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How to Teach Reading to Young ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 01 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach Reading to Young ESL Students As a part of receptive skills, reading is so important that children start to read both English and Chinese books at the very beginning of their lives. Reading is a beneficial way to learn English well, especially for young learners. They can accumulate more and more vocabulary as well as the way native speakers communicate with each other by reading various kinds of books. As we all know reading a good book just like talking with a great author. Table of Contents Personal Teaching Experience Reading Techniques Parents’ Help Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Xiangnan G. Please note that...  [Read more]

How to Teach ESL Classes of Mixed Ability - TEFL Blog


Thu, 24 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach ESL Classes of Mixed Ability Students are never on the same proficiency as one another. Whether that would be in Math class, Science class, or English class. Everyone has their own abilities and own knowledge. As a teacher, this can be an exciting challenge. There are many ways that you can improve learning in your mixed-ability classroom. Table of Contents Peer Learning in Small Groups Challenge Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Bevan S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Peer Learning in Small Groups One way to do this would be to pair the more proficient...  [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]

5 Secrets How to Teach English Grammar to ESL Students Easily - TEFL Blog


Mon, 01 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 5 Secrets How to Teach English Grammar to ESL Students Easily Some learners are very interested in finding out or learning grammar rules and doing lots of grammar exercises. Others hate grammar and think it is the most boring part of learning a new language. Whatever opinion you have, however, you cannot escape from grammar. Table of Contents 1. Listening lays the foundation for learning any language, and it is the basis of all lessons 2. Watch and learn 3. Read many English books as possible 4. Know the parts of speech 5. Look for partners Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by...  [Read more]

How to Teach ESL as a Volunteer - A Complete Guide - TEFL Blog


Mon, 09 Oct 2023 Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information How to Teach ESL as a Volunteer - A Complete Guide Volunteer English teaching can take many forms and can be undertaken in a wide range of countries throughout the world. Table of Contents Why should you teach English as a volunteer? Where can you volunteer? Here are some of the available options for volunteering. a. Paid volunteer programs: b. Affordable volunteer program (starting from around $300 per week): c. Volunteer programs with pay: d. Free volunteering: Try volunteer teaching! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Why should you teach English as a volunteer? There are many reasons why volunteer teaching is a good idea. These include, but are not limited to the...  [Read more]

How to Teach the Growth Mindset in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 12 Nov 2021 Hadassah Roberts Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How to Teach the Growth Mindset in the ESL Classroom Having a growth mindset can be life-changing. As an English teacher, you can teach your students to have growth mindsets, and this will undoubtedly be very helpful to them for the rest of their lives. Table of Contents What is a Growth Mindset? Why is it Important for Students to Learn a Growth Mindset? How to Teach Students the Growth Mindset Conclusion Over to You Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! I used to have absolutely no idea what a growth mindset was, but when I learned what it actually is, I realized how much I had been missing out on. I put what I had learned into practice, and my life started to...  [Read more]

How Is it to Teach ESL at Schools: ✅ A TEFL Teacher's Experience - TEFL Blog


Thu, 04 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How Is it to Teach ESL at Schools: ✅ A TEFL Teacher's Experience As a child, I always wanted to be a teacher. I adored helping people, listening to different stories, and sharing my knowledge with others. Inside was a natural curiosity and burning desire to understand everything. As a young girl, I was unaware of how demanding, entertaining, and rewarding this profession can indeed be. Table of Contents Elementary School Language School Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Khrystsina P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily...  [Read more]

Building Reading Awareness in Children - TEFL Blog


Wed, 15 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Building Reading Awareness in Children Among my most cherished childhood memories takes me back to the moment when it was time to choose a new book to get lost in before bedtime. I was lucky enough to have a bookshelf in front of which I would sit and, I thought, let the book choose me. Sometimes the calling was immediate; sometimes it took longer. I picked up random books, read the back, and smelled them; sometimes I read the first page, anything I needed to do until I found the perfect connection. Reading was one of my favorite moments of the day. Most of the time, the book I picked would be so perfect for the moment in my life that it would take all my attention the next morning. Table of Contents My Experience Reading Activities...  [Read more]

Telling Time in English - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Telling Time in English Telling the time in English is one of the most important skills for any English learner. There are a lot of expressions and phrases used when it comes to telling the time in English and teachers need to be able to teach it in a way that makes sense to the students. Below are five simple steps for telling the time in English.   Choose which clock to use  There are two ways how you can tell the time in English: the 12-hour clock and the 24-hour clock. For the 24-hour system, you use the numbers from 0 – 23 to indicate the hours, whereas the 12-hour system useses only 1 - 12. To indicate morning or afternoon time, you use ‘am’ after the time in the morning and ‘pm’...  [Read more]

