Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

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Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby Stridey » 18 Jul 2010, 13:58

Hello there,

I'm very keen to get a teaching qualification. I've done a little reading and it would seem that the Celta is the best place to start. The eventual aim is to teach in Europe or Asia-Minor. I understand that beyond that I'll need a bachelor degree.

I've come here because I'd like some advice please. I'm looking for a book with will get me started. I'm hoping it will give me a good foundation from which I can advance.

Thanks

Scott
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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby Lucy » 18 Jul 2010, 16:36

Hi Scott,

You could start with a look at books by Jeremy Harmer. Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener is another excellent book.

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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby Stridey » 23 Jul 2010, 05:58

Thanks Lucy!
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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby Stridey » 23 Jul 2010, 09:03

In addition the Jeremy Harmer book (which I've just ordered) what else should I get?
I see the reviews of this book are good but this book is of little use as a reference.

Any other advise in getting the qualification would be very much appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby Alex Case » 24 Jul 2010, 00:13

You can find a complete list of CELTA providers by country here:

http://cambridgeesol-centres.org/centre ... g/index.do

Once you choose one, they should be able to give you a recommended pre-reading list. Here's one example, including grammar books, which will be your other major purchase:

http://www.celta-course.com/reading.html

Took me 90 seconds to find those on Google...
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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby subaru » 24 Nov 2010, 13:54

Google or btjunkie. But hey you didnt hear me say the last one!
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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

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Re: Any good books about TEFL and TEFL training?

Unread postby markc » 28 Nov 2010, 09:19

One of my favorite introductory TESOL books is Practical Techniques for language teaching by Michael Lewis & Jimmie Hill. Most of Penny Ur's books are good: Discussions that Work and Grammar Practice Activities are very good.
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