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The Good and Bad of Course Materials - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas There are many interactive tools that can be used during teaching to enhance a lesson and keep students engaged. There are also a few tools that are a teacher's lifeline during a lesson. Course materials that range from props and pictures of vocabulary words to simple worksheets and lesson plans are integral to teaching a good lesson. They can provide basic aid to a teacher or help keep the students' attention. But, when overused or used during the wrong times, course materials can become problematic and disadvantageous. Different things that a teacher brings to a lesson can make or break an ESL lesson. Important Course Materials The Use of Props The Downside of Using Course Materials Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach...  [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]

TEFL Course Features - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL Training Courses

At ITTT we fully understand that our in-class TEFL certificate courses require a great deal of commitment in terms of time, effort and expense on the part of the trainee. Therefore, it is our aim to match this level of commitment by providing everything we possibly can in terms of the overall quality of the course itself and in the ongoing support we provide once the course is completed. The main features of our in-class TEFL certification course include, but are not limited to, the following: While we aim to cover every possible eventuality, this is not always possible. However, we are constantly updating and improving our materials and facilities in order to provide the highest level of service possible. We are always open to suggestions and welcome any comments that will help to improve...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Lesson Planning Part 2 What Does A Lesson Plan Contain - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  So, the document itself needs to contain some general information about the class, for example the name of the teacher, the date and time of the lesson, what level of class is being taught and in what room, how many students are we expecting, this is important, when we've got things like photocopying and materials to do, what is the context of the lesson, in other words, what is the lesson actually about, what vocabulary or grammar point is this lesson covering and sometimes it's also useful to write out what the focus of the lesson is. So, in effect, the context of the lesson is telling us the grammar point, for example, that might be the present continuous tense, whereas the focus is telling us how we're going to go about teaching it. Another example to illustrate this: Let's...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Coursebooks And Materials/types Of Materials - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Just to finish the sectional materials, we'll have a look the difference between what are called authentic and created materials. Authentic materials, as the name implies, are actual materials that are created for any reason outside of the classroom. So examples of authentic materials would be things like newspapers. Those are generated for the general public and they're certainly not generated for the use in the classroom. However, they can be used within the classroom other ideas would be things like songs and poems and even things such as brochures and magazines and indeed menus from restaurants. So these are materials that all can be used within the classroom but they have not been created for that purpose, whereas creative materials, as the name implies, have been produced...  [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]

The Importance and Application of Created Materials in ESL Teaching - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas When teaching English as a second language, one can find a variety of pre-made resources. From tried-and-true textbooks to authentic sources, an instructor can find a readily available structure for most lessons. However, to fully cater to one's students and their specific needs, a teacher must creatively produce relevant supplemental materials.For instance, one may encounter a broad range of information covered within a textbook; whether it be vocabulary or grammar, most English books offer a generalized base for students. Sometimes the reader may have insufficient explanations on grammar practices, or perhaps the students request more relevant vocabulary to add depth to the lesson. The instructor should aspire to...  [Read more]

How to Create Lessons Based on Videos - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hey there it's lizzy here and i'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly live stream uh so this live stream is provided by um itttt international tefl and t soul certification uh training um if you haven't watched our recent live streams please feel free to go to one of our social networks and check out the previous videos because we usually try to give you some value and uh we share really useful topics um on the regular basis and today's live stream is going to be devoted to um creating uh lessons based on videos and uh i'm going to change the size of the slide right now let me know guys if you see and hear me clearly there is a comment section uh in the live stream uh so feel free to um write down type in any words any um i don't know any greetings there uh so that i know that...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Coursebooks And Materials/making Best Use Coursebook - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  So how do we actually make best use of the course book? Well, just a couple of factors that you need to keep into consideration when using these types of material, use the course book to help you create a balanced lesson in terms of the range of skills that are being taught and the actual types of material within that the grammar or vocabulary. Secondly, don't use it all the time, particularly with things like activities, we can create our own materials and we can tailor those materials much more specifically to the actual class that we're teaching. As very often the actual creations in the book are very general, we can make our own materials much more specific. The third thing you need to be aware of is that you can't always rely 100% on the information that's presented in those...  [Read more]

