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Finocchiaro, Mary Bonomo 1913-

Works: 96 works in 417 publications in 4 languages and 5,820 library holdings
Genres: Self-instruction  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Examinations  Abstracts  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro
Teaching English as a second language by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the blurb: Unlike any other work on the subject, this book brings together theories in general education, in foreign-language teaching, and in the teaching of English and shows how these can contribute to effective instruction and learning. It adheres to no single formula but draws on a variety of methods, all of which have proved to be workable. Materials are included that the teacher of English as a second language needs to guide her long-term or daily planning, such as a course of study for beginning language learners, examples of language-culture lesson units, and typical tests. Specific illustrations are offered that enable the teacher to develop in pupils the ability to communicate needs, interests, and ideas. The author stresses throughout the importance of relating the teaching of reading, writing, and speech to the general setting of school and community-and, more broadly, to the social and cultural patterns of the countries where English is spoken. Although the book is designed primarily for use by teachers of English on the elementary and secondary school levels, the practices that are advocated can be utilized with equal effectiveness in teaching students of any age. Since no specific population or ethnic background was considered in the preparation of the material, the book can be used in any corner of the world where English is taught. The author's advice on curriculum planning, classroom atmosphere, devices for vitalizing learning, programs for young and advanced pupils, and the measurement of results will be welcomed by all who work in this field
Teaching children foreign languages by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

25 editions published in 1964 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some administrators and citizens still question the advisability of offering a second language to children. FLES should no longer be considered in the experimental stage. This book is directed primarily to the teacher and to the administrator who wants to provide as much help to the teacher as possible. In harmony with the philosophy of building on what has been tried successfully, examples of classroom practices and materials that have been subjected to the test of actual use for many years will be given in this book, together with samples or models of materials exactly as they were used. A brief chapter will be devoted to the principles and procedures underlying the preparation or adaptation of classroom materials. - Introduction
English as a second language : from theory to practice by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

63 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for use both in the United States and abroad, this manual for teachers of English as a second language is concerned with "minimum essentials" and is written in lay language. In the first chapter, the author deals with the nature of language and language learning; some features of the English language; students, school and community; and contributions of other sciences. In Chapters ii and iii, she discusses curriculum development and language skills and in Chapters iv and v, materials and techniques of instruction, testing and evaluation. In the final chapter she offers practical suggestions for dealing with such classroom problems as overly large groups, slow or disinterested students, and disparity of linguistic backgrounds and age. Appended to this guide are definitions of useful terms, a bibliography, some additional resources, and an index. (Amm)
The functional-notional approach : from theory to practice by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both the theoretical basis of functional-notionalism and its practical classroom applications are discussed in this text. The major characteristic of the functional-notional approach to language teaching is a sensitivity to the individual needs of students. Based on the idea that the ability to use real, appropriate language to communicate with others is the primary goal of most foreign language learning, the design of a functional-notional curriculum contributes to the goal of communication and interaction from the first day of study. Major emphasis is placed on the communicative purposes of a speech act. Featured in the text are (1) a historical overview of language learning and teaching, (2) definitions of terms, (3) characteristics of the approach, (4) lists of functions and notions, (5) step-by-step techniques, (6) communicative activities, (7) the role of grammar, and (8) evaluation procedures. Discussion is included of general methodology and strategies that have been found most effective in helping learners use the language appropriately in a variety of real-world situations, as well as reading, writing, and grammar instructional techniques. (Ncr)
The Second language classroom : directions for the 1980's : essays in honor of Mary Finocchiaro by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign language learner : a guide for teachers by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English as a second/foreign language : from theory to practice by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewpoints on English as a second language in honor of James E. Alatis by James E Alatis( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching English as a second language in elementary and secondary school by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign language testing : a practical approach by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text on foreign language testing provides an overview of testing principles, problems, and practices, and examines the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, as well as the construction and scoring of more formal language tests. The following types or foreign language tests are distinguished: achievement or attainment tests, proficiency tests, diagnostic language tests, and aptitude tests. The importance of validity, reliability, comprehensiveness, and practicality in preparing and using foreign language tests is also considered. Student measurement, instructional evaluation, and curriculum evaluation are identified as uses of language test results. The importance of determining test objectives for formal tests is addressed. Formal language tests include language aptitude tests, specialized terminology tests in special purpose courses, language behavior tests, communicative competence tests, and translation tests. The following additional topics are addressed: the preparation of alternate forms, pretesting and posttesting, special grading systems used in achievement tests, grading systems for proficiency tests, and writing a test manual. Appended materials include a test administration manual for listening and reading comprehension of English for speakers of other languages; examples of test items; and a bibliography of books and articles, periodicals and reports, organizations, test publishers, and tests (with information on each test). (Sw)
Selections for developing English language skills by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's living Spanish by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Recording )

8 editions published between 1876 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty lessons on 4 records specially adapted for children, with an illustrated lesson book and picture dictionary
Living French: a complete language course( Recording )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new tested method that simplifies language study, enables anyone to learn French quickly and easily
Living Language common usage dictionary, French-English, English-French by Ralph William Weiman( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing in English language skills : steps to communicative competence by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator's vocabulary handbook for administrators, supervisors, teachers, students, and others, learning and using English as a foreign language by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to use English by Mary Bonomo Finocchiaro( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English for Spanish Americans by Theodore Huebener( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's living Spanish : the approved language instruction method developed especially for pre-school and elementary grade children( Recording )

1 edition published in 1960 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bonomo Finocchiaro, Mary 1913-

Bonomo Finocchiaro, Mary 1913-1996

Finocchiaro, Mary.

Finocchiaro, Mary 1913-

Finocchiaro, Mary 1913-1996

Finocchiaro, Mary B. 1913-

Finocchiaro, Mary B. 1913-1996

Finocchiaro, Mary Bonomo 1913-

Finokiāro, M. 1913-

フィノキアーロ, M.

English (259)

French (8)

Spanish (7)

Italian (5)

English as a second/foreign language : from theory to practiceChildren's living Spanish