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The Most Common Problems Students in Nigeria Face When Learning English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 24 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Most Common Problems Students in Nigeria Face When Learning English In recent times, it is safe to say that the English language is one of the most spoken languages and widely preferred L2s according to the Oxford dictionary. For communication to be successful, however, certain criteria need to be met. For instance, one must not only study the forms or shape of things but must also adhere to the formation of words and phrases alike in order to craft well-formed sentences, along with understanding the meaning of each word, phrase or the relationship between two words. Whether they differ or are similar in terms of phonetics and spelling before actually making use of it, it is important to note that anything contrary to this will...  [Read more]

Common Problems for English Learners in Nigeria - TEFL Blog


Thu, 21 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Common Problems for English Learners in Nigeria Although the English language has been the official language in Nigeria for decades, there are a good number of challenges that learners of English language continuously encounter. These problems are not only peculiar to learners but may also be existent in so-called fluent speakers. One of the most basic problems is mother tongue interference. Table of Contents 1. Mother Tongue Interference 2. Phonological Interference 3. Code-switching and code-mixing 4. Other problems learners in Nigeria encounter include: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Awazie T. Please note that this blog post...  [Read more]

Etiquette Africa ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Etiquette Africa Teaching English in Africa is a great way to put your newly acquired TEFL certificate to use and whichever country you may find yourself living and working in you can expect a truly rewarding experience. An important part of any preparations you make before travelling to a new country that you plan to make your home is finding out about the social customs that govern a particular society. Not only will this give you a better insight into the reason behind the many differences between your adopted country and home, it will also enable you to make better connections with your colleagues and new friends. In Egypt showing the soles of your feet is considered rude and you should avoid sitting with your legs crossed. When visiting a person's home it is polite to accept any...  [Read more]

Review From Tefl Student John - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Review from TEFL Student John   John is from Nigeria but lives in Mexico where he is working as a teacher. He decided to further his education by taking our TEFL and TESOL course program. He especially enjoyed the units on classroom management and student elicitation. The grammar lessons were also very well organized and helped him brush up on various topics he had forgotten. He thinks this new qualification will help him advance in his career and highly recommends the course to anyone interested in teaching overseas. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories from: 1330


Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories Tips for Teaching Different Types of English Learning Groups Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this post, a course graduate gives their view on the the different types of English language learners and some tips on how to teach them. Is Maintaining Discipline Really That Important to the Learning Process? Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas One important part of any TEFL certification course is learning how to control a classroom. But is maintaining discipline really that important? One of our course graduates takes a look at this question in this post. The Importance of Diagnostic Tests in an ESL Classroom Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas There are many different tests that an ESL...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Tefl Reviews Video Testimonial Jamiu - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Jamiu   Jamiu from Nigeria took the 120-hour online TEFL course without tutor support from ITTT. IN this TEFL review video Jamiu discusses what the learned on the course including how to structure a lesson plan and different teaching techniques and strategies. The course also helped him clear up some misunderstanding he had about English grammar. Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next. Register now & get certified to...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Elizaveta from: 1404


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 Songs in the Classroom: How to Create a Positive Environment and Achieve Teaching Goals | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is about teaching English with the help of songs. Our TEFL graduate shares their ideas. Differences for Children and Adults When Acquiring a Second Language | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this article, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how adults and children learn languages. How To Encourage Your Students to Overcome Stress and...  [Read more]

Personal Teaching Experience Through Teaching Programs - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Personal Teaching Experience Through Teaching Programs My first experience working as a professional was when I worked as an instructor with the Human Employment And Resource Training (HEART) agency, teaching Front Office Supervision. With the academic and overall development I witnessed in my students, I was eager to embark on this challenging new career. Since then I am convinced that teaching is a career I wanted to pursue. However, due to the unavailability of jobs, I was forced to consider other options. Table of Contents Au Pair Experience Teaching in Japan Working Schedule Demand in Employers Students’ Peculiarities Favorite Activities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post...  [Read more]

Etiquette Rules in 4 Different African Countries - TEFL Blog


Wed, 24 Jul 2019 Jon ITTT Destinations Etiquette Rules in 4 Different African Countries If you want to teach English as foreign language, it is important to make sure you are as well prepared as you can possibly be before entering a classroom. It is equally important to have a good understanding of the country and culture you are hoping to make your home while you are teaching. Below we look at some important aspects of etiquette in different countries in Africa. Table of Contents Egypt Morocco Kenya Nigeria Do you want to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Africa is a vast continent with many different countries, cultures and religions. Common to them all is the high regard in which teachers are held. English teachers should always dress and behave professionally and take...  [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]

Do you need a degree to teach online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Do you need a degree to teach online? The good news is that you do not need a degree to teach English online in many situations. We will expand on this throughout this article. The general qualification required to teach ESL either in person or online is a 120-hour TEFL or TESOL certification. This is seen as the entry level qualification and is usually required by most employers. Other qualities they will be looking for include, in no particular order: (i) Experience: Any formal teaching experience is highly regarded by employers. This may be just a few hours from your TEFL training with real classes, or volunteering at a summer school for example. The more your experience matches the type of teacher they are looking for (such as children or adult teaching) the better. Make sure your C.V...  [Read more]

