Giving Instructions: The Golden Rules for CELTA Trainees

We’ve just started a new CELTA course in Munich so instruction-giving is very much on my mind! This is something trainees should try to get sorted out asap but do sometimes struggle with, especially when teaching lower levels. So here are my “golden rules”.

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Classroom Management – Part 2

For lessons to be successful, your classroom management is of paramount importance. You may have the best planned lesson ever but if your classroom isn’t set up well and your instructions don’t work then the lesson will fail.

In this post I will talk about giving instructions.  For classroom layout and interaction patterns please read part 1.

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Classroom Management – Part 1

For lessons to be successful, your classroom management is of paramount importance. You may have the best planned lesson ever but if your classroom isn’t set up well and your instructions don’t work then the lesson will fail.

What is involved in Classroom Management?

  • classroom layout
  • student/teacher interaction
  • setting up activities including giving and checking instructions
  • feedback on activities
  • use of technical aids

In this post I will talk about setting up the classroom and consider a variety of interaction patterns.  For instruction giving, see part 2.

Classroom Layout & Interaction Patterns

Where should the students and teacher be seated?  Should there be desks or not?   What (if any) equipment is required for the lesson?

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