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Linguistic Learning - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Many language learning theories are proposed based on certain linguistic theories. In fact, knowledge in linguistics lies at the root of understanding what language learners can learn, how they learn and what they learn ultimately. Therefore, linguistics has always played an important role in the studies of language acquisition and learning. For example, as Ellis (1994:1) points out, "whereas much of the earlier second language acquisition work focused on the linguistic and, in particular, the grammatical properties of learner language and was psycholinguistic in orientation, later work has also attended to the pragmatic aspects of learner language and, increasingly, has adopted a sociolinguistic perspective. So, linguistics has indeed been relevant to...  [Read more]

TEFL Courses in Colombia ▷ inclass ITTT Tefl

  The ITTT TEFL course in Colombia gives you the opportunity to learn how to teach English in one of Latin America’s brightest stars and the gateway to South America. Colombia is a country filled with unique landscapes and innovative cities, cultural and gastronomic delights, and villages surrounded by imposing mountains. It is a country of diversity with places that only exist in Colombia. For lovers of nature and extreme sports, the three mountain ranges of the Colombian Andes are an excellent setting for climbing or walking trails. For water sports, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Coast offer some of the world’s best surfing and snorkeling, and our lakes and reservoirs in the interior of the country are great for fishing and rafting. Colombia has everything; Caribbean beaches...  [Read more]

TEFL Bogotà - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL Colombia ▷ ITTT course

Colombia's capital Bogotá is a very special city. Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,640 meters, it is one of the highest capital cities in the world and is home to people from every corner of Colombia. Bogotá serves as the vibrant centre of a variety of Colombian cultures as well as those of other South American countries. You will always find something exciting to do in Bogotá, whether it’s enjoying the local culture in the cobbled streets of the historic downtown of La Candelaria, or heading out to the areas around the city to experience the country’s beautiful views and diverse flora and fauna. The city has restaurants, clubs, cafes and bars dotted amongst old houses, churches and convents dating back 300 hundred years. Bogotá also has numerous...  [Read more]

TEFL Other Latin America - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ English Teachers Wanted In Colombia

Date posted:2023-12-04 | Writer: More Than English Colombia | Email: [email protected] More Than English Colombia has earned recognition as one of the premier English learning initiatives in Colombia, endorsed by TESOL Colombia. Established in 2018, our primary mission is to provide English education to middle-class and low-income individuals who have been underserved due to the prohibitive cost of language courses and outdated teaching methods.What sets our program apart is not a sophisticated tech tool or a digital platform; it's our people. People are the lifeblood of More Than English. Our diverse team hails from all corners of the globe, leveraging their cultural insights as a powerful tool for empowerment and education.Now we are looking for English teachers who want...  [Read more]

Most Common Problems for English Learners in Spanish-Speaking Colombia - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas For this assignment, I decided to research problems experienced by Colombian students learning English. I will be teaching English in Colombia and thought this subject would benefit me. My findings more generally reflect the difficulties of Spanish-speaking learners. The paper outlines the top ten difficulties for Spanish-speakers learning English (vocabulary, spelling/pronunciation, subject-verb-agreement, verb tense, dialects, subject omission, pronunciation, stress, slang, and literal translations) based on CCJK (2019). Where possible I relate this information to my experiences/examples and units in the TEFL course. Vocabulary difficulties Spelling and Punctuation Difficulties Subject-Verb Agreement Verb Tense Dialects The omission of the Subject...  [Read more]

ProgressMe - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

ProgressMe is an interactive linguistic platform for online education providing solutions for private online classes, language marathons, and schools with support for more than 140 languages. We bring together more than 50,000 language teachers around the world and help improve the quality of online learning every day. ProgressMe allows teach online using: - Virtual Classrooms; - Course Constructor; - Integrated Video communication system; - Automatic check of students' answers; - Personal accounts for each user with their own schedule; - Full synchronization with the student; - Library of interactive materials; - Blended learning mode; - ProgressMe Academy with educational content. Progressme / Live-classes 1 minute to prepare for the lesson Use of the ready-made interactive materials...  [Read more]

Living and Teaching English in Colombia - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Habits & Customs

Although South America has been a popular destination for teaching English abroad for many years, there are several countries in the region that have only recently come onto the scene in a serious way and one of those is Colombia. With a tourism industry that is growing rapidly every year and an increasing level of cross-border business, the demand for EFL teachers in Colombia is now high. If you would like to explore one of the region’s lesser-known countries, take a look at these guides before you set off. SOURCE: theculturetrip . com/south-america/colombia/articles/the-essential-travel-guide-to-colombia-infographic/?utm_content=bufferf63cd&utm_medium=pinterest&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=buffer Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! SOURCE:...  [Read more]

