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The Benefits of Acquiring Professional Teaching Skills

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Upon completion of this course, I have learned that it doesn´t matter if you know a lot of things and fun facts if you don´t know how to teach them pupils or learners will start feeling desperate and bored. Probably you will also start feeling frustrated because you don´t have a way to teach them the right way to be understandable.

This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Arturo G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.

Initial Skills

I could say that I have some kind of experience doing this, every day at work I have to talk to people at work, truck driving job applicants looking to be qualified and understand the job offer we have for them and if I don´t have the proper ability to explain all the information and how we are willing to help them get their commercial driver´s license all my work will be in vain.

Starting from scratch I explain to the applicant what I want to do over the phone interview and make sure they understand it will take us about 20 minutes. I also ask for their authorization to run and review the motor vehicle report and a background report, if they agree with it I then ask the applicant why is he interested in the position and how much he or she knows about this industry.

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I would start with four basic questions to make sure they won´t be disqualified at the very beginning and probably turn into a loss of time, I have to be very effective with the words I use, be sure of all the information I am about to tell them to gain their confidence and make the interview goes smooth and comfortable. Sometimes I tell them that I understand how they feel, what they may expect from this job and of course the company I represent, I tell them that I will be doing my best to answer all the questions the may have for me.

And I am also aware of the personal information I get to know, like social security number, date of birth, current address, etc.

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It is something that I like, get to know a lot of different people day by day, help them get a job, improve their lives and their family too. I believe that it is pretty much the same on learning teaching skills, improving the way I teach and make the students feel as comfortable as possible, otherwise, they may feel the idea of learning English was not as good as they thought and loss all kind of interested even if they need to speak the language for business purposes.

Right now I think that it is a perfect era to teach English as a foreign language because more and more countries are adopting this language as the first business language, even in Asian or Latin American countries.

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