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.
TESOL TEFL (CELTA, Trinity) Course Preparation
How to prepare for the CELTA or Pre Service English Teacher Training
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”.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
The world of English language teaching is diverse and full of potential to make it as interesting and challenging as you want to make it. This month we have a conversation with Magdalena Brzezinska. Magdalena has been an EFL teacher for over 20 years in her native Poland, and a teacher trainer for 10 years.
Popular English Language Teaching (ELT) author, practitioner and trainer, Jeremy Harmer graduated with a BA Hons in English and American Studies followed by an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading and has trained as a Teacher Trainer at International House, London.