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How Becoming a TEFL Teacher Can Help You Fulfill your Ultimate Potential According to Abraham Maslow - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Jul 2023 Ariella Libre TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How Becoming a TEFL Teacher Can Help You Fulfill your Ultimate Potential According to Abraham Maslow One of my minors during my undergraduate studies was psychology. I started taking psychology classes in high school. My upbringing was extremely dysfunctional and it made me curious about people. As a psychology student, I was introduced to Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a psychological theory by Abraham Maslow. Table of Contents Understanding Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: A Guide to Reaching Your Full Potential Unveiling Maslow's Pyramid: The Path to Self-Actualization Basic Needs First: The Foundation for Personal Growth and Success The Motivation Component: Unlocking Success Through Fulfilling...  [Read more]

6 Steps To Becoming a More Confident Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Feb 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 6 Steps To Becoming a More Confident Teacher Every teacher needs a confidence boost, whether they are new or experience doesn’t matter. It all depends on oneself to constantly develop and nurture one’s level of self-confidence in the classroom because being confident in teaching is crucial as this is something transmittable. Your students always reflect your confidence level and this might affect their way of absorbing the language taught in the classroom. Table of Contents 1. Prepare before Teaching 2. Don’t be a Perfectionist 3. Accept your mistakes 4. Realize your strengths 5. Set your own classroom rules 6. Clothing and Body Language Are you ready to teach English abroad? Listen to this blog...  [Read more]

The Most Popular TEFL Destinations For Teachers from: 30


The Most Popular TEFL Destinations For Teachers How to Work in China as a Non-Native English Teacher After the Pandemic Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Work in China as a Non-Native English Teacher: In this live stream, Liza interviews our TEFL alumnus Eugene on his outstanding non-native teaching experience in China. Don't miss this session to learn more about one of the most exciting destinations for teaching English abroad. Native speakers will find it useful too! Live TEFL Talk: How to teach English in Asia Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Are you interested in teaching English in Asia? TEFL expert Linda from ITTT shares the ultimate guide to teaching English as a foreign language in one of the most intriguing regions of the...  [Read more]

Is a College Degree Crucial for Becoming an English Teacher? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 08 Jan 2021 Kavinna Batra TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Is a College Degree Crucial for Becoming an English Teacher? Education comes in many forms, whether through months of hands-on training or years of schooling. Table of Contents Hiring Teachers Industry Individual Alternatives to a university education Trade schools Apprenticeships Self-made experiences Are you ready to teach English? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Education comes in many forms. Yet, nowadays, it seems like a college degree is the best and the most meritorious achievement in education –something that employers not only support but also demand. To produce this article, I questioned some of my fellow colleagues and professionals from the...  [Read more]

BLOG TEFL & TESOL courses - Work and Live Abroad! from: 30


Older Posts Deciphering English Language Sounds: The Realm of Phonetics and Phonology Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the fascinating world of phonetics and phonology in the English language. Unravel the secrets of sound production and its impact on communication and meaning. Discover why these topics are vital for both teachers and learners of English. The Significance of Volunteer Teaching in Our Community Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Discover the transformative power of volunteer teaching and its immense impact on the community. Explore personal experiences, challenges, and the boundless rewards of giving your time and knowledge to support underserved students. Find out how volunteer teaching...  [Read more]

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Ariella Libre Bonjour! I'm a native English speaker from NYC with a background in communication and minors in critical sexuality studies and psychology from Rutgers University. I left university before completing my last semester and ended up working as a barista. Despite my previous credentials, it became my career baseline. However, I'm now focused on attending art school in Europe. Throughout my 20s, I gained extensive experience in temporary organizational roles, such as reception, help desk support, and customer service. I excel in English communication, offering assistance in improving vocabulary, accent, and engaging in small talk with English speakers. Read my articles How Becoming a TEFL Teacher Can Help You Fulfill your Ultimate Potential According to Abraham Maslow | ITTT |...  [Read more]

The Story of an Alumna’s Personal Teaching Experience - TEFL Blog


Wed, 15 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Story of an Alumna’s Personal Teaching Experience Since I was a teenager, I always loved the language of English and always loved to help my colleagues from school. I remember listening to some kids “I hate English” or “English is so difficult to learn”. I never understood those sentences because English had always been easy for me to deal with. So, in High School I started to help the other students from my class, I used to invite them to my place so I could share my knowledge with them, in that time I didn’t realize, but that was the beginning of my career as a teacher because I was teaching them, I was making them my students. Table of Contents Gap Year Changing Point Reasons to Teach Do...  [Read more]

