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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories What Makes Students Interested in English? Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on why rapport is so important for the classroom. The Importance of Establishing Rapport for Successful Learning Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on why building relationships with students is important. How Learning Another Language Can Benefit Your Career Prospects Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how English can help in your future career. Motivation as a Tool to Get Students Interested Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this...  [Read more]

Why Cultural Sensitivity Can Affect Your TEFL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Cultural Sensitivity Can Affect Your TEFL Classroom When deciding to teach as a TEFL teacher abroad one has to be aware of the challenge of “cultural sensitivity in the classroom”. Whether one already knows where to look for employment or the location still is unclear a teacher needs to be prepared to face cultural issues in a country of a foreign culture. There will be stereotypes, different religious beliefs, social differences and issues between several ethnic groups. People might project stereotypes onto other groups and also they may have to endure resentment towards themselves. Those issues will have to be addressed and resolved if a teacher wants to be successful. There are gaps in the classroom between the...  [Read more]

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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 Learning Another Language Can Benefit Your Career Prospects | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how English can help in your future career. Motivation as a Tool to Get Students Interested | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to motivate students. Successful Teaching Career Step by Step | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences ...  [Read more]

3 Practical Ways to Be Culturally Sensitive - TEFL Blog


Wed, 17 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 3 Practical Ways to Be Culturally Sensitive Cultural sensitivity derives from the differences among different cultures throughout the world. In the context of English teaching, teachers who move to another country must seriously consider the cultural pattern in the targeted country or region. Table of Contents 1. Learn about a new culture 2. Control your actions 3. Consider socio-political environment Are you ready to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Eleana V. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. 1. Learn about a new culture Cultural diversity is by default a very interesting topic and...  [Read more]

Cultural Stereotypes and Cultural Sensitivity - TEFL Blog


Thu, 26 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Cultural Stereotypes and Cultural Sensitivity For many people who travel, considering the cultural norms of whatever country you are visiting helps ensure a smooth trip. Table of Contents Stereotypes Basic Manners in Different Countries First Impression Rapport and Relationships Correct Speech My Personal Experience 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 Ryan A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Stereotypes It is quite unfortunate that travellers from the United States often have a bad reputation for being loud, inconsiderate, and oblivious. While...  [Read more]

Fastest TEFL Lessons - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Fastest TEFL Lessons Check out tefl tesol about Fastest TEFL Lessons and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts C.B. - Australia said: Promoting cultural sensitivity in an ESL classroomAn ESL classroom is perhaps one of the most culturally diverse learning environments. Cultural diversity involves more than different languages. Learners from different cultures have different ways to think, to act, to react and to express themselves. How can a teacher promote cultural diversity in an ESL classroom and ensure a respectful environment allowing students from different cultural background to...  [Read more]

TEFL Africa - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Employment Teaching Efl In Addis Ababa Ethiopia


Employment teaching EFL in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date posted:2004-06-10 | Writer: GYA School | Email: [email protected] GYA School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia seeks English teachers for students grades Kg up to high school for year round postings. Our target audience for teachers is those who understand the challenges of living and working in a third world country. We recommend that potential teachers investigate and ask questions about Ethiopia from all sources. Ethiopia is a lovely, peaceful place, and some misconceptions and stereotypes about Ethiopia are not accurate. The children are especially nice to work with since it is easy to get their attention with creative teaching strategies. Our school is a normal school for children, so all postings are at least 10 month postings. We...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories Why I Prefer Teaching ESL to Individuals Rather than Groups Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Once qualified as a TEFL teacher you will have many opportunities to teach in different environments. In this post, an ITTT graduate explains why they prefer teaching individual students rather than groups. Lesson Planning: What is it and Why is it Necessary? Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas During a TEFL certification course you will cover many subjects including lesson planning. In this post, a graduate looks at what lesson planning actually is and why it is important. Will motivated students learn more English? Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who answers the...  [Read more]

Organizations Recommended TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Organizations Recommended TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Organizations Recommended TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts E.B - Japan said: Problems for learners in JapanIn the present article I will offer an opinion about the origins of the difficulties that japanese learners face while studying English. The potential range of the topic is so broad that would require hundreds of pages to be discussed exhaustively. I will therefore concentrate my attention on three major issue: the impact of modern history on the japanese psychology, the introduction of English words in modern...  [Read more]

