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Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Places In Town Worksheets Here is a worksheet practicing different places in town for your ESL students. It's ideal for teaching kids and beginner ESL students learning about buildings and places in town.   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]

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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 How Teaching Slang Can Benefit Your ESL Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences In this post, an ITTT course graduate gives their opinion on why teaching slang can benefit your ESL students in the long run! The Two Most Common Learning Difficulties For English Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This article was written by an ITTT TEFL course graduate who shares their thoughts on the two most common learning problems for English languages. What You Need To Know When Teaching Beginner Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog ...  [Read more]

The Main Principles of Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Main Principles of Teaching Beginners Whom a student is defined within about same parameters by different sources. The Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary also has two definitions of the word student. Table of Contents The Basis of the Article Useful Tips Program Core Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: The Merriam Webster dictionary (online) has two definitions of students which are as reproduced below: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate PAUL D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The Basis of the Article For this summative assignment, the second definition by the Merriam-Webster and Collins COBUILD...  [Read more]

How to Adjust Your Teaching to the Needs of the Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Sun, 12 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Adjust Your Teaching to the Needs of the Beginner Students As the term beginner students refers to the level of students knowledge, I have decided to focus on beginner level in different age groups. Therefore, this essay will be divided into teaching beginner young students and beginner adults. My definition of a beginner student is the following: regardless of age, this is a learner with very little or no previous knowledge of the English language. However, there are certain things we should aim to know about every age group: Table of Contents Teaching beginner young students Group 1 – beginners ages 5-9 Group 2 – beginners ages 9-13 Teaching adult beginner learners Are you ready to teach abroad? Related...  [Read more]

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The World Of TEFL and TESOL Explained Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Top 10 Tips When Teaching Beginners Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas This blog post outlines some of the best tips to use with your various beginner classes. Ideas about keeping them motivated and keeping them using the language are covered. Try these ideas with your beginners. Never Fear! 7 Ways to Prevent Confusion in the Classroom Shakira Moss TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Do you want to work as a teacher? These 7 tips to prevent confusion for your students will make a huge difference in your classroom! Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas This blog post outlines the five most common types of...  [Read more]

What should I teach English beginners? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What should I teach English beginners? When teaching English to absolute beginners, it is pivotal to start with foundational elements. Begin with essential vocabulary - items like family names, household objects, basic adjectives, and common places. Introduce them to subject pronouns, commonly used verbs, and foundational sentence structures. While the challenge is real, many English teachers find this level especially rewarding. Remember, every word they grasp is a significant achievement, so using engaging and interactive methods can make the learning process enjoyable and effective. Table of Contents How do I start teaching English to total beginners? How do I teach English pronunciation to total beginners? How do I quickly build vocabulary for complete beginner students of English?...  [Read more]

Strategies of Teaching ESL Groups Effectively - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Strategies of Teaching ESL Groups Effectively There are different types of classes. We will be teaching and adults and children. Let's take a more detailed look into each group. ESL teachers are often working with beginners; however, some people could have been exposed to English previously. We can refer to these students as 'false beginners.' This subgroup could include adults who have learned the language before and may have forgotten it without consistent use. Adults beginners may tend to be more motivated than young beginner learners because adults make the decision to study English by themselves. Children may be told to learn and externally motivated by parents or family members. We should keep in mind that a beginner without...  [Read more]

What is a Beginner EFL Student and How Do You Teach Them? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 09 Feb 2021 Mark Crocker Teaching Ideas What is a Beginner EFL Student and How Do You Teach Them? When you decide to take a TEFL certification course with the intention of teaching English abroad, in your home country, or online, it is difficult to know who you will actually end up teaching. Once you have finished your training you could end up teaching primary aged children, teenagers, or adults. They could be from any country worldwide and they could be at any level of English language from beginner to advanced level. In many ways it is a bit of a lottery, so you should ensure you are ready to deal with all types of environments. After a while most teachers develop a preference for the type of student they prefer to teach, however, the beginner EFL student is often the most...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers How to Organize Students With Learning Difficulties Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas There are students with learning difficulties almost in every classroom. Our TEFL graduate explains how to organize your work effectively. Strategies for Teaching Beginner Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Every students' age group is different and requires a special approach. In this blog post, our TEFL graduate suggests how to organize your work with beginners. The Teaching Craftsmanship: My Experience Teaching English in Russia Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their experience of working in Russia. Why Course Structure and Development in a Business English Setting Is Important ...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The Most Effective Strategies to Teach Reading Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching reading can be daunting. In this blog post, our TEFL alumna shares their effective ideas on teaching reading. Best Practices for Planning Classroom Activities When Teaching Receptive Skills Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, you will find ideas on the most effective activities for teaching receptive skills. Unique Challenges and Advantages of Teaching Beginner English Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by our TEFL graduate who shares their thoughts on teaching beginners. Important Personal Qualities for English Teachers Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL...  [Read more]

