TEFL Course Book – How to Teach English

How to teach EnglishThinking of doing a TEFL course or starting out as an English as a second language teacher? Want to know more about the practicalities first? Unsure about which TEFL course books to buy?

How to Teach English by Jeremy Harmer is an ideal TEFL course companion. It is also a good TEFL book for those interested in starting a career in the field but wanting to find out more first.

The book is simple to follow and logically arranged. The chapters cover all the areas every new TEFL teacher needs to think about when stepping into the classroom. Harmer rationalises well the “how and the why” methodologies to teaching English as a second language.

The book contains obvious themes such as “How to be a Good Teacher” and chapters on the best techniques to use when teaching the main skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). There are plenty of real examples from textbooks which help bring the theories to life.

Another useful section of this TEFL book is the “What if” chapter. This is particularly reassuring for those nervous about taking charge of a classroom for the first time. Hypothetical what if questions are asked based on less than positive scenarios when dealing with and motivating your students. Useful strategies are then offered to try and turn those situations on their head.

Overall, this is a good TEFL book to buy before the CELTA course and to reference when doing the course.

Click here to buy this TEFL book.

Teaching English in Taiwan

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

Teaching English in Taiwan

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Want an exciting cultural opportunity and the chance to save a lot of money? Teaching English in Taiwan might be the answer you’re looking for.

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Tefl Lesson Plans – Games For Language Learning

Games for Language LearningHaving trouble with your TEFL lesson plans? Short on ideas for icebreakers, fillers and fun activities for students?

I recommend the textbook Games for Language Learning by Andrew Wright and David Betteridge. It is packed full of icebreakers and games that will help put that extra sparkle into your classes. Not only are the activities fun and engaging for the students, but the book is very logically set out which is very useful for the teacher.

There is an initial chapter on icebreakers and warmers, then the text carries on by diving the games by chapter depending on the type of skills you want to focus on in your lesson. These being: Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary and Spelling, and Grammar. That way, not only can you bring in some fun activities into the classroom but you can do it in a really targeted way depending on which areas you feel your students need most help.

There is also a chapter at the end which gives you some ideas for solo activities, great for 1-1 classes.

This text is really broad in its appeal as the games can be tailored and modified depending on the level of your students and the structure of your lesson plan. It really is an essential book to add to your TEFL teaching resource library.

See for yourself: Games for Language Learning

TEFL Jobs in Korea.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Korea

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Korea (South) has long been a popular destination for native English speakers embarking on a career in TEFL.

Korea has many upsides for those looking for an exciting cultural adventure teaching abroad. The ESL job market is large and varied for one. There are over 3,000 Hagwon (private language schools) and countless opportunities to teach English in universities, public schools and corporate businesses.

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TEFL Jobs in China

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in China

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The amount of TEFL jobs on offer in China has grown hugely over the last decade!

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Best TEFL Book for lesson ideas and activities – 700 Classroom Activities

700 Classroom ActivitiesIf your looking for some great classroom activities then 700 Classroom Activities is a great TEFL book to get started and the best TEFL book for lesson ideas and activities.

The activities are separated into four sections making it easy to use:

  1. Conversation
  2. Functions
  3. Grammar
  4. Vocabulary

The activities are easily adapted into different learner levels and needs.

This is a book which does exactly what it says on the cover. It provides a huge instant repertoire of teaching ideas – including both classroom classics that all TEFL teachers come to know and love and fresh, new activities at a range of levels from elementary to upper intermediate.

The clear organization of the book makes it easy to cross refer and supplement your course book or syllabus. All the activities have been classroom-tested – and none of them require photocopying.

For more information on the book or to buy it click on: 700 Classroom Activities

Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Book Review

Teaching English as a Foreign Language for DummiesAre you new to TEFL? Then why not try one of many available books to help get you started. Here is one for beginners:

Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Put an EFL course programme together from scratch
  • Let your students loose in skill classes from reading to listening
  • Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way
  • Cope with different age groups and capabilities

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