Teaching English in Africa: A Guide to the Practice of English Language Teaching for Teachers and Trainee Teachers is a practical guide written for primary and secondary school English language teachers working all over the continent. Whether you are teaching English in a school in a small village or a large city, Teaching English in Africa understands the challenges you face and offers practical, proven solutions to help you teach more effectively, including:
• ideas for low-cost, easy-to-make, reusable resources;
• suggestions for effective teaching with large classes;
• example lesson plans that will work in your school;
• a model for child-centred learning developed in Africa;
• over SO activities, games and songs that require only a chalkboard or a little paper;
• reflective and practical tasks to help you improve as a teacher.
Teaching English in Africa is divided into three parts:
Part A— covers key concepts and teaching theory useful to teachers of all subjects
Part B — provides help with early literacy (reading and writing) for primary teachers
Part C — looks at the practical side of English teaching in upper primary and secondary school
Teaching English in Africa is useful both for new and experienced English language teachers who want to improve the quality of their teaching. It is also a useful resource for teacher trainers, head teachers or school inspectors who want to provide support for the English language teachers they work with.
Jason Anderson is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and author of several successful books for English teachers, including Role Plays for Today and Teamwork. He has twenty years of experience both teaching and training primary and secondary school teachers for national ministries of education, UNICEF, the British Council and VSO in Africa, Europe and Asia.