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How to Use Songs to Teach English to Young Children - TEFL Blog


Wed, 06 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Use Songs to Teach English to Young Children Songs are used as a pedagogical tool for many reasons, especially with young children. This approach to teaching can empower young students and it recognizes differing abilities and skills. Activities are designed to support the goals of the curriculum and will accommodate multiple learning styles. Songs are universal and used all over the world to teach cultural information and they play an important role in a young child's learning and development. The use of songs is a teaching method that helps students comprehend the information taught. Songs encourage fluency, vocabulary, structures, patterns as well as speaking skills. Table of Contents Reasons to Use Songs Understanding...  [Read more]

“To do or not to do?” - 6 Reasons To Take Specialized TEFL Courses - TEFL Blog


Fri, 10 Apr 2020 Russ Tuff TEFL Information Alumni Experiences “To do or not to do?” - 6 Reasons To Take Specialized TEFL Courses I have run my own businesses for many years. I used to have my staff tell people when they called looking for me "Tell anyone that is looking for me that I'm on a course" This has it appear I was always looking to better myself, and technically I wasn't telling lies because I was on a golf course. That was back in the day. Since those days I have done more than 50 different "educational" courses. One could say I have some experience in the area of courses. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Here are the 6 reasons that it's a great idea to do this course: Here is another huge bonus: Brand-new 50-hour TEFL Specialization for Teaching English...  [Read more]

Back To School Letter to Myself - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Back To School Letter to Myself This is a great worksheet to practice writing. Students write a letter to their future self to read at the end of the school year. During the last year of school, you will look back to see how much the students have grown throughout the school year.   Are you interested in teaching English as a foreign language? Get your TEFL or TESOL certification with ITTT. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

How to Improve Teaching One-to-One - TEFL Blog


Tue, 07 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Improve Teaching One-to-One In the last couple of years, I have been teaching English in Italy by using the one-to-one methodology. I'm registered on a platform called ProntoPro and this is how I get in touch with my future students. Teaching one-to-one can be very challenging, but also very rewarding. From a teacher's perspective, it is very important to find the methods that work best for you and for your students so you can both accomplish your goals. From my experience teaching, one-to-one is more student-centered and very motivational for the teacher since you need to create constantly new materials. It gives a lot of space to be creative to satisfy students' needs and interests. Table of Contents Advantages of One-to-One...  [Read more]

How to Motivate Students to Learn English? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Motivate Students to Learn English? This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Monika B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents There are two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic Tactics to motivate students: 1. The teacher should make the class more communicative 2. The teacher should make English practical 3. The teacher should try to make the class a fun setting 4. The teach should form a relationship 5. The teacher should give feedback Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: There are two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic Extrinsic motivation is a push that comes from outside...  [Read more]

How to Teach English to Adults Online - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach English to Adults Online Teaching English online is an excellent opportunity for English speakers since it requires no formal teaching experience. A persons' understanding of the natural turns of English and idioms is what many adult learners need to improve their English use. It gives the teacher the ability to create his teaching path and teach in a way that is believed best for the students (Salmon, 2011). Table of Contents The Level of Contact Teaching Schedule Teaching Professionalism Implementing Additional Materials Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

How to Teach English to Children Online - TEFL Blog


Tue, 28 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach English to Children Online There are a lot of things to consider when you teach English to children online. Aside from the basic knowledge about the English language, you should also take into account your professionalism as an educator, the suitable place where you'll be setting up your office, the essential devices that you'll be needing for online teaching, and other prerequisites like paraphernalia (toys, flashcards, and visual aids), and computer applications. Table of Contents Professionalism Environment Equipment Learning Paraphernalia, Props and Aids Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate John K. Please note that this...  [Read more]

The Complete Guide To Teaching English To Groups - TEFL Blog


Thu, 21 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Complete Guide To Teaching English To Groups Teachers who walk into a new classroom are never sure what type of students will be there. Many times, they will get a class that has a mixed ability. Some of the students may have a stronger grasp of the English language than others. An experienced teacher would know what to do. But what about an inexperienced teacher? This post will describe some of the steps and strategies that would assist them. Table of Contents "The teacher needs to arrive early to assess the environment of the classroom." Start with a game! Hold pre-assessments Identify your students Mix stronger students with weaker students Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post ...  [Read more]

