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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]

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]

How can Teaching and Traveling be Blended? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 21 Jun 2020 Rhea Latchu Alumni Experiences How can Teaching and Traveling be Blended? What if I told you it is totally possible to combine your passion with your dream? Table of Contents Teaching English, the Ticket to Being an Expat Not the Typical Tourist The Teaching Aspect The Balancing Act So Are You Ready for Your Journey? Related Articles: Well, it is. You see, for as long as I can remember, I have always had the dream to travel and wander around this globe. Then approximately four years ago, I discovered a passion within me that I didn’t even know existed: teaching! And that is how my journey working as an EFL Teacher began! Teaching English, the Ticket to Being an Expat Teaching English for many presents the opportunity needed to become an expat. To live the...  [Read more]

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Companies Advanced TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Companies Advanced 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: Classroom ManagementClassroom management style will vary for each teacher depending on class size, age and experience of the teacher. The teacher should develop a routine and establish a set of procedures as well as consistent attention getting signals so that the students will know exactly what is expected of them. Teachers will need to maintain discipline and order, especially in larger classes, and learn how to deal with those individual students...  [Read more]

English as a Global Language: Why is it an Important Skill to Have? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 13 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas English as a Global Language: Why is it an Important Skill to Have? Communication through complex language is a uniquely human trait that allowed for the development of society and culture in the human species. Over the past several decades, humans have moved into an era of a globalized society. Part of “society” is sharing a language; therefore, a globalized society should have a shared language. While there are still many cultures across the globe and thousands of languages being spoken, English has gained a place of global dominance. The recent rise in technology has created avenues for instantaneous communication between people thousands of miles apart. With the internet playing an extremely important role in how...  [Read more]

How do I become a TEFL trainer? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I become a TEFL trainer? After completing a TEFL certification course and working as an English language teacher, some people look to branch out into other avenues of the teaching profession in order to gain more experience or to earn a higher salary. One such route is to become a TEFL trainer. Teaching people to become classroom teachers can be a very rewarding and well paid job and a route into management positions or even setting up your own language school. Table of Contents What are the basic requirements for becoming a TEFL trainer? What are the characteristics of a TEFL trainer? Do I need advanced qualifications to become a TEFL trainer? How important is classroom experience for a TEFL trainer? Where can I work as a TEFL trainer? Who are the main employers of TEFL trainers? ...  [Read more]

How do I become a TEFL trainer? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I become a TEFL trainer? After completing a TEFL certification course and working as an English language teacher, some people look to branch out into other avenues of the teaching profession in order to gain more experience or to earn a higher salary. One such route is to become a TEFL trainer. Teaching people to become classroom teachers can be a very rewarding and well paid job and a route into management positions or even setting up your own language school. What are the basic requirements for becoming a TEFL trainer? The first and most obvious requirement is to successfully complete a TEFL course. This experience will give you the basic knowledge you need to teach English and also a valuable insight into what it takes to be a good teacher trainer. Crucially, it is not necessary...  [Read more]

The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers from: 340


The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers 6 Tips on How to Learn English Quickly Kavinna Batra Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas English is a fun language to learn; ✅ however, it can even throw off the most professional learner with complex spelling rules and difficult grammar. Learning English quickly could seem difficult, even though it is considered to be accessible and reasonably easy for many to learn. I'm here to tell you that as long as you have the right plan, you can learn English quickly and easily. ESA Teaching Method: ✅ How to use ESA for Online English Lessons Anastasiya Akpinar Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas One of the most popular approaches to teaching is the ESA method. ✅ In this blog post, we will discover how to use the ESA teaching method for...  [Read more]

Is Maintaining Discipline Really That Important to the Learning Process? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 24 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Is Maintaining Discipline Really That Important to the Learning Process? Depending on the teaching situation, you might think that maintaining discipline isn't so important. You want the time you spend in the classroom to be fun, instead of wasting time protecting and punishing children. However, did you know that according to estimates, 80 percent of ESL teachers who quit their jobs after the first year do so because of their inability to maintain discipline in their class? Table of Contents The Importance of a Good First Impression Simple Ways to Aid Discipline in the Classroom When Discipline is Necessary Group Dynamics Other Factors to Consider Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this...  [Read more]

