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What are Differences and Similarities Between Teaching Adults and Youth? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 12 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences What are Differences and Similarities Between Teaching Adults and Youth? When teaching English as a second language many considerations go beyond simply presenting language and relying on your expertise as a native speaker. Differences in age and life experience will have profound effects on how students learn and retain information. In this essay, I will look at the differences in young and adult learners in how they learn and important considerations for each group. Table of Contents The Level of Motivation The Level of Connection The Level of Inclusiveness The Way of Absorbing Information Receptiveness of Adults Main Challenges Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what...  [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]

The Art of Teaching Younger EFL Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 26 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Art of Teaching Younger EFL Students I have 3 years of experience in teaching English in a few kindergartens in Beijing, China and some experience in teaching adults in a training center. Table of Contents Differences Between Teaching Children and Adults Principles in Teaching Kids Learning Atmosphere Teacher’s Responsibilities My Personal Experience Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: When I started in kindergarten, it was very difficult because I didn’t have enough information about how to make a proper lesson plan. I didn’t have enough materials, games, songs, and it took me a lot of time to collect all the necessary information for teaching and creating my...  [Read more]

Organisations TESOL TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Organisations TESOL TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Organisations TESOL TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts D.W. - U.S.A. said: Learning ModesAs a teacher one objective should always be to know the needs of your students, build a good report, and inspire and motivate them to learn whether it be young or adult learners. The way in which you teach an adult is vastly different then how you would teach someone younger. young learners on average are usually not learning English because they want to but because it is required in school or their parents want them to learn. Most...  [Read more]

Ways You Can Act in Your TEFL Class - TEFL Blog


Wed, 14 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Ways You Can Act in Your TEFL Class How do you define who a teacher is? In the general sense and definition, a teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competence or values. In an informal scenario, someone who helps another learn something new can be called a teacher while in a formal setting, teachers are seen as educators as they teach knowledge through the curriculum to the learners through lectures for adults, lesson, small group activities or hands-on activities for the young learners. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Impact in students’ future Classroom environment Perfect example Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Teaching Adults vs. Teaching Young Learners - TEFL Blog


Thu, 15 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Adults vs. Teaching Young Learners Teaching can be extremely satisfying and rewarding, but how we teach and the methodologies that we use should be adapted to teaching each specific learner or groups of learners. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Types of Learners Motivation Resources Students’ Experience Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Omar B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Listen to this blog post: Types of Learners Let's begin with defining what is considered to be an adult and what is considered to be a young learner. According to...  [Read more]

Am I Too Old to Learn a New Language? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 18 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Am I Too Old to Learn a New Language? If you're a native language speaker, you've likely heard the phrase, “You can't teach an old dog new tricks”. There has been little evidence found to support this claim, but the belief persists. Many adult learners believe that it is too late for them to learn a new language. If you are teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language you may find yourself teaching a class of adult learners. Adult learners differ in many ways from young learners, and one such issue you may encounter is a doubt from the learners that they are capable of picking up a new language now that they are no longer children. Though the style of learning and the issues encountered will inevitably differ from...  [Read more]

Types of Learning Process: Young Students vs. Adults - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Types of Learning Process: Young Students vs. Adults Teaching is an opportunity that all of us can learn and benefit from. Teaching expands across all nationalities, genders, religious, racial and age groups. Education among different age groups has is similarities and differences that have evolved throughout civilization. Throughout my time teaching, there are several pros versus cons when it comes to teaching children and adults. Both are an absolute joy to teach in my opinion, however, some strategies must be implemented that both can benefit from. Table of Contents What do they have in common? Influence on the lessons Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