Ways to Teach English to Young Students Online - TEFL Blog


Mon, 24 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Ways to Teach English to Young Students Online I chose the topic, "How to teach English to children online" because this is ultimately what I want to do with this TEFL certificate. This topic also incorporates a few of the other topics. I will however just focus on teaching children and how I can be the best teacher to them and help them achieve their goals. I will mainly refer to what I have learned in Unit 19, Teaching special groups. Table of Contents Benefits of online lessons English usage at maximum Things to avoid Practicing patience Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Zahn-Mari T. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

Strategies to Encourage Students to Speak in Class - TEFL Blog


Tue, 23 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Strategies to Encourage Students to Speak in Class In the four skills, speaking is usually the poorest for the students learning English as L2. This results from lack of speaking practice, thus, students tend to be reluctantly speaking English in class as well as after class. It is important for teachers to encourage and motivate them to speak English, especially in class. Based on some knowledge gained through this course and my experience as a teacher, I have tried to build a language speaking environment, adopt many ways and encourage students to open their mouths to speak and they made a lot of progress in speaking English. The ideas below are mostly for pre-intermediate students and as for young learners, one can adopt different...  [Read more]

2 Things to Consider to Plan Lessons Effectively - TEFL Blog


Thu, 18 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 2 Things to Consider to Plan Lessons Effectively Lesson planning is at the heart of being an effective teacher. It is a creative process that allows us to make our understanding of second language acquisition and language teaching pedagogy with our knowledge of our learners, the curriculum, and the teaching context. It is a time when we foresee the learning we want to occur and analyze how all the pieces of the learning experience should fit together to make that learning a classroom reality. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Benefits of lesson planning. 1. Self-evaluation 2. Record of your work Do you want to plan your lessons effectively and teach English all over the world? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: ...  [Read more]

Effective Ways to Teach ESL to Younger Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 18 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Effective Ways to Teach ESL to Younger Students Teaching English online can be an amazing way to connect with people from all around the world, while not having to commit to picking up and moving to a different country. Although it may be easier to teach an online course from any location, it does not necessarily make the lesson planning and teaching part easier. Online teaching, if done effectively, can be useful to both the teacher and the students, so what are some effective ways to teach English online to young learners? Table of Contents Environment Noise Control Focus Materials and Activities Team Work Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

Ways to Encourage ESL Students to Learn English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 02 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Ways to Encourage ESL Students to Learn English To be able to answer this question, we need to think about what is the meaning of motivation. So motivation is the force that drives us to achieve our goals. Table of Contents What Does Students' Progress Depend on? Motivation Student-Teacher Relationships Evaluation and Assessment Parents Role Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Patrycja E. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. What Does Students' Progress Depend on? Students' achievements depend on several factors such as students' learning opportunities, teacher's work, students'...  [Read more]

How to Teach Reading to Young ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 01 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach Reading to Young ESL Students As a part of receptive skills, reading is so important that children start to read both English and Chinese books at the very beginning of their lives. Reading is a beneficial way to learn English well, especially for young learners. They can accumulate more and more vocabulary as well as the way native speakers communicate with each other by reading various kinds of books. As we all know reading a good book just like talking with a great author. Table of Contents Personal Teaching Experience Reading Techniques Parents' Help Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Xiangnan G. Please note that this...  [Read more]

Top Reasons to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top Reasons to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students According to David Crystal (1941), 'Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using.' While this may be true and speaks to the fundamental usage of vocabulary in any language, vocabulary can also be seen as world-building. Vocabulary is 'the body of words used in a particular language' (Google, 2019). While the aforementioned clearly identify why it is important to teach vocabulary, this essay will try to explore it a bit further. Table of Contents Main Language Tool Vocabulary and Communication Vocabulary in Real Life Situations Common Vocabulary Teaching Techniques Do you want to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by...  [Read more]

Montessori Approach to Teach Reading to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 02 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Montessori Approach to Teach Reading to ESL Students Reading and writing are sometimes taken for granted by adults who have mastered the skills-but looking at them from a toddler's perspective in Montessori classroom, they are skills of extraordinary difficulty. Literacy is a complicated, challenging process that includes the association of symbols with sounds, sounds with words, and words with ideas. Table of Contents Description of the Way Further Steps Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Abuduxukuer A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Description of the Way The...  [Read more]

