CELTA lesson plans – back to front planning

Your tutor has just given you the materials you will be using for your next assessed lesson along with some notes. Usually, it will be a section of a coursebook unit along with some suggestions. How do you start preparing? How can you be sure that you won’t be wasting countless hours over a plan whichContinue reading “CELTA lesson plans – back to front planning”

Language Analysis for Teaching – Is it the last thing you do?

In my experience of training language teachers, mostly on CELTA courses, I have noticed that good preparation goes a long way. Analysing language for teaching purposes is a huge part of that preparation. Candidates following teacher training courses find language analysis demanding and tiresome though we believe it is essential to bear in mind that itContinue reading “Language Analysis for Teaching – Is it the last thing you do?”