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Last posts written by Hadassah


Hadassah Roberts Hadassah Roberts is an English teacher who has lived in remote Alaska most of her life. Sheloves to travel and write, but she most enjoys teaching. She finds herself the happiest and with the truest sense of fulfillment when she is with lots of smiling, energetic, and eager-to-learn children! Read my articles Top Tips for English Teachers for Dealing with Contentions between their Co-workers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Hadassah Roberts Destinations TEFL Information We are all human. Let’s face it. Arguments, miscommunications, and considerations are inevitable. Here are some great tips how you as an English teacher can deal with contentions with your co-workers. How to Live in a Dry Cabin - Survival tactics for the English Teacher living in Remote Places | ITTT | TEFL...  [Read more]

When One Teaches, Two Learn - An English Teacher in Korea Shares Her Story - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences When One Teaches, Two Learn - An English Teacher in Korea Shares Her Story I decided to write about the subject I'm an expert in, my personal teaching experience. The focus will be on what I've gained from the last nine years as an EFL instructor. I'll begin by telling you about my first teaching position in rural South Korea. Next, I'll share my experience taking the TEFL course. Finally, I'll discuss my efforts to become an independent online English instructor. I hope my experience can provide some insight into some of the many options for EFL teachers. Table of Contents Teaching English in South Korea English education is everything in South Korea. Taking the next steps towards a career in teaching English Are you ready to teach...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 804


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles How Teacher-Student Rapport Affects the Overall Success of Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Stressful situations are common in ESL settings. However, they can be avoided if there is a strong rapport between students and teachers. Why Would Someone Want to Complete a TEFL Course? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Taking a TEFL course is a great decision. However, it can be not clear why teacher needs to be certified. In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 432


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles What is The Difference Between Teaching English to High-School Students and University Students? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How teaching high-school students differs from teaching university students? Read in this blog post. What Distinguishes a Good English Teacher from Others? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how good teachers differ from the rest. Anticipated Problems: Japanese Speakers and Their Issues in ESL |...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 672


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Why is Music in the Classroom Very Important? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers music and its benefits for ESL experience. Here's Why Teachers Are Doing More Than Teaching | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the teaching profession and how much teachers play in students' practice. Creating English Learning Environment Outdoors | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 888


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Stages of Child Development and Teachers’ Roles | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Our TEFL graduate shares their opinion on the teaching role in child development. Teaching Skills in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post includes information on teaching skills important in ESL. Musings of a Young Teacher: Classroom Management, Involving Parents, and Engaging Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Linda from: 96


Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles How Teaching Slang Can Benefit Your ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences In this post, an ITTT course graduate gives their opinion on why teaching slang can benefit your ESL students in the long run! The Two Most Common Learning Difficulties For English Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This article was written by an ITTT TEFL course graduate who shares their thoughts on the two most common learning problems for English languages. What You Need To Know When Teaching Beginner Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog ...  [Read more]

Native English Teacher vs. Non-Native English Teacher ✅ What are the differences? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 13 Apr 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Native English Teacher vs. Non-Native English Teacher ✅ What are the differences? Welcome, my name is Linda nice to see you. I'm a TEFL and TESOL professional at ITTT and I've been living and working in Asia since 2012-ish and I live in South Korea and I've been here for five and a half years. I also taught English in China and here in Korea as well and I also work for ITTT and we have a guest so to speak but also from ITTT but joining us for the first time my colleague Lisa. Table of Contents Watch the live session here Where in China did you teach? So, what are the differences when it comes to teaching English abroad and online? Are there teaching jobs for non-native teachers in china? Let's look...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 1560


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Several Secrets of Good Student Teacher Rapport | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their ideas on how to build rapport with students effectively. How to Control Yourself in Front of Students with Challenging Behavior | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This article will suggest several self-control strategies for those cases when students' behavior is challenged. How Outdoor Activities Influence English Learners | ITTT | TEFL Blog ...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 288


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles What is the Role of a Good Teacher? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL graduate shares their point of view on a good teacher's personal qualities. Reasons for a Lack of Confidence in English Students from China | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog post contains information on the reasons why Chinese students may have a lack of confidence. Should a TEFL Certification be Mandatory for Teachers? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information In...  [Read more]

Significant Traits of an English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Wed, 08 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Significant Traits of an English Teacher There is no overemphasizing the importance of the English language in the world. English is likely the most widely spoken world language. Hence, it is of optimal importance that the teachers of English language measure up to the status bequeathed the language in the world. Table of Contents English proficiency Energy and attitude Adaptability and flexibility Patiency Lesson planning Clear directions Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Abubakar M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. English proficiency First and most importantly, a...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Federico from: 96


