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Michelle Maxom
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14 Aug 2009 0470745762 978-0470745762
Making Everything Easier! Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one–stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that′s second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you′re on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision – decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch – plan well–structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills – from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar – teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes – tailor your lessons to younger learners, one–to–ones, exam classes and Business English learners "An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom′s step–by–step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within." — Claire Woollam , Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London Open the book and find: 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

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  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (14 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470745762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470745762
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making Everything Easier! Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one–stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that′s second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you′re on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision – decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch – plan well–structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills – from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar – teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes – tailor your lessons to younger learners, one–to–ones, exam classes and Business English learners "An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom′s step–by–step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within." — Claire Woollam , Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London Open the book and find: 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

About the Author

Michelle Maxom has been teaching English throughout the UK and Italy since 1997 and has the Trinity Certificate and Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Formerly Director of Studies at Avalon School of English, she now trains would–be TEFL teachers and runs one–to–one and executive English courses.

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Guide to TEFL 15 May 2010
Format:Paperback
I just finished doing my TESOL course and found this book invaluable in surviving it, and passing. The section on lesson planning was particularly useful for successfully tackling teaching practice, and I plan to continue using it to do the same thing in the 'real world'. I was also able to get in contact with the author, and she gave me some solid and practical ideas for my lessons and successful application of teaching methodology. So I would strongly recommend this book, my experience proved that the author really does know what she's talking about.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book 20 Dec 2010
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This book is written in fairly simple lexis - a real plus for me as I needed to ingest all the prerequisites for an English teacher! I bought this book as I just had a call from an au pair wishing to learn English as my Dad had put my name forward! So, I thought on my feet, ordered the book, read through it - and voila! I loved it and really related to the information and tips given. Michelle Maxom uses relevant examples, clever hints and tips, gives the would-be teacher exactly what they need to construct a lesson for all levels of learners. This book is an absolute must - buy it!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful reference guide 17 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for Dummies is an excellent reference book and is also very useful for revision work. I have used it to help me prepare for lessons and will do so again in the future. I would recommend it to any teacher or budding teacher of english language as it is concise and clear and good value for money.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to teach English as a foreign language. 2 Dec 2009
By Louis
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This book offers help on how to plan lessons and gives hints and tips, like to simplify your language and use gestures/body language to communicated more easily, and to limit your talking time to a maximum of 30% of the lesson and play games to get the students working and using there newly acquired skills. The back of the book has a list of countries and the requirements you must need (e.g. visas and qualifications) to teach in each country. Very informative and highly recommended.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Guide to TEFL 20 Jan 2011
By Lisa
Format:Paperback
If you are considering a TEFL course, or you have enrolled to participate on the TEFL Training Introduction Course, this is a "must" for recommended reading and future reference. An essential TEFL tool and a worth will purchase. In my opinion, Michelle Maxom has produced the Bible of TEFL, and an easy, fun, user friendly read. I have recently achieved the TEFL Training Introduction Course, which was presented and managed by Michelle. The weekend was packed with information and provided hands on learning, by means of open and closed pair work, a variety of icebreakers to build group rapport, incorporate TEFL learning and provide ideas which can be utilised in the classroom. An abundant weekend of learning, improving and fun was experienced by all students. Michelle has an extremely professional approach to her teachings. Her friendly, approachable and humours characteristics mixed with her professional manner certainly put me at ease. She encouraged me at the beginning, throughout and after the completion of the course.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover. 16 Jan 2013
By KerryAB
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Full of useful tips. If it also had photocopiable masters it would be a god send of a book. Thanks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for (wannabe) tefl teachers 10 Feb 2012
By Chloe
Format:Paperback
What I have read of in book is in depth and correct (according to my other resources and course) I think this is a must have if you are doing or have done a TEFL course because it reinforces what you have learnt or are learning.

I am doing an online TEFL course and I bought the book because of it's great reviews. I do not and never will regret investing in this book. It pretty much tells you all you need to know in order to pass a TEFL course and on your way to teaching.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good place to start 15 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
If you are planning to study TEFL or a related subject this book is a good place to start. There are so many books on the subject but most of them focus on specific areas such as lesson planning, grammar or the mechanics of teaching individual skills (reading, writing etc). Once you get into teaching or teaching practice you will likely need those books, but for a beginner this was the best I found to give a broad overview without skimping on useful detail. It's exhaustive and has something to say about pretty much every angle you care to think of, with handy practical advice. It's accessible to the reader and eases you along with a nice tone, avoiding the jargon until you're ready for it and presenting information in simple, bite-sized terms with an easy-to-follow format.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to teaching a foreign language
Gives a good starting point to teach your students from the basics to more advanced if you are new to teaching a foreign language
Published 4 days ago by Trevor Franks
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of info inside.
Prompt delivery. Lots of interesting useful information inside. Tells you how and where to look for jobs and different ways to present lessons.
Published 2 months ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book
Useful info, good helpful tips, easy to read. would recommend to others wanting to go for a teaching English course.
Published 4 months ago by veda
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I think it gives you the basics, and if you read it before the class, it helps a lot. Very clear.
Published 4 months ago by LaraMascaraNYC
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart book by a smart writer
Flexibility is the order of the day here.
If like me you want to simply Learn your friends to talk English proper like what you does then this is for you. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. G. Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars I have cancelled it!
It has not arrived! I have cancelled it because I will not need it anymore.
A friend of my told me it is very good, though.
Published 4 months ago by Maria Sette
5.0 out of 5 stars TEFL For Dummies
Having just completed a 120 hours TEFL Course this book is proving to be a must. I can flick through it quickly and find what I need .Recommended.
Published 4 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow
Really easy to follow and understand. Gives helpful hints and tips. You do not need to read the full book to progress, you can dip in and out of each chapter as required.
Published 4 months ago by C C Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but a bit vague
4 stars yes as this book helped me through my online TEFL. It's just a bit light, kind of more of a 'this what you should do it' than 'this is how you do it'. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ashley Cowan
3.0 out of 5 stars Only OK
I bought this book at the same time as enrolling for a 120 hour TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course thinking that the book would be good pre-reading and support... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Valencian
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