael RostLongman 

W15,000

Keep Talking: Communicative fluency activities for language teaching.Klippel, Friederike. Cambridge University Press, 2004.Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Series Edited by Penny Ur. W30,000 Oxford Basics: Simple Speaking Activities.Jill Hadfield and Charles Hadfield. Oxford, 1999.W5, 800 

Getting Ready for Speech: A Beginner’s Guide to Public Speaking, by Charles LeBeau and David Harrington. Compass Publishing, 2002. W14,000
Pronunciation Pairs, Second Edition: An Introduction to the Sounds of English, by Ann Baker and Sharon GoldsteinCambridge, 2008W20,000 Conversation Gambits: Real English Conversation Practices. Eric Seller and Sylvia T. Warner. Thomson Heinle, 2002. W29,000 Small Group Discussion Topics for University Students, A Modern Approach to Fluency in English, Third Edition.. Jack Martire. Political, economic, environmental, and social issues facing the world in the 21st Century. Pusan National University Press, 2009. W12,000
Reading
Steps to Academic Reading Level 3: Across the BoardJean Zukowsky/FaustThomson Heinle 

W13,000

Steps to Academic Reading 4: In ContextJean Zukowski/Faust, Susan S. Johnston, and Elizabeth E. TemplinThomson Heinle 

W13,000

Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language. Edited by Julian Bramford and Richard R. Day. Cambridge Handbooks for Language TeachersW25,000
Reading Extra by Cambridge College Reading Workshop, Edition 2.Malarcher, Casey. Compass Publishing, 2005. W15 000
Curriculum Design
Materials and Methods in ELT, Second Edition. A Teacher’s Guide.Jo McDonough and Christopher Shaw. Blackwell Publishing, 2003.W35 000
Games and Activities
Games for Language Learning, Third Edition. Andrew Wright, David Betteridge, and Michael Buckby. Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Series Editor, Scott Thornbury. W28 000 700 Classroom Activities.David Seymour & Maria Popova. Macmillian, 2005.W20,000 Grammar Practice Activities, Second Edition, by Penny Ur. Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Series Editor, Scott Thornbury. Cambridge, 2009W39,000
Debate and Critical Thinking
Discover Debate. Michael Lubetsky, Charles LeBeau, and David Harrington.Compass Publishing, 2000.W16 000 

A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature, Fifth Edition.Wilfred L. Guerin. Oxford, 2005.W22 000 

The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms, Second Edition.Ross Murfin and Supryia M. Ray.Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 

W25 000

Becoming A Critical Thinker: A Master Student Text, Fifth Edition.Ruggiero, Vincent Ryan. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.W11 000
Listening
Tree or Three? Second Edition. Beginner Level. Ann Baker.Cambridge, 2006. Ship or Sheep? An Intermediate Pronunciation Course, Third Edition. Ann Baker. Cambridge, 2006 Teaching Listening ComprehensionPenny UrCambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers 

W29,000

Dictations for Discussion, A Listening/Speaking Text, by Judy DeFillipo and Catherine Sadow. Pro Lingua Associates, 2006. W41,000 Listening.White, Goodith. Oxford, 1998.Resource Books for Teachers, Series Editor, Alan Maley. W26 000 Pronunciation Pairs, Second Edition: An Introduction to the Sounds of English, by Ann Baker and Sharon GoldsteinCambridge, 2008. W20,000
Writing
Sentences At A Glance, Third Edition.Brandon, Lee. Houghton Mifflin Company 2006.W10 000 Paragraphs At A Glance, Third Edition.Brandon, Lee. Houghton Mifflin Company 2006W10 000 Share Your Paragraph: An Interactive Approach to Writing, 2nd Edition.George M. Rooks. Longman, 1999. W13 000
Effective Academic Writing 1: The ParagraphAlice Savage and Masoud ShafieiOxford University Press 

W?

