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Scott Thornbury

Scott Thornbury

Scott Thornbury is an established author and series editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers since 2004. He had his first title published in 1997: About Language: Tasks for Teachers of English. He has co-written (with Diana Slade) Conversation: From Description to Pedagogy, in the Cambridge Language Teaching Library (2006) and (with Peter Watkins) The CELTA Course (2007).

More recently, he has been focussed on online learning, having overseen the writing of a five level internet-delivered course in general English. Scott is a regular contributor to the ELT conference circuit and is widely known and respected in the ELT world.

He has had involvement Cambridge ESOL accredited teacher training schemes and is an Examiner for the DELTA scheme. He is currently Associate Professor of English Language Studies at their New School University in New York, where he directs and teaches the online MA TESOL program.

Cambridge University Press bibliography

  • The CELTA Course

    The CELTA Course
    Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

    The preparation course for the Cambridge ESOL teacher training exam, the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), the most popular teacher training qualification.

    Authors: Scott Thornbury, Peter Watkins
    English Type: British English
    CEF Level: C1 - C2
    Publication date: 30/08/2007
  • Conversation

    From Description to Pedagogy

    This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its implications for the ELT classroom.

    Authors: Scott Thornbury, Diana Slade
    English Type: British English
    Publication date: 26/10/2006
  • About Language

    About Language

    This book raises the issue of what a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively. It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system.

    Author: Scott Thornbury
    Publication date: 13/03/1997
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