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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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How Important are Phonology and Pronunciation in the English Language Classroom? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

There are many important areas of English language teaching, including phonology and pronunciation, but how important are they? In this post, an ITTT graduate looks at these areas from his own experience in the classroom.

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Why Teachers Need to Complete a TEFL Certification Course Before Heading Overseas | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Many people think that simply speaking English is qualification enough for becoming an English teacher abroad. In this post, one of our course graduates explains why this is not the best approach for the teacher or their students.

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What is Rapport and How Does It Affect the Dynamics of an EFL Classroom? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

Establishing a good rapport with your students is a fundamental part of achieving a successful atmosphere in the classroom. In this post, an ITTT graduate looks at some of the factors involved in this area of teaching.

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Common Factors that Affect 1st Language and 2nd Language Learning | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

There are many differences in how we learn our native language and how we learn a second language. In this post, a TEFL course graduate looks at some of the main differences between these two experiences.

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My Experience of Learning a Second Language as an American | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

How we learn a second language differs greatly depending on where in the world we receive our education. In this post an ITTT graduate reveals his own personal experience of learning a second language in the USA.

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The Importance of Evaluation and Testing in an Educational System | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Evaluation and testing are important areas of an English language teachers day to day job. In this post an ITTT graduate looks at what these terms actually mean and how to use them in your classroom.

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My Experience of Child Development in the Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

In this post one of our TEFL course graduates gives his own thoughts on child development, both as a parent and a teacher.

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How Globalization Has Fueled the TEFL Boom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The number of people learning English worldwide continues to grow every year and so does the need for qualified English language teachers. In this post an ITTT graduate looks at how globalization has fueled the TEFL boom.

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The Neutral Language: Why the lack of formal and informal language sets English apart | ITTT | TEFL Blog

There are many things that differ between English and other common languages that can make it easier or harder for those studying it. Here, one of our graduates looks at the subject of formal and informal language within English usage.

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Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom and the Geert Hofstede Model | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Cultural sensitivity is a very real issue in TEFL classrooms across the world, so what can teachers do to avoid any problems. In this post an ITTT graduate discusses the merits of the Geert Hofstede Model and how it relates to English language teaching.

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What I Have Learned About Teaching Business English in Brazil | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

Teaching business English is one of the fastest growing areas in the TEFL world. In this post an ITTT graduate discusses their own experience in this field of English language teaching.

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My Unforgettable Experience Teaching Kindergarten in the Middle East | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Alumni Experiences

Teaching English abroad is a unique experience for every teacher. In this post an ITTT graduate shares her experience of teaching English in the Middle East.

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