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Is Tutoring Better Than Teaching a Group? - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences At its core, the same teaching principles and skills must be required and initiated for teaching one student or a group of 30 students. However, the key difference is time. An academic hour is 50 minutes, take 5 minutes to warm up and five minutes cool down, and this leaves 40 minutes for a class of 30 students. If one was to speak directly with every student, this equates to 1.33 minutes per student. Obviously, it would be pointless to do this, as not alone would each student get such little time as not to be of benefit. With one to the one, you get to spend the full 50 minutes with one student. Learning a language, be it a person's native language or a second language, it takes time and practice. Power of Attention Peer Learning Do you want to...  [Read more]

Outdoor Activities for Better Language Acquisition Process - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 'Teacher, Can we please have a class outdoors?' this question was asked by a lot of my students, and 'No' was my typical answer. Why do students want to have an outdoor session? Is it really useful? What outdoor activities could be done to help when teaching English? These questions ran through my mind every time one of my students asked me to have a class outdoors. So, I decided to find answers to these questions. Reasons to have classes outdoors Choice of activities World around us Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ahmed A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Why teach outside at all? It is...  [Read more]

5 Reasons Why Teaching Abroad is Better Than Studying Abroad - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary TEFL Information Do you want to live abroad and experience a new culture? Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity for university students to do just that - but it's not the only way! Many students are eager to head overseas to study at a foreign university because they think if they don't they will miss out and never have another chance of living in a foreign country. This is simply not true. The worldwide demand for qualified English teachers is through the roof giving everyone who wants to teach abroad the opportunity to find a position. Here are 5 reasons why teaching abroad is better than studying abroad. You Will Make Money You Will Get International Work Experience You Will Live Like a Local You Can Stay as Long as You Want You Will Make a...  [Read more]

How Learning Chinese Made Me A Better English Teacher In China - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The following blog post is about an ITTT graduate who shares his story on how learning Chinese helped him to become a better English teacher in China. What do you call someone who speaks only one language? "My insights into their language and culture were incredibly helpful." "Many Chinese are anxious about speaking English with natives - more so than is to be considered normative." "The best ESL teachers are the ones with experience with the native language of their students." Listen to this blog post Now it's your turn to get TEFL certified! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Joseph S. A common saying imparted to me by one of my professors goes like this: "What do you call someone who speaks three languages?...  [Read more]

Teacher’s Self-Analysis: Which Aspect to Improve for Better Teaching - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas A teacher's job is to teach pupils. While that sounds straight forward the question arises what makes a good teacher. If a teacher teaches all day, the outcome of the work lies in what was being taught. Pupils are taught what the teacher teaches. Now an easy thing to say is, that a good teacher should provide good teaching. But what would be, if the majority of students would not learn anything in a specific lesson, that would be regarded by other teachers as good teaching? The answer, of course, is, that all students are individuals and respond differently to the teaching. Making it dependent on the students, a more practical definition of good teaching is: Good teaching is, which makes the pupils learn and progress. What influences students' progress...  [Read more]

The Principles of Encouraging Students for a Better ESL Performance - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Any action performed by living beings is supported by a motive. In humans, we are driven by motivators unique to each one of us; without this motivation, our goals and desires remain unaccomplished. There are different types of motivators both internal and external that of which directly impact second language acquisition in the classroom. In this setting both parents and teachers alike play a pivotal role in motivating students, thus enabling their success in second language learning. This essay will outline how motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, affects students in the language learning classroom and how a teacher may establish motivation in students. What is Motivation? Internal Will External Will Teachers' Responsibilities Do you want to...  [Read more]

How Learning A Foreign Language Made Me a Better ESL Teacher - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences I've taken four years of college Russian. Throughout my time at my university, I learned a few things about both learning and teaching a language that have helped me become a better ESL teacher. Creating a Comfortable Classroom Environment The teacher doesn't know everything. Using a Variety of Teaching Aids and Materials Always Be Respectful and Use the Right Language Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our ITTT graduate Leif O. One crucial aspect of learning a language is making sure that everyone in the class is comfortable. While this is true with young learners, this is especially true for adults. Adults don't want to make mistakes. Business professionals have devoted their...  [Read more]

