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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]

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]

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 classroom for about 8 years. It has been an incredible...  [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 for the...  [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 post: What...  [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]

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 comfortable. While this...  [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]

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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]

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]

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]

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]

What Challenges do Chinese Learners of English Face in their Studies? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 06 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences What Challenges do Chinese Learners of English Face in their Studies? Teaching English in China has become very popular for ESL teachers and many are looking for job opportunities in China. Finding a teaching job in China isn't too hard but working with Chinese students can be quite challenging. Table of Contents Grammar Challenge Pronunciation Challenge Environmental Challenge Cultural Challenge Generation Gap Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate VIKTORIIA H. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Grammar Challenge Chinese grammar is very different from English and many Chinese...  [Read more]

The Importance of Teaching Slang to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 22 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Teaching Slang to ESL Students In January, I stood in front of a class of breakthrough English students at a university in Bogotá, Colombia. I'd never taught students in an ESL classroom before, but I was pretty confident having seven years of experience under my belt and a degree in literature. I was naive. I began the lesson with the class that my co-teacher had lent me for the first time. The objective of the lesson was to practice using past tense through storytelling; five minutes into it, I called on a student with his hand in the air. " What up, My Nigga!" He said it and I almost lost all of my composure on the first day while I should have been thinking about building rapport. Table of Contents Tool for...  [Read more]

How I Was Introduced to the World of Foreign Language Teaching - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How I Was Introduced to the World of Foreign Language Teaching My interest in ESL began without the intention of becoming an ESL instructor in the first place. It was mostly born out of curiosity and interest in relocating to a foreign country which at the time (2009) was China. At the time I had been deeply contemplating a career living abroad. The contemplation came more from a cultural motivation than from a financial or career-minded motivation. Throughout my childhood and beyond, my parents were both avid travelers. Both my Mother and Father had spent considerable periods traveling in Asia, East Asia and Central Asia in particular. Table of Contents Parental Supervision Real Inspiration Chinese Experience Do you want to teach...  [Read more]

Classroom Management - What is it and how do I implement it? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 08 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Classroom Management - What is it and how do I implement it? Many texts on this subject begin primarily by defining the term 'classroom management'. I equally think it is not out of place to begin a discussion on classroom management from the same perspective. Classroom management refers to the variety of skills employed by which teachers and schools to curtail disruptive behavior of learners so as to create a congenial environment for teaching and learning. It is the case from the definition that the classroom setting may not always be as well-ordered and peaceful for teaching and learning as it should be and may require certain organizational skills and the ability to create of a friendly and disciplined atmosphere in order for...  [Read more]

3 Useful Strategies to Teach Vocabulary in The ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 3 Useful Strategies to Teach Vocabulary in The ESL Classroom Lewis (1993) claims that "Lexis is the core or heart of language" (p 89). Indeed, it is one of the basic steps of mastering a foreign language. Vocabulary knowledge is what makes verbal communication between people possible. Most teachers face problems when teaching new items. They feel the need to use techniques to have an effective lesson. Over the years, teachers have tried to find the most effective and practical strategies to teach vocabulary. They have been applying several methods like fill in the blank definitions, pre-teaching unfamiliar words and stressing high-frequency words. This essay will just focus on three strategies that can help teach vocabularies such as...  [Read more]

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences and ESL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Theory of Multiple Intelligences and ESL Teaching The theory of multiple intelligences, suggested by an American developmental psychologist Howard Gardner in 1983, considers human intelligence, not as a dominant single ability for perceiving information, but the one in a variety of specific conditions. Table of Contents The Theory Outline The Applicability Multiple Intelligences and ESL Choice of Activities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Olha K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The Theory Outline This approach differentiates human intelligence into specific...  [Read more]

Problems for ESL Learners in China - TEFL Blog


Fri, 28 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Problems for ESL Learners in China The English language has become so essential in china because the country wants to successfully promote internationalism and keep the lines of communication open for trade and business matters. As one of the global powers, it's in the country's best interest to keep afloat of shifting trends in international matters. Table of Contents Governmental decision Spelling Pronunciation Singular / Plural Aspect Gender Articles Lack of opportunities to practice Word order Individual differences Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ramy M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

How is Language Acquisition Influenced by Reading? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 18 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How is Language Acquisition Influenced by Reading? I have read everything that has fallen into my hands ever since I can remember, and that goes for both my native tongue, Spanish, and my second language, English. I remember waiting in line and reading and re-reading a thousand times a sign on a window directly in front of me! Sometimes it can be maddening being this way, but in the long run, I firmly believe that my passion for reading has finally paid off! Table of Contents My Experience The Problem of Technology Experience Research Results Consequences of Reading ESL Teaching Some reasons to read are: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

9 Small Details That Matter When Teaching EFL - TEFL Blog


Thu, 29 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 9 Small Details That Matter When Teaching EFL When you teach English as a foreign language it's important to pay attention to details that we sometimes ignore when communicating with other native level speakers, either in spoken or written English. Some people have got into the habit of writing in uppercase/capital letters, use abbreviations, and don't think much about punctuation. We also tend not to be too critical of people's spoken English as long as we get the point across. 'There's a lot of cars on the road today' is grammatically incorrect for example. Table of Contents 1. Punctuation 2. Upper and Lowercase 3. Abbreviations 4. Use of Colour on the Board 5. Avoid Boring Gap-Fills 6. Avoid Changing What Students Say 7. Maximizing...  [Read more]