The 5 Best TEFL Games for Adult Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 08 Jun 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas The 5 Best TEFL Games for Adult Students Most TEFL certified teachers abroad will come across adult students sooner or later in their career. While you might have already prepared a folder full of fun TEFL games that work like a charm for young learners, not all of them will be useful for adult students. That does not mean, however, that adults don’t enjoy games in the classroom! Here are our 5 favorite TEFL games for adult students. Table of Contents Two Truths and a Lie Jeopardy Movie Trivia How-To Game The Great Debate Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles Two Truths and a Lie This activity is a great way to get adult classes going and it’s so easy to play! Have your students...  [Read more]

How to Approach Teaching Adults and Children? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Approach Teaching Adults and Children? This TEFL course covered a huge variety of topics, and it was all useful information for English teachers broadly. It had a nice balance of actual how-to-tasks (i.e. how to make a lesson), as well as guidance and advice dependent on the situation (i.e. how to deal with a misbehaving student or how to establish rapport with a class). While there was new information throughout each chapter for me, the most useful, applicable information for me as a teacher was the differences between young learners and adults. This is mostly because I have taught ages preschool-late 60s (not necessarily English, I taught preschool in the USA and have taught private piano/harp lessons). I learned how to...  [Read more]

Learning Modes: Young Students vs. Adult Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 22 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Learning Modes: Young Students vs. Adult Students In the past, the emphasis on teaching a foreign language was, amongst other older techniques, Grammar-Translation, and is still used in some situation today. This method helped the student to learn ‘about’ the language instead of learning the language (ITTT Unit 3,3). Over time, and continuing today, more and more attention and research have been placed on the question of what makes a good language learner. Table of Contents Differences between youngsters and adults Differences between learning 1st and 2nd language Levels of expertise Approaches to teaching young students Approaches to teaching adults Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related...  [Read more]

Reasons Why Pronunciation is More Difficult for Adults than Children in El Salvador - TEFL Blog


Mon, 03 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Reasons Why Pronunciation is More Difficult for Adults than Children in El Salvador Pronunciation problems in El Salvador is very common, as many know Spanish is the main Language in this country, people in El Salvador tend to speak their native Language all the time because this is what they feel more comfortable with, as there is not any other dialect, other than Spanish, they are taught English in school, English Is the only language taught in El Salvador in public schools, but only for those that can attend one, this is because there are many people that can't attend a school due to economic matter, family problems or due to the work that is done in their household many don't have time to study and there are kids that can't...  [Read more]

Why Reading is Considered an Important Skill to Obtain - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Reading is Considered an Important Skill to Obtain Readers are for sure leaders, not just merely for the fact of reading, but for the thinking process that comes with reading. Table of Contents Personal Point of View Teaching Reading Is Reading Still Popular? Benefits of Reading Teacher’s Responsibility Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gentiana H. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Personal Point of View As an individual, I love reading. I love the smell of the book paper, the tiny letters and turning another page is something that I enjoy deeply. However, I...  [Read more]

Differences Between Two Learning Modes: Young Students vs. Adults - TEFL Blog


Fri, 31 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Differences Between Two Learning Modes: Young Students vs. Adults Learning English has become a relevant goal for both adults and children these days. Before starting a career as a teacher one should decide who he or she wants to teach. What is the main difference between adults and children when it comes to studying? Let’s discuss the most important points. Table of Contents Motivation Experience Classroom Behavior Teaching Approach 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 Anastasiia Al. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

5 Strategies for Teaching English to Adult Learners Online


Tue, 19 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Strategies for Teaching English to Adult Learners Online Online English teaching has become more and more popular and worldwide, it not only can save a lot of time but also supply many possibilities to study at any time, any place as long as you have wifi. Nowadays, many adults choose online courses because of the convenience. I have taught adults online for almost a year, I chose this job because the working time is more flexible, and also I feel self-satisfied when I see my students making progress. But how to teach English to adults online? Table of Contents 1. Planning 2. Building Their Confidence 3. Know their needs well and monitor their progress 4. Choose Appropriate Activities 5. Create a Positive Atmosphere Do you want to...  [Read more]

