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DELTA course pre-course reading

Essential reading

Books you are recommended to buy, and read cover-to-cover, before the course begins:

  • Jeremy Harmer (2001) The Practice of English Language Teaching 3rd edition (Longman)
  • Scott Thornbury (1997) About Language (CUP)

Recommended pre-course reading

The following are also all well worth reading:

  • Carter and Nunan (eds) (2001) The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CUP)
  • Larsen Freeman (2000) Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching 2nd edition (OUP)
  • Lightbown & Spada (2006) How Languages are Learned revised edition (OUP)

Further recommended pre-course reading

The following you might dip into before the course. You will also find that you will be referring to these for your assignments.

  • Harmer (2004) How to Teach Writing (OUP)
  • Hughes, Arthur (2002) Testing for Language Teachers 2nd edition (CUP)
  • Lewis (1997) Implementing the Lexical Approach (LTP)
  • Thornbury (2000) How to Teach Grammar (Longman)
  • Thornbury (2002) How to Teach Vocabulary (Longman)
  • Thornbury (2005) How to Teach Speaking (Longman)
  • Thornbury (2005) Beyond the Sentence - Introducing Discourse Analysis (Macmillan Heinemann)
  • Willis (1996) A Framework for Task-Based Learning (Longman)
  • White, Goodith (1998) Listening (OUP)

Read, lots!

It will be particularly advantageous to you, especially if you are taking the intensive course, to do as much as reading before the course begins as possible.

All of the titles recommended are available to you in the IH Barcelona library.


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