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Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 25 Aug 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers Even experienced teachers have difficulty sometimes thinking of new ways to plan and deliver their lessons. The following list gives a set of ‘go to’ resources, for new and experienced teacher alike, to use for ideas and activities. These examples have been chosen on the basis that they are actually useful, saving teacher time when looking for lesson ideas and materials at all levels and in a wide variety of teaching situationsEach of the websites indicated were correct for the time of writing. You may need to find alternatives if domain names have changed. Also be aware that over time, popular free website resources are sometimes later monetized, either partly or in...  [Read more]

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Archives for August 2023 Fostering Flourishing Futures: Empowering Young ESL Learners with Innovative Strategies Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Unlock the secrets to inspire young ESL learners! Discover proven strategies for a vibrant classroom, fostering confidence, and embracing diversity. Navigating Learning Difficulties: Understanding, Strategies, and Success Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Unveil the realm of learning difficulties. Discover insights into causes, strategies, and resilience against challenges. Benefits and Challenges of Personalized Language Learning through 1-to-1 Teaching Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pros and cons of one-to-one language teaching. Personalized learning vs. limited...  [Read more]

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Federico Riva Read my articles Benefits and Challenges of Personalized Language Learning through 1-to-1 Teaching | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pros and cons of one-to-one language teaching. Personalized learning vs. limited peer interaction. Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers | ITTT | TEFL Blog 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. Mastering English Language Sounds: Enhancing Pronunciation and Auditory Receptive Skills | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Unlock...  [Read more]

What are some useful ESL teaching resource books? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 20 Aug 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas What are some useful ESL teaching resource books? The market for ESL teaching books is very large and all the major publishers have some form of involvement in the production and selling of these resources. There are many different types of books and resources that are used in ESL teaching and we will consider three main categories.1) General teaching theory books2) ESL book series3) Activity resource books Table of Contents General teaching theory books ESL book series Activity Resource books Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! General teaching theory books As an ESL teacher unless you spend your entire career...  [Read more]

What are the best books for teaching ESL? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What are the best books for teaching ESL? The realm of ESL teaching books is expansive, with renowned publishers offering a plethora of resources. Generally, ESL teaching materials can be categorized into: These categories encompass a range of tools, from structured lesson plans to interactive activities, essential for any ESL educator. Table of Contents Book Series Teaching Theory Books Activity Resources Book Series There are a number of well known book series. These are specifically written for the ESL teaching market and are generally set at the five levels most often taught. These levels are Starter or Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Upper-Intermediate. A typical book series at each level will contain three books. These are the teacher book, student...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Navigating Learning Difficulties: Understanding, Strategies, and Success Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Unveil the realm of learning difficulties. Discover insights into causes, strategies, and resilience against challenges. Benefits and Challenges of Personalized Language Learning through 1-to-1 Teaching Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pros and cons of one-to-one language teaching. Personalized learning vs. limited peer interaction. 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...  [Read more]

What are the best books for teaching ESL? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What are the best books for teaching ESL? The market for ESL teaching books is very large and all the major publishers have some form of involvement in the production and selling of these resources. There are many different types of books and resources that are used in ESL teaching and we will consider three main categories. 1) Book series 2) General teaching theory books 3) Activity resources Book Series There are a number of well known book series. These are specifically written for the ESL teaching market and are generally set at the five levels most often taught. These levels are Starter or Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Upper-Intermediate. A typical book series at each level will contain three books. These are the teacher book, student book and resources...  [Read more]

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The World Of TEFL and TESOL Explained Is Taking a TEFL/TESOL Course Really Worth it? Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, we outline the differences and similarities between a TEFL and a TESOL certificate. Does it make a difference to what you can do and how different are they? These are just some of the questions we will answer here. Benefits and Challenges of Personalized Language Learning through 1-to-1 Teaching Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pros and cons of one-to-one language teaching. Personalized learning vs. limited peer interaction. Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teachers, new and experienced spend a lot of time...  [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...  [Read more]

