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Evaluation of Receptive Skills - TEFL Blog


Sun, 21 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Evaluation of Receptive Skills There are two Receptive language skills; Reading and Listening. English speaker’s use both of these are used for the same two purposes, for entertainment, or to help us to achieve a particular goal. Reading and listening are not just as simple as opening your eyes or ears, each student will have different problems areas to target and understanding the received language will vary from country to country. For example, a person from England who saw the headline "Magpies destroy Red Devils" would know that the article was referring to Premier League football, and not an actual event. Table of Contents Anticipated Problems How to Work it throught? Teaching Resources Vocabulary Adjusting Own Speech Do...  [Read more]

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn: How Reading Can Influence Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Learning to Read, Reading to Learn: How Reading Can Influence Language Acquisition There has been a wide body of research regarding the positive effects that reading has on a student’s literacy levels. Introducing more reading material, and, even cultivating a love of reading in the classroom, can thus improve a student’s fluency in a new language. Table of Contents How does Reading help? Acquiring a Language through Constant Motivation Developing Fluency The Level of Exposure to a New Language Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sher L. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions...  [Read more]

Stories for ESL Students of Different Age Groups - TEFL Blog


Thu, 31 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Stories for ESL Students of Different Age Groups Stories expose the students to more language, they engage and motivate the learner, they can be used to teach the structure of a language and the concepts about print which may be different between cultures. Stories with images can also help the students anchor their knowledge about the text. Listening to stories also helps the students hear accents and how words are pronounced. However, it is important to choose the correct book or story for the students you are working with. If familiar storylines are chosen the student is more likely to understand the story. It is also important to take into consideration the interests of the students and to find text on those topics. Table of...  [Read more]

Centre Internet TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Centre Internet TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Centre Internet 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 A.J. - Japan said: Problems for Learners in JapanEnglish is a compulsory subject in all japanese schools and is studied for a minimum of seven years if not longer. Very few of these students, however, will become proficient enough to be considered at an advanced and in many cases not even an intermediate level. Those few that do excel at English are students that are motivated from outside of the classroom and/or have spent time abroad in a country where English is commonly...  [Read more]

Why Reading is a Skill to Teach in ESL Education - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Why Reading is a Skill to Teach in ESL Education Readers are for sure leaders, not just merely for the fact of reading, but for the thinking process that comes with reading.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 didn't become an avid reader by chance. I become a reader because I was born in a family where reading was a natural thing. My father was a university professor and was reading all the time. My mother, an accounting expert, used to read laws and regulations to ensure that her work is respecting the law. Table of Contents Perfect Role Model Boost of Creativity Reading at...  [Read more]

Readers Are Leaders: How to Instill a Love for Reading in Children? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Jul 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Readers Are Leaders: How to Instill a Love for Reading in Children? Children usually prioritize their joy and prefer rewarding activities. They are more interested in reading when it is rewarding and beneficial to them. Interestingly, children learning a second language find it easier to learn reading compared to those who are learning to read for the first time. This is because young second language (L2) learners have already experienced that reading can be interesting and entertaining. By making reading in a second language interesting, students are likely to be motivated. Table of Contents Text Difficulty and Vocabulary Support Setting Achievable Reading Goals Tailoring Reading Material to Children's Interests...  [Read more]

Company Courses TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Company Courses TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Company Courses 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 B. W. - USA said: Teaching Receptive Skills Learning the two receptive language skills, listening and reading, can be a very frustrating experience for students studying English as a foreign or second language. To become an effective English reader and listener, the student must develop a number of specialized skills that do not often come naturally. As a teacher and a native english speaker, you need to be aware of this potential for frustration. You must be able to mitigate...  [Read more]

How Songs Can be Used as a Didactic Material - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Songs Can be Used as a Didactic Material Teaching a foreign language involves a whole set of different stages and methods that are guided and put into practice by the teacher. Table of Contents Universal Language Power of Songs Choosing teaching materials Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Maria S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Universal Language If music is a “universal language”, and it is furthermore considered as an element inherent to culture, this link between music and the teaching of language can be explored using the song as didactic material....  [Read more]

