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 simulated teaching helps the trainees to gain further experience in standing in front of a class and presenting and clarifying language in a way that is accessible to learners. They used pictures and situational presentations to convey meaning, and time lines and concept checking questions to help clarify the target language.
Now at the half-way point of the course, the trainee teachers are teaching more complex and varied lessons and taking more responsibility for their own development. Great work guys!