English Speaking Lessons

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Tefl reviews - Productive Receptive Skills/before Lesson Speaking - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  For the lesson that even takes place, there are a number of things that you need to have considered. Obviously, you need a very clear idea of what it is you're expecting the students to have to do and they need to know why. It's very important before you ask them to do an activity that they have an understanding of the purpose of that activity. You should, secondly, have had a thought about what they already know. Linked to that is, will it be necessary to do any form of pre-teaching before I can expect them to do this activity and finally, we need to make sure that we have prepared all our materials and our instructions for this particular activity. So, we'll consider a straight arrow ESA lesson, the focus of which is to be speaking skills. So, we'll start with our engage and in 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]

Phrases for Negotiating Prices in English - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Lessons on negotiating price are common in EFL classrooms worldwide as it is practical language that your students are likely to use when visiting an English speaking country.   Once you have taught the basics of prices and negotiating in English your students might want to try some of the more complicated phrases above that can be used when buying items in shops and markets in English speaking countries. To practice what they have learned you can set up a role playing game where the students play either the buyer or shop keeper. fixed budget – a maximum amount you can afford to pay tight budget – very little flexibility in what you can afford to pay particular budget – meets your estimate of what...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Lesson Planning Part 1 Why Do We Plan Lessons - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Hello. This presentation is going to cover this section on lesson planning and what we're going to do is to have a look as to why we go about planning a lesson, what do we actually put in it? We'll create an empty lesson plan pro-forma and then having done that what we'll do is to fill in that lesson plan for a particular teaching point. So, our starting position is going to be: "Why do we plan lessons at all?" There are a number of reasons why we need to plan a lesson. The first and foremost perhaps is that it's going to create a logical sequence for our lessons. If we didn't have a lesson plan, it is quite possible that we could go all over the place and it would become confusing for the students. By having this plan, what we've created is a structure that we can work from. So,...  [Read more]

Future Perfect Speaking Cards - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Here are some great printable speaking cards aimed to practice the usage of the future perfect tense in speaking.   Have your students work in pairs or teams. Have them take a card and interview each other on the given questions. This activity is aimed to practice the usage of the future perfect tense in speaking.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

IAcademy Education - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

ICan is a Canada based online ESL company committed to transforming ESL learners into dynamic, confident English speakers. ICan offers Speaking Classes, Writing Classes, and IELTS preparation courses. Ican Speaking: Young students of speaking and conversation are given interactive playful lessons with new vocabulary, phrases, and games. Our teachers are there to help guide their pronunciation, correct their mistakes, and to create as much conversation as they can from what the student has given them. Mid-level and more advanced students use an interactive but less playful program which is more based on the conversational aspect of English. Along with grammar, the students are regularly prompted by the course material to speak on the different subjects introduced. Each lesson begins with a...  [Read more]

Silent Letters when Speaking English - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! When practicing speaking English it can be confusing for language learners to find that certain words have a silent letter that shouldn’t be used. Here we look at some of the most common examples.   When teaching English to non-native speakers the presence of silent letters can be a cause of great confusion among students and teachers alike. For the learner it can be frustrating to find that the written form of the word they have just mastered is actually spoken without using all the letters. There are a few basic rules when it comes to silent letters, but as is usually the case with English, there are often exceptions. Silent (B) Rule 1: The letter B is usually not pronounced after M at the end of a word e.g. comb, bomb,...  [Read more]

Speaking Tips C1-C2 Levels in English - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Are you about to take an English speaking exam or simply want to improve your speaking skills? These advanced C1-C2 level English phrases are going to spice up your English conversations and make you sound more professional at the same time.   We've all been there. You're in a conversation and get asked a question but you have no idea what to answer or don't understand the question. Instead of giving a blank stare or blurting out "huh?", there are some more professional things to say when you don't understand a question: Getting asked about things you like and dislike is part of almost every conversation. Instead of answering with a simple "yes" or "no", there are some better ways to spice up the conversation: Getting your...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Productive Receptive Skills/activate Phase Speaking - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  The final stage of the lesson will be the activate and the activate phase is going to form the main speaking activity within the lesson. So, it's very very important that here, we do a good demonstration of what it is that we're expecting them to do, that we elicit the type of target language we're expecting them to produce from the activity. So, one way we could go around it is to, firstly, form pairs. Each pair is going to be given a card and onto that card they're going to write the country and a month. What the teacher can then do, just to add a little bit of spice to it, is to collect all of the cards and shuffle them around and then redistribute them to the pairs so that they get a card that doesn't have their country or their month on it. What they're then going to do is to...  [Read more]

The Importance of Speaking English in Today's World - TEFL Blog

Hoàng Minh Huy TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Language is a tool for communication; we use it to share our ideas and learn about those of other people. Communication occurs anywhere speech is present. Without speaking, we are unable to communicate with one another. Therefore, speaking skills are crucial for language learners of any language. The Importance of Speaking Skills in Language Learning The Benefits of Fluent Speaking in a Second Language Challenges Faced by Language Learners in Speaking Strategies for Improving Speaking Skills in English The Global Impact of English 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! English skills include speaking,...  [Read more]

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

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 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. 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 in the financial and business fields. As being one important step included in this global professional and personal project,...  [Read more]

Talk for 1 Minute About Food - Speaking Cards - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! These printable conversation cards will help your students develop their speaking skills.     Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

7 Great Games for Your ESL Conversation Class - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Teaching speaking skills is an important part of an ESL class. Sometimes, entire conversation classes are established that focus solely on speaking. Here are 7 great games for your ESL conversation class. 1. Mystery Party Guest 2. Choose Your Victim 3. Ice-breaker Jenga 4. 20 Questions 5. Apples to Apples 6. Get to Know You Bingo 7. Create A Game Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Write down the names and key points about five celebrities and assign them to the same amount of students in your classroom. One by one, a student enters a "party" with another student playing the host. The host must then find out the identity of each guest by having a conversation with everyone. Have your students stand in a circle. Choose a specific...  [Read more]

Can TEFL work for non-native English speaking teachers? - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information TEFL is considered a career with few opportunities for non-native English speaking teachers as a lot of employers only hire native English speaking teachers. However, with the expansion of TEFL worldwide and the increasing number of individuals ready to get TEFL certified and move abroad to teach, there are also many non-native English speakers who enter the career of TEFL teaching. A TEFL certificate allows teachers to explore the world, break out of their national boundaries while working a rewarding job and earning a competitive salary. Polish Your Portfolio Get TEFL Certified Get to you know the employer Create your teaching portfolio and materials Choose the right location Now it's your turn to get TEFL certified! Related Articles: Listen to this...  [Read more]

Problems for Learners of English in Mandarin Speaking China - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Over the past three years, I've had the privilege of teaching English as a foreign language online for a company called Education First. The format would normally be an internationally diverse group in an audio-only platform. During these sessions, I found that my students from China would have specific challenges in pronunciation that many of my European and Brazilian students would not. I recognized their tendency to add an "a" at the end of words that clearly ended in a consonant. Unfortunately, I was not educated enough in the specific challenges that Mandarin speakers faced in their attempt to learn English. I'm scheduled to begin teaching in China later this year, and it has become clear to me that I need to drill into the specific challenges faced...  [Read more]

Why English Speaking is Difficult for Many Thai Learners - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Thailand is famously known as " the land of smiles". In some situations, smiling is the way to save face or to avoid conflicts. This often includes the time when Thai people have to communicate with foreigners in English and have no idea what the other meant. They simply smile to get out of a situation instead of making the best out of it by practicing their English speaking skill. On the other hand, they build up a fear of making mistakes and avoid being in that particular circumstance in the future. As English today plays important roles in tourism and the Thai economy as a whole, still, Thai people struggle to communicate effectively. Here are some areas suggested why it is difficult for Thai learners to improve their speaking skills. Cultural Aspects...  [Read more]

Asking and Giving Direction Phrases in English - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Asking and giving directions is one of the most useful topics when learning English as a foreign language, or any language as a matter of fact. The following words, phrases and expressions will help you and your students understand how to ask and give directions in English.   Asking for and giving directions is one of the most important English speaking skills. There are many different ways how we can ask for directions and just as many possible ways to respond and give directions. The key here is to be as detailed and precise as possible and refer to landmarks and buildings that make it easier to identify the right way.   How do I get to the library? I'm looking for... Can you show me on the map, please? I'm looking...  [Read more]

Where to Find Materials for Online English Lessons - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello hello welcome to the weekly ITTT session my name is lisa and i'm glad um that some people have been joining already so um i hope everything works smooth here and you can hear me clearly and see me well if not if anything goes wrong please let me know in the comment section uh so that i could fix it quickly and i'm happy to j uh i'm happy to welcome you here today thanks for coming to this session today we are going to talk about a vital topic of lesson materials i know that many people still struggle uh looking for resources and contents for the lessons so um this is something i want to dwell upon today and uh just while we are waiting for some more people to join us please let me know where are you guys tuning in from um i'm located in the euro region of russia in yekaterinburg...  [Read more]

Teach ENGLISH Online! - speaking tips - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Register now & get certified to...  [Read more]

The Truth About TEFL for Non-Native English Speaking Teachers - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Sometimes non-native English speakers are discouraged in their pursuit of teaching English as a foreign language. With the right TEFL certification course and training, anyone who is a fluent English speaker can also be a great teacher. There is really no reason for non-native English speakers to worry as the following alumni report will clearly show. Listen to this blog post: English Proficiency Nobody Knows Everything You Can Relate to Your Students You Can Anticipate the Students' Problems Non-Native English Speaking Teachers Rule! Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our ITTT graduate Lola H. I chose this topic because I...  [Read more]

