Best Ways To Teach Vocabulary

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

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 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. 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 the card 4. Pass the flashcard 5. Flashcards Station Do you want to teach English abroad?...  [Read more]

The 3 Ways to Teach Vocabulary Effectively - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Lewis (1993) claims that "Lexis is the core or heart of language" (p 89). Indeed, it is one of the basic steps of mastering a foreign language. Vocabulary knowledge is what makes verbal communication between people possible. Most teachers face problems when teaching new items. They feel the need to use techniques to have an effective lesson. Over the years, teachers have tried to find the most effective and practical strategies to teach vocabulary. They have been applying several methods like fill in the blank definitions, pre-teaching unfamiliar words and stressing high-frequency words. This essay will just focus on three strategies that can help teach vocabularies such as using visual aids, highlighting vocabulary in context and vocabulary practice....  [Read more]

Two Main Ways of Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Vocabulary has a direct impact on written and spoken language comprehension. All students come to school with differences in their vocabulary knowledge, and part of teaching them how to be successful in English is to teach them vocabulary. Vocabulary development plays a critical role in helping English language learners increase their ability to communicate in the receptive and expressive domains in English. This is why vocabulary must be explicitly and systematically taught. Learn how to teach vocabulary effectively with a TEFL course today! Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gina A. Research suggests the following three big ideas about teaching and learning new words: Also read: 4 Super...  [Read more]

The Best Ways to End an Email - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Do you ever write emails in English for work or leisure? Are you unsure how to end your email? Are you too formal or not formal enough? The guide below shows you the best ways to end an email in a formal, professional, informal and/or friendly manner.   You can never really go wrong using "Regards". This greeting isn't overly formal but still professional. When in doubt, go with it! This is another classic way to end an email! "Best wishes" is a great mix between formal and friendly, but make sure it fits in with the tone of the email you are writing (it might not fit every occasion). This sign-off sets an expectation. You are clearly saying that you will be grateful WHEN the person you are emailing delivers on something....  [Read more]

7 Fun Ways to Introduce New EFL Vocabulary - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Learning vocabulary words is a big part of any EFL classroom. Sometimes, it can be challenging for students to learn and remember new words - this is where the following activities come in handy! Here are 7 fun ways to introduce new EFL vocabulary! Listen to this blog post: 1. Get Physical 2. Sing it Loud 3. Keep It Real 4. The Root of the Issue 5. Introduce Couples 6. Tell it like It Is 7. Picture It Which is your favorite teaching activity? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This activity works well for a lot of vocabulary words. It is based around the total physical response method, which links physical movement with learning. Illustrate new vocabulary by acting out the words as you introduce them to...  [Read more]

The Basics of Planning and Reviewing a Lesson - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The lesson plan functions as a roadmap for the teacher, providing an organized framework for the planning, preparation, and execution of the lesson and serving as a record of what has been completed. It should not be a detailed script, but rather a guide that allows for flexibility and adaptation in the classroom. The plan is a living document that may continue to be refined and enhanced after execution, incorporating lessons learned. Basic Class Identification Learner Objectives Personal Aim Language Point Anticipated Problems and Solutions Procedure Information Lesson Review Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Simona H. Please note that this blog post might...  [Read more]

7 Ways to Teach Reading - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The above is a topic that I want to particularly used to teaching reading to young learners. There are some points given below, they are. 1. Use songs and nursery rhymes to build phonemic awareness 2. Make simple word cards at home 3. Engage your child in a print-rich environment 4. Play word games at home or in the car 5. Understand the core skills involved in teaching kids to read 6. Play with magnet letters 7. Harness the power of technology to keep your child engaged Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Angeline J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Children's songs and nursery rhymes aren't...  [Read more]

4 Best Ways to Choose Business English Course Materials - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas When teaching Business English, it is important to tailor lessons to the maturity and ability of the class. Essential to any lesson is the course materials to be used by both the teacher and the students. By tailoring these course materials to be more relevant to the Business English students, the teacher will hopefully gain a greater level of interest and create a better learning environment. To assist with a teacher with the style and type of course materials to be used with a specific Business English class there are several things the teacher could do. 1. Research First 2. Sourced Materials 3. Created Materials 4. Ready-to-Use Materials Do you want to teach Business English? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our...  [Read more]

The Feeling Circle - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This feeling circle is perfect for ESL learners to expand their vocabulary and learn new ways to express themselves.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Effective Ways to Teach ESL to Younger Students - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 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? 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 graduate Jordan A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

Ways to Teach English to Young Students Online - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 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. 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 necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. It is my understanding that being...  [Read more]

Where to teach English Online: Best Websites to Teach on for Both Native and Non-Native Speakers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello everybody so lisa's here and i'm super glad to um welcome you to today's session i'm excited that um it didn't take long uh after the previous one and by the way if you didn't see uh the previous lifestyle i strongly recommend you to do that because um last week we discussed uh teaching in china and i know that many people are interested in going abroad to teach and to discover new cultures so if you want uh to know a little bit more about it um just feel free to check out the previous life and today we are actually going to talk about a slightly different approach to teaching which is online teaching uh it is also super valuable and uh today's session uh will will take approximately 45 minutes so we'll cover um first we'll cover um some of the teaching modes in online teaching...  [Read more]