How can English Influence a Student's Future Career? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 19 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How can English Influence a Student's Future Career? As we all know English has become a global language that is fast rising and also language shapes our thinking, reasoning and the way we behave in society, this has been proven by scholars in America and other parts of the world. The way a French thing or dresses is different from an English person, as a result, statistics show that the English world or society is far better. English certificates are world-recognized qualifications, as a result, a student that studies in an English system is of better chances to secure a good job anywhere in the world than a qualification from other parts of the world. Table of Contents English in Global World Parents’ Choice Do you want to...  [Read more]

The Future of English as a Global Language - TEFL Blog


Mon, 09 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Teaching Ideas The Future of English as a Global Language English is increasingly becoming a ubiquitous language. Whether written or spoken, you can see the presence of English even in the most remote parts of our world. Its overwhelming presence does English essentially means it is a lingua franca. It is the standard for global diplomacy, trade, communication, and business. It was not always the case, the French language used to be the preferred language of global diplomacy and trade. As a result of the British colonization of large parts of the world, English has become the lingua franca for all of the former colonies once the British left. Globalization in the last century only made English even more ubiquitous. With the spread of neoliberal...  [Read more]

Reasons Why TEFL Teachers Need to Know British English and American English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 24 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Reasons Why TEFL Teachers Need to Know British English and American English English is a demanding language because there are so many regional English words and pronunciations which require a great receptive skill to receive and understand for example can’t in the UK is pronounced |kɑːnt|and in the US is pronounced |kænt |. The same English language, it is spoken quite differently; in the UK there is different pronunciation between the English spoken in Glasgow, London or Cardiff. It is also different in countries that have it as a primary language, such as Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, and New Zealand. For EFL students, Listening becomes a bit of a challenge, because of these pronunciation differences. Table of...  [Read more]

English as a Communication Method in Global Sense - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English as a Communication Method in Global Sense English is learned and spoken by a large number of people worldwide. In Shakespeare's time, the number of English speakers in the world is thought to have been between five and seven million. According to linguist David Crystal, "Between the end of the reign of Elizabeth I (1603) and the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth II (1952), this figure increased almost fiftyfold, to around 250 million" (The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 2003). It's a common language used in international business, which makes it a popular second language for many. English as a global language has made it impossible for cultural diversity to develop.English is easy to learn, has a high...  [Read more]

One More Look at Ways to Encourage EFL Students to Enjoy Learning - TEFL Blog


Wed, 22 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences One More Look at Ways to Encourage EFL Students to Enjoy Learning For the past decades, English plays a major role in the international arena. It keeps us competitive for the rest of the world. It’s not a secret that for many countries English is a foreign language. In accordance with Kachru “Three circle model of World Englishness” (1988), Turkmenistan belongs to the third circle – expanding the circle and for us, English should be the target language. The target language due to cultural various and globalized world. Table of Contents International Phenomenon Motivated Teacher - Motivated Students Power of New Technologies Personal Brand Are you ready to inspire EFL students all over the world? Related...  [Read more]

Standard Language and Colloquial Speech - TEFL Blog


Wed, 16 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Standard Language and Colloquial Speech Most languages have formal and non-formal structures especially when it comes to the oral aspect, this is because as languages evolve outside culture and introduction of other languages in the same country or from another country turn to weave its way into the L1 of that community or country, therefore, creating as somewhat non-formal language. Table of Contents Level of Education Vocabulary Grammar Geography Technology Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Mandela A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Level of Education Another way is...  [Read more]

Several Secrets of Good Student Teacher Rapport - TEFL Blog


Fri, 25 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Several Secrets of Good Student Teacher Rapport Rapport according to the Cambridge dictionary means “a good understanding of someone and an ability to communicate well with them”, it can also be defined as a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well. Table of Contents Rapport in ESL Teaching Be Interested in Students Be Open to Students’ Questions Be Interested in Their Culture Play Games Praise and Encourage Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kudzai K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

How The Location Influences Your Teaching Resources - TEFL Blog


Mon, 24 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How The Location Influences Your Teaching Resources One of the many challenges I will face as a new teacher will be the uncertainty of the location where I will be teaching. The location and educational environment will impact the resources which will be available. Regardless of the location, however, in light of the rapid expansion of the internet, and vast array of websites, I think it is likely that students will be anticipating and expecting some use of the internet. As a member of the baby-boomer generation, I grew up and was educated prior to the development of the internet and when computer use was in its infancy. I am very accustomed to the traditional classroom with large class size, the teacher in the front of the room...  [Read more]

The Biggest Misconceptions about TEFL/TESOL DEBUNKED! - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


