classroom management

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.

The Learner Centred Classroom

Classroom Management: Getting the Buggers to Behave, by Sue Cowley

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“This book gives you advice on behaviour management that is easily accessible and equally easy to apply. This book provides plenty of information on the basic of behaviour management, lots of tips and ideas for managing the physical aspects of the classroom environment. The ideas and advice given are based on common sense observations and strategies that have worked for me.”

YL Classroom Management ELTcampus

Post CELTA: Managing the Young Learner Classroom

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This month, Moira Allen, a Young & Very Young Learners teacher based in Seville, Spain, has shared with us some of her advice for teachers who find themselves in a YL classroom. Read her highlights below and listen to us talking about classroom managment on the podcast.

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.

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.

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?