Category: Books related to English Language Teaching and Learning in General

Lesson Planning Books
Lesson Planning for English Language Teachers

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

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

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

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

“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

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.

Alternatives to using walls in the classroom. ELTcampus
Language Clarification and Practice: Teaching Grammar, Vocabulary, Lexis

This was the first book I ever bought as a fledgling English teacher. It saved me on many an occasion when I was busy lesson planning and trying to anticipate questions about meaning , form and register. It’s a book for dipping into as needs arise.

suggested further reading for english language teacher trainees and teachers
Learner Centredness, Management, Language Clarification, Practice, Skills and Planning

Part of being a teacher is also like being a camp leader. How a group bonds, how they manage cultural difference, and solve problems at a social level really affects your class. Language clarification aside, you need to have techniques, approaches and activities that help develop rapport.

Detail of painting From the rooftop we Can See the City by Emma Louise Pratt
Using Image in Language Teaching

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.