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Individual indexes to the areas are available from the link on the left.

Guides and materials linked from this page are intended for people with some solid English language teaching experience although less experienced teachers may find them useful if they need a little more depth of analysis.
The initial plus index, linked on the left, is for people with less experience or those embarking on an initial training course. More experienced teachers may find guides in that section useful revision.
Guides marked IP are to simple areas in the initial-plus section.
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There is set of guides specifically aimed at people taking a Cambridge Assessment English Delta course, linked below.
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Background Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives Chomsky: TGG, LAD and UG first and second language acquisition
history and development of ELT how learning happens humanism in ELT
language evolution language interference and facilitation language, thought and culture
learning styles and culture methodology refined and unpacked motivation
mythologies in ELT research in the classroom roots of English
syllabus design teacher-induced error testing, assessment and evaluation
theories of second-language acquisition types of languages understanding error
varieties of English zone of proximal development comparing languages (mini-course)
Discourse backchannelling cohesion communicative strategies and tactics
context IP conjunction (overview) conjuncts
coordination deixis disjuncts
genre and theme-rheme structures indefinite and impersonal pronouns paragraph structure
personal pronouns IP pro-forms pronouns: brief overview
shell nouns sociolinguistics speaking and adjacency pairs
spoken discourse style and register suasion
substitution and ellipsis subordination tense and genre
theme and rheme turn-taking  
Functions expressing apology expressing cause and effect expressing emotional states
expressing liking and disliking expressing obligation and permission expressing opinion
expressing (un)certainty functional grammar (introduction) gender marking
hedging (EAP) modality index mood
pragmatics relating experiences responding to suasion
semantics requestives speaking and adjacency pairs
turn-taking suasion and hortation
Lexis word class map adverbs adverbial intensifiers
adjectives circumstances classifiers, partitives and group nouns
ambiguity cognates and false friends colligation
collocation comparison compounding
determiner gender gradability
gradience: categorical indeterminacy idiomaticity intensifying adjectives
lexical relationships lexicogrammar markedness
modification overview morphology multi-word verbs
nominalisation nouns partitives and classifiers
polysemy and homonymy pre- and post-determiners prepositions of place
prepositions of time prepositional phrases prepositions with other meanings
indefinite and impersonal pronouns pronouns: brief overview reporting verbs
reporting verbs in EAP semantics shell nouns
so and such spelling in English synonymy
will and would testing vocabulary word and phrase class
word class and syntax word formation the word order map
Methodology What is methodology? methodology refined and unpacked some alternative methodologies
authenticity communicative language teaching content and language integrated learning
a genre approach humanism in ELT input and intake
Krashen and the natural approach the lexical approach post-method methodology
mythologies in ELT research in the classroom second-language acquisition theories
syllabus design task-based learning and teaching using translation
Modality the modality map types of modality test yourself on modality
central modal auxiliary verbs deontic and alethic modality dynamic modality
epistemic modality expressing (un)certainty expressing obligation
modal adjectives, adverbs and nouns modality in Business English modality in EAP
modality: tense and aspect mood multiple modalities
semi- and marginal modal auxiliary verbs suasion subjunctive
will and would
Pronunciation the overview of pronunciation connected speech consonants
intonation minimal pairs (PDF) minimal pairs transcription test
sentence stress syllables and phonotactics teach yourself transcription
teaching pronunciation IP teaching troublesome sounds verb and noun inflexions IP
vowels word stress identifying word-stress IP
(common to in-service and initial sections)
teaching language skills teaching listening skills understanding listening skills
understanding reading skills teaching reading skills understanding speaking skills
teaching speaking skills understanding writing skills teaching writing skills
(more detailed)
assessing listening skills assessing reading skills assessing speaking skills
assessing writing skills teaching reading skills teaching writing skills
backchannelling communicative strategies and tactics for and against essays
inferencing: top-down, bottom-up paragraph structure speaking and adjacency pairs
turn-taking Study skills for a Delta course
Syntax Introduction to syntax essential sentence grammar (IP) adverbials: adjuncts, disjuncts and conjuncts
ambiguity the article system assertion and non-assertion
case and the genitive catenative verbs clausal coordination and subordination
clause structure clauses of condition and concession clausal coordination only
clausal subordination only cleft sentences colligation
collocation complex sentences comparison
concord conjunction conjuncts
constituents of phrases and clauses disjuncts or sentence adverbials existential there and it
fronting functional grammar (introduction) genitive
idiomaticity indirect or embedded questions indirect / reported speech
interrogatives lexicogrammar markedness
modification overview negation nominalisation
nominal clauses and phrases noun modification: overview noun post-modification
noun pre-modification the passive phrase structure
place adjuncts postponement and extrapositioning prepositional phrases
punctuation relative adverb clauses relative pronoun clauses
reported / indirect speech so and such shell nouns
tenses in dependent clauses theme and rheme time adjuncts
verb types and clause structures verbal processes will and would
word class and syntax word order the word order index
Teaching activity types IP Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives context IP
correcting learners IP error feedback on learner production
feedback on / from tasks IP genre approach grammar teaching theory IP
inferencing input and intake language interference and facilitation
lesson planning IP monitoring mythologies in ELT
needs analyses noticing online teaching
questioning IP research in the classroom scaffolding
syllabus design task types IP teacher-induced error
teacher roles IP teacher talk IP teaching Business English
teaching the article system teaching causatives teaching four basic future forms
teaching lexis teaching modal auxiliary verbs teaching multi-word verbs
teaching one-to-one teaching the passive teaching language skills IP
teaching tense and aspect teaching troublesome sounds teaching word formation
time lines IP timeline samples using translation
unlocking learning (Delta section) using visualisations zone of proximal development
Materials how authentic is authentic? course-book evaluation do-it-yourself materials
ten types of resources a lesson on language typing
Testing and assessment Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives testing, assessment and evaluation testing grammar
testing listening testing reading testing speaking
testing vocabulary testing writing testing for Delta Module Three
testing terminology    
Verbs and tenses the tenses index guides to time, tense and aspect verb types and clause structures
aspect catenative verbs causatives
complex tense forms concord copular verbs and complements
experiential meaning finite vs. non-finite verbs future in the past
infinitive interrogatives lexicogrammar
mood modality map modality: tense and aspect
multi-word verbs negation participants
the passive voice stative and dynamic uses IP tense and genre
tense in dependent clauses timeline samples verbal processes
Business English Business English overview modality in Business English the passive in Business English
giving presentations shell nouns
English for Academic Purposes content and language integrated learning expressing cause and effect for and against discussion essays
hedging and modality in EAP listening and note-making skills for EAP nominalisation
reporting verbs in EAP shell nouns speaking skills for EAP
writing: understanding generic structure the skills index Delta writing style guide
study skills for a Delta course
Other places glossaries and tests grammar references skills references
mythologies in ELT function word lists the expert teacher
The A-Z Index Search the site The Bridge
For teacher trainers becoming a teacher trainer Delta
the teacher training index the TKT course the CELTA section
initial training plus about language courses on the site


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