TEFL Materials - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Classroom based TEFL Trainees will be given a course manual for the following areas of the course: Our high quality, unique TEFL course materials are the basis for the input sessions during the course and will provide trainees with valuable reference resources for future teaching. We provide course handbooks and materials, including an A4 folder which should be organized as follows: This course log forms a record of the progress made through the course and should be tidy and professional in appearance. The log will be inspected on a weekly basis and used for moderation purposes. Throughout the course input sessions you will receive numerous handouts and will also take your own notes as well. We suggest dividing the file under the following headings: We highly recommend the following books...  [Read more]

Why Created and Authentic Materials in the Classroom Are Effective - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Authentic materials and created materials are some of the most effective materials an instructor teaching English as a foreign language can use. You can use both created materials and authentic materials in teaching a wide variety of students and the result will remain the same. Teachers can choose to use these materials rather than the course book materials. In going through the TEFL certification course, you learn the different group levels of students you could be teaching. In this summative task, I will discuss the benefits for each group level learning English and in using the created and authentic materials to teach the students English. Designed Materials Materials for Children Types of Authentic Materials Do you want to teach English all over the...  [Read more]

Useful Ways to Structure Your ESL Course Materials - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Generally speaking, course materials contain course books/textbooks and other auxiliary materials. The course materials used in different countries vary enormously. Likewise, even in a country, course materials are also used quite differently in a variety of schools. Let's take China as an example. Teaching Experience in China Classic Course Books Disadvantages of School Program Additional Materials Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Fucui Y. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. I've worked as an English Teacher for middle school in China for nearly six years. In China, there are all kinds of...  [Read more]

TEFL TESOL Course Materials - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  All ITTT TEFL courses come with extensive and in-depth materials that are designed to gradually build your knowledge as you work through the course. Although the materials cover a wide range of key subjects, they are put together in a way that is informative, interesting and easy to follow, so you should never feel bored or bogged down with too much technical information. By keeping our materials current and avoiding the bland, dullness of some educational courses, we aim to provide a learning experience that is rewarding and fulfilling. At ITTT we design our courses with the ultimate goal of ensuring graduates are fully equipped to enter the classroom on their first day with a spring in their step, feeling ready and able to deliver a lesson that is both professional and...  [Read more]

Methodology for Designing Authentic and Created Materials for the English Classroom - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas "We say Yes more than No. We remain curious and stay open to others' ideas. We learn by doing. By following an idea. By experimenting with our hands. By taking risks. By trying, struggling and failing forward fast. - City Studio Vancouver Manifesto" Social Practice Students' Level and Interest Environment Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Rachel S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. My teaching experience comes from a background in the visual arts. I have worked as a teacher's assistant for visual artists and designers who facilitate collaborative social practice projects for youth and young...  [Read more]

Tesol Review From Student Charlotte Efl - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  In this TEFL review video, recent TEFL course graduate Charlotte from Hong Kong shares her thoughts on the TEFL course with ITTT. She enjoyed the course and learned a lot, from lesson planning to suitable teaching materials and props. After completing the course, she got hired as an English teacher in a kindergarten in Hong Kong and she loves working with the kids! Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

ESA (Engage-Study-Activate) Writing Skills Lesson Plan for an Elementary English Class - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching writing skills to elementary English learners can be an exciting and rewarding experience. With a well-structured lesson plan, you can engage students, introduce key concepts, and provide opportunities for practice. In this blog post, we'll walk you through a sample one-hour straight arrow ESA (Engage-Study-Activate) writing skills lesson plan, tailored for an elementary English class. Engage (10 minutes): Study (25 minutes): Activate (20 minutes): Summary (5 minutes): Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! To kickstart the class, begin with a lively warm-up activity that activates students' prior knowledge and generates interest...  [Read more]

