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Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners - TEFL Blog


Tue, 01 Feb 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners The first thing to bear in mind when we're looking at the category of beginners is that beginners can be of any age and experience, so really what we should do is to break the beginner category down into a number of sub categories. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic The Absolute Beginner The False Beginner Adult Beginners vs. Young Beginners Beginners without Roman Alphabet Conclusions Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Watch the video about this topic The Absolute Beginner Our first group we may call the absolute beginner, the second group we...  [Read more]

Top Things a Teacher Needs to Focus on When Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Sun, 12 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top Things a Teacher Needs to Focus on When Teaching Beginner Students When you select information to teach in your lesson, you need to think about what level the students are at and how well your lesson fits into what they already know and what they need to know. When you begin teaching it can be quite difficult to know what students are likely to comprehend at each level and few EFL teachers follow the same students from beginner to advanced level. Table of Contents Conseider the students' age Grammar to cover includes: Vocabulary to cover includes: How to explain the meanig Are you ready to teach beginner students? Take a TEFL course to learn new skills! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

The Main Principles of Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Main Principles of Teaching Beginners Whom a student is defined within about same parameters by different sources. The Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary also has two definitions of the word student. Table of Contents The Basis of the Article Useful Tips Program Core Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: The Merriam Webster dictionary (online) has two definitions of students which are as reproduced below: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate PAUL D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The Basis of the Article For this summative assignment, the second definition by the Merriam-Webster and Collins COBUILD...  [Read more]

Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Top 10 Tips When Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 04 Feb 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Top 10 Tips When Teaching Beginners Regardless of which type of beginner class you are teaching here are my top ten tips for the teaching of beginners. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic 1: Keep it simple 2: Be visual not verbal 3: Keep them talking 4: Repeat Repeat Repeat 5: Use pairwork 6: Praise often 7: Teach to their needs 8: Be patient 9: Play games 10: Don't overcorrect Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Watch the video about this topic 1: Keep it simple The first thing is to keep it simple, you have to remember when teaching beginners that your language level...  [Read more]

Motivation: Adults vs. Young learners - TEFL Blog


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Motivation: Adults vs. Young learners People of all ages around the world wish to learn English, for varying reasons, and many begin this endeavor at different times in their lives. For teachers, it is important to understand that the approach to teaching English is not painted with a broad stroke across all ages of learners. To ensure that you reach your class in the most effective way possible it is vital to know what level your students are at and also what motivated them to learn English. Table of Contents Beginning Students Reasons to Learn Personal Interest and Desire Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ilse G. Please note that this...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Celta - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


CELTA   CELTA: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts In this unit,I learnt a lot on the importance of lesson planning. The examples given in the unit material is very useful to beginners in teaching. Having a basic understanding on how to plan lessons and information which should be included in the lesson...  [Read more]

How to Adjust Your Teaching to the Needs of the Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Sun, 12 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Adjust Your Teaching to the Needs of the Beginner Students As the term beginner students refers to the level of students knowledge, I have decided to focus on beginner level in different age groups. Therefore, this essay will be divided into teaching beginner young students and beginner adults. My definition of a beginner student is the following: regardless of age, this is a learner with very little or no previous knowledge of the English language. However, there are certain things we should aim to know about every age group: Table of Contents Teaching beginner young students Group 1 – beginners ages 5-9 Group 2 – beginners ages 9-13 Teaching adult beginner learners Are you ready to teach abroad? Related...  [Read more]

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Programs TEFL Online Check out tefl tesol about Programs TEFL Online 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 F.R. - Morocco said: Teaching Beginning StudentsOne of the biggest challenges I?ve encountered when teaching beginner students is avoiding the usage of their native language, mostly because I have always been in a situation where I know that language. Learning a new language from scratch is daunting and beginner students are often quite intimidated to speak English when they know so little of it. It is therefore important to set a firm precedent of only speaking in English...  [Read more]

