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Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom

Price: £28.95
Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom is a textbook full of lesson ideas, exercises and tips for teaching English as a foreign language to teenage students. 
Author(s): Chris Roland

This is a book packed full of lesson ideas, exercises and tips for teaching English to teenage students. This book goes much further than simply telling you what to do and how to do it. It looks at the why. It explains the deeper rationale for decisions we might make, as well as exploring the underlying principles and factors that can make or break a lesson.


Each chapter follows the same pattern:

  • The first part begins with a Discussion of a certain facet of teaching teens. It will identify key issues and uncover conflicting factors that may get us into a difficult situation in the classroom.
  • In the second part, Practical applications, the discussion will take a more practical turn and will outline some classroom applications and techniques.
  • Each chapter will then end with three summary sections: The Questions for reflection, The Things to try and Things to share.


Some of the content features:

·         Planning lessons with teenagers

·         Getting them talking

·         Techniques for teaching low-level teens

·         Control of the class

·         Classroom management strategies


This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone and everyone who has the job of teaching English to teenagers as well as for teacher trainers.


ISBN: 9781912755004
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication: 28 August 2018

About the author
1. A closer look at classes, teachers and students
2. Planning lessons with teenagers
3. Classroom micromechanics
4. Task design and instructions
5. Group dynamics and order
6. Affect: speaking positively to our students with care
7. Logistical questions: homework, L1 and seating
8. Tidy learning, messy learning and simple clutter
9. Autonomy and student-fronted classes
10. Teenagers and technology
11. Differentiation
12. Repetition, assimilation, memorisation
13. Remembering irregular verbs
14. Movement and space
15. Getting them talking
16. Listening and reading
17. Grammar and writing
18. Using video clips in the classroom
19. Personalisation
20. Testing, exams and report writing
21. Techniques for teaching low-level teens
22. Awareness and reasoning with teenagers
23. Control of the class
24. Classroom management strategies
Why teach teens?