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How I Constructed My First ESL Lesson Plan - TEFL Blog


Wed, 01 May 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How I Constructed My First ESL Lesson Plan When I had to design my first lesson plan I wanted it to be as coherent as possible as the purpose of every lesson plan is to guide the teacher in organizing her material and herself for the purpose of helping the students to attain the intended learning outcomes. When planning lessons, we need to think carefully about what stages a lesson will go through and how we will get from one stage to another. In this plan I stuck to the ESA (Engage, Study, Activate) Method that I learned about during my TEFL certification course. Table of Contents The Engage Stage of the Lesson The Study Stage of the Lesson The Activate Stage of the Lesson Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related...  [Read more]

Planning Your First Online Esl Lesson Main Thing To Include - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Planning your First Online ESL Lesson: 5 Main Thing to Include   Planning Lesson: Online ESL teaching has been in great demand lately. However, it's still challenging for both teachers and students. Our TEFL expert Liza will share her lesson planning tips and tricks on organizing the first online class fun and easy in this live stream. ##TEFL#BestTEFL #TeachEnglishOnline Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: https://bit.ly/37gs5vO What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: https://bit.ly/36ma2Fg Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: https://bit.ly/3ltqt73 Teach English online from anywhere you want: https://bit.ly/3ltqEPL Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Planning Your First Online ESL Lesson: 5 Main Thing To Include - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Planning your First Online ESL Lesson: 5 Main Thing to Include   Planning Lesson: Online ESL teaching has been in great demand lately. However, it's still challenging for both teachers and students. Our TEFL expert Liza will share her lesson planning tips and tricks on organizing the first online class fun and easy in this live stream. ##TEFL#BestTEFL #TeachEnglishOnline Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: bit.ly/37gs5vO What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: bit.ly/36ma2Fg Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: bit.ly/3ltqt73 Teach English online from anywhere you want: bit.ly/3ltqEPL Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Why Is Lesson Planning Important? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 05 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Is Lesson Planning Important? Lesson planning means that the teacher establishes his/her credibility. It shows that you are organized, structured, have thought about what you are going to do, and understand your area of expertise. Table of Contents Is lesson planning a 100% sure thing? The hidden benefit of lesson planning Lesson Plan Example Topic Aims Age group Level Time Materials Introduction Procedure In order to build background information try the following: The strategies are as follows: Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Roberto G. Is lesson planning a 100% sure thing? Like all things in life that involve a group...  [Read more]

How To Apply TEFL Course knowledge During Your First Lesson In China - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 May 2019 Mark Crocker Destinations Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How To Apply TEFL Course knowledge During Your First Lesson In China Teaching in a foreign country is a dream for many people who are passionate about education. However, it can be confusing and scary thinking about teaching in a country with a culture and language that you are not familiar with. However, as long as you are a qualified, professional and patient teacher, you should have nothing to worry about. Teaching in a country like China might seem like a big challenge at first, however, there are many techniques and teaching methods that a professional teacher can apply during the lesson to ensure a successful outcome. So, the question is: How can a teacher apply what they have learned during a TEFL...  [Read more]

Your First Online English Lesson: 5 Main Things to Include - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Your First Online English Lesson: 5 Main Things to Include 08/26/2021 hey guys welcome to a new itt's live stream uh and my name is lisa uh if you don't know me yet uh i'm a tefl and t soul expert at itt and i also teach english online as a non-native esl teacher so i'm super glad to welcome you um at today's session and it's going to be devoted to um the very first online esl class um i hope yeah my name is lisa not linda but it's okay hi uh mikey i hope i pronounce your name correctly so uh today's session is going to be devoted to everything related to the very first uh lesson with your um online students so um i'm going to share five uh five main points uh you have to remember before planning your very first lesson um so hopefully it's going to be useful i believe that if you are a...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories Multiple Intelligences Theory in Teaching English Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who shares their thoughts on child development and summarizes Dr. H. Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory. How to Use Learners’ Internal Motivation Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who shares their experience of understanding students' motivation. Using the ESA Method in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who shares their thoughts on using the ESA method in teaching English as a foreign language. Problems of First...  [Read more]