Which is better, TEFL or CELTA? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

When choosing between TEFL and CELTA, it is essential to understand their specific strengths: In essence, while both certifications are valuable, the choice between TEFL and CELTA largely depends on your target teaching audience and career goals. What does TEFL mean? What does CELTA mean? Which is better, TEFL or CELTA? What if a course doesn't meet this criteria? Does the location of the course affect its quality? TEFL, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language, broadly encompasses any training or certification aimed at individuals who wish to teach English, whether locally, abroad, or online. It does not denote a specific course or certification. Upon researching, you will find countless TEFL course providers offering a variety of courses differing in duration, cost, and quality....  [Read more]

TEFL, TESOL or CELTA - which is better? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

When choosing a certification for teaching English, three primary options emerge: TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA. Each has its own merits, and the best choice often hinges on your teaching aspirations. TEFL is typically favored for teaching children, while CELTA focuses on adult learners. TESOL bridges both demographics. Understanding the distinctions among these certifications can guide you to the right path for your educational journey and global adventures. What do TEFL, TESOL and CELTA stand for? What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL? What is a TEFL certification course? What is a TESOL certification course? Is TEFL or TESOL better? What is the difference between TEFL and CELTA? Is CELTA better than any other TEFL qualification? Understanding the acronyms in English teaching...  [Read more]

British English vs American English. Which is Better? - TEFL Blog

Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences As more and more countries place a growing importance on its people to learn English as a secondary language, for work purposes or for general use, there is a growing debate about which is the better English to learn - British English or American English. Both versions are essentially the same Prioritise teaching "Good English" Certain students may need specific versions of English Points to consider when choosing a version to teach Exploring the differences can be an interesting lesson Don't get obsessed with minor differences Are you excited to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Max E. The argument stems from the growing influence of America in the modern world. British...  [Read more]

5 Great Ways to Give Your Students Feedback - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas As a teacher, you should always give your students effective and meaningful feedback on their performance and progress. However, it is all too common for students to feel like they are being criticized by their teachers instead of being given constructive and useful comments. That's why we have listed these 5 great ways to give your students feedback. 1. Tailor Your Feedback 2. Timing is Key 3. Balance the Feedback 4. It's All in the Details 5. Help Setting Goals Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: When giving feedback, you should tailor it to each specific student and base it on their individual needs. Also, keep in mind to only give feedback on the actual goal that is being worked on instead of...  [Read more]

Mastering English Language Sounds: Enhancing Pronunciation and Auditory Receptive Skills - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Explore the challenges and strategies in teaching English language sounds and pronunciation across different age groups.It's widely known that students of various age groups exhibit varying learning capacities. Despite these differences and regardless of background or origin, learners of English (referred to as L2) often struggle with speaking and listening due to the language's heavy reliance on auditory comprehension. This article delves into the importance of addressing these pronunciation challenges, especially in the context of teaching English as a second language. Understanding Age-Related Differences Young Learners: Nurturing the Phonetic Foundation Navigating the Teenage Years: 12-18 Age Group Engaging Adult Learners: The...  [Read more]

Study Abroad vs. Teaching Abroad - What's Better? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello good morning or good evening good afternoon good good whatever wherever you are hi my name is linda i'm from itt um welcome to another live session this week i'm super excited to be here today um and to talk about this interesting topic and before we jump in as always a short intro um please don't forget to like and subscribe if you are interested in interested in teaching english abroad online all things tefl and t-saul i highly recommend liking and subscribing um we are live on youtube and on facebook at the same time so if you haven't liked our page if you haven't subscribed to our youtube channel yet now is the perfect opportunity you're already here you have nothing to lose and we share a lot of interesting and helpful content every day for people who are teachers people who...  [Read more]

How do I get a job teaching English in Taiwan? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

For those eager to teach English in Taiwan, the path is promising. To secure a teaching position, applicants typically need a four-year degree, come from a native English-speaking country, and hold a recognized TEFL certificate. The recent initiative by the Taiwanese government, aiming to achieve bilingualism in Chinese and English by 2030, has boosted the demand for English educators. Coupled with attractive salaries, benefits, and a low cost of living, Taiwan's warm climate and renowned friendliness make it a sought-after destination for teaching professionals. What are the requirements for teaching English in Taiwan? Who are the main employers of English teachers in Taiwan? What is the visa process for teaching English in Taiwan? Where are the best places for teaching English in Taiwan?...  [Read more]

