Volunteers -TEFL- The way forward.

You might be wondering what I have been doing since  my last post,  when  I declared the  intention to  enroll on either a  Cambridge or Trinity College EFL course.     After considering the respective course syllabuses, the needs of our volunteers and their students, not to mention the near £1000.00 cost!  I chose neither and signed up to  an  on-line course which so far threatens   ‘death by  English grammar’. If nothing else it will avenge my primary school teachers for my lack of progress with the exercises to be found in in the  ‘The Objective book of English’ almost five decades ago !

However the course, coupled with the ongoing study of  Portugues and years as a primary school teacher  has brought me to the conclusion that we can  best support the  volunteers and their students by preparing a toolbox that includes:

  1. A structure for introducing  vocabulary
  2. A bank of ideas for purposeful interactive activities.
  3. A list of strategies for classroom management.
  4. On-line support during placements

Please  jot any ideas  into  comments and we will make the resources available to you.                                                                                                                                                   The way forward now seems more clear:  the power of research, reflection and blogging.

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  1. Hi Margaret,

    Beth is currently using a book that she finds very useful – I can’t remember the name of it but it is really worth checking out with Beth

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