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3 Strategies For Motivating Young Learners - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What motivates young students to learn a new language? That's the question many teachers have when teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Many children learn English because their parents or teachers dictate it, not necessarily by choice. Additionally, often there is no immediate real-world application of English outside the classroom (Noamen, 2009). For many students, the thirty to sixty minutes in class may be the only language exposure they'll have. It is therefore critical for ESL teachers to motivate students to learn English by creating a communicative learning environment where students engage in real language experiences and by utilizing a variety of fun and purposeful activities to get students involved in the learning process....  [Read more]

ITTT 60-hour 10-unit Course in Teaching English to Young Learners with tutor

    Teaching English to Young Learners is a rapidly expanding area of the TEFL/TESOL market. No previous experience or training in education is required to complete this course. The course is designed for anyone who is currently working, or intends to work within the field of teaching English to young learners. On completion of the course you should have gained a basic knowledge of teachers and their roles, students and their needs, how to manage a classroom and the all-important skill of creating your own lessons, all with specific reference to teaching English to young learners. Further topics of study include the practical requirements of hardware and software needed to teach your young learners online. The course concludes with a look at the teaching employment market. A...  [Read more]

Business English and Young Learners - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

In addition to its main TEFL courses, ITTT also offers two specialised certificates in teaching business English and teaching English to young learners. These courses are a fantastic way to improve your teaching skills, enhance your CV and give you the edge in the employment market. Each course has 50 hours of study time and 6 study modules. Both courses are available with or without the support of a highly experienced online tutor, feature continuous assessment and are completed 100% online. Successful completion of the course results in certification and graduates will receive an embossed hard copy certificate via registered mail. The courses also come with complimentary lesson plan access and lifetime job placement assistance. Many countries around the world are lowering the age at...  [Read more]

Problems for Young English Learners in Public Schools in China - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Since the opening of China to the Western world, Chinese society and economic prowess have both continued to grow at exponential rates. This has led to its status as a rising power, culturally and economically, and an international power increasingly interconnected with many parts of the globe. As Chinese educational infrastructure tries to match pace with the rapidity of the country's progress, one educational mandate that has persisted in importance over time has been that of English learning for all young learners across the country. The government sees English proficiency as a matter of national economic competitiveness, in fact requiring that English is taught as part of the public school curriculum as preparation for China's 高考 (gaokao),...  [Read more]

Learning Modes: Young Learners vs. Adult Students - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences For people who are learning a foreign language, their lives might change a lot. They have the chance to talk to more people, get more information, and their brains get trained. As we all know, it's much easier for a child to learn a new language than an adult. Why? What are the essential differences between adults and young learners? Understanding their goals Experience teaching older groups of students Possible Challenges Young students Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate LU C. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Usually, there is a goal that motivates an adult to learn something new, whereas...  [Read more]

Key Ways to Motivate Students from Young Learners to Adults - TEFL Blog

Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences As we all know, motivation is a core aspect of teaching and learning a language. Lack of motivation is perhaps the biggest obstacle that we face as students and teachers. If a student lacks motivation, he/she will not pay attention in the class or will simply find it boring. At the same time if a teacher lacks motivation to teach he/she will be unable to attract students' attention and give them all they need. Let us be honest and say that intelligent students are those, who always eagerly attend class and enjoy the process. Here we need a highly motivated teacher who is willing help them. In this article I divide students into several categories because different situations require different approaches. How to motivate young learners Helping teenagers to get...  [Read more]

TEFL Switzerland - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Job Teaching Young Learners English In Switzerland

Date posted:2018-04-27 | Writer: Wall Street English | Email: [email protected] The Swiss Learning Group is an educational organisation that has taught languages to more than 10,000 students per year since 1986. Wall Street English is the best known brand of the group, and is present in 28 different countries. Our 8 English language schools in Switzerland are located in city centres, close to railway stations, and therefore easily accessible whatever your means of transportation.  We have in immediate opportunity for a TEFL qualified teacher in our Lausanne school close to Lake Geneva. We are looking for someone who is flexible, interested in working with students at different language levels/abilities and willing to work part-time hours and especially during...  [Read more]