Best Ways to Conquer The Fear of Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Best Ways to Conquer The Fear of Teaching Beginners Teaching English in China is exciting (sometimes) but teaching beginners in China can be a game-changer that is if you are up for the challenge. I mean of course if you weigh the options and if you are one of those people who are willing to compromise, learn and grow. Because honestly just like anything else it can be tough in the beginning but later you get the hang of it and end up loving it. Table of Contents Public Schools vs. Language Centers How to survive a beginner class Presentation Reward system Support system 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! This post was...  [Read more]

Agency Weekend TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Agency Weekend TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Agency Weekend 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 T.W. - South Africa said: Teaching Beginner StudentsWhen teaching beginners, there are a few very important points to consider achieving the best results. students that are beginners in the English language usually suffer from nerves and a lack of confidence, it is important not to let the students feel so overwhelmed that they lose all interest in learning a foreign language. But on the up side beginner learners are usually the most enthusiastic and faster learning of all...  [Read more]

7 Useful Tips on Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 17 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 7 Useful Tips on Teaching Beginner Students Teaching beginner students is a very challenging task for anyone. Personally, I have always found teaching English to beginners as a tough prospect, whether it is monolingual group and you know nothing of their language or it's a multilingual group and the only common language is English. However, with some work and knowledge, everything is possible to teach beginners the English language. And I believe this is one of the most rewarding to teach. Table of Contents 1. Give simple and clear instructions 2. Let them listen first 3. Speak English only and don't use their own mother tongue 4. Teach the basics 5. Drilling and Repeating 6. Make every English lessons fun and easy 7. Prepare well...  [Read more]

How to Approach the Teaching of Beginner Students? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Approach the Teaching of Beginner Students? We can notice two approaches of teachers to the possibility of teaching to beginner students: the first is the craze, the second is the fear. Table of Contents Several factors are at the root of his two conflicting emotions such as the teacher's experience, for example. What must be done for this? Some problems can sometimes occur but that we can meet in all classes: boredom, a disruptive, a provocateur, a lack of confidence, ... Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Cassandre F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Several...  [Read more]

The Importance of Different Students’ Profiles - TEFL Blog


Wed, 14 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Different Students’ Profiles Every student requires something different to learn English successfully. Aside from one-on-one lessons, teachers usually will not have the time to dedicate extensive attention to each student, though. Not every English-learner will be given a unique lesson catered to their needs. However, teachers can develop plans that fit best for general types of students based on their profiles. Factors such as students' age, language level, and motivation for learning helps teachers identify a student profile and thus develop the best lessons to get them engaged. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Beginners Young students Motivation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course...  [Read more]

What is a Beginner EFL Student and How Do You Teach Them? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 09 Feb 2021 Mark Crocker Teaching Ideas What is a Beginner EFL Student and How Do You Teach Them? When you decide to take a TEFL certification course with the intention of teaching English abroad, in your home country, or online, it is difficult to know who you will actually end up teaching. Once you have finished your training you could end up teaching primary aged children, teenagers, or adults. They could be from any country worldwide and they could be at any level of English language from beginner to advanced level. In many ways it is a bit of a lottery, so you should ensure you are ready to deal with all types of environments. After a while most teachers develop a preference for the type of student they prefer to teach, however, the beginner EFL student is often the most...  [Read more]

The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers from: 530


The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The Main Principles of Teaching New Vocabulary Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, you will find out how to work on building students' vocabulary and create lesson plans around this teaching point. 5 More Activities to Play in Your Classroom Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL graduate shares their favorite games to play with students in the classroom. Why and How Should We Learn Teaching Skills? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post contains information on teaching skills and the ways to learn them. Simple and Effective Ways to Teach English Vocabulary Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This article is devoted to the most effective ways to teach English vocabulary. 5...  [Read more]

Unique Challenges and Advantages of Teaching Beginner English Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Unique Challenges and Advantages of Teaching Beginner English Students Beginner-level students of English offer both challenges as well as advantages. As they are beginners, it is very easy to see quick progress, which is motivating to both the student as well as the teacher. Since they have little to no experience in English, it is you who is introducing them to the language; therefore, you can teach them before they learn bad habits. However, there are also disadvantages. One is that if you are not proficient in their language, it will be very difficult to communicate with them at all unless an assistant is used. Another is that it will be very easy for them to revert to their native language, given their lack of ability to use...  [Read more]

