I’ve been asked to explain to some other native speakers the essentials of TEFL. This puzzled me as I’ve studied them far too much. I began to think of the initial basics I’d learned on the CELTA which seemed more like survival skills, then I pondered on various methods and course planning like the MA/DELTA, next about opening up teaching via Dogme. But what should I teach a native who won’t do the CELTA but wants to and can become a TEFL teacher?
1)The standard TEFL lesson format of warmer to Open practice?
2)The 4 skills and how to teach them?
3)Elicitation and drilling?
4)Error correction and reformulation?
5)How to liven up a book?
6)How to plan a full lesson?
7)Tech and using it?
What do you think they really need to know?