What should I teach English beginners? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What should I teach English beginners? If you have never taught English to complete novices before, the prospect of spending an entire lesson speaking with students who don't comprehend a single word you say may seem frightening. Teaching absolute beginners differs from teaching other courses, as any ESL teacher will tell you. It can be difficult, but it may also be one of the most enjoyable and gratifying language levels to teach. Every new word your students learn is important at this level, and the greatest approach to teaching it is to be as creative and funny as possible. How do I start teaching English to total beginners? Generally, teaching the letters and numbers should be one of your first priorities. You will lay a solid foundation for everything else your students will learn by...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Reasons to Build Confidence in Your ESL Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Confidence is important for both students and teachers. Our TEFL graduate explains how to help students work on confidence in the ESL class. The World Status of English and Its Influence Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers the problem of English spread around the world. How do Different Groups of Students Learn Grammar? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar is daunting for many students. It happens especially due to different ways of acquiring it. Our TEFL graduate overviews the most common styles of learning grammar. Traditional and Modern Games Used in The Classroom Elizaveta Pachina ...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers My Experience in Child Development Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Child development is important in terms of language acquisition. Our TEFL graduate dwells upon this point. The Best Strategies for Reducing Teacher Talk Time Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Our TEFL graduate shares their ideas on TTT reduction in this blog post. How to Teach Receptive Skills in The Classroom Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching receptive skills is crucial for ESL classes. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the point. Vietnamese Pronunciation Problems in English Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate shares their experience of teaching Vietnamese students and tells about challenges they have...  [Read more]

Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Top 10 Tips When Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 04 Feb 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Top 10 Tips When Teaching Beginners Regardless of which type of beginner class you are teaching here are my top ten tips for the teaching of beginners. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic 1: Keep it simple 2: Be visual not verbal 3: Keep them talking 4: Repeat Repeat Repeat 5: Use pairwork 6: Praise often 7: Teach to their needs 8: Be patient 9: Play games 10: Don’t overcorrect Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Watch the video about this topic 1: Keep it simple The first thing is to keep it simple, you have to remember when teaching beginners that your language...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 732


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 Unique Challenges and Advantages of Teaching Beginner English Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by our TEFL graduate who shares their thoughts on teaching beginners. Important Personal Qualities for English Teachers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the teaching qualities needed in an ESL classroom. How Can Teachers Motivate Students and Why is it Important? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina ...  [Read more]

All You Need to Know About Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas All You Need to Know About Teaching Beginners Teaching English to beginners is a challenge for new and experienced ESL teachers. Although with proper planning, materials, getting the students engaged and motivated in the lessons can make teaching English to beginners fun and rewarding especially when your students start to get the hang of it. It’s a great feeling to see them move from having absolutely no knowledge of English to be able to speak basic English. A few things to think about. Talking a lot is just going to waste your time and leave you frustrated. Two keep your lessons fun with as much talk time as possible for the students, allowing them to practice what they are learning in a fun environment. Always praise your...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers What are The Best Speaking Activities for Mixed-Ability Classrooms? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL graduate shares their ideas on activities for mixed-ability classrooms. "Has the Cat Got Your Tongue?": Teaching Slang and Idioms Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching slang and idioms can be difficult but rather important. Our TEFL graduate explains the importance of this language point. Same, but Different: The Differences Between Teaching High-School and University Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers several differences between high-school and university students. The Benefits of Implementing Songs and Music in the ESL Classes 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 The Ways Parents Help Students in Learning Languages | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate considers several ways on how parents can support students in ESL practice. Why English is Unique Linguistically and Geographically | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English has been having a global status for many years. In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers some specific features. Comparing Online and On-site TEFL Courses | ITTT | TEFL Blog ...  [Read more]

The Importance of Different Students’ Profiles - TEFL Blog


Wed, 14 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Different Students’ Profiles Every student requires something different to learn English successfully. Aside from one-on-one lessons, teachers usually will not have the time to dedicate extensive attention to each student, though. Not every English-learner will be given a unique lesson catered to their needs. However, teachers can develop plans that fit best for general types of students based on their profiles. Factors such as students' age, language level, and motivation for learning helps teachers identify a student profile and thus develop the best lessons to get them engaged. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Beginners Young students Motivation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 456


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 Does a Teacher Successfully Manage a Classroom? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The problem of classroom management is relevant to many teachers both experienced and inexperienced. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to work it through. Why Is English Challenging to Learn for Japanese Students? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate answers the question "Why is it challenging to Japanese native speakers to learn English?". Teaching Beginner...  [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 The Main Principles of Teaching Beginner Students | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of teaching beginners. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts and ideas. Important Qualities Needed to be a Successful English Teacher | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to qualities important for English teachers. The Challenges of a Teacher Based on My Experience | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our...  [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 Common English Pronunciation Issues for Native Italian Speakers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This article was written by our TEFL graduate shares their experience of working with Italian students. The Principles of Motivating in the ESL Class | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Motivating students is extremely important. How to do it successfully? Read in this blog post. Why Phonetics and Phonology are Fundamental for Pronunciation | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching...  [Read more]

