TESOL TEFL (CELTA, Trinity) Course Preparation

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

Phonemic Chart

Phonics and Phonemic Charts ahhh!!!

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I was asked yesterday by one of the course participants about pronunciation and how much we need to know before we do a course like the CELTA, or how much knowledge we need to demonstrate at the interview stage.

Working with Whiteboards

How to be effective with your whiteboard

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Permaculture is all about letting things get messy and observing ELTcampus

Where the Growth is. An Interview with Jim Scrivener.

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This month we talk with twice ESU Duke of Edinburgh Prize winner, Jim Scrivener. Best known for his book “Learning Teaching” (Macmillan ELT), a wide-ranging guidebook to contemporary English Language Teaching, which won the ARELS Frank Bell Prize, and featured on our reading list, Jim is a freelance writer, consultant, teacher and trainer.

Replacing the Course Material

Replacing the Course Material

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Having a background in museums, I’m well familiar with the term “curate”. In a museum sense, the curator is the subject specialist and chief story-teller. By the end of the 1980s, the museum community was finally questioning its role as gatekeeper and chief filterer of information.

English Language Teaching Books

English Language Teaching Books

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These books on English language teaching are often on the recommended reading list given to you by many teacher trainers. Some may help with your pre-training tasks set for you by your tutors.

Learners and teaching pronunciation

Teaching Pronunciation in the Classroom

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Tony Penston, founder of TP Publications and author of “Essential Phonetics for English Language Teachers”, and “A Concise Grammar for English Language Teachers”, gives us his views on embedding pronunciation correction successfully in a lesson.

TEFL Motivation Issues

Motivation in the classroom

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What can we do when we are required to complete a coursebook – say for example the learners need to successfully pass an exam – but the content is not relevant to the learner or motivating them to be participative and communicative in class?