Before buying please drop by http://smartenglishcn.wordpress.com/ or http://andysmart01.tumblr.com/ 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.
TEFL Smart English 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 from your Kindle, laptop or iPad, 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 Smart English DQA you will find 66 two hour lesson plans covered by the following topics:
Part 1: People
3. Feelings and Emotions
4. Personal Appearance
5. Parts of the Body
Part 2: Relationships
8. Romance and Dating
9. Marriage and Divorce
Part 3: House and Home
11. Houses and Apartments
12. Describing Objects
Part 4: Daily Life
14. Clothes and Fashion
15. Banks and Money
16. Giving Directions
17. Numbers and Quantities
Part 5: Food
20. Eating out
Part 6: Health and Fitness
21. Drink and Drugs
23. Common Health Problems and First Aid
24. Health and Fitness
Part 7: Holidays and Leisure
26. Games & Gambling
27. Hobbies and Spare Time Activities
31. Travel and Tourism
Part 8: Education and Work
32. Studying abroad
33. Schools, Teachers and Education
34. Jobs and in the Office
35. Appraisals and Losing your Job
Part 9: Culture
37. Books and Literature
43. The Supernatural
Part 10: Media and Communication
45. Show Biz
47. Computers and the Internet
49. The News
Part 11: The Natural World
50. The Earth
51. The Sea
52. The Air
53. Space and the Planets
54. The Environment
55. The Weather
56. Natural Disasters
57. Animals and Pets
Part 12: Society
60. Social Problems
61. The Law
62. War and Unnatural Disasters
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 Ch
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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.