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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]

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Teach EFL in New Zealand Date posted:2009-12-03 | Writer: New Zealand School of Education | Email: [email protected] If you have a passion for teaching and experience in the ESL/EFL industry, then this opportunity will excite you. This new role will be responsible for planning and presenting classes at our English Language School, a new division to compliment our successful Computing School. In addition to the fantastic work environment, we will provide you with a competitive salary plus bonus and parking. 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...  [Read more]

Teaching Skills From the Swedish Curriculum and TEFL Syllabus Perspective - TEFL Blog


Tue, 06 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Skills From the Swedish Curriculum and TEFL Syllabus Perspective As a teacher of English, one may need to identify some areas that are essential in teaching even though the syllabus doesn’t mention them. For instance, what to teach is suggested but not how to do that. Having taken courses in pedagogy and didactics in Sweden (in the Swedish language) was and still is highly appreciated, but I may consider the TEFL and CTEYLS courses more satisfying when it comes to investigating ways and possibilities of designing a syllabus in teaching English. Another consequence of studying these courses is that it may as well result in better understanding and improving methods of preparing the French language as well. Table of...  [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]

Why Having Foreign Language Experience Makes You a Better Teacher - TEFL Blog


Wed, 27 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Why Having Foreign Language Experience Makes You a Better Teacher When one begins to study a new language, they can often find themselves to be a bit overwhelmed. Language acquisition is not an easy task, and it comes with many challenges and difficulties attached. Although, as ESL teachers, we are trained to look out for common errors and given the best teaching ideas and methodologies to use in the classroom, it can sometimes feel as though something is missing. Teachers who have studied a foreign language and have had experience using the language possess that missing piece, and their foreign language experience makes them better teachers. Table of Contents "Teachers were once in their students’ shoes." "Having foreign...  [Read more]

Should ESL Students Receive Teaching of Slang and Idioms? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 25 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Should ESL Students Receive Teaching of Slang and Idioms? ESL students will receive many formal grammar lessons that will give them a good grounding in proper English sentence structures, when to use who and whom, various verb tenses, the importance of noun-verb agreement and proper punctuation—and much more. Proper grammar will give them a thorough understanding of the elements of grammar and equip them to navigate through formal English-language communication, such as business letters and reports, meetings, emails to clients, and formal assignments in English classes. Table of Contents Real vocabulary Real-life situations Colloquialisms Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: ...  [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]

TEFL Costa Rica - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teach English In Costa Rica 1


Teach English in Costa Rica (2) Date posted:2015-03-18 | Writer: Los Santos Learning Centers | Email: [email protected] Los Santos Learning Centers is a group of community-developed, non-profit education centers, located in the zona de Los Santos, a mountainous region two hours south of San José. We are looking for dedicated TEFL qualified volunteers interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language to students in rural communities in exchange for room, board, and the opportunity to help rural Costa Rican students improve their English in a truly unique setting. There are currently three centers in existence, located in the towns of El Empalme, Copey de Dota, and San Isidro de Leon Cortez, and our model is being replicated throughout the country. Centers are run by...  [Read more]

The Components of an Effective Lesson Plan - TEFL Blog


Thu, 30 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Components of an Effective Lesson Plan A lesson plan is a series of instructions written by the teacher on how to cover his lessonIt is also a working document to refer to during the lesson ad a record of the class content useful for future lessons or for other teachers. Table of Contents Structure Teaching Materials More Things to Consider Anticipated Problems Interaction Are you ready to take your TEFL course? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: An effective lesson plan should be flexible and open to change. How a lesson plan is written depends upon the teacher. It's complicated because it doesn't exist the perfect way to write a lesson plan. It can be formal following a specific pattern or written in the form of notes...  [Read more]

Overview of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences - TEFL Blog


Mon, 06 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Overview of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences The theory of Multiple Intelligences was developed by Howard Gardner. The theory postulates that there are many different types of intelligence, which involve different skills and ways of thinking. Gardner (1989) relied on that intelligence was divided into the following categories: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal and intrapersonal. Table of Contents Linguistic Intelligence Visual/ spatial intelligence Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence Logical-mathematical intelligence Musical intelligence Interpersonal intelligence Intrapersonal intelligence Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles:...  [Read more]

5 Anticipated Problems a TEFL teacher Should Solve - TEFL Blog


Fri, 02 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Anticipated Problems a TEFL teacher Should Solve Troubleshooting is part of the teaching experience. A typical ESL lesson always presents problems. But, other problems arise when the teacher has to face particular situations. A good ESL teacher should be capable to diagnose these usual problems and work to fix them properly. Being a new teacher isn’t easy and regardless of how trained and skilled a teacher is, facing a classroom for the first time can cause nervousness. One of the hardest parts of being a teacher is to establish a rapport student/teacher and in the case of a new group, between the students themselves. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Students’ Needs 2. Motivation 3. Class Size 4. Type of...  [Read more]

