Article A Primer for teaching English to speakers of other languages


When Richard Flynn of Using English approached me to write lesson plans for the site, the idea of putting together a primer sprung to mind.

The lesson plans acted as a spark, a catalyst, and a frame of reference for the primer. I found that I also wanted to share my teaching experiences and resources with others who might find the material useful.

The primer aims to provide a glimpse of the ins and outs of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It has many objectives which include to provide tips and suggestions to newcomers to the field of teaching English; to help others build on and improve their teaching skills and practice; and to give prospective English teachers to speakers of other languages a hands up.

The primer contains sections on teaching, managing the classroom, a guide to lesson planning, a piece on attitude, and coping with your experiences abroad. There are examples of lesson plans, and many articles ranging from realia to warm-up activities to EFL and Confucius. There's a selection of handouts that can be adapted for personal use, a section on useful resources, and many examples of useful classroom gestures.

The tragic event of the Tsunami that hit Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004 has left an indelible impact on our collective consciousness. It left its impact on me. Therefore, proceeds from the sale of the E-book will be donated to development and relief agencies working in the affected areas of Southeast Asia. In addition, the primer has been priced at an affordable price to make it accessible to the many.

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I would like to know how I can get the e-book, Primer for teachhing English to speakers of foreign languages?

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