Can you teach English in Thailand without speaking Thai? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Absolutely, teaching English in Thailand doesn't necessitate fluency in Thai. In fact, most language schools in Thailand prefer that ESL instructors use only English in the classroom to promote full immersion, regardless of their Thai language proficiency. Is there a need for English teachers in Thailand? What are the requirements for teaching English in Thailand? Thailand has seen a surge in demand for English teachers, driven by its expanding economy and an increasing eagerness among its population to master the language. As English education gains prominence, those with TEFL certifications generally find more lucrative opportunities. The shift towards long-term contracts has led schools to prioritize instructors willing to commit for extended periods, rather than brief stints. With...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Productive Receptive Skills/accuracy Vs Fluency - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Before we move on to the planning of a lesson for speaking skills, something that we need to look at first is the idea of the accuracy versus the fluency of speaking. Accuracy relates to the correct usage of grammar and vocabulary, whereas fluency relates to our ability to continue speaking without any interruption. Now, ultimately within a whole ESA lesson or within language learning itself fluency and accuracy are equally important. Within an ESA lesson, however, depending upon which stage we're at in that lesson, then we're either focusing on accuracy or we're focusing on fluency. Remember in the ESA lesson, in the study phase, this is where we're looking at the target language where we're doing our language learning, so it's very important in this stage that we focus on the...  [Read more]

5 Tips & Tricks For Online English Lessons - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Are you new to the world of online teaching? Or looking for the best way to get the most out of it? Then you’re in the right place! In this live session, we'll cover 5 useful tips and tricks every online teacher should know! #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]

Which are the best Spanish speaking countries for teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

There are several great Spanish-speaking destinations for teaching English abroad, here are our favorites right now: Each of these countries not only offers a vibrant Spanish-speaking setting but also has a significant demand for English teachers. Immerse yourself in the language and culture while shaping the future of eager learners. What are the benefits of teaching English in Spain? What are the benefits of teaching English in Mexico? What are the benefits of teaching English in Chile? What are the benefits of teaching English in Costa Rica? What are the benefits of teaching English in Argentina? If you are looking to teach English in a Spanish-speaking country, Spain might be the obvious choice. Here are some great reasons to consider it: Experience the warmth and charm of Spain...  [Read more]

Useful Tips on How to Adopt Lessons for One-to-One Teaching

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas When teaching English lessons, a teacher will more than likely find themselves in the position of teaching a class with only one student. It is for this reason that it is useful to consider the ways in which a teacher needs to adapt their lessons to be suitable for one to one teaching. It is also useful to consider the advantages and disadvantages of such classes in order for the teacher to be better prepared for any issues that may arise. How many students? Consider Your Prepared Activities Anticipate Possible Problems Adjust Your Techniques Find Appropriate Materials Do you want to teach English abroad? You're one step from it. Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate...  [Read more]

Review From Tefl Student Akira - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Akira is from Japan and he recently took the 120-hour TEFL/TESOL course with tutor support and videos. He learned how to create a lesson plan, interactive teaching activities and useful tips and tricks how to present English lessons effectively. He enjoyed the resources to keep his students interested in his lessons and recommends the course to anyone wanting to live abroad and teach English. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

English Speaking and Writing Errors made by Chinese Primary Students - TEFL Blog

William Noble Destinations Teaching Ideas I have been an online ESL teacher to Chinese students for over 13 years, mostly with primary students but also with secondary and adult students. I am also a father and have homeschooled my daughter over her primary years. Like many teachers, I've enjoyed teaching at this level of education as it lays the foundation in English. As it set the foundation, my teaching helped students to overcome common errors in production skills, speaking and writing. Teaching both my daughter and Chinese students at the primary level also helped me also to understand the different expectations between first language and second language students. Speaking Errors Phonetics Dark L Aspiration Consonant Clusters Suprasegmentals Intonation Psychology Writing Errors...  [Read more]

The Importance of Lesson Planning for ESL Teaching - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Having a form of structure has always been a vital element in order to perform any task to my best ability. Therefore, lesson planning was a subject which I knew would be a large factor in order for me to become a successful teacher. Listen to this blog post: 1. A lesson plan keeps a check on time within a class. 2. A lesson plan is a written record. 3. A lesson plan allows the teacher to be prepared. Other things to keep in mind Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jessica M. The two main principles of a successful class are direction and flexibility; flexibility relies strongly on the teacher's experience and...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Productive Receptive Skills/why Speak - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  So, we'll focus first of all on a speaking skills lesson and perhaps a starting point for this would be to ask a question which is: Why do we speak to each other? The reason that it's important to ask ourselves this question is that whatever answers there are to this should be present in our lessons. So, why do we speak to each other? Well, there are a multitude of answers to that but when you boil them all down to their essence, they probably actually come down to one or two things. We communicate to each other by speaking because of either a need. We need something. We want something or a desire to achieve something. 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...  [Read more]

How to Help Chinese Native Speakers to Follow English Grammar Rules in Speaking - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar is the rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in a natural language. Simply put, grammar is the general rule of a language. Language is logical; grammar tells us in which order we say words. It's about how words become phrases; how words and phrases become sentences and how sentences become language. The Essence of Grammar Different languages have different grammar rules How to teach grammar (EFL: how to teach Chinese students English) Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Yang S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Some of these rules are acquired naturally in...  [Read more]

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