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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 Games and Their Role in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Games are very useful for language learning. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to use games in the classroom. How Can Teachers Effectively Manage Their Classrooms? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of effective classroom management. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts. The Importance of Classroom Management for Effective Language Learning | ITTT | TEFL Blog ...  [Read more]

Emerging Technologies for TEFL and How to Use them in Your Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 05 Jul 2021 Luciana Maluf Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Emerging Technologies for TEFL and How to Use them in Your Classroom Emerging technologies, such as VR and augmented reality, are taking off in the English Language Classrooms globally. Table of Contents The Benefits of VR in a Classroom How VR can Enhance your Classroom Here are two spectacular ways you could implement them in your English classroom: Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! The Benefits of VR in a Classroom VR and Augmented reality allow us to create environments of mixed learning where virtual and real objects are combined and incorporated into the Classrooms around the world with the objective of...  [Read more]

The Adult Classroom Compared to The Adolescent Classroom - TEFL Blog


Sun, 19 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Adult Classroom Compared to The Adolescent Classroom Both adults and young learners are different age groups. Therefore, when working abroad and teaching adults there are both advantages and disadvantages when compared to young learners. Table of Contents Advantages of teaching adults Disadvantages of teaching adults Are you ready to teach English to vatious age groups? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Emma M. Advantages of teaching adults Adults tend to have greater levels of motivation than adolescents which is an advantage over young learners. Teaching and Learning in an adult student classroom 'behavioral problems are minimal,' as they are not always...  [Read more]

The Impact of Local Culture on Education in Laos - TEFL Blog


Mon, 15 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences The Impact of Local Culture on Education in Laos The local cultural environment undoubtedly plays a crucial role in a community's education system. When specifically talking about developing countries, it is unavoidable to include Laos among those with a strong cultural background. Although Laos can be considered a fairly small country, it surprisingly contains more than 45 different ethnic groups, most of which boast their own traditions, culture, and language. This is a peculiar context that certainly needs to be taken into consideration when talking about education development. In a country like Laos, where old traditions and beliefs are still strongly followed by the community, the education system tends to absorb many of the...  [Read more]

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Archives for September 2023 Effective Teaching in Crowded Classrooms: Strategies for Success Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Discover proven strategies to engage every student in large classrooms, from personal connections to group activities. Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom Sara Stojanovic TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore Gardner's 8 intelligences and tailor your teaching methods to tap into students' unique strengths for effective learning. Top 3 Differences in Teaching Approaches With Young Learners and Adult Learners Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Explore key differences in teaching children and adults. Adapt your methods to enhance learning for all age...  [Read more]

Classroom Management as a Skill in the Modern ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Wed, 01 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Classroom Management as a Skill in the Modern ESL Classroom Classroom management is the skill of organizing and managing the class, having a friendly, relaxed manner, and maintaining discipline. Good classroom management allows students to increase their motivation. Motivation has an impact on a student's academic performance. The main purpose of assigning jobs is to teach them some responsibility. Table of Contents Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Satinder K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. While they do learn how to be responsible by taking care of their belongings and...  [Read more]

Classroom Management Techniques You Can Implement in Your ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Classroom Management Techniques You Can Implement in Your ESL Classroom Classroom management is an important topic to be familiar with especially when you are teaching young learners. Bad classroom management skills can result in a very unproductive lesson for you and the students, leaving the students with not much to take home and leaving the teacher exhausted. The main classroom management situation I will be talking about today is managing student behavior. Table of Contents Poor Classroom Management Reasons Look at why the student is being disruptive. Rewards Plan Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tarryn-L. Please note that this...  [Read more]

How Does Seating Arrangement in the Classroom Influence Classroom Management? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 May 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences How Does Seating Arrangement in the Classroom Influence Classroom Management? The seating arrangement is one of the most important topics in classroom management. Classroom management refers to the various skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on task and academically productive during the class. However, this essay is going to explore more on the various methods of seating arrangement and how they influence classroom management. There are three most common seating arrangement methods that can be used by the teacher. These include the traditional rows and columns, horseshoe or U-shape and clusters. These are going to be explained in detail outlining their advantages and...  [Read more]

How to Engage Young ESL Learners in an Online Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 26 Apr 2021 Anna Domiczek TEFL Information Alumni Experiences How to Engage Young ESL Learners in an Online Classroom Shifting from a traditional classroom to a virtual setting can be daunting for teachers who do not have experience teaching online. This is especially the case if one has to keep young students engaged and motivated. What are the tricks to instill excitement and interest in preschoolers who do not have the intrinsic motivation to perform to achieve good grades? Their parents' primary desire is for them to speak like the native and one day go off to an internationally renowned US university or work for a foreign company. Young students are motivated by something else- a desire to have fun in a welcoming environment. Table of Contents English learners are getting...  [Read more]

