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Teachers Books

Angela M. Shella (100221404969)

Desti A. R. (100221404947)

Teachers Role


Different learning styles


Different teaching styles

One teacher may be extrovert and amusing, another may be quiet and sympathetic, a third may be highly organized and disciplined [] Books can give plans, but they can never show you how to relate to a number of individuals in a particular place on a particular day. (Grapevine Teachers Book 1)

Coursebook is to aid students and teachers in numerous ways, but not to dictate a rigid predetermined method by which language shall be taught and learned.

Teacher can develop the materials in the coursebook because teachers is the one who completely know the class situation and condition.


Students feedback


Macro Decisions

Micro Decisions

The prerogative lies with the teacher should not hesitate to make the necessary decisions if they seem appropriate from choosing the whole course to omitting certain exercises to adapting a communicative activity

Page 109-110.

Main role of the teacher

A guide or a facilitator

A monitor

Guiding learning through the learning process

Monitoring student progress correcting errors

Supported by the coursebook

The Teachers book for Formula One(White and Williams 1989) expands on this role:

The teachers role is to act as a presenter or material, manager of learning resources and activities, and informant for the students. The teacher will:

Provide warm-up introductory activities to lead into the lesson; Present the new material; Provide explanations where needed; Direct students performances; Monitor student performance; Correct or explain where necessary; Encourage personalized application of the language; Suggest further practice material from revision sections and the Workbook.

Teachers book for Campus English (Forman et al 1990), a coursebook specializing in English for Academic Purposes. It is expected that the teachers role will be that or monitor and facilitator rather than director. The aim I to promote learner independence from the teacher and students should be encouraged to work intervention by the teacher [] The teachers task is to facilitate the process by which students arrive at an answer.

The monitor and guide model is the commonest, yet in general coursebooks and identifies perhaps the two crucial roles that coursebooks cannot fulfil themselves.

Checklist on the teachers role

Page 111.

Teachers Books

What is Teacher book?


book is one included in the whole materials package. This book can exert a considerable influence on how the course is taught.

The function

Setting out the guiding principle of the course Stating the aims and objectives of the course Describing the basis for the selection and grading of the language content Explaining the rationale for the method that is used Giving an overview of the course and the parts of the course. Providing practical guidance of how to use the material Giving linguistic information that is necessary Providing background cultural information Promoting better understanding of the principles and practice of language-teaching in general, and helping to develop teaching skill.

Starting Up
Some teacher book start with: Give description of the make-up of the course Give notes about content using per unit. Some others: Informing the course Discuss the needs of learners and teachers.

A good teachers book consists of:

guidelines -> Teachers book should give a guidance what to do and how to do the planning and teaching lessons. Detailed plans -> The teachers book should give detailed plan to teach each unit. Detail of predictable problems -> it should give details of predictable problems that learners may encounter Answer key.

Some teacher books provide a very detail lesson plans, specify every activity and the language that should be used in class. Others simply provide a small number of sample lesson plans that cover different kinds of activity in the course book.

A good example of straightforward but sufficiently detailed explanation of the meaning of a grammar item can be found in connection with the present perfect in Bridge Plus One Teachers Manual (Molteno Project 1987), a course for primary English in South Africa:
The perfect tense of verb means an action which was done at a time before writing or speaking the sentence in which it stands, and the results of the action are still effective (present) at the time of writing or speaking.

-> the strange of such an explanation lies in its simplicity, clarity and intelligibility.

Teachers books can also offer regular tests which can be used to give the feedback to the students of their progress and also give information of which areas of language need to be revised and have yet to be consolidated to the teacher.

Major factor in success in language learning: Learner motivation. -> teachers books can help by:

- providing advise on including variety of activity in lessons - Using topics of real interest to the learners - Adapting or extending course book exercises that match the learners level and ability - Being prepared to make quick changes of plan.

A good teachers books need to have some extra contingency(ALTERNATIVE) activities for each unit, which teachers can draw on if necessary, from a valuable addition to the contents of a teachers book. They can save a lesson that is losing momentum as well as providing teachers with a welcome additional sense of security.

Checklist for teachers book

See the book on page 123