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


What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? TESOL and TEFL, though frequently confused, address distinct teaching environments. TESOL encompasses teaching English to non-native speakers, whether in English-speaking countries like the U.S. or elsewhere. Conversely, TEFL is specifically geared towards instructing English in regions where the language is foreign. TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Table of Contents Where are TEFL and TESOL most commonly used? What are the technical differences between TEFL and TESOL? Where are TEFL and TESOL most commonly used? TEFL is predominantly used in the UK and Europe, whereas TESOL is the preferred term in the United States, Canada, and Australia. These terms, while often...  [Read more]

The Struggles of Teaching Difficult English Language Patterns - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Struggles of Teaching Difficult English Language Patterns There are many different types of peculiarities when concerning the English language, and this essay is aimed at the difficulties in teaching those peculiarities to learners that are not fluent in the English language. It can be difficult for native English speakers to progressively learn the subtle nuances as children graduating to young adults and navigating complexities of the language as adults; deciphering whether or not these peculiarities warrant further investigation or retention based on usage and context. These oddities of the English language can be exponentially more difficult for those attempting to learn the English language as a second language, having fully...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - English Grammar Past Simple Teaching Ideas 2 Teaching English Second Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


English Grammar - Past Simple - Teaching Ideas 2 - Teaching English Second Language   In this video for a teaching English second language teaching idea the students are given a sheet of paper with a series of pictures and each picture has a prompt with complicated verb structure as well as irregular verbs. The students will have to look at the prompts and order the pictures so as to make a story in the past simple tense. For higher level students you could remove the prompts and leave it up to them to create their own story. Teaching English as a second language is an increasingly popular career move. Not only do get the opportunity to help a variety of people around the world achieve their language learning goals but you also get to experience what it is like to live in another...  [Read more]

Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 30 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners Teaching English as a Foreign Language in a Kindergarten could be interesting, challenging and rewarding at the same time. The outcome of the experience mostly depends on the following but not limited to the school environment, norms and cultures of the country, attitude of the teacher, rules and regulations of the school to mention but a few. Table of Contents Kindergarten Teachers First Experience Useful Methods Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Olamiposi Blessing I. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT....  [Read more]

The Relevance and Impact of Computer-Aided Language Learning in Teaching English


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Relevance and Impact of Computer-Aided Language Learning in Teaching English Today’s technology-based society has a significant impact on how English is both experienced and taught. A great number of professionals spend a large part of their day on the Internet and interacting with all that it and ICT, in general, has to offer. Through it, they absorb information, generate knowledge and are both indirectly and directly educated and influenced. Computer-assisted language learning tools provide us with a vast number of resources that we can use both in the classroom when teaching collective language lessons or in a group and individual students assignments. I would like to elaborate on different aspects of Computer-Aided...  [Read more]

Two Main Ways of Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners - TEFL Blog


Sun, 03 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Two Main Ways of Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners Vocabulary has a direct impact on written and spoken language comprehension. All students come to school with differences in their vocabulary knowledge, and part of teaching them how to be successful in English is to teach them vocabulary. Vocabulary development plays a critical role in helping English language learners increase their ability to communicate in the receptive and expressive domains in English. This is why vocabulary must be explicitly and systematically taught. Table of Contents Learn how to teach vocabulary effectively with a TEFL course today! Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gina A....  [Read more]

Teaching English Idioms as an Important Part of Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Thu, 04 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching English Idioms as an Important Part of Language Acquisition It was my first experience teaching in Taiwan and I was in charge of teaching ESL to 7th-11th graders. I had never taught out of the United States and never considered the possibility that my students wouldn’t understand, what I thought, was simple English. I asked my junior high students to “put on their thinking caps,” to “line up single file,” “to quit fooling around” and that English was as “easy as ABC.” I told my senior high students to “give me a show of hands” and told them if they “studied hard” and “hit the books,” they would “pass with flying colors.” I...  [Read more]

Alumni’s Personal Experience of Teaching English as a Second Language - TEFL Blog


