CELTA lesson plans – back to front planning

A great post to make lesson planning for your course less onerous!!!

We tell our students that starting from what you know helps you deal with the unknown.

Alexander makes a case for doing exactly the same as a CELTA trainee.

We hope this will help you.


The Cambridge CELTA Blog

Your tutor has just given you the materials you will be using for your next assessed lesson along with some notes.

Usually, it will be a section of a coursebook unit along with some suggestions.

How do you start preparing? How can you be sure that you won’t be wasting countless hours over a plan which will work AND get good comments?

How do most CELTA trainees approach this task?

A less effective approach to planning lessons:

The least effective approach  would be to look at the coursebook first and then start thinking how to plan a lesson around it.

With experience and training, this is what you will probably be doing in your daily classroom practice. But while on the CELTA course, while  you are finding your feet, so to speak, it’s best to avoid starting from the material which might, in fact, confuse you.

So, what do you include in your…

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