Enhancing ESL Reading Lessons: Strategies and Materials for Effective Learning - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Reading comprehension is a crucial skill for ESL (English as a Second Language) students to develop. As teachers, it is essential to select appropriate resources and employ effective techniques to maximize the benefits of reading activities in the classroom. In this blog post, we will explore various types of reading materials, discuss strategies to improve reading comprehension skills, and highlight the importance of integrating discussions into the learning process. Types of Reading Materials Authentic Materials: Non-Authentic Materials: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills Skimming and Scanning: Summarizing: Predicting: Discussing: Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles:...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Lesson Planning Part 4 Lesson Plan Example - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Okay, so we're going to use this pro-forma as our lesson plan and we're going to fill one out as though we were planning for an actual lesson. So, we start off with some basic information about the class. So, the name of the teacher, date and time and the class level. In this particular case, our class is going to be an elementary class and the room will be room 3. Having looked through the registers we see that the expected number of students for this particular class is going to be 10. This will help us in creating our worksheet copies. The context of the lesson for this class is going to be present continuous tense and it may well be the first time that this particular level of class has been introduced to this tense. So, our focus is going to be fairly general and it's going to...  [Read more]

What Books to Use: An Overview of The ESL Teaching Materials - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hey everybody it's lisa here and i'm super glad to welcome you to the weekly live stream by itt um if you don't know me yet um once again my name is lisa and i'm a non-native english teacher from russia i've been working online primarily since 2020 and today um i would like to reach out to you and tell you about um some esl course books uh to pick out for your uh teaching i'm not going to dig into details i'm just going to briefly present my approach how i choose the most appropriate materials but anyways i hope that this topic um will be interesting and helpful so uh stay tuned uh and um let me know that you hear and see me clearly because uh right now i i can see that there are seven people watching but i'm not sure if my equipment works well so uh we've got this comment section uh...  [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 - Lesson Planning Part 3 What Does A Lesson Plan Contain - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Then, we have a set of objectives and aims. Here, the learner objectives relate to what we're hoping the students are going to be able to do by the end of your lesson and quite often, that can be a useful way of writing out what the objectives are. So, we would start the sentence "By the end of the lesson, students should be able to?" and then a list of two, three or four items that we're expecting the students to be able to do by completing this lesson. The learner objectives are different to the teacher aims the teacher aims are what you are expecting from that lesson itself. Now, when you first start teaching, quite a normal aim might be to complete the lesson successfully, to get through the whole thing without having any problems. As time goes on and you become more...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Lesson Planning Part 6 Lesson Plan Example Study Phase - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  The first part of my study phase is going to be the board work and I'm going to use the information that I generated in the elicitation part of my engage phase to move on to the actual board work. What I'm going to do is to show the structure of this particular tense. So, the phase study I'm expecting to take about ten minutes on this particular part and, again, the interaction will mainly be the students talking to me. So, how am I going to achieve that with this information? Well, we could ask the students to have a look at the sentences themselves and to tell us what they can see. If we look at each of the first words in here, then at this level, I should hopefully be able to elicit from my students what each of these words have in common and they may well give an answer that...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Lesson Planning Part 5 Lesson Plan Procedure Engage - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  So, now we're going to fill the actual procedure of the lesson plan out itself. We mentioned at the start, the first thing we do, is to get some general information about the class that we'll be teaching and then, in order for someone to be able to cover our lesson, we need to present enough information in our lesson plan that they can actually carry it out. What I'm going to do is for each stage of the lesson, I'll indicate what I'm going to do in the lesson and then, we'll cut away from that to have a look to see how that will actually be achieved. So, our lesson is going to be based on a 45-minute lesson and the first phase is going to be the engage phase and it's going to be a straight arrow ESA lesson. I'm going to take approximately five minutes on my engage phase and in the...  [Read more]

