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Can TEFL be a career? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can TEFL be a career? Anyone who is thinking about teaching English abroad has most likely received a response along the lines of "Oh, how fun, but what will you do when you get back?" Some people believe that teaching English as a foreign language is not a "real job" but rather something that people do to pay off student debt or simply for fun before settling down into a "normal" job and lifestyle. Many people decide to teach English abroad for these reasons, but there are also many who have made a successful and lucrative career out of it. Is it possible to make a long-term career out of teaching English as a foreign language? Yes, you can pursue a long-term career as an EFL teacher. For the vast majority of people who travel abroad to teach English, it all begins with a simple desire...  [Read more]

Can TEFL be a career? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can TEFL be a career? Contrary to the common misconception that teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is just a temporary gig or a way to pay off student debt, many educators have turned it into a lucrative, long-term profession. Whether teaching abroad or online, TEFL can indeed be a fulfilling lifelong career. Table of Contents Is it possible to make a long-term career out of teaching English as a foreign language? What qualifications do I need to pursue a career in TEFL? What skills will I need to pursue a career in TEFL? What other TEFL-related jobs are there in the long run? What are the advantages of a long-term TEFL career? Is it possible to make a long-term career out of teaching English as a foreign language? Absolutely. While many initially venture into EFL teaching to...  [Read more]

How Songs Can be Used as a Didactic Material - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Songs Can be Used as a Didactic Material Teaching a foreign language involves a whole set of different stages and methods that are guided and put into practice by the teacher. Table of Contents Universal Language Power of Songs Choosing teaching materials Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Maria S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Universal Language If music is a “universal language”, and it is furthermore considered as an element inherent to culture, this link between music and the teaching of language can be explored using the song as didactic material....  [Read more]

How Can Teaching on a One-to-One be Effective? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 28 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Can Teaching on a One-to-One be Effective? Teaching on a one to one is a real skill and one that takes many months and even years of experience to be able to become proficient at. It is true to say that no matter how long someone has been teaching on a one to one basis, they will always find new strategies to employ. So, how can one-to-one teaching be effective? Table of Contents My teaching experience Individual lessons Rapport building Teaching approaches Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tammy T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. My teaching experience As a...  [Read more]

3 Ways How to Be a Good Teacher - TEFL Blog


Mon, 02 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 3 Ways How to Be a Good Teacher Without knowing it nor intending it to be, my path has been strongly directed and focused on education and it was since Elementary School that I felt that something was wrong with me in the nowadays education system. After struggling a lot with learning as I was supposed to and believing that I was not smart enough, I finally took a subject at college that changed my thinking. This subject was called Educational Psychology and it was based on the actual necessity of creating a revolution or a change in education. Table of Contents 1. Real-life simulation: 2. Emotional Hitch: 3. Teacher-student relationship: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Within the years we...  [Read more]

Important Qualities Needed to be a Successful English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Wed, 08 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Important Qualities Needed to be a Successful English Teacher When I consider the most important aspect of the education system, the very first thing I think of is teachers. I would argue that teachers are the backbone of the education system. Anyone that attended school, regardless of country or region, was once educated by teachers. Even though all of us have that in common, it is impossible to think that everyone had the same experience regarding the teachers that influenced them. The obvious reason is that, just like every person is unique and different, all teachers are unique and distinct. It is sad to admit, but not every certified teacher is a good teacher. There are certain qualities that I believe are necessary to be a...  [Read more]

So what exactly does it mean to be a Teacher? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 25 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences So what exactly does it mean to be a Teacher? When I was still studying at the secondary level and about to enter college, a lot of people asked me if I was sure about my decision to take education as my course. Here in the Philippines, teachers do not get a high salary despite doing a lot of paperwork and a very stressful job. Maybe this is the reason why they asked me about my chosen profession and even I asked myself too, but I love to help. Being a teacher is not just about teaching lessons from the book and completing what must be supposed to be accomplished in the objectives of the lesson plan. The word “teacher” is very broad and everyone should be aware of that. Like what I said, the teacher’s job is...  [Read more]

How a Teacher Can Affect Student Performance - TEFL Blog


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How a Teacher Can Affect Student Performance When learning a new language one’s teacher plays an important role in how they develop and increase their knowledge, as well as how motivated they are to continue studying, regardless of teaching methodology, differences in culture, age, experiences that affect students way of learning or their initial reason to start learning said language. Table of Contents Teachers’ Responsibilities Point of View Methods of Delivering Lessons Behavior Management Parents-Teachers Communication Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ria J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily...  [Read more]

