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The Real Meaning of Teaching Skills in the ESL Environment - TEFL Blog


Wed, 12 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Real Meaning of Teaching Skills in the ESL Environment Teaching skills do not only refer to lesson handouts and specific classroom ideas/techniques—although both are part of, and important to teach— but also cover qualities teachers should possess, and the various roles the instructor will (at some point) need to fill. Table of Contents What makes a good instructor? Motivation strategies Roles of a teacher Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Carly G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. What makes a good instructor? The first unit of the course began by...  [Read more]

Peculiarities of English: How it Affects Our Understanding When Learning - TEFL Blog


Thu, 20 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Peculiarities of English: How it Affects Our Understanding When Learning English as a spoken language has become the international standard for people as a first or second language, whether it be for business, science, or just recreationally. This, of course, means that a lot of people are learning the language as a second language. For anyone who knows English as a native language, you know that it has many difficult learning curves along the way to the true understanding that make for many difficulties in how new learners communicate. This essay will touch on a few examples that people undoubtedly run into when learning English, and why it's so difficult to master. Table of Contents Reasons to Confusion Spoken English Written...  [Read more]

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


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

Approaches to Teaching English Vocabulary to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Approaches to Teaching English Vocabulary to ESL Students Learning new vocabulary is considered as an integral part of learning a new language. Even children who learn their mother tongues learn isolated phrases and words before making complex sentences. Similarly, in second language learning, teaching new words and phrases plays an important role in helping learners' communication. Based on David Wilkins "without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed". If learners spend their time on learning grammar, their English will not improve greatly. However, if they learn more words, phrases, and expressions, they can express almost anything (Thornberry, 2002; Watkin, 2005). Table of Contents...  [Read more]

How English Grammar Can be Acquired More Effectively by ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Mon, 06 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How English Grammar Can be Acquired More Effectively by ESL Students Grammar, the key element to all languages, is, by all means, the first thing which everyone must have a clear understanding of before acquiring such language. From parts of speech to sentence structure, the complexity of grammar doesn't seem to have a sign of decrease as ESL students' vocabulary range increases. In all respects, the fundamental problem to all learners who treat English as a second language is that they never take it as a first language but try to understand the meaning behind every word with the aid of their mother tongue, their first language. In this essay, I would like to focus on one of the smallest parts of grammar - syntax as the starting...  [Read more]

The Most Effective Strategies to Teach Reading - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Most Effective Strategies to Teach Reading Reading competence involves making sense of the written text and requires the complex interaction of knowledge and skills. When children learn to read, they need to learn to integrate the use of visual, phonological and semantic cues and relate to their own experience to construct meaning. An effective reading instruction thus involves a combination of phonological instruction (decoding) and whole language (reading for meaning), with the use of authentic literary experience. This paper will provide a summary of essential areas of reading instruction, coupled with various strategies that I have used in my work as an educational psychologist and teacher, helping young children to read....  [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 the beliefs or...  [Read more]

English in The United Kingdom and in The United States of America - TEFL Blog


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English in The United Kingdom and in The United States of America When I started my ITTT classes, I wasn't totally sure of the difference between British English and American English. I knew there were accents and pronunciation differences, but it seemed like no big deal. Then I learned more about grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and spelling. When you speak to someone who has never spoken or has very little knowledge of the two, I can see how things get really confusing. British English is a bit more formal and follows the Kings English, where American English is a little bit more laid back. Table of Contents Defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary: Especially: Defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary: British English vs. American...  [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]

Is Teaching Slang and Idioms Important for ESL Students? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 16 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Is Teaching Slang and Idioms Important for ESL Students? Slang and idioms are often omitted from the formal education curriculum. According to the Cambridge dictionary, slang is defined as a "very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, used especially by particular groups of people" and an idiom is defined as "a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own". This essay will suggest possible reasons why slang and idioms are often excluded from formal English lessons, and posit that it is important to teach them to certain groups of ESL students namely, students who have moved to an English-speaking country with little or no prior...  [Read more]

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Agency Discount TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Agency Discount TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts T.M. - Canada said: Songs in the ClassroomLearning is life long and from the time we are born we have been hearing music. The first toys for babies play lullabies. Mothers nurture and bond with their babies while singing lullabies. Most children know a number of nursery rhymes before entering school. It?s part of how we?ve learned language and our culture. We know that music improves concentration and memory. ?Even if you don?t like Classical music, listen to it anyway. Buy...  [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]

Accelerated TEFL Centers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Accelerated TEFL Centers Check out tefl tesol about Accelerated TEFL Centers and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts A. B. - USA said: Teaching Idioms and Slang to TEOSL StudentsLearning to communicate and understand in English when that is not your first language can be a daunting task. Those of us that have grown up speaking and listening to English have an understanding for things that were never explained to us but are so common to our experience that we just somehow "know " their meaning. Idioms and slang are examples of this. It is important that students of English have...  [Read more]