ITTT - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Lesson Planning

Lesson planning is an important part of being a teacher. While experienced teachers may appear to not require a plan it is only because they have probably taught a lesson so many times that the majority of their plan is in their head. They will still have a good idea of how they want and expect the lesson to proceed. Inexperienced teachers will need the structure a good lesson plan provides. A good plan acts as a guide to your planning. It helps a teacher consider the direction of the lesson and possible pitfalls and diversions. It also helps a teacher keep on track during the lesson but should not be so restrictive that it prevents flexibility in class. A lesson plan also serves as a record of what you have taught before enabling you to easily see what to review at later dates and to...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Lesson Planning Part 7 Lesson Plan Example Activate Phase - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  So, having elicited this particular structure, what I'm now able to do is to move on to the actual study activities. Typically, they will be in the form of worksheets to check that the students actually understand this information. So, I might prepare three activities. They may not do them all but, for example, I could prepare these three study activities. So, the first one is going to be a fairly straightforward matching activity, where perhaps they match the subject to its correct verb "to be" in that part of the sentence. The second one is going to be a gap fill. For example, I might use this verb here and ask them to complete a sentence using that verb, so that I can check that any spelling changes that take place are correct and the final one is going to be an unscramble,...  [Read more]

4 Best Ways to Choose Business English Course Materials - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas When teaching Business English, it is important to tailor lessons to the maturity and ability of the class. Essential to any lesson is the course materials to be used by both the teacher and the students. By tailoring these course materials to be more relevant to the Business English students, the teacher will hopefully gain a greater level of interest and create a better learning environment. To assist with a teacher with the style and type of course materials to be used with a specific Business English class there are several things the teacher could do. 1. Research First 2. Sourced Materials 3. Created Materials 4. Ready-to-Use Materials Do you want to teach Business English? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Coursebooks And Materials/resource Books Part 2 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Let's just consider next, when using these resource books, the student book, the workbook and the teachers resource book, what are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using those types of materials? Well, firstly, the main advantage perhaps of using these types of material is that it's quicker than actually creating your own. Secondly, the course books that you will get will be graded for a particular level. So there'll be a set of books for the starter level, a set of books for the elementary level and so on and so forth. So you know that the activities and materials in there will have been graded for level. The use of the book can also offer continuity so that the syllabuses have been covered in a particular way by the book itself and are presented in a logical order....  [Read more]

Top Tips for Instilling a Love of Reading in Children - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Reading is one of the most essential parts of learning a language as it not only facilitates language development but also enhances abstract skills such as visualization and imagination. For young learners and children, reading plays a vital role, as their vivid imagination intensifies the reading experience. However, their short attention spans can pose challenges in maintaining engagement with written material. So, how can we instill a genuine love of reading in children without relying solely on authority figures? Empowering Children to Take the Initiative The Vast Array of English Language Literature Identifying and Utilizing Individual Interests Utilizing the Internet for Accessible Reading Materials Encouraging...  [Read more]

TEFL TESOL Courses; Easy To Study! - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Completing an online TEFL course could not be a more user friendly experience thanks to our unique online study platform. Once you have signed up for a course you will receive a code via email that will give you exclusive access to your own personalized dashboard. Through the dashboard you will be able to navigate your way through every step of the course with ease as all the materials and assessment strategies will be at your fingertips whenever you need them. Crucially, you can access the dashboard from any location with an internet connection and via any device you like, such as a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Not only will you find all the written materials necessary to complete the course on hand via the dashboard, you can also choose to download them and print them out...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tefl 120 Hour Course Unit 14 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Unit 14 looks at course books and other materials that can be used in your English language lessons. The unit discusses the differences between authentic and created materials and why and when each should be used in a class. It also covers the advantages and disadvantages of using course books and the best ways to use a course book in your lessons. 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! My last unit...  [Read more]

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