Tesol Review From Student Leidy - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  In this TESOL review video, Leidy from Colombia shares her thoughts on taking a TEFL/TESOL course with ITTT. She is currently teaching English in Guangzhou, China, and recently completed her 120-hour TEFL certification course with ITTT. She enjoyed her experience taking the course and loved all the additional material, like video lessons, exercises and printable lesson plans the course includes. She recommends ITTT to anyone wanting to teach English abroad. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

How much can I earn teaching English in Colombia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

TEFL-qualified teachers in Colombia can expect to earn between $700 and $1,000 monthly, reflecting the rising demand for language skills in a country experiencing a tourism renaissance. The past image of Colombia overshadowed by historical conflicts has given way to a new era of peace and burgeoning economic opportunities. With the tourism sector's growth, there Is an urgent need for English language proficiency, creating numerous teaching opportunities. The salary can vary based on the type of institution, location, and the teacher's experience. Additionally, private language tutors can command hourly rates ranging from $12 to $25. What are TEFL salaries in Colombia? Who are the main employers of English language teachers in Colombia? What is the recruitment process for English teachers...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Review From Student Leidy - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  In this TESOL review video, Leidy from Colombia shares her thoughts on taking a TEFL/TESOL course with ITTT. She is currently teaching English in Guangzhou, China, and recently completed her 120-hour TEFL certification course with ITTT. She enjoyed her experience taking the course and loved all the additional material, like video lessons, exercises and printable lesson plans the course includes. She recommends ITTT to anyone wanting to teach English abroad.  [Read more]

TEFL Canada - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Esl Instructor

Date posted:2024-03-28 | Writer: Toronto School of Management | Email: [email protected] Position at Toronto School of Management Part - Time,  Fixed term (6 months).  The Language Gallery Canada is a proud member of Global University Systems (GUS), an international network of higher-educational institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. The Language Gallery Canada delivers a wide range of quality language programs to students from over 70 countries. With locations in Canada’s two largest markets for ESL training, Toronto and Vancouver, provides short-term and long-term high-quality language courses with an emphasis on academic quality, offering international students a great language immersion experience that will...  [Read more]

The Importance of English Grammar - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In my opinion, Grammar plays an important role in English Learning and Teaching, because Grammar is the heart of any language. Learning English is the same as building a house and its grammar acts as a foundation and frame. Knowledge of English grammar helps us in the correction of mistakes and improvement of writing work. A person cannot learn a foreign language accurately only through a process of unconscious assimilation. Grammar and Linguistics 1. The formal grammar helps us speak correctly in English: 2. Grammar helps us communicate correctly: 3. Grammar helps us improve communication skills: 4. Writing and speaking in formal grammar will increase the value of personal branding. 5. Correct grammar gives many benefits in applying for a job: Do you...  [Read more]

TEFL Middle East - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Esp Eap Teacher At Saudi University

Date posted:2024-03-10 | Writer: Prince Sultan University | Email: [email protected] Details of Position Institution: University Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Subjects: Academic English, English for Specific Purposes Students: Adults (ages 18 to 30+) Duration: One academic year (renewable) Working hours: eight (8) working hours (from 7 AM to 3 PM, or 8 AM to 4PM), Sunday to Thursday Holidays: Paid annual leave of thirty (30) days for every year of continued service plus full-paid leave on National Day, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha Salary: 17,000 20,000 SAR per month depending on qualifications and experience. This includes an accommodation allowance. Other benefits: Medical insurance, annual flight allowance, end of service bonus Probationary period: 90 days Qualifications...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Review From Student Taeghan - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  In this TEFL review video, Taeghan shares her thoughts on the 120-hour online TEFL course she recently took with ITTT. She's a teacher at a school in Columbia. Taeghan especially loved the ESA methodology presented in the online TEFL course. She now applies this method in her classes and has seen great results.  [Read more]

Ultimate Country Match Guide for Teaching EFL in Latin America - TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker Destinations When it comes to choosing a destination to teach English abroad, there is no single place that suits everyone because every individual teacher has their own motivations for heading overseas. Whether it is to earn money to fund further travels, to be immersed in an unfamiliar culture, or to escape from the boredom of everyday life back home. Whatever your own personal reasons for wanting to get on that plane, rest assured that the perfect location is out there waiting for you. "I prefer natural beauty and fascinating culture, particularly if it's a little off the beaten track." "I'm looking for my first EFL teaching job and would like to secure it before I leave home." "I'm looking for a large job market that is within easy reach of the USA, but also still has...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Tefl Reviews Video Testimonial Juan Carlos - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Juan Carlos from Mexico took the 120-hour online TESOL course with tutor support and videos from ITTT. In this TESOL review video he tells us how he found the course to be very informative covering topics from lesson planning to classroom management. Juan Carlos enjoyed the course and if he had the chance to do the course again, he would do so without thinking. Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! I...  [Read more]

