Spainwise Trinity CertTESOL Reading List

Trinity CertTESOL Teacher Trainees need to read extensively before, during and after the Training Course. We’ve broken the suggested reading down into five categories:

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to teach but there are many different ways. Most teachers develop an eclectic approach based on training and experience. If you are to develop your own teaching method, you’ll need to know about the different ways that have been explored to date. More …

Initially, a trainee’s knowledge of grammar may range from non-existent to quite good. However, trainees will need to learn more about grammar in order to become qualified teachers and to be capable of helping their students. Learning more about grammar starts on the pre-course assignment, continues throughout the course and, indeed, goes on for the rest of a teacher’s career. More …

Many learners of a second language feel that a lack of vocabulary is a major obstacle when they try to express themselves.  Knowing what vocabulary to teach at each level will be necessary for trainees if they are to be able to respond effectively to students’ vocabulary needs. More …

Even if a speaker of English as a second language knows the required grammatical structures for each situation and has a wide range of vocabulary, pronunciation can still be an obstacle to being understood. Teachers ignore pronunciation at their (and their students’) peril! More …

Trainees and teachers need to be able to access a well-stocked armoury of material so that they can include a variety of stimulating and motivating activities for their students in their lesson plans. More …