If you thought it would be easy to teach a language you’ve spoken all your life, then think again! It can be a huge challenge to learn how to break English down into digestible chunks, and impart information in a logical and intuitive way. But the thousands of people who teach English abroad can certainly testify to the huge popularity of this career, so if you’ve decided to take a TEFL course, if you’re on a TEFL course and want some back-up, or even if you’ve already started teaching and need a helping hand, then look no further. Covering how to teach grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, to assessing students’ performance, setting assignments and tests, and everything in between, this is a one-stop guide to one of the most enriching careers you can embark on.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies covers:
Part I - Getting started in TEFL
Part II - Putting A Lesson Together
Part III - How to Teach Skills Classes
Part IV - The Grammar You Need to Know And How To Teach It
Part V - What Kind of Class Will I Have?
Part VI - The Part of Tens
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.