TOP tips for teaching ESL Young Learners - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information The teaching of Young Learners forms a very large part of the ESL teaching market. It is important to keep some simple strategies in mind when teaching them. Teaching YL's can be very rewarding as their progress can be quick, however, being young, they also present challenges. The following ideas have been tried and tested over many years and have proven to be effective. One: Create a Positive Learning Environment Two: Employ Language Acquisition Strategies Three: Individualized Instruction Four: Integrating all four Language Skills Five: Culturally Responsive Teaching Six: Technology Integration Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

11 Fun ESL Activities for Young Learners - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas When teaching young learners, it's important not to spend too much time on any one activity as they can soon lose interest. It is also a good idea to have activities that give younger learners the chance to move about and use the boundless energy they have at that age. Below we present a list of short activities suitable for young and very young learners of English. Listen to this blog post: What's the Time Mr. Wolf? Telephone Basketball Volleyball Bingo Can you …? I Spy Odd One Out Stand Up Please Mastermind Blindfold Obstacle Course Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This is a good activity for practicing time with small classes. Clear a space in the center of...  [Read more]

TEFL Croatia - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teaching Young Learners Efl In Croatia

Date posted:2019-11-28 | Writer: The Learning Tree International Kindergarten | Email: [email protected] The Learning Tree International Kindergarten (TLT) is a private accredited kindergarten center catering to young children two to seven years of age in Zagreb, Croatia. The kindergarten's multi-cultural atmosphere provides opportunities for children to grow, unite and connect with other families of different nationalities around the globe. We are always looking for experienced English-speaking teachers who have high standards and believe that the care they provide is invaluable TLT offers a completely English-speaking atmosphere following a premier best practice curriculum that maximizes each child's potentials and learning skills. In addition, our small child-teacher of six is...  [Read more]

ESL Teaching To Young Learners - What are the Advantages? - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Description: Teaching English as a foreign language in a kindergarten can be a dynamically different experience than teaching students in older age groups. Teaching in a kindergarten has advantages such as motivation, smiles, and the ability to learn the material in short bursts. It also has disadvantages, such as; short attention spans, diapers, and tantrums. Teaching young children can be extremely rewarding and extremely demanding. Learning is fun for small children. Children have a low attention span. Misconceptions about teaching young learners Do you want to teach English to young learners? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate William K. Teaching Children between the ages of two and...  [Read more]

Top Tips For Creating An EFL Lesson Plan For Young Learners - TEFL Blog

Ramon Perez Teaching Ideas With each passing day, we learn something new. We build upon the previously attained knowledge and expand our understanding of various subjects. As teachers, we have the responsibility of expanding our students' knowledge and abilities. As much as we would like to provide fun and innovative ways to present the information, it can be difficult to keep it fresh on a daily basis. WHAT IS A LESSON PLAN? WHAT WHEN HOW WHERE WHY WHAT DOES A LESSON PLAN CONSIST OF? WARM-UP REVIEW NEW SUBJECT GAME WORKSHEET FINAL TIPS Now you're ready! Remember, be creative and make it your own. Related Articles: There are many factors to take into consideration when teaching a new subject: what, when, how, where, and why. Because we have many factors to consider, it's vital to be as...  [Read more]

TEFL Myanmar - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Great Pay To Teach Young Learners Efl In Myanmar

Date posted:2020-04-17 | Writer: Gold Star TEFL Recruitment | Email: [email protected] Gold Star TEFL Recruitment are now recruiting passionate and qualified EFL teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching young learners in Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar. Founded in 2000 by Educational Psychologists and headquartered in Singapore with currently over 160 learning centers across 14 countries, we are one of the leading English education brands in Asia. Through our unique teaching methodology, we ensure that our students develop long-term excellence in all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.We offer a full range of English Language & Literacy courses for students aged 2.5 – 14 years old with small class sizes. Through these scientifically designed...  [Read more]

