Are you an ESL teacher (or would-be ESL teacher) who doesn't know (or know enough) English grammar? Do you tell your students that grammar isn't important or that grammar can be learned from games and conversation in order to hide the fact that you don't know much about grammar? Of course grammar is important, and if you want to get ahead in the ESL profession, you need to know grammar-what it is and how to teach it. Revised and updated, Secrets of Teaching ESL Grammar is a fun, easy-to-understand, intensive, manual on ESL grammar-from basic to advanced-for teachers like you who don't have a lot of time and need to quickly and easily get up to speed with the English grammar that every ESL teacher should know. Secrets of Teaching ESL Grammar explains each grammar point in depth-in plain, simple language-so that you will really understand it and be able to teach it to your students so they really understand it has advice about what grammar topics to teach and how to teach them, examples to put on the board, problems your students will have and how to address them, questions they will ask and how to answer them, sample exercises to do and use as a template for creating more has a wealth of tips, techniques, advice, exercises, tales from the trenches and top secret info has tons of classroom management advice for making your classroom a lively and productive learning environment that will make your students (and your boss) happy teaches you enough jargon and buzzwords to totally impress your colleagues and even better-you'll actually know what it all means and know how to put the concepts behind it to work in your classroom, and that will make you a better teacher! Learn the grammar you need to be an effective, popular and respected pro!
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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 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 '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
How to teach one to one classes - for the professional English language teacher. This book provides an analysis of the problems of teaching students on a one to one basis as opposed to teaching groups of students. Covering a wide range of topics in this field, this book explains learner needs analysis and learner profiles, especially the student's current use of English and the reason for taking a one to one course; course planning; techniques which are specific to one to one teaching; techniques which do not work with one to one teaching; using the learner as the resource for teaching; together with the advantages of teaching students on a one to one basis. This book is packed with tried and tested suggestions for managing your students and your teaching time, on both a personal and pedagogical level, so that you can make the one-to-one teaching experience a rewarding and productive one.
This book is an indispensable guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher. It provides an overview of the main topics taught in schools, informed by good teaching practice drawn from the classroom and supported by research and theory, and engages with the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England. Each chapter is based around a ‘lesson feedback’ case study informed by real classroom observations combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins high quality English teaching. Coverage includes: · Encouraging a love of reading in your classroom · How to teach effective writing for pleasure and for information · Developing students’ grammar, vocabulary and spoken English · Inspiring teaching using drama, poetry and Shakespeare · Intelligent use of media and new literacies in teaching This is essential reading on all secondary English initial teacher education courses, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE) and employment-based routes into teaching.
This text provides teachers of English to Chinese students with information on the linguistic, cultural and pedagogical backgrounds of these students. It analyses the importance of this background, and offers information on successful classroom teaching methods and student learning strategies.
This practical and research-based introduction to current and effective English grammar instruction gives pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators a strong foundation for teaching second language grammar and helps them develop their professional knowledge and skills. Written in a highly readable style for an international audience, it provides a thorough and rounded overview of the principles, strategies, techniques, and applications currently dominant in teaching L2 grammar in a range of instructional settings around the world. Chapter authors are world-class authorities in grammar and grammar teaching and learning. All chapters are based on theoretical frameworks and/or research foundations with a strong emphasis on practical applications and implications for classroom teaching, and highlight teaching methods, key concepts, and terminology associated with grammar instruction. Illuminating the options and choices in grammar teaching from a contemporary perspective, Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages is ideal as key text for students in undergraduate and graduate MA-TESOL programs and as a resource for practicing ESL/EFL teachers, teacher educators, and teaching faculty.
Language teaching is a common phenomenon in every school across the globe. The English language, a powerful medium of communication all over the world, is in the school curriculum everywhere. Its teaching and learning need to be taken care of both by the teachers and the students in order to achieve the objectives of language teaching and learning. Realising the very role of English teaching, this book is written comprehensively to help the English language teachers teach effectively in their classrooms. The pre-service and in-service can become effective and efficient by understanding thoroughly and implementing perfectly the contents of the book. Contents: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Learning English as a Foreign Language, Methods and Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language, Objectives of Teaching English, Teaching English Pronunciation, Teaching English Grammar, Teaching English Vocabulary, Teaching English Composition, Teaching English Prose, Teaching English Poetry, Development of the Skills of Speech, Development of the skill of Reading, Development of the Skill of Writing, Audio-visual Aids in Teaching English, English Text Books, Remediation in Teaching English, Designs of Lesson Planning.
