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Top 3 ESL Games for Teaching Online - TEFL Blog


Tue, 08 Aug 2023 Sara Stojanovic TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Top 3 ESL Games for Teaching Online With the introduction of technology, teaching English as a foreign language has changed a lot. Computers opened many new doors for both the teacher and the students. Technology has allowed us to use many resources that were unavailable before. Table of Contents Kahoot Scavenger Hunt Tow Truths One Lie Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! With the outbreak of the pandemic, most of the language teaching and learning switched to the online variant. Despite having all the previously stated advantages, online language teaching can be challenging as well....  [Read more]

Gamification in ESL Teaching: Tools, Platforms, and Benefits - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Dec 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Gamification in ESL Teaching: Tools, Platforms, and Benefits In the dynamic landscape of education, the infusion of game-like elements into traditional teaching methods has emerged as a powerful tool for language instructors. Gamification, an innovative approach that adapts gaming features to serve educational functions, is reshaping the way English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught. Explore how gamification websites are transforming the pedagogical experience for online teachers and students, offering a spectrum of interactive tools and resources. Let's delve into two remarkable platforms, Edvibe and Wordwall, each revolutionizing language education in its unique way. Table of Contents Exploring Gamification in...  [Read more]

Who will my students be when teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Who will my students be when teaching English abroad? The age, background, and motivation of the students in your ESL classroom will vary greatly depending on where you are teaching and the school or institute you work for. You could have a class full of university students, hotel workers or even high flying business executives. Alternatively, you might work in a government school teaching a class of children aged anywhere from five to sixteen. Each of these groups has its own characteristics, and different teachers have their own preferences. Just remember that by completing a reputable TEFL certification course before you head off abroad, you will learn all the skills required to deliver effective and enjoyable lessons to almost any group of learners. Will I be teaching adults when...  [Read more]

The Importance of Using Online ESL Games in TEYL - TEFL Blog


Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Importance of Using Online ESL Games in TEYL When it comes to learning ESL, most learners associate it with memorizing spelling rules, doing countless grammar exercises, making abstract speaking topics, and translating sentences from L1 into English. In these, there is little or no listening and speaking practice involved, making English just one of the numerous boring school subjects. However, there is so much more to learning and activating the language if the fun element is involved. This doesn't only include traditional classroom games but also learning both at school and home with the usage of modern technology. Most children born in the 2000s have grown up using iPads and mobile phones, which makes them much more...  [Read more]

Learning Modes: Young Learners vs Adults - TEFL Blog


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Learning Modes: Young Learners vs Adults In this short essay, I would like to share the differences in teaching YL and Adults. For effective learning, it is important for us, as teachers, to understand how these two groups go about learning. The critical point is the suitable design and delivery of the program. Table of Contents To enhance the adult learning and engagement Malcolm Knowles introduced 4 principles: 1. Involvement 2. Experience 3. Relevance 4. Problem-centered Teaching Young Learners vs. Adults: 1. Dependency: 2. Accepting Instruction: 3. Applying Learnings: Are you ready to teach English to ESL students abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Eddy P. Please note that this...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers 7 Easy Ways to Make Money Online as an English Teacher 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 money online as an English teacher. Online EFL market is boosting this year due to the global quarantine, thus, there are new ways to implement your skills and get profit sharing your personal EFL teaching experience. 3 Apps for Digital ESL Lesson Plans Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL expert shares 3 useful digital apps for ESL lesson plans. You will learn about Evernotes, Trello, and Notion, a 2020 favorite planning app. Create your own system...  [Read more]

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The World Of TEFL and TESOL Explained How I Got Into A Top Master's Program After Teaching English In China Anastasiia Ovchinnikova TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our ITTT TEFL Alumna shares their story of applying for a top Master's program after their teaching internship in China. Are you interested in specialized teaching programs? Learn about Anastasiia's experience and start building your teaching career! How to Use Videos in Online ESL Lessons Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL experts talks about the reasons and ways to use videos in online ESL lessons. If you want to spice up your online classes, read this article and try these exciting ideas! Linguistics for ESL...  [Read more]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education in The ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 21 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education in The ESL Classroom There is no doubt that it is the Information Age people are currently living in. And it is cannot be ignored that online education is one of the fastest growing teaching and learning methods in recent years due to different reasons and needs, which takes the advantages of the Internet and save both teachers' and learners' time and energy that has been spent on the distance and traffic. Among that, ESL online learning gets a great acceptance from the ESL learners. And here is a discussion about the advantage of ESL online education. Table of Contents Advantage Flexible Time No Region Limitation Lower Cost Learners Centered Disadvantages Listen to this blog post...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories ESL Education in Turkey: ✅ British English vs. American English Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by a recent ITTT TEFL graduate who considers the problem of ESL education in Turkey. ✅ Read this article to find out about the best experience of ESL students in terms of the English type: British or American. ESL Games as The Best Tool to Stimulate English Learning Process Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by a recent ITTT TEFL graduate who considers the problem of TEFL games in the ESL classroom. ✅ Read this article to find out how to implement ESL activities so that students could benefit from them. ...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teachers, new and experienced spend a lot of time planning lessons and preparing materials. Anything that can help reduce this task is always welcome. Here are five trusted and tested sites to do just that. The Role of Diagnostic Tests in an ESL Curriculum Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pivotal role of diagnostic tests in ESL curriculums, bridging learning goals through analysis and application. Tips on How to Speak English More Fluently Hoàng Minh Huy Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Dive into the transformative realm of English learning with technology. Uncover how AI revolutionizes fluency through...  [Read more]