Teaching English Idioms as an Important Part of Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Thu, 04 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching English Idioms as an Important Part of Language Acquisition It was my first experience teaching in Taiwan and I was in charge of teaching ESL to 7th-11th graders. I had never taught out of the United States and never considered the possibility that my students wouldn't understand, what I thought, was simple English. I asked my junior high students to "put on their thinking caps," to "line up single file," "to quit fooling around" and that English was as "easy as ABC." I told my senior high students to "give me a show of hands" and told them if they "studied hard" and "hit the books," they would "pass with flying colors." I told my college students I would give them an "A for effort" if they "quit goofing off" and "skipping...  [Read more]

Ask a Non-Native TEFL teacher: Career, Motivation, Self-Development - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 May 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Ask a Non-Native TEFL teacher: Career, Motivation, Self-Development Hey guys, it's Liza here and I'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly ITTT live session. Today we are going to talk about some usual teaching stuff and if you are interested in anything related to TEFL teaching or career building, this is for you. Feel free to comment and I'll try to help you out with my thoughts and ideas, and maybe you'll find my suggestions useful. I have to fix my camera just slightly, I feel like it's moving down somehow. I hope that you can hear me clearly and see me clearly, please let me know where you guys are from. Also, let me know what stage of your career development you are at. Table of Contents Watch the live session...  [Read more]

Ask A Non Native TEFL Teacher: Career, Motivation, Self Development - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Ask a Non-Native TEFL teacher: Career, Motivation, Self-Development   Hey guys, it's Liza here and I'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly ITTT live session. Today we are going to talk about some usual teaching stuff and if you are interested in anything related to TEFL teaching or career building, this is for you. Feel free to comment and I'll try to help you out with my thoughts and ideas, and maybe you'll find my suggestions useful. I have to fix my camera just slightly, I feel like it's moving down somehow. I hope that you can hear me clearly and see me clearly, please let me know where you guys are from. Also, let me know what stage of your career development you are at. As for me, I'm a TEFL teacher. I used to teach in China several years ago but nowadays I'm almost...  [Read more]

Ask a Non-Native TEFL Teacher: Career, Motivation, Self-Development - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Ask a Non-Native TEFL Teacher: Career, Motivation, Self-Development 04/20/2021 hey guys it's liza here and i'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly itttt live session uh today we are going to talk um about some usual teaching stuff and if you are interested in anything related to tefl teaching or um probably career building so feel free to uh comment and i'll try to help you out and reach you back with uh my thoughts and ideas um and maybe you'll find um my suggestions useful okay uh i have to fix my camera just slightly i feel like it's moving moving down somehow so um i hope that you can hear me clearly and you can see me clearly and if you see this video if you see this live please let me know where are you guys from so what's something is wrong with my camera uh for some reason i...  [Read more]

TEFL Q&A: Online ESL Teaching - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL Q&A: Online ESL Teaching 06/25/2021 hey guys welcome to the itty weekly live stream uh my name is lisa and i'm super glad to welcome you uh today uh so while i'm waiting for some more people to join us uh let me introduce uh today's topic uh so today's live stream is going to be pretty short but concise because i'm going to focus just on one specific point which is online esl teaching uh and if you guys have any questions related to this problem feel free to comment uh feel free to uh use the comment section uh to send your questions or maybe concerns um and uh as for myself i am actually going to address uh top five um questions i've been asked recently on the point of online english teaching um so this is probably the outline of today's session if you have any questions...  [Read more]

2021 Online ESL Classroom: Top Tips for Planning Online English Lessons - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


2021 Online ESL Classroom: Top Tips for Planning Online English Lessons 01/12/2021 hello hello um if you guys join me please let me know in the comment section that you can see me clearly and you can hear this uh video uh so that i know that my equipment works smooth um so please let me know that you're here and you see and hear me clearly i'll be very very thankful for that um and um yeah to start with uh my name is lisa i'm an itttttt tefl expert and an online english teacher and today we will talk about one of the most important things in tefl teaching online lesson planning well we will talk about lesson planning in general but as long as i'm more specialized in online teaching i'll try to share my personal experience in planning online classes um hello guys thanks for joining me um...  [Read more]

ESA Methodology of Teaching - Why Every Teacher Should Use It - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


ESA Methodology of Teaching - Why Every Teacher Should Use It 08/26/2021 hello oh my gosh hello welcome hi linda here from itt back with another live session this week hi guys how are you doing um first of all if you can see me if you can hear me just drop a quick hi into um the comment box we are actually live on facebook and we're also live on youtube at the same time so if you can see me if you can hear me please just let me know and also let me know where you're watching from where are you at right now i am in south korea it is 10 a.m friday morning i'm super excited to be here again so um yeah sometimes there are some technical difficulties i had some issues i think last week so um there was no sound for some reason for for a few seconds so if that happens just let me know and then...  [Read more]

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