Personal Teaching Experience - How I Became a TEFL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Personal Teaching Experience - How I Became a TEFL Teacher Until now, I have been an English teacher for 6 months. Before that, in 2016 I was a teaching assistant. That is my part-time job. And this is a journey even though I have not yet taken a TESOL class but I am still confident that I can become a teacher. Table of Contents Assistant Tutor Good Example Learning Important Skills Difficulties Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tieu T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Assistant Tutor For the first half of the year, I was an assistant tutor for the preschool. I had very...  [Read more]

The Good and Bad of Course Materials - TEFL Blog


Mon, 24 Dec 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The Good and Bad of Course Materials There are many interactive tools that can be used during teaching to enhance a lesson and keep students engaged. There are also a few tools that are a teacher’s lifeline during a lesson. Course materials that range from props and pictures of vocabulary words to simple worksheets and lesson plans are integral to teaching a good lesson. They can provide basic aid to a teacher or help keep the students’ attention. But, when overused or used during the wrong times, course materials can become problematic and disadvantageous. Different things that a teacher brings to a lesson can make or break an ESL lesson. Table of Contents Important Course Materials The Use of Props The...  [Read more]

Secrets of Teaching Grammar to Young Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 May 2021 Anna Domiczek Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Secrets of Teaching Grammar to Young Students Teaching grammar can be challenging, and it becomes especially tricky if we teach younger students, who learn differently than older students or adults. Whereas the latter group focuses primarily on learning vocabulary and grammar rules first, before applying those rules and expressing themselves in the new language, children need to be surrounded by the language and be able to sort it out. Table of Contents Making Grammar Instruction Interesting Introducing Games into 3 Stages of Grammar Instruction Research Proven Results: Games and Grammar Fun Simple Games to Teach Grammar Skills Conclusion Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

Top 10 Mistakes of an Online English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Mon, 11 Jan 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Top 10 Mistakes of an Online English Teacher Ever since online English teaching became a common means of delivering lessons, every online English teacher must strive for excellence to guarantee their students' best learning experience. Table of Contents 1. Imbalanced Lesson Planning 2. Lack of Equipment 3. Poor Lesson Design 4. Inappropriate Teaching Content Lack of Interaction and Personalized Approach Increased Teacher Talking Time Insufficient Lesson Flow Distractors Not Enough Feedback Miscommunication With Students and Parents Are you ready to teach English? Related Articles: Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! In this article, we will...  [Read more]

Pros to Become a Volunteer English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 02 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Pros to Become a Volunteer English Teacher I believe that volunteering as a concept is a worthwhile activity, especially if the volunteer is helping a charity. In the field of volunteer teaching, the volunteer can also gain valuable teaching experience which can provide a great start to their teaching career. Table of Contents My Story Reasons to Volunteer How it Influences Your Experience? Are You Ready to Teach English Abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: My Story This follows my personal experience. I started my teaching career as a volunteer teacher of sixteen to twenty-year-old pupils at CDC (the Children’s Development Centre), which is a school for Burmese migrants in Mae Sot, Thailand. I had no...  [Read more]

TEFL Course as a Part of Professional Development - TEFL Blog


Wed, 22 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas TEFL Course as a Part of Professional Development Teaching English as a foreign language for the first time is not as easy as it may seem. A TEFL course is an important precursor for anyone interested in teaching English professionally because it provides the necessary tools, techniques, and guidelines that will make the teaching experience as successful as possible for both the teacher and the students. A TEFL course provides prospective English teachers with essential information regarding lesson structure (ESA), grammar fundamentals, class size dynamics, class material information and many other lessons that prepare the teacher for the role. Table of Contents Reasons to take training Benefits for students Practical grammar Peer...  [Read more]

