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Helping Students Conquer Stress in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 28 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Helping Students Conquer Stress in the ESL Classroom Learning a new language can elicit stress/fear responses in students. This is especially prominent in speaking as it can make people feel vulnerable/ashamed in front of their peers. It is very common for students to feel shy, especially if they are one of the weaker students in English or don’t have the motivation to learn the language. Table of Contents My Personal Language Learning Experience Ways to Support Students 1. Classroom Dynamics 2. Attention to a Group, not to an Individual 3. Team Building and Peer Work Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Daniela A. Please note that...  [Read more]

Evaluation and Testing of Students in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Sep 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Evaluation and Testing of Students in the ESL Classroom Evaluations are the useful tools or techniques that provide insight for modification, planning and in some cases re-designing a course. Student evaluation also provides the opportunity to address issues regarding student learning while the course is still in progress. There are different ways a teacher can assess a student’s language level: Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Tests Placement Test The Diagnostic Test Progress Test Practice Test Tutorials Evaluation by the Students Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! a) Testsb) Tutorialsc) Evaluation by the students. This post was...  [Read more]

Reasons Why ESL Students Stress Out in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 05 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Reasons Why ESL Students Stress Out in the Classroom Attempting to learn a new language is a very challenging undertaking. An ESL student will face many obstacles and difficulties not only when they are a beginner but also throughout their entire English education. There are so many unique rules and intricacies to the English language that it can be very daunting to remember everything. Issues ranging from grammar to spelling to pronunciation; can add to a student’s stress level. That is why it is so vital for teachers to be aware of this when working with students. How a teacher speaks, acts, the actual words used, and many other things can impact students in either a positive way that...  [Read more]

How to Motivate High School Students in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Feb 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How to Motivate High School Students in the ESL Classroom Motivation in the classroom is the biggest reason why I teach students in a high school setting. I am a public-school teacher and I get English as a Second Language students all the time in my classroom. I am a 10th-grade teacher but my students' ages range from 14 years old to 19 years old. The number one factor that I teach is for motivation. My students are already matured and have seen things they probably should not have at their ages. Once they get to my classroom, they are mine to teach. I do my utmost best to teach my students. I have students from all over the world, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Egyptian, Asian, Africa, to name a few countries. I now have...  [Read more]

How to Establish Rapport With Students in The ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Establish Rapport With Students in The ESL Classroom The relationship a teacher has with their students or clients is critical to their learning experience. It is often overlooked and deemed unimportant, especially compared to the lesson itself. However, the rapport a teacher establishes is the foundation on which the class stands. It affects how the students feel about the class and sometimes helps motivate them as well. Good rapport with the students makes teaching a lot livelier and learning a lot easier. Table of Contents Head of the class Good and bad examples The approach to relationships Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

Strategies for Keeping Students Motivated in the ESL/EFL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 13 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Strategies for Keeping Students Motivated in the ESL/EFL Classroom Early in the course, we learn that about key characteristics of good teachers and good learners. A good teacher will have the ability to motivate their students while a good learner will be motivated to learn the English language and be engaged with the coursework. Naturally, adult learners have chosen to learn the language based on their interests while young learners are more likely to be placed in your course from parents or external pressures. The motivated student has a greater chance of success than a student without motivation and so identifying methods to keep these younger learners engaged and ready to learn is of great benefit to you as a teacher. Table of...  [Read more]

3 Stress Relief Strategies to Help Students in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 22 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 3 Stress Relief Strategies to Help Students in the ESL Classroom Like many other subjects, learning a foreign language is a cumulative process. What you learn during one lesson or study session will build upon what you learned previously. Learning a new language especially English is not easy. A lot of students struggle to face the confusion and difficulty of English. English being particularly popular can be hard at times for several reasons. This essay discusses the way teachers should do to help their students get rid of the pressure of learning English. Table of Contents 1. Encouragement 2. Homework Reduction 3. Appealing Materials Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 372


