What are the best books for ESL and EFL teachers?

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    #1Teaching English to Children in Asia

    Teaching English to Children in Asia

    Teaching English to Children in Asia by David Paul is a self-help book that provides a technique for teaching English to Asian countries. This book includes theories on teaching as well as possible games and activities for students.

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    Jacqueline Gonzalez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Not all that impressive! Some of the games and ideas are good, but honestly they are pretty standard for ESL and EFL teaching. This book is also from 2003, and we've come a long way in 15 years for teaching this, so some of the ideas are really outdated. Do yourself a favor and look for a newer book! I wouldn't use this in my classroom."
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    #2Teaching English Grammar

    Teaching English Grammar

    Teaching English Grammar by Jim Scrivener is a self-study book on grammar structures and teaching methods. This book offers a different approach to teaching the English language in class.

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    Juan King
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The book deals specifically with grammar, but is a large book aimed at teachers of english grammar and certainly fits with the topic."
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    #3English Grammar in Use With Answers

    English Grammar in Use With Answers

    English Grammar in Use with Answers: Reference and Practice for Intermediate Students by Raymond Murphy is a reference for grammar and language. This book covers the basic English lessons that one must master first.

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    Eric Morgan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "As an ESL teacher, I rely pretty heavily on this book to teach my intermediate students. The book is not suitable for introductory ESL students; if your student has 2-4 years of English language learning already, however, this is a good textbook. "
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    #4The Lexical Approach

    The Lexical Approach

    The Lexical Approach: The State of ELT and a Way Forward by Michael Lewis is an educational book on language and linguistics. This book tackles the different ingenious approaches to teaching grammar.

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    Judith Guzman
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a pretty good linguistics book, and I felt like it delivered what was promised. The chapters can be a bit dry but then again what do you expect when reading a linguistics book? I have compared it to other similar books and I feel like the theory presented in this one and the organization is better than others I have seen, so for that I would recommend it as well as for being well organized. "
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    #5Reading English News on the Internet

    Reading English News on the Internet

    Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student by David Petersen is an ESL guide on the use of the English language for different platforms.

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    Diana Morales
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you're an English as a Second Language student, the book Reading English News on the Internet is extraordinarily helpful. It includes quizzes to help you reinforce what you're learning and they are in both languages so you can easily reference the one you understand."
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    #6Compelling American Conversations

    Compelling American Conversations

    Compelling American Conversations by Eric Roth is a book for intermediate-advanced language learners. This book provides questions and quotations that will definitely engage one's reader into learning.

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    Julia Larson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Compelling American Conversations is a great ESL teacher's resource. I know that I have benefited from the methods taught within this book and so have my students."
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    #7First English Reader for Beginners

    First English Reader for Beginners

    First English Reader for Beginners: Bilingual for Speakers of Japanese by Marina Chan is a non-fiction book on learning. This book's unique features is telling real-life stories on using the English language.

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    Diana Wagner
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Teaching English to a foreign language can be challenging for sure. This book is a simple start for young readers to help them advance."
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    #8The Wealthy English Teacher

    The Wealthy English Teacher
    The Wealthy English Teacher: Teach, Travel, and Secure Your Financial Future by Jackie Bolen is a self-help book that highlights the perfect balance of teaching while earning sufficiently through sharing knowledge on the English language.
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    George Collins
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Interesting book but I have to question the authors background on whether they should be writing this kind of book. It is interesting though to hear the perspective of this person though."
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    #9Teaching American English Pronunciation

    Teaching American English Pronunciation
    Teaching American English Pronunciation is a book for language teaching written by Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich. This was originally published in 1992. This academic book is part of the Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers series.
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    Judith Walker
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I bought it for my class and the condition is okay to study with no problems. Overall, I liked the book!"
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    #10English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

    English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

    English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching is a book for language teaching written by Pamela Rogerson-Revell. This was originally published in 2011. This academic book is ideal for ESL teachers and learners.

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    Carol Murphy
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a good book for people who are ESL teacher. It's got a lot of good information and the way that it's written makes it easy to relate to the information that is presented within it. English is a really hard language to learn, but this book takes some good first steps at making the process a little bit easier, so I definitely recommend it. "
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    #11Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

    Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

    Tips for Teaching Pronunciation: A Practical Approach is a book for teaching English pronunciation which is written by Linda Lane. This was originally published in 2010.

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    Gerald Robinson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    ""Tips for Teaching Pronunciation" is a fantastic book for teachers imparting their wisdom of learning the English language to others who may be foreign or grasping it as a secondary language. The book provides a lot of useful activities that are practical and effective. It does a great job of explaining and demonstrating different approaches to help learn syllables, intonation, and far more. There are step-by-step worksheets you can incorporate into your teaching methods. The best part is an audio CD that allows for plenty of practice!"

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Best What are the best books for ESL and EFL teachers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Teaching English to Children in AsiaBooks 28 Paid
2Teaching English GrammarBooks 22 Paid
3English Grammar in Use With AnswersBooks 22 Paid
4The Lexical ApproachBooks 22 Paid
5Reading English News on the InternetBooks 20 Paid
6Compelling American ConversationsBooks 19 Paid
7First English Reader for BeginnersBooks 18 Paid
8The Wealthy English TeacherBooks 16 Paid
9Teaching American English PronunciationBooks 0 Paid
10English Phonology and Pronunciation TeachingBooks 0 Paid
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