Top Tips for Teaching English to Young Learners - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hi welcome Linda here from ITT back this week with another live session I hope you're doing well thank you so much for joining me today I'm happy to see you if you can see me and if you can hear me clearly if everything's working please just leave a high in the comment section and uh maybe also let me know where you are right now where are you watching from today what time is it there how are you doing let me know in the comments we are live on Facebook and on YouTube at the same time and we also always turn our live sessions into podcast episodes so if you're listening to this as a podcast thank you so much for the download and thank you so much for listening we really appreciate that don't forget to like And subscribe um so you're always up to date whenever we go live um last week we had...  [Read more]

11 Activities for Young Learners ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

The activities listed below are a combination of ideas that are physically and/or mentally stimulating. Games such as ‘What’s The Time Mr. Wolf?’, ‘Basketball’, ‘Volleyball’, ‘Can You …?’, ‘Stand Up Please’ and ‘Blindfold Obstacle Course’ all encourage the students to use English while moving about. They are great for getting the students using English while expending their energy in positive ways. Activities such as ‘Odd One Out’ and ‘Mastermind’ are mentally stimulating and are excellent ways for the students to use and think about the language creatively. The majority of these ideas have a competitive element to make them more exciting and they can be completed in a short amount of time to ensure students don’t get bored by the end of the...  [Read more]

Fostering Flourishing Futures: Empowering Young ESL Learners with Innovative Strategies - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to young learners requires special attention to foster a supportive and encouraging classroom environment. The success of ESL students is greatly influenced by the teacher's ability to motivate and engage them. It is important that teachers explore effective strategies and techniques for encouraging young ESL students in the classroom. These strategies can include creating a positive learning atmosphere, implementing interactive activities, providing constructive feedback, and promoting cultural inclusivity. Creating a Positive Learning Atmosphere Engaging with Interactive Activities Providing Constructive Feedback Promoting Cultural Inclusivity Nurturing Growth and Diversity Empowering a Bright...  [Read more]

TEFL Croatia - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Teaching Young Learners English In Croatia ann. 2

Date posted:2018-05-07 | Writer: The Learning Tree International Kindergarten | Email: [email protected] The Learning Tree International Kindergarten (TLT) is a well-established private accredited kindergarten center in Zagreb catering to young children two to seven years of age. The kindergarten's multi-cultural atmosphere provides opportunities for children to grow, unite and connect with other families of different nationalities around the globe, so we are always interested in receiving applications from TEFL trained teachers from any part of the world. Our small child-teacher of six is to one ratio allows us to provide undivided attention and individualized instruction to each child JOB REQUIREMENTS: Proficient English skills minimum B2 level (native speaker preferable, with...  [Read more]

General English Course Books for Young Learners ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

General English course books for young learners differ from those for adults in a number of ways. Obviously the types of topics will be geared towards the interests of younger people but there are also differences in the way the language is presented. Grammar chants are a popular method of drilling grammar points in books for young learners and while course books for adults will generally have sections with explicit presentations of a grammar point, books for young learners do not usually cover grammar in such detail, especially those for very young learners. There are several publishers involved in producing general English course books for young learners. The main publishers are Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. These two publishers produce course books across...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Teaching English Esl Efl Tips/teaching Young Learners - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  The next category we are looking at in our series on teaching special groups in ESL are young learners. We consider students aged 2 to 16 young learners. Find out the positives, negatives and tips when teaching young learners in this video. 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! This has definetly taken the rust off my knowledge of grammar and it's implimentation within speech. Very refreshing! The...  [Read more]

Days of the Week Coloring Worksheet - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Here's a fun worksheet for young ESL learners to practice the days of the week.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

I Spy January Coloring Page - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This is a fun coloring page for young ESL learners to learn about the month of January.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

What are the different types of TEFL programs? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