Different Types of Learning Skills to be Fostered by a Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 10 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Different Types of Learning Skills to be Fostered by a Teacher Teaching is an essential part of education. Its special function is to impart knowledge, develop understanding and skills. The teacher plays a vital role in imparting knowledge to the learners Table of Contents What is Teaching Skill? Teaching Skills all Educators Should Foster Patience Creativity Communication and Collaboration Likable Personality Self-Discipline Possessing these skills is important because: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kimbu H. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. What is Teaching Skill?...  [Read more]

Why Non-Native English Teachers Can Be Great Teachers - TEFL Blog


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Why Non-Native English Teachers Can Be Great Teachers Nowadays English has become a common language that helps to facilitate the communication between people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. English may not be the most widely used language in the world, but it is the official language of 53 countries and it is used by around 400 million people worldwide. As a result, being able to speak English does not only mean communicating with native English speakers, but it also means opening the door to new international chances and opportunities. Table of Contents 3 Key Strengths of Non-Native ESL Teachers: 1. They have a better understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by their students. 2. They are more precise when...  [Read more]

What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher? If you have decided to pursue a career in teaching English abroad, it is now time to figure out what the requirements are to get you started! While there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to teaching abroad, the most commonly required qualifications to become a TEFL teacher are: Do I need to be fluent in English to get a job in TEFL? Although it may seem self-evident, fluency in English is a prerequisite for TEFL instructors. If you don't speak English well, we recommend looking for another job. Do I need to be a native English speaker to get a job in TEFL? Non-native English speakers with fluency in the language can find work in many areas, including South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. In some regions of...  [Read more]

What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher? Typically, TEFL teachers should possess an accredited TEFL certificate with at least 120 hours of training. Proficiency in English, either as a native or fluent speaker, is also vital. While a bachelor's degree can enhance job prospects, many institutions prioritize the TEFL certification. Above all, a zest for adventure and a passion for teaching are invaluable assets in this field. Table of Contents Do I need to be fluent in English to get a job in TEFL? Do I need to be a native English speaker to get a job in TEFL? Do I need a TEFL qualification to teach English? Can I get a TEFL job if I have completed a TEFL taster course? What is a 120-hour TEFL certificate course? Should I take additional TEFL courses to enhance my job...  [Read more]

Alumni Story: How Have I Been Learning to Be a Better Teacher? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Alumni Story: How Have I Been Learning to Be a Better Teacher? When I moved to Japan over two years ago, I had no formal teaching experience. I hit the ground running, visiting five different elementary and junior high schools in my small town, and getting to know the students and teachers I would work with there. I made many mistakes but also learned a lot about teaching along the way through my own experience, observing the teachers I work with, and taking an online TEFL course. I hope to use this knowledge to further improve my teaching skills. Table of Contents Workflow and how it changes throughout the time My experience in Japan TEFL Certification Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles:...  [Read more]

Q A With A Non Native Esl Teacher I Can T Find A Job What To Do - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Q&A with a Non-Native ESL Teacher: "I can't find a job! What to do?"   Are you a non-native ESL teacher? Have you got TEFL certified but still have trouble finding a job? Come to this live stream and ask a non-native ESL teacher Liza for a piece of advice! #TEFL#BestTEFL #TeachEnglishOnline Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: https://bit.ly/37gs5vO What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: https://bit.ly/36ma2Fg Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: https://bit.ly/3ltqt73 Teach English online from anywhere you want: https://bit.ly/3ltqEPL Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Several Ways a Teacher Can Act in The Classroom - TEFL Blog


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Several Ways a Teacher Can Act in The Classroom The personality of a teacher, their attitude towards teaching and their relationship with the students have a major impact on the motivation of the class to learn a foreign language. Being kind, patient, entertaining and with a good subject, knowledge is some of the characteristics of a good teacher. Table of Contents Leading Part Role Model Individual Instructor Evaluator Do you want to teach English to ESL students abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Vladislava B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Leading Part Their ability to interact with the...  [Read more]

5 Ways a Teacher Can Perform in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Ways a Teacher Can Perform in the Classroom According to the students’ developmental reality, educational goals and requirements, the role of the teacher are not only to teach students some aspects of textbook knowledge but also to adopt specific teaching methods in specific environments and to promote student growth through specific channels. An effective teacher, who is a complex professional role, understands that teaching involves wearing multiple hats to ensure that all students receive a quality education. Therefore, the role of the teacher in shaping up lives is unparalleled. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Controller 2. Role Model 3. Organizer 4. Observer 5. Motivator Are you ready to teach English...  [Read more]

