TESOL TEFL (CELTA, Trinity) Course Preparation

How to prepare for the CELTA or Pre Service English Teacher Training

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.

An interview with Magdalena Brzezinska, English language teacher in Poland

Quiet catalysts for change: The life of a regular EFL teacher

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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.

are you paying attention an interview with Jeremy Harmer

An Interview with Jeremy Harmer

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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.