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The BEBC 'Definitive CELTA Recommended Reading List'

Top Twelve BEBC 'CELTA Recommended Reading List' compiled by CELTA trainers/teachers worldwide:


  1)        Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener


  2)         Grammar for English Language Teachers by Martin Parrot


  3)         Practical English Usage by Michael Swan


  4)        How to Teach English by Jeremy Harmer


  5)        Learner English by Swan/Smith


  6)       The Practice of English Language Teaching  by Jeremy Harmer


  7)        English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy                                   


   8)       Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language by David Riddell                   


   9)       Teaching Practice by Gower/Phillips/Walter


  10)      Ship or Sheep by Ann Baker


 11)       A Concise Grammar for English Language Teachers


  12)       Learning to Teach English

Other titles mentioned:

Teaching Lexically

Tree or Three

Teaching Tenses  

The Developing Teacher

MyGrammarLab Intermediate with Answer Key and MyLab Pack

MyGrammarLab Advanced with Answer key and MyLab Pack

Practical Techniques for Language Teaching  

About Language - Tasks for Teachers of English 

Discover English

An A-Z of English Grammar and Usage

Oxford Learner's Pocket Grammar

Teaching English Grammar: What to Teach and How to Teach it 

How Languages are Learned

Planning Lessons and Courses

How to Teach Grammar

Teaching Tenses 

Concept Questions and Time Lines

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th Edition: 

Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation

Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide

Rules, Patterns and Words: Grammar and Lexis in English Language Teaching

Essential Teacher Knowledge

Developing Reading Skills: A Practical Guide to Reading Comprehension Exercises

Teaching Reading Skills

How to Teach Speaking

How to Teach Writing

Teaching Listening Comprehension 

Classroom Management Techniques

If you are a Teacher trainer, and would like to suggest other CELTA resources for consideration, please email: