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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 Alumni’s Personal Experience of Teaching English as a Second Language | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This blog post is devoted to our TEFL graduate's personal story. They Share how they acquired the very first experience of teaching English as a second language. How to Effectively Integrate Slang and Idioms into TEFL | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by our TEFL graduate. He provides us with interesting ideas on how to teach slang and idioms, and explains...  [Read more]

Key Functions and Principles of Lesson Planning - TEFL Blog


Thu, 21 Mar 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences Key Functions and Principles of Lesson Planning Lesson planning is an indispensable part of successful lessons. Generally speaking, lesson plans have various functions that are conducive to the classes. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: The function of a lesson plan Lesson planning principles What should a lesson plan include? The ESA method Are you planning to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Juan W. Listen to this blog post: The function of a lesson plan First and most importantly, lesson plans can help teachers think and deliver classes logically through different stages of the classes. It can...  [Read more]

The Principles of Creating Lesson Plans to Achieve Better Results - TEFL Blog


Thu, 16 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Principles of Creating Lesson Plans to Achieve Better Results When I first started as an EFL teacher two years ago, my senior colleagues would often advise me to create a lesson plan well in advance of an upcoming lesson. Having had no formal teaching experience back then, it surprised me because I assumed that simply creating lesson materials for students was sufficient. I did not think that lesson plans were necessary because when I was a student, I had never seen any of my teachers referring to them on the job. It seemed to me that teachers were natural improvisers and could deliver lessons without any referenced document. Table of Contents Over time, I have come to realize that lesson planning is essentially a...  [Read more]

5 Important Reasons to Start Planning Lessons Today! - TEFL Blog


Wed, 22 May 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences 5 Important Reasons to Start Planning Lessons Today! There are various thoughts among teachers on the use of lesson plans. Some believe that a lesson plan concentrates too much on the teacher and on what the teacher wants to accomplish and they think that this approach has the potential to neglect the students needs. On the other hand, some believe that a teacher should dictate what the students need most in a lesson. Personally, I believe that there needs to be a balance between a teacher being prepared by having a lesson plan but also have the flexibility to meet the students needs as the lessons progress. Table of Contents A lesson plan provides a framework Lesson plans let you set clear goals Planning your lessons shows students you...  [Read more]

2 Things to Consider to Plan Lessons Effectively - TEFL Blog


Thu, 18 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 2 Things to Consider to Plan Lessons Effectively Lesson planning is at the heart of being an effective teacher. It is a creative process that allows us to make our understanding of second language acquisition and language teaching pedagogy with our knowledge of our learners, the curriculum, and the teaching context. It is a time when we foresee the learning we want to occur and analyze how all the pieces of the learning experience should fit together to make that learning a classroom reality. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Benefits of lesson planning. 1. Self-evaluation 2. Record of your work Do you want to plan your lessons effectively and teach English all over the world? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: ...  [Read more]

Alumni Recommendations on Obtaining a TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Mon, 04 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Alumni Recommendations on Obtaining a TEFL Course Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) as a course contains a variety of units that are meant to enable an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to be prepared for the classroom and everything that they may face. Some of the most important benefits of the course are the units on the three main components of lesson structure, lesson planning, possible problems in the classroom, grammar overviews and classroom management. Even if the TEFL is not a requirement, it is an invaluable resource meant to provide support to ESL teachers wherever they may teach. Table of Contents ESA Methodology Grammar Review Preparing for Classes Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL...  [Read more]

How to Get Ready for Unforeseen Circumstances in The Classroom? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Get Ready for Unforeseen Circumstances in The Classroom? There can be a lot of difficulties a teacher might face in the future lesson. You might have to manage a class without any help or you might have students from different nationalities, ages, interests or so on. I believe, however, that most of the problems you might have would be solved if you planned the lessons carefully in advance. There are some reasons to support my idea. Table of Contents What’s your lesson goal? You can manage your class anyways Know your students Are you ready to teach ESL classes? Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Eri S. What’s your lesson goal? First, you can find what you should...  [Read more]