Personal Teaching Experience: How I started as a Multiple Intelligences Practitioner - TEFL Blog


Wed, 08 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Personal Teaching Experience: How I started as a Multiple Intelligences Practitioner The popular saying which states: never judge a book by the cover has once again reminded me to always be optimistic about a new experience. Before I entered the school I had already concluded what a bad experience it would be in this new environment which I would pass on numerous occasions and hear different external noises coming from inside of the school, I imagined how hard the job of a teacher could be. Table of Contents My First Day at School Using Resources Multiple Intelligences Evaluation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Chantal S. Please...  [Read more]

Top Teacher Development Strategies For Non Native Speakers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Top Teacher Development Strategies for Non-Native Speakers   Hello everybody, it's Liza here, I'm glad to see you joining me today. If you guys can hear and see me clearly please let me know via the chat box. Today we are going to discuss some problems related to teacher development. While I am waiting for more people to join, just quickly let me introduce myself. So I am a non-native ESL teacher and a TEFL expert. I go live every week on Tuesday and this live stream is provided by International TEFL and TESOL Training. Thanks a lot for letting me know that my system is working. I'm glad you are tuning in and by the way please let me know where you guys are from. I'm located in Russia, but I taught in China for a couple of years and then I went to Thailand and finally I came back to...  [Read more]

First Step in Teaching: Reasons to take a TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Mon, 23 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas First Step in Teaching: Reasons to take a TEFL Course I would rather start by sharing my experience with the combination of teaching and living in several different countries to clarify why I have chosen this topic: Table of Contents My Story Special Education Getting Ready Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate moein m. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. My Story In the past, when I was younger, I did not have any interest and was not enthusiastic about learning English, and I remember that I always used to escape from foreign language classes. Once I turned to 16 and 17, during...  [Read more]

How do I become a great English teacher? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I become a great English teacher? Throughout our schooling, we have likely encountered several teachers who, despite their profession, seemed mismatched for the role. Some might have resorted to strict penalties for minor mistakes, others may have been tediously boring or simply failed to heed their students' feedback. Nonetheless, we usually also recall those teachers who positively impacted our learning journey. So, what makes these educators stand out? We believe that a combination of certain traits and skills contribute to a teacher being remembered for the right reasons. By incorporating these characteristics, you are likely to be remembered as an exceptional English teacher by your future students. Table of Contents Communication Passion Patience Organization Adaptability...  [Read more]

Top Teacher Development Strategies for Non-Native Speakers - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 May 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Top Teacher Development Strategies for Non-Native Speakers Hello everybody, it's Liza here, I'm glad to see you joining me today. If you guys can hear and see me clearly please let me know via the chat box. Today we are going to discuss some problems related to teacher development. While I am waiting for more people to join, just quickly let me introduce myself. So I am a non-native ESL teacher and a TEFL expert. I go live every week on Tuesday and this live stream is provided by International TEFL and TESOL Training. Table of Contents Watch the live session here So the question is, if you obtain your TEFL certification can you start teaching online as well? Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related...  [Read more]

6 Steps to Becoming a TEFL Trainer - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Oct 2018 Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information 6 Steps to Becoming a TEFL Trainer One of the routes you might want to think about taking after your TEFL course is to train other people how to teach English. It can be very rewarding seeing people who have never taught before gain in confidence and ability over a short space of time. What does it take? Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: STEP 1: Complete your TEFL course STEP 2: Continue your formal studies STEP 3: Get Experience STEP 4: Choose the right location STEP 5: Find a company to work for STEP 6: Plan to settle into the job Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Listen to this blog post: STEP 1: Complete your TEFL course The first...  [Read more]

My Foreign Language Experience and Why I Want to be TEFL/TESOL Certified - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences My Foreign Language Experience and Why I Want to be TEFL/TESOL Certified As someone of mixed heritage, I have always had an interest in learning about cultures other than the one I live in America. My father is Colombian and my mother is American, so growing up I felt obliged to learn more about the Colombian background I was fairly unfamiliar with. Table of Contents First-Language Background Interest in Foreign Cultures Work Abroad English Teaching Plan Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Catherine P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. First-Language Background I never...  [Read more]

