July 18, 2011

Many trainees ask what they can do in preparation for our TEFL teacher training course. Everything you need to succeed in our program (study materials, pens, paper, etc.) is included and there are absolutely no hidden fees.

For those looking to get a head start in their new career of teaching English as a foreign language, one book that we can highly recommend is Practical English Usage by Michael Swan. This is our “go to” book for all of the difficult grammar questions and it is always kept safely behind our front desk at our training center in Phuket, Thailand.

Michael Swan does an excellent job explaining all of the subtle nuances of the English language for both English and American speakers. Topics such as grammar, vocabulary idioms, style, pronunciation and spelling are all covered in plain English.

There will be many times in your teaching career when you will need to refer to a grammar reference book. We think this is one of the best.

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan
ISBN 978-0-19-442098-3

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