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New teacher classroom tips

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:36 pm
by seza
Hi there,
I obtained my CELTA qualification from a London school couple years ago but I never practised teaching other than during training.
I am now about to start teaching English in N Africa where first language is Arabic/French,
any tips as to how to start? any websites/articles? will be greatly appreciated.

many thanks.

Re: New teacher classroom tips

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:43 am
by becki
First, let me say that is really exciting!

As for how to start, it depends on your teaching situation. Are you teaching children, young adults, or professionals? Is the setting in a language school, public school, or university? Is there a set curriculum with specific textbooks, or do you have the freedom to create materials?

After gathering information about what is expected, create a classroom management plan to give ourself an idea of how you will teach the course.

I recommend The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong. It gives a lot of information about how to start teaching.

Good luck!

Re: New teacher classroom tips

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:40 pm
by Syl
I also would like to get some more information about your audience. Give us some more details, please, seza! :)


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