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7 Great Resources for Teaching Business English - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Business students are most likely already familiar with using computers and particularly the Internet for learning English. The Internet can provide a teacher with an enormous array of teaching resources from non-authentic and authentic materials to lesson plans and ideas. Here are 7 great resources for teaching business English at no cost to the teacher! Listen to this blog post: Busy Teacher AnnualReports Infoplease VOA Learning English BBC Learning English Are you ready to start your adventure and 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 Shannon S. This is a website that features hundreds of free online...  [Read more]

Top 8 Resources for Researching Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information So you want to move abroad to teach English and explore a new culture? That's great - but how do you get started? At first, the process of finding a teaching position abroad can seem like a daunting task. Where are the highest teacher salaries? Is it better to teach at a private or public school? Which country hires teachers in advance? China is the largest EFL market worldwide - but is it also the right choice for me? 1. ITTT Country Guides 2. ITTT FAQs 3. Your Local Library or Bookstore 4. Online Forums and Facebook Groups 5. ITTT Alumni Experiences 6. Blogs Written By Real Teachers Abroad 7. ESL Job Boards and Recruitment Agencies 8. ITTT Advisors Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Finding out which...  [Read more]

Top 8 Resources for Researching Teaching English Abroad - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

guys hello linda here from itt hope you are doing well today um thanks so much for joining today's live stream and as you can see today we're talking about this way top eight resources for finding the right teaching destination that's the topic for today i hope um you're going to enjoy it it's probably going to take about 30 to 40 minutes and then as always at the end there will be a q a part so you will be able to ask your own questions at that time but also feel free to just leave your comments as we go we are live on facebook and on youtube at the same time and if you can see me if you can hear me if you are there please please just leave a quick hi in the comment box that would really mean a lot and then i can see that somebody is here and i'm not just talking to myself that would be...  [Read more]

Where to Find Teaching Resources? ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Starting your first teaching job can be a nerve wracking experience for any newly qualified teacher. With any luck you will find yourself working in a well equipped school with a set curriculum and all the resources you’ll need readily available. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some schools may not even have a chalkboard for you to use let alone the latest IWB hooked up to the students’ iPads. In this case it is important for a teacher to know where to look for appropriate materials for their classes, whether it is to supplement those resources already provided or to start a course from scratch. If you know that you are headed to a school with limited resources before you leave home,and this could be the case for anyone volunteering in...  [Read more]

What are some useful ESL teaching resource books? - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas The market for ESL teaching books is very large and all the major publishers have some form of involvement in the production and selling of these resources. There are many different types of books and resources that are used in ESL teaching and we will consider three main categories.1) General teaching theory books2) ESL book series3) Activity resource books General teaching theory books ESL book series Activity Resource books Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! As an ESL teacher unless you spend your entire career teaching kindergarten, you are going to have to teach English grammar. There are many books that cover this well and you...  [Read more]

The Best Resources For Finding A TEFL/TESOL Job - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  You completed your TEFL/TESOL course - now how do you find that dream teaching job? In this live event, TEFL expert Linda goes over the best strategies and resources for finding a TEFL/TESOL job. #TEFL #BestTEFL #TeachEnglish Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: Teach English online from anywhere you want: Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Where to Find Materials for Online English Lessons - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello hello welcome to the weekly ITTT session my name is lisa and i'm glad um that some people have been joining already so um i hope everything works smooth here and you can hear me clearly and see me well if not if anything goes wrong please let me know in the comment section uh so that i could fix it quickly and i'm happy to j uh i'm happy to welcome you here today thanks for coming to this session today we are going to talk about a vital topic of lesson materials i know that many people still struggle uh looking for resources and contents for the lessons so um this is something i want to dwell upon today and uh just while we are waiting for some more people to join us please let me know where are you guys tuning in from um i'm located in the euro region of russia in yekaterinburg...  [Read more]

Tips & Resources for LGBTQIA+ English Teachers Abroad - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Destinations TEFL Information Teaching abroad is an exciting and enriching opportunity for anyone, but as an LGBT individual, there are additional challenges and considerations to keep in mind. Moving to a new country means adjusting to a different culture and navigating questions about discrimination, safety, coming out, and handling public displays of affection. While there has been significant progress in LGBT rights globally, including the legalization of same-sex marriage in more countries, there is still work to be done. Therefore, finding a place to teach abroad that is accepting and welcoming to the LGBT community becomes crucial. LGBTQIA+ Friendly EFL Destinations Spain: A Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Destination for Teaching English Abroad Thailand: Embracing Diversity...  [Read more]

Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Even experienced teachers have difficulty sometimes thinking of new ways to plan and deliver their lessons. The following list gives a set of 'go to' resources, for new and experienced teacher alike, to use for ideas and activities. These examples have been chosen on the basis that they are actually useful, saving teacher time when looking for lesson ideas and materials at all levels and in a wide variety of teaching situationsEach of the websites indicated were correct for the time of writing. You may need to find alternatives if domain names have changed. Also be aware that over time, popular free website resources are sometimes later monetized, either partly or in full. The British Council The Internet ESL Journal ThoughtCo...  [Read more]

Top Online Lesson Plan Resources for New and Advanced Teachers - TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker Teaching Ideas For many new and experienced EFL teachers, one of the most challenging aspects of their career is coming up with lesson plans that are both engaging and effective. Even if your employer provides a specific textbook to follow as a curriculum, you will often find that this can be rather dull for the students unless you spice things up by adding in some fun and original ideas from an outside source. By searching online you will find a huge amount of sites offering all manner of resources of varying quality and relevance. To save you the hassle of searching through them all, we have listed our 5 favorite websites that you can use to find quality lesson plans free of charge. Using English ESL Galaxy British Council Bogglesworld/Lanternfish Listen to this...  [Read more]

What Books to Use: An Overview of The ESL Teaching Materials - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hey everybody it's lisa here and i'm super glad to welcome you to the weekly live stream by itt um if you don't know me yet um once again my name is lisa and i'm a non-native english teacher from russia i've been working online primarily since 2020 and today um i would like to reach out to you and tell you about um some esl course books uh to pick out for your uh teaching i'm not going to dig into details i'm just going to briefly present my approach how i choose the most appropriate materials but anyways i hope that this topic um will be interesting and helpful so uh stay tuned uh and um let me know that you hear and see me clearly because uh right now i i can see that there are seven people watching but i'm not sure if my equipment works well so uh we've got this comment section uh...  [Read more]

Can I learn a foreign language while teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Certainly! Teaching English abroad uniquely positions you for rapid foreign language acquisition. Immersion in a new culture, surrounded by native speakers daily, is one of the most effective methods to grasp a language. As an English teacher abroad, every interaction - from daily errands to classroom engagements - becomes an invaluable opportunity to hone your linguistic abilities. What are the benefits of learning a foreign language when teaching English abroad? Can I learn Chinese while teaching English abroad? Can I learn Arabic while teaching English abroad? Can I learn Spanish while teaching English abroad? Can I learn French while teaching English abroad? What other languages can I learn while teaching English abroad? Embracing a foreign language while teaching English...  [Read more]

Benefits and Challenges of Personalized Language Learning through 1-to-1 Teaching - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In the realm of education, the debate between one-to-one teaching and traditional classroom settings continues to thrive. The advantages of tailoring lessons to suit individual needs, nurturing confidence, and forging strong teacher-student relationships are enticing, yet the downsides of limited peer interaction and potential constraint on exposure to diverse learning styles must not be overlooked. Pros of One-to-One Teaching Tailored Learning for Individual Needs Building Confidence and Motivation Enhanced Teacher-Student Relationship Accelerated Learning and Continuous Assessment Cons of One-to-One Teaching Limited Peer Interaction and Collaboration Reduced Exposure to Diverse Learning Styles Challenges for Teachers in...  [Read more]

The Struggles of Teaching Difficult English Language Patterns - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas There are many different types of peculiarities when concerning the English language, and this essay is aimed at the difficulties in teaching those peculiarities to learners that are not fluent in the English language. It can be difficult for native English speakers to progressively learn the subtle nuances as children graduating to young adults and navigating complexities of the language as adults; deciphering whether or not these peculiarities warrant further investigation or retention based on usage and context. These oddities of the English language can be exponentially more difficult for those attempting to learn the English language as a second language, having fully grasped the complexities of their own language only to have to navigate the...  [Read more]

How Learning Languages Help Me In Teaching - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences I have had the opportunity to study several foreign languages, some in a formal setting, some self-taught. Through my personal experiences learning other languages, I have developed some insights into language learning. I would like to describe some of my experienc| ITTT | TEFL Bloges, and some of my thoughts on what I have learned from them, and from this course. How I started learning languages How my job influenced the language interest Challenges of learning on your own Benefits of the ESA teaching approach How to distinguish a skilled teacher Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kim T. My first experience in language learning began at age...  [Read more]

