TEFL Book reviews

Priscilla Osborne (2019)

Teaching English One to One

Teaching students one-to-one is a popular way for teachers to supplement their income after hours. Students like one-to-one lessons too – alone with the teacher, the lesson is more personal, more relevant, and potentially more likely to lead to quick learning outcomes. For these reasons, one-to-one lessons are common. It is surprising, then, how few resources are available for teachers engaged in this kind of teaching.

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Jeremy Harmer (2007)

How to teach English

How do I organize my students in the classroom? How can I explain difficult grammar? What is the present perfect tense? How can I teach speaking? How can I learn all my students’ names? What if the students won’t do their homework?

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Jayne Moon (2005)

Children learning English

If you’re a language teacher in Asia, you are more likely than not going to be teaching a young learners’ classroom. However, there are a variety of serious challenges facing teachers in the young learners’ classroom. How exactly can we engage children’s natural curiosity to learn, especially in a foreign language? If you have these kinds of questions, ‘Children Learning English’ may be a useful addition to your library.

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Adrian Underhill (2005)

Sound foundations

For many of our students, studying with a native speaker of English is attractive because of the possibility of learning how to sound ‘correct’. For many teachers, however, issues of pronunciation are often ignored because it just seems so incredibly complex and intangible. For instance, what exactly do you do when a student can’t say ‘It’s really irrelevant’, and how can I deal with students who can’t hear the difference between ‘How are you’ and ‘How old are you?’

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