Jeremy Harmer's How to Teach English is one of the most popular English teaching textbooks in the world. It is used by many teacher training courses as the textbook.
It is the best introductory texbook for learning to teach English. It has all the basics like methodology, classroom management, and lesson planning. It also contains specific sections on each English skill:
- Teaching the Language System
- Teaching Reading
- Teaching Writing
- Teaching Speaking
- Teaching Listening
The book is written as a textbook, so there are many headings, diagrams, charts, and lists.
The book is best know for its ESA approach to lesson planning, which is still one of the clearest and most useful methods to creating a good ESL lesson.
The text also has a great section in the back called the Task File. This is where you can find activities and exercises to complete, most of which can be directly use dint he classroom.
The DVD is also a welcome addition, and it shows teachers in the class.
Jeremy Harmer is one of the most well-known and influential ESL professionals ion the world. He has written a number of books. For more information on Harmer, check out his blog: Jeremy Harmer's Blog.
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