Communicative Approach IELTSI would like to share a further idea on teaching IELTS or other exam preparation courses using the Communicative Approach. I have been teaching English in Vietnam and have also designed courses, syllabi for IELTS courses here in Ho Chi Minh City. In this article, I will focus on teaching reading skills.

-Larry completed OnTESOL’s 250-hour TESOL Diploma in 2014-

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Teaching IELTSI would like to write a follow-up to Greg’s article on using the Communicative Approach for teaching an IELTS preparation course.   In his article, you can see some of the rationale for including communicative techniques in exam preparation classes, as well as an example for using communicative techniques for Writing Task 1. I taught IELTS preparation courses in Vietnam, and I would like to give you two examples of how communicative techniques can be implemented when teaching Writing Task 2.

-About the author: Larry completed OnTESOL’s 250-hour TESOL Diploma  and he has more than 5 years of experience teaching English in Vietnam

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Why I Chose to Teach English in Vietnam

By Andrew McGuiness – Teaching English in Vietnam with a 100-hour TESOL Certificate

Teaching English in Vietnam with an OnTESOL TESOL certificateMost people take up teaching English as a way of supporting themselves while they live in a foreign country, and I was no exception. I had finished my PhD thesis and passed the viva and now I had to make some corrections to it – which mainly meant reading three or four books and vamping up the literature review. In Australia, I was working as an underpaid furniture removalist and couldn’t find time to work on my thesis corrections. I expected (and still do) to get a research position, but I knew that the lead time on applications meant it would be nine to 12 months before I was able to take one up. My wife and I were interested in Asia (where it’s possible for a new ESL teacher to get work) and we wanted to give our child the experience of living in a different culture while still young. We decided on Vietnam.

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