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TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies

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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.

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Conventions Used in This Book
        3. Foolish Assumptions
        4. Icons Used in This Book
        5. Beyond the Book
        6. Where to Go from Here
      2. Part I: Methodology in the Madness
        1. Chapter 1: Grasping The Basics Of TEFL Teaching
          1. Understanding TEFL Language Terminology
            1. Verbs and tenses
            2. Nouns and pronouns
            3. Subjects and objects
            4. Prepositions
            5. Adjectives
            6. Adverbs
            7. Qualifiers
            8. Articles
            9. Conjunctions
          2. Recognising the Different Types of English Course
          3. Determining the Common European Framework Levels
          4. Getting to Grips with Lesson Planning Terms
            1. Organising a lesson
            2. Look who’s talking
            3. Noting aspects of pronunciation
          5. Fathoming the Business of Language Schools
            1. Equipment
            2. Student exams
            3. Teacher qualifications
            4. TEFL organisations
        2. Chapter 2: Adapting Recent Approaches and Methodologies to Your Work
          1. Knowing How People Learn, and How to Help Them Learn
            1. Comparing the learning of a first language and a second one
            2. Helping successful language learning
          2. Looking at Approaches and Methodologies for Course Planning
            1. Killing two birds with one stone: Content and language integrated learning
            2. Focusing on frequently used expressions: The Lexical Approach
            3. Being a counsellor for your students: Community language learning
            4. Deciding between global English and other varieties
            5. Exploring a notional functional approach
            6. Face to face meets online tuition with blended learning
          3. Assessing Approaches and Methodologies for Classroom Delivery
            1. Using principles from the Silent Way
            2. Allowing students to acquire, not learn, with the natural approach
            3. Teaching playfully with Suggestopaedia
            4. Making movement part of your plan: Total physical response
            5. Helping students bond with NLP
            6. Keeping everyone interested using multiple intelligences theory
            7. Choosing a deductive or inductive approach to lesson plans
            8. Taking a task-based approach to language learning
        3. Chapter 3: Getting Down to Planning
          1. Establishing and Sticking to the Syllabus
          2. Designing Weekly Plans
          3. Making Effective Lesson Plans
            1. Setting out aims and objectives
            2. Listing the procedures
            3. Balancing the interaction patterns
            4. Timing the activities
            5. Factoring in student information and possible pitfalls
            6. Doing warmer and cooler Activities
          4. Reviewing the Hardware
            1. Practising board work
            2. Writing and copying worksheets
          5. Looking at Different Ways to Plan Your Lessons
            1. The Presentation-Practice-Production Model
            2. The Engage-Study-Activate model
            3. The ARC model
            4. The Observe-Hypothesise-Experiment model
            5. The Test-Teach-Test model
      3. Part II: Beginner and Elementary Classes
        1. Chapter 4: Getting to Know Each Other on the First Day
          1. Looking at Activities for All Levels
          2. Beginner Lesson Plan
        2. Chapter 5: Back to Basics: Using Your Own Realia
          1. Using Realia as Lesson Context
          2. Looking at Realia Language with All Levels
          3. Elementary Lesson Plan
            1. Highlighting lexical chunks
        3. Chapter 6: Getting Flash with Flashcards
          1. Using Flashcards as Lesson Context
          2. Incorporating Flashcards at All Levels
          3. Elementary Lesson Plan
        4. Chapter 7: Making Use of Mobile Phones
          1. Using Mobile Phones as a Lesson Resource
          2. Incorporating Mobile Phones at All Levels
          3. Lesson Plan Title Elementary Lesson Plan
        5. Chapter 8: Covering Clothes and Fashion
          1. Using Clothing and Fashion as Lesson Content
          2. Incorporating Clothing and Fashion at All Levels
          3. Elementary Lesson Plan
        6. Chapter 9: Acting It Out: Using Role-Plays
          1. Using Role-Playing as a Lesson Resource