Approaches to Teaching English Vocabulary to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Approaches to Teaching English Vocabulary to ESL Students Learning new vocabulary is considered as an integral part of learning a new language. Even children who learn their mother tongues learn isolated phrases and words before making complex sentences. Similarly, in second language learning, teaching new words and phrases plays an important role in helping learners' communication. Based on David Wilkins "without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed". If learners spend their time on learning grammar, their English will not improve greatly. However, if they learn more words, phrases, and expressions, they can express almost anything (Thornberry, 2002; Watkin, 2005). Table of Contents...  [Read more]

How to Motivate Young Students to Grow Leaders - TEFL Blog


Fri, 29 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Motivate Young Students to Grow Leaders I worked with the kids a lot, I did different activities, volunteered in scouts groups, somehow the kids' department was always on me and must say I always loved it. Working with the kids is always the most fun, as you can always learn something new, it's never boring, they don't stop to surprise you. Kids can be very hyper and active, but at the same time very shy. Sometimes in the class full of the kids, all of them can behave completely differently, and it can be really hard to motivate them. Kids usually don't hesitate to express their feelings at any time, which can be a good and a bad thing, as you never know how they are going to act and how they will behave in the class. Table of...  [Read more]

My Personal Experience Moving to Beijing to Teach English - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Joanna Dineva Destinations Alumni Experiences My Personal Experience Moving to Beijing to Teach English Traveling for me is more than seeing a tourist sight and snapping a picture for your social media. Traveling is the opportunity to explore the world, immerse myself in different cultures and connect with the people of those cultures. Teaching English abroad has allowed me to do just that. In late 2019 an opportunity presented itself for me to teach English in Beijing, China. I had never been to China before. I had never traveled to Asia before. Having an adventurous soul and nomadic heart that I have, I accept the offer without too much hesitation.At the time of writing this personal experience article, I have lived in China for approximately four months and would...  [Read more]

Techniques to Transmit New and Difficult Concepts to Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 30 Aug 2019 Ramon Perez Teaching Ideas Techniques to Transmit New and Difficult Concepts to Students Every day, we learn something new. It can happen on the street, at work, at school and even in our home. We can attain new skills and knowledge through our interactions with our surroundings. Utilizing our 5 senses and past experiences to make sense of what is going on, we can ascertain new concepts and make proper use of them in our daily lives. However, as a teacher, we are tasked with transmitting abstract concepts that become difficult to fully grasp through traditional methods. Consequently, some teachers rely on literal translations to bring the point across. Table of Contents VISUAL AIDS ACTING/ROLE PLAY ENUNCIATION AND SPEECH MIMING CONCLUSION Related Articles: Since...  [Read more]

6 Ways to Help Chinese Students to Master Pronunciation - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 6 Ways to Help Chinese Students to Master Pronunciation The Chinese language is a tonal language can make learning English a real challenge for my students. The one thing I have on my side though is the fact that they are brought up to be dedicated at anything they do and hardworking. Although it's been mentioned that pronunciation is not the most important aspect of TEFL, it is to The Chinese Government. It's something we've been told we need to cover deeply along with reading and comprehension. Table of Contents 1. Repetition 2. Engaging activities 3. Small sentence drilling 4. Bright materials 5. New correction techniques 6. Reading to correct pronunciation Do you want to teach English abroad? You're only one step from it! Related...  [Read more]

6 Tips to Be an Inspiration to Your Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences 6 Tips to Be an Inspiration to Your Students Motivation in the classroom is necessary, and very important when learning. As it is always important to be improving your methods and strategies, as a teacher to be able to make the class interesting and be optimistically as possible. Even though making learning fun, enjoyable, is important, it should not be mistaken as to what the end achievement and goal is to be. By making it fun, enjoyable, simply takes the tedious choir out of it, and to be more inspiring to achieve the end result. Table of Contents 1. Help 2. Reward 3. Refer to real-life situation 4. Make fun 5. Organize trips 6. Be caring Are you ready to teach ESL students abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post ...  [Read more]

How to Give Feedback to Your ESL Students - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


How to Give Feedback to Your ESL Students 09/01/2021 hey everybody it's lisa here and i'm glad to welcome you to a new itttt live stream uh so i'm going to wait for a while for some more people to join us uh but while doing so i'm going to change the slide uh just one sec so that you could see it um bigger so i'm going to zoom in and yeah i'm just going to present itttt right right straight away uh so itttt is a leading tefl and tesol training and we provide high quality tefl certification so if you are interested in becoming a teacher and you are willing to build on um a successful career tefl should be the first step uh in this journey uh so check us out we are presented on various social networks uh and yeah just go ahead and subscribe to our youtube channel or follow us on instagram...  [Read more]