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Archives for May 2022 Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - ESA Methodology Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas ESA is a three-stage methodology where each of the letters represents a particular phase of the lesson. The first one being called the Engage phase, the second the Study phase and the final one the Activate phase. Media Influences in Assisting with ESL Learning Tamara Jennings Teaching Ideas Are you an English teacher and trying to find suitable material for your lessons? This blog post focuses on media influences in assisting with ESL learning. Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Suggestopedia Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Developments in the study of Psychology starting from the 1950's led to new theories...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories How To Apply TEFL Course knowledge During Your First Lesson In China Mark Crocker Destinations Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Stepping into a ESL classroom as a teacher for the first time can be a scary prospect. In this post, one of our graduates explains how they would use their TEFL course knowledge to teach that first lesson in China. 3 Reasons We Can’t Learn Languages Without Grammar Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares his thoughts on the importance of grammar for language learning. The Benefits of Using Songs and Music for Warm-Up Activities Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The warm up stage of an ESL class is vital as it sets the tone for the rest of...  [Read more]

2019 Alumni TEFL Course Experience - TEFL Blog


Mon, 09 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 2019 Alumni TEFL Course Experience In February 2019 I took on a part-time teaching job at a language school close to Toulon, France. I am a Dutch citizen and English isn’t my first language, but I am fluent enough to be able to teach several evening classes. And so, I did. Via this school, I was then approached by another institution to teach English to future hotel directors and hotel receptionists. Table of Contents Education Background What did I learn in the course? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Marieke V. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Education Background...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The ESA Methodology of Teaching - Sample Straight Arrow ESA Lesson Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, we will look at an actual example of an ESA straight arrow lesson plan. We will include examples of the activities used and their purpose. You can adapt this plan to a variety of other uses and levels. Different Types of ESA Lessons Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas We explained in the previous ESA blog how Harmer had realized that the ESA format would become predictable if that was the only type of lesson. Here we explore the other two types of format he suggested, what they involve and who they are generally for. The Benefits of Open-Note Tests Mudita Yajnik TEFL...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The 3 Most Important Tricks When Teaching English to Kindergarteners Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas So, you are new to teaching toddler and young children English? Here are the 3 most important tricks when teaching English to kindergarteners. Songs in the ESL Classroom for Younger Beginners Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas What better way to teach English than with music! Here are some great tips on how to use songs in an ESL classroom for younger beginners! 5 Keywords to Increase Your Confidence in the Classroom as a Teacher Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Are you new to teaching English abroad? Don't fear! These 5 keywords will help you increase your confidence in the...  [Read more]

The World Of TEFL and TESOL Explained from: 120


The World Of TEFL and TESOL Explained Discipline in the EFL Classroom Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Discipline in the classroom is an important aspect of the overall rapport you build with your classes. In this blog we will look at some of the major factors that can affect how our classes behave. Building and Maintaining Rapport in the ESL Classroom Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Classroom interaction is in part dependent upon the relationship that exists between the students and the teacher. This relationship involves the rapport that exists within the classroom. In this blog we will consider some techniques to help build rapport in the classroom. The ESA Methodology of Teaching - Sample ESA Boomerang Lesson Federico Riva TEFL...  [Read more]

What to Expect in a Small ESL Program - TEFL Blog


Tue, 08 Aug 2023 Ashton March TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas What to Expect in a Small ESL Program Imagine yourself preparing for your first day at your ESL school. You’ve created a cute presentation for your first lesson, prepared the group activities for your large classroom, and are overjoyed at the thought of meeting your smiley students. Except, you find yourself in a small classroom with one or two students, no tech whatsoever, and figuring out how your group activities are going to work now. Table of Contents Creating Your Own Curriculum Lack of Resources Small Classes Remember this! Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Teaching at small,...  [Read more]

How to Establish Rapport with Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 07 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Establish Rapport with Students A teacher has an important responsibility to get to know his or her students to ensure that they are engaged with the lesson on a daily basis. Learning another language is not easy so it is imperative that a teacher does everything in his or her power to get to know their students and become as familiar with them as possible. One of the most effective ways a teacher can begin to do so is by establishing rapport with their students. Table of Contents When should a teacher build good relationship? First day activities Planning lessons In addition Are you ready to teach ESL students? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kathyrine...  [Read more]