Fri, 20 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Alumni’s Personal Experience of Teaching English as a Second Language My attachment to teaching starts when I was a child and observing my mom teaching private lessons. I have grown to love teaching. Table of Contents Volunteer Teaching Real Work Homeroom Teaching Practice Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Roza A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Volunteer Teaching My first experience was while I was in my third year of university volunteering to teach my classmates the subjects they were weak at. Then I volunteered in one of the offices of American Corner in my city...  [Read more]

How to Get into Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Feb 2022 Charli HelloGrads TEFL Information How to Get into Teaching English as a Foreign Language Do you want to use your skills and knowledge to educate others? Do you feel that you could connect with young people and change their lives? If so, maybe teaching is the career for you. Table of Contents What are the benefits of teaching? A fulfilling career Job satisfaction Being a positive role model Variety Multiple opportunities How to Get into Teaching Bachelor’s degree in Education Post Graduate Certificate in Education PCGE Teach First Schools Direct Teacher Training Teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL/TESOL Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! The...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - English Grammar Present Simple Forming Questions Teaching English Second Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


English Grammar -- Present Simple -- Forming Questions -- Teaching English Second Language   The structure of the question form of the Present Simple tense is the topic for this ITTT video. The positive and negative forms are discussed in other videos. Question Form: auxiliary verb 'do/does' + subject + base form of the verb Do I/you/we/they teach? Does he/she/it teach? Teaching English as a second language is an exciting and rewarding experience. The major qualifications necessary to gain a position teaching English as a second language are an internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL Certificate. ITTT has a range of courses that will provide you with the skills to begin your career teaching English as a second language. If you are interested in gaining your qualification follow the...  [Read more]

Using the ESA Method in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL Blog


Thu, 02 May 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Using the ESA Method in Teaching English as a Foreign Language ESA stands for Engage, Study, and Activate. It is an effective and logical method used to teach new Language (Jeremy Harmer). Table of Contents The Engage Stage The Study Stage The Activate Stage Advantages Of Using The ESA Method In Teaching English As Second Language Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: By using ESA, it gives teachers the flexibility to conduct a classroom in an organized and productive way. ESA is extremely important when it comes to teaching, in the sense that it keeps the students interested, motivated and eager to learn more. ESA is particularly appropriate for trainees and new teachers, hence the...  [Read more]

10 Tips When Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Children - TEFL Blog


Fri, 26 Oct 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 10 Tips When Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Children Most EFL teachers abroad will - at some point in their career - teach children. The English education market catered to young learners is a billion dollar business and many countries hire teachers to fill this need. What you can do to brace yourself besides taking our 50-hour specialized TEFL course in Teaching English to Young Learners is to take the following 10 tips to heart. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Don’t Think it’s a Piece of Cake Involve Your Students in Hands-On Activities Don’t Talk for Long Periods Children Learn Through Personal Interactions Cater to Multiple Intelligences Review, Review, Review Encourage Self-Correction Use...  [Read more]

A Journey in English Teaching: From Language School to Personalized Success - TEFL Blog


Fri, 27 Oct 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas A Journey in English Teaching: From Language School to Personalized Success Drawing on my substantial personal teaching experience, I naturally gravitated toward this topic for a summative task. Throughout my six years of teaching English, I have encountered various settings, approaches, and challenges. Here, I recount my journey from a language school to one-on-one tutoring, highlighting my evolving teaching methods, materials, and strategies. Table of Contents From Language School to One-on-One Teaching Embracing One-on-One Tutoring Crafting Engaging Lessons Interactive Learning and Progress Evolving with Proficiency Shaping Language Skills Insights from Teaching Individual Students Tailoring...  [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]

A Guide To Fluency Vs Accuracy In English Language Teaching - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