The Effects of Teaching Vocabulary Learning Strategies on EFL Learners Vocabulary Development - TEFL Blog


Fri, 22 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Effects of Teaching Vocabulary Learning Strategies on EFL Learners Vocabulary Development Vocabulary has always been one language area about which students usually complain and claim that it impedes language learning. The main purpose of this study is to investigate whether using the context for guessing the meaning of new vocabulary can solve this problem. The learning of vocabulary is an important part of foreign language learning. The meaning of new words is very frequently emphasized, whether in books or verbal communication. And also, English teachers have an important role in teaching new vocabularies. In this research, we will study different kinds of teaching vocabulary by using a dictionary or guessing on the context....  [Read more]

ESL Teacher's Role and Duty in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 12 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas ESL Teacher's Role and Duty in the Classroom Teaching may be one of the most ancient practices in human relations as parents teach their children how to develop skills to survive and thrive in the world, and then the social interactions naturally provoke more of it. Although daily life provides endless situations of teaching and learning through sharing experiences, the schools are the center for so, and the teacher is the one who plays the leading role in this process. The present essay will discuss how to describe the teacher's part based on three brief points of view: the etymological reference, historical context, followed by the ESL ITT standpoint. Table of Contents Expectations about Teachers Main Purpose Are...  [Read more]

Guide on What You Need to Know about Grammar - TEFL Blog


Fri, 26 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Guide on What You Need to Know about Grammar Grammar and the correct usage of it is a vital part of all communication whether spoken, written or read. It allows the speaker to correctly convey their message or ideas and for the listener to understand what is been said. Been able to communicate is not just about speaking or listening but been able to do this correctly and therefore the usage of grammar and how it is constructed within a sentence is important to know. Grammar develops effective communication skills and assists in fluency in the language. Table of Contents Simplification of Grammar Notion of Grammar What does it include? Grammar and other aspects Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related...  [Read more]

Affect, That and Whom - The Three Most Misconceived Words in English Grammar - TEFL Blog


Thu, 11 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Affect, That and Whom - The Three Most Misconceived Words in English Grammar Grammar is the whole system of language. It includes a set of rules known as syntax. Occasionally when working on the computer you may get a message "Error Syntax; code 141" this means you have typed into the computer something that did not fit into the rules. This is not allowed and the computer will reject it and force you to obey the rules. Table of Contents Affect vs. Effect That Whom vs. Who Are you ready to teach abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post When speaking English we have no restrictions on the structure or form and no computer monitoring us to stop us from speaking incorrectly. We can say anything anyway we choose, well-spoken...  [Read more]

Teaching Vocabulary: Is it essential for English learning? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teaching Vocabulary: Is it essential for English learning? Just as quarks are the building blocks of atoms and the periodic table of elements, letters are the building blocks of words. And just as the 118 elements are the foundation of our physical life, the 26 letters of the English alphabet are the foundation of the 470 000 words English language (Wikipedia, 2019), so that each word with all its variation and diversity is part of a living and evolving cosmos of vocabulary. Table of Contents Vocabulary teaching methods An effective way to teach vocabulary Important skills Are you ready to master your teaching skills? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post Today the English language is one of the...  [Read more]

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


Wed, 04 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Teaching Slang and Idioms Can Help Students Understand the Context and Connotations Surrounding the English Language 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. Table of Contents Cultural Awareness Creativity and Fun Motivation Aspect Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was...  [Read more]

Qualifications Legit TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Qualifications Legit TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Qualifications Legit TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts G.S. - Canada said: Teaching Slang and IdiomsMany years ago when I was going to school in Montreal I roomed with students from Malaysia, Taiwan, Nicaragua, and Montreal. They all knew English as a second language and were going to an English university. They were all functioning well within the formal structure of the education system. It didn't take long for me to discover that they often had puzzled looks on their faces as I was speaking. I was probably one of the...  [Read more]

Cheaper TEFL Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Cheaper TEFL Language Check out tefl tesol about Cheaper TEFL Language and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts W. M. - Spain said: Comparative teaching methodologiesThe wide variety of methodological options and approaches is a prominent characteristic of contemporary second and foreign language teaching. New classroom practices and approaches to designing learning materials reflect a commitment to finding more efficient and more effective ways of teaching languages. The changing principles for foreign language study and the classroom techniques and procedures have reflected...  [Read more]

Location Reputable TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Location Reputable TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Location Reputable TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts D.B. - China said: Phonetics PhonologyPhonetics and phonology are both branches of linguistics which deal with the sounds of language. The main difference is that phonetics is concerned with the physical properties of the sounds produced in language, whereas phonology is concerned with the theory and grammar behind the sounds the sounds produced in language. Phonetics can further be broken down into three subfields: articulatory phonetics, which deals with the manner of...  [Read more]