TEFL Peru - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Language Support Specialist

Date posted:2024-04-19 | Writer: Newton College | Email: [email protected] Newton College is looking for a talent who can be our Language Support Specialist in Upper School (Secundaria). Requirements Hold a degree (Licenciatura) in Education, Special Education, Applied Linguistics or related field. English level: CPE or bilingual Certification in teaching English as a second language (TESOL), English language teaching (CELTA) or equivalent. Minimum 3 years' experience teaching a foreign language. At least 2 years of IB Program experience Experience working with students who have language-based learning differences or second language learners. Responsibilities Actively participate in collaborative spaces with colleagues, including observation of student work/data to adjust...  [Read more]

5 Reasons Why Grammar Is Vital in Language Learning - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Language is the key to communication, and grammar is the foundation that unlocks its potential. Often viewed as a daunting challenge, mastering grammar is an essential step in language acquisition. Beyond the complexities lie five compelling reasons why grammar should be at the core of every language learner's journey. 1. Building Strong Foundations 2. Bridging the Gap for New Concepts 3. Achieving Native-Like Fluency 4. Uncovering Language Nuances 5. Realizing the Role of Grammar in Language Proficiency Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are...  [Read more]

Understanding Multiple Intelligences as a Learning Bedrock - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Once I saw a satirical cartoon. Different animals such as a monkey, a fish, a giraffe, a snail, and a tiger were sitting in desks. In front of all the animals, was a godlike man pointing a tree. He then said, "The first one to climb that tree gets an A". I laughed the first time I saw it. Then, I was saddened. Traditional Teaching Techniques New Approach Importance for Teachers Do you want to learn modern teaching techniques? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: My initial response was somewhat of a bittersweet reminiscence, in which I remember what it was to study, the difficulties and the rewards, my fellow classmates and my teachers. Most of us could relate to the satirical cartoon. Nonetheless, the cartoon is not...  [Read more]

TEFL Canada - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Job Teaching English In Ontario Canada ann. 2

Date posted:2019-02-25 | Writer: Professional Linguistics Upper Studies | Email: [email protected] Professional Linguistic Upper Studies (PLUS) operates English as a Foreign Language (EFL) programs across the world. PLUS U.S. Corporation, headquartered in New York City, runs summer English language study and travel programs for international high school students across North America and Canada with regular opportunities for TEFL trained teachers. The programs allow students the opportunity to take English classes and explore the surrounding regions while staying at colleges and universities. POSITION OVERVIEW: EFL Instructors deliver English as a Foreign Language lessons to international high school students based on the curriculum provided. Lessons focus on listening and speaking skills....  [Read more]

TEFL Paraguay - page 1 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL Jobs in Paraguay

 Occasional Opportunities Teaching EFL in Paraguay Writer: Columbia University of Paraguay | Email: [email protected] Established in 1991, Universidad Columbia del Paraguay (Columbia University of Paraguay) is a higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Asunción (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Asuncion. We have occasional opportunities for TEFL qualified English teachers who are planning to stay in Paraguay. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Paraguay (Ministry of Education and Culture, Paraguay), Universidad Columbia del Paraguay is a coeducational higher education institution. We offer courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor...  [Read more]

TEFL Paraguay - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Occasional Opportunities Teaching Efl In Paraguay ann. 2

Date posted:2019-11-07 | Writer: Columbia University of Paraguay | Email: [email protected] Established in 1991, Universidad Columbia del Paraguay (Columbia University of Paraguay) is a higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Asunción (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Asuncion. We have occasional opportunities for TEFL qualified English teachers who are planning to stay in Paraguay. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Paraguay (Ministry of Education and Culture, Paraguay), Universidad Columbia del Paraguay is a coeducational higher education institution. We offer courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of...  [Read more]

Teaching English Online with Preply: ✅ Anastasia's Experience - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Budget and Salary Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Last year, Anastasia finished her Master's program in applied linguistics at the university of Barcelona, specializing in mobile-assisted language learning. Do you like working on Preply? What are the benefits? What are some registration requirements? How fast did you find your first students on the platform? Does the platform help you promote your services? What's the average hourly rate on Preply? Is it challenging to compete with NETs? Are there any teacher development opportunities? How do you get paid? Can you ask your student to pay you directly, avoiding the website transfers? Does Preply provide lesson plans, materials, and software? Do you think Preply is a great platform to...  [Read more]

