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TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies



TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies

Michelle M. Maxom

ISBN: 978-1-118-76424-4 August 2014 352 Pages

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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.

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

Structure of Online Material
1 A Lexical Lesson
2 A TPR Lesson
3 A Multiple Intelligences Lesson
4 Games to Get You Started
5 Lessons Using Your Students' First Language
6 Using Puppets with Children
7 Simple Vocabulary Lessons
8 Grammar Revision Lessons
9 Teaching Formal and Informal Language
10 Exam Skills - Reading
11 Exam Skills - Writing
12 Exam Skills - Listening
13 Exam Skills - Speaking
14 Lessons From Radio and Podcasts
15 Using an Interactive Whiteboard
16 Musical Lessons
17 Lessons from Literature
18 Lessons from Architecture
19 My Favourite London Lessons
20 Lessons from Board Games
21 Project-based Lessons
22 Comparing Students' Cultures