What is Classroom Management and How Does it Affect the ESL Classroom? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 23 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas What is Classroom Management and How Does it Affect the ESL Classroom? Classroom management can be defined as the ability or skill to organize the class. This will involve the use of the eyes, the voice, and different gestures. Classroom management will also involve group arrangements which can consist of the whole class, individuals or pair work. The use of student's names, desk arrangements, use of the board, giving individual attention, and teacher talk time also fall under the label of classroom management. Table of Contents The Basic Teaching Tools Student Arrangements in the Classroom Other Important Factors of Classroom Management Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: ...  [Read more]

New Technology in the Classroom: Are New Technologies Effective in the Classroom? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences New Technology in the Classroom: Are New Technologies Effective in the Classroom? Recently there was a debate on whether technology should be used in the classroom. It intern created these questions; is it profitable in the long run? Is it worth the money for parents? Are we as educators feeding into the technology movement? Breslin, McKeown, & Groves (2012), states "technology refers to methods, systems, and devices which are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes." Table of Contents Technology for knowledge retention Technology for individual learning Technology as a time-saver Future prospectives Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course now! Related Articles: Listen to this blog...  [Read more]

Classroom Actions - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Classroom Actions These classroom actions are ideal to teach your beginner ESL students for smooth classroom management.   Are you interested in teaching English as a foreign language? ​Get your TEFL certificate with ITTT. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Classroom TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Classroom TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Classroom 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 A.O. - U.S.A. said: Teaching StyleI think that one of the most important aspects of teaching English to a class is the style the teacher decides to portray towards the students. It is one thing to just drill your students on a bunch of material they are not familiar with. However, this may not be enough to get the students engaged and actually learn to love English and school in general. Every teacher will have their own way to go about teaching and maintaining a class. It is very...  [Read more]

Classroom Seating Setups - TEFL Blog


Thu, 04 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Classroom Seating Setups Classroom seating arrangements are just as paramount as any other an aspect of teaching and lesson management. An effective classroom seating arrangement or lack thereof can easily be the difference between an optimally performing class and a mediocre class. As a teacher, one needs to create a synergy between the chosen classroom setup and the teacher's style of teaching, the students' personalities, the classroom furniture and the classroom space itself. A host of factors influence the most effective classroom seating arrangements and some of which shall be discussed in this summary. It is also important to note is that some of these influential factors are so dynamic (may even change with every new day or...  [Read more]

Outdoor Classroom - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Home / Location / Surabaya / Gallery Surabaya / Gallery Outdoor Classroom TEFL Gallery - Outdoor Classroom Some of the classes at our Surabaya center in Indonesia are held outdoors in our training center garden. What a beautiful way to teach and learn English? Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

TEFL Classroom Seating - TEFL Blog


Thu, 02 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas TEFL Classroom Seating One of the most important elements of an efficiently run class is the seating arrangement in the classroom. There is a lot that is taken into consideration when managing a class, such as a teacher's voice, hand gestures and eye contact, which are crucial when teaching TEFL class. Although there are other factors, the seating is one that will really set the environment for the activities that the teacher will introduce to the students throughout the course. There are many distinct possibilities for seating arrangements. These arrangements include ones that can be in smaller groups, larger groups, a class as a whole or even individual seating arrangements. However, each possible plan for a seating arrangement has...  [Read more]

How and When Should a TEFL Teacher Adjust Their Teaching Style? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 14 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How and When Should a TEFL Teacher Adjust Their Teaching Style? English is one of the most common languages in the world. Knowing English can help people communicate with others from different countries and seek opportunities to have a better job or life. English can bring benefits to everyone, no matter how old they are. Therefore, English is becoming essential in many areas and more people, from kids to adults, are learning it as a second language. To help people learn English effectively, teachers play a significant role in their learning progress. There are many types of students and depending on their needs, ages, and personalities, teachers must learn how to adjust their teaching styles accordingly. Table of...  [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 Problems of Teaching English Online | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching English online is now becoming more and more popular. However, there are some challenges in this teaching method that are listed in this blog post. How a Teacher Influences Students and Classroom Atmosphere | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of the teacher's personality and influence on the ESL classroom. An Overview of Drilling Method as a Part of an ESL Class | ITTT |...  [Read more]

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


Classroom Management for Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Classroom Arrangement   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...  [Read more]

Why Classroom Management Matters - TEFL Blog


Wed, 21 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Classroom Management Matters This essay will focus on a few effective and ineffective strategies as well as my plan to incorporate these strategies to promote an organized classroom. My greatest fear is a large unruly class that interferes with my ability to teach. As the product of two parents who were public school educators, I understand the importance of integrating proven classroom management strategies. Without these tools, students will not be focused and may not absorb lessons as intended. As such, maintaining the attention of students will require skill and patience but once mastered, an effective learning environment will be the result. I look forward to working with students and maintaining an engaging space that is...  [Read more]