Lesson Planning as a Medium of Effective Learning - TEFL Blog


Mon, 12 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Lesson Planning as a Medium of Effective Learning A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during class time. Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. Having a carefully constructed lesson plan for each 3-hour lesson allows you to enter the classroom with more confidence and maximizes your chance of having a meaningful learning experience with your students. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates three key components: Learning Objectives, Learning Activities, Assessment to check for student understanding. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Goals Benefits General...  [Read more]

My Plans as an EFL/ESL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas My Plans as an EFL/ESL Teacher When I envision myself in a classroom full of new English learners, I see myself striving to encourage and motivate students through positive student-to-student and student-to-teacher relationships. One of the key components of successfully learning a new topic is to enjoy it and to see a purpose in doing so. Creating a safe and welcoming environment is one of the most important things a teacher can do to ensure student learning by building confidence in every individual. Table of Contents Personal Language Learning Experience Lesson Plan Understanding Students’ Needs Favorite Classes Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Why Preparing a Plan is Compulsory for New Teachers - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Preparing a Plan is Compulsory for New Teachers Lesson planning is one of the most important elements of successful teaching in the ESL (English as Second Language) classroom and every TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) lesson needs a plan, particularly so in the case of the less experienced teacher starting their career in a foreign country. The often-cited argument that over planning can create a less fluent atmosphere in the classroom does hold some truth but just as the artist is tutored not to attempt abstract art until first mastering the art of realism, the teacher likewise is best placed not to address a class unprepared until first mastering the art of pre-planning. Table of Contents What does your success...  [Read more]

Lesson Planning: Main Principles That Help Your Students Become Successful - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Lesson Planning: Main Principles That Help Your Students Become Successful Lesson planning is an essential part of ensuring that lesson objectives are met and that lessons are successful. There are two extreme approaches one could take to planning but, usually, an approach somewhere between both is best. The lesson plan serves several important functions regardless of which approach is taken. Most of all, lesson planning seeks to ensure that all students are actually learning from the lesson and making continual progress toward their language goals. Table of Contents Simplicity Organizational Skills Things to Consider Before Planning Goals and objectives Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This...  [Read more]

Different Types of ESA Lessons - TEFL Blog


Fri, 03 Jun 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Different Types of ESA Lessons If every single lesson that we undertook with our students was a straight arrow ESA lesson then it is quite possible that the students would be able to predict what is going to come up next. Whilst this might be good for the lower level students, it could potentially become a little bit boring for our higher level students. Harmer considered this and his response was to generate two other types of ESA lesson that we can use to try and generate a little bit more interest. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic 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...  [Read more]

What Should be Considered When Teaching English as a Global Language? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 08 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What Should be Considered When Teaching English as a Global Language? We are moving closer to becoming a Global Village in this more inclusive and competitive world, the need to be able to communicate effectively becomes a real necessity. Communicating effectively is no longer a nice to have skill but it is now becoming essential. Due to historical facts and the current geopolitical situation English has become the language of choice to progress, it is particularly and increasingly used in business, tourism, and social media environments. Table of Contents The history of English expansion Variants of English English as a Second Language Problems Teacher’s Role When to Start Learning English? Do you want to teach English...  [Read more]

Personal Teaching Experiences: How to Improve Future Teaching Experiences - TEFL Blog


Fri, 21 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Personal Teaching Experiences: How to Improve Future Teaching Experiences I have had many personal teaching experiences. Some experiences gave me feelings of accomplishment, happiness, and success, while others discouraged me and on the rare occasion ended with me sitting in the parking lot crying inside my car. Now that I have completed the 120 Hour TEFL course I feel that I have been given a second chance at teaching.I want to analyze and explain my first teaching experiences. I lived in Italy for a year and a half doing volunteer work. We held English discussion groups two times a week. We had no materials, no curriculum, and no plans. We separated into two groups; beginner and intermediate. There were no placement or diagnostic...  [Read more]

3 Reasons Why Students Get Motivated to Learn a Foreign Language - TEFL Blog


Mon, 03 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences 3 Reasons Why Students Get Motivated to Learn a Foreign Language Increasing student motivation in the classroom is closely tied to student-teacher rapport. Throughout my career as a classroom teacher and lacrosse coach, I have found that students perform better for teachers they “like”. I use quotations on the word “like” because I believe it is a student’s way of expressing a strong relationship built on trust and respect with their teacher. Students will also perform better in classes they “like” as well. In this sense, I believe students are attempting to explain that the class they “like” is engaging and relevant to them. As a high school and middle school lacrosse coach,...  [Read more]