What is a TEFL curriculum? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What is a TEFL curriculum? Across the globe, there are five widely accepted levels of EFL learners, which are represented in the teaching materials and book series available for students and teachers. These levels are commonly referred to as: Note: Any levels above these are typically termed 'advanced' and aren't usually taught in standard settings. Please note that different curricula may categorize these levels in various ways. For instance, the Touchstone series from Cambridge uses a four-level scale, which, however, covers the same content as a conventional five-level scale. Another series, "Cutting Edge," encompasses six levels, including an advanced level, along with the standard five. Let's examine some representative syllabus content for each level from the "Cutting Edge" series,...  [Read more]

Teachers & Learners – Language Levels of Learners - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Feb 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teachers & Learners – Language Levels of Learners A consideration for the categorization of your language learners is actually their language level. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic True Starters and False Beginners Elementary Level Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! So within any class the language level the students should all have, (assuming that your class is not a mixed ability class) is usually at one particular level. Typically your students will have had some form of level test to put them into one of the levels and in ESL teaching there...  [Read more]

All You Need to Know About Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas All You Need to Know About Teaching Beginners Teaching English to beginners is a challenge for new and experienced ESL teachers. Although with proper planning, materials, getting the students engaged and motivated in the lessons can make teaching English to beginners fun and rewarding especially when your students start to get the hang of it. It's a great feeling to see them move from having absolutely no knowledge of English to be able to speak basic English. A few things to think about. Talking a lot is just going to waste your time and leave you frustrated. Two keep your lessons fun with as much talk time as possible for the students, allowing them to practice what they are learning in a fun environment. Always praise your...  [Read more]

Strategies of Teaching ESL Groups Effectively - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Strategies of Teaching ESL Groups Effectively There are different types of classes. We will be teaching and adults and children. Let's take a more detailed look into each group. ESL teachers are often working with beginners; however, some people could have been exposed to English previously. We can refer to these students as 'false beginners.' This subgroup could include adults who have learned the language before and may have forgotten it without consistent use. Adults beginners may tend to be more motivated than young beginner learners because adults make the decision to study English by themselves. Children may be told to learn and externally motivated by parents or family members. We should keep in mind that a beginner without...  [Read more]

Top Tips for Teaching Absolute Beginners in English as an EFL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 12 Jun 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Top Tips for Teaching Absolute Beginners in English as an EFL Teacher Teaching the English language to total beginners is a challenge for any teacher - but it's so worth it! English teachers abroad are regularly faced with two possible situations: A) teaching English to a class with zero knowledge in English (often young learners), or B) having to integrate a new student into your class who has never studied English before and now he/she has to pick up the language quickly. Table of Contents Assess the Exact Level of the Student(s) What to Teach Absolute Beginners in English Personal and family information Social interaction Classroom and school Time, calendar and weather Body parts Food Home Incorporate Numbers, Colors, and Shapes...  [Read more]

A Sample Lesson Plan for Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Level Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 22 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas A Sample Lesson Plan for Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Level Students Lesson planning is an essential part of your teaching practice. Moreover, it is vital to be creative all the time. This sample lesson plan will help you to set a perfect lesson for beginners or lower-intermediate students. Table of Contents Brainstorming ideas Preparing the lesson Target dialog 1 Additional materials Are you ready to become a TEFL teacher? Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Michelle M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Brainstorming ideas List a number of role-play situations that would be appropriate for beginner and low intermediate level...  [Read more]