Study Abroad Vs. Teaching Abroad What's Better? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Do you want to live abroad and experience a new culture? Studying abroad and teaching abroad are both excellent ways to do this! But which one of the two options is better for you? Let's find out in this live session! #TEFL #BestTEFL #TeachEnglish Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: Teach English online from anywhere you want: Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Online or In-Class TEFL Certification: Which Option to Choose? - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences TEFL/TESOL stands for Teaching English as a foreign language, whether you are a native speaker which means you are born in an English-speaking country or a non-native speaker which means you are not, you can get a TEFL certificate to be a certified English teacher. It's a certificate for those who wish to teach English as a second language with minimal or no teaching experience. Students who wish to learn English as a second language are known as ELLs which stands for English Language learners. Demand in English-Teaching Specialists Differences Between Online and In-Class Study Course Contents Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Semih S. Please note that...  [Read more]

1st Language vs. 2nd Language Acquisition: How and TEFL Instructors Must Learn from the First to Better Teach the Second - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The contrast between primary language acquisition and second language learning interests professional linguists, language pedagogues, and ordinary students alike. To say that the processes are distinct and involve very different learning processes, as well as even altogether different spheres of the brain is an understatement: these are indeed different functions (Limacher, Ute "Language Acquisition Versus Language Learning" ). Differences between the two types of acquisitions Language structure and learning process Personal experience The Consciousness of language acquisition Classroom setting Natural environment Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Brett...  [Read more]

Review From Tesol Student In Chiang Mai - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Joe from the UK thinks the in-class course in Chiang Mai was absolutely worth it. He learned a lot during the four-week TEFL course and thought it was challenging but rewarding. He couldn’t imagine starting a teaching position without the valuable training he received from the professional teacher trainers in Thailand. He is happy to hold in hand his TEFL qualification for teaching English overseas. He is ready to live abroad and teach EFL students of all ages. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

How to Give Feedback to Your ESL Students - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

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Why should I teach English in Latin America rather than in Spain? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

While Spain is undoubtedly a top TEFL destination in Europe, drawing teachers globally, Latin America presents unique offerings that might align better with some educators' preferences. Beyond the allure of Spain's sunny coast, Latin America boasts diverse cultures, rich histories, and often a lower cost of living in many of its countries. Delving into the specifics, some teachers find that Latin America's advantages provide a more fitting and fulfilling teaching experience. Where is the best place to learn the Spanish language? What is the cost of living in Spain compared to Latin America? How do work visas differ between Spain and Latin America? What about hiring seasons and getting a job in advance? What other advantages does Latin America have over Spain? When seeking the ideal...  [Read more]

New Years Resolutions 2023 EFL Worksheet - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Every time a new year starts, everyone wants to improve themselves & find ways on how to do better.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

The Reasons English Can Influence a Student’s Future Career - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In today's globalized world, English is the most widely spoken language; it is also the language of business, science and research, and technology. The need for English learning has dramatically been increased and thus the need for ESL qualified teachers. As a consequence Parents have become aware of the importance of English language for their children future career, therefore, they have been sending their children to ESL private schools to enhance their English language skills, so as these children will be able to speak English and thus, more opportunities and potential for their career when they graduate. Better chances of getting recruited Making more Money Brighter scientific career and better research More career growth and opportunities within the...  [Read more]

6 Teaching Skills to Support Your Students Learning Process - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas It's my dream to be a teacher since I was a little girl. It's so lucky, I became an English teacher after I graduated from school. I like my job, I always prepared a lot before my class, such as materials, flashcards, teaching plan and so on. Because I hope my students will enjoy my class and gain knowledge through my class. 1. Attitude 2. Sense of Humor 3. Lesson Structure 4. Teaching Approach 5. Games and Activities 6. Encouragement Are you ready to teach ESL students abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: I heard that a good teacher must be a good actor. I really impressed by this sentence, it always reminds me, no matter how tired you are and how sad you are, once you enter in the classroom, you must be full of energetic and keep a...  [Read more]