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 The Role of Digital Learning for Generation-Z ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog post contains information on digital learning significance for generation Z ESL students. The Two Sides of Classroom Motivation | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This article is devoted to the problem of classroom motivation. Our TEFL graduate shares their experiences and knowledge on the point. Keeping College Students Motivated in ESL Learning | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina...  [Read more]

Praising Students: Is it Necessary for ESL Settings? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 27 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Praising Students: Is it Necessary for ESL Settings? I am a teacher in a training center for young learners in China, Beijing. Our school has a praise system, to be more precise our school has its own money that students can use to buy some toys from our school’s shop. To get this money students should listen to the teacher, do their homework, and pass the tests. The teachers can give them money even for each lesson if they want. And it is really useful to maintain discipline in the classroom. It’s the first reason why we should praise the students. The second reason is that if you praise the students it increases their self-esteem and they are more likely to enjoy their course and be motivated during it. Table of...  [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 How to Motivate High School Students in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Are you teaching high schoolers and aren't seeing high participation rates? Here are some of the best ways how to motivate high school students in the ESL classroom. In-class and online TEFL/TESOL courses: What’s the Difference? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information There are three different ways to earn a TEFL/TESOL certificate. The benefits of each course depend on the needs of the trainee, but each option has something to...  [Read more]

How and When Should a TEFL Teacher Adjust Their Teaching Style? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 14 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How and When Should a TEFL Teacher Adjust Their Teaching Style? English is one of the most common languages in the world. Knowing English can help people communicate with others from different countries and seek opportunities to have a better job or life. English can bring benefits to everyone, no matter how old they are. Therefore, English is becoming essential in many areas and more people, from kids to adults, are learning it as a second language. To help people learn English effectively, teachers play a significant role in their learning progress. There are many types of students and depending on their needs, ages, and personalities, teachers must learn how to adjust their teaching styles accordingly. Table of...  [Read more]

Free Printable Fall Word Search - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Free Printable Fall Word Search This free printable fall word search is perfect for introducing the fall season to your ESL students.   This fun printable printable fall word search is ideal for any ESL and EFL classroom. The students can work on this worksheet either at home or in the classroom. You can have them work on it individually or do it as a fun activity for the whole class!   Are you interested in teaching English as a foreign language? ​Get your TESOL certification with ITTT. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

7 Ideas For Teaching ESL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! 7 Ideas For Teaching ESL Ideas for teaching ESL students in the classroom starting with structure and listing out what they will be doing.   Are you interested in teaching English as a foreign language? ​Get your TEFL Certificate with ITTT. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 684


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 The Problems of Teaching English Online | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching English online is now becoming more and more popular. However, there are some challenges in this teaching method that are listed in this blog post. How a Teacher Influences Students and Classroom Atmosphere | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of the teacher's personality and influence on the ESL classroom. An Overview of Drilling Method as a Part of an ESL Class | ITTT |...  [Read more]

4 Reasons Why Japanese Students Are Often Lacking Motivation - TEFL Blog


Thu, 20 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences 4 Reasons Why Japanese Students Are Often Lacking Motivation Japanese learners of English face challenges which are based on background and cultural aspects, racial barriers, perception of the English language, as well the lack of freedom of expression. This becomes the basis on which their motivation, or lack thereof, to study English is built. Coming from a motivational background, I was self-assured that my plans to get my low-level High School students motivated about learning English would be less challenging to implement. Reality proved otherwise as this process has required the breaking of certain barriers in order for me to be successful in my endeavors. Following is a further explanation on each of the different...  [Read more]

The Value of Encouragement in EFL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Value of Encouragement in EFL Teaching A student learning English as a foreign language will likely find it difficult, slow, but ultimately rewarding. The key to success is experiencing these rewarding moments regularly throughout their English-learning journey. It can be hard to recognize your progress when learning a new language, and this can be demotivating. To overcome low motivation, regular 'rewards', or encouragement, can make it easier to notice milestones and remain motivated. Table of Contents A good learner is defined as being: Steps to High Level of Encouragement Working with various groups of students Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 612