9 Fun Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money - TEFL Blog

Luciana Campos Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching kids the importance of saving money and the value of a dime is a crucial life lesson that can help them become responsible adults. Since this journey will take place over the course of several years, the ability to be patient and persistent is crucial. To start, parents may show their children how to be responsible with money by doing the same and making it fun and exciting for them. Reward That Comes At A Later Date Gaining Familiarity with the Savings Idea Highlighting the significance of one's work and material belongings Instructing Youth in the Art of Responsible Financial Management Helpful Links for Teaching Kids About Money Starting at the beginning The Role of Online Gamification Last Remarks Related articles Ready to...  [Read more]

Body Boardgame - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This is a funny way to practice vocabulary related to different body parts.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Top Approaches to Teaching Reading - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas As we know in any case when we are going to teach a new language, it is really important to pay attention to some particular skills, that is the root of the language. Types of Skills Types of Reading Approach to Reading Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gevorg S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. These skills are receptive skills and productive skills. Reading is one of the basic skills of learning a new language. And first of all, I would like to define reading. The process of reading a printed text louder or silently is called reading. For readers, it is important to know and understand the...  [Read more]

Where are the best places to teach English as a volunteer? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Teaching English as a volunteer has become an increasingly popular choice for those seeking to make a difference and immerse themselves in diverse cultures. While opportunities abound globally, some top destinations include South America's remote communities, Asia's bustling cities, and Africa's rural schools. Each region offers a unique experience, from the rich histories of Cambodia and Peru to the vibrant traditions of Kenya and Colombia. Why should you teach English as a volunteer? Where can you volunteer? What do you mean by best? Here are some variations on the volunteering theme. Free volunteering Affordable volunteer program (starting from $180) Volunteer program with pay Paid volunteer programs Teaching English as a volunteer not only impacts communities in need but also offers...  [Read more]

Where is the best place to teach English in Japan? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Deciding on the best place to teach English in Japan depends on individual preferences. Tokyo, the bustling capital, offers the allure of city life and the most job opportunities. Osaka combines vibrant urban experiences with rich history, while Kobe is renowned for its international atmosphere. Beyond the main cities, there are countless towns that provide an authentic cultural immersion. Regardless of location, teachers can expect a competitive salary and a unique cultural experience. Tokyo Osaka Kobe Sapporo Fukuoka Unsurprisingly, Japan's most densely populated area, Tokyo, tops the list. It is a realm of its own, brimming with teaching opportunities thanks to its nine million-plus residents and offering the country's highest salaries. Although the cost of living is notably high,...  [Read more]

Best of Vancouver - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teach English Abroad

SOURCE: www . vancitybuzz . com/2012/08/best-of-vancouver-infographic/ Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Which is the best age group to teach English? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Teaching English abroad can offer an array of age groups to choose from, depending on your destination. Choosing the right age group largely depends on individual preferences as every teacher has their unique teaching style. Some teachers might opt to work with younger kids, attracted by the high energy level and fun-oriented environment that typically characterizes this group. Conversely, others might gravitate towards adult learners who usually prefer a calmer, more scholarly environment. What are the different age levels you can teach English? The pros and cons of teaching English at kindergarten level Pros: Cons: The pros and cons of teaching English to young learners Pros: Cons: The pros and cons of teaching English to adults Pros: Cons: What is the best age group to teach English to?...  [Read more]

What are the best countries to teach English in Asia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

For those aspiring to teach English abroad, Asia stands out as a premier destination with countries like Japan, South Korea, and Thailand leading the way. To be considered for teaching positions across the continent, it is imperative to possess proficient English skills and a recognized TEFL certification. While Asia comprises a vast expanse of diverse nations, we highlight the following as prime options for teaching English right now: South Korea Japan Taiwan Thailand Vietnam With an exceptionally high demand for TEFL qualified teachers nationwide, South Korea has gained popularity as one of the world's top destinations. Not only do teachers enjoy attractive salaries, but they can also lead a comfortable lifestyle while saving a substantial portion of their income. Generous benefits...  [Read more]

What are the best countries to teach English in Europe? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Europe, a hub of history, culture, and adventure, is a top destination for English teachers worldwide. Whether you are on a gap year or looking for a more lasting move, countries like France, Italy, and Spain offer premier opportunities. Annually, countless people flock to these European destinations, drawn by the promise of cultural exploration and memorable experiences. While a firm grasp of the English language is essential, most employers prioritize candidates with a TEFL certification. Navigating through the many choices can be challenging, but we have streamlined the process by highlighting the top European countries for English teaching prospects right now. Spain Italy France Czech Republic (Czechia) Germany Spain has consistently topped the list of TEFL destinations in Europe due...  [Read more]

What is the best platform to teach English online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