Federico Riva Read my articles Top Ways for Non-Native English Teachers To Build Their Teaching Career | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information There are a number of different strategies discussed here to help build a teaching career. These include, private teaching volunteering. Other ideas that may not generally be known include teaching blogs and selling lesson plans and materials that you have created. Top 8 Misconceptions About Teaching ESL | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences In this blog post, we look at two of the most common misconceptions about teaching ESL. First, that finding a job is really hard and second that you need a degree to teach English abroad. 10 Crucial Teaching Skills Every Online Teacher Should Have | ITTT |...  [Read more]

Important Qualities for English Teachers - TEFL Blog


Thu, 26 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Important Qualities for English Teachers Being an English teacher can be challenging when he/she do/does not count on the qualities mentioned down below. Table of Contents Patient Good at communicating Good listener Adaptability Approachability Organize Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tatiana M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Patient The teacher must be patient with his students, without forgetting about the goals of the class. As a teacher (especially with kids) we have to understand that not everyone's mind works the same and not everyone absorbs the information at...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 348


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Lesson plan for an 80-minute class | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their lesson plan. Consider that lesson planning is extremely important for learners' results. Significant Traits of an English Teacher | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our TEFL alumna shares their opinion on the perfect image of a TEFL teacher. My Journey as an English Teacher Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog...  [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]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 588


Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Personal Teaching Experience in South Korea | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by our TEFL alumna who is now working in South Korea. The Principles of Multiples Intelligences Important to ESL Teachers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers how multiple intelligences influence students' ESL journey. Repetition alias Drilling: Is it an Effective Way to Remember Language Points? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching...  [Read more]

Pros to Become a Volunteer English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 02 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Pros to Become a Volunteer English Teacher I believe that volunteering as a concept is a worthwhile activity, especially if the volunteer is helping a charity. In the field of volunteer teaching, the volunteer can also gain valuable teaching experience which can provide a great start to their teaching career. Table of Contents My Story Reasons to Volunteer How it Influences Your Experience? Are You Ready to Teach English Abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: My Story This follows my personal experience. I started my teaching career as a volunteer teacher of sixteen to twenty-year-old pupils at CDC (the Children's Development Centre), which is a school for Burmese migrants in Mae Sot, Thailand. I had no previous...  [Read more]

Personal Qualities an English Teacher Should Possess - TEFL Blog


Mon, 30 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Personal Qualities an English Teacher Should Possess Every teacher wants to be good and effective when it comes to teaching, but what exactly are the qualities that make a good teacher? Are there specific characteristics, talents, and skills that a teacher needs to learn and acquire to be called a good and effective teacher? Table of Contents Teaching Myths Teaching Style and Important Qualities 1. Knowledge of the Subject 2. Being Approachable 3. Being Caring 4. Being Respectful 5. Being Passionate Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sherry Ann G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent...  [Read more]

Personal Qualities Important for an English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 14 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Personal Qualities Important for an English Teacher Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge," a quote that exemplifies a major quality that a teacher should be able to express comfortably within their classroom environment. While being able to express imaginative ideas within a lesson plan, a teacher of the English language should possess other qualities that will help advance their student's knowledge. A teacher should remain kind and patient, have a dedication to teaching, be imaginative, should bring a positive and fun energy to the classroom, and make a connection with their class. Table of Contents The Importance of a Comfortable Environment Teacher's Attitude The Necessity in Play Emotional...  [Read more]

My Journey as an English Teacher Abroad - TEFL Blog


Wed, 08 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences My Journey as an English Teacher Abroad Ever since I was a little girl, education has been a huge part of my life. My mother was a teacher at the elementary school I attended and also taught me and my sisters Japanese after school in our home. I have always been inquisitive, constantly asking questions to my parents and teachers about topics I was interested in and about things I didn't quite understand. Table of Contents My learning experience Teaching Experience in Japan Benefits of being a teacher Business Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kim S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Federico from: 168


Federico Riva Read my articles Native English Teacher vs. Non-Native English Teacher ✅ What are the differences? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this live session, native English-speaking teacher Linda from the United States and non-native English-speaking teacher Liza from Russia discuss the differences between native and non-native teachers, TEFL/TESOL course options, misconceptions, and career options. How to Develop Your Teaching Skills as a Non-Native English Speaker | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teaching English as a Non-Native Speaker ✅ In this live session, ITTT TEFL expert and non-native English teacher Liza talks about how to develop your teaching skills if you are a...  [Read more]

Online English Teaching: Convenience For Teachers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 05 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Online English Teaching: Convenience For Teachers In today's world teaching online has become commonplace. Teaching online gives people from all over the world access to resources that would otherwise be extremely difficult if not impossible for them to attain, whether it's due to financial burdens or strict time schedules. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Advantages of Online Classes for Students Difficulties Of Online Teaching Do you want to teach English abroad? Become a TEFL certified teacher! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Devina S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Listen to this blog post: Advantages of Online...  [Read more]