Ways a Teacher Can Interact with Students in Class - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Ways a Teacher Can Interact with Students in Class What is the role of the teacher? To meet the needs of the students, teachers will need to take on multiple roles in the classroom. Staying in one role for too long can hamper a student’s ability to learn. The lesson will become stagnant. As the stages of lesson progress, it is important for the teacher to change roles along with the type of activities. Table of Contents Control Resource Participation Organization Performance Modeling Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Diane T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Control...  [Read more]

Should a TEFL certification be Mandatory for Teachers? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 27 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Should a TEFL Certification be Mandatory for Teachers? The importance of a course such as a TEFL is easy to overlook when you consider the multitude of teaching jobs that are available around the globe that require no teacher training whatsoever. In many countries, the only requirements are that you have some form of degree and are a native speaker. For those looking to travel whilst earning some money, these countries can provide a good balance of income and culture, as well as easy access to other countries in the area. However, whilst this is beneficial to the 'tourist teacher', it can often lead to substandard teaching methods. For an example of this, I need not look any further than myself. Table of Contents My Teaching...  [Read more]

How English Teachers Can Manage a Cultural Sensitive Class - TEFL Blog


Sat, 11 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How English Teachers Can Manage a Cultural Sensitive Class Today there is an increasing diversity not only in schools but also in other business aspects due to the result of globalization which in general dictates that we must develop more understanding of culture in order to exert true understanding among diverse populations which I believe is the base for maintaining a cultural sensitive class. But before I go in details, it vital to understand the true meaning of Culture, Sensitivity, and Culture sensitivity combined. Table of Contents What is a culture? What is cultural sensitivity? Approaches to manage a culturally sensitive class Advantages of Teaching a Multicultural class Disadvantages of Teaching a Multicultural class...  [Read more]

How Self-Analysis and Reflection Can Help a Teacher Improve - TEFL Blog


Thu, 27 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Self-Analysis and Reflection Can Help a Teacher Improve The CEO of a multi-million-dollar company I worked for once told me, “Change or change will change you.” This motto has stuck with me since the day I heard him say it. It’s part of the reason why I decided that I want to be a teacher. I know it’s going to bring me out of my comfort zone and force me to do things that I otherwise would never do. A teacher can never stop learning; one has to constantly improve. Otherwise, what’s the point? Some of the most important ways to ensure that one improves as a teacher are to self-analyze and reflect. It’s fine to use these tactics at one’s own pace and discretion, but they are of utmost...  [Read more]

How a Teacher can Properly Evaluate and Test the Class - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How a Teacher can Properly Evaluate and Test the Class Testing and evaluating a class is an extremely important aspect of teaching. It allows the teacher to examine each student’s progress and decide how to best help them to continue to move forward. In addition to this, it allows students to receive feedback on their progress, which can boost student’s self-confidence and motivation. Table of Contents Testing Teaching Methods Structure of the Placement Test Exams Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Daniel D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Testing Teaching...  [Read more]

Why Non-Native English Speakers Can be Good TEFL Teachers - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Non-Native English Speakers Can be Good TEFL Teachers As a Belgian born citizen, I was brought up with different languages. Belgium is officially a trilingual country: French, Dutch, and German are all official languages. Dutch is my mother tongue, I have been learning French since primary school. Later, in high school, German and English were added to my curriculum and in college, I extended my language skills by taking a Spanish course. This means I have been studying foreign languages since primary school until my university degree when I was 25 years old. This made me decide to write on the following topic: why non-native English speakers can be good TEFL teachers. Table of Contents Teaching qualities important for...  [Read more]

Teachers Never Stop Learning - A TEFL Alumna's Thoughts on Being a Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 04 Dec 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teachers Never Stop Learning - A TEFL Alumna's Thoughts on Being a Teacher My teaching experience began in a whirlwind. I graduated from college a semester ahead of my class, married, lived with my husband in my sister’s basement for two months, and moved to South Korea. We had no idea what to expect. Sure, we’d read the blogs, talked to the director of our school, and even talked with people we know who had lived and taught in Korea. It still didn’t fully prepare us for what to expect, how amazing it would be, and how hard. We lived in South Korea for 19 months teaching three through seven year olds daily and first through third graders several times each week. Table of Contents Are you ready to teach English...  [Read more]