Mastering the Language of Healing: The Vitality of Teaching Medical English Abroad - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Learning English as a foreign language in healthcare has become increasingly common and essential due to globalization and the growing demand for healthcare professionals in diverse settings. This article emphasizes the significance of teaching Medical English and highlights the need for qualified instructors with a medical background. The Impact of Language Proficiency in Healthcare Developing Students' Language Proficiency Incorporating Authentic Materials Cultural Competence in Healthcare Advancement Opportunities for Healthcare Workers Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Disclaimer: The views and opinions...  [Read more]

Two Main Ways of Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Vocabulary has a direct impact on written and spoken language comprehension. All students come to school with differences in their vocabulary knowledge, and part of teaching them how to be successful in English is to teach them vocabulary. Vocabulary development plays a critical role in helping English language learners increase their ability to communicate in the receptive and expressive domains in English. This is why vocabulary must be explicitly and systematically taught. Learn how to teach vocabulary effectively with a TEFL course today! Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gina A. Research suggests the following three big ideas about teaching and learning new words: Also read: 4 Super...  [Read more]

A Journey in English Teaching: From Language School to Personalized Success - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Drawing on my substantial personal teaching experience, I naturally gravitated toward this topic for a summative task. Throughout my six years of teaching English, I have encountered various settings, approaches, and challenges. Here, I recount my journey from a language school to one-on-one tutoring, highlighting my evolving teaching methods, materials, and strategies. From Language School to One-on-One Teaching Embracing One-on-One Tutoring Crafting Engaging Lessons Interactive Learning and Progress Evolving with Proficiency Shaping Language Skills Insights from Teaching Individual Students Tailoring Learning to Individual Needs Focusing on Adult Learners Crafting a Unique Teaching Methodology Expanding Knowledge with...  [Read more]

Top 5 Tips: How to Learn a New Language When Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Destinations TEFL Information Teaching English abroad is an exciting adventure for many and it offers plenty of opportunities for traveling, exploring a new culture and making new friends from around the world. While you do not need to speak any language other than English to be a successful teacher, many people choose to embrace the opportunity to learn a foreign language while teaching English overseas. 1. Take Language Classes 2. Participate in Language Exchanges 3. Learn Verbs! 4. Go Exploring on Your Own 5. Don't Be Afraid to Make Mistakes Listen to this blog post Are you ready for your adventure abroad? Related Articles: Being able to speak the language of the country you are choosing to live and work in not only makes your life there a lot easier, but it will also...  [Read more]

TEFL Costa Rica - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ English Language Teaching Assistants Needed For School In Costa Rica

Date posted:2020-06-13 | Writer: International Schools Partnership | Email: [email protected] International Schools Partnership are currently recruiting Graduate Learning Assistants for our schools in Costa Rica. Successful applicants will be appointed to a school on a fixed-term basis for the academic year. This is an ideal position for recently qualified EFL teachers. After successful completion of the programme, GLAs may be able to apply for and complete an iPGCE at one of our schools with a view to becoming a permanent teacher.The GLA programme has been specifically designed to provide recent graduates who are interested in a teaching career with the opportunity to work as teaching assistants in our international schools. It’s the perfect opportunity for those looking to...  [Read more]

170-hr course in Teaching English as a foreign language with online specialization with tutor support (for teaching abroad & online) - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

