eslHQ Home
User Name Password
Lost Password? | Join eslHQ.com, it's FREE!
View today's posts
Search Extras Help   

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 15th, 2008, 07:11 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jul 12th, 2008
Posts: 5
LisaValencia is on a distinguished road
Default Looking for teacher's textbooks

Can anyone recommend a textbook to be used for the beginner level?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 21st, 2008, 11:30 am
HUE HUE is offline
mind like a sieve
 
Join Date: Nov 15th, 2006
Posts: 302
HUE is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

I particularly like the Headway series by Oxford. The material works very well, is flexible, yet doesn't jump around from chapter to chapter - something other textbooks have a tendency to do.

A lot of people like Side by Side, too. However, I have a problem with the dialogues and drilling exercises which practice for the sake of practice. They don't feel so real or readily applicable.

Can I ask which nationality of students you'll teach? There are a couple of books which have been written for a specific nationality, or which just work better with native Spanish speakers, or Japanese speakers, etc.

Good luck.
__________________
Chris Cotter
Better Language Teaching resource ebook.
Free flashcards at The Flashcard Hub.
Just print and teach materials at Heads Up English.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 21st, 2008, 10:44 pm
eslHQ superstar!
 
Join Date: Mar 27th, 2005
Location: Japan
Posts: 1,693
mesmark is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

I like Headway as well, but I use Interchange by CUP. It's nicely structure and the layout is clean and easy to look at. Headway seems a little cluttered at times but I think it just takes getting used to.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 22nd, 2008, 03:18 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jul 20th, 2008
Posts: 29
rabble is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

I like Interchange third edition. New interchange has been updated. It starts at absolute beginners to advanced.
They have so much backup material apart from just the students book.
Worth checking out
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 23rd, 2008, 12:12 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jul 12th, 2008
Posts: 5
LisaValencia is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

Thank you all for your suggestions. I looked them up online. Headway can give me ideas for teaching. Seems like a good site. Interchange may be what I am really looking for but I was unable to actually find out what is inside the books. On Amazon I was able to look inside a student's workbook but not the teacher's edition. I want something with daily lesson plans for teachers and handouts to go with them. I am looking for a basic beginner structure that I can use as a guide and modify as I choose. Can you tell me if the teacher's edition of Interchange has this?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 23rd, 2008, 01:53 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jul 20th, 2008
Posts: 29
rabble is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

Hi eslHQ,
Yes, the teachers book is great with lots of additional activities that you can photo copy. Games, topic questions and so on.
You can buy the vcd and it also has an activity book to go with it.
There is a workbook as well.
The teachers book is well structured and tells you how to teach the material.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 23rd, 2008, 07:02 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jul 12th, 2008
Posts: 5
LisaValencia is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

Thank you so much! I'll check it out.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 23rd, 2008, 07:23 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jul 12th, 2008
Posts: 5
LisaValencia is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Looking for teacher's textbooks

I found this on Amazon. Would this be what I need? They also had a resource book but I would think that this one would be the one with the lesson plans.
Interchange Teacher's Edition 1 (Interchange Third Edition)

Also, will I need to buy the student's book, too? I am not able to buy workbooks to give to each student, I was hoping to find things I could photocopy in the teacher's book and just have them take notes and give handouts.

I am not teaching at a school, I am doing it on my own in Costa Rica and the pay is very low.

I am in the States now, almost finished with an online TEFL course and preparing to go back to Costa Rica in a month. I taught there for three months with no educational background. I am now attempting to better prepare myself to teach again. Any advise would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads Replies
Japanese Textbooks 0
Seeking quality textbooks 5
EFL Textbooks for the PRC? Help?? 1
Textbooks for teaching flight attendants 5

Find the Best TEFL, TESL, TESOL & CELTA Certification Courses - User Submitted Ratings & Reviews for Online, Distance & Abroad TEFL Courses. Over 3,500 reviews of 100+ TEFL schools!

Teach English in Thailand - Onsite and Combined TEFL certification courses in Phuket, Thailand.


Free ESL Flashcards


Similar Threads Replies
Japanese Textbooks 0
Seeking quality textbooks 5
EFL Textbooks for the PRC? Help?? 1
Textbooks for teaching flight attendants 5


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 pm.

All materials from this website are for classroom-use only. Digital redistribution of materials, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2