Peace Corps - TEFL with Ticos
We made using the Peace Corps - TEFL with Ticos material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.
The Peace Corps - TEFL with Ticos material can be used both as a self-guided course or with the assistance of a qualified English tutor.NOTE: Some of these ebooks are quite large and may take a minute to fully load.
NOTE: To read the file, listen to the audios and use the pronunciation tab on your computer or device you need to have a PDF reader and a modern browser.
If you have the missing audios for this course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make them available to everybody.
This TEFL manual contains 60 lesson plans, 28 review sheets, and dozens of inexpensive and easy-to-create digital resources. The purpose of this manual is to guide Volunteers who want to teach a beginner-level English class or contribute lesson plan ideas as they work with Costa Rican English teachers. There are many things to consider as you begin to lay the groundwork for a successful English course. Here are some of the questions we had to ask ourselves:
- Who are we going to teach? Adults? Kids?
- How many people are we going to teach?
- Where and when will the class take place? During the day or at night?
- Does the facility have tables, chairs, chalkboard, bathrooms, electricity?
- What kind of English class will this be? Tourism? Conversational?
- Why do these students need, or even want, to learn English?
- How will we advertise? A flyer? Word of mouth?
- Do we need to pay to use the facility or the electricity?
- How long will each class be? An hour? Hour and a half?
- How long will the course run? A couple months? Our entire service?
While you look over these lesson plans, review sheets and digital resources, it’s important to keep in mind that these were developed based on our community’s needs. The order in which we taught the lessons was determined by many factors: what our students struggled with, a question in a previous class, or sometimes an upcoming event. The lessons included in this manual and the order in which they are arranged are merely suggestions. We highly encourage you to adapt these lessons to fit your students’ needs.
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