Books related to English Language Teaching and Learning in General

Lesson Planning Books

Lesson Planning for English Language Teachers

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How to Write a Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Lesson Design and the 8 Keys to Good Planning, by Lynn Melby Gordon. In this short ebook about lesson planning, you can find out how to write a lesson objective and draft a practical lesson plan using a classic and adaptable lesson plan outline. Eight key elements related to good lesson design are reviewed:

Teaching Writing in English

Teaching Writing

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Teaching writing to learners of a second or other language requires particular approaches and scaffolding. here is a book that can help get you started.

elt books about teaching speaking

Teaching Speaking

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The stages of a lesson allow for a holistic approach to productive skills such as speaking. In a lesson with the objective of practicing speaking, there are typically the three stages of “pre”, “while” and “post”.

Young Learners Listening

Teaching Listening

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Listening skills are complex and we need to consider more than just what a coursebook may provide. We also need to rethink the classic TESOL/TEFL techniques that we learned in our CELTA course and roll out by default. Authentic materials and situations are key as well as scaffolding that is thoroughly applied to the actual learners and the learning happening right in front of you.

Phonemic Chart

Teaching Pronunciation and Phonetics

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“Essential Phonetics is a great book. It is very comprehensive and concise at the same time. It deals with pronunciation problems we always face in multicultural classes, and gives us teachers easy, straightforward phonetic input, enabling us to help our students.”

needs analysis and needs based learning

Differentiated Instruction

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We talk about the principle of differentiation in the TEFL Preparation Course and again in the Teaching English to Young Learners Course.  In both courses we consider how to apply it both in the adult classroom and with younger english language learners. Here are some books for further reading.

Detail of painting From the rooftop we Can See the City by Emma Louise Pratt

Using Image in Language Teaching

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This is a publication I’ve participated in, contributing one of the chapters. The book features articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education.