Expressing Likes and Dislikes - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Expressing Likes and Dislikes This is a fun ESL likes and dislikes activity to help you teach your students how to express preferences, likes, dislikes and favorites.   Are you interested in teaching English as a foreign language? Get your TEFL or TESOL certification with ITTT. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Past Simple Wh Questions Roll of the Dice - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Past Simple Wh Questions Roll of the Dice Here's a fun past simple Wh questions ESL game to help you teach your students how to make questions in the past simple tense.   To play the game, divide the students into pairs (A and B) and give each student a corresponding part of the worksheet and each pair two dice. Student B begins by rolling the dice and adding up the numbers rolled. Student A then formulates the past simple question that corresponds to the number on their worksheet. For example, if Student B rolls a two, Student A asks question two on their worksheet, i.e. 'What did you wear yesterday?' If Student B answers correctly, Student A crosses off the question. If Student B makes a grammatical mistake or...  [Read more]

Idioms and Slang for ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Idioms and Slang for ESL Students This paper will discuss the benefits of teaching slangs and idioms to students learning English as a second language. It posits that both are necessary to fully use and understand the language, and will look at when it would be appropriate to introduce them to different types of students and how they might be incorporated into lessons. Table of Contents What are slang and idioms? Possible challenges and ways to overcome them Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Niall M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. What are slang and idioms? Both slang and...  [Read more]

Confidence as a Skill to Teach in an ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 18 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Confidence as a Skill to Teach in an ESL Classroom This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Olga S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents What is confidence? The very first impression Celebrate even small achievements Share the classroom responsibilities between all students is also essential Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! What is confidence? Referring to the "Cambridge dictionary," "confidence" is "the quality of being certain of your abilities or of having trust in people, plans or the future." Another...  [Read more]

3 Steps for Teaching ESL Vocabulary Effectively - TEFL Blog


Wed, 17 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 3 Steps for Teaching ESL Vocabulary Effectively Words are an essential part of the structure of English sentences. If we want to speak English as a foreign language, we need to know new words and even progress. Considering a student who needs to know and learn new words as a teacher, we have to answer this question "What impressive ways do you have in teaching ESL vocabulary?" Table of Contents To effectively acquire new ESL vocabulary, students must go through four essential stages: 1. Noticing and understanding new words Introducing nouns, things, objects, animals, etc. Introducing adjectives Introducing abstracts 2. Recognizing new words Bingo Matching 3. Producing ESL vocabulary Descriptions...  [Read more]

How to Choose Lesson Materials for Cross-Classroom TEFL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Thu, 04 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How to Choose Lesson Materials for Cross-Classroom TEFL Teaching Different classes have different requirements for appropriate teaching materials. These requirements are influenced by several factors, such as the class's skill level, age, ability, a native language they speak, and the unique problems native speakers of that language have when learning English. Cultural factors also need to be taken into account. Course material could become problematic in a classroom if they deal with family relationships or gender so that a country's particular culture or the students may find it inappropriate. Table of Contents Students' Level and Ability Additional Materials Age Group Students' Mother Tongue Are...  [Read more]

5 Best Approaches to Teaching Grammar to Young ESL Learners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 19 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 5 Best Approaches to Teaching Grammar to Young ESL Learners English is not the native language of those who begin to learn English. For children in Vietnam as a country using English as a second language, learning English grammar is difficult for children to learn. So how to teach children grammar effectively and children remember and use it most naturally. Table of Contents 1. Learn grammar through games: 2. Practice: 3. Learning English in a mixed and systematic way: 4. Set up groups, create environments for children to read and write. 5. Simplify, review and edit: Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Would You Rather Teach One-to-One or a Group? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on teaching ESL one-to-one or a group. ✅ Read this article to learn the key-points. A Patchwork Example Lesson Plan For Teaching Productive and Receptive Skills | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their example patchwork lesson...  [Read more]

Cultural Awareness and Inclusive Learning in ESL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Thu, 18 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Cultural Awareness and Inclusive Learning in ESL Teaching Urban education can be described as a complicated topic for school reformists in America. With critical issues, such as inadequate funding, lack of resources, and uncertified teachers, the myriad of problems with public education has reached a new high. Many big-city public education systems have turned into melting pots by bringing together members of different racial, social, economic, and ethnic groups. Table of Contents The problem of Public Education American Educational Scheme Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by...  [Read more]

How to Approach Lesson Planning to Develop Independent Problem Solving - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Approach Lesson Planning to Develop Independent Problem Solving Abstraction is in essence, the formation of broader, and more difficult and subjective systems from inputs. It is a concept that can be applied to the four language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. As an idea becomes more abstract and subjective, it requires more information and becomes more difficult to answer. Some of the easiest and least abstract pieces of language are simple Yes/No statements and questions. “Do you like ice-cream?” “Yes, I do.” “No, I don’t.” A more difficult question might be, “Who likes ice-cream?” More difficult still would be, “Why do you like ice-cream?”...  [Read more]