Achieving Positive Classroom Discipline ITTT - TEFL Blog


Thu, 12 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Achieving Positive Classroom Discipline ITTT The word "discipline" generally carries a negative connotation. When people think of "discipline," they imagine an old-fashioned schoolhouse and a teacher smacking students with a ruler. This is not the sort of discipline anyone would encourage in today's school environment. Children often think of discipline as a teacher yelling, and they imagine how nice it would be to be able to do whatever they like. Table of Contents Reasons to work on classroom management Classroom management techniques Classroom Activities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Caroline W. Please note that this blog post...  [Read more]

Understanding Classroom Management Challenges - TEFL Blog


Wed, 11 Oct 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Understanding Classroom Management Challenges Classroom management can be a formidable task, with various factors affecting a teacher's approach, including student age, class size, personality, nationality, language gaps, and more. Teachers must navigate this complex landscape to maintain discipline, organization, and rapport. Table of Contents The Power of Eye Contact Effective Communication through Gestures Voice Tonality's Role in Classroom Management Strategies for Grouping Students Seating Arrangements and Their Impact The Teacher's Position and Its Consequences The Teacher's Role in Classroom Management Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our...  [Read more]

Classroom Technologies ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Classroom Technologies A good source of material for your classroom can come from local English language newspapers. These will contain stories about local events in English and are good way to get students using English and to keep your lessons relevant to current events. Many newspapers have sections devoted to learning English and sometime republish articles specifically for language learners. Magazines are good source of pictures to use in your classroom and can also be used for interesting articles and debate topics. Another use is with reluctant students, especially in one-on-one classes, where bringing in a magazine on a topic they are interested can encourage them to open up and start using English without even realising it. Don’t forget your TEFL course materials! There...  [Read more]

TEFL CLassroom Instanbul - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Home / Location / Istanbul / Gallery Istanbul / Gallery TEFL CLassroom Instanbul TEFL Gallery - TEFL CLassroom Instanbul Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

TEFL CLassroom Instanbul - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Home / Location / Istanbul / Gallery Istanbul / Gallery TEFL CLassroom Instanbul TEFL Gallery - TEFL CLassroom Instanbul Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Utilization of Classroom Management - TEFL Blog


Fri, 29 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Utilization of Classroom Management Classroom management is one of the keys to having a successful class. There are lots of things a teacher can do to successfully manage his or her classroom. Teachers can be the example that they would like in their classroom. The classroom environment can influence how efficient a class can run. The techniques and activities a teacher uses inside a class can greatly influence how engaged students can be. Table of Contents The teacher should always set an example for students. Inside the classroom, it's imperative to use eye contact, different gestures, and your voice to keep students involved. Classroom arrangement We know that establishing rapport is important in determining the success of a...  [Read more]

6 Useful Classroom Technologies - TEFL Blog


Tue, 01 Oct 2019 Jon ITTT TEFL Information Teaching Ideas 6 Useful Classroom Technologies Unless you are working in some really impoverished regions of the world, the chances are you will have access to some form of classroom technology. This may be as basic as a chalkboard and tape player or as advanced as a class of children with tablets that connect to an interactive whiteboard. In this article I look at some of the most common forms of technology that you are likely to encounter in the TEFL classroom. Table of Contents IWB (Interactive Whiteboard) OHP (Overhead Projector) CD/tape player Mobile phones and MP3 players DVDs and video cameras Computers and tablets Are you planning to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

Consciousness on Classroom Sensitivity - TEFL Blog


Mon, 23 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Consciousness on Classroom Sensitivity Cultural sensitivity is important to bear in mind as we all face situations daily: whether in our working environment or on a personal level. Within the Western English speaking world, we can see that there is the presence of a dominant culture (such as European American, or Western Culture) and a secondary culture (such as African, Chinese, or Eastern European culture). It is always important to bear in mind that while the English language may be widespread over the globe, the differences in culture even between people living within the same country has a profound effect on how interactions take place. In the environment of the classroom, the same examples can be seen. Whether the students...  [Read more]

Games in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Jul 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Games in the Classroom In the teaching of productive skills and the teaching of receptive skills activities will usually involve some form of game and our consideration here will be the use of games in the classroom. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic A game is an activity that; 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 We can start with a definition of what we actually mean by a game and basically this has three components. A game is an activity that; 1) Has rules2) Should have (for its use in the classroom) a teaching point 3) Should include an element of fun So that will be our working...  [Read more]

Classroom Activities Using Storytelling - TEFL Blog


Wed, 01 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Classroom Activities Using Storytelling Storytelling in the classroom can seemingly be one of the most diverse and engaging ways to help students learn English as a second language. Storytelling for the purposes of this essay is a broad term that I am using to refer not only to students telling stories about what they did on the weekend for example but also using existing stories that are well known and loved, for example, Harry Potter or the Lion King. Table of Contents Benefits of Storytelling Activities Storytelling Skill Development Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jamie S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily...  [Read more]

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