A Guide to Fluency vs. Accuracy in English Language Teaching   Discover the best practices and strategies for designing your course to achieve maximum effectiveness. Learn about the difference between accuracy and fluency, whether to teach them separately or together, and which instructional methods promote parallel growth in both skills. #ESL #EFL #EnglishLanguageTeaching #FluencyvsAccuracy Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Click here and get started today: https://bit.ly/37gs5vO What is TEFL Certification? Where is it valid: https://bit.ly/36ma2Fg Check out our wide range of TEFL Courses: https://bit.ly/3ltqt73 Teach English online from anywhere you want: https://bit.ly/3ltqEPL Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Learning Chinese While Teaching English as a Second Language in China - TEFL Blog


Thu, 23 May 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Learning Chinese While Teaching English as a Second Language in China While attempting to actively assimilate into a foreign language environment overseas, it has been an ongoing journey and challenging adventure in these previous three years. There have been a few noted observations and insightful discoveries indeed. Table of Contents Life in China as a Teacher Language is a rich, colorful and multidimensional medium Practice Makes Perfect Teaching Business English Lack of Exposure and English Proficiency Having a lesson plan ready Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Angela W. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

Teaching English as a Second Language in Small Communities in America - TEFL Blog


Mon, 22 Feb 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching English as a Second Language in Small Communities in America There is currently a need for more people willing to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) across America. Several small communities have accepted immigrants from other countries. Although children of school age will learn English in school, the parents and grandparents struggle to learn English as they continue their daily lives and earn a living. This is a challenge as most Americans do not know any other languages as they do in Europe, so the immigrant needs to communicate in English to accomplish anything. This leaves the older generation feeling isolated and causes problems in everyday life, such as going to the bank. In...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - English Grammar Future Perfect Usages Teaching English As A Foreign Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


English Grammar - Future Perfect - Usages - Teaching English as a Foreign Language   This training video from one of ITTT's teaching English as a foreign language courses reviews the usage of the future perfect tense. This is used to talk about actions that will be completed by a point in the future. "I will have finished my TEFL course by the end of the year" If you are interested in teaching English as a foreign language the first thing you should think about is getting qualified. Many EFL employers require their teachers to have some form of teaching qualification and a 120-hour TEFL certificate meets that requirement. Follow the link above to browse the selection of TEFL courses that ITTT has to offer. Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - English Grammar Future Perfect Teaching Ideas Teach English As A Foreign Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


English Grammar - Future Perfect - Teaching Ideas - Teach English as a Foreign Language   This video from one of ITTT's teach English as a foreign language courses covers three teaching ideas for the future perfect tense. The future perfect is used to talk about things that will have been completed by a certain date in the future. The first idea involves asking students the following question "What will you have done by ...?" with an appropriate time in the future. For example: "What will you have done by the time you are 25?" "I will have become an English teacher". The second idea involves giving students monthly calendars to complete and asking them to say what they will have done by the end of the month. The last idea involves asking questions about a famous person and what they...  [Read more]

Can I learn a foreign language while teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can I learn a foreign language while teaching English abroad? Yes. One of the many benefits of teaching English abroad is that it can provide a great environment for learning a foreign language. It is no secret that being fully immersed in a different culture, where you are constantly surrounded by a new language, is the most effective way to quickly develop your understanding. Throughout your time living and working as an English teacher abroad, you will inevitably have endless opportunities to practice your language skills. What are the benefits of learning a foreign language when teaching English abroad? As well as using the language as you go about your daily life, there is also a good chance that you will have access to local language courses that are far cheaper than those...  [Read more]

Mastering the Language of Healing: The Vitality of Teaching Medical English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Wed, 28 Jun 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Mastering the Language of Healing: The Vitality of Teaching Medical English Abroad Learning English as a foreign language in healthcare has become increasingly common and essential due to globalization and the growing demand for healthcare professionals in diverse settings. This article emphasizes the significance of teaching Medical English and highlights the need for qualified instructors with a medical background. Table of Contents The Impact of Language Proficiency in Healthcare Developing Students' Language Proficiency Incorporating Authentic Materials Cultural Competence in Healthcare Advancement Opportunities for Healthcare Workers Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language?...  [Read more]