Seating Arrangements in the English Language Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 09 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Seating Arrangements in the English Language Classroom One important factor to consider when teaching English abroad is how you arrange the seating in the classroom. Space in a classroom can be limited at times so it's important to maximize what you have available. There are multiple ways to arrange a classroom and knowing which ones will provide the most benefit is important. To ensure the best environment for the students and teacher it is essential to have an understanding of the options, as well as when and how to use them. Table of Contents The Basics of Classroom Layout The Pros and Cons of the Row Layout The Pros and Cons of the Stadium Layout The Pros and Cons of the Horseshoe Layout The Pros and Cons of the...  [Read more]

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Dorian Martin Dorian Martin is a writer, editor, and proofreader with years of experience as an article, research paper, and case study writer. He works as an educational expert and tutor (check out this review) and loves to contribute to his personal blog in his spare time. Dorian aims to expand his knowledge constantly to become a more reliable copywriting and academic expert. Read my articles How to Optimize Your CV for a Virtual English Teacher Career in 2023 | ITTT | TEFL Blog Dorian Martin TEFL Information Teaching Ideas The CV you write will enable you to find gigs more quickly. Add these new elements to your CV as you develop your virtual English teaching practice, and 2023 will be good for you.  [Read more]

How long does it take to get a TEFL job? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How long does it take to get a TEFL job? The duration to secure a TEFL job varies for each individual and depends on multiple factors. While it is challenging to provide a definitive timeframe, it is encouraging to note that most of our graduates secure English teaching positions shortly after completing their certification. Factors like the chosen country's job market competition and the applicant's qualifications can strongly influence the job search duration. Table of Contents How does the destination impact on TEFL job recruitment? How do hiring seasons impact on TEFL job recruitment? How can an individual teacher boost his TEFL job prospects? How does the destination impact on TEFL job recruitment? One of the biggest factors is where you choose to work, as the demand for...  [Read more]

Creating English Learning Environment Outdoors - TEFL Blog


Fri, 01 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Creating English Learning Environment Outdoors What outdoor activities can help when teaching English? Literally any outdoor activity you can imagine can be of great help when teaching English. There are many different words and phrases that are used in specific types of situations and there is only so much role-playing and slide-show presenting you can do in the classroom. Sometimes taking the lesson outside is the best way to teach your students how certain words and phrases are used in particular scenarios. When you bring the lesson outdoors, students can start to make the mental connections in their brains between what they have learned in the classroom and experiences in reality. Table of Contents Say you want to teach your...  [Read more]

The Main Problems of Teaching Formal and Informal Language - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 May 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The Main Problems of Teaching Formal and Informal Language The difference between formal and informal grammar is very apparent both in everyday life and during ones time as a teacher of English as a foreign language. These differences, I believe, play an important part in why many language learners find it so difficult to understand and become fluent. Table of Contents The Problems that Teachers Encounter The Problems that Learners Encounter The Dilemma that Teachers Face Finding the Right Balance in the Future Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Daniel B. The Problems that Teachers Encounter As a native English...  [Read more]

Lesson Plan TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Lesson Plan TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Lesson Plan 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 C.V. - Australia said: Accuracy and Fluency ActivitiesNowadays, how to communicate successfully in the English language has become more significant than reading and writing. For most people, the importance of producing messages effectively and to negotiate meaning is essential. People communicate for various reasons. They want to listen to something, they are interested in what is being said, they want to say something and/ or they have some communicative purposes. It is the teacher?s...  [Read more]

How long does it take to get a TEFL job? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How long does it take to get a TEFL job? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive from trainees before, during and after every TEFL certification course, it is also one of the hardest to answer. There are many factors that influence how long it takes to secure an English language teaching job, but the good news is that the vast majority of our graduates do land a teaching position after successfully completing their course. How does the destination impact on TEFL job recruitment? One of the biggest factors is where you choose to work, as the demand for teachers varies greatly from region to region and country to country. China has such a huge demand that there are often not enough candidates to fill the available positions. This is particularly good news for newly...  [Read more]