Stories in the ESL Classroom: Are They Important for Language Learning? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 05 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Stories in the ESL Classroom: Are They Important for Language Learning? For centuries, stories have been effective tools to express human being’s thoughts and experiences. Stories also have been built through generations to generations to share and connect people. Storytelling helps children’s development in a lot of ways. They help children boost their imagination and brain development, teach student language, and how to express their emotions, and improve the relationship between children and parents. Those are the reasons why teaching stories in English in early childhood is so important. Table of Contents First of all, English stories help children learn vocabulary. Complexity of Speech Imagination Exercises Next,...  [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]

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]

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...  [Read more]

The Positive Effects of Technology in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 02 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences The Positive Effects of Technology in the ESL Classroom Within the past 20 years we have seen great advancements in technology. Mobile phones and laptops that are thinner than a short novel, voice activated software systems, robotics, high speed internet etc. Much of the world is now technologically developed, but often the ESL classroom is less so. However, in many areas there has been a gradual introduction of newer, more educationally oriented forms of technology in the classroom. From the introduction of the overhead projector and cassette players to modern day equipment such as Smart Boards and laptops. So what has been the effect of this technology in language learning? Table of Contents How Technology Can Improve the Learning...  [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]

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...  [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]

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]

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...  [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]

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]

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]

Why ESA is Still the Most Effective Methodology in the English Language Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Why ESA is Still the Most Effective Methodology in the English Language Classroom Throughout my ITTT TEFL course a specific teaching concept persisted, entitled “ESA”. This methodology has been proven over several years to be effective in teaching English to students in the classroom. A precursor to this concept was “PPP” (Presentation, Practice, Production) which has been used by many teachers, though it lacks in engaging the students resulting in a less successful environment. Jeremy Harmer noticed this and in turn put forth a new and improved model, labeled “ESA”, consisting of three steps; Engage, Study, and Activate. This methodology has continued to remain relevant to this day through its...  [Read more]

Useful Methods for Teaching Vocabulary - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Useful Methods for Teaching Vocabulary Teachers often encounter difficulties in various aspects of language teaching. The main task of every teacher is to motivate and engage a student in the process of language learning. In this regard, teachers try to set a learning environment in the classrooms to be able to demonstrate and make learners stay focused on the lessons. There are different methods and approaches to learning English, and it is not always easy to choose the best one to make a lesson effective and successful. Table of Contents Why work on vocabulary? Challenges So, how do we, teachers, teach the vocabulary? ESA Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

My TEFL Course Experience - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas My TEFL Course Experience After I graduated from school, Ifromided to be a teacher. I had all the prerequisites for that profession since my childhood. I entered a university, and the department, which I chose, was Russian Language and Literature. It happened because it was affordable for me financially. Although this profession was good, I often wanted to try myself as a teacher of English too, just to not feel bored from teaching the same subject all the time. However, I did not dare to take that step, since I lacked good equipment for teaching English. This new skill quite differed from my main profession. Table of Contents The only perfect solution The application process My Impressions Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a...  [Read more]

Flashcard Games for ESL Classrooms - TEFL Blog


Thu, 11 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Flashcard Games for ESL Classrooms Most of the teachers in my school would say that the purpose of flashcards is to simply introduce grammar points, concepts, review vocabulary; and most likely, they would mention the joylessness of flashcards when teaching unmotivated students. In truth, flashcards are known for being one of the most boring ways to study. Nevertheless, there are reasons why teachers still choose flashcards for conducting lessons. Russian people say: “Repetition is a mother of learning.” I can not argue with the Russians. Indeed, repetition is crucial, but it often changes the mood of the classroom to "boring." Normally, it happens when the activities with flashcards are poorly organized, or when there...  [Read more]

ESA Methodology - What Is It and Why Should You Use It in the Classroom? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 31 Aug 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas ESA Methodology - What Is It and Why Should You Use It in the Classroom? ESA is a common methodology that teachers use when teaching students another language. It is also a large part of your TEFL certification course. By using the layout of the ESA method to plan your lessons, they will be more structured, organized and effective. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: What is ESA? The Engage Phase The Study Phase The Activate Phase Benefits of Using the ESA Method Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our ITTT graduate Casandra L. Listen to this blog post: What is ESA? ESA stands for engage, study, and activate. By...  [Read more]

What is Grammar and How to Teach it to ESL Students? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What is Grammar and How to Teach it to ESL Students? Grammar plays a very important role in learning and teaching a foreign language. What is grammar? Crystal describes grammar as “the business of taking a language to pieces, to see how it works” (as cited in Bentsen, 2017). Table of Contents Definition of Grammar Explicit Grammar Teaching Williams believes that meaning-focused instruction Communicative Approach Nunan defines communicative language teaching as Larsen-Freeman’s recommended that grammar teaching Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Meral B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent...  [Read more]

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