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Shirin Sophy

Shirin Sophy

Shirin Sophy is an ESL teacher and a recent ITTT graduate with more than ten years of experience teaching to students of differing ages and ability levels alongside some professional teams and experienced teachers. Although Shirin enjoys working with various types of learners, she specializes in teaching English to young learners. She can use her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage her students to work hard and succeed. Shirin lives in Iran and is inspired daily by her husband and lovely son. In her free time, Shirin likes to read, bike, and play with her son.


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An Overview of Stephen Krashen's Theories of Second Language Acquisition | ITTT | TEFL Blog

If you are a teacher of a foreign language, you should take a look at this overview of Stephen Krashen's theories of second language acquisition.

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ESL Interaction Patterns and Seating Arrangements | ITTT | TEFL Blog

This article explores how ESL interaction patterns are influenced by different seating arrangements in an ESL classroom.

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Factors to Consider While Designing the Activate Phase | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The following features that are briefly discussed in this article can directly affect the quality of the lesson and facilitate generating a more desired outcome.

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Top Tips for your ESA Activate Phase | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The activation phase is naturally divided into some steps to facilitate the activation process, including the controlled, semi-controlled, and free practices that are briefly discussed in this post.

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How to Structure your Study Phase To Target Productive Skills | ITTT | TEFL Blog

This blog post is a suggested procedure that can be taken into account while teaching productive skills after the engagement phase is applied and learners are ready to start the study phase.

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How to Structure your Study Phase To Target Receptive Skills | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The study stage, when the teaching is actually done, is the second phase of a straight-arrow ESA lesson plan. What needs to be taught in this stage depends on the course content and the source the teacher is expected to cover through a specific period.

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Different Learning Styles and their Effects on Engagement | ITTT | TEFL Blog

When it comes to student engagement, there is a wide variety of tools a teacher can take to the class in order to keep the students attracted and focused all through the lesson.

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Five Fun and Adaptable Games for ESL Classes | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Here are five fun and adaptable games for ESL classes that work in every classroom with any type of student.

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Three Different Types of Error Correction in Classrooms | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Catching and correcting errors is an important job of an English teacher. Here are the three most common ways of error correction in classrooms.

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How to Deal with Different Types of Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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Alumni Experiences

Every classroom is filled with a variety of different kinds of students. In this blog post, we discuss how to deal with different types of students.

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The Best Adaptable ESL Warm-Up Activities | ITTT | TEFL Blog

No matter how seasoned and confident a teacher is, there are occasions specifically before starting a new class that every teacher might wonder, "what if they don't like me?" Here are some excellent adaptable warm-up ideas to implement in your ESL classroom.

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