Coursebooks and Materials - Types of Materials


This presentation is going to focus on the use of course books, materials and teaching aids. There are many materials that we can bring to our classroom that will help with the teaching of our lessons and these include, though they're not limited to, things such as the wipe board, similar to the one that we're using here, various types of visual aids, created or bought worksheets, the use of cassettes CDs and DVDs and the use of video and in these classroom materials, we can also include things such as dictionaries and course books, various types of resource books that we'll have a look at and other materials such as photo copiers, computers, OHPs. So what we'd like to do is just to take a general look at some of the issues relating to each of these types of materials.

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.

This Unit gives emphasis on the Past Tense and its structure and usage. Out of the three tenses, the past tense while it varies according to its structure, it is the most easier tense that is easier to pin point what specific structure does the sentence has by just looking at its usage. While it is important to stress out to the learners the difference of the structures, it is also important to take time to expose the learners to different past simple form of words especially the words or verbs that has irregular past simple form.