Acquiring TEFL Diploma - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Acquiring TEFL Diploma Check out tefl tesol about Acquiring TEFL Diploma and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts T.H. - U.S.A. said: Learning modesIt is obvious that young learners and adults should be taught differently and approached differently; the ways they think and behave are quite different from each other, therefore the structure of the class and how the teacher deals with the students should change accordingly to establish rapport and maximize the effectiveness of the class. The main difference between the young learners and adult learners would be the attention span; from...  [Read more]

Preparation TESOL TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Preparation TESOL TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Preparation TESOL TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts E.H. - U.S.A. said: Teaching Business EnglishIntroduction In this article I will discuss the process and challenges of teaching Business English. The next step in my TEFL education will be to complete the 50 hour self-study course on the same topic so it seems this is a fitting topic for me to give some thought to. The article will summarize some of the key points from this course and some of my thoughts on the topic based on my past experience. Background While I would...  [Read more]

How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? This summative essay will exam the importance of teaching the differences between American English and British English for EFL learners. I will examine the intention behind teaching these differences, and when these teachings should be applied, and to what effect and purpose. This essay will focus primarily on the problems of pronunciation and spelling, which are the two main differences. I am a British citizen, born and raised in London, England, and currently teach at a public high school in Tokyo. Table of Contents Spelling Challenges for Beginners and Intermediate Learners What do Students Think? Grammar Interesting Experience for...  [Read more]

Games in the Classroom - The Antidote to Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Games in the Classroom - The Antidote to Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety When an English speaker is traveling in the Philippines, it is not uncommon for a friendly conversation with a local to end with the local stating they have a nosebleed and escape from the conversation. In Filipino culture, nosebleeds indicate that the brain is too stressed. Although Filipinos pride themselves in being fluent in English, many are not as confident to speak it when the time requires. Table of Contents BACKGROUND: Too Anxious to Speak INTRODUCTION: Work VS Play MOTIVATION SETTING CONFIDENCE CONCLUSION Are you ready to teach English in an ESL or EFL classroom? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

Learning Modes: Adults vs. Children - TEFL Blog


Tue, 27 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Learning Modes: Adults vs. Children The purpose of this essay is to explore the differences between child and adult learning styles.Much has been already written about brain development. Throughout the human life span, the early ages, one through ten years is the human brain's most efficient time for learning. Table of Contents Ways of Perceiving Information Children Teenagers Adults Creativity Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ralph D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Ways of Perceiving Information Children Children are then like sponges soaking up the language....  [Read more]

Contrasts Between Adult and Young Learner Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Mon, 28 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Contrasts Between Adult and Young Learner Language Acquisition Many variances exist between teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners vs adults. Despite these dissimilarities, the fundamentals will remain the same. Teachers should motivate their students to communicate in the target language, and utilize students’ previous knowledge while maintaining an engaging atmosphere in the classroom. Table of Contents Teaching Practice Level of Motivation English Atmosphere Communication Challenges Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Marlon W. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

The Dependence of TEFL Experience on Students’ Age - TEFL Blog


Mon, 23 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Dependence of TEFL Experience on Students’ Age A learning model is a complex of activities based on the main chosen approach which covers the demand of the group. There are four directions in languages studying: writing, listening, speaking and reading. Table of Contents Learning Modes Children Adults Challenges Useful Activities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Joseph Victoryia D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Learning Modes Each of them is equally relevant and has its difficulties and tricky moments. To provide students with the sustainable development of...  [Read more]

Differences for Children and Adults When Acquiring a Second Language - TEFL Blog


Fri, 22 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Differences for Children and Adults When Acquiring a Second Language This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Vemund V. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents Children Adults Children Adults Natural abilities Ways to teach Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Children Also Read: "7 Great Games for Your ESL Conversation Class" Adults Children Also Read: How do I choose a TEFL course? Adults Natural abilities Children’s natural ability to acquire new languages is strong before adolescence. Pronunciation comes easier, and vocabulary sticks during this time. A classroom of young students maybe a...  [Read more]

