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Jeremy Hammer's book entitled The Practice ***** English Language Teaching is an excellent course book that can be used in the teaching of the Engl*****h language. Unlike many ********** in the field, Hammer's book is written to be ***** by both ***** language learner and, more importantly, the ***** teacher. Thus, it serves as a guide of how to use its contents *****nd lesson plans in the most effective way. To accompl*****h this, the book clearly outlines its objectives, is written in a clear and easy to understand style, its chapters are well organized, and it provides the language teacher with adequate explanations ***** guidance.

This ***** is best used for the beginning English language development teacher as that is who Hammer wrote the book *****. Any English ***** teacher with considerable experience will most likely not find this text useful and should instead look at Mr. ***** intermediate level book, Just Right. More so, ***** text is ***** aimed only at the beginning English language teacher, but al***** those who are currently in the process ***** studying ***** become an ***** l*****guage teacher. *****, this ***** is highly recommended to be used in ***** course of studying the methods of teaching ***** English language and as a resource or guide for the first years of teaching.

From ***** very beginning of the book, Hammer clearly ***** ***** principles behind his course of study. He states in a straight forward and sensible manner on the major aspects and ********** covered by the course's multi-layered syllabus. However, even if at first site the ***** seems daunting, in reality it follows a quite traditional approach as to sequencing. ***** point ***** this section is because Hammer realizes ***** ***** teachers will not use the book cover ***** cover but instead ***** pick and choose various materials ***** tasks. This opening statement lets the teacher know how this can be done by clearly outlining the organization and contents of the *****. For this reason, it is clear that Hammer ***** an advocate of a le*****rner based approach to ***** the English language and thus encourages ***** teacher ***** use the book in a ***** ***** best meets the learning needs of his or her students. In other words, instead of arguing for the course book to dictate the flow of ***** learning process, hammer advocates for letting the teacher react and go ***** ***** students and general direction ***** the classroom.

***** to Hammer, as he states in ***** book Just Right:

Us*****g a course ***** is a skill. It involves looking at the material on the page and deciding if, when and how to use that material. It may be, ***** example, that a particular exercise, activity or *****, in some situations, a whole section is not ***** ********** for your class. ***** such circumstances you ***** decide to either omit ***** ***** or, if you have *****thing better up ***** sleeve, replace it with your own activities."

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