How Can Reading Influence Language Acquisition? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 03 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Can Reading Influence Language Acquisition? Spanish is my mother tongue; however, I also managed to learn English and French at a young age. Both of these languages stuck with me even years after I had left the countries where I learned them. Table of Contents Language Exposure Period Modern Technologies Influence of Books Speaking Vocabulary Writing Listening Speaking Grammar Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jorge P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Language Exposure Period Despite staying in those countries for a short time (less than a year), it surprised me how,...  [Read more]

Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories from: 360


Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories 6 Tips on How to Learn English Quickly Kavinna Batra Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas English is a fun language to learn; ✅ however, it can even throw off the most professional learner with complex spelling rules and difficult grammar. Learning English quickly could seem difficult, even though it is considered to be accessible and reasonably easy for many to learn. I'm here to tell you that as long as you have the right plan, you can learn English quickly and easily. TEFL Alumni Interview with Zeynep Sulaimankulova Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews For ITTT, our community of students and alumni is the most important to us. That’s why we’d love to share what our course grads have to say! This will...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching English Online with Preply: ✅ Anastasia's Experience Elizaveta Pachina Budget and Salary Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL alumna Anastasia shares her experience of working with Preply. ✅ If you are interested in online English teaching, this interview will help you learn more about the online teaching job and this popular platform. Top 10 Mistakes of an Online English Teacher Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL expert shares their thoughts on the top ten mistakes that online teachers make. ✅ Check out this article to find out what these mistakes are and improve your online teaching today! Online vs In-class Education: ✅ Pros...  [Read more]

How to Organize and Manage Your ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 04 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Organize and Manage Your ESL Classroom As a teacher, it is easy to get caught up in lesson planning and become overwhelmed with the details of the subject at hand. However, the one thing that cannot be planned out is how a class will take in information. In the classroom, teachers can experience “unexpected.” From a dominant student that wants to answer every question to the student that does not want to engage in the lesson. Classroom management plays such an important part in the classroom and aids in the learning process. If teachers have a great lesson but poor classroom management, then the whole learning objective can be lost. Table of Contents Lesson planning is something that aides with classroom...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Tefl Reviews Video Testimonial Amanda - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Amanda   Amanda from Brazil is currently living in Ankara, Turkey. Amanda completed her TEFL course with ITTT and found a job just two weeks after graduating. In this TEFL review video Amanda recommends ITTT?s TEFL course for those wanting to teach English abroad. Amanda liked how the course not only covered grammar but also taught methods and techniques that can help you become a great teacher. 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. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Tefl Reviews Video Testimonial Sacha - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Sacha   Have you ever considered completing an online TEFL/TESOL certification course? Why not become one of the hundreds of people who each month do an online course with ITTT, just like Sacha from the United States. In this TESOL review video Sacha talks about her happy experience of studying the 120 hour tutor support course. She talks about how the course has given her a firm foundation on which to build her career as a successful English language teacher. 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. This convenient, highly structured design means...  [Read more]

Breaking The Language Barrier in ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 01 Apr 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Breaking The Language Barrier in ESL Students We live in an ever-changing world that is becoming smaller, more connected. Communication is faster and more diverse than ever. Computers, cell phones, and social media have increased the speed of communication. Therefore, the need for people to respond quickly and the language that has become synonymous with international communication is English. Thus, the demand for learning the language is increasing at a constant rate. But though people may have the need, they may lack the confidence to take on a new language fully. Table of Contents Native vs. Second Language Making Mistakes Games in ESL Social Networks Are you ready to teach English abroad or...  [Read more]

Alumni Report: What It’s Like Teaching English in Austria - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Sep 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Alumni Report: What It’s Like Teaching English in Austria Between 2017 and 2018 after I had graduated with a bachelor’s degree in German and English, I moved to Vienna, Austria to become an English teaching assistant through the Fulbright group. I was placed at two schools in Lower Austria and taught around 14-15 classes each week for 50 minute periods. Going into the situation, I honestly felt underprepared and confused as to what I was supposed to teach and how. The program attempted to orientate the teaching assistants, but in reality, there was much I did not know. Table of Contents The Role as an English Teaching Assistant The Role of the Teacher in the Classroom Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English...  [Read more]

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