How Does Online Education Influence ESL? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 12 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Does Online Education Influence ESL? The biggest influence online education has on ESL is that it changes the dynamics of the classroom to be nontraditional. It does not necessarily reflect the situations teachers envision themselves in when they set out to teach ESL. This nontraditional dynamic stretches from the delivery methods like online teaching platforms to the class itself and even the work and homework for students. Table of Contents Differences between in-class education and online education Future of online education Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jacob F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers 5 Creative Writing Activities for the ESL Classroom Laura Payne Teaching Ideas Writing is a large part of English language learning. This post looks at five different activities students can use to put their thoughts into writing. The 4 Most Common Learning Difficulties ESL Students Are Facing Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This article was written by a course graduate who shares the 4 most common learning difficulties ESL students are facing. Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom – Focus on Teaching English To Non-Native Speakers Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This article was written by a course graduate who shares her thoughts on the importance of cultural sensitivity in the classroom...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The Importance of Learning Different Dialects Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on why the learning of different English dialects is important. Teaching English Idioms as an Important Part of Language Acquisition Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on teaching idioms in the EFL classroom. 3 Tips On How to Set Up a Friendly Environment Where Students Do Not Get Along With Each Other Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to create a positive atmosphere in the classroom where some students act unfriendly towards others. 4 Essential...  [Read more]

Preschool ESL Curriculum Components with VIPKID - TEFL Blog


Tue, 06 Jul 2021 Anna Domiczek TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Preschool ESL Curriculum Components with VIPKID English language learners at the preschool level comprise a significant percentage of all online. Table of Contents Close Look at VIPKID's Curriculum Level 1 VIPKID Curriculum Topics Level 2 VIPKID Curriculum Topics ESL Curriculum Objectives and Teaching Preschool Students Conclusion Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! The number of ESL students is going to continue to increase in the coming years, and teachers who are interested in teaching ESL online/abroad need to be prepared to offer quality, age-appropriate English instruction. According to the data...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 132


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]

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Older Posts Which TEFL/TESOL Course is Best if I Want to Teach ESL Online? Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching English online requires all the same knowledge and skills required for teaching in a regular face to face classroom and so there is no specific training required for this job. Having said that there are some differences you will need to be aware of, which we discuss here. The Importance of Grammar Instruction in EFL Classes Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Enhancing grammar lessons with drama and role-play can make language learning more engaging and authentic. Is a TEFL Certificate Necessary for Online Teaching? Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Is a TEFL...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories 5 ESL Classroom Halloween Decor Ideas 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. 6 Great Ideas for Developing Vocabulary in English Learners Zainab Sadriwala Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Exposure to a language is of prime importance if one intends to excel in it. Like every language, English needs to be practiced in all its integrated skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Vocabulary has always been among a key component of language learning that teachers rely on. The following are 6 great ideas for developing vocabulary in English...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The 8 Best Classroom Tools Every Teacher Should Use Kavinna Batra Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Here we have some of the best platforms, resources, and software that will help you manage your online course and achieve – read on! Flashcard Games for ESL Classrooms Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, you will find useful games for your ESL classes. Reading as a Key to Leadership Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How reading can help in learning languages? Read in this blog post. The Importance of Classroom Management and Universal Strategies Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of classroom management and common techniques used by teachers. Behavior Management...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Federico from: 240


Federico Riva Read my articles The Best Methods to Increase Confidence in ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva Teaching Ideas This article was written by an ITTT TEFL course graduate who talks about some strategies of increasing classroom confidence. Top Tips for Playing Games During the ESL Class | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva Teaching Ideas This article was written by an ITTT TEFL course graduate who talks about 6 easy games to use during the ESL class. Creating a Comfortable Learning Environment: Classroom Management Strategies | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to some ways on how to create an effective classroom management. Our TEFL graduate shares their ideas. A Teacher’s Personal Qualities: Do They Really Matter?...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Mastering English Language Sounds: Enhancing Pronunciation and Auditory Receptive Skills Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Unlock the power of English sounds! Learn how to enhance pronunciation and listening skills across different age groups. The Role of Diagnostic Tests in an ESL Curriculum Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pivotal role of diagnostic tests in ESL curriculums, bridging learning goals through analysis and application. Tips for Working with English Teachers in Vietnam Hoàng Minh Huy Destinations Alumni Experiences Navigate teaching English in Vietnam with insights: observe local culture, build relationships, and contribute effectively. What are some useful ESL teaching resource books? ...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories The Importance of Learning Grammar Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the importance of learning grammar. Personal Experience of Teaching Vocabulary to EFL Students Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on teaching vocabulary to EFL students from 6 to 9 years. Learning Techniques and Educational Assessment Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on learning types and assessment techniques. The Role of Teacher Confidence in the Classroom Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 492