The ESA Method to Facilitate Student Learning Needs - TEFL Blog


Thu, 31 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The ESA Method to Facilitate Student Learning Needs Every fresh teacher, once starting his or her career, has this question: how should I teach English? What is the best way to organize my classes to make sure students would not be bored and learn something? And how to keep them motivated and enjoy every lesson? I did have all these questions at the beginning of my teaching career, and by trials and errors, I found the approach this TEFL course is based on – ESA. Table of Contents My Language Learning Story Teaching Practice Lesson Steps Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Angelina G. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

Interactive Whiteboard in a Young Learner's ESL Class - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Interactive Whiteboard in a Young Learner's ESL Class Interactive whiteboards have been around since the turn of the millennium. They have been implemented and studied in multiple ESL classrooms, primary schools, and language centers in order to find the best practices. The American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) acknowledges the importance of using technology, such as the interactive whiteboard, to support and enhance classroom-based instructions (Segni & Davidson, 2019). In order for the interactive whiteboard to be used effectively to take advantage of learning opportunities and support children’s learning, it is important to use it skillfully in education. Table of Contents Listen to this blog...  [Read more]

English: One Language for Everybody - TEFL Blog


Tue, 24 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English: One Language for Everybody As time goes on, the world is becoming more globalized. Learning English is a requirement in most countries and it is affecting how information is spread in the world. What this means for current students is that, most likely, English will become a part of their career at one point or another. When we think about all the companies in the world and how they have spread globally, employers are looking for talented multi-lingual more than ever. Table of Contents Information Exchange Everyday Life Business Economics Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sirat B. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

Linguistics for ESL Teachers - TEFL Blog


Wed, 07 Oct 2020 Sahil Gazi TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Linguistics for ESL Teachers Anyone who has studied linguistics or is a linguist has often been faced with the question, “so how many languages do you speak?” Table of Contents What is Linguistics? Why does it matter? How does it work? How can teachers use linguistics to teach a foreign language such as English? Can it help in career development? In conclusion Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! A point of short-lived frustration in these scenarios, linguists are often mistaken for being polyglots. Although sometimes they will focus on a particular language and even become fluent in it, their goal is not to translate documents or conversations...  [Read more]

Anticipated Problems When Teaching English Vocabulary - TEFL Blog


Tue, 26 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Anticipated Problems When Teaching English Vocabulary Young children, even when they are learning their native tongue, learn the words before they learn how to apply them correctly and as a result, children often make mistakes in their grammar, however, even when they do, it is mostly the vocabulary or the order of the words which still provides a degree of context which makes the message they intend to convey understandably and thus susceptible to improvement. It is exactly because of this fact that in this essay, I would like to dive into teaching vocabulary. Table of Contents Some reflections and advice Teaching vocabulary in primary school Teaching vocabulary to teenagers Summarized and based on the experience I would provide the...  [Read more]

TEFL Other Europe - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Tefl In Marcinelle Belgium


TEFL in Marcinelle, Belgium Date posted:2005-08-25 | Writer: BTS Language Centre | Email: [email protected] Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.   The two receptive skills are reading and listening. These skills are equally important, although I would like to add that in...  [Read more]

The Most Common Problems Students in Mongolia Face When Learning English - TEFL Blog


Sun, 10 Mar 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences The Most Common Problems Students in Mongolia Face When Learning English English language learners at high school and college levels in Mongolia face a variety of structural and cultural difficulties that often prevent them from moving beyond an intermediate or even-low level in spoken and written English. This post will look at a few of the core issues and examine some of the ways to help improve the type of instruction provided in Mongolia that could prove beneficial for future language students. Table of Contents The Issues Facing Students and Teachers Brief History of English Teaching in Mongolia Lack of Creative Thinking and Resources The Problem of Self-Taught English The ESA Method TEFL Curriculum Hope For The Future Are you...  [Read more]

