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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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Seven Effective Ways to Motivate Students in a Diverse Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Are you looking for tips on how to motivate your English language students? In this post, a TEFL course graduate provides some great ideas for motivating students in a modern, diverse classroom.

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Why Exposure is Important when Learning a Second Language | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

There are many factors that can impact on the success of a language learner. In this post, one of our graduates looks at the importance of exposure to the target language.

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Are Confidence and Empathy the Most Important Skills When Teaching English? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

There are many factors involved when teaching English as a foreign language, but which are the most important? In this post, an ITTT graduate explains why they think that confidence and empathy are crucial traits for a teacher.

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How to Effectively Use a Textbook During an ESL Course | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Love them or hate them, textbooks are a feature of most TEFL jobs. In this post, an ITTT graduate looks at common ways to adapt your textbook to make it more suitable for your students.

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Understanding the Importance of Syllabus Design when Teaching Business English | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Many TEFL qualified teachers go on to teach specialized courses in business English. In this post, one of our graduates examines the importance of syllabus design when teaching a business related English course.

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Why Understanding the Group Dynamics of an ESL Classroom is Important | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The extent to which a teacher understands the class in front of them can have a huge impact on the success of the lesson. In this post, an ITTT graduate looks at the importance of understanding group dynamics in an ESL classroom.

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Motivation and the Language Learner - The Major Factors That Influence It | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

Motivation is an important topic to be aware of as an EFL teacher. In this post, one of our graduates talks about some of the main factors that can influence a student's motivation in the classroom.

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How My Personal Experience Highlights the Importance of Seating Arrangements in the Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

The experiences we have as learners can have a major effect on our teaching style in the future. In this post, an ITTT graduate explains how their experience of seating arrangements in the classroom has influenced their ideas as a future EFL teacher.

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The Main Problems of Teaching Formal and Informal Language | ITTT | TEFL Blog

As with most languages, there are many differences between formal and informal use of English. In this post, an ITTT graduate looks at the problems this can cause both the teacher and the student.

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Teaching Young Learners vs. Adult Learners - The Differences You Can Expect | ITTT | TEFL Blog

During their career many EFL teachers will experience teaching both young learners and adults, but what differences can you expect to encounter? In this post, one of our graduates discusses the most common contrasts between these two learning groups.

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What It’s Like Teaching Kindergarten in Thailand - My Personal Story | ITTT | TEFL Blog

By completing a TEFL course you will open up a range of opportunities all over the world. In this post, an ITTT graduate shares his experience of teaching English in a kindergarten in Thailand.

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How I Constructed My First ESL Lesson Plan | ITTT | TEFL Blog

One of the key skills you will learn during a TEFL certification course is lesson planning. In this post, an ITTT graduate shares the first lesson plan she created in her first job as an ESL teacher.

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