Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies

Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies

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By (author) Michelle M. Maxom

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 396 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 24mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 24 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470745762
  • ISBN 13: 9780470745762
  • Sales rank: 27,680

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Making Everything Easier! Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes - from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that's second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision - decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch - plan well-structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills - from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar - teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes - tailor your lessons to younger learners, one-to-ones, exam classes and Business English learners "An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom's step-by-step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within." - Claire Woollam , Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London Open the book and find: TEFL, TESOL, EFL - what all the acronyms mean The best course books and materials to supplement your teaching Advice on running your class and handling difficulties Lesson plans that you can use in the classroom Activities and exercises to keep your students on their toes Constructive ways to correct and assess your students' performance Ways to inject some fun into your classes Insider information on the best jobs around the world

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Michelle Maxom has been teaching English throughout the UK and Italy since 1997 and has the Trinity Certificate and Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Formerly Director of Studies at Avalon School of English, she now trains would-be TEFL teachers and runs one-to-one and executive English courses.

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started in TEFL 7 Chapter 1: Discovering the Wonderful World of TEFL 9 Chapter 2: Looking at What TEFL Teachers Actually Do 19 Chapter 3: Examining Courses, Qualifications and Jobs 31 Part II: Putting Your Lesson Together 47 Chapter 4: Starting from the Beginning: Planning the Lesson 49 Chapter 5: Standing in the Spotlight: Presenting to the Class 67 Chapter 6: Holding the Reins and Letting Them Loose -- Giving Students Practice 85 Chapter 7: Giving Correction and Feedback 101 Chapter 8: Being Materialistic! Using Course Books and Other Materials 115 Chapter 9: Who's The Boss around Here? Managing Your Classroom 125 Part III: Teaching Skills Classes 137 Chapter 10: Taken as Read: Teaching Reading Lessons 139 Chapter 11: Write or Wrong? Teaching Writing Lessons 157 Chapter 12: What Accent? Teaching Pronunciation 171 Chapter 13: Setting Their Tongues Wagging: Speaking and Discussion 183 Chapter 14: In One Ear, Out the Other: Learning To Listen 195 Part IV: The Grammar You Need to Know -- and How to Teach It 209 Chapter 15: Stop Press! Student to Deliver Sentence 211 Chapter 16: Feeling Tense? Sorting Out Verb Tenses 227 Chapter 17: Exploring More Important Verb Structures 247 Part V: What Kind of Class Will I Have? 263 Chapter 18: Putting Students to the Test 265 Chapter 19: Getting Specific: Teaching Just One Student and Business English 275 Chapter 20: Getting Youth on Your Side: Coping with Younger Learners 283 Chapter 21: Making the Grade: Handling Exam Classes 299 Chapter 22: Distinguishing Monolingual and Multi-lingual Classes 317 Part VI: The Part of Tens 333 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Liven Up an English Lesson 335 Chapter 24: Ten Great Resources for TEFL Teachers 341 Appendix A: Lesson Plan Templates 349 Appendix B: TEFL Locations around the World 355 Index 363