One Stop English have started a course for absolute beginners. See here.
Some nice stuff here that can be adapted for EFL teachers.
Loads of excellent resources and links here. Click to see them.
On the left is the first activity in the TEFL book "Beginners". Look at the first instruction and try to imagine doing this without using the students' L1. I can only imagine this activity going down like a lead balloon.
So, under this category I intend to give a few activities that can genuinely be used with very low level students and don't require you (or them) using their L1.
Note: this book is published by OUP, and it doesn't state that it's intended for non-L1-using teachers. NRA means Non-Roman-Alphabet.
It's not necessary to agree with everything that Ken Robinson says in order to appreciate this video and his talks generally. If nothing else, this video demonstrates the extent to which education can revolve around standardised testing, and I feel it especially does so in Hong Kong. Food for thought.
Bill Roger's approach to behaviour management consists of a few (deceptively) simple components:
The difficulty for NETs is achieving many of these things in a student's second language (if, indeed, they speak English at all). For settling a class, perhaps a series of flashcards depicting the behaviour that the teacher wishes to direct which can be turned over as each one is achieved. That said, clear language and non-verbal cues are the mainstay of the NET experience!
The Guardian Teacher Network
Bill Rogers Videos from Osirus Educational