What Helped Me in Building Relationships With English Learners in Japan - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences What Helped Me in Building Relationships With English Learners in Japan From both taking this course and my experience in teaching Japanese children English, I have seen the importance and impact of establishing rapport with students right at the start of the class. Starting from the first lesson, a teacher must establish what kind of relationship they desire to have with the students. That relationship must often be with a relaxed atmosphere where the students can feel that they are supported by the teacher. Thus from the very first lesson, the teacher must get to work on getting to know basic information about the students. What kind of interests do they have? Why are they learning English? At what level are they currently in...  [Read more]

What You Need To Know When Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences What You Need To Know When Teaching Beginner Students From the 60-year-old successful businessman who has never studied English to the third grader who is learning it for the first time in a school setting, each student has their own motivation and background. Their unique experiences will dictate what they bring to the table and be a factor in their success or difficulty in learning English. Understanding what brought the learners to the classroom, will help a teacher tailor the lessons to be most beneficial to her students. This includes understanding their culture to a certain extent, specifically as it relates to faux pas or misunderstandings that could arise in the classroom setting. Table of Contents Defining the Difficulties...  [Read more]

Awesome Insights into Teaching Italian Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Mar 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences Awesome Insights into Teaching Italian Beginner Students When starting a career in teaching, regardless of age,gender and nationality, a prospective teacher should always bear in mind one fundamental skill:patience. This particular talent is what I personally believe distinguishes a competent teacher from the incompetent one, and is crucial in establishing the overall success of each and every student. So, how patient should teachers be and, particularly, how patient should the teachers at beginner levels be? Table of Contents The influence of the student's first language Problems with possessives, prepositions and plurals Knowing when to correct Patience is key Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

What are the Most Effective Methodologies for Teaching Beginner Students? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 30 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What are the Most Effective Methodologies for Teaching Beginner Students? In my experience gained the past few years, one of the most challenging experiences for me was to effectively teach beginner students. Since all my students were absolute beginners (learners who have had no contact with English at all), I had to find ways to make the learning effective, differently to teaching false beginners, who have some form of understanding of the English language. Table of Contents Effective methodologies Circle Time Approach to Teacher's Behavior 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! This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

The Main Principles of Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Main Principles of Teaching Beginner Students In this essay, I will give an introduction on how to teach beginner level students and I will not only outline how to approach the subject matter to teach first but I will also highlight techniques to create a positive learning environment to keep students motivated about studying. I will focus on teaching adults because young learners will need a slightly different approach. However, some common rules apply to both groups of students. Table of Contents Classroom Environment and Relationships The Culture of Making Mistakes Teaching Approaches So how do we start and get the students to speak from the very beginning? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Top Things to Remember When Creating a Lesson Plan Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Lesson planning is extremely important for achieving better results. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to create it better. Reasons to Build Confidence in Your ESL Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Confidence is important for both students and teachers. Our TEFL graduate explains how to help students work on confidence in the ESL class. The World Status of English and Its Influence Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers the problem of English spread around the world. How do Different Groups of Students Learn Grammar? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar is daunting for...  [Read more]

What is a TEFL curriculum? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What is a TEFL curriculum? Across the globe, there are five widely accepted levels of EFL learners, which are represented in the teaching materials and book series available for students and teachers. These levels are commonly referred to as: Note: Any levels above these are typically termed 'advanced' and aren't usually taught in standard settings. Please note that different curricula may categorize these levels in various ways. For instance, the Touchstone series from Cambridge uses a four-level scale, which, however, covers the same content as a conventional five-level scale. Another series, "Cutting Edge," encompasses six levels, including an advanced level, along with the standard five. Let's examine some representative syllabus content for each level from the "Cutting Edge" series,...  [Read more]

5 Important Things When Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Important Things When Teaching Beginner Students I am an English teacher. I am teaching beginner students who are aged from 3 years and a half to 8 years old. My students are very young learners who normally have shorter attention spans, and have not even completely mastered their mother tongue. They are generally amenable to fun games, singing, and drawing. For my students, they start from zero knowledge of English to a very basic knowledge that cannot be quickly or easily activated, but with these levels, success is easy to see and usually good fun. Table of Contents Play and Have Fun PPP Method Learning Environment Relation to Students Listening Skills Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: ...  [Read more]

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