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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 English language. Unlike many *****s in the field, Hammer's book is written to be ***** by both the language learner and, more importantly, the ***** teacher. Thus, it serves as a guide ***** how ***** use its contents ***** lesson plans in the most effective way. To accomplish 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 for. Any English language teacher ***** considerable experience will most likely not find this text useful and should instead look at Mr. ***** intermediate level book, Just Right. More so, this text is ***** aimed only at the beginning English ***** teacher, but al***** those who are currently in ***** process of studying ***** become an ***** language *****. Thus, this book is highly recommended to be used in the course of studying the methods ***** teaching ***** English language and as a resource or guide for the first years of teaching.

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

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

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

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