Does Reading Impact Language Acquisition? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 23 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Does Reading Impact Language Acquisition? One of the most challenging contradictions I had to face as a high school language and literature teacher in Germany was the principle that each child should have equal opportunity when, sadly, the inequality often starts long before high school, and that as a teacher, you should give every student the chance to achieve excellent performances when, in reality, the latter also depends on factors outside of the classroom. In conversations with parents, I often pointed out specific deficiencies in their child's essays as I was taught to. I made suggestions on how to improve them, hoping in vain that next time, the student would get a much better grade. I knew...  [Read more]

The Role of Parents in ESL Education - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Role of Parents in ESL Education I’m writing this essay from the perspective of young learners (4-10years of age) and the role their parents play on their English learning journey. Table of Contents Generally, which Ingredients are necessary for strong ESL progress? Parents’ role in encouraging participation’, ‘motivation’ and ‘self-study’ Participation Motivation Self-study/homework. Pulling parents in and making them part of the learning experience How do we make parents part of the journey? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: I have been an ESL teacher for nearly 10 years and I’ve been teaching my private students in my private...  [Read more]

Why Carefully Selecting Course Materials are Important - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Carefully Selecting Course Materials are Important Course materials are the foundation of an English as a Second Language class, as they are a key component for moving the course forward and are essential for the student’s success. Thus, the materials that an educator selects significantly impact the outcome of the course for teachers and students. Whether choosing a textbook, authentic materials, or created materials it is important for the teacher to consider the benefits, disadvantages and how best to use the materials they have selected. This ensures the creation of an engaging program where they, as educators, may grow along with their student’s English language abilities. Table of Contents Considering...  [Read more]

TEFL Asia General - page 1 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL Jobs in Asia General


TEFL Jobs in Asia General  How about Teaching English in Cambodia? Writer: AVSE-TESOL | Email: [email protected] We help ‘adventure seekers’ start a well-paid job teaching English in Cambodia in record time – with the right work visa, accommodation, valid teaching certification – and zero headaches.AVSE-TESOL is a market leader in Cambodia's booming education and training sectors. We have entered contracts with 93 schools in Cambodia to provide quality candidates for ongoing, well-paid jobs teaching English as a second language (ESL). These positions offer an excellent opportunity for professionally-minded people - newcomers and experienced ESL teachers - of all ages who are motivated to teach English abroad. •    While a university degree is highly...  [Read more]

How to Implement TEFL if You're a Non-native Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 30 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Implement TEFL if You're a Non-native Teacher As a non-native English speaker, I was very scared of teaching English or even thinking about teaching English at the beginning of my teaching career. But some months later I realized that I have a huge advantage compared to the native speakers: I still remember the difficulties of learning English and I know what might cause problems to my students. Table of Contents Advantages of Non-native Teachers How I Design My Lessons Are you ready to teach English all over the world? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gabriella S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of...  [Read more]

TEFL Academy - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL Academy What is TEFL? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Other acronyms are often used within the English teaching world, such as TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), and ELT (English Language Teaching). However, in terms of teaching English abroad, they are often used interchangeably. With an ITTT TEFL academy accredited TEFL course you can acquire all the specialist skills and knowledge required to become a qualified teaching professional and teach in almost any country in the world. Many of the most popular countries for teaching English abroad require teachers to hold a TEFL certification in order to obtain a work visa or work permit. The recognized worldwide standard qualification for teaching...  [Read more]

Musings of a Young Teacher: Classroom Management, Involving Parents, and Engaging Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 20 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Musings of a Young Teacher: Classroom Management, Involving Parents, and Engaging Students I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I love learning new things; my thirst for knowledge has always seemingly been unquenched and I have always been excited to share that passion with others. What's more, my love for world cultures and the history of diverse peoples drove me into a career in education. Table of Contents My Experience Feeling Sad Parents involvement Students Engagement Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Melissa T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT....  [Read more]