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 Why a Teacher Must Motivate Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on why it's important to motivate students. Modeling Behavior and Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, you will learn how to model students' behavior for better classroom performance. Ways of Controlling and Managing an ESL Class Effectively | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teachers need...  [Read more]

Two Cases on Effective Student Motivation - TEFL Blog


Wed, 01 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Two Cases on Effective Student Motivation A gifted American educator has said, ‘motivation is the key to turn hopeless, hostile students into eager and ambitious achievers. It is useless to teach when students are not motivated. One can only have the information processed and digested in a stand of filtered out when their mind is open when they believe in themselves that they can do it. And if the ways of motivation are rightly chosen, if it’s carried out by a driving, dedicated and patient teacher, gradually, and often quite swiftly, the gap in-betweens will be filled, and the learning begins. Table of Contents Case 1: Teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan and Helen Keller Case 2: Teacher Marva Collins and her students Do you...  [Read more]

Learning Difficulties: ✅ Not a Roadblock that Can't be Overcome - TEFL Blog


Fri, 23 Apr 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Learning Difficulties: ✅ Not a Roadblock that Can't be Overcome Everyone has a personal genius. It's not up to us to change people, but rather to help individuals be the best they can be with the skills, strengths, and abilities they already possess. The way we go about teaching individuals with learning disabilities will require us to be creative, looking beyond conventional teaching methods. Humility will also be necessary, for we may be the problem rather than the learning disability itself. Will we be humble enough to accept this truth and then use it to improve our skills as teachers? As teachers, the ability to look outside the box and to be able to assess ourselves honestly will be...  [Read more]

7 Activities for Teaching the Present Perfect for the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 18 Jun 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 7 Activities for Teaching the Present Perfect for the ESL Classroom Teaching new tenses to students of a foreign language is often not as easy as you might anticipate, especially when the tense you are trying to teach them does not exist in their native language. The following 7 activities for teaching the present perfect for the ESL classroom will help your students pick up the tense in no time! Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Great Accomplishments 2. Have You Ever? 3. How Many Times Since? 4. Great Ambitions 5. Most Deprived 6. Bucket Lists 7. Since or For? Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Listen to this blog post: 1. Great...  [Read more]

7 Activities for Teaching the Past Progressive for the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 25 Jun 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 7 Activities for Teaching the Past Progressive for the ESL Classroom Teaching grammar patterns often involves a lot of classtime and the more activities you have up your sleeve as a teacher the better. The following 7 activities for teaching the past progressive for the ESL classroom will help your students pick up the tense in no time! Table of Contents 1. Memory Challenge 2. People Watching 3. The Luck of The Draw 4. What You Didn’t Do 5. So Much in Common 6. Strange Explanations 7. My Alibi Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: 1. Memory Challenge Pull up an image with a lot of actions going on, for example, people engaging in different activities at a park or another public place....  [Read more]

7 Activities for Teaching Conditionals in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 30 Jul 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 7 Activities for Teaching Conditionals in the ESL Classroom One of the great things about teaching conditionals is that once you discover some classroom activities that work well for one, they can be adapted to suit any of the conditional patterns that you may be asked to teach. Here are 7 fun activities for teaching conditionals for the ESL classroom that you can easily adapt to help your students understand the correct structures and usages. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Pass the Pig 2. Chain Conditionals 3. Pelmanism (“Concentration”) 4. Mill Drill Questionnaire 5. Group Discussions 6. Board Game With Prompts 7. Using Songs Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 624


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 Creativeness in Classroom Teaching Skills | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the most important abilities every teacher should possess. Things That Affect Classroom Management | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers several things that influence classroom management. The Secrets of Encouraging and Motivating ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to motivate and encourage? Our TEFL...  [Read more]

4 Activities for Teaching Future Simple in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 25 Jan 2019 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 4 Activities for Teaching Future Simple in the ESL Classroom There are a myriad of ways to talk about the future in English, so it’s important to have a variety of activities for students to practice what you’ve taught them. Here we’re going to focus on various usages for future simple and describe some fun teaching ideas that match them. Table of Contents 1. Spontaneous decisions 2. Predictions (no evidence) 3. Facts/certainties 4. Assumptions/deductions Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: 1. Spontaneous decisions One of the most common ways we use future simple in our day to day lives is to make spontaneous or unplanned decisions. For example, when choosing food from...  [Read more]

