Date posted:2003-09-19 | Writer: ABC English | Email: [email protected]
Native English speaker, currently in Japan with proper visa. College graduate; experience with children; teaching experience in Japan. 6weeks vacation, national holidays; no weekends! Competitive salary (transportation paid) based on skill, experience, qualifications. Send cover letter and resume to 048-982-1467(FAX) or [email protected]
Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.
THIS UNIT DETAILED TYPES AND USES OF MODALS, PHRASAL VERBS AND THE PASSIVE VOICE.
FOR ME THE MODALS AND PASSIVE VOICE WERE NOT COMPLICATED BUT BREAKING DOWN THE PHRASAL VERBS INTO THE THREE DIFFERENT TYPES WAS REALLY TOUGH TO GRASP! AND WILL BE TO TEACH. I THINK THE RECOMMENDATION TO GET STUDENTS FAMILIAR WITH THEM IN CONVERSATION RATHER THAN TEACHING THE RULES INDEPENDENTLY WILL BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF TEACHING THESE CONCEPTS.This unit provided a concise review of the parts of speech. It is not a detailed description; any more detailed questions about the concepts must be addressed by other means, such as internet sites or grammar books.
For native English speakers or for bi-linguals, this would probably provide enough review to allow teaching. However, for non-native speakers, this should be seen as an indication of where more study would be necessary.