How do I become a TEFL teacher in the UK? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I become a TEFL teacher in the UK? Becoming a TEFL teacher in the UK demands a combination of qualifications and experience. Firstly, you will require a bachelor's degree and a TEFL certification. Given the UK's stringent teaching standards, prior teaching experience is often essential to make your application competitive. For non-UK citizens, it is crucial to be aware of visa and work permit requirements before embarking on this career path in the UK. Table of Contents What are the difficulties of teaching English in the UK? How can I get a work permit to teach English in the UK? Can I get a working holiday visa and teach English in the UK? Can I earn a comfortable living teaching English in the UK? What should I do if I can't find a job teaching English in the UK? What are the...  [Read more]

Do people fail TEFL? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Do people fail TEFL? While the majority of dedicated students successfully complete their TEFL courses, it is important to understand that these courses demand a significant time commitment. If all elements of the course aren't completed within the specified timeframe, there is a risk of not passing. That said, with proper planning and dedication to becoming an EFL teacher, most individuals can achieve success in their TEFL journey. Table of Contents How does ITTT keep its TEFL course pass rate so high? What are the advantages of an in-person TEFL course? How difficult is the in-person TEFL course? What are the advantages of taking an online TEFL course? How does ITTT keep its TEFL course pass rate so high? We are very proud of our course pass rate of over 90%. Although it is possible...  [Read more]

From Student to teacher in 6 easy steps - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


From Student to Teacher! Many people are unaware quite how accessible a career teaching English as a foreign language is while others are simply not aware that it is even possible to live and work abroad in almost any country in the world. Not only is possible but it is relatively easy to achieve in a short period of time. By following the six steps outlined here, you could be working abroad as an EFL teacher before you know it. Step 1 involves research. Once you have decided where you would like to teach, you need to find out what the requirements are for the place you want to work in. Do you need a degree? Is an online or in-class TEFL certificate required? Find out what the local salaries are like and whether you can afford to work there - some countries are best avoided if you...  [Read more]

When a Teacher Becomes a Student: Reflecting On Your Teaching Practice - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas When a Teacher Becomes a Student: Reflecting On Your Teaching Practice During the second half of my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to serve as an English Language Assistant (LA) at the English Language Institute (ELI) at my alma mater, the University of Florida. In this role, I worked with another LA and one faculty member (often a Linguistics professor) in leading a class of roughly 15 students every semester. One of the first pieces of information the first professor I worked with gave me was on the importance of assessments at the ELI. Students at the ELI were placed in classes based on their proficiency level in the language, which included evaluations in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The most beginner...  [Read more]

Why Completing a TEFL Course May Change Your Life - TEFL Blog


Fri, 10 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Completing a TEFL Course May Change Your Life I have a very strong reason why i should complete a TEFL Course. In fact, i am taking 220 hours. Well, the base on my future plans i have the desire to be a tutor online. it's totally out of my line, i was once a registered nurse, i was a fashion designer and even studied Fashion Design at London and Singapore. I owned a wedding shop in the Philippines and catering to different clients worldwide. and fast forward i got married. But, since i tied the knot and settled here at California. Table of Contents My story Challenges Perspectives Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Odessa M....  [Read more]

The Benefits of Volunteer English Teaching - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Feb 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences The Benefits of Volunteer English Teaching "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi. There is a growing demand for volunteers to teach English in poverty-stricken regions. At first glance, volunteer teaching may appear to be a waste of your precious time and a futile effort that you should direct towards a more profitable action. However, the benefits that you can reap from such an experience are invaluable. You can make a huge difference in the lives of underprivileged people through volunteer teaching, but the difference that it will make to all the aspects of your life surpasses it. As it will broaden your skills and experience, allow you to grow as a person, and give you a sense of...  [Read more]

Personal Teaching Experience Shaping into an Adaptable Resilient Teacher - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Personal Teaching Experience Shaping into an Adaptable Resilient Teacher Having completed my Bachelor of Arts in Drama, I started my international teaching career straight out of university. What was meant to be a gap year opportunity of traveling and earning money has become a professional career in education spanning over ten years in more than five different countries. What was once a means to an end, has become a passion and a calling. Table of Contents Personal Learning Experience Job Market Living in South Korea Teaching Methodology Teaching in Poland Working in Turkey Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was...  [Read more]

Self-Reflection: From Failure to Great Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 28 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Self-Reflection: From Failure to Great Teacher The year was 1992, I was going to my first English class. I was so excited to begin. I’d always wanted to learn that language. The movies, music and everything I loved the most was in English. I was ten years old, my whole class was the same age, but the only thing I didn’t know was they were much ahead of me. The course placed me in a classroom with kids that were already speaking English since they were six years old. They spoke all the time and I couldn’t understand anything. I felt so disappointed and ashamed, I couldn’t even comprehend the difference between him and her. Even my teacher made fun of me. As a result, I got out of the course after lots...  [Read more]

