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Book for new teachers

Unread post by Rabbit » 05 Apr 2016, 06:19

Hi, anybody suggest a book for new teachers? Basic theory and guidance?

I've been recommended TESOL: A Gateway Guide for Teachers of English by Tom Garside

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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by Briona » 07 Apr 2016, 17:00

Hi there,

I'd recommend "Learning Teaching" by Jim Scrivener. In the unlikely event that you can't find it, you could try "How to Teach English" by Jeremy Harmer, or "The Practice of English Language Teaching", also by Jeremy Harmer.

It's also worth investing in a good grammar book. My recommendation would be "Grammar for English Language Teachers" by Martin Parrott - it's far more palatable than "Practical English Usage" by Michael Swan. For clear explanations and teaching ideas, I like "Teaching Tenses" by Rosemary Aitken.

Remember that the teacher's books that accompany coursebooks are a useful source of information/ideas/resources. The better ones explain how to set up activities and exploit tasks, while also providing a bank of photocopiable supplementary material.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by Briona » 07 Apr 2016, 18:20

Since I can't edit my post, I'll add an addendum here.

I thought it was odd that someone might recommend a completely unknown book by an author that no-one has ever heard of, especially when there are so many great books out there for newbies. However, on the off-chance that your post was genuine, I replied... And then I came across the same post, albeit with a different username, on ESL Base (http://www.eslbase.com/forum/viewtopic/ ... -teachers/) and ESL HQ (http://www.eslhq.com/forums/esl-forums/ ... ers-70131/) Oh, and on Dave's ESL Café (http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=113695), where it didn't take long for you to post a link to a "review" of a well-known and respected author's book that you supposedly just "came across".

A quick Google shows me that Tom Garside's book is very recently-published, and the only offering from a small, vanity publishing company in Hong Kong, the very location that the negative review mentioned above originates from...

Self-promotion is one thing; self-promotion through deceptive means is another one entirely. I would never buy nor recommend a book by someone who (a) lies about who he is, and (b) attempts to discredit hardworking and successful authors. You will never make yourself look good by trying to make others look bad. Over and out.

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To anyone looking for books for new teachers, I'd say stick with the greats - Scrivener, Harmer, Richards, etc. They're recommended by TEFL course directors for a reason.
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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by andrewberlin » 22 Apr 2016, 10:01

I would second the Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener, it's a good overview of the differing methodologies with lots of practical examples. Some of these books can be a bit dry, but this one is very accessible.

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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by Lola212 » 24 Apr 2016, 17:17

Thanks for teaching. The Jim Scrivener overview is definitely a good choice.

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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by Lola212 » 08 May 2016, 18:16

All great reads, I'd look through them all if you could get your hands on some copies. Happy Mother's Day too!

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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by Madilyn » 23 Nov 2016, 10:50

Hello all,
If you're looking for a good English teaching book (also for language proficiency exams) I warmly recommend Jeremy Harmer's The Practice of English Language Teaching. It's a great combination of theory as well as how to apply the methods in a fun and interactive way in the clasroom. It's been around for a while now and many teachers use it.

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Re: Book for new teachers

Unread post by Susan » 23 Nov 2016, 21:07

Hello all,

You can also take a look at Lucy Pollard's Guide to Teaching English, available here:

https://www.englishclub.com/store/produ ... g-english/
Lucy Pollard's Guide to Teaching English

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Book for new teachers

Unread post by syaiful » 10 Jun 2017, 16:26

Hello all,
I have to prepare my teaching practice. So i must to learned how to create a creative learning. Can you give me suggest the books that can help me to design my activity ?

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