10 Crucial Teaching Skills Every Online Teacher Should Have - TEFL Blog


Fri, 28 Oct 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas 10 Crucial Teaching Skills Every Online Teacher Should Have With the advent of online teaching making such a large part of the ESL market, we need to be aware of some teaching skills for that area. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic Pronunciation Grammar Knowledge Teaching Methodology Classroom Management Online Teaching Skills Monitoring Student Motivation Leson Design Social Media Management Business Development 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 Pronunciation The first skill to consider which is absolutely important for ESL teachers, both native and non-native is...  [Read more]

How to Make Lessons Fun For Children Learning English Online - TEFL Blog


Tue, 10 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Teaching Ideas How to Make Lessons Fun For Children Learning English Online The following essay is based on my personal experience of teaching one-to-one English lessons to young children (ages ranging from 5-14), through online platforms and companies. Engaging students through a virtual classroom presents challenges for teachers for several reasons. The first being that throughout the time of the lesson the child sees only the teacher and the given background. In other words, there are no sources of distraction or points of interest besides the teacher herself/himself and, as is known, it is especially important for young learners that the environment and the delivery of the lessons be as interesting and fun as possible. For online lessons, this...  [Read more]

Why Lesson Planning is a Key Tool for TEFL - TEFL Blog


Mon, 11 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Lesson Planning is a Key Tool for TEFL As a non-native English speaker, I have experienced what is like to learn this wonderful language. Great instructors made a great impact on my learning because of the quality of lessons they deliver. A high-quality lesson cannot be taught as a master of improvisation. Planning is what made the difference from those wonderful teachers. Planning is also what helps me to have motivated students. Table of Contents I studied at a small public school in my hometown. Planning is what makes a difference while teaching a class and even after it. This tool has helped me to see myself how I have grown as an instructor. Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This...  [Read more]

3 Apps for Digital ESL Lesson Plans - TEFL Blog


Fri, 18 Sep 2020 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 3 Apps for Digital ESL Lesson Plans Being an ESL teacher is not an easy task, especially if you work as a freelancer TEFL teacher online. In this case, you have to be even more organized to provide better services to your students. This blog post offers you 3 apps for digital ESL lesson plans that will save you a lot of time. Table of Contents Why do you need a digital lesson planner? Evernote Some more essential features will work accurately for your digital ESL lesson plans: Pricing Trello Pricing Notion Pricing Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Why do you need a digital lesson...  [Read more]

The Basics of Planning and Reviewing a Lesson - TEFL Blog


Mon, 16 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Basics of Planning and Reviewing a Lesson The lesson plan functions as a roadmap for the teacher, providing an organized framework for the planning, preparation, and execution of the lesson and serving as a record of what has been completed. It should not be a detailed script, but rather a guide that allows for flexibility and adaptation in the classroom. The plan is a living document that may continue to be refined and enhanced after execution, incorporating lessons learned. Table of Contents Basic Class Identification Learner Objectives Personal Aim Language Point Anticipated Problems and Solutions Procedure Information Lesson Review Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was...  [Read more]

Methods of Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 02 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Methods of Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom While sentence structure and grammar are the foundation of the English Language, vocabulary is the glue that holds it together. An expansive vocabulary allows students to feel confident in their abilities and communicate more effectively. There are many methods of teaching vocabulary and in each class, the teacher may need to use different methods. This is because each class will be made up of different students each with their own learning style. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: What is vocabulary for? Lesson structure Sample Lesson Plan Depending on students’ age An example of a more beginner class could entail: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course...  [Read more]

11 Steps to Teaching Confidence in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences 11 Steps to Teaching Confidence in the ESL Classroom The teacher with no experience or little experience can face issues like fear of teaching, lack of confidence, or empowerment. This can happen to the experienced teacher as well, especially in the situations of changing jobs, type of the group, institution, or topics he/she is accustomed to teaching. Table of Contents To gain more confidence during your lessons there are few tips and words of advice to bear in mind: 1. The teacher is the center of the lesson. 2. Work on your special 'teacher's' voice and intonation. 3. Find an online or offline course about developing effective presentation skills. 4. Be prepared for the lesson as much as you can, try to organize your material....  [Read more]

