'It’s essential reading whether you are simply curious about what is involved in training in ELT, need advice on choosing the right course, have already enrolled and want to make the most of your course, or are a new teacher just starting out. It’s a book I wish I’d had when I was starting out in my ELT career, and that I wish had been available to many of the course participants I have tutored' - Lyn Strutt, ELT author and Chair of the British Council Families Association
Each year, thousands of people all over the world take one of the hundreds of available short pre-service courses that lead to the award of a certificate in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Caroline Brandt's book is an invaluable guide to anyone thinking of enrolling on one of these courses. With a clear and concise structure that follows your general interest in TESOL right through to the intricacies of the course itself, it can be used from initial research stages to final qualifications, and beyond. Brandt's decades of experience in this field across the globe shine through.
-introducing English Language Teaching
-knowing your certificate course
Throughout the book there are snapshots of students' experiences in their own words, and summaries of key points for you to take with you - whether into the next stage of learning or the next day's teaching. The chapters are stand alone resources as well as the building blocks to becoming a fully-qualified English Language teacher.
The book is supported by a companion website, which provides quizzes to test understanding of each chapter, lesson plan proformas, a full glossary and annotated website links.