    170-hr TEFL Certificate with tutor (Specialization in Teaching Online) Our 170-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Online Specialization has been designed for those who would like to gain a qualification to enter the TEFL/TESOL employment market and wish to maximize their options. Through this course we will give you the knowledge and skills needed to teach English in both classroom and online settings. The course is taken in two parts: First, our 120-hour certification is completed. This is followed by a further 50-hours of study looking at the particular skills needed to teach English online. One added benefit of the course is that on completion you will gain access to a unique graduate network, connecting you to ITTT alumni currently employed by many of the...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - English Grammar Past Simple Teaching Ideas 2 Teaching English Second Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  In this video for a teaching English second language teaching idea the students are given a sheet of paper with a series of pictures and each picture has a prompt with complicated verb structure as well as irregular verbs. The students will have to look at the prompts and order the pictures so as to make a story in the past simple tense. For higher level students you could remove the prompts and leave it up to them to create their own story. Teaching English as a second language is an increasingly popular career move. Not only do get the opportunity to help a variety of people around the world achieve their language learning goals but you also get to experience what it is like to live in another culture, often quite different to your own, which is always a rewarding experience. To...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Classroom Management For Teaching English As A Foreign Language Giving Instructions - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Our next consideration is that of giving instructions to our students. In order for those students to effectively carry out an activity, we need to make sure we have given clear and unambiguous instructions. It's also very important to check that the students understand the activity before you start. If you've done that work correctly then the teacher shouldn't need to say anything once an activity has started because the students are very clear about what they're supposed to be doing. So some ideas when giving instructions. As we've mentioned use simple language. Secondly, rather than trying to explain an activity, then do a demonstration which is visual. Thirdly, try to use wherever possible common words that come up within every activity. These would be things like ?look?,...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Classroom Management For Teaching English As A Foreign Language Grouping Students - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  Our next consideration is going to be how we actually group our students. There are perhaps three types of grouping arrangements that we can consider and within those we'll have a look at the potential positive and negatives of those particular arrangements. So firstly, what arrangements can we use? We could arrange our group as a whole class so all of their activities will be done as a whole class. They could be working as individuals and the final grouping arrangement we'll consider is that of small groups or indeed the use of pair work. So for each of these types of arrangements what are the potential positive and negatives with that type of arrangement? For the whole class certainly one of the main positive features is that it gives that class a sense of belonging. Secondly the...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Classroom Management For Teaching English As A Foreign Language Classroom Arrangement - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  The dynamics of classroom interaction is often dictated by the arrangement of the classroom itself and the way in which the classroom is arranged could depend upon a number of factors and they might include things such as the age of the students, so for example we're unlikely to have the same arrangement for adult learners as we would have for young learners. It could also depend upon the actual physical space available. The physical space may determine how we have to arrange our classroom to maximize the opportunity for interaction and so forth. It will also depend on what material is available and by material in this case we're talking about the actual desks and chairs and so on and so forth. Perhaps the final thing we might put here is that it could also depend upon the...  [Read more]

Revolutionizing Foreign Language Teaching Methodology: Why ESA Was The Best Thing I Learned About in My TEFL Course - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The best thing I have learned from this TEFL course is that teaching methodology is no longer dominated by the framework of translation/grammar-based learning, but newer, more holistic methods are starting to be used by teachers, such as the ESA method. Considering Language Structure A New Methodology Learned My Findings Are you ready to take your TEFL course? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Leslie H. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Grammar/translation learning primarily uses the practice of finding equivalents of the students' language in their target language. One of my main criticisms of this method is the...  [Read more]

How Teaching Slang and Idioms Can Help Students Understand the Context and Connotations Surrounding the English Language - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Throughout this course, it was mentioned that language does not happen in isolation. It is a product of the various aspects of culture, values, and context that make up the environment in which the language is used. Language can be used in vastly diverse and varied manners, and within different contexts have unique meanings. In the same way, slang and idioms are created based on specific contexts that exist within a society or group within a culture. Cultural Awareness Creativity and Fun Motivation Aspect Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Temi O. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Proverbs,...  [Read more]

Teaching a Multilingual Classroom: The Importance of Understanding Basic, Building Block Language Concepts - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teachers of English as a Foreign Language are often native English speakers. As such, there are many language concepts, especially grammatical ones, that are subconsciously understood due to having learned them in early childhood. One of the most important parts of TEFL training is relearning these concepts from the perspective of one who does not speak English. This can often be one of the most revelatory parts of the process as it can be disconcerting to uncover seemingly unfamiliar concepts and rules to language one already know perfectly. In a monolingual class, this can sometimes be remedied by relating vocabulary and concepts to the students' native language. In a multilingual classroom, a classroom whose students do not all share the same native...  [Read more]

How Can Knowledge of First Language Acquisition Aid Successful Second Language Acquisition? - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Successful acquisition of a first language (otherwise known as an L1) has almost a 100% success rate. Aside from a few people that are unable to read or write everyone can communicate fluently in their L1. Successful acquisition of a second language, however, does not occur nearly as often. Why is this so and can anything be learned from first language learning to improve second language fluency. Variations in the English Language Form Language Acquisition Process Second Language Acquisition Process Teaching Ways Children and Language Acquisition Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Rebekah I. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

The Difference between Formal and Non-Formal Language - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences When approaching formal and non-formal language it's imperative to keep in mind that people are by nature designed to be different, therefore arguing which is more important is a waste of time. Based on cultural upbringing and life experience both play an important role in regards to teaching a student. Formal and informal language are used daily, though, both habituate different societal spaces and their ratios change. Either can bleed into each other when language becomes really interesting. The Use Of Formal Language The Use Of Non-Formal Language Things to Keep in Mind Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our ITTT graduate Thomas H. Defined simply formal language avoids "I",...  [Read more]

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