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Do accents matter when teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Do accents matter when teaching English abroad? When it comes to accents we all have one no matter where in the world we were brought up. Most of us are familiar with the basic differences between British and American accents, but what about accents from Australia and New Zealand, Canada and South Africa? And within each of these countries there are dozens of regional accents, just to complicate things further. So, we all have an accent, but is it a problem when teaching English as a foreign language? What English accent should I teach my students? The first thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong accent when it comes to teaching and learning English. When teaching it is fine to speak naturally, just be sure that you always speak clearly and that all your instructions are...  [Read more]

English Variants: British vs. American - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English Variants: British vs. American In this essay, we are going to talk about two different versions of English which are American and British English. Table of Contents HISTORY ACCENT General American: General British: VOCABULARY SPELLING GRAMMAR 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 graduate ANDRII D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. HISTORY The English were introduced to America through British colonization in the early 17th century. It also spread to many other parts of the world due to the power of...  [Read more]

English in Britain and in America - TEFL Blog


Thu, 26 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English in Britain and in America British English versus American English are often discussed during the class, students frequently ask which one is the standard English to learn and would it cause any difficulties in communication. Both of them have differences and similarities, but individuals from the UK and the US can communicate without too much difficulty. Table of Contents What is Correct? The History of English Pronunciation Differences Spelling Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate JIN G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. What is Correct? Besides, there is no right...  [Read more]

Does a Non-Native English Speaking Teacher Give in on the Point of Teaching? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 12 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Does a Non-Native English Speaking Teacher Give in on the Point of Teaching? The United States of America, Canada, The United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. If one is not a citizen of one of the aforementioned countries, they are not likely to be considered as a native English speaker. There are certain countries such as the Caribbean Islands, India, Philippines and Singapore in which English is the official language and which use English as a primary language among the citizens. However, they are not recognized as native speakers of English due to various reasons, mainly accent, even though the use of the English language, including both grammar and vocabulary, doesn't differ too much from British...  [Read more]

What is it like teaching English in Bangladesh? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 02 Oct 2020 Sahil Gazi TEFL Information Alumni Experiences What is it like teaching English in Bangladesh? I was born in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. I had the privilege of being educated at some of the best private schools in town, all of whom followed an industry-standard curriculum for teaching English and other English language subjects. The British Council later adopted this with various examination boards from reputed Universities in the UK. Table of Contents As such, I would like to share a bit of it. The history of teaching English in Bangladesh The Level of English Learning for the new generation Limitations faced by the learners The new standard path for English learners and speakers The Future of English for Bangladesh Related Articles: Check out what our...  [Read more]

Are Non-Native English Language Teachers no Longer Needed? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 16 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Are Non-Native English Language Teachers no Longer Needed? Nowadays there is an increasing tendency of hiring more and more native English speakers as ESL or EFL teachers. Being a native English speaker and belonging to a certain number of English speaking countries is a required qualification for teachers or graduates who want to work abroad, especially. Table of Contents Speaking abilities or Teaching skills? What is a Successful Teacher? Conversation as a Center of Language Learning Non-Native Teacher Abroad Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Irina P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

An Australian Amongst American Textbooks in Japan: ✅ Teaching in a Country that Values American English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 15 Dec 2020 Maddy Payne Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences An Australian Amongst American Textbooks in Japan: ✅ Teaching in a Country that Values American English Assistant Language Teachers in Japan come from different countries worldwide, bringing different kinds of English with them. In my experience, American English is often the most sought-after version of English. Some countries highly value Language Teachers from the USA, which often matches their American-style textbooks and resources. Sometimes people are even overlooked for job opportunities due to their Australian accent and British English background. Well, Japan is no different in this regard. Many Japanese schools hold American English in high regard, so what is it like being an Australian-English...  [Read more]

