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New teacher classroom tips

Unread post by seza » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:36 pm

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.

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Re: New teacher classroom tips

Unread post by becki » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:43 am

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!
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Re: New teacher classroom tips

Unread post by Syl » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:40 pm

I also would like to get some more information about your audience. Give us some more details, please, seza! :)


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