Coursebooks and materials - Worksheets and workcards

 

Next, a couple of issues surrounding the use of worksheets and workcards. Firstly, these types of materials can either be bought or they could be made by yourself. Very often many of the book series that we use will have workcards in their teacher resource book. Worksheets and workcards are very useful because they can act as a prompt to introduce an activity or topic. They can also be used for role plays and one of the things you need to be aware of when making worksheets and workcards yourself is that you need to make them durable. So whenever you create a workcard, if you put it on some hard backing and then put it inside some cellophane or covered plastic just to make them durable then those types of workcards and worksheets can last for years. So examples of worksheets and workcards we may have in our teachers resource book is quite possible that we may have some worksheets actually given inside there and workcards that we can use as activity sheets and things like games. This is an example of snakes and ladders that we can use with our students to create language. So worksheets and workcards are very very useful.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

Vocabulary, grammar and sentences structures are the essential parts of language learning and in this unit it was useful that we were informed about how to select vocabulary, how to introduce grammar and how to teach language functions. These teaching ideas were not stand-alone as they were connected to the previously introduced ESA method .I learned about different methods of studying and how to effectively use them. I learned about the importance of understanding when it is appropriate to utilize each method according to students needs, level of language fluency, and age. I found the list of activities for each stage of ESA to be quite extensive and fun. This was a great unit!