Why I'm a Better English Teacher than my British Boyfriend - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Sep 2020 Anastasiia Ovchinnikova TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Why I'm a Better English Teacher than my British Boyfriend Back in the days when I was living in China with my British boyfriend, who was born and raised in Oxford, we would always make our friends smile talking about our careers. We always felt it was a bit ironic that out of the two of us, it was me who ended up as an English language teacher. I started to wonder whether he would have been a better English teacher than me, had he decided to work at one of the international schools in China. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. NNET Personal Experience Is Better Than Any Certificate 2. Someone Who Knows How To Speak a Language Doesn't Necessarily Know How To Teach It 3. NNETs Understand Cultural...  [Read more]

How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? This summative essay will exam the importance of teaching the differences between American English and British English for EFL learners. I will examine the intention behind teaching these differences, and when these teachings should be applied, and to what effect and purpose. This essay will focus primarily on the problems of pronunciation and spelling, which are the two main differences. I am a British citizen, born and raised in London, England, and currently teach at a public high school in Tokyo. Table of Contents Spelling Challenges for Beginners and Intermediate Learners What do Students Think? Grammar Interesting Experience for...  [Read more]

British vs. American: Which English Accent to Choose? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 20 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas British vs. American: Which English Accent to Choose? British English versus American English always sparks a lively discussion. I have read some articles so far as to compare these 2 languages and gather the information from the online resources. Table of Contents Personal experience The history of English Vocabulary challenge Teaching implications and classroom problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Zahra J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Personal experience I am Iranian and have many American and British friends and I have been living abroad for about 6 years. As...  [Read more]

Which ‘English’ Should I Teach? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 12 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Which ‘English’ Should I Teach? English is a language that has a variety of dialects: particularly, there are three different major English segments. English (American ), English (Australian), and English (British or Uk). The three segments have differences in the way they are written and spoken. In this article, I will compare American English versus British English and my own experience with these two. Table of Contents British English American English My Experience Training Course Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate maria c. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. British...  [Read more]

English in The United Kingdom and in The United States of America - TEFL Blog


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English in The United Kingdom and in The United States of America When I started my ITTT classes, I wasn't totally sure of the difference between British English and American English. I knew there were accents and pronunciation differences, but it seemed like no big deal. Then I learned more about grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and spelling. When you speak to someone who has never spoken or has very little knowledge of the two, I can see how things get really confusing. British English is a bit more formal and follows the Kings English, where American English is a little bit more laid back. Table of Contents Defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary: Especially: Defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary: British English vs. American...  [Read more]

Centre Registered TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Centre Registered TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Centre Registered TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts V.M. - Russia said: British English vs American EnglishA dilemma that faces many students today is whether to study British English or American English. Some non-native English teachers also get into the array of choices ? to complete their teacher training in the US or Great Britain. Occasionally, newspapers that advertise English teacher vacancies could be specific in their requirements. Some schools might also be conscious about the differences when hiring a new...  [Read more]

What You Need to Know About Japanese Students' Challenges Before Teaching in Japan - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences What You Need to Know About Japanese Students' Challenges Before Teaching in Japan Japan is a country with a long history, deep tradition, and vibrant culture. Within this culture sits the Japanese language. At first, being a spoken language and then adopting the Chinese Writing System, Japanese has grown and changed into what it is today. If you look at all languages, most Western languages originate from a set family, such as Romance Languages (which became today's Spanish, French, Italian, etc). But Japanese (as most Asian languages) was formed from entirely different roots. These fundamental differences mean that the method of learning these languages has a lot to do with memorization and repetitive practice of the Chinese...  [Read more]

Cert TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Cert TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Cert TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts V.R. & P.L - Laos said: British English vs American EnglishIntro English is spoken worldwide, either as the mother tongue or second language. Consequently a substantial variety of different dialects exist in the English language. Two most widely recognised of these dialects used when teaching TEFL are British English (BE), defined as the form of English used in the united kingdom, and American English (AE) the particular form of English used in the united states History By 1921 the British...  [Read more]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a non-Native TEFL teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 11 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a non-Native TEFL Teacher When you think of a TEFL teacher you immediately expect it to be a native speaker, but I think it will be surprisingly interesting to have a non-native speaker as a teacher. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Efforts of Learning Rapport and Explanation Pronunciation Difficulties The Ability to Teach Do you want to teach English all over the world? You can do it! Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Reem A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Listen to this blog post: Efforts of Learning English is not their first language so in order...  [Read more]