Best Ways to Teach New Vocabulary to Young Students - TEFL Blog


Sun, 29 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Best Ways to Teach New Vocabulary to Young Students One of the things of the English language that can make English hard to get to grips with. Vocabulary knowledge is highly correlated with reading comprehension and reading achievement. Vocabulary is required for students to achieve cognitive academic language proficiency. All good reasons to make sure that your vocabulary teaching is interesting, useful and effective. Table of Contents The Good Ways To Teach Vocabulary Set achievable goals What should we give to students with a new vocabulary What the right FCs are When teaching FCs for young learners, I follow these steps These are some activities I often use when teaching with FCs: 1. Charades 2. Picture word match race 3. Flash...  [Read more]

Useful Tips on How to Adopt Lessons for One-to-One Teaching


Tue, 25 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Useful Tips on How to Adopt Lessons for One-to-One Teaching When teaching English lessons, a teacher will more than likely find themselves in the position of teaching a class with only one student. It is for this reason that it is useful to consider the ways in which a teacher needs to adapt their lessons to be suitable for one to one teaching. It is also useful to consider the advantages and disadvantages of such classes in order for the teacher to be better prepared for any issues that may arise. Table of Contents How many students? Consider Your Prepared Activities Anticipate Possible Problems Adjust Your Techniques Find Appropriate Materials Do you want to teach English abroad? You're one step from it. Take a TEFL course today!...  [Read more]

How to Use Lesson Planning to Its Fullest Potential - TEFL Blog


Mon, 25 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences How to Use Lesson Planning to Its Fullest Potential "Some theorists suggest that lesson planning is not a good idea as it creates a more fixed, teacher-centered lesson" (ITTT TEFL 009 Lesson Planning, pg 1). However, I would argue that without a lesson plan many inexperienced English teachers may often lack direction. I will discuss how to best use a lesson plan to achieve the greatest successes in each lesson. Table of Contents It allows you to logically move through the engage, study and activate stages. How to write a Lesson Plan What to include in your Lesson Plan Now you're ready to write your own lesson plan! Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

How to Motivate Students to Learn a Foreign Language - TEFL Blog


Mon, 02 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Motivate Students to Learn a Foreign Language The study of a foreign language is not an easy road, it is determined by a set of factors, such as previous knowledge in this field, skills, ways of learning, exposure to the target language, etc. However, in my opinion, the most important role in this process is played by people's MOTIVATION to learn a new language, because it is the key element that makes students persevere through tough moments and it keeps alive the desire to discover and know new things. Every student who steps for the first time into an EFL classroom comes already with a certain degree of motivation, either because they need it for their jobs or because they want to study or work abroad, the reasons are...  [Read more]

What to Bring to Costa Rica - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teach English Abroad


What to Bring to Costa Rica SOURCE: crsurf . com/trips . html Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Best Ways to Apply Songs and Music to English Teaching - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Best Ways to Apply Songs and Music to English Teaching Teaching a group of new students can, and frequently is an intimidating challenge. Working with students who are just meeting you, and have unknown skill levels often creates a chaotic environment. By incorporating pieces of music that are familiar to the teacher and students we can increase rapport, improve confidence, train listening skills, and engage students quickly and more effectively. There are multiple ways to use music in the classroom and to teach English as a foreign language, and each should be tailored to the needs of the students. Table of Contents Easy and Familiar Authentic Engaging Do you want to teach English all over the world? Related Articles: Listen to this...  [Read more]

How To Boost Your TEFL Resume To Get Hired - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


How to Boost Your TEFL Resume To Get Hired   The world of teaching English as a foreign language is very exciting. However, when it comes to TEFL, you’re going to need just that – an impressive CV that will make any employer sit up and take notice. In this live session, we're going to get into it and see what you can do to make you simply irresistible when it comes to hiring! #TEFLJobs #TEFLResume #TeachEnglish Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: bit.ly/37gs5vO What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: bit.ly/36ma2Fg Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: bit.ly/3ltqt73 Teach English online from anywhere you want: bit.ly/3ltqEPL Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog...  [Read more]

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