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A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS

Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong.

Abstract
Topnotch and Summit 3rd Edition is a series of multi-skill English textbooks which is published and distributed internationally by Pearson Longman Press. This series has been popularly in use in different EFL (English as a Foreign Language) contexts including Vietnam. Textbooks are often claimed to play a critical role in EFL teachers’ classroom practices, or even serve as curriculum, especially for those aspects of English which EFL teachers are often poorly prepared to teach such as pronunciation. The current paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses of Topnotch and Summit textbook series to the extent it may assist EFL teachers in their English pronunciation teaching. The series is found to have a suitable approach to pronunciation teaching in the setting that English is taught and learnt as an international language with the focus on the pronunciation target of intelligibility rather than nativeness. Pronunciation-related activities in the series are also designed in tune with the currently advocated approach in language teaching: Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). However, the textbook series still shows a lack of systematic presentation of English pronunciation knowledge and too strong focus on supra-segmental features

Key words: Topnotch and Summit, English textbooks


 
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Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. JCR. 2020; 7(13): 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417


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Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=127427 [Access: January 29, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417


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Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. JCR. 2020; 7(13): 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417



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Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. JCR. (2020), [cited January 29, 2021]; 7(13): 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417



Harvard Style

Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong (2020) A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. JCR, 7 (13), 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417



Turabian Style

Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. 2020. A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (13), 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417



Chicago Style

Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. "A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong. "A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.13 (2020), 2759-2760. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Thi Duyen Phuong, Thi Thanh Huyen Phuong (2020) A REVIEW ON TOPNOTCH AND SUMMIT 3RD EDITION BY JOAN SASLOW AND ALLEN ASCHER, PEARSON LONGMAN PRESS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (13), 2759-2760. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.13.417