Effective Academic Writing 2: The Short EssayAlice Savage and Patricia MayerOxford University Press 

W?

Effective Academic Writing 3: The EssayJason Davis and Rhonda LissOxford University Press 

W?

EFL/ESL Test Design and Evaluation
Assessing SpeakingSari LuomaCambridge Language Assessment Series 

W35,000

Testing Second Language SpeakingGlenn Fulcher. General Editor: C. N. Candlin. Applied Linguistics and Language Study. Pearson Education Limited, 2003.W25,000 Testing for Language Teachers, Second Edition. Arthur Hughes. Cambridge Language Teaching Library Cambridge, 2003.W30,000
EFL/ESL Research and Teaching Books
Teaching and Researching ListeningRost, Michael. Longman, 2002.Applied Linguistics in Action Series, Edited by Christopher N. Candlin & David R. Hall 

W22 000

Teaching and Researching SpeakingRebecca HughesApplied Linguistics in Action Series, Edited by Christopher N. Candlin & David R. Hall 

W22 000

Teaching and Researching ReadingWilliam Grabe and Fredricka L. StollerApplied Linguistics in Action Series, Edited by Christopher N. Candlin & David R. Hall 

W22 000

Teaching and Researching Writing Ken Hyland. Applied Linguistics in Action Series, Edited by Christopher N. Candlin & David R. Hall. W22 000
Culture/s and Cross-Cultural Lessons
Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom, by Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D., and Ann C. Wintergerst, Ed.D.University of Michigan, 2004.W45,000 Culturally Speaking, Third Edition, by Rhona B. Genzel and Martha Graves Cummings2010 Heinle, Cengage LearningW21,000 101 American Idioms Harry Collis and Joe Kohl. Compass, 2004. W7,500; 101 American Customs Harry Collis and Joe Kohl. Compass, 2004. W7,500; 101 American Superstitions Harry Collis and Joe Kohl. Compass, 2004. W7,500
A First Look at the USA: A Cultural ReaderMilada BroukalLongman 

W13,000

More About the USA: A Cultural ReaderMilada Broukal and Janet MilhommeLongman 

W13,500

All About the USA: A Cultural Reader Second Edition. Milada Broukal and Peter Murphy. LongmanW13,000
EFL/ESL Methodology Books
The Practice of Teaching English, Fourth Edition.Harmer, Jeremy. Longman 2007. How to teach English.Harmer, Jeremy. Longman, 1998.W22 000, 000 

How to teach Vocabulary.Thornbury, Scott. Longman, 2002.Series Editor, Jeremy Harmer. 

W22 000

How to teach Pronunciation.Kelly, Gerald. Longman, 2000.Series Editor, Jeremy Harmer. 

W22 000

How To Teach Speaking.Thornbury, Scott.Series Editor: Jeremy Harmer. Longman, 2006. W27 000 How to teach Writing.Harmer, Jeremy. Longman, 2004.W22 000 

Teaching English Through English.Willis, Jane. Longman, 1981.W20 000 A Framework For Task-Based Learning.Willis, Jane. Longman, 1996.W22 000 

Listening, Practical English Language Teaching. Marc Helgesen and Steven Brown. McGraw Hill, 2007. David Nunan, Series Editor. W15 000
Speaking, Practical English Language Teaching. Kathleen M. Bailey. McGraw Hill, 2007. David Nunan, Series Editor. W17,000 Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking, by I.S.P. Nation and Jonathan Newton.
ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series. Routledge, 2009. W25,000
Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writingby I.S.P. Nation and Jonathan Newton.
ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series. Routledge, 2008. W25,000
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2 responses to ““Must Have Books” for EFL/ESL University Instructors

  1. Nelson Brown

    Great list.

    If you ever make a listening resources list here is an interesting site:

    http://www.eslradioandtv.com/

  2. Pingback: Things I wish someone had told me before I started teaching EFL/ESL overseas . . . « Kimchi Icecream

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