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TESOL Videos - TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 14
Unit 14 looks at course books and other materials that can be used in your English language lessons. The unit discusses the differences between authentic and created materials and why and when each should be used in a class. It also covers the advantages and disadvantages of using course books and the best ways to use a course book in your lessons.
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The unit focuses on the receptive skills-reading and listening. It talks about reading and listening for a purpose and for entertainment. How we read and listen for with special skills, for example predictive skills, specific information(scanning), general information(skimming), detailed information and deduction from the context. It also talks about problems with reading and listening, language(pre-vocabulary and careful selection of text). In addition, the unit teaches, how to select a topic and cerate interest and handling a task. Finally, it outline how to use receptive skills in teaching a lesson(ESA).