Why it is Important to Teach Slang and Idioms to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Mon, 22 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Why it is Important to Teach Slang and Idioms to ESL Students Teaching slang and idioms is essential for ESL students and should be an integral part of any ESL curriculum. Learning slang and expressions can help an ESL student understand better native speakers who will almost universally use some slang and some idioms in their natural speech. Studying slang and idioms can also help an ESL student speak more naturally, either compensating for a weaker English grasp or adding to a вstrong English base. The application of studying slang and idioms that have perhaps the most relevance in a classroom and to a teacher is that it can help to elucidate complicated grammar by showcasing how slang twists...  [Read more]

The Best Way to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary in an ESL Class - TEFL Blog


Thu, 16 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Best Way to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary in an ESL Class Students from many different backgrounds with various skillsets, native languages, cultures, and experiences daily enter my Level 3 Low-Intermediatlow-intermediate Some students come having been exposed to English from a young age watching American television or listening to popular songs. Some of these students feel comfortable speaking in simple, broken sentences but communicating, nonetheless. Others step into the ESL classroom timid and insecure. They've just recently learned the Roman alphabet and have difficulty understanding simple directions or piecing words together. Regardless of where students come from and their prior experience with the English language, there...  [Read more]

Linguistic Learning - TEFL Blog


Thu, 01 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Linguistic Learning Many language learning theories are proposed based on certain linguistic theories. In fact, knowledge in linguistics lies at the root of understanding what language learners can learn, how they learn and what they learn ultimately. Therefore, linguistics has always played an important role in the studies of language acquisition and learning. For example, as Ellis (1994:1) points out, "whereas much of the earlier second language acquisition work focused on the linguistic and, in particular, the grammatical properties of learner language and was psycholinguistic in orientation, later work has also attended to the pragmatic aspects of learner language and, increasingly, has adopted a sociolinguistic perspective. So,...  [Read more]

Meaning of TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


MEANING OF TEFL Meaning of TEFL | What does TEFL mean? The term TEFL is one that is often used in a general sense, although it does have a specific meaning. Generally the meaning of TEFL is some form of ‘the Teaching of English to people whose first language is not English’ and is often used interchangeably with terms such as TESOL, TEAL, TESL and many others. It is also generally used as the name of a qualification, such as a TEFL certificate, which relates to the result of a TEFL training course. Here we will look at the meaning of TEFL in these broad terms and also give its specific meaning, along with many other common acronyms used throughout the industry. The general acronym for the field of teaching English is ELT: English Language Teaching. This term applies across the board...  [Read more]

Fee Fast TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Fee Fast TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Fee Fast TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts C.D. - U.S.A. said: Problems for English learners in ChinaChinese esl students face many problems that stem from the characteristics of their first language, including problems with pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. chinese students? cultural background may also present problems in relation to their style of expression and patterns of communication. Many aspects of the English phonological system cause difficulties for chinese learners. There are many phonemes found in English that do...  [Read more]

Multiple Tenses: Boon or Bane for ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 15 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Multiple Tenses: Boon or Bane for ESL Students Tenses- Usually it creates tense for many ESL students during communication. It defines and differentiates the situation by time. Is time important in communication? Yes, it is. The wrong usage of tenses changes the exact meaning of the situation, what the speaker is trying to convey. So focusing tenses in grammar is more essential than others. Still, the proper usage of tenses is a complicated and confusing task for many high-level students in competitive exams. Then, what about the ESL students? Table of Contents Teaching tenses: Single tense at a time: Multiple tenses at a time: Why it is difficult? Suggestions for teachers: Teaching activities for multiple tenses: Do you want to...  [Read more]

What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? There is often much confusion surrounding these acronyms but essentially they mean the same thing. TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Where are TEFL and TESOL most commonly used? The above are generally used interchangeably, however, TEFL is most commonly used within the UK and TESOL is usually preferred in Australia and the USA. Although some countries may favor one acronym over the other, it is important to remember that a TEFL certification and a TESOL certification are exactly the same thing as the training involved is identical. What are the technical differences between TEFL and TESOL? Although TEFL and TESOL training courses are identical and the acronyms are...  [Read more]

Enhancing Listening Skills: Key Considerations for Adult ESL Classes - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Jul 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Enhancing Listening Skills: Key Considerations for Adult ESL Classes Listening is possibly the least covered of the four skills needed by ESL learners in most classrooms. As it is a fundamental skill, teachers should try to create as many listening skills lessons as they do for the other three skills: reading, writing, and speaking. Table of Contents Challenges of Listening Compared to Reading The Stages of Listening The Receiving Stage: Hearing and Attending The Understanding Stage: Decoding and Comprehension The Evaluating Stage: Forming Opinions and Thinking Ahead The Remembering Stage: Processing and Storing Information The Responding Stage: Verbal or Written Answers Are you ready to teach English...  [Read more]

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