I have learned a whole of new and useful techniques that I believe that I can put into practice in the classroom when I teach english in japan
on the 20th of April 2012.
Teachers and Learners: What makes a good teacher?
• A good teacher should be kind and patient.
• A good teacher should really love teaching.
• A good teacher should be lively and entertaining.
• A good teacher is able to motivate learners.
• A good teacher has a good knowledge of their subject.
Parts of speech: The essential parts of speech in the english Grammar contain items such as:
• Countable noun
• Uncountable noun
• Verbs – Transitive and Intransitive verbs
• Pronoun – Possessive, Reflexive, Relative
• Comparative adjective
• Superlative adjective
• Article (3 only)
Theories Methods: Engage, Study, Activate.
english Grammar Rules: Present, Past, Future.
Managing Classes: Sitting orders, Horse shoe, rows, etc.
Lesson Planning: Always be flexible with your lesson plans as you incorporate the ESA methodology into it.
The CD Lesson: What makes a good lesson and a bad lesson?
Teaching Receptive: Reading & Listening
Teaching Productive: Writing & Speaking
Teaching Pronunciation: Tones and pitches in voice that indicate questions, statements, stressed sounds and non stressed sounds, phonemic alphabets and symbols.
Evaluating and testing: Placement, Progressive, Achievement tests
Conditionals and Reported Speech: The 5 main conditionals and their usages. Zero, 1st form, 2nd form, 3rd form, mixed.
Equipment: The main types of equipment used in EFL, e.g., OHP, board, photos, camera, text books, course books, etc.
Modal & Phrase Verbs & Passive Voice.
Teaching Special Groups: Different types of beginners, business english
Trouble Shooting: Building rapport with students that you meet for the first time. Large Classes; Use of native language; Reluctant students, etc.