Where can I get free TEFL lesson plans? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Where can I get free TEFL lesson plans? For educators in the TEFL field, having a structured lesson plan is a key to successful teaching. While some prefer crafting their own, others benefit from readily available online resources. Leveraging free online resources not only saves time but also offers insights into diverse teaching strategies. If you are looking for free TEFL lesson plans, there are numerous online platforms worth exploring. Here is a curated list of recommended sites where you can access these invaluable resources: Table of Contents Where can I get free TEFL lesson plans? UsingEnglish.com TEFL.NET The British Council Lanternfish ESL ThoughtCo BusyTeacher English Is a Piece of Cake The Internet TESL Journal iSLCollective Online English Expert Off2Class Where can I get free...  [Read more]

Top Online Lesson Plan Resources for New and Advanced Teachers - TEFL Blog


Tue, 12 Jun 2018 Mark Crocker Teaching Ideas Top Online Lesson Plan Resources for New and Advanced Teachers For many new and experienced EFL teachers, one of the most challenging aspects of their career is coming up with lesson plans that are both engaging and effective. Even if your employer provides a specific textbook to follow as a curriculum, you will often find that this can be rather dull for the students unless you spice things up by adding in some fun and original ideas from an outside source. By searching online you will find a huge amount of sites offering all manner of resources of varying quality and relevance. To save you the hassle of searching through them all, we have listed our 5 favorite websites that you can use to find quality lesson plans free of charge. Table...  [Read more]

Top 8 Resources for Researching Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Thu, 24 May 2018 Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Top 8 Resources for Researching Teaching English Abroad So you want to move abroad to teach English and explore a new culture? That’s great - but how do you get started? At first, the process of finding a teaching position abroad can seem like a daunting task. Where are the highest teacher salaries? Is it better to teach at a private or public school? Which country hires teachers in advance? China is the largest EFL market worldwide - but is it also the right choice for me? Table of Contents 1. ITTT Country Guides 2. ITTT FAQs 3. Your Local Library or Bookstore 4. Online Forums and Facebook Groups 5. ITTT Alumni Experiences 6. Blogs Written By Real Teachers Abroad 7. ESL Job Boards and Recruitment Agencies 8. ITTT Advisors...  [Read more]

Inspiration to Create Teaching Materials - TEFL Blog


Tue, 27 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Inspiration to Create Teaching Materials Teaching is a creative enterprise and creating your materials is very satisfying. There are many positive reasons for a teacher to create their materials. Purposely created materials are inexpensive, tailored to specific grammar and language topics, adaptable for different language levels, specific expansions on the course resources, culturally sensitive and correct. From my perspective, among the most important reasons for creating your materials are that it adds a personal touch to your class, and it enables you to have a sense of ownership in the curriculum. Table of Contents Topics to discuss Online resources Printed materials Second-hand materials Life-learning Self-made materials...  [Read more]

Where can I get free TEFL lesson plans? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Where can I get free TEFL lesson plans? Having a meticulously constructed lesson plan is an essential tool for any educator. It provides a roadmap, without which the trajectory of a lesson can go astray rapidly. Although as you amass experience, you may find that you don't need to invest as much time in detailed planning, in the early days of your teaching career, a robust plan can make the difference between a smooth, successful class and a chaotic one. A comprehensive lesson plan enables you to articulate your learning objectives, organize your time efficiently, prepare the required materials and equipment, and anticipate potential issues along with their solutions. A well-prepared plan serves as your guide, ensuring you navigate each phase of the lesson without undue stress or wasted...  [Read more]

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


Fri, 14 Jul 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Enhancing ESL Reading Lessons: Strategies and Materials for Effective Learning 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. Table of Contents Types of Reading Materials Authentic Materials: Non-Authentic Materials: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills Skimming and Scanning:...  [Read more]

Teachers and Their Position in the TEFL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 30 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teachers and Their Position in the TEFL Classroom Teachers are facilitators of student learning and creators of productive classroom environments, in which students can develop the skills they might need at present or in the future. Table of Contents The teacher can be a controller in a classroom. Prompters Assessors Evaluator 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 graduate Alfonso R. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. However, before we begin to understand the evolving role of an ESL teacher, let’s outline some...  [Read more]