Cheapest TEFL Schools - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Cheapest TEFL Schools Check out tefl tesol about Cheapest TEFL Schools and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts W.C. - U.S.A. said: British English vs American EnglishBritish English and American English, both I think that are very important, British for england or European countries and American for this side of the world. Some kind of controversy or misunderstanding people has created in my country Ecuador, where a huge part of the people thinks that British English is more ( Authentic) than American English Concerning to style, diction, idiomatic expression, pronunciation, I could...  [Read more]

The Linguistic Division of English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Linguistic Division of English Language is rarely uniform. Especially when spread out over a great distance, rifts form in a language which causes dialectical differences, which are sometimes extreme. Such is especially true of the English language: several qualities divide American, British, and Australian English. Many of these differences developed inevitably over time, due to geographic and cultural separation. However, several factors contributed to the language differences between these areas. This paper will examine these differences and the reasons for them, focusing on the dialects of Britain and America. Table of Contents The History of English American vs. British Differences in Writing Do you want to spread...  [Read more]

Local TEFL Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Local TEFL Language Check out tefl tesol about Local TEFL Language and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts D. S. - Germany said: British English vs American English The English language consists of two major variations. One is British English, which is spoken in the UK, and the other variation is American English. British English has its origin in the UK and includes several dialects within the UK. British English is often referred to as Oxford English, which is one of the dialects. Usually, this is the variation taught as a foreign language at public schools throughout Europe....  [Read more]

Problems for Indian Learners in ESL - TEFL Blog


Thu, 26 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Problems for Indian Learners in ESL Unlike many other countries, India does not have a national language. There are over 30 official languages spoken in India. English has been adopted by the government for judicial and administrative proceedings, and most Indians have a functional understanding of English. However, many Indians struggle to learn and use English effectively. Table of Contents Pronunciation Exposure to English Differences in Language Structure Translation Approach Vocabulary Challenge Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tejaswini K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions...  [Read more]

The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers from: 1200


The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The Functions of an ESL Teacher in Class Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the functions of an ESL teacher. Troubleshooting for Maximizing Success Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on troubleshooting. First Step in Teaching: Reasons to take a TEFL Course Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their personal story of becoming a teacher and reasons to take a TEFL course. British vs. American: Which English Accent to Choose? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of British and American English. Our TEFL...  [Read more]

TEFL Other Europe - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Tefl In Sarajevo Bosnia


TEFL in Sarajevo, Bosnia Date posted:2006-01-03 | Writer: Seal Foreign Languages Education Centre | Email: [email protected] The Seal Foreign Languages Education Centre is seeking a self-sufficient and highly motivated EFL teacher with a British accent to take a full-time teaching position in our Sarajevo school . CELTA or TESOL qualifications and previous teaching experience are necessary. The position would be for a full school year (23rd January - 5th July firs term; 1st September - 30th December second term). The Teacher may choose how often he or she teaches, can be up to 10 classes a day. Classes run Monday to Friday. The curriculum is provided by the school. The teacher would earn a good local salary. The salary package would not include expenses like accommodation and...  [Read more]

How You Can Benefit If You Use Songs in Your Teaching - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How You Can Benefit If You Use Songs in Your Teaching Music is an important element in our lives. When you're on your way to work, you turn on the radio. When you're too tired to do anything, you choose a song from your playlist and play it to make you feel relaxed. Human beings are emotional by nature. Music offers encouragement and the strength that one needs. Its importance cannot be taken for granted. It is a tool that connects people of all ages, nationality, and culture. It's not odd to see a child listening to an old rock musician's song. Also, it's not surprising to see an Indian woman listening to Taylor Swift despite the differences in their cultures. I believe using music as a tool to teach English to foreign students have...  [Read more]

TEFL Italy - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teacher Of English Needed In Italy For Kids 4 8 Years ann. 2


