PREPARATION FOR CELTA in SEVEN LESSONS
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 got my head around all those strange words and concepts the trainers used sooner."
Being unfamiliar with teaching terminology and metalanguage often slows down progress in the very early stages 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. Knowing what to write and where helps trainees to focus on what's important such as the lesson aims, procedure and language analysis. It frees up time to think of problems that might come up in each lesson as well as solutions that are both practical and realistic.
"I would have liked to tried my hand at analysing language for teaching purposes much more. There's so much and it takes ages to research!"
Knowing where to look and how to analyse language for teaching purposes before joining the course can improve the speed of analysis and improve the depth.
"Students definitely need me to monitor them 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.
"I would have loved to try out other lesson frameworks, such as TTT, but I only just managed to try out a few. "
It can take time to assimilate the basics, so by having a more holistic view of the course may give trainees more confidence to try out a wider range of lesson types.
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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
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