In today's world, teaching English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) is big business. An expanding global communications network has made English the international language of choice. In Highway to E.S.L., authors Rik Ruiter and Pinky Dang provide an easy-to-understand guide, not only for individuals seeking a new and rewarding career teaching English, but also for experienced E.S.L. instructors who wish to improve their classroom skills. Written in a user-friendly format that includes detailed course planning and an appendix containing a variety of useful evaluation forms, Highway To E.S.L. supplies readers with valuable information on how to teach the different disciplines of English-a vital component to successful education in both domestic and international markets. Other key topics include: · Necessary teaching methodologies and approaches · Innovative personal teaching tips · Proficient classroom management · Troubleshooting common classroom problems · Efficient planning that utilizes timetables · Stimulating activity suggestions · Effective curriculum and lesson planning for grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking · Incorporating both conventional and non-conventional teaching resources in the classroom In Highway to E.S.L., Ruiter and Dang answer the common "who, where, when, what, why, and how" questions of both experienced and inexperienced E.S.L. teachers, providing teachers with the vital information needed to educate eager minds.
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Offering a fun, engaging approach to grammar instruction, this guide includes clear explanations of grammatical terms and practical activities for all students, including English language learners.
Addressing general questions of grammar in ESL theory and classroom practice, this book offers ideas for the creative teaching of grammar. It also includes suggestions for teaching most of the beginning-level structures, which are listed separately in a grammar index.
What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
This forward-looking book combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to current debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, teaching ideas, and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. With reference to new legislation, the chapters suggest a range of approaches to the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening, drama, media study, information technology, language study, grammar, poetry, Shakespeare, GNVQ and A Level English Language and Literature. Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning in the context of the end of the twentieth century when new notions of literacy compete with the demands of national assessment. Taking as its starting point the changing ideologies of English as a subject, the text addresses questions about the nature of teacher education. It raises issues concerning competence-based courses, working with a mentor in school and monitoring the development of a student teacher. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School series, edited by Sue Capel, Tony Turner and Marilyn Leask.
This book is written primarily as a guide for teachers of English as a second language drawing upon experiences and research in Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa and Britain. It acknowledges the recent progress and expansion of education in the African countries and the necessity to equip non-specialist teachers who must nevertheless deliver curricula in English to large classes with limited resources, and nurture a high standard of English in their students. The work has relevance also for pedagogues and linguists. Chapters are included on: using the students' first language experience; English and communication; encouraging students to co-operate rather than compete; an assessment of the vital primary experience; vocabulary and how to teach it; English for real conversation; improving reading skills and the choice of books; writing; grammar and what is meant by knowing the grammar of a language; literature & life, and poetry.
Quick, daily classroom lessons for improving students' grammar and writing skills This must-have resource features 180 practical, ready-to-use grammar and usage lessons and activities–one for each day of the school year. The activities included help students in grades 5-12 to acquire, improve, and expand their grammar skills, and become more adept and confident writers. Veteran educator and best-selling author Jack Umstatter helps teachers to familiarize students with the type of grammar-related content found on standardized local, state, national, and college admissions tests. Includes ready-to-use, yet comprehensive and authoritative activities for use as sponge activities, extra homework, or regular daily lessons Reproducible lessons are designed to be non-intimidating and clear for students Other titles by Umstatter include Grammar Grabbers!, 201 Ready-to-Use Word Games for the English Classroom, Brain Games!, and Got Grammar? Tips for educators on how to best utilize each specific topic or lesson are included for easy classroom instruction.
This thought-provoking and informative collection of essays covers a broad spectrum of topics including: Why the communicative approach is dead and what to do about it How to implement blended learning in day-to-day English teaching Virtual worlds and why English teachers should get a second life The different roles played by the language teacher The value of translation in language teaching Whether native English speakers really make better teachers Why you should NOT be teaching International English A more effective way to teach Technical English The truth about Superlearning and suggestopaedia The secret to being a good English teacher And as you might expect from a book subtitled what you always wanted to know about teaching English but were afraid to ask, it even includes a chapter on teaching the English of that forbidden subject, sex. Also released for the first time in book form are chapters on the author's unique insight into the correlation between language, set theory and fractal mathematics - and the consequences for English teachers. 'Controversy is evident from the very first chapter ... it was high time to dust off the cobwebs in the EFL/ELT business.' 'This book provides a refreshing look at old concepts, opens our eyes to new perspectives and encourages teachers to venture along new paths.' - Elke Schulth, Chair of ELTAS
It is a book on how to teach learners of English as a foreign language. It can be used as a textbook for university students (the English Department).