7 Activities for Teaching the Simple Present for the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 20 Jul 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 7 Activities for Teaching the Simple Present for the ESL Classroom ESL teachers often encounter difficulties when teaching grammar patterns to students abroad. The following 7 activities for teaching the simple present for the ESL classroom will help your students pick up the tense in an easy and efficient way. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Daily Routine 2. Cultural Norms 3. Classmate Interviews 4. ESP (Extraordinary Sensory Perceptions) 5. Where am I? 6. Present Simple BINGO Mingle 7. Weekend Party Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Listen to this blog post: 1. Daily Routine This is a very good activity for when you start...  [Read more]

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Estefany Garduño Estefany Garduño is an English Teacher and a Biotechnology Engineer from Mexico. During her professional life, she has taught subjects like English, Microbiology and Chemistry, which has helped her to identify both different kinds of students and the way they like to learn. She not only loves to be healthy and practice exercise every day but also, she thinks that at least one smile during your day can change it totally. Her favorite phrase is: “A day without laughter is a day wasted” by Charlie Chaplin. Read my articles Creating your Own English Immersion Experience for ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Estefany Garduño TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Let’s change the game by giving a higher immersion of English to your ESL students...  [Read more]

Classroom Management: How to Build an Effective Teaching Environment - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Classroom Management: How to Build an Effective Teaching Environment Arguably, classroom management can make or break a teacher. For many prospective teachers, the sheer thought of it can invoke apprehension when studying pedagogical theory, however when embarking on a teacher training placement many of the necessary techniques and considerations can be learned on the job. This summative writing assignment will briefly discuss the different aspects of classroom management that I have previously encountered as a Science teacher and any potential extra considerations required when teaching English. This will be considered in three perspectives: Structured lessons, student and classroom arrangement, and teacher interpersonal skills and...  [Read more]

4 Activities for Teaching Future Tenses in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Feb 2019 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 4 Activities for Teaching Future Tenses in the ESL Classroom In a previous post, we looked at various teaching ideas for future simple and here we’re going to describe some fun ideas for teaching three other future tenses. There are a wide variety of usages for future tenses and it’s always important to make sure your activities focus on the usages that you’ve taught in your lesson. For example, future continuous can be used to talk about an ongoing action at a point in the future, a fixed future event, polite enquiries or to predict the future or the present. Predicting the present is one that students often have trouble conceptualizing, so we might as well start from there. Table of Contents Listen to this blog...  [Read more]

How To Encourage Your Students to Overcome Stress and Speak Out in English - TEFL Blog


Fri, 22 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How To Encourage Your Students to Overcome Stress and Speak Out in English Expressing ourselves in a language that it is not our native language could be for most students frustrating and intimidating, especially when they are in a room full of people and there is a fear to be judged by peers and their teacher who is carefully listening to them; these feelings are the ones that stress out and hold down students, preventing them from participating in class, and as a consequence they do not practice and learn English efficiently. There could be many reasons for students to stress in the classroom, some students may simply be shy, some may be afraid to make mistakes and others may just lack English knowledge and vocabulary to express...  [Read more]

How Can Teachers Motivate Students and Why is it Important? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Can Teachers Motivate Students and Why is it Important? Regardless of the level, age or culture of students, a desire to learn is essential. Even the most intelligent, pleasant and well-prepared teacher will have a hard time teaching an unmotivated class. Teachers must engage students to create motivation when it is needed. In this essay, I will examine the need for, methods of achieving, and the deep importance of student motivation. Table of Contents Where Can You Implement Motivation Strategies? We can motivate students and pique their interest in many ways. Another great tool for motivation is the use of “Authentic Materials”. Perhaps the best tool for motivating students, however, is the behavior and demeanor of...  [Read more]

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