          2. Incorporating Role Plays at All Levels
          3. Elementary to Pre-intermediate Lesson Plan
      4. Part III: Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate Classes
        1. Chapter 10: Cultivating Classroom Language from Day One
          1. Looking at Classroom Language at All Levels
          2. Intermediate Lesson Plan
        2. Chapter 11: Back to Basics: Developing Discussions
          1. Using Discussions in Lessons
          2. Incorporating Discussion Skills at All Levels
          3. Intermediate Lesson Plan
        3. Chapter 12: Thinking Outside the Book
          1. Building on Course Books as a Lesson Resource
          2. Adapting Course Books at All Levels
          3. Pre-intermediate Lesson Plan
        4. Chapter 13: Watching TV Online
          1. Using Online TV Content at All Levels
          2. Pre-intermediate Lesson Plan
        5. Chapter 14: Culture: Extracting Language from Art
          1. Using Art as Lesson Context
          2. Looking at Art Language at All Levels
          3. Intermediate Lesson Plan
        6. Chapter 15: Communicating through Story-telling
          1. Using Stories as Lesson Content
          2. Incorporating Stories at All Levels
          3. Intermediate Lesson Plan
      5. Part IV: Upper Intermediate and Advanced Classes
        1. Chapter 16: First Day: Improving Intonation
          1. Developing Intonation at All Levels
          2. Upper-intermediate Lesson Plan
        2. Chapter 17: Back to Basics: Teaching Varieties of English
          1. Using Varieties of English at All Levels
          2. Looking at US and UK English Differences
          3. Higher Level Lesson Plan
        3. Chapter 18: Traditional Resources: Delving Into Dictionaries
          1. Using Dictionaries as Lesson Content
          2. Incorporating Dictionary Use at All Levels
          3. Advanced Lesson Plan
        4. Chapter 19: Technology: Interactive Websites
          1. Using Interactive Websites as a Lesson Resource
          2. Incorporating Interactive Websites at All Levels
          3. Upper-intermediate Lesson Plan
        5. Chapter 20: Read All About It! Focusing on the News
          1. Using the News as Lesson Content
          2. Integrating the News at All Levels
          3. Advanced Lesson Plan
        6. Chapter 21: Dissecting Dictogloss
          1. Using Dictogloss as Lesson Content
          2. Incorporating Dictogloss at All Levels
          3. Advanced Lesson Plan
      6. Part V: Mixed Classes
        1. Chapter 22: Chatting to Children
          1. Tailoring Your Lessons to How Children Learn
          2. Working with Young Children at All Levels
          3. Elementary Lesson Plan
        2. Chapter 23: Training Teens
          1. Understanding Why Teen Classes Need Special Consideration
          2. Teaching Teens at All Levels
          3. Lesson Plan for a Mixed Ability Class of Teenagers
        3. Chapter 24: Making Use of Readers
          1. Using Readers as a Lesson Resource
          2. Incorporating Readers at All Levels
          3. Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan
        4. Chapter 25: Developing Presentation Skills
          1. Using Presentation Skills as Language Context
          2. Incorporating Presentation Skills at All Levels
          3. Intermediate (and Above) Lesson Plan
        5. Chapter 26: Focusing on Manners and Etiquette
          1. Using Manners and Etiquette as Lesson Content
          2. Incorporating Manners and Etiquette at All Levels
          3. Intermediate Lesson Plan
        6. Chapter 27: Team Work: Going on Field Trips
          1. Using Field Trips for EFL Lessons
          2. Running Field Trips at All Levels
          3. Pre-intermediate Lesson Plan (for Three Sessions)
      7. Part VI: The Part of Tens
        1. Chapter 28: Ten Ways to Improve Your Teaching Skills
          1. Get the Right Job
          2. Be a Reflective Teacher
          3. Learn from Your Boss
          4. Getting Input from Peers
          5. Gathering Student Feedback
          6. Check Out Teachers’ Clubs
          7. Attend Conferences and Seminars
          8. Set New Challenges
          9. Make the Most of What You’ve Got
          10. Keep an Eye on Useful Websites
        2. Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Make Your Students Happy
          1. Put Your Students at the Heart of Planning
          2. Prepare Solidly
          3. Give One-to-One Tutorials
          4. Use Educational Games
          5. Help with Revision and Testing
          6. Encourage and Praise
          7. Give Constructive Criticism
          8. Correct Effectively
          9. Stick to the Syllabus
          10. Keep a Sense of Humour
      8. About the Author
      9. Cheat Sheet