Instant English lessons - learn in a flash!
TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies is a ready-made course manual for TEFL teachers. With fully fleshed-out lessons, activities, tools, games, and resources, this book contains what is essentially an instant TEFL course. Use the ready-made materials directly in the classroom, or follow along with the detailed planning models and frameworks to grow your skills while designing your own lesson plans more effectively. The book includes access to online materials you can print for use in class, and the lessons can be used with or without the aid of technology in the classroom. You'll find expert advice on teaching all age levels and class sizes, including ideas for taking the lessons out into the world.
Many EFL/ESL teachers have little or no experience, and may have only been in the profession for a limited time. TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies saves the day with materials, ideas, and activities that can be implemented quickly and easily, making lessons more productive and fun. From quick exercises to larger-scale plans, this book contains hundreds of ways to help your students become more proficient English speakers.
Implement expertly-designed planning models with step-by-step advice
Teach lessons designed for students of all ages and classes of all sizes
Integrate technology when it's available, or do without it when it's not
Move your lessons outside of the classroom for deeper immersion
Whether you're taking a TEFL training course, about to head out on your first job, or a veteran of the field, this book provides you with the tools you will need to get things moving in class. If you're looking to cut down on planning time without sacrificing student engagement, TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies is the classroom-ready resource you need.
Michelle Maxom has taught both EFL students and would-be teachers for more than 15 years in the UK and Italy. She has served as Director of Studies at a central London EFL school, and as a freelance teacher/trainer Michelle has taught trainee TEFL teachers and courses and tutored distance learners.
Introduction 1 Part I: Methodology in the Madness 7 Chapter 1: Grasping The Basics Of TEFL Teaching 9 Chapter 2: Adapting Recent Approaches and Methodologies to Your Work 19 Chapter 3: Getting Down to Planning 45 Part II: Beginner and Elementary Classes 63 Chapter 4: Getting to Know Each Other on the First Day 65 Chapter 5: Back to Basics: Using Your Own Realia 77 Chapter 6: Getting Flash with Flashcards 87 Chapter 7: Making Use of Mobile Phones 95 Chapter 8: Covering Clothes and Fashion 105 Chapter 9: Acting It Out: Using Role-Plays 113 Part III: Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate Classes 121 Chapter 10: Cultivating Classroom Language from Day One 123 Chapter 11: Back to Basics: Developing Discussions 133 Chapter 12: Thinking Outside the Book 143 Chapter 13: Watching TV Online 151 Chapter 14: Culture: Extracting Language from Art 161 Chapter 15: Communicating through Story-telling 171 Part IV: Upper Intermediate and Advanced Classes 181 Chapter 16: First Day: Improving Intonation 183 Chapter 17: Back to Basics: Teaching Varieties of English 193 Chapter 18: Traditional Resources: Delving Into Dictionaries 203 Chapter 19: Technology: Interactive Websites 213 Chapter 20: Read All About It! Focusing on the News 223 Chapter 21: Dissecting Dictogloss 233 Part V: Mixed Classes 241 Chapter 22: Chatting to Children 243 Chapter 23: Training Teens 253 Chapter 24: Making Use of Readers 263 Chapter 25: Developing Presentation Skills 273 Chapter 26: Focusing on Manners and Etiquette 283 Chapter 27: Team Work: Going on Field Trips 293 Part VI: The Part of Tens 303 Chapter 28: Ten Ways to Improve Your Teaching Skills 305 Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Make Your Students Happy 311 Index 317