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Offline Cranberryopah

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Want to buy CELTA books
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:47:06 AM »
HI I just got accepted into CELTA for October (yikes that's close!).
 I need to buy a few books asap. Does anyone have these books to sell and mail asap. Especially the first book.

1.  The Practice of English Language Teaching Jeremy Harmer (Pearson)Longman
2.  Learning Teaching Jim Schrivener (Macmillan)
3.  How to Teach English Jeremy Harmer (Pearson Longman)
4.  English Grammar in Use Raymond Murphy (CUP)
5.  Teaching Tenses Rosemary Aitken (ELB)
6.  Practical English Usage Michael Swan (OUP
7.  About Language Scott Thornbury (CUP)

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Re: Want to buy CELTA books
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 11:41:31 AM »
you could just download the pdfs from the internet

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Re: Want to buy CELTA books
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 12:09:17 PM »
Hello Cranberryopah,

Here are the PDFs of most of the books on that list.  Hope it helps and good luck with the course!

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqUnxYR1DAxygahqgNggXXij5meIkA

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Re: Want to buy CELTA books
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 02:27:46 PM »
Hey! Congrats on getting into the CELTA class!

It's a tough course, but don't psych yourself out with all the reading. If there's one thing you should do, it's brush up on your grammar and international phonetic alphabet skills.
If you do, you'll have a definite advantage and save yourself a lot of stress during the course. They'll teach you the rest as you go!

Good Luck  :smiley:

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Re: Want to buy CELTA books
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 02:59:15 PM »
Hey! Congrats on getting into the CELTA class!

It's a tough course, but don't psych yourself out with all the reading. If there's one thing you should do, it's brush up on your grammar and international phonetic alphabet skills.
If you do, you'll have a definite advantage and save yourself a lot of stress during the course. They'll teach you the rest as you go!

Good Luck  :smiley:
yes, good advice. and i wouldn't even bother touching the books until you need them for references in your assignments.

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Re: Want to buy CELTA books
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 09:46:09 PM »
I did the CELTA, I also went and bought the book

2.  Learning Teaching Jim Schrivener (Macmillan)
I have it here, what a waste of $45 , never needed it.


However we never used any of them, although my CELTA was all in-class stuff for 4 weeks...or was it 2 weeks intensive ?

Anyways, you definitely won't need all those books.

As mentioned by Gepikfail....grammar (tenses, you won't realise how little you know until you actually have to study it) and phonetics

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Re: Want to buy CELTA books
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 08:59:04 PM »
I would recommend picking up or downloading a copy of Teaching English Grammar by Jim Scrivener, very simple andf useful for actually teaching and great for the CELTA.

Grammar for English language Teachers is also good for the language analysis and lesson planning to CELTA level. Beast of a book though, so again, maybe look for a PDF.

I have the above books + The Celta Course Trainee book by Scott Thornbury.

If you wanna check them out and have a look, we can cafe it sometime. I also may have a few select PDFs of use to you if you bring your laptop.