In her latest guest post, Nicky Salmon talks about how to write effective lesson plans on the CELTA/Trinity TESOL course.
What is a lesson plan?
On a CELTA/Trinity TESOL course a plan is made up of:
1.The procedure. This is what I will be referring to in this post. (See the example below, kindly included here with permission of Action English Language Training in Leeds.)
2.An analysis of any language –grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation features- that may be included in the lesson.
Why do I need to write one?
When you are doing a CELTA or Trinity TESOL course, you will need to write lesson plans. Actually, the lesson plans are an important part of your assessment and you will need to file them in a portfolio together with feedback from your tutors.
In this great guest post, Nicky Salmon offers some really useful tips for how to get into English language teaching. Nicky is a CELTA trainer, and will be happy to answer any of your questions or comments on this post.
The big decisions.
You have decided that you’d like to teach English to speakers of other languages. Possibly you would like to travel and teach in other countries. What next?
Step 1. Choose a course.
If you don’t already have a teaching qualification, don’t worry. There are a number of excellent Pre-Service teaching qualifications to choose from. You need a minimum of two A2 level passes or equivalent.
Choose from well-known and well-established providers.
Cambridge and Trinity College London are the most well-known, the best and the most popular. Have a long look at their web sites and read about the courses, the content and any reviews.