4 Reasons Why Japanese Students Are Often Lacking Motivation - TEFL Blog


Thu, 20 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences 4 Reasons Why Japanese Students Are Often Lacking Motivation Japanese learners of English face challenges which are based on background and cultural aspects, racial barriers, perception of the English language, as well the lack of freedom of expression. This becomes the basis on which their motivation, or lack thereof, to study English is built. Coming from a motivational background, I was self-assured that my plans to get my low-level High School students motivated about learning English would be less challenging to implement. Reality proved otherwise as this process has required the breaking of certain barriers in order for me to be successful in my endeavors. Following is a further explanation on each of the different...  [Read more]

3 Reasons to Take a TEFL training Course - TEFL Blog


Tue, 30 Apr 2019 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences 3 Reasons to Take a TEFL training Course “Why should I bother to complete a TEFL course?” is a question I personally had asked many times and a question I have heard many others inquire about. Table of Contents General stereotype How can you benefit from the course If you don’t have a teaching qualification Still thinking on taking your TEFL course? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Crystal N. General stereotype Since there are programs that allow individuals to teach English in a foreign country without TEFL or TESOL certifications, many see it as a waste of time. I will be honest and say that I was one of those people. I am...  [Read more]

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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 ESL Teaching To Young Learners - What are the Advantages? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who shares their thoughts on ESL teaching to young learners and speaks about the advantages, disadvantages and common stereotypes. What traits should an EFL teacher have in teaching one-to-one Business English? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who answers the question: What traits should an EFL teacher have in...  [Read more]

Teaching and Delivery of Business English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 20 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching and Delivery of Business English This summative task will review the subject matter and discuss strategies and techniques that have been employed within actual classes delivered in Singapore and Hong Kong to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean businesspeople. Table of Contents What is Business English? Teacher’s Role in it This, however, is not the case, with deeper examination business English teaching could be broken down into four parts: Strategies employed / lessons learned In the context of vocabulary-building strategies that I’ve found relevant have been; Business idioms Use of Video materials Strategy Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

The Teacher’s Role in the Classroom Management - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Teacher’s Role in the Classroom Management Teachers are facilitators of student learning and creators of the productive classroom environment. A good teacher has effective discipline skills and can promote positive behaviors and change in the classroom. A great teacher has the classroom management skills and can ensure good student behavior, effective work and study habits and over the sense of respect in the classroom. Teachers set the class of their classroom, build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students, become role models, and listen and look for signs of trouble. Table of Contents Self-consciousness Balance and flexibility Discipline Troubleshooting Cultural sensitivity Different roles include the following:...  [Read more]

Can I teach English at an international school? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can I teach English at an international school? Contrary to common belief, teaching English abroad doesn't always equate to working in under-resourced urban schools or remote villages. While such opportunities exist, there are also options that are miles away from this stereotype. One such option is teaching in international schools, which cater to affluent local and expatriate students. Here, you will find teaching opportunities in state-of-the-art environments with top-notch resources. If you haven't yet considered teaching in an international school setting, here are some compelling reasons to do so. Subjects are taught in English Unlike most English teaching jobs that target local students with lower English proficiency, international schools conduct most of their lessons in English....  [Read more]

The Problems Ukrainian Adult Students Face While Learning English - TEFL Blog


Mon, 20 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Problems Ukrainian Adult Students Face While Learning English We live in the age of technical progress and globalization. Both these trends require people to get together, unite, share ideas to come up with new inventions, discover other cultures. This is why thousands of people all over the world take up studying English every day. They turn to language schools, private teachers, speaking clubs or any other resources they can find, excited to start and be able to speak fluently in a year or so. However, reality shows that only half of those students get the result they wanted. So, possible obstacles and complications which face Ukrainian adult students while learning English will be discussed in this essay, possible...  [Read more]

