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Great Book for TEFL or TESOL Speaking Activities - Irreverent Humor Included!
on March 28, 2017
I'm a big fan of English Teacher X even though he's kind of a jerk. His autobiographical travel writing and sense of humor make it seem like his teaching methods might be BS, but they are actually really solid and (amazingly) line up well with best practices for teaching English to speakers of other languages. I'd highly recommend this book. It took me almost ten years of teaching to come at doing some of these type of exercises, and here they are, laid out very well and paired with his irreverent sense of humor. I sincerely hope these books are always in print. They are the real manuals that we need, the things that we actually learn when we're talking to colleagues in the break room as we rush to the next class. Speaking classes can be elating to teach, or they can be soul-sucking drudgery. Either way, get this book and things will get better for you. Expect a conversational, informal tone suited to the adventurous spirit of most English teachers.