Guide to Teaching Receptive Skills in the EFL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 14 Sep 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Guide to Teaching Receptive Skills in the EFL Classroom When students learn English as a second language, there are two types of skills that they work towards obtaining proficiency of: receptive and productive skills. As an EFL teacher, you need to understand how to incorporate the learning of these skills into your lessons - and this guide will help you with that. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Receptive Skills Definition Motivations for the Students Challenges for the Students Planning Your Lessons Considering the Motivations and Challenges Great Resources for Teaching Receptive Skills Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

How Will My Personal Teaching Experiences as a Russian Teacher Help Me as an English Teacher? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 02 Aug 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How Will My Personal Teaching Experiences as a Russian Teacher Help Me as an English Teacher? You have to put the emphasis on the right syllable," I said, finishing my demonstration. Table of Contents Challenges in the Second Class: Timing and Assumptions Learning from Mistakes: Lessons for Effective Language Teaching Apology and Humility: A Turning Point Valuable Lessons for Language Instructors Carrying Lessons Forward: Teaching English with Confidence Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! My very first class of students learning Russian had expressed their disdain for their books with stress notes...  [Read more]

What is Lesson Planning and How to Implement it in The TEFL Work? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What is Lesson Planning and How to Implement it in The TEFL Work? I believe it is very important to plan and write down lessons, for the benefit of the students, myself, relieving teachers, and especially while I am an inexperienced teacher. A lesson plan acts as a device for a singular lesson, helps create a series of lessons, and as a record of what has been taught. Self Evaluation Forms will be vital as a new teacher so that I can continuously self improve. Table of Contents Initial Assessment The Students The Classroom Parts of a Lesson Plan My additions to the lesson plan to include: Self Evaluation Self Evaluation Forms should be at the bottom or on the back of the lesson plan Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take...  [Read more]

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Price Professional TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Price Professional 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 E.K. & J.S. - USA said: LearningTechniques Part of being a good teacher is understanding how students learn and formatting lessons so that they appeal to the different ways students learn. Every day people use their senses to take in information. This intake of information is part of the process we call learning. Typically, one sense is dominant over the others. Because of this, people can be said to have different learning styles. These learning styles can be...  [Read more]

Methods of Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 02 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Methods of Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom While sentence structure and grammar are the foundation of the English Language, vocabulary is the glue that holds it together. An expansive vocabulary allows students to feel confident in their abilities and communicate more effectively. There are many methods of teaching vocabulary and in each class, the teacher may need to use different methods. This is because each class will be made up of different students each with their own learning style. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: What is vocabulary for? Lesson structure Sample Lesson Plan Depending on students’ age An example of a more beginner class could entail: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course...  [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 5 ESL Classroom Halloween Decor Ideas | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL experts share five Halloween decor ideas for your ESL classroom. Get inspired and create incredible atmosphere of this fun holiday. 7 Easy Ways to Make Money Online as an English Teacher | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Budget and Salary TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by an ITTT TEFL expert who shares 7 ideas on how to make...  [Read more]

Designing a Plan for a Preschool ESL Class - TEFL Blog


Wed, 15 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Designing a Plan for a Preschool ESL Class Although I have spent many years as an English tutor and teacher of children, I always relied on my own innate skill and have never been formally trained. Within my circle, I was the resident expert on the English language, as I was one of the few native speakers. From my own efforts and studies, I developed my own program for my students. I often felt unsure if I was applying the right methods and longed for some formal training. Now I can say that I have learned a great deal from studying the ESA method, and have a better understanding of what good lesson planning and classroom management involves. From my own intuition and experience, I learned to apply some of the techniques and methods...  [Read more]