Teaching in Japan: Problems of Local Learners - TEFL Blog


Thu, 05 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teaching in Japan: Problems of Local Learners In this essay I will be discussing the problems for young Japanese learners of English, and what problems Japanese learners often encounter as well as explaining some of the reasons why teachers can run into problems while teaching in Japan. I will be referring to the book “The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan’ by Charlie Moritz and Martin Bragalone, as well as drawing from my knowledge and experiences of studying and volunteering in Japan. Japan can be a challenging but rewarding country to work in, despite stereotypes of Japanese people being polite and studious so it is important to consider that reality can be different when teaching in Japan. Table of...  [Read more]

Parents Being First Teachers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Parents Being First Teachers In loco parentis is the perfect phrase to describe the teacher’s role in the classroom and the responsibility they have towards their students. Young children spend many hours in the classroom – an atmosphere created primarily for learning, teaching, and socializing – and many more hours in the home – a different learning atmosphere inhabited largely by family members and, sometimes, friends. In a bygone era, the teacher’s role was seen as sacred and their knowledge as unquestionable, in some cases; given that a majority of the pre-baby boomer population may have been uneducated, it was felt that their knowledge was not like the teacher’s and therefore they...  [Read more]

Typical Problems Faced by Thai Native Speakers in English - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Typical Problems Faced by Thai Native Speakers in English Currently living in Bangkok, Thailand, I am teaching English to Primary Six students and I am in a supposed international context. Juggling a body of students who are not entirely international and largely Thai can at times be like pulling teeth. Table of Contents Losing Motivation Grammar Confusion Fear of Leaving a Comfort Zone Lack of Proper Resources Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kavitha S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Losing Motivation The students are generally driven at first but soon lack motivation...  [Read more]

How to Organize a Culturally Sensitive ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 28 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Organize a Culturally Sensitive ESL Classroom A new teacher has many things to consider when instructing a new group of students in a foreign country. One of the most important aspects and one that should never be overlooked is the understanding of cultural sensitivity. In this summative analysis, I will speak about the importance this has to the development of the teacher-student relationship and ultimately classroom management. Table of Contents My Personal Experience Teaching Abroad Expressing Your Thoughts Cross-Cultural Communication Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Matthew B. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

How Discipline Affects Motivation In and Out of Japanese Classrooms - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How Discipline Affects Motivation In and Out of Japanese Classrooms I work in two schools. I am an assistant language teacher at one commercial (low-level English) high school, and an integrated (high-level English) academic junior high and high school. I have had experiences with different kinds of students, Japanese-English teachers, and classroom atmospheres. In Japan, students take an entrance exam to get into high school. If they scored low on the entrance exam, then they are placed in the lowest ranking class. Each school has a certain number of classrooms for each grade. Both of my high schools have six classes total for each grade. There are usually around forty to forty-two students in each class as well. Teaching forty...  [Read more]

Why Completing a TEFL Course is the First Step Towards a Greater World - TEFL Blog


Thu, 19 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Completing a TEFL Course is the First Step Towards a Greater World In the world we live in, being different is often deemed as bad. Where being the minority is often looked down upon. Sometimes we don’t like to admit that, but it is true. What people need to realize is that we are no different from one another. Someone from rural China is just as much of a person as I am even though we live thousands of miles away. The only difference is our story. Where we came from, whom we know, what we stand for. Our story and our background are what make us all unique and special. The sad reality is that the vast majority of us will never be able to experience another persons’ life. An astronomically large amount of the...  [Read more]

The Best Thing I've Learned From My TEFL/TESOL Course - TEFL Blog


Sat, 24 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Best Thing I've Learned From My TEFL/TESOL Course A TEFL course is the first step towards a successful career in teaching English abroad. A TEFL course, whether taken online or in-class, covers a wide range of topics from lesson planning and classroom management, to English grammar and pronunciation techniques. In this post, one of our TEFL graduates shares their thoughts on the best thing they’ve learned from their TEFL/TESOL course with ITTT. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our ITTT graduate Leif O. The best thing that I learned from my TEFL/TESOL course is that teaching is more nuanced than just having a lesson plan and...  [Read more]

