Cat Got Your Tongue? : Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English learners around the world

Title

Cat Got Your Tongue? : Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English learners around the world

Department

CELCIS

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

In the aptly titled Cat Got Your Tongue? Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Learners Around the World, authors Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph explore effective ways to address idioms, collocations, multiword phrases, and other types of formulaic language in the classroom. They present recent research on the pedagogy of teaching and learning idioms along with practical tools for teachers, including ready-to-use lesson plans and resource materials.

“Cat Got Your Tongue? welcomes the reader to a practical and relevant guide in the learning and teaching of idioms that aligns science with compassionate, responsive classroom teaching,” notes Joseph Slick, director of the English Language Institute, Sam Houston University.

Anne Ediger, professor of TESOL and applied linguistics at Hunter College, City University of New York, called Cat Got Your Tongue? “a marvelous resource for teachers!” She notes that, “this book does the worldwide TESOL community a great service by demystifying idioms.”

ISBN

9781931185196

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

TESOL Press

City

Alexandria, VA

Disciplines

Education | English Language and Literature