Three Typical Pronunciation Problems for Japanese ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Three Typical Pronunciation Problems for Japanese ESL Students According to a study by scholars and experts in the field of linguistics, more specifically in the article of Riney & Anderson-Hsieh from International Christian University, the native language (L1) is a good predictor of pronunciation accuracy in English as researched by Suter in 1976. In the same article, it was mentioned that a subsequent study by Purcell and Suter in 1980, found that non-native speakers who are most likely to pronounce English (L2) poorly, fit the profile in Japanese ESL students. Table of Contents 1. /L/ and /R/ sound 2. /ng/ sound 3. /th/ Fricatives Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was...  [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 What is Motivation and How does it Influence Students? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the problem of motivation. My Experience in Child Development | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Child development is important in terms of language acquisition. Our TEFL graduate dwells upon this point. The Best Strategies for Reducing Teacher Talk Time | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Our TEFL graduate shares their ideas on TTT reduction...  [Read more]

Awesome Insights into Teaching Italian Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Mar 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences Awesome Insights into Teaching Italian Beginner Students When starting a career in teaching, regardless of age,gender and nationality, a prospective teacher should always bear in mind one fundamental skill:patience. This particular talent is what I personally believe distinguishes a competent teacher from the incompetent one, and is crucial in establishing the overall success of each and every student. So, how patient should teachers be and, particularly, how patient should the teachers at beginner levels be? Table of Contents The influence of the student’s first language Problems with possessives, prepositions and plurals Knowing when to correct Patience is key Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by...  [Read more]

Tips for Teaching Different Types of English Learning Groups - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Tips for Teaching Different Types of English Learning Groups There are many types of English learning groups and each group requires different teaching techniques. In my opinion, English learners can be divided into 2 groups: beginners and English learners for specific purposes. Beginners can be students who have no English at all or know a few simple structures. They can be children or adults. English learners for specific purposes are students who have a basic English level and want to achieve their specific aims of learning. Table of Contents Young Beginners Adult Beginners English Learners for Specific Purposes Conversation Learners Business Students Examination Classes Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related...  [Read more]

It's Not Rocket Science: Teaching Slang and Figurative Speech in English Classrooms - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas It's Not Rocket Science: Teaching Slang and Figurative Speech in English Classrooms Understanding the use of slang in a different language is a benchmark for fluency. Once a speaker is able to navigate society by listening and speaking slang, they are better able to assimilate among native speakers. But whether or not colloquial speech has a place in English classrooms is debated among teachers. While formal English takes precedence in many classes, teaching slang can be important depending on students’ reasons for learning English and their experience with the language. Incorporating slang can also be a motivational tool for teaching disengaged students. Table of Contents Get to Know Your Students Consider Their Level and...  [Read more]

5 Important Things When Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Important Things When Teaching Beginner Students I am an English teacher. I am teaching beginner students who are aged from 3 years and a half to 8 years old. My students are very young learners who normally have shorter attention spans, and have not even completely mastered their mother tongue. They are generally amenable to fun games, singing, and drawing. For my students, they start from zero knowledge of English to a very basic knowledge that cannot be quickly or easily activated, but with these levels, success is easy to see and usually good fun. Table of Contents Play and Have Fun PPP Method Learning Environment Relation to Students Listening Skills Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: ...  [Read more]

TEFL Indonesia - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Tefl In Dili East Timor


TEFL in Dili, East Timor Date posted:2006-08-29 | Writer: Lorosae English Language Institute | Email: [email protected] Lorosae English Language Institute, (LELI - also known as East Timor English Language Institute), Dili, East Timor, is seeking qualified teachers to teach English to adult learners. There will be positions available in Dili starting in September 2006. Dili is the capital of the newest country in the world. After a 25 year struggle for independence from Indonesia, East Timor is facing many challenges as it establishes itself as a new nation. One of these challenges is the capacity of Timorese human resources to relate to the rest of the world using English. The incumbents will be charged with teaching Timorese learners working in Government, international donor...  [Read more]

What are The Ways to Manage and Adapt Teaching and Learning for Mixed-Ability Classes? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 30 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What are The Ways to Manage and Adapt Teaching and Learning for Mixed-Ability Classes? Teachers of ESL will often find themselves in charge of a class with students at different levels of proficiency. When this happens, the teacher needs to know ways to adapt and manage the class and activities in a way that benefits all the students. The stronger students could become bored if the teacher caters to the weaker ones, and, reversely, the weaker students could become demotivated and feel forgotten and left behind when they cannot keep up with the advanced students. So how can a teacher make sure all the students get what they need from the class? Table of Contents Adapting materials according to the level Grouping Other strategies Do...  [Read more]

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