The Survival Guide To Teaching EFL
Author: Will Sillitoe
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Packed with game ideas, classroom hints and practical advice, this book guides you through the challenges of starting out in English teaching
Whether you have just graduated, are on a gap year or are making a career shift, this book will give you a head start in adapting to life in and out the classroom abroad.
Starting from where your TEFL training course leaves off, it offers valuable hints on accommodation issues, handling difficult students, building classroom rapport, keeping your lessons on track, preparing fun activities, writing and marking exams and teaching in summer schools. It also provides numerous career path ideas – both in and outside of EFL.
What's more, it's crammed with game and activity ideas that you can use even without a photocopier! Compiled and written for effective and fun lessons, the activities featured will enrich your teaching, keep your students entertained and reduce your classroom stress levels.
The author is an experienced teacher who has worked abroad and in the UK across a range of education sectors and shares a wealth of information across the book's eight brimming chapters.
1. Where Are You Now?
2. Initial Hurdles
3. Making Contact
4. Examining Procedures
5. Running On Empty
6. Frameworks And Formats [including the following activity sections]
-Noughts And Crosses Games
-Direction Following Games
7. In The Summertime
8. Moving On?
about the author
Will Sillitoe is a qualified EFL teacher who holds a PGCE in further education and obtained a Master's in English Philology from Helsinki University. He has taught in Slovakia, Italy and Finland; in schools and colleges in the East of England; and in summer schools across the UK. He is also a trained newspaper reporter and has worked as a freelancer for the UK press, the Helsinki Times and other titles. He has taught journalism courses to university students and is currently developing online English language courses.