Tutor to Teacher: Lessons Learned Along the Way - TEFL Blog


Tue, 02 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Tutor to Teacher: Lessons Learned Along the Way For the past few years, I have worked with students one on one as a tutor for a variety of subjects such as history, math, and English. I have a great deal of experience with this mode of educating where I am working with one student at a time and through this course, I have learned a few new techniques that I want to extrapolate on and discuss in this essay. Table of Contents 1. Needs Analysis 2. Students’ Learning Background 3. Lesson Planning Practical Ideas Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Canaan K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

Reason for Embarking on a TEFL Journey - TEFL Blog


Tue, 19 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Reason for Embarking on a TEFL Journey The introverted Nathaniel struggled immensely through primary, high school, college, and music school. His first battle was learning how to read. At this point, no one knew he possessed a learning difficulty. Table of Contents Personal Experience Berlin, Germany Learning Efforts Colombia Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Nathaniel F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Personal Experience Although he had an impressive spoken vocabulary for a boy, when he looked at words on a page he could not match them to their sounds,...  [Read more]

5 Keywords to Increase Your Confidence in the Classroom as a Teacher - TEFL Blog


Wed, 21 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 5 Keywords to Increase Your Confidence in the Classroom as a Teacher Many people choose teaching as a profession but not all of them feel comfortable and confident in the classroom. Unfortunately, students notice this lack of confidence quickly and once they do, they lose their trust in the teacher. As teachers, we all want to have successful and engaging lessons which give us confidence. Thus we can say confidence and effective lessons are interrelated. Confidence breeds effective lessons and effective lessons boost our confidence. Anyhow, confidence is not gained immediately after a teacher enters a classroom. This may take time to build and for this one should be very hardworking and persistent, because if after...  [Read more]

Review From Tefl Student Alistair - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Review from TEFL Student Alistair   Alistair thinks the in-class course in Phuket is a life-changing experience. He thinks the course is fast-paced and keeps you on track of reaching your goal of becoming a certified EFL teacher. He thinks the value for money is great due to the amazing support and assistance he has received during the course. He also greatly enjoys life in Thailand and is thinking of staying there to pursue a teaching career in English as a Foreign Language. He feels like he has gained enough experience during his training to live abroad and teach English worldwide. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Why you should volunteer as a teacher at least once in your life? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Why you should volunteer as a teacher at least once in your life? What does it mean to volunteer? According to the Oxford Dictionary: "A volunteer is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task", according to me, volunteering is a life-changing experience where you are able to help others. Table of Contents Are you ready to teach English? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Zayra R. I volunteered for the first time 7 years ago and I remember to be very excited and a little nervous, not knowing what to expect. The moment I arrived at the shelter house for abandoned girls, I knew right away that I had to give my best every day. During...  [Read more]

The Story of Becoming an ESL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 05 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Story of Becoming an ESL Teacher Teaching is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. You have to deal with different personalities inside the classroom and somehow, you need to work things out for the class to have an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. You have to prepare yourself both mentally and emotionally to be an effective teacher. It is not a cakewalk and you need to have the drive and work ethics to succeed in this profession. Table of Contents Childhood Dreams First Teaching Job Working on Teaching Skills Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Fitz B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent...  [Read more]

How do I become a great English teacher? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I become a great English teacher? Throughout our schooling, we have likely encountered several teachers who, despite their profession, seemed mismatched for the role. Some might have resorted to strict penalties for minor mistakes, others may have been tediously boring or simply failed to heed their students' feedback. Nonetheless, we usually also recall those teachers who positively impacted our learning journey. So, what makes these educators stand out? We believe that a combination of certain traits and skills contribute to a teacher being remembered for the right reasons. By incorporating these characteristics, you are likely to be remembered as an exceptional English teacher by your future students. Communication Of all the qualities listed, communication arguably tops the...  [Read more]

Do you need a TEFL If you are a qualified teacher? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Do you need a TEFL If you are a qualified teacher? Many fully certified teachers choose to teach abroad rather than stay in their home country. Some newly qualified teachers may find it difficult to find suitable employment, so they travel abroad to obtain useful classroom experience, while others may simply be looking for something different. Whatever your motivation, teaching is one of the few professions that allows you to develop your skills and knowledge, gain experience, and increase your employability while traveling the world and seeking out new countries and cultures. If you believe this is the right path for you, the next step is to consider how you will differentiate your CV/resume when applying for the best opportunities in the most exciting locations. Is a TEFL certificate...  [Read more]

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