10 Important Roles of a Good Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 30 Apr 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences 10 Important Roles of a Good Teacher The roles of a quality or good teacher are more than just planning, making lesson plans or teaching. The teacher's roles in today's world are different from what they used to be. Teachers used to plan or were issued a specific curriculum to teach with, that provided them sets of instructions they were supposed to follow. However, that's not the same issue with today's teachers. Table of Contents The Manager or Controller The Tutor The Resource The Prompter The Organiser The Participant The Assessor The Role Model Source of Knowledge Creating Rapport and Suitable Class Environment Find your role as an English teacher abroad today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Why Games are an Integral Part of ESL Classrooms - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Games are an Integral Part of ESL Classrooms Learning an unfamiliar language is no easy feat and with the globalization of the English language, more and more people are faced with the task of learning English to better their lives. It is no secret that English is one of the more difficult languages to learn given its many peculiarities and the lack of clues to pronunciation. This makes learning English not only more complicated but often frustrating for students who have difficulties understanding certain concepts. This is where games can have a huge impact. Table of Contents Motivation and Interest Confidence Needs Useful Materials Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written...  [Read more]

Top 3 Tools For Creating Interactive EFL Activities - TEFL Blog


Mon, 24 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top 3 Tools For Creating Interactive EFL Activities The online mode of teaching has become a primary one in the COVID-19 era. For many teachers, remote work is not easy especially due to a different approach to creating materials. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Google Slides 2. LearningApps 3. WordWall 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! Listen to this blog post: If you still struggle with games and activities for your activate phase of the lesson, take a look at the following three tools that can help you to versatile your Zoom classes and make your students super happy! 1. Google Slides Yes,...  [Read more]

How to Engage Young ESL Learners in an Online Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 26 Apr 2021 Anna Domiczek TEFL Information Alumni Experiences How to Engage Young ESL Learners in an Online Classroom Shifting from a traditional classroom to a virtual setting can be daunting for teachers who do not have experience teaching online. This is especially the case if one has to keep young students engaged and motivated. What are the tricks to instill excitement and interest in preschoolers who do not have the intrinsic motivation to perform to achieve good grades? Their parents’ primary desire is for them to speak like the native and one day go off to an internationally renowned US university or work for a foreign company. Young students are motivated by something else- a desire to have fun in a welcoming environment. Table of Contents English learners are...  [Read more]

Online Workshop: How to Create Lessons Based on Videos - TEFL Blog


Mon, 21 Jun 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Online Workshop: How to Create Lessons Based on Videos Hey there it's Lizzy here and I'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly live stream. This live stream is provided by ITTT, International TEFL and TESOL Training. 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 share really useful topics on a regular basis. Today's live stream is going to be devoted to creating lessons based on videos. Table of Contents Watch the live session here Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Watch the live session here I'm going to change the...  [Read more]

What Classroom Management Skills Can Teachers Develop to Contribute to the Success of EFL and ESL Learners? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What Classroom Management Skills Can Teachers Develop to Contribute to the Success of EFL and ESL Learners? Classroom management skills are an important part of a teacher’s profession. The success of EFL and ESL learners depends on the teacher’s expertise in delivering an effective lesson in a well-managed classroom. Classroom management skills vary from one teacher to another. Classroom management skills are a trial and error process. They take time to build and come with experience. Every teacher has a different style. If the students are learning effectively in a classroom, then the teacher has succeeded in delivering a solid lesson with good classroom management skills. A successful teacher has a positive effect on...  [Read more]

Online Workshop: How To Create Lessons Based On Videos - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Online Workshop: How to Create Lessons Based on Videos   Hey there it's Lizzy here and I'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly live stream. This live stream is provided by ITTT, International TEFL and TESOL Training. 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 share really useful topics on a regular basis. Today's live stream is going to be devoted to creating lessons based on videos. I'm going to change the size of the slide right now. Let me know if you can see and hear me clearly. There is a comment section in the live stream so feel free to write down any greetings there so I know that someone is there and someone is watching. It's always easier to communicate with the...  [Read more]