For those aspiring to teach English from the convenience of their homes or while traveling, several online platforms stand out in the TEFL world. Among the top platforms are Cambly, Italki and EF Education First. Just like traditional classroom educators, online English teachers are expected to meet specific criteria, ensuring quality and professionalism in this booming sector. Requirements for teaching English online Preply EF Education First Cambly iTalki SkimaTalk StarKid Protostar LatinHire The requirements for teaching online vary from one employer to the next, but there are a few common factors that many look for. Most online employers will expect you to have completed a TEFL course of at least 120 hours as this is the minimum level needed to cover all the most important areas of...  [Read more]

Where are the best places to teach English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

When choosing a destination for teaching English abroad there are a wide variety of options available to suit all tastes. For some this choice is based on where the best salaries and benefits are offered, whilst others may be more focused on cultural aspects or simply where to find the best nightlife. Each region and individual country has its own pros and cons, so here we give a brief overview of the most popular options to help you make the right decision to suit your plans. Which is the most popular region for teaching English abroad? Where can I earn the most money teaching English in Asia? What other popular spots are there for teaching English in Asia? Where are the most popular TEFL destinations in the Middle East? What are the pros and cons of teaching English in the Middle...  [Read more]

Where is the best place to teach English in Spain? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

For TEFL-qualified teachers seeking the best places to teach English in Spain, top cities to consider include Madrid, the vibrant capital; Barcelona, known for its rich art and architecture; and Seville, the heart of Andalusian culture. Other noteworthy options include Granada and Palma de Mallorca, both of which offer unique cultural experiences and teaching opportunities. Also read: How do I find a job teaching English in Spain? Madrid Barcelona Seville Granada Palma de Mallorca The capital of Spain, Madrid, houses over 3 million residents, and its thriving English language learning community ensures an abundance of teaching positions. Both public schools and private language institutes frequently seek new staff, while private tutoring can provide a profitable avenue. On average, Madrid...  [Read more]

Best of Toronto - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teach English Abroad

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How to Motivate High School Students in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Motivation in the classroom is the biggest reason why I teach students in a high school setting. I am a public-school teacher and I get English as a Second Language students all the time in my classroom. I am a 10th-grade teacher but my students' ages range from 14 years old to 19 years old. The number one factor that I teach is for motivation. My students are already matured and have seen things they probably should not have at their ages. Once they get to my classroom, they are mine to teach. I do my utmost best to teach my students. I have students from all over the world, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Egyptian, Asian, Africa, to name a few countries. I now have wonderful scores. I also have a high likability rating from my students; the...  [Read more]

TEFL: How to teach vocabulary? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

When teaching vocabulary in TEFL, it is imperative to employ strategies that maximize retention and practical use. Key approaches include: Harnessing these methods, TEFL teachers can ensure students not only learn but also effectively utilize new vocabulary both in and outside the classroom. Teach new words in context Frequent repetition is a must Use pictures and other visuals Use games to practice new vocabulary One of the most beneficial strategies for helping students remember new language is teaching it in context. Simply listing new words on the board and expecting immediate comprehension might lead to disappointment. When introducing new vocabulary, it is advisable to group related words together rather than disconnected ones. Vocabulary lessons can be themed around subjects such...  [Read more]

The Best Countries for Solo Women to Teach English Abroad - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hi everybody hello and good morning or good evening wherever you are right now i'm in south korea it's 10 a.m friday and so good morning um yeah i'm back here again today my name is linda from itt um if you've been here before hi and if this is your first time watching thanks so much for tuning in and taking the time we really really appreciate it um yeah so if any if at any time during this live session today you have any questions feel free to drop your comments in the comment section from whichever platform you're watching from so we are streaming live on facebook and on youtube at the same time if you can see me if you can hear me just leave a high into the comment box that would be really highly appreciated so that i know that everything is working well and um yeah for so the first...  [Read more]

Where are the best places to teach English for LGBTQ+ teachers? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

While significant strides have been made in LGBTQ+ rights in many countries, teachers from this community planning to teach abroad may still face some challenges. Certain popular teaching destinations might not openly discuss sexual orientation and gender identity, and in some places, homosexuality is still criminalized. Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the conditions in your preferred countries to ensure your overseas teaching journey is safe and fulfilling. Here, we highlight a few countries that stand out as welcoming places for LGBTQ+ English teachers. Spain Germany Uruguay Argentina Thailand Taiwan Known for its liberal outlook and commitment to equal rights, Spain is a favored destination for teaching English abroad. Legalizing same-sex marriage in the early...  [Read more]

What are the best countries to teach English in the Middle East? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

When considering the best countries in the Middle East to teach English, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stand out due to their vibrant job markets for TEFL qualified teachers. Additionally, countries like Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman are noteworthy for their attractive salaries and benefits. It is worth noting that these nations often have stringent requirements, given the high competition and substantial perks on offer. United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Qatar Oman Kuwait United Arab Emirates (UAE): With a population comprised of around 90% foreign-born citizens, the UAE offers immense diversity and ample English teaching opportunities. English language skills are highly valued in the workplace, leading to numerous positions in schools, language centers, kindergartens,...  [Read more]

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