Teacher of English Needed in Italy for Kids 4–8 Years Date posted:2021-07-04 | Writer: British School Group | Email: [email protected] For the academic year 2021-2022, small language school in the south of Italy requires a teacher of English and activities for toddlers and kids aged 4–8 years. The two branches of our language school, part of the larger network of British School Group, are located in Melfi (PZ) and Venosa (PZ) in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Melfi and Venosa are tranquil market towns with their own castles and access to a reasonable range of facilities, services, and public transport. Like most other schools, ours too is equipped with computers, internet, projectors, photocopiers, and resource books.Salary and benefitsCONTRACT: From...  [Read more]

What are the main differences between American and British English? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What are the main differences between American and British English? The divergence between British and American English can create confusion for English language learners and their teachers. The distinct accents alone can pose challenges in understanding, while differences in pronunciation of identical words can also be perplexing. However, the most significant difficulties often arise when the two variations use entirely different words to express the same concept, encompassing both vocabulary and grammar. Moreover, students must grapple with divergent spellings and date formats, further complicating matters. Differences in vocabulary Vocabulary discrepancies constitute a major source of confusion. Numerous words have distinct meanings in the two language versions. While teaching...  [Read more]

Approved TEFL Certificate - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Approved TEFL Certificate Check out tefl tesol about Approved TEFL Certificate and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts V. B. - Canada said: British English vs American EnglishThere are numerous problems that esl students may encounter when learning from British and American teachers, as these two parts of the world speak two very different types of English. Some of the main problem areas in the two types include spelling, verb tenses and vocabulary. Though American English was introduced to the country by British settlers in the early 17th century, the language there has evolved and...  [Read more]

TEFL Other Europe - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Tefl In Serbia


TEFL in Serbia Date posted:2007-02-12 | Writer: SEAL - Foreign Languages Education Centre | Email: [email protected] The Seal Foreign Languages Education Centre is seeking two teachers, female or male, with a British or an Australian accent who are EFL qualified to take on a full-time teaching position in our schools in Bijeljina and Sarajevo (two of our four schools in Bosnia). The teachers should start as soon as possible. The position would be for a term (approx 5 months). Classes run Monday to Friday. Both teachers will be required to teach students from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced levels, with ages ranging from 12 to 50. Class sizes are usually between 6 to 12 students. The teachers will be required to work Monday to Friday (occassionally on Saturdays). Classes are...  [Read more]

Common Studies of the English Language Variants - TEFL Blog


Fri, 19 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Common Studies of the English Language Variants The new paradigm of teacher training in the system of higher pedagogical education is the concept of psychological and pedagogical training of a teacher as a holder of world culture. The study of foreign languages expands intercultural, inter-ethnic communication. The use of the linguistic-cultural component in the adaptation of educational language programs allows you to implement the principle of communication, to organize interested communication and interaction of students in the language and, thus, open access to the culture of other people and provide a dialogue of cultures. Table of Contents Linguistics and Culture Preferred Variant of English Lexical Differences between American...  [Read more]

Top Tips for Teaching English to Young Learners - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Top Tips for Teaching English to Young Learners 02/18/2023 hi welcome Linda here from ITT back this week with another live session I hope you're doing well thank you so much for joining me today I'm happy to see you if you can see me and if you can hear me clearly if everything's working please just leave a high in the comment section and uh maybe also let me know where you are right now where are you watching from today what time is it there how are you doing let me know in the comments we are live on Facebook and on YouTube at the same time and we also always turn our live sessions into podcast episodes so if you're listening to this as a podcast thank you so much for the download and thank you so much for listening we really appreciate that don't forget to like And subscribe um so...  [Read more]

Common Challenges in English for Ecuadorian Learners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Common Challenges in English for Ecuadorian Learners The native language in Ecuador is Quichua, an Inca language. It is spoken by the Indian population, but Spanish is the most common, widely spoken language. Besides Spanish, ten native languages are spoken in Ecuador. English is the most spoken foreign language amongst tourist providers and professionals. For this reason, English is taught in most schools as a Foreign Language. Table of Contents Lack of practice Possible solution Educational system Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jemma W. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT....  [Read more]

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