The Biggest Misconceptions about TEFL/TESOL DEBUNKED! 03/22/2022 hi welcome hello good morning good evening good night good afternoon wherever you are thanks so much for tuning in my name is linda this week back with another live session for itt which stands for international tefl and tesol training so thank you so much for joining me today it is 10 15 a.m in south korea where i am and um yeah today we're gonna talk about the biggest misconceptions about teaching english so those are those things that we at iittt kind of get asked a lot or people what i read on forums i do a lot of tefl research so when i um dive deep into the forums where people talk about teaching english abroad i come across these misconceptions all the time and today i want to take this opportunity to sort of debunk...  [Read more]

The Best Countries for Teaching English in 2023 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


The Best Countries for Teaching English in 2023 12/09/2022 Hi, welcome Linda here. Back this week with another live session for ITTT today. We're going to talk about the best countries for teaching English abroad in 2023 next year. It's already December, it's December 9th today here in South Korea. It is 10:30 a.m. where I am. So, the new year is approaching fast. Time flies. So, that's what we're going to talk about. Where are the best countries to teach next year? What are some predictions also for the EFL industry (English as a foreign language industry) for next year? What are some things that we see? What are some things that we can expect? And yeah, that's what we're going to talk about today. So, thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much for joining. If you can see me,...  [Read more]

Complete Guide to Teaching English Online - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Complete Guide to teaching english online 09/08/2021 hello hi welcome to another live session my my name is linda from itt i'm so happy to be here again this week um if you can see me if you can hear me as always please just leave a quick comment in the comments box below that'd be really really great we are live on facebook and we're live on youtube at the same time so welcome today we're gonna talk about teaching english online and also if you're listening to this as a podcast episode thanks thank you so much for the download we always turn our um live sessions into podcast episodes later so if that's something that you're interested in go check us out we are available on all major uh podcast platforms like itunes spotify google podcasts check us out just type in um tefl and tesol...  [Read more]

How To Teach English In Europe Top Tips To Find Jobs! - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


How to teach English in Europe - Top Tips to find Jobs!   Hello, Linda here from ITTT for another weekly live session on Facebook and YouTube at the same time as always. If you've watched one of my sessions before thanks so much for tuning in again and if this is your first time watching, hello and welcome. If you are listening to this as a podcast episode, thanks so much for downloading the podcast, it means a lot to us as we always turn our live sessions into podcast episodes and you can find them on Spotify, Google Podcasts, itunes, all those podcast places out there. Today's topic is teaching English in Europe. So two weeks ago I talked about teaching English in Asia and I focused on seven of the most popular countries in Asia and today we're going to do the same thing for...  [Read more]

How to teach English in Europe - Top Tips to find Jobs! - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 May 2021 Federico Riva Budget and Salary Destinations TEFL Information How to teach English in Europe - Top Tips to find Jobs! Hello, Linda here from ITTT for another weekly live session on Facebook and YouTube at the same time as always. If you've watched one of my sessions before thanks so much for tuning in again and if this is your first time watching, hello and welcome. If you are listening to this as a podcast episode, thanks so much for downloading the podcast, it means a lot to us as we always turn our live sessions into podcast episodes and you can find them on Spotify, Google Podcasts, itunes, all those podcast places out there. Table of Contents Watch the live session here I already have a question from Caroline. I also taught English in China, where were you...  [Read more]

Teaching English in 2021: Setting Realistic TEFL Goals - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Teaching English in 2021: Setting Realistic TEFL Goals 01/07/2021 hello and welcome to another live session from itt my name is linda and yeah it's so good to have you here if you can see me and if you can hear me please leave a comment that would be really really helpful so that i know that everything is working well because i think sometimes there is an issue with my mic i don't know what's wrong today um but oh okay somebody already said hi or hey hey mansi thanks for joining that's awesome okay so i guess you guys can hear me you can't see me so it's great perfect hello hi tiana cool so sometimes my mic kind of turns off i don't know why that is weird but at least i get a notification and i just have to turn it back on i'm so sorry about that don't know why that keeps happening...  [Read more]

The Peak Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


The Peak Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad 02/20/2023 hello welcome Linda here from ITT back this week with another live session welcome welcome today we're going to talk about the top hiring seasons for teaching English abroad so we're going to cover different regions Europe Asia Latin America Central America um and different countries specifically in these regions and the top hiring seasons for each of those countries so you know exactly when to apply for the job for an English teaching job in the country that you want to teach in so um a couple weeks ago we talked about um tefl interviews and how to find jobs Etc so now this is kind of part of this series and just to yeah give you an overview of the top hiring season so that you know exactly when you should be applying for...  [Read more]

How to teach English in Europe - Top Tips to find Jobs! - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


How to teach English in europe - Top Tips to find Jobs! 04/23/2021 hello hello hi linda here from itt for another weekly live session on facebook and youtube at the same time as always if uh you've watched one of my lives before thanks so much for tuning in again and if this is your first time watching hello and welcome thanks so much for being here today and um yeah if you are listening to this as a podcast episode thanks so much for downloading the podcast means a lot to us we always turn our live sessions into podcast episodes and you can find them on spotify google podcasts uh itunes all those podcast places out there and um yeah welcome welcome today's topic is teaching english in europe so two weeks ago i talked about teaching english in asia and i focused on seven different...  [Read more]

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