Important Personal Qualities for English Teachers - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Important Personal Qualities for English Teachers I came to China about a year ago now, I left America with just the items in my backpack and enough money to eat for a few days. Coming to China was the biggest change I have had in my life (for the better) and it has opened my eyes to many opportunities I could potentially pursue. I came here alone to meet my best friend and his uncle, who runs an English school with foreign teachers. Table of Contents Important Decision Teacher's Motivation Approach to Teaching Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate mitchell c. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

Important Personal Qualities of English Teachers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Important Personal Qualities of English Teachers Teachers are resourceful and students expect lots of values from them as teachers themselves are expected to share molding lessons as well. Table of Contents 1. Motivational skills 2. Eye contact 3. Physical appearance 4. Body language 5. Using civil languages 6. Positive attitude 7. Problem-solving skills 8. Flexibility and time management 9. Creativity Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Upon delivering ‎language lessons, the personal qualities of teachers engage the classroom dynamics well. Let's see some personal qualities of teachers that contribute positive empowerment. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Fasil K....  [Read more]

Last posts written by Kavinna


Kavinna Batra My name is Queeny Kavinna Batra. I have been teaching English since 2015 and I am certified in TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), also CTBE and CTEYL. I teach students from the age of 3 up to working adults. I am very passionate about teaching since my students are my biggest inspiration. In addition, I totally agree with Gail Goldwin that "Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theatre." My enthusiasm for teaching is what keeps me going! Read my articles Is a College Degree Crucial for Becoming an English Teacher? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Kavinna Batra TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Education comes in many forms. ✅ Yet, nowadays, it seems like a college degree is the best and the most meritorious achievement in education –something that...  [Read more]

Top 10 Mistakes of an Online English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Mon, 11 Jan 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Top 10 Mistakes of an Online English Teacher Ever since online English teaching became a common means of delivering lessons, every online English teacher must strive for excellence to guarantee their students' best learning experience. Table of Contents 1. Imbalanced Lesson Planning 2. Lack of Equipment 3. Poor Lesson Design 4. Inappropriate Teaching Content Lack of Interaction and Personalized Approach Increased Teacher Talking Time Insufficient Lesson Flow Distractors Not Enough Feedback Miscommunication With Students and Parents Are you ready to teach English? Related Articles: Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! In this article, we will...  [Read more]

Behind Being a Non-Native English-Speaking Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Behind Being a Non-Native English-Speaking Teacher Lately, I have been hearing the question "Can a non- native English speaker teach English?" and my answer to this is "YES" but in certain conditions. My answer is based on my experience as a non-native English teacher that is why I chose this topic. I would like to tell my story of being a non-native English teacher. Table of Contents First, I would like to share my good experiences. But working in Thailand also has its downsides like the low salary for teachers. During my search on the internet, I always come across the word "non-native" English teacher. I decided to stop my job searching for a while thinking that this may not be the perfect time for me. Do you want to teach English...  [Read more]

How to Stay Healthy As an English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Mon, 15 Nov 2021 Hadassah Roberts Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How to Stay Healthy As an English Teacher One should know that a healthy classroom stems from a healthy teacher. When the teacher is healthy, then the whole class atmosphere will be much more alive. The students will see the healthiness of the teacher and will be inspired to protect and build their health. This, in turn, will cause increased happiness and progress in their studies. Table of Contents Simple Breakdown of Things to Do That Increase Health 1. Nutrition 2. Exercise 3. Water Getting enough Sunshine Temperance 6. Air Rest Trust Conclusion Over to you Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Over the years in my teaching experiences, I have worked hard to...  [Read more]

What Personal Qualities Should an English Teacher Have? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 02 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences What Personal Qualities Should an English Teacher Have? Being an English teacher is a very important job and takes a special kind of person. A teacher of any kind needs to have the qualities that ensure student success otherwise they should not be in this role because it would be unfair to the students and inevitably hinder their learning experience. Some of the main qualities a good teacher should possess are creativity, patience, confidence, and supportiveness. Table of Contents Creativity Patience Management Support Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Paisley H. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

Important Personal Qualities an English Teacher Must Have - TEFL Blog


Thu, 16 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Important Personal Qualities an English Teacher Must Have As teachers set expectations for their students, students naturally have expectations for their teachers. To be an effective teacher, regardless of the subject being taught, one must be knowledgeable in their field. However, teaching English calls for specific personal qualities that can ultimately distinguish a good teacher from a great teacher. These qualities include, but are not limited to patience, dedication, and compassion. With these attributes, the teacher can foster a comfortable learning environment for their students. Table of Contents Teaching students whose first language is not English Love for what you are doing Observations and inferences Do you want to teach...  [Read more]

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