Ben Warren Prize: Shortlist 2013

Teaching Young Learners EnglishTeaching Young Learners English Winner

Joan Kang Shin and JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

"Teaching Young Learners English focuses on teaching English as a foreign language to children aged 7-12. It presents foundational concepts, best practices and practical suggestions on how to develop lessons and activities for the energetic and curious minds of young learners in the 21st Century classroom."

Cengage | Publisher's page

Phonology for ListeningPhonology for Listening

Richard Cauldwell

"Phonology for Listening is a revolutionary approach to the teaching of listening (...) Phonology for Listening addresses the plight of the listener who has to be able to deal with everything that comes at them through their ears (and which they can’t control). It makes extensive use of recordings of spontaneous speech – and the focus is on fast everyday speech, and on the forces that crush words out of shape. It is best read in an electronic format, so that you have immediate access to the examples."

Speech in Action | Publisher's page

Phonology for ListeningDigital Literacies

Nicky Hockly, Gavin Dudeney and Mark Pegrum

"Dramatic shifts in our communication landscape have made it crucial for language teaching to go beyond print literacy and encompass the digital literacies which are increasingly central to learners' personal, social, educational and professional lives. By situating these digital literacies within a clear theoretical framework, this book provides educators and students alike with not just the background for a deeper understanding of these key 21st-century skills, but also the rationale for integrating these skills into classroom practice. This is the first methodology book to address not just why but also how to teach digital literacies in the English language classroom."

Routledge | Publisher's page

Phonology for ListeningLanguage Learning with Technology

Graham Stanley

"Language Learning with Technology is for teachers interested in integrating technology into their classroom practice. This book puts pedagogy first, with the content organised around areas of language learning rather than technology types. Chapters cover language skills and the language areas of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, as well as project work and assessment and evaluation. There are 150 activities for students ranging from beginner to advanced levels and these include a wide range of up-to-date technologies, such as mobile technologies and social networking."

Cambridge | Publisher's page