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TEFL Alumna Shares Her Best Lesson Planning Tricks - TEFL Blog


Thu, 05 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas TEFL Alumna Shares Her Best Lesson Planning Tricks Lesson planning is an important skill and resource for teachers with benefits for the teacher, the students, and the institution accommodating them. By implementing this technique teachers are equipped with a guide that can instill confidence for themselves, as well as clarity for their students and employers. Table of Contents Benefits Points to Remember Ways to Solve Anticipated Problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jason T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Benefits