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  • At one time, in my role as a Speech Pathologist, I taught Foreign Accent Reduction. In assessing and treating individuals with a foreign accent I soon came to realize that the “culprit” interfering with communication was not so much the foreign accent (unless it was phenomenally strong) but rather the limited and poor grammar and vocabulary demonstrated. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Fay B. Presentation skills Over the past several years, in the acute care medical setting within which I work, this belief has been reinforced. Customer satisfaction surveys returne...

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  • Grammar is the whole system of language. It includes a set of rules known as syntax. Occasionally when working on the computer you may get a message “Error Syntax; code 141” this means you have typed into the computer something that did not fit into the rules. This is not allowed and the computer will reject it and force you to obey the rules. When speaking English we have no restrictions on the structure or form and no computer monitoring us to stop us from speaking incorrectly. We can say anything anyway we choose, well-spoken or poorly spoken. There are some common words which are freque...

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  • This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Monika B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. There are two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic Extrinsic motivation is a push that comes from outside of a person. When people want to gain a reward (good grades) or avoid punishment, they are usually extrinsically motivated. Intrinsic motivation is a push that comes from inside a person. When people enjoy doing a certain activity they are intrinsically motivated. At times, when a person has an intrinsic motivation, r...

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  • According to the Collins online dictionary, grammar is defined as “the ways that words can be put together in order to make sentences.” The Oxford learner’s dictionary defines grammar as “a person’s knowledge and use of a language”. If those two definitions were to be combined we could define grammar as the way we utilize the language knowledge we possess for the purpose of communication. In keeping with this definition then, it can be said that in order to communicate effectively, grammar is essential. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jheanelle M. A new approac...

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  • Classroom management can be defined as the ability or skill to organize the class. This will involve the use of the eyes, the voice, and different gestures. Classroom management will also involve group arrangements which can consist of the whole class, individuals or pair work. The use of student’s names, desk arrangements, use of the board, giving individual attention, and teacher talk time also fall under the label of classroom management. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Taurayi G. The Basic Teaching Tools Use of the eyes. They say the eyes are a window into a pe...

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  • Language is a medium of communication that helps to express our feelings, desires, and queries to the world around us. The ability to use language distinguishes humans from other animals and when we know a language, we can speak and be understood by others who know that language. Effective communication requires an understanding and recognition of the connection between a language and the people who use it. The ability to use a language requires profound knowledge that most speakers don't know that they know. Language is considered to be an infinite set of well-formulated sentences and it can ...

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  • In this course, I learned so many new and helpful things about teaching, grammar, teaching methods, students, groups, ESA methods, lesson planning, games, etc. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Teodora R. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. General Overview I also learned about teaching skills and which part of them we can say that they are important. We can say that there are many positions we can call teaching, professors, tutors, and teachers. But let’s talk about actual skills. I can say that there are ...

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  • As we know English is a very important language, which is also very practical and helpful in our lives. If everyone in the world could speak the same language, it would be so convenient for us to communicate with each other, and we could go anywhere without worrying about communication barriers. Here are some of the benefits that I think English globalization brings to us. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ying S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Expanding the Horizon I think that whether it's traveling a...

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  • British English versus American English are often discussed during the class, students frequently ask which one is the standard English to learn and would it cause any difficulties in communication. Both of them have differences and similarities, but individuals from the UK and the US can communicate without too much difficulty. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate JIN G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. What is Correct? Besides, there is no right or wrong when the differences appear, the British may conside...

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  • When we talk about intelligence, it is precisely very difficult to explain about an individual's perception of Intelligence, as it consists of wide varieties of explanations and there is no standard definition to define the term "intelligence". This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Bhavana Y. The Multiple Intelligence Theory by Dr. Howard Gardner There are several unique approaches to intelligence and among of all one such conception is the Multiple Intelligence theory. The Multiple Intelligence theory also represents strong implications for adult learning and development...

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  • Rapport in this context is the relationship between the students and the teacher, and among the student group within a classroom environment. Why is having rapport within a classroom important? Because without a friendly connection among the participants there is a real danger of disruption to the learning process. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Juri N. The Two-Way Road of Respect “Respect is a two way road,” this statement says that without one side or the other of the Street of Respect, respect is not there. Meaning, if the teacher does not respect the students...

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  • In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union and the “British exit” has since be referred to as “Brexit”. Three years later there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding possible repercussions, whether they end up positive or negative because the process is far from complete, detailed agreements are not finalized, and Brexit may even end up being canceled – even if only temporarily. People working in Europe as EFL teachers outside of their own country may feel unsure about their future, and those who are intending to work in European countries will be finding it difficult to pl...

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  • Slang and idioms are an important part of every language and should be taught to ESL students. Colloquialisms are used in daily conversational English, and teaching them to students increases the efficiency of communication and fluency. They also are used in cultural items as well, such as movies, books, and music. Teaching slang and idioms may also prevent misunderstandings between people. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Vania J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. 1. Better Communication While slang and ...

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  • One of the most difficult aspects of English teaching is not grammar or even structure; it’s the externalization of ideas through the act of speaking with the teacher or students. The thought seems trivial but when put in an environment where the language taught overrides their own most students have a hard time organizing their ideas and thoughts to form coherent sentences that expresses what is on their minds. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Alvin M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Challenges Most s...

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  • Engage, study and activate method was put forward by Jeremy Harmer. This method provides flexibility to the teacher inside the classroom. Teachers can do various activities to make the classroom more comfortable and enjoyable for the students and to learn in a much better way. It is much more appropriate for the new teachers or trainee teachers to apply in the classroom. All the lessons comprise of the engage, study and activate stages. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Priyanka Y. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions ...

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  • The native language -or L1-, is the language a person has been exposed to from birth. It can also be called the first language and it is usually referred to as the language one learned as a child. It is part of the cultural identity of a person. The second language -or L2-, is the language that is not the native language and it is learned later, usually as a foreign language. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Natália S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Language Structure According to English at Ethnologu...

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  • As a developing country, Vietnam currently has an urgent need for the international language English to attract foreign investment and to promote the economy, especially after becoming a member of the World Trade Organisation (Nguyen T.T, 2007). With this growth of international trade and an increasing number of foreign tourists, the ability to communicate in English has become a passport to a better job for many Vietnamese. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Stuart B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The P...

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  • When a new teacher goes into a classroom for the first time they are confronted with the reality of human students, rather than what they have learned about teaching from a book. Often what they find is that much of what goes on does not necessarily follow their carefully planned lesson, as real life and the unpredictability of human nature can get in the way. Perhaps only after a couple semesters of experience can a teacher really figure out what to do with all levels of students to help build self-confidence in a skillful manner. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Anit...

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  • English in Global World

    English has been a universal language for many years. More than 700 million people around the world speak it. Today we can say that sooner or later, all of humanity will use it as a second language in their countries and sometime later as its own. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Dmytro D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. English in Non-Native Speaking Countries Many countries like China, Russia, Ukraine, Thailand, and many others have recently accepted the importance of this language. Currently, they te...

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  • There are two Receptive language skills; Reading and Listening. English speaker’s use both of these are used for the same two purposes, for entertainment, or to help us to achieve a particular goal. Reading and listening are not just as simple as opening your eyes or ears, each student will have different problems areas to target and understanding the received language will vary from country to country. For example, a person from England who saw the headline "Magpies destroy Red Devils" would know that the article was referring to Premier League football, and not an actual event. This post w...

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