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 Games and Their Role in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Games are very useful for language learning. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to use games in the classroom. How Can Teachers Effectively Manage Their Classrooms? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of effective classroom management. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts. The Importance of Classroom Management for Effective Language Learning | ITTT | TEFL Blog ...  [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 7 Amazing Back-to-School Ideas for Your ESL Class | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Schools are starting again and students and teachers flock back to the classroom. Check out these simple and powerful back-to-school ideas and your students will surely remember this first lesson of yours for a long time! 7 Go-To Activities For Your ESL Conversation Class | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas As an ESL teacher, getting your students talking can be one of the most difficult things to accomplish. English learners often lack the necessary...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Why Course Materials are Important Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post overviews the problem of classroom materials. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the problem. What Should be Considered When Teaching English as a Global Language? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Global status of English influences relation to this language. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to organize teaching considering this point. What Does Good Classroom Management Look Like? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by our TEFL graduate who shares their opinion on the way good classroom management looks like. Team-teaching: The Good and The Ugly Amanda Stern Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas ...  [Read more]

Where is EFL taught? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Where is EFL taught? Within the world of English language teaching there are many acronyms used to describe what type of teaching is involved in any particular scenario. EFL is one of the more common ones you will come across and it stands for English as a Foreign Language. You will find EFL is most commonly used when describing the teaching or learning of English in a non-English speaking country, such as Spain, Japan, or Mexico. What’s the difference between EFL and ESL? It is very common for either of these acronyms to be used when talking about any situation where a student is learning English, however, there is a technical difference between the two. As previously mentioned, EFL is when the student is learning English in a non-English speaking environment, for example, a Japanese...  [Read more]

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Older Posts How I Got Into A Top Master's Program After Teaching English In China Anastasiia Ovchinnikova TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our ITTT TEFL Alumna shares their story of applying for a top Master's program after their teaching internship in China. Are you interested in specialized teaching programs? Learn about Anastasiia's experience and start building your teaching career! How to Use Videos in Online ESL Lessons Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL experts talks about the reasons and ways to use videos in online ESL lessons. If you want to spice up your online classes, read this article and try these exciting ideas! Linguistics for ESL Teachers Sahil Gazi ...  [Read more]

Where is EFL taught? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Where is EFL taught? EFL, standing for English as a Foreign Language, predominantly refers to the instruction of English in non-English speaking countries. This encompasses many popular countries for teaching such as Spain, Japan, Mexico, and numerous others. In these settings, learners engage with English even though it is not the dominant language of their environment. While EFL can also denote courses in English-speaking nations, its primary context is the teaching or learning of English where it isn't the native language. Table of Contents What's the difference between EFL and ESL? What's the difference between teaching EFL and teaching ESL? What's the difference between EFL and ESL? It is very common for either of these acronyms to be used when talking about any situation where a...  [Read more]

How Chants and Rhymes Benefit ESL Instruction - TEFL Blog


Thu, 01 Jul 2021 Anna Domiczek Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How Chants and Rhymes Benefit ESL Instruction Many research articles demonstrate the effectiveness of chants and rhymes and list the reasons why they should be an important element of ESL instruction. Through the use of chants and rhymes, students get to increase their vocabulary, improve rhythm, intonation, pronunciation, as well as memorization skills. Chants and rhymes are important in language teaching because: Table of Contents Improvement in Language Skills through Chants and Rhymes Possible? Concrete Examples of Chants/Rhymes and Teaching Applications Conclusion Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! "...the...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Alumna Experience: ✅ The Principles of Building a Successful Teaching Career Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their experienc of taking a 60-hour TEFL course with ITTT and talks about several milestones on building a successful EFL career. Teaching Strategies: ✅ How to Connect With ESL Students Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL alumna shares their thoughts on rapport building in the ESL classroom. ✅ They share the most crucial factors to connect with TEFL students at 100%. Overview of the Best Online Teaching Platforms Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Are you...  [Read more]

TEFL USA - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Job Teaching English In Chicago Usa


Job Teaching English in Chicago, USA Date posted:2012-05-29 | Writer: Prairie State College | Email: [email protected] Prairie State College, in Chicago Heights IL, has an opening for an EFL instructor who can communicate effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students who are learning to speak, read, write and understand English. Essential abilities include: teaching a wide range of language skills while differentiating and contextualizing instruction; implementing effective classroom management skills; documenting student progress and attendance. Minimum Qualifications:1. Bachelor's degree 2. Experience in teaching adult English language learners3. Ability to use technology to enhance teaching and learning4. Excellent writing, organizational and record-keeping...  [Read more]

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