Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Get ready to ace teaching English as a foreign language with Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies! This beginner-friendly guide has got you covered.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

I have been teaching English for many years now and I have found it an entirely rewarding experience. I have met the most fascinating people and had a hand in helping others reach their goals. My goal in this book is to help you enjoy TEFL too by giving you the confidence and know-how to get a job and deliver effective, engaging lessons.

You could read the book from cover to cover before deciding whether TEFL is for you. If you do, you will have a solid overview of the skills involved in teaching English well. On the other hand, you could use it as a resource that you dip into whenever you need some input because your lessons are falling a bit flat or you are short of ideas. The table of contents will point you to specific areas of concern or maybe even areas you have never thought about but should have.

A book of this size can’t cover all the different ways of planning and delivering a lesson. There are probably as many teaching techniques as there are TEFL teachers, so I have chosen to present the tried and tested path to solid courses. If you do come across other effective ways to help students don’t discard them because they are not included here. Use TEFL for Dummies as a starting point. Hopefully it will inspire some great ideas of your own.

I should also mention that this is not a photocopiable resource book with ready made lesson plans. The aim is to show the kinds of activities and techniques you can use with your classes, adapting them to your own situation.

This book is not strictly applicable to teaching in language schools which have their own trademark methodology and materials. In such cases the schools will expect you to teach in very defined ways with little room for other techniques.

Book Features

  • 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.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

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