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Teaching practice or no teaching practice?

People talking about the benefits of teaching practice

In Step 6.2 Monica talked about the CELTA course she took before she started teaching and about the benefits of doing a course which had assessed teaching practice with real learners. Here are some of our CELTA teacher trainees talking about the benefits of teaching practice.

Watch the video and look at this list of the benefits of teaching practice. Which do the CELTA teacher trainees mention?

Benefit of teaching practice
Learn how to step back and let students take control  
Learn how to manage students  
Learn how to teach grammar  
Helps you to step back, analyse and evaluate your teaching  
Learn how to evaluate learners  
Tutor support and feedback helps to develop confidence  
Provides an opportunity to practise using different types of questions  
Learn to reduce teacher talking time and provide wait time so learners can talk  
Learn how to monitor learners when they are working in pairs or groups  
Learn how to listen to learners and check that they understand  
Learn how to make classes dynamic  
Learn how to write on the board  

Check your answers here or in the pdf below.


Look again at the list of benefits the CELTA teacher trainees mention. Which are important for you? Choose two and share them in the comments. Tell us also on why they are important for you.

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