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

This ***** is best used for the beginning English ***** development teacher as that is who Hammer wrote the book *****. Any English language 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 of studying ***** become an English language *****. Thus, this book is highly recommended to be used in the course ***** studying ***** methods of teaching the English language and as a resource or guide for ***** first years ***** teaching.

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

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

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

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