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Mark Crocker

Mark Crocker ITTT TEFL

After leaving the UK to travel in the mid-1990s, Mark has to date visited over 50 countries across six continents. After completing a TEFL course in Phuket, Thailand, he decided to make it his base and has since worked as an online TEFL trainer and a freelance writer.


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Feeling Comfortable Making Mistakes Can Really Help a Student’s Language Learning | ITTT | TEFL Blog

When learning a new language most students have some level of fear about making mistakes when practicing what they have learned. In this post, an ITTT graduate explains how her own foreign language experience has shaped her teaching philosophy.

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Top Tips for Teaching EFL in a Kindergarten | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Are you planning on teaching English at kindergarten level? In this post, a TEFL course graduate provides some top tips for teaching in this rapidly growing area of English language teaching.

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The Impact of Nonverbal and Body Language Communication in the Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

It goes without saying that verbal instructions are vital in the classroom, however, nonverbal instructions can be equally important. In this post, an ITTT graduate provides their own insight into the importance of nonverbal communication and body language when teaching English.

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Teaching Multiple Tenses: Should You Do It and If So Which Ones? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Teaching the tense system is a major part of any ESL teacher's job. In this post, a TEFL course graduate looks at how teaching more than one tense at once can save the teacher time and improve results for the students.

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How Taking a Business English Course Improved My Teaching Preparation | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Teaching English in a business related environment is one of the fastest growing areas of ESL teaching. In this post, an ITTT graduate explains how taking a specialized course in teaching business English helped to change their approach to lesson planning and course preparation.

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Why Classroom Games are Essential for Building Confidence in English Language Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Having the confidence to use your second language knowledge is a vital aspect of language learning. In this post, a TEFL course graduate examines the importance of classroom games for increasing student confidence.

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Why is the English Language So Popular Worldwide and What is it Used For? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Over the years English use worldwide has increased significantly. In this post, an ITTT graduate looks at why its popularity keeps increasing and what kind of situations it is used in.

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How To Apply TEFL Course knowledge During Your First Lesson In China | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Stepping into a ESL classroom as a teacher for the first time can be a scary prospect. In this post, one of our graduates explains how they would use their TEFL course knowledge to teach that first lesson in China.

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The Benefits of Using Songs and Music for Warm-Up Activities | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The warm up stage of an ESL class is vital as it sets the tone for the rest of the lesson. In this post, an ITTT graduate outlines how using music at the start of a lesson can really benefit the learning process.

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Games in an ESL Classroom: Are They Really That Important? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In recent years, the use of games in the classroom has become more and more prevalent. In this post, one of our TEFL course graduates looks at whether this is a good thing or not.

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8 Classroom Activities that are Great for Kinesthetic Learners | ITTT | TEFL Blog

As teachers we need to be aware of the ways in which different types of learners process information. In this post, an ITTT graduate outlines 8 classroom activities that are ideal for kinesthetic learners.

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How My Personal Classroom Experiences Have Shaped My Teaching Philosophy | ITTT | TEFL Blog

How a teacher works in the classroom is an ever-evolving thing that is heavily impacting by personal experience. In this post, an ITTT graduate outlines how personal experience has shaped their own teaching philosophy.

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