Reading and Its Influence on Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Wed, 11 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Reading and Its Influence on Language Acquisition There are numerous reasons why a person may choose to read. One of the strongest motivators to read is the ability to gain knowledge and to learn new information. Another common reason why an individual decides to read is for enjoyment and for the chance to use their imagination. All of these factors play a role in how reading aids in language acquisition, whether it be a person’s native language (L1) or a second language (L2). Table of Contents Four Skills Together What is Reading for You? Reading as a Source of Learning L2 Methods of Reading Planning Reading Activities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Future of English Considering its Derivatives Across the World - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Future of English Considering its Derivatives Across the World From the time of the American revolution and onward, there has been a distinctive trend for American English and British English dialects to move away from each other. Whether taught in American English or British English, most people of either type will have little trouble understanding each other. Unlike the many dialects of China, English is a pretty ubiquitous language across the board, with a spattering of unique regional words. Table of Contents Rise of American Variant Phonetic System Derivation Common American Dialect Coexistence of British Dialects Canadian Speech Are there only British English and American English? Future of English Are you ready to spread...  [Read more]

The Ways Reading Influences Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Tue, 26 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Ways Reading Influences Language Acquisition Reading plays an important role in language learning. It is one of the language skills that can be used to interpret a written text and discuss the given information applying speaking and listening skills as well. Reading different books, texts, advertising wallpapers, or magazines helps us gain knowledge or receive important information. Since old times books have always been one of the main sources of knowledge. While reading people could imagine themselves traveling to different places, having an amazing adventure, possessing pirates’ treasure, or even solving a mystery, and at the same time learn about different countries and their cultures. In other words, reading has...  [Read more]

Guide to Teaching Receptive Skills in the EFL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 14 Sep 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Guide to Teaching Receptive Skills in the EFL Classroom When students learn English as a second language, there are two types of skills that they work towards obtaining proficiency of: receptive and productive skills. As an EFL teacher, you need to understand how to incorporate the learning of these skills into your lessons - and this guide will help you with that. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Receptive Skills Definition Motivations for the Students Challenges for the Students Planning Your Lessons Considering the Motivations and Challenges Great Resources for Teaching Receptive Skills Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

Why is reading the perfect way to acquire a new language? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 15 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why is reading the perfect way to acquire a new language? When we are born, our first contact with our native tongue is one hundred percent oral. Our mother is the first one to speak to us in her native language and as we grow we are constantly exposed to words, expressions, and conversations that we take in and start to understand in our everyday life. Once we reach a proper school age everything starts to change because we are introduced to a new way of communication that goes beyond body language and oral expressions. We are introduced to written language. This rite of passage is as normal as it´is expected to be, but we must take into account something that in the last couple of decades has become part of this experience; the...  [Read more]

How Learning A Foreign Language Made Me a Better ESL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Sat, 24 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences How Learning A Foreign Language Made Me a Better ESL Teacher I’ve taken four years of college Russian. Throughout my time at my university, I learned a few things about both learning and teaching a language that have helped me become a better ESL teacher. Table of Contents Creating a Comfortable Classroom Environment The teacher doesn’t know everything. Using a Variety of Teaching Aids and Materials Always Be Respectful and Use the Right Language Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our ITTT graduate Leif O. Creating a Comfortable Classroom Environment One crucial aspect of learning a language is making sure that everyone in the class is...  [Read more]

Principles of Motivation in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Principles of Motivation in the ESL Classroom Motivation provides learners with an aim and direction to follow. According to Gardner motivation is the combination of attempt and desire to obtain the aim of learning the language and favorable attitudes toward learning the language. If students are motivated they will be excited about learning and willing to work hard. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the success of students in all stages of their education, and teachers can play an important role in providing and encouraging that motivation in their students. Table of Contents The following are the different ways to motivate the students in an EFL classroom Motivation in teaching by using real objects,...  [Read more]

Companies Authorized TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Companies Authorized TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Companies Authorized 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 A.W. - U.S.A. said: Teaching1-1Although there are not many materials available on teaching one to one lessons, it is becoming very popular in the EFL world. Highly motivated students wish to have a class that is suited towards their individual needs and maximum time spent improving their pronunciation and English conversation skills with a teacher. Teachers often find this teaching rewarding because they get to spend more time teaching and getting to know a...  [Read more]

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