ESL Teaching To Young Learners - What are the Advantages? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences ESL Teaching To Young Learners - What are the Advantages? Description: Teaching English as a foreign language in a kindergarten can be a dynamically different experience than teaching students in older age groups. Teaching in a kindergarten has advantages such as motivation, smiles, and the ability to learn the material in short bursts. It also has disadvantages, such as; short attention spans, diapers, and tantrums. Teaching young children can be extremely rewarding and extremely demanding. Table of Contents Learning is fun for small children. Children have a low attention span. Misconceptions about teaching young learners Do you want to teach English to young learners? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was...  [Read more]

The Differences of Acquiring Mandarin Chinese as the First Language and English as the Second - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Differences of Acquiring Mandarin Chinese as the First Language and English as the Second This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Susan T S G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents Background Definition of First vs Second Language My Own Experiences with Acquired vs Learning Languages Sentence Structures Verbs and Alphabets Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Background Singapore is a multilingual and multi-ethnic society. We have four official languages Malay, English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Tamil, with Malay as our...  [Read more]

Several Pronunciations Troubles Faced by The Japanese Native Speakers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 09 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Several Pronunciations Troubles Faced by The Japanese Native Speakers The differences between many Asiatic languages' pronunciation and that of English form the basis for a multitude of miscommunications between international interlocutors. My experience living in Japan provides plentiful evidence to support this assertion. When my Japanese associates and I communicate in English, I notice three significant pronunciation struggles for my conversation partners. For the Japanese who are learning English, the clear enunciation of the /th/ sound, the fricative quality of the /v/ consonant, and the distinction of /l/ versus /r/ formation of the tongue. Table of Contents Language Structure Difficult sounds Do you want to teach English...  [Read more]

Overcoming Challenges: TEFL/TESOL and Teaching English Abroad at 40+ - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Oct 2023 Linda Dunsmore Visa and Legal TEFL Information Overcoming Challenges: TEFL/TESOL and Teaching English Abroad at 40+ Are you over 40 and considering a thrilling journey teaching English abroad? Join us as we uncover the growing demand, benefits, and strategies for a successful career in ESL education. Explore how age can be your advantage in the world of teaching English. Table of Contents Understanding the Global EFL Market Global Demand for English Teachers: Teacher Shortages and Prioritizing Qualifications: Embracing Cultural Exchange and Diversity: Leveraging Professionalism and Work Ethic: Specialized Opportunities and Higher-Level Positions: Career Transition Possibilities: Advantages of Teaching English Abroad at 40+ Life Experience, Maturity, and Professional...  [Read more]

Prices Accelerated TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Prices Accelerated TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Prices Accelerated TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts E.M. - Philippines said: Cultural Sensitivity in the ClassroomIf I were to choose one word that basically sums up what the world is experiencing today, it would be globalization. The advent of the Digital Age brought about the emergence of a "global village" characterized by faster markets, a more continuous transfer of technologies and capabilities, a freer movement of people and goods, and quicker real-time exchange of information - making borders and territories...  [Read more]

5 Reasons Why I Went to Teach English in China - TEFL Blog


Fri, 31 Jul 2020 Ulysses Brown Destinations 5 Reasons Why I Went to Teach English in China China is a popular market for teaching English as a foreign language. That's why I also took the leap and moved to China to teach. Here are 5 of the main reasons why I went to teach English in China. Table of Contents 1. High market value language 2. Itchy feet 3. Work Experience 4. Heartbreak 5. A newfound vocational passion Are you ready to head to China to teach English? Related Articles: 1. High market value language I studied at a university with an enormous international student body. Many of these students became good friends of mine, Romanians in particular. Most of the people with whom I associated were friendly enough, and those that weren’t found their way outside of my...  [Read more]

The Biggest Misconceptions About TEFL/TESOL Discussed - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


The Biggest Misconceptions about TEFL/TESOL Discussed   Today, we are going to talk about the “biggest misconceptions about TEFL and TESOL and teaching English abroad”. We get a lot of questions here at ITT, and a lot of people are confused and I just want to clear a few things up, some myths here and there, and I think I've narrowed it down to eight misconceptions that we're going to look at and you can throw your questions at me at any time. I would also really like to know where you are like in your TEFL journey, are you currently taking a TEFL or TESOL course? Are you thinking about it? Are you already certified? Or are you already teaching abroad? Let me know, that would be interesting to know. Let's jump right into the biggest misconceptions about TEFL and TESOL and...  [Read more]

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