Can I learn a foreign language while teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can I learn a foreign language while teaching English abroad? Certainly! Teaching English abroad uniquely positions you for rapid foreign language acquisition. Immersion in a new culture, surrounded by native speakers daily, is one of the most effective methods to grasp a language. As an English teacher abroad, every interaction - from daily errands to classroom engagements - becomes an invaluable opportunity to hone your linguistic abilities. Table of Contents What are the benefits of learning a foreign language when teaching English abroad? Can I learn Chinese while teaching English abroad? Can I learn Arabic while teaching English abroad? Can I learn Spanish while teaching English abroad? Can I learn French while teaching English abroad? What other languages can I learn while...  [Read more]

What is a TEFL course? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What is a TEFL course? More and more employers now expect their English teachers to have a minimum of a 120-hour TEFL certificate. Gaining a TEFL certificate shows your commitment to the profession and gives you an introductory preparation to the knowledge and skills needed to teach English. Table of Contents Types of TEFL course Course content Which course is best for you? Types of TEFL course There are three main routes to a 120-hour TEFL certification. Course content There are two main areas covered in a TEFL course, 1) Teaching skills 2) Language awareness A good TEFL course will give you a solid grounding in the basics of the English language. You will learn how English grammar works and how you can explain it. Topics covered will typically include; Depending on which type of course...  [Read more]

Top 5 Tips: How to Learn a New Language When Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Sun, 29 Apr 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations TEFL Information Top 5 Tips: How to Learn a New Language When Teaching English Abroad Teaching English abroad is an exciting adventure for many and it offers plenty of opportunities for traveling, exploring a new culture and making new friends from around the world. While you do not need to speak any language other than English to be a successful teacher, many people choose to embrace the opportunity to learn a foreign language while teaching English overseas. Table of Contents 1. Take Language Classes 2. Participate in Language Exchanges 3. Learn Verbs! 4. Go Exploring on Your Own 5. Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes Listen to this blog post Are you ready for your adventure abroad? Related Articles: Being able to speak the...  [Read more]

TEFL Costa Rica - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ English Language Teaching Assistants Needed For School In Costa Rica


English Language Teaching Assistants Needed for School in Costa Rica Date posted:2020-06-13 | Writer: International Schools Partnership | Email: [email protected] Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Certtesol - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


CertTESOL   CertTESOL: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 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 teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts This unit offers a clear review of past tenses. As for the present tenses, the way past tenses are explained is very schematic and helped me better understand how they are formed, all the grammar rules involved and when to use them. It made clear...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Celta - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


CELTA   CELTA: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 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 teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts In this unit,I learnt a lot on the importance of lesson planning. The examples given in the unit material is very useful to beginners in teaching. Having a basic understanding on how to plan lessons and information which should be included in the lesson...  [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]

The 5 Best Places to Learn French When Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Mon, 16 Jul 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations The 5 Best Places to Learn French When Teaching English Abroad It’s no secret that one of the best ways to immerse oneself into a new culture is by learning the local language. Teaching English abroad is the perfect way to learn a new language, which will also come in handy when looking for a job back home if you decide to return. Table of Contents 5. Geneva, Switzerland 4. Quebec, Canada 3. Antananarivo, Madagascar 2. Mons, Belgium 1. Montpellier, France Listen to this blog post Are you Ready to Live and Teach English In a French-Speaking Country? Related Articles: French is widely spoken in parts all across the world and is ranked the sixth most spoken language worldwide after Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish and...  [Read more]

The Difference Between Teaching ESL and Teaching EFL - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Mar 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences The Difference Between Teaching ESL and Teaching EFL In my experience, many teachers are not really sure about the difference between teaching ESL and teaching EFL in the classroom. In this post I will try to explain both situations and give some insight into each as they are actually quite distinct. Table of Contents The Basic Difference Potential Problems of Both Situations Typical Students of EFL and ESL The Importance of Speaking English in the Classroom Are you ready to teach English in an ESL or EFL classroom? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Amal S. The Basic Difference ESL refers to teaching English as a Second Language in a English-speaking country where the...  [Read more]

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