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TESOL Made Practical for All Situations
5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9871861-0-2
e-Book provided complimentary to all LTi students
Printed paperback available for purchase (optional)
BOOK SUMMARY ↓ (click to view)
TESOL Made Practical For All Situations is an educational textbook written for people from a diverse range of backgrounds, who are entering or participating in the profession of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The companion volume, TESOL Made Practical For All Situations: The Workbook provides a step by step guide to applying the concepts presented in the textbook.
The textbook content is intended to equip people for teaching English as a second language (ESL) or as a foreign language (EFL) in a variety of settings, ranging from situations in which there is a high degree of support (e.g. prescribed syllabus or course materials), to the opposite extreme where there is very little or no support. The textbook, as the name states, is intentionally practical in its goals, with both the language learner and the teacher in mind.
TESOL Made Practical For All Situations focuses on the practical or task-based learning needs that motivate language learning. People choose to learn English because there are practical tasks, requiring the use of English, that they need to complete. These practical tasks are the starting point for determining the process and content of language learning.
The approach to language teaching and learning presented in this textbook is based on systemic functional linguistics theory. Readers will develop skills in analysing tasks and texts to identify the kind of language used to achieve specific social purposes. Drawing on genre theory, this approach increases awareness of the choices being made in every communicative transaction. The Workbook is packed with learning activities to assist in developing these foundational teaching skills.
The textbook is directed towards the practical goal of equipping teachers for the whole spectrum of teaching duties, from planning through to delivery and assessment. This textbook outlines how to identify learners’ needs and formulate them into learning goals, which in turn become the basis for a syllabus or training program. With this preparation, ESL/EFL teachers will be able to design training programs, and original materials, for any particular group of learners. In situations where the only directive given is as vague as, “Please, teach them English,” teachers will now have the skills to plan a purposeful and meaningful learning program with interesting and engaging activities.
TESOL Made Practical For All Situations also guides readers to recognise and exploit everyday texts for their potential use in language learning activities, thus reducing dependence on published materials that may not be easily accessed in remote teaching situations, or which may even prove to be culturally irrelevant or inappropriate. This practical training means teachers no longer have to be tied to a course book; they will be ready to enrich and expand, or diverge altogether.
This textbook embodies the core components of TESOL, then builds on those core teaching skills to delve into the diverse an specific global contexts in which English is taught.
CHAPTERS ↓ (CLICK TO VIEW)
Chapter 1: Analyse culture and learning
Chapter 2: Analyse and teach English language
Chapter 3: Teach English grammar
Chapter 4: Teach spelling and pronunciation
Chapter 5: Teach speaking
Chapter 6: Teach listening
Chapter 7: Teach reading
Chapter 8: Teach writing
Chapter 9: Develop resource files
Chapter 10: Apply approaches and methods in TESOL
Chapter 11: Design ESL syllabus
Chapter 12: Assess ESL learning
Chapter 13: Teach English for academic purposes (EAP)
Chapter 14: Teach English for specific purposes (ESP)
Chapter 15: Teach ESL to early childhood learners
Chapter 16: Teach ESL to primary school aged learners
Chapter 17: Teach ESL to teenage learners
Chapter 18: Use music, art and drama in TESOL
Chapter 19: Use technology to assist ESL learning
Chapter 20: Work with volunteers in ESL contexts
Chapter 21: Establish community based English classes
Chapter 22: Practical tips for classroom teaching
AUTHORS & CONTRIBUTORS ↓ (CLICK TO VIEW)
© Language Training Institute, 2022
Original Author: Paula Withers
Contributed to & revised by: Rachel Brigg, Laura Higgins da Silva
By the turn of the new millennium (the year 2000) Language Training Institute (LTi) had become the first organisation in Australia to gain Government accreditation for a Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Since that time LTi has also developed an accredited Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Diploma, as well as the LTi International TESOL Certificate.
In association with the development of these Courses, LTi has produced high quality TESOL teacher training materials which are used around Australia and internationally by LTi and other education providers.
TESOL Made Practical for All Situations was first published in 2005. The original author was Paula Withers who penned the earlier editions of the text at the invitation of LTi. Paula had gone to the Philippines to teach English in 1995 with limited experience after completing a short TESOL Course in Australia. Out of that experience and her ongoing commitment to the profession, Paula's belief in the value of practical, hands-on training became a perfect foundation for the delivery of the LTi English language teacher training courses.
This most recent edition of ¬ includes valuable revisions and updates by Rachel Brigg, LTi TESOL Director; Laura da Silva, a senior LTi Course Trainer and Course Materials Developer; and Daria Cooper, LTi Editorial and Publishing Coordinator.
The ongoing involvement of LTi staff, as well as feedback from representatives of other education providers delivering the LTi Courses within Australia and internationally, ensures that the text stays at the forefront of the global English language teaching profession.
TESOL Made Practical for All Situations Workbook
The LTi TESOL Course Assessment Folder is a loose leaf publication (ISBN: 978-0-9871861-3-3) containing all the information and assessment required for a student to complete the LTi TESOL courses :
Special bulk order or licensee prices available on request
Online Learning Platform
The TESOL Online Student System (TOSS) guides students through the Course with through a series of tasks designed to develop and assess students' knowledge of TESOL. The robust system provides tutorial videos and facilitates online submission, marking and feedback for Course assessment. In the system, students have access to many complementary resources, including:
- Video tutorials
- Workbook & Practical Placement Tasks – in editable Word / PDF format
- Student guides, including course outlines and practical placement guide
- Enrichment resources such as:
- Example videos of ESL teaching practices
- ESL Worksheets
- Grammar activities
- Lesson plan examples
- ESL Resource links
- Additional readings (external website links, PDFs, etc.)
- Online assessment submission, feedback and marking facilities