Why Preparing a Plan is Compulsory for New Teachers - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Preparing a Plan is Compulsory for New Teachers Lesson planning is one of the most important elements of successful teaching in the ESL (English as Second Language) classroom and every TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) lesson needs a plan, particularly so in the case of the less experienced teacher starting their career in a foreign country. The often-cited argument that over planning can create a less fluent atmosphere in the classroom does hold some truth but just as the artist is tutored not to attempt abstract art until first mastering the art of realism, the teacher likewise is best placed not to address a class unprepared until first mastering the art of pre-planning. Table of Contents What does your success...  [Read more]

Can you make a living teaching English online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can you make a living teaching English online? Absolutely, although your income from teaching English online is influenced by factors like qualifications, prior teaching experience, and the chosen teaching platform. Typically, online English educators earn between $15 and $30 per hour. Many teachers opt to work via agencies, which may deduct a portion for student referrals and resources. However, you should still achieve a comfortable living when teaching English online. Table of Contents Can you teach English online full-time? Can you make good money teaching English online? How much can I earn working for an online ESL company? How much can I earn teaching on an open marketplace? How do I start my own online ESL business? Can you teach English online full-time? Yes, online English...  [Read more]

Can you make a living teaching English online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can you make a living teaching English online? The amount of money you can make teaching English online is determined by a number of factors, including your qualifications, previous experience, and the organization for which you work. A typical hourly rate for online English teachers can range between $15 and $30. If you choose to work through an agency, as most online teachers do, they will most likely take a cut of your pay as a fee for providing you with students and materials. Can you teach English online full-time? Online English teaching is what you make it. Most online English companies allow you to work as much or as little as you want, so your online English teaching gig can range from part-time side hustle to a full-time career. Online English teacher salaries vary depending on...  [Read more]

How Adults’ Learning Differs From Teenagers’ and Children’s Learning? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 23 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How Adults’ Learning Differs From Teenagers’ and Children’s Learning? ESL teachers must acknowledge that it is not equal teaching English Lessons to children, teenagers, and adults, there are some wide differences between the practices used in each case, classroom, population, levels, and country where English is taught, on this paper we will check how an ESL lesson may be affected by these variables, and how we could overlap them on the practices used in teenagers and adults English lessons. Table of Contents Basic concepts Self-concept Personal Experience Adults learning process Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Javier V....  [Read more]

Why Should ESL Teachers Consider Teaching One-to-one? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 12 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Should ESL Teachers Consider Teaching One-to-one? ESL teachers can find themselves in various classroom situations. An ESL class may be advertised or posted on signs for students to show up at a learning center on a particular night. When the students arrive, they are most probably tested and grouped according to language level. What happens if many students are at the same level, but there is one student who is on a completely different level and has different needs? Other scenarios may put teachers in a situation where they are teaching one-to-one. Possibly, there is just a desire to tutor English language learners in a more personal setting. What are the advantages and challenges of teaching one-to-one? Table of Contents...  [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 5 ESL Classroom Halloween Decor Ideas | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL experts share five Halloween decor ideas for your ESL classroom. Get inspired and create incredible atmosphere of this fun holiday. 7 Easy Ways to Make Money Online as an English Teacher | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Budget and Salary TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by an ITTT TEFL expert who shares 7 ideas on how to make...  [Read more]

"Authentic" English: 3 Tips for Implementing Authentic Materials in Language Classrooms - TEFL Blog


Tue, 10 Mar 2020 Laura Payne Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas "Authentic" English: 3 Tips for Implementing Authentic Materials in Language Classrooms Authentic materials are media that native speakers of a language encounter in their everyday lives, which are not specifically created for language students. TV programs, newspaper articles, books, songs, YouTube videos, and more all fall under this term. Table of Contents 1. Take advantage of pre-teaching. 2. Focus on a single language point and give your students a clear goal. 3. Vary the role authentic materials play in your lessons. Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Incorporating authentic materials into ESL classrooms has numerous merits, but the high language level required to understand...  [Read more]

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