Individual Lessons vs. Group Lessons: What Works Best for Teachers? - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching is probably one of the most rewarding professions that can exist. I've always dreamed to be a teacher, being able to make a difference and be the one students can look up to. This opportunity was given to me when an English training institute from China called Web international English (also called Web) hired me as an ESL teacher. The web is a private English school which provides different class sizes such as VIP(1 to 1), Private(1 to 4), Salon(1 to 10) and Social(1 to 25+). These various courses helped me to differentiate and experience the difference between teaching one to one and groups. Listen to this blog post: Options for Private Classes Disadvantages of This Approach What's Important for any Lesson Types? Disadvantages of Group Teaching...  [Read more]

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

After completing a TEFL certification course and working as an English language teacher, some people look to branch out into other avenues of the teaching profession in order to gain more experience or to earn a higher salary. One such route is to become a TEFL trainer. Teaching people to become classroom teachers can be a very rewarding and well paid job and a route into management positions or even setting up your own language school. What are the basic requirements for becoming a TEFL trainer? What are the characteristics of a TEFL trainer? Do I need advanced qualifications to become a TEFL trainer? How important is classroom experience for a TEFL trainer? Where can I work as a TEFL trainer? Who are the main employers of TEFL trainers? The first and most obvious requirement is to...  [Read more]

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

English teachers in Slovakia typically earn between $550 to $1,300 per month. Salaries depend on several factors including teaching experience, type of employer, and location. Since joining the EU, the demand for English language learning has increased significantly, making Slovakia an emerging market for TEFL professionals. For those looking to teach English in an EU country that combines tradition with modernity, Slovakia is an attractive and often overlooked destination. What are TEFL salaries in Slovakia? Who are the main employers of English language teachers in Slovakia? What is the recruitment process for English teachers in Slovakia? What is the cost of living for English teachers in Slovakia? TEFL salaries in Slovakia may be considered modest compared to Western European...  [Read more]

Make a Wish Worksheet - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This lucky 4-leaf clover worksheet is a great way to get to know your students better. Have them write a sentence about their wishes for their family, the world, a friend, and themselves and share their wishes with the class.   Use this lucky 4-leaf clover to get to know your students better. As they write a sentence about their wishes for their family, the world, a friend, and themselves, you'll be surprised about how much you learn about them.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Is it easier to teach English to children or adults? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Deciding whether it is easier to teach English to children or adults is subjective. Children are naturally curious, but their attention spans can be short, necessitating dynamic and engaging methods. Adults, on the other hand, often learn with a clear purpose and are self-motivated, yet they might require a deeper understanding of technical aspects like grammar. Both age groups present distinct challenges and benefits, and the ease of teaching hinges on the educator's adaptability to each group's unique needs and learning styles. Motivation and classroom management Lesson content Games and activities Student expectations Getting students to talk in English Teacher/student relationships When engaging with young learners, it is essential to keep them intrigued and motivated, regardless of...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Pronunciation And Phonology/phonetic Alphabet - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  A better way to go about imparting how to make sounds or what sounds are utilized in a word, is this international phonemic alphabet. Now we have as mentioned one symbol being used in all the words which share that same sound. Now once we get a little bit more familiar with our phonemic alphabet we can also show how different our different sounds can be as in this symbol for ?ooh?, this symbol for ?ow? and this symbol for ?uh?. 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...  [Read more]

8 Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started Teaching English Online - TEFL Blog

Karah Musani Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas I started teaching online two years ago. With no training, it was a bumpy start. If there is one thing I want you to take away from this post, it's this: relax. It gets better. 1. The learning curve is STEEP. You will get better. 2. You will have bad classes. It's not always your fault. 3. They don't have to get it right away. 4. Rushing class is counterproductive. 5. Students learn more if they're having fun. 6. You can't let your students see how far they have to go. 7. Starting kids off with a win helps them be more confident in class 8. It gets better Do you want to teach English online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Be ok with not being great when you start. Teaching is a craft. No amount of school can fully prepare you to...  [Read more]

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