Strong Reasons for Completing a TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Thu, 14 Mar 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences Strong Reasons for Completing a TEFL Course Why complete a TEFL course? All the mainstream ads answer this question with, “Travel the World”, “Work and Live Abroad” “Discover different Cultures”, "Meet new People" and "Learn the local Language", all are great reasons. I had to ask myself this a few times. I have lived in many non-English speaking countries over the years and over these years have assisted many locals with their English homework or extra studies. I am a native English speaker, I know how to speak English; I have done it all my life so why would I need to take a TEFL course? Table of Contents You will learn a teaching method A TEFL course provides structured learning Improve your teaching...  [Read more]

How to Actually Use the ESA Method in Teaching - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Actually Use the ESA Method in Teaching The Engage, Study, Active (ESA) method is a combination of different methods. It was created by Jeremy Harmer when he wrote the book called “How to Teach English” in 1998. In this book, he gives an overview of the different methodologies such as Task-Based Learning, Community Language Learning, and Suggestopedia. He then describes a new methodology: ESA. This method has three main parts that are utilized in different ways to create three distinct ESA lessons discussed below. Table of Contents Lesson Stages Types of Lesson Plans Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kelly H. Please...  [Read more]

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Provider TESOL TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Provider TESOL 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.B. - U.S.A. said: Teaching ESL vs EFLIt is clear in the titles ?English as a Second Language? and ?English as a Foreign Language? that there is a difference between the two English learners. Christina Lynne Renoud notes the difference in her book English as a Second Language Listeners? Perceptions of Different Varieties of English on pages four and five. Renoud describes esl students as ?non-native english speakers who are residing in an English using country.? Renoud goes on...  [Read more]

Reading and Its Influence on Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Wed, 11 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Reading and Its Influence on Language Acquisition There are numerous reasons why a person may choose to read. One of the strongest motivators to read is the ability to gain knowledge and to learn new information. Another common reason why an individual decides to read is for enjoyment and for the chance to use their imagination. All of these factors play a role in how reading aids in language acquisition, whether it be a person’s native language (L1) or a second language (L2). Table of Contents Four Skills Together What is Reading for You? Reading as a Source of Learning L2 Methods of Reading Planning Reading Activities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

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College TEFL Residential Check out tefl tesol about College TEFL Residential 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.R. - United Kingdom said: Why complete a tefl course Completing a tefl course can make a teacher more capable and thus confident in their job which both improves a teacher?s prospects of getting a job, performing well and getting better jobs in the future. The teacher?s competency improves in a number of key areas. Perhaps most importantly, especially for native English teachers with no prior English education qualifications, the teacher?s knowledge of the English...  [Read more]

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Our ITTT TEFL and TESOL Alumni Stories Mastering the Language of Healing: The Vitality of Teaching Medical English Abroad Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Discover the importance of teaching Medical English as a foreign language, empowering healthcare professionals to provide quality care in diverse settings. Explore the impact of language proficiency, effective teaching techniques, cultural competence, and the opportunities it presents for career advancement. ESA (Engage-Study-Activate) Writing Skills Lesson Plan for an Elementary English Class Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Writing skills, one of the four fundamental skills we teach our ESL students should be incorporated into every lesson if possible. Sometimes however,...  [Read more]

Lesson Design: ESA in Practice - TEFL Blog


Thu, 11 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Lesson Design: ESA in Practice For this task, I have selected the course structure. As a teacher, a lot goes into the daily operation of the classroom. They need to consider their classroom setup, their management style, and the students they will teach. However, one very important facet of teaching is lesson design and teaching students appropriate standards to help them in their English acquisition. Table of Contents Advantages of the ESA Methodology Engage Phase Activate Stage Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Heejeong K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Advantages of...  [Read more]

The Benefits of Completing a TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Fri, 19 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Benefits of Completing a TEFL Course Many people who begin teaching English as a second language are new to the teaching world, and thus many times, need basic strategies and information on teaching. For example, I have entered education upon moving to Italy. My previous work experience was in marketing/events for large corporations and nonprofits, with no experience in teaching anything, let alone English as a second language. While I have a very good grasp of the English language and speak it well, how to teach it to others is a different ballgame. Hence, taking the TEFL courses to obtain a certification was essential in my development as a teacher. Table of Contents Teaching Methodology and Planning Grammar Explanation...  [Read more]

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