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Federico Riva

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Top 8 Misconceptions About Teaching ESL | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In this blog post, we look at two of the most common misconceptions about teaching ESL. First, that finding a job is really hard and second that you need a degree to teach English abroad.

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10 Crucial Teaching Skills Every Online Teacher Should Have | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In this blog post on crucial teaching skills we will look at the specific skills of: Pronunciation, Grammar knowledge and Teaching methodology.

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TEFL Ice Breakers: What You Need to Know

Ice breakers as the name implies are activities (often games) used to introduce the teacher to the students, to each other and vice-verca. These activities allow the group to get to know each other in a friendly, fun atmosphere as we will describe. Ice breakers can be used for all levels of ESL student.

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TEFL for Beginners: Top Tips to Know | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In this blog we discuss some of the fundamentals of the industry, include general terminology, application for teaching posts and typical qualification requirements. As the points are general in nature, some information may not apply to specific situations and you should always do your own research to confirm the current situation.

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Top Tips for Giving Feedback and Correction | ITTT | TEFL Blog

How and when we give feedback will depend to a great extent upon the aims and objectives of the lesson. Here we discuss some of the general background to feedback and correction, when and how should it be given.

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Top 4 Asian Countries for Teaching English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mainland China and Taiwan form a very large part of the Asian ESL market. There are obviously many similarities but also many differences. In this blog we will look at some of the major differences in job requirement in these two regions.

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Most Asked Questions about Teaching English Online | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Online teaching has much in common with teaching in a traditional classroom. There are however some fundamental differences, particularly in class make-up and the use of equipment. By considering a number of “Frequently asked questions”, we will look at some of these issues.

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TEFL Job Interviews - What to Organize Before the Interview | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Most TEFL interviews are now conducted online. Whilst it is very important to think about what questions you may be asked and how you will answer them, of equal importance is being correctly physically set up for the interview. Here we will consider some of the major factors you need to consider before you say, “Hello”.

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7 Top Tips for Writing on the Board | ITTT | TEFL Blog

One of the most important concepts to cover in the use of the board is that of “dead time”. This is the time we are writing on the board and nothing is being said. Here we look at 7 top tips to reduce the dead time to a minimum.

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Accuracy vs. Fluency When Speaking | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In any lesson the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are important. When we focus our activities on speaking, how should we approach the issue of speaking fluency versus speaking accuracy? In this blog we will consider these two factors and look at where they apply in real lesson examples.

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Classroom Materials: Books, Teaching Aids and Other Materials | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Whenever you bring or use a technological device to the classroom, you can, by Murphy’s Law, expect it to malfunction in some way. In this blog we will consider what you should be aware of with different technologies and how you can be best prepared for their use in the classroom.

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Business English: Do’s and Don’ts | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The teaching of Business English has a number of differences from teaching regular classes in a school. The student groupings are often mixed and they will be learning English for a whole variety of reasons. In this blog we look at some of the do’s and don’ts of teaching BE.

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