There are four main categories of English teaching programs that we will consider here: Each program is designed with a specific audience in mind, involves distinctive educational activities, and has unique highlights. General English Academic English (Also referred to as English for Academic Purpose EAP) Business English Young Learners Other Notes Audience: Primarily taught in governmental schools and private language institutions worldwide. Curriculum: Typically, it covers five study levels with a predefined syllabus, utilizing popular book series like 'New Headway' or 'Let's go'. Highlight: It caters to millions of students worldwide who are keen on learning general English. Also read: Should I take a TEFL course bundle? Audience: Tailored for students who need to demonstrate their...  [Read more]

Songs In an Early Childhood ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas It is a very well known fact that English is a very melodic language, it sounds very soft and children love singing in English. When you keep a certain rhythm, rhyme, and pace, it is very likely to learn faster and better almost any topic. Listen to this blog post: Young Learners The objective would be to sing and to touch the body parts at the same time. Both engage and practice stages are important during the lesson as they will have to be well balanced and guided. More Ideas Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Valeria T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. For a group of very young...  [Read more]

Specialized TEFL Courses - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! TTeaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) often branches into specific areas that concentrate on teaching particular groups of students. Worldwide demand for qualified EFL teachers in these fields is increasing every year, which is why we have developed a range of specialized courses that are focused on preparing teachers with these skills. These ITTT specialized courses are available for further study: The benefit of earning specialized certifications is that they improve your ability to teach effectively in diverse teaching situations. They also look good on your CV/resume when applying for any type of teaching position as it shows you are committed to improving your overall understanding as a TEFL professional. All of our...  [Read more]

EFL Kindergarten Animal Word Scramble - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Here's a fun word scramble with words related to animals for kindergarten or young learners.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

St. Patrick's Day Bingo Game - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Here's a fun St. Patrick's Day Bingo game for young ESL learners.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

How do you motivate TEFL students? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

To motivate TEFL students, understanding their age group and unique challenges is crucial. Young learners often respond with enthusiasm to fun activities, while adults are typically self-motivated, attending classes with clear objectives. However, teenagers present a distinct challenge. Due to heightened self-awareness, they might hesitate to participate out of fear of mistakes or peer judgment. To enhance motivation in teens, implement strategies that boost their confidence, incorporate relatable content, and create a supportive classroom environment that encourages participation and reduces fear of errors. Use plenty of pop culture Use a little competition Play to their strengths Use pen pals to encourage writing skills Only use age appropriate reading material Use popular songs for...  [Read more]

Empowering Young Minds: Fostering Critical Thinking in Education - TEFL Blog

Minh Huy Hoang TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Critical thinking is one of the fundamental abilities in the "4Cs" of 21st-century skills including Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. In education, critical thinking is unquestionably significant, in EFL in particular. Why should teachers of languages do critical thinking? What kinds of critical thinking exercises can instructors do with young learners? Storytelling Odd one out Conclusion Ready to teach English as a Foreign Language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! For young learners, critical thinking may be defined as having the willingness to pick up new things, solve simple problems, make judgments, justify those conclusions, and...  [Read more]

Unlocking the Magic of Teaching English to Children in the Online World - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In recent years, online education has witnessed a remarkable surge in popularity, and this trend extends to English language learning, particularly among children. As someone with a multifaceted background in teaching English and Chinese, translation, and various administrative roles, I have had the privilege to experience the dynamic evolution of language education. In this comprehensive essay, I aim to delve deeply into the topic of teaching English to children online, addressing the unique challenges it poses and exploring an array of effective strategies to create an enriching and interactive learning environment. Challenges of Teaching English to Children Online: Effective Teaching Strategies: Creating a Positive...  [Read more]

Spring Has Arrived ESL Worksheet - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This worksheet is meant for very young learners. The students can practice spring vocabulary, including clothes, activities, and weather.   This worksheet is ideal for practicing spring vocabulary with your beginner EFL students. Print it out and go over the worksheet as a class, or, if your students are more advanced, you can have them fill it out on their own and then feedback later.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

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