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Success on your Certificate Course in English Language Teaching

Success on your Certificate Course in English Language Teaching
A guide to becoming a teacher in ELT/TESOL

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July 2006 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 in 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.

Chapters include:
  • Introducing English Language Teaching
  • Becoming qualified
  • Knowing your certificate course
  • Getting started
  • Learning
  • Teaching
  • Working together
  • Succeeding
  • Being qualified
  • An ELT/TESOL Toolkit

Throughout the book there are snapshots of student's experiences in their own words, and summaries of key points to take with you - into the next stage of learning or the next day's teaching. The chapters are stand alone entities as well as the building blocks to becoming a fully-qualified English Language teacher.

Dr. Caroline Brandt has worked across the globe teaching ELT and has over two decades of experience. She currently teaches in Brunei and resides in Switzerland, on Lake Geneva.

Setting the Scene
Introducing English Language Teaching
Becoming Qualified
Knowing Your Certificate Course
Getting Started
Working Together
Being Qualified

`Extremely comprehensive and well written in terms of style – accessible to the reader, but intelligent and expressing some fairly subtle concepts. Would that more ELT practitioners could do the same!... Certainly a good read for those thinking about and also those engaged in initial training – or even post initial training stage' - Jenny Pugsley, Head of TESOL, Trinity College London

'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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Setting the Scene (156KB)

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