Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

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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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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 24mm | 739.35g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470745762
  • 9780470745762
  • 31,819

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
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About Michelle M. Maxom

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.
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