Why Would Someone Want to Complete a TEFL Course? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 07 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Would Someone Want to Complete a TEFL Course? There are many reasons why a person might be interested in becoming TEFL certified. Initially, I only really had one reason, is that it’d be an interesting way to start my career as a teacher and would determine if this was something I wanted to do with a big portion of my life. One of my major life goals is revamping the American education system and making it more efficient, especially on the public-school level. I’ve learned a decent amount about how education is handled in several countries outside of America and while no system is perfect, there are things we could be doing better. By finding a TEFL job in another country I’d be able to gain experience as...  [Read more]

What Does it Mean to be a TEFL certified Non-Native English Speaking Teacher?


Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What Does it Mean to be a TEFL certified Non-Native English Speaking Teacher? Well, before starting this summative task and as I was going through the list of topics, I noticed this one…TEFL for non-native English speaking teachers (N°30) and thought: that’s the one I want to talk about. Table of Contents What TEFL means for a non-native English speaking teacher What it does not mean A balanced and broader view of this situation should help such one to remain optimistic and confident. Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Yes, I am a non-native English speaker and months ago, I have given to my life a completely different orientation, leaving behind nearly a 30 years career spent...  [Read more]

What should I know about TEFL interviews and contracts? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What should I know about TEFL interviews and contracts? Job interviews are notorious for causing anxiety, but if you know what to expect and you prepare accordingly you should find they are not as bad as you are expecting. The essential nature of any interview is to show that you are confident in your teaching ability, keen to get started, and able to fit into the existing workforce. By doing some research and planning in advance, you should be able to demonstrate all of this and land the job on the spot. Table of Contents How do I prepare for an interview for teaching English abroad? What are the basic things to remember for a TEFL job interview? How should I dress for a TEFL job interview? What language should I use in a TEFL job interview? What cultural issues should I be aware...  [Read more]

Is Teaching an Innate Gift or an Acquired Skill? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 25 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Is Teaching an Innate Gift or an Acquired Skill? “Everyone who remembers his education remembers teachers, not methods, and or techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system” – Sidney Hook. Teaching is as ancient as time and its ways of imparting knowledge have evolved throughout the centuries. Past behind are those days when children were considered wicked and in need to be reformed (Hobbes’ view). Likewise, it stopped being a one-way relationship where teachers had a dominant position and students were just mere recipients of data. Looking back at my school days, I compare teaching now and then. And even though roles and methods have made a 180 degrees turn, it has made me wonder why I...  [Read more]

5 Ways How Teacher Can Benefit From Teaching a Large Classroom - TEFL Blog


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Ways How Teacher Can Benefit From Teaching a Large Classroom How people living in extended families cannot choose whether it is good or bad to live with that many people, teaching and learning in a large class are equally controversial. However, there are just a few disadvantages as opposed to countless advantages to be taught in a large class for students. Table of Contents 1. Communication 2. Seating Arrangement 3. Chances to Observe 4. Choice of Activities 5. Excitement Do you want to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Nalan F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. 1. Communication...  [Read more]

How do I become a TEFL tutor? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I become a TEFL tutor? There are a number of EFL teaching scenarios that involve tutoring. The most obvious is that of one-to-one teaching. This can take place in a school, a language center, at a business or privately. Regardless of the teaching scenario, the route to becoming a TEFL tutor is basically the same as becoming a TEFL teacher. In general there are three ways to gain the certification required to become a TEFL tutor. They all involve a course with a minimum of 120 hours of training. Online TEFL certification This can be done from anywhere in the world with a computer and an internet connection. Typical 120-hour courses give you up to six months to complete the course, working at your own pace. These courses will cover the main aspects of EFL teaching, those being,...  [Read more]

What should be on a TEFL resume? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What should be on a TEFL resume? Once you have completed your chosen TEFL certification course, it is time to start sending out applications for the teaching jobs that catch your eye, whether they are within your own country, overseas, or online. Unfortunately, some people underestimate the importance of their CV/resume and how it is absolutely crucial in getting you an interview ahead of all the other applicants for the same job. First impressions really do count, which is why it is vital that the documents you send out should be properly thought out. So what exactly should be included in a TEFL resume? Personal Information The first thing to realize here is that in most countries around the world there are less restrictions on personal information than in the USA. In many cases,...  [Read more]

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