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Hadassah Roberts Hadassah Roberts is an English teacher who has lived in remote Alaska most of her life. Sheloves to travel and write, but she most enjoys teaching. She finds herself the happiest and with the truest sense of fulfillment when she is with lots of smiling, energetic, and eager-to-learn children! Read my articles Top Tips for English Teachers for Dealing with Contentions between their Co-workers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Hadassah Roberts Destinations TEFL Information We are all human. Let’s face it. Arguments, miscommunications, and considerations are inevitable. Here are some great tips how you as an English teacher can deal with contentions with your co-workers. How to Live in a Dry Cabin - Survival tactics for the English Teacher living in Remote Places | ITTT | TEFL...  [Read more]

Teaching Speaking in an ESL Kindergarten - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Speaking in an ESL Kindergarten In teaching kindergarten level students, I find that three important aspects must be included in every lesson. Each lesson must contain parts that allow the students to “warm-up” their English skills, they must also have a chance to drill the vocabulary and target language, and lastly, the classes must have activities that give the students a chance to practice using their vocabulary and target language in a relatable activity. Table of Contents Beginning of the class Methodology Active stage Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Rebecca S. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

5 Steps to Teaching the Degrees of Comparison in an ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Nov 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 5 Steps to Teaching the Degrees of Comparison in an ESL Classroom ESL students face the rules for the degrees of comparison early on in their English learning path. However, this topic may become daunting and lead to constant mistakes later on due to problems like confusing different degrees, doubling up, formulating unbalanced comparisons, etc. Table of Contents What Are Adjectives? For example: Adjective Degrees Irregular Comparative Syllable Bonus Rule For example, let's take a positive adjective slow: Do you want to develop your ESL teaching career? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! In this blog post, you will learn five easy steps...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Rapport With Students From Day 1 | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on rapport-building techniques. How Should Teachers Analyze Their Work? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the importance of self-analysis in teaching. Effective Ways to Teach ESL to Younger Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles How to Teach Reading to Young ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the ways to teach reading to ESL kids. Pros and Cons to Know Students' Native Language | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of knowing students native language. The Importance of Utilizing Different Roles in The Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Storytelling as a Part of Learning English as a Second Language in Early Childhood | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their personal experience of teaching ESL students with the help of storytelling. ✅ Read this article to learn the key-points and reasons for using storytelling in the ESL/EFL classroom. Why Reading is a Skill to Teach in ESL Education | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles 1st Language vs. 2nd Language Acquisition: How and TEFL Instructors Must Learn from the First to Better Teach the Second | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this article, our TEFL graduate considers the principles of language acquisition. English Students’ Favorite Flashcard Activities | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their personal ideas of interesting and engaging activities. The Importance of Friendship in an ESL Classroom Elizaveta...  [Read more]

Unusual Ways To Find ESL Students Online - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Unusual Ways to Find ESL Students Online   Find ESL Students Online: Do you want to teach online but don't know how to find students? Check out this live stream where our TEFL expert Liza will share helpful tips on promoting yourself over the internet and getting clients as a freelance teacher. #TEFL#BestTEFL #TeachEnglishOnline Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: bit.ly/37gs5vO What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: bit.ly/36ma2Fg Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: bit.ly/3ltqt73 Teach English online from anywhere you want: bit.ly/3ltqEPL Join in my FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/928023481332528 Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

How To Apply TEFL Course knowledge During Your First Lesson In China - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 May 2019 Mark Crocker Destinations Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How To Apply TEFL Course knowledge During Your First Lesson In China Teaching in a foreign country is a dream for many people who are passionate about education. However, it can be confusing and scary thinking about teaching in a country with a culture and language that you are not familiar with. However, as long as you are a qualified, professional and patient teacher, you should have nothing to worry about. Teaching in a country like China might seem like a big challenge at first, however, there are many techniques and teaching methods that a professional teacher can apply during the lesson to ensure a successful outcome. So, the question is: How can a teacher apply what they have learned during a TEFL...  [Read more]

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Federico Riva Read my articles Ways to Keep ESL Students Engaged After the Lesson | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Do you want your new students to come back again? Do you want students to do homework? Are you looking for fun activities for your online classes? In this live stream, we will look at how to engage and motivate English learners outside the classroom at 100%. Live Session: Overview of All the Documents You Will Need to Teach English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog Federico Riva Budget and Salary TEFL Information Teaching Ideas One area that often causes unnecessary stress when planning to teach English abroad is ensuring you have all the documents you will need to make the move. This live session will cover the process so that nothing...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles 5 Reasons Why You Should Teach English in South Korea | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Destinations South Korea is a popular teaching destination that has one of the largest EFL job markets in the world. Whether you are interested in working for a public or private school, you will find great salaries and benefits in South Korea. Here are 5 reasons why you should teach English in South Korea. Teaching English Abroad: What's Next? - How To Advance In Your EFL Career | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Teaching English as a foreign language is a...  [Read more]

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