What Are The Problems For English Language Learners In Saudi Arabia? - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences I was born in Saudi Arabia and I had to finish my education from kindergarten to high school in Jeddah and other cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The history of teaching English English Level Problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: As a student and a resident for more than 12 years there, I think that I have some experience in the education system in Saudi Arabia. I will try here to explain English learners' problems in Saudi Arabia with my personal opinion and experience. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Hesham Z. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. It started in 1927. Then, development spanned from 1944 to the...  [Read more]

Teaching English at a University in China - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teaching English is a challenging undertaking, and your students are looking to you for guidance. I am writing this summative to the reference to my teaching journey in China at a university. I was a master's student in English language and Applied linguistics at Central China Normal University. One day, I have been offered by the dean of the English department, if I can teach English in the department to some group of Chinese students. It was my first experience of teaching abroad and enthusiastically, I accepted and started teaching English. Therefore, I have taught the English language in various levels, ages, and different nationalities such as Africa, France, Bahrain, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Algeria. Politeness and behaviors...  [Read more]

What does an EFL teacher do? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

An EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher specializes in instructing non-native English speakers, ensuring they develop comprehensive language skills. This includes guiding students in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English effectively. While many EFL teachers are found in public education settings, aiding children in their linguistic journey, they also teach adults in various institutions, enabling learners of all ages and backgrounds to communicate confidently in English. What does an EFL teacher actually do? What does an EFL teacher need to be successful? For many teachers the most time consuming aspect of the job is planning and preparing lessons in advance. While teachers with plenty of experience can often get by with minimal planning as they will have taught the...  [Read more]

Top 5 Off-The-Beaten-Track Countries for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Destinations The worldwide EFL market is ever-changing with new hotspots and trends popping out of nowhere on a regular basis. If you don't want to teach English in one of the common EFL destinations, like China, Mexico or Italy, this list of the top 5 off-the-beaten-track countries for teaching English abroad might get you inspired. Guatemala - The Land of Eternal Spring Indonesia - The Emerald of the Equator Colombia - The Land of Happiness Turkey - The Land of the Crescent Moon Myanmar - The Golden Land Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English in one these off-the-beaten-track locations? With a diverse range of landscapes, Guatemala is a teaching destination like no other. Here, you will find towering tree clad volcanoes, lush canyons and Caribbean...  [Read more]

TEFL vs TESOL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

The generally recognized acronym for the field of teaching English is ELT which simply means: English Language Teaching. Within this huge field there are a number of specialisms. One such specialism is the teaching of English to learners for whom English is not their first language. Three common acronyms that are often used when applied to this scenario are TEFL, TESL and TESOL. By defining the terms we will show that the idea of comparing one versus the other, i.e. “TEFL vs TESOL” is not particularly useful. So what do they mean? When the English teaching is to non native speakers and takes place in a country where the first language is not English. Examples would be teaching English in Peru or teaching English in Taiwan. TESL applies when teaching English to non native speakers in a...  [Read more]

Where is it easiest to teach English? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

As the demand for English skills rises globally, certain destinations stand out for their ease of transitioning for TEFL teachers. Based on factors such as job availability, straightforward visa processes, favorable income-to-cost of living ratios, and local hospitality, countries in various regions emerge as top picks. Notably, South Korea leads the pack, with other countries such as Colombia, Germany, Morocco, and the UAE, all scoring highly. South Korea Germany Colombia Morocco The United Arab Emirates South Korea is a favorite destination for TEFL certified teachers, primarily due to the myriad of job opportunities and competitive salaries. The typical teacher's wage ranges between $2000 and $2500 per month, and the cost of living is affordable. Additional perks often included in your...  [Read more]

Meaning of TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

The term TEFL is one that is often used in a general sense, although it does have a specific meaning. Generally the meaning of TEFL is some form of ‘the Teaching of English to people whose first language is not English’ and is often used interchangeably with terms such as TESOL, TEAL, TESL and many others. It is also generally used as the name of a qualification, such as a TEFL certificate, which relates to the result of a TEFL training course. Here we will look at the meaning of TEFL in these broad terms and also give its specific meaning, along with many other common acronyms used throughout the industry. The general acronym for the field of teaching English is ELT: English Language Teaching. This term applies across the board to teaching English, be it to American high school...  [Read more]

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