Peace Corps - TEFL Course
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Since 1961, thousands of Volunteers have joined the Peace Corps to promote global-understanding and cooperation through education. Most Peace Corps Volunteers are willing to-work under difficult conditions. They expect limited resources and ill-equipped classrooms. But-few Volunteers are prepared to deal with these serious constraints and large classes of-secondary school students with varying skill levels.-This teacher reference book has been written with an eye to the difficult teaching environments-that challenge you as a Volunteer. Produced by a team of TEFL teacher trainers, most with-Peace Corps experience, this manual provides practical strategies for coping with huge classes, outdated textbooks, irrelevant curricula, and no duplication equipment. The collection of TEFL teaching suggestions, lessons, and activities in these chapters will give-you an opportunity to learn from the experiences (and mistakes) of others.
The ideas we have-collected in these chapters offer:
- current approaches to large, multilevel classes
- helpful management tips collected from experienced teachers
- suggestions to help you assess student needs, appreciate their preferences, and design
- lessons to meet a variety of learning styles
- information about planning and implementing a content-based, thematic curriculum that is
- relevant to the school and community setting
- descriptions and samples of whole class, paired, small group, and individual study activities
- information about ways to assess language skill
- Listings of recommended resources and sources of support
English is an Indo-European language, and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. Most closely related to English are the Frisian languages, and English and Frisian form the Anglo-Frisian subgroup within West Germanic. Old Saxon and its descendent Low German languages are also closely related, and sometimes Low German, English, and Frisian are grouped together as the Ingvaeonic or North Sea Germanic languages. Modern English descends from Middle English, which in turn descends from Old English. Particular dialects of Old and Middle English also developed into a number of other English (Anglic) languages, including Scots and the extinct Fingallian and Forth and Bargy (Yola) dialects of Ireland. English is classified as a Germanic language because it shares new language features (different from other Indo-European languages) with other Germanic languages such as Dutch, German, and Swedish. These shared innovations show that the languages have descended from a single common ancestor, which linguists call Proto-Germanic. Some shared features of Germanic languages are the use of modal verbs, the division of verbs into strong and weak classes, and the sound changes affecting Proto-Indo-European consonants, known as Grimm's and Verner's laws. Through Grimm's law, the word for foot begins with /f/ in Germanic languages, but its cognates in other Indo-European languages begin with /p/. English is classified as an Anglo-Frisian language because Frisian and English share other features, such as the palatalisation of consonants that were velar consonants in Proto-Germanic.
English is spoken in: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
English is also called: Inglés, Anglais, Inglese, Inglês, Ingilizce, Anglicus