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Material useful for CELTA and Trinity Cert Tesol trainees
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Teaching Vocabulary with Gradable Opposites - TEFLVideos.com

This video shows how effectively a simple diagram can communicate meaning. The relationship between words describing temperature is demonstrated by placing t...
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Teaching Pronunciation with Jazz Chants - TEFLVideos.com

Students use rhythmic chants to notice and produce correct stresses in sentences. Through clapping and speaking, the class learns the patterns in a fun, low-...
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Teaching Function: Finding an Apartment - ESL, EFL, TEFL

This function-based activity combines role playing with an information gap format. Half the students are landlords, and the other half are prospective renter...
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Teaching Grammar with Board Races - TEFL ESL

When your class needs a change of pace, you can practice basic language points in unusual ways. A board race, as demonstrated here, will re-energize your cla...
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Interactive Teaching Tip #7 Recycling Vocabulary

Interactive author, Helen Hadkins, shows an interesting way of recycling vocabulary in the classroom. This activity explores the competitive side of students... 

'Backs to the board' explained - an oldie but a goodie!

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Surviving your first year as an ESL teacher: what the CELTA doesn’t prepare you for as a newly qualified teacher by Lewis Waitt « IH Journal

Surviving your first year as an ESL teacher: what the CELTA doesn’t prepare you for as a newly qualified teacher by Lewis Waitt « IH Journal | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

Nice article on what to expect after the course!

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“This parrot is no more”. When is a synonym not a synonym? | Macmillan

“This parrot is no more”. When is a synonym not a synonym? | Macmillan | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

Some thoughts on the nature of synonymy - when true synonyms do exist (rarely!)

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Activating memory in the language classroom

Activating memory in the language classroom | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

Interesting thoughts on recycling vocabulary and on useful videos on setting up and rounding up activities.

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Tips on selecting effective authentic reading materials

Tips on selecting effective authentic reading materials | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
Many teachers like to use authentic materials in class, and they can obviously be a wonderful source of language. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to offer some thoughts and tips on how you migh...
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TEFLtastic » PPP RIP? Part One

TEFLtastic » PPP RIP? Part One | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
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TTT – it’s complicated

TTT – it’s complicated | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
If you've been in the profession long enough, chances are that you've either been told that "your TTT (teacher talking time) is way too high" or that you've told another teacher the very same thing.
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Teaching Tag Questions - TEFLVideos.com

Students create tag questions by matching statements with their appropriate tags. Manipulating the sentence strips helps them to see the verbs forms which ar...
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Teaching Action Words with Charades - ESL, EFL, TEFL

In the classic game of charades, students mime action verbs while the others watch. The class guesses the demonstrated verb and makes sentences in the presen...
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Teaching Speaking with Task-Based Learning

When students work on tasks in pairs or small groups, they use language at every step: planning, executing, and presenting. This demonstration shows students...
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Eliciting and Concept Checking at Transworld Schools

Useful video showing how to set up an activity, elicit  vocabulary and concept check.

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5 Techniques | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

5 Techniques | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

A useful video about classroom management techniques

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Getting students to notice language in reading texts

Getting students to notice language in reading texts | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

Useful and interesting blog post on the importance of 'noticing' language with some useful practical activities, too.

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"Coaching from the sidelines"

An example of micro-teaching on the New School MA TESOL course, where teachers-in-training plan a lesson together in groups and then 'teach' it to their coll...

 

This is a nice example of how to present language from a real expert....

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How’d we ever get this way?

How’d we ever get this way? | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
He may well not remember this, but a long time ago, when I was first starting out on the great merry-go-round that is the ELT talks circuit, Jim Scrivener – the esteemed author of Learning Te...
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Should we pre-teach vocabulary before reading- and, if so, how?

Should we pre-teach vocabulary before reading- and, if so, how? | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
Pre-teaching vocabulary is something that many of us were taught to do on our CELTAs or other pre-service course. I hold my hand up to having trained other teachers to do it- and to having, as a re...
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TEFLtastic » PPP RIP? Part Two

TEFLtastic » PPP RIP? Part Two | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
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iTDi Community Webinar on Error Correction

Steven Herder, Scott Thornbury and Barbara Sakamoto on error correction

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