Live Lesson Observations

One of the best things about the CELTA course is that trainees get the opportunity to observe more experienced teachers in action. This morning LTTC’s trainees split up amongst the classes at Lexis English Sunshine Coast to observe the teachers and classes. The trainees saw lessons from Elementary to Upper Intermediate level and a couple…

Teaching Pronunciation

Our trainees worked hard at coming to grips with the phonemic alphabet in their pronunciation session this past weekend. They learned the symbols to represent the sounds of the English language, and how using the script in class can help English learners better understand English pronunciation. The trainees will go on to learn about various…

Teaching Past Tenses

  Lexis TESOL Training Centres’ CELTA trainees got down to some peer teaching of past tenses this weekend at our Sunshine Coast campus. Trainees were given various past structures to analyse and then present to their colleagues. They even got to take advantage of the lovely sunny weather and prepare out on the balcony! The…

CELTA Success

Lorna is a recent CELTA graduate and new employee of Lexis English Sunshine Coast. We asked her to tell us a little bit about her CELTA experience. So Lorna, why did you want to become an English language teacher? I wanted to travel, see the world and be immersed in different cultures. I love meeting…

Getting Students to Speak

Sometimes as teachers, we think we have these wonderful lessons planned and at the end of the class we walk out thinking ‘What just happened?’. The class hasn’t responded in the manner we thought they would and all those great speaking activities we had planned have produced very little speaking. This is a topic I…