Kick-Ass Lesson Plans: TEFL Discussion Questions & Activities - China: Teacher's Book - Part 1

Kick-Ass Lesson Plans: TEFL Discussion Questions & Activities - China: Teacher's Book - Part 1

by Andy Smart


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This is the paperback version of Smart English - TEFL Discussion Questions & Activities (Kindle)

Before making a purchase please drop by or and have a look at the sample material provided.

Also note that there is a free book of PDF printables available when you buy it. This can be obtained by using the code and e-mail address in Chapter 5.

Kick-Ass Lesson Plans TEFL Discussion Questions & Activities China is a complete set of lesson plans giving 80% student talk time, while delivering great classes with a sense of humour that your students will love. You can simply march into class and use the material directly, with the only prep work needed being to read up for half an hour the night before. Material is specific to the PRC from Andy Smart's extensive role delivering spoken English classes across the country.

With Kick-Ass DQA Part 1 you will find 20 two hour lesson plans covered by the following topics:

Part 1: People

1. Age

2. Personality

3. Feelings and Emotions

4. Personal Appearance

5. Parts of the Body

Part 2: Relationships

6. Family

7. Friends

8. Romance and Dating

9. Marriage and Divorce

10. Parties

Part 3: House and Home

11. Houses and Apartments

12. Describing Objects

Part 4: Daily Life

13. Shopping

14. Clothes and Fashion

15. Banks and Money

16. Giving Directions

17. Numbers and Quantities

Part 5: Food

18. Food

19. Cooking

20. Eating out

Each topic contains the lesson plan, teacher's notes, additional questions & activities plus printable material such as flash cards for role-play.

Also find information for new teachers:
• Office Management: Useful information on how to deal with Chinese management systems in English language centres
• Students: Advice on how to help your class achieve the best results in their spoken English.
• The Teacher: Identifying the ideal goals for you as a teacher and how to maintain a professional approach.
• Classroom Management: Handy tips on how organise to your classroom efficiently, maximizing the degree of learning by your students.
• About the Lesson Plans: A step by step guide on how to run through each topic
• During Class: A few tips on how to bring extra energy and life into your classes

Smart English DQA China can be used by the following teachers:
• Already established teachers who need to bring new ideas and approaches to their existing lesson plans.
• New teachers who haven't taught in China before.
• Foreign students who travel to China for their further education. Many are preoccupied with college study rather than seriously planning as an English teacher. In this respect these ready-made lesson plans are ideal.
• IELTS and TOEFL teachers who have to teach spoken English classes.
• Backpackers who are travelling through China and invited to teach English on a temporary basis. For the tourist who is unable to prepare for a class from their hotel room these lesson plans will be extremely useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992691257
Publisher: Andy Smart
Publication date: 04/25/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

About the Author

Born in the UK, Andy Smart has been a qualified teacher since obtaining his PGCE at the University of Brighton in 1990 and involved in education ever since. In England he taught at secondary school level for many years and was also strongly connected to work with SEN students including those with severe learning difficulties. This focused on integrating them into mainstream classroom activities in order to achieve their GCSE's and 'A' levels. Later, this commitment led to the establishment of a new day centre and an accompanying curriculum for people with autism. Moving to management in further education, his primary role was in finding placements to meet SEN students' individual requirements as well as setting up and running various outreach projects.

From there Andy's involvement shifted to supporting EBD students who had been excluded from school. His work aimed at guiding young people back onto a pathway, safe from the negative influences of modern society. During this period, his team successfully created a specialised centre for their students' education, fostering the skills needed to survive in the outside world.

In 2005 Andy relocated to China where he began teaching English to adults in the city of Guilin, Guanxi Autonomous Region. From there he moved to South Korea working in Seoul, teaching young people at academies and also giving private tuition to teenagers in their homes. Returning to China in 2007 he started work in Beijing creating a strong network throughout the city. Since then he has been primarily involved in teaching his spoken English lessons, delivering lectures and training.

In many ways this book is a culmination of years of practice in the classroom. Drawing from a diverse background in education and extensive practice during his time in Asia, Andy has been able to develop a successful learning package aimed at people who want to improve their oral English skills. This is a strong and effective system that promotes fluency, confidence and accuracy, building a platform where the learner comes away with a high level of self-achievement. Students therefore start to perceive English in a different manner, instead regarding it as a natural part of their daily life rather than a separate entity that is an ongoing struggle.

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