How I Accidentally Discovered My Passion For Teaching And Decided To Make It a Career - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Dec 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences How I Accidentally Discovered My Passion For Teaching And Decided To Make It a Career This story is written by one of our TEFL course alumni who discovered their passion for teaching by accident and decided to pursue a career in ESL. Table of Contents Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our ITTT graduate Qiankun Y. About 2 years ago, I was working as an English tutor and taught adults in China. I graduated with a science major and had little teaching experience but I was keen to try out teaching. Before my first class, I was sent to a training program which taught me how to structure a class and how to teach with adult students. However, even after I completed...  [Read more]

Key Ways to Motivate Students from Young Learners to Adults - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 May 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences Key Ways to Motivate Students from Young Learners to Adults As we all know, motivation is a core aspect of teaching and learning a language. Lack of motivation is perhaps the biggest obstacle that we face as students and teachers. If a student lacks motivation, he/she will not pay attention in the class or will simply find it boring. At the same time if a teacher lacks motivation to teach he/she will be unable to attract students’ attention and give them all they need. Let us be honest and say that intelligent students are those, who always eagerly attend class and enjoy the process. Here we need a highly motivated teacher who is willing help them. In this article I divide students into several categories because different...  [Read more]

Second Language Acquisition: Young learners vs. Adults - TEFL Blog


Fri, 03 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Second Language Acquisition: Young learners vs. Adults What makes the language learning experience so different for young learners compared to adult learners? How do adults and children acquire a second language differently? What benefits do young learners possess over adults when it comes to acquiring a second language and vice versa? The following essay attempts to provide an answer to these questions but more importantly, discuss the general differences between 1st language and 2nd language acquisition in young and adult learners. Table of Contents The Essence of Language Acquisition Differences Between L1 and L2 for Kids and Adults Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written...  [Read more]

How Can Parents Help Their Kids in English Learning? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Can Parents Help Their Kids in English Learning? In many societies, it’s become seemingly common for parents to focus their role in a child’s education mostly to control their academic progress. Many drop their children in school and right there, their mindsets switch to ‘adult matters’. They only visit schools when they’re summoned by school administration because a child’s behavior has become unacceptable. Few are active on matters that touch on the child’s well-being and rarely attend parents’ forums called to discuss curriculum, child well-being issues, and emerging trends. Truth be told, the role of a parent in the life of a child as far as education is concerned is of...  [Read more]

How My Previous Teaching Experience Changed My Career Choice - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How My Previous Teaching Experience Changed My Career Choice This summative task topic personally attracted me due to my very recent experience with teaching. To begin with, I, myself is a 22-year-old fresh university graduate in Hong Kong who undertook Business Marketing. To add to that, I also planned on pursuing a career in the business industry. During my university days, I would take up different kinds of part-time jobs for two simple reasons; to make use of my skills and hobbies and earn some cash from it. These hobbies included babysitting, arts & crafts and more. Table of Contents This Year Training Work Conditions Early Career Professional Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: ...  [Read more]

Reasons Why Teachers Need to Build Rapport With Their Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 25 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Reasons Why Teachers Need to Build Rapport With Their Students While there are many things a teacher can do to prepare for the classroom, the way students interface with their teachers is something that can be both difficult and spontaneous. Building rapport with students is crucial to maintain a high level of energy and focus throughout a class session. Table of Contents Students’ Comfort Teacher’s Image Mindfulness Environment Interest Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Matthew P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Students’ Comfort Even though a teacher...  [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 Why the Role of the Parents in Education is Important | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by our TEFL alumna who shares their thoughts on the problem of parents in education. Is it beneficial for ESL kids to get family's assistance? The International Power of English | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post contains information on the international benefits of knowing English and why this language is actually so widely used. The Teacher’s Role as a Duty...  [Read more]

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