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Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies
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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
Wiley; July 2009
400 pages; ISBN 9781119992288
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