More than a native speaker : an introduction for volunteers teaching English abroad / Don Snow. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: Alexandria, Virginia : Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Incorporated, [(c)1996.Description: 321 pages ; 28 cmContent type:
- PE1128.M674 1996
- PE1128.A2.S674.M674 1996
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part I. Preparing to teach Principles of language teaching and the role of the teacher Getting the lay of the land Planning your course Evaluation, grading, and backwash Lesson planning and classroom survival Putting it all together : sample course plans part II. Aspects of language teaching Listening : putting the horse before the cart Speaking : a linguistic juggling act Reading and decoding Writing : keeping your head above water Vocabulary : students in charge Grammar : finding a balance Teaching culture Trouble-shooters' guide to the classroom part III. Living abroad Adapting to your host culture Afterword : on becoming a professional The goals menu : a starter kit for course planning Culture topics list Books to consider taking with you References.
Success in teaching is largely based on qualities such as diligence, patience, and common sense. Many nonprofessionals possess these qualities in abundance. But learning the craft of language teaching by trial and error can take a long time and involve considerable emotional wear and tear on both volunteer teachers and their students. This book accelerates the process by offering a nontechnical introduction to English teaching, one geared toward the special needs of native English speaking volunteer teachers working outside their home countries.