Coursebooks and materials - Resource Books Part 1

 

The next item that we're going to consider is the use of resource books. There are many different types of resource books available and within those books there tends to be a general pattern and typically the resource book pack will come in a three book series and typically that three book series will be in the form of the student book, a workbook and a teacher's resource book. So for example here are those three books for this particular series called ?Total English? and in the student book the type of information that we can gain from here is the actual background to the teaching points themselves plus some additional information in terms of short worksheets and so on and so forth and tape transcripts at the end for listening activities, which these days often come on a CD rather than cassettes. So within the student book itself what this will give us is the actual information for the teaching point. The workbook will often give us activities that are very useful in any ESA lesson for the study phase of the lesson and the teachers resource book will not only give us some additional background to the actual teaching point but it often gives activities that are useful for the activate phase or in the ESA lesson. So the three books contained within the book series basically will provide us with all the information that we need to know for the actual lesson content itself activities to do during the study phase and activities to do in the activate phase. Now quite often some of the activities that are suggested here may not be culturally suitable or we may not have covered the exact teaching points as they have in the book so very often the activities taken from the work and the resource book would need to be adapted or changed in some way.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit explains the different forms or structures of past tenses and their usages, as well as the ideas for activities used in the classroom. I think it's important for teachers to master its forms and to understand well its usages for us to deliver it smoothly in the classroom.This unit basically went over the outcomes of the course and what we will be learning. It is set up to see where to go to next and how to use our qualification in real practice. What the specific terminology of this area of learning is and what to expect from jobs in this industry.This unit gave me great tips and tools for planning the lessons, it showed me how can it aid the teacher in effective timing, as a prompt, monitoring tool, help to define learning goals and self-improvement goals.With a good lesson plan , we can easily follow through our ESA phases


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