Games in the Classroom: What are EFL games? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Feb 2019 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Games in the Classroom: What are EFL games? ESL games are games that can be used in the classroom to practice certain language points and encourage active and creative communication between your students. Table of Contents Common misconceptions about games in the classroom How to use games in the classroom Good resources for games to use in the EFL classroom Listen to this blog post Get creative and have fun while teaching English abroad! Related Articles: There are many different games created specifically for use in the English language classroom that can be found online or in any number of resource books. But we are not limited only to those games designed for the class; the majority of games that we played as children or still play...  [Read more]

Empowering ESL Educators: A Guide to Free Teaching Tools - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 Nov 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Empowering ESL Educators: A Guide to Free Teaching Tools Navigating the realm of ESL teaching is both rewarding and challenging. To equip educators with versatile and effective resources, a myriad of free tools has emerged, revolutionizing the way English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught. These tools not only streamline lesson planning but also enrich classroom engagement and student learning experiences. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into an array of invaluable free resources tailored specifically for ESL teachers, empowering them to craft dynamic and impactful lessons that resonate with diverse learners. Table of Contents Zoom Miro Google Docs Canva Calendy WeTransfer Microsoft Loop...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers 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 classroom as a teacher and help you to lead effective English lessons! 7 Amazing Winter and Christmas ESL Activities Your Students Will Love Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Are you not sure what to do this winter with your EFL students? Don't worry we've got you...  [Read more]

Challenges for Myanmar Students in ESL Learning - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Challenges for Myanmar Students in ESL Learning The world is becoming a global village and as English is an official language for many of the countries, it is a need for people to learn English to be able to make communications and networking. While learning English, it is important to get a good teacher using good teaching methods. However, it is not an easy task to teach or learn English in a country in which people mainly use their mother language which is not English. In Myanmar, likewise, there are many obstacles for students to improve their English language skills even though English was taught since their kindergarten. Table of Contents Education System The Lack of Resources The Lack of Practice Do you want to teach...  [Read more]

Equipment and Teaching Aids: How to Organize Your Class Properly - TEFL Blog


Tue, 29 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Equipment and Teaching Aids: How to Organize Your Class Properly This unit focuses on the different uses of teaching equipment and what to take into consideration while choosing the adequate teaching equipment. Of the many named in the lesson, I have selected 3 to discuss in further detail. The whiteboard, the DVD player, and online resources. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these, and for a teacher to have an efficient lesson, it is important to manage these resources. By managing these aids, we can fully use them to improve our classes. Table of Contents Whiteboard DVDs Internet Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate...  [Read more]

One More View on Consistent Lesson Planning - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences One More View on Consistent Lesson Planning This is different thoughts on this as with on one hand some people say that it makes the lesson too rigid and on the other side other people say that it is essential for every teacher to do. I have been teaching English for about 3 years now. I feel I have improved in different areas of my teaching. The area that I have noticed the biggest change in over the course of those 3 years is my lesson planning. When I started teaching I would mostly just get the topic of the lesson and then basically just teach from my head using that topic. However, after a while, I got to speak to my fellow teachers and they introduced me to the importance of lesson planning and how to do this the proper...  [Read more]

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Older Posts 10 Tips for Teaching Grammar to EFL Students Abroad Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Grammar is an integral part of any EFL lesson. ✅ While grammar isn't always the favorite topic of your EFL students, these 10 tips should help you to plan interesting lessons and to create an effective learning experience. 7 Great Resources for Teaching Business English Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Most instructors teaching business English use the internet to find lesson plans and other teaching resources to keep their lessons fresh and their students coming back for more. Take a look at these 7 great resources for teaching business English available for free! Top Tips for Sending Money Back Home While Teaching English Overseas Mark Crocker Budget and Salary If you want...  [Read more]

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