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!
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching English in Africa is a practical guide written for primary and secondary school teachers working all over the continent. This book relates the practice of English language teaching directly to the African context. As well as covering the underlying theory of how children learn languages and how teachers can best facilitate this learning, it also provides practical resources and ideas for activities and techniques that have proved successful in English classrooms in Africa, both at primary and secondary level. It is intended to be a practical guide, so references and citations are kept to a minimum and concepts are presented using examples that are likely to be familiar to most teachers working in Africa. If there is a bias in this book, it is towards the needs of teachers working in low-resource, isolated contexts in Africa, as these teachers are so often neglected by literature on teaching methodology.
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Grammarama offers a classroom context and practical strategies for helping students cope with all aspects of grammar and language usage. All student activities are reproducible and are accompanied by detailed teacher guidelines that provide background, outcomes, ways of introducing the activities, and an answer key. Suggestions for group work and assessment complement this classroom tool.
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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 handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching English in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest standards with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their teaching. It explores the context of the subject of English and brings readers up-to-date with key developments, placing the English curriculum in the context of whole school literacy issues. It introduces readers to key areas such as: planning and classroom management assessment, recording and reporting information and communication technology equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation English/literacy and whole school issues personal and professional early career development. This practical book gives new English teachers a solid and dependable introduction to teaching the subject. Many of the contributors are practising classroom teachers with enormous experience to draw on. The book is grounded in the realities of teaching and offers practical and relevant advice as well as plenty of ideas to stimulate thinking and teaching.
How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.