Seven lessons designed to introduce you to key areas of teaching that may be useful to know before starting a CELTA course.  Borne as a direct result of feedback from hundreds of CELTA trainees, here is their 'wish list' which they'd like to share with you:   

"If only I'd understood all those strange words and concepts frequently used by the trainers in the first few weeks!" 
Not knowing the terminology used to describe teaching and language often prevents trainees from moving forward, particularly at the start of the course. 

"If only I'd realised that was how to write a lesson plan, I would have done it sooner."
Lesson planning can be quite a challenge for some trainees. Knowing what to write and where early on means trainees can focus on improving content and detail as well as anticipate more realistic problems and suggest solutions.  

"I would have liked to tried my hand at analysing language for teaching purposes much more. There's so much but it takes ages to research!" 
Analysing language that is the main focus of a lesson or that might come up is something trainees consistently find tricky from the start.

"Students definitely need me to monitor and to correct their errors otherwise why would they bother having lessons?  I wish I'd had the time to try out different monitoring and correction techniques."
If trainees know about techniques beforehand, they can take full advantage of every teaching practice lesson and experiment much more to enhance your range of skills. 

"I would have loved to try out other lesson frameworks, such as TTT, but only just managed to put lesson stages into a logical order for a Text-based lesson."
It can take time to assimilate the basics, so by being better prepared before the course, trainees may try out other types of lesson frameworks with precious feedback.  

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Lesson 1 - Terminology for teaching

Lesson 2 - Lesson planning #1

Lesson 3 - Lesson planning #2

Lesson 4 - Language analysis: what to analyse and how to do it for teaching purposes

Lesson 5 - Setting up tasks

Lesson 6 - Monitoring

Lesson 7 - Error correction and reformulation


Click here to access Lesson 1.