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Essential Tefl: Grammar, Lesson Plans and 300 Activities to Make You a Confident Teacher [Paperback]

James Jenkin , Emma Foers
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Feb 2011 0956806309 978-0956806307
No matter how much training you do, starting out as a TEFL teacher can be overwhelming: from seemingly endless lesson planning to grammar gripes, it's easy to feel out of your depth.

That's where Essential TEFL comes in. Crammed with 300 activities, teaching aids and a full guide to English grammar, it'll take you from timid teacher to TEFL superstar. Get a copy and you'll have everything you need to plan incredible lessons in a flash.

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: i-to-i TEFL (Feb 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0956806309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956806307
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 21 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Here at i-to-i we believe that teaching English overseas can be extremely challenging (especially if it's your first time in the classroom), but with the right guidance and
information your lessons can be fun and effective for both you and your students.

One of our missions as an organisation is to try to make TEFL as accessible as possible. We often hear stories of new teachers taking a suitcase full of grammar, methodology and activity books with them to their first job, only for them to still struggle to know what to do! So, we thought we'd do the sensible thing and put everything you really need into one simple format, and here it is: Essential TEFL.

We hope this book will be an ongoing support and inspiration to you. It aims to bring together everything
a teacher needs to plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons: teaching techniques, lesson plans, activities, and instant grammar help.

Think of this book as your new best friend... it'll always be on hand with the information you need to survive the stickiest of teaching situations and ensure you walk into any classroom with total confidence.

From the Author

New teachers can often feel overwhelmed. There seems to be so much to get on top of: grammar, planning, designing activities, knowing how to teach, and that's before you've even entered the classroom! Essential TEFL is designed to make English teaching manageable. We want everything you need to be easily accessible, so you can put planning to one side, and focus on your students.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great help for any TEFLer! 30 Nov 2011
I love this book! The activities and lesson plans are really helpful and have given me a lot of ideas for my own lesson plans. The photocopiable worksheets are good, perhaps just missing a bit of colour, but obviously not everywhere has access to a colour copier anyway! The real star of this book for me is the grammar section. It's clear, simple and easy to follow - even for the biggest grammar-phobes! I would reccommend this book to anyone who's starting out as an EFL teacher - it really will give you more confidence!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Prob good for beginner teachers 30 Sep 2012
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I bought this hoping for new ideas and activities that I could pull out at the last minute, lessons plans that would refresh my own. However it really is for beginner teachers so I returned it. Much of the book is given over to grammar explanations, so if you're new to EFL teaching, and/or haven't done a CELTA course this will be a useful resource. For more experienced or CELTA qualified teachers it's unnecessary - the Cambridge Handbook series is better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and thorough 24 Jun 2012
I bought this for a friend who is about to embark on her first TEFL trip. She tells me its brilliant and the only book she now needs. It has lesson plans in it so helps take some of the guess work out of how to plan a lesson. She tells me it covers all the essential things you need to know and will not be buying another book.
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Genuinely fantastic book. I taught English for a year in China and everyone in the staffroom was always checking out this book when they needed some help. It explains English grammar in a clear, practicable way that makes it easy to impart to students and that's probably its best feature.
Besides the wonderful grammar section, there's a good rundown of games + activities to play in the classroom but the strength of the book is definitely for those looking to fully understand the grammar they have to teach.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 2 Dec 2013
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A well written book which is structured and coherant. Plenty of examples and task to get involved in with students
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Material 11 Jun 2013
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I've chosen this book,as I'm a TEFL, to have more ideas to put in practice in class.
Explain very well how activities should have been conducted, of course is just a guide,but very well designed.
I would recommend this book.
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