Recommended CELTA books

Recommended CELTA books

Shakespeare School trainers draw from a wide range of materials and resources during the course. By the end, you will have collected a variety of ideas, techniques, activities and methodologies to use in your future teaching pursuits. Our CELTA books section covers what we believe to be a selection of essential tools for this programme. In fact, these are not CELTA books per se, they are actually great books on the subject of learning about teaching English to others that will help the candidates throughout this process. However, there are 4 main books that many trainees find useful during and after the course.

Methodology

These books cover a range of essential theory and methodology. They include practical teaching ideas, example lessons and samples from current teaching materials.

HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH, Jeremy Harmer, Longman UK

LEARNING TEACHING, Jim Scrivener, Macmillan Education

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Grammar

There are many grammar books on the market, but for teachers in their first few years of teaching, these books are really good and solid to help you comprehend those tricky language issues.

PRACTICAL ENGLISH USAGE, Michael Swan, Oxford University Press (considered by many ESL teachers to be ‘the bible’ of ESL grammar books)

A CONCISE GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS, Tony Penston, TP Publications

Do you feel that you still need more than the CELTA books to start your CELTA training? Go over the most frequent questions here.