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Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies

Michelle Maxom



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14 August 2009
Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL); Teaching of a specific subject; Languages & ESL; English as a Second Language; English as a Second Language
Series: Dummies

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

  • Discovering The Wonderful World of TEFL 
  • What Do TEFL Teachers Actually Do?
  • Going from Student to Teacher: TEFL Courses, Qualifications and Jobs,                              

Part II - Putting A Lesson Together                                                 

  • Starting From the Beginning: Planning the Lesson
  • The Spotlight’s on You: Giving a Presentation to the Class                                                       
  • Holding the Reins and Letting Them Loose: Giving Students Practice                                                    
  • Getting Your Red Pen Out: Giving Correction & Feedback   
  • Be Materialistic! Using Course Books and Other Materials   
  • Who’s the Boss Around here? Managing Your Classroom     

Part III - How to Teach Skills Classes                                            

  • Taken as Read: Teaching Reading Lessons 
  • Write or Wrong? Teaching Writing Lessons   
  • What Accent? Teaching Pronunciation                                         
  • Setting Their Tongues Wagging: Speaking & Discussing            
  • In One Ear, Out The Other: Learning to Listen                               

Part IV - The Grammar You Need to Know And How To Teach It                                                                                         

  • Stop Press! Student to Deliver  Sentence                                        
  • Feeling Tense? Which Tense is Which?                                          
  • And There’s More…..Other Important Verb Structures              

Part V - What Kind of Class Will I Have?                     

  • Put Them to the Test         
  • The Loner and Businessman: One to Ones and Business English                                                            
  • Getting Youth on Your Side: Coping with younger learners                                                       
  • Making The Grade: Handling Exam classes                 
  • One For All And All For One
  • Monolingual and multi-lingual classes                                                                       

Part VI - The Part of Tens                                                                 

  • 10 Ways to Liven up an English lesson                                          
  • 10 Great Resources for TEFL Teachers                                         
  • Lesson Plan Templates                                                                     
  • TEFL Locations Around the World
By:   Michelle Maxom
Imprint:   Wiley
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 196mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   718g
ISBN:   9780470745762
ISBN 10:   0470745762
Series:   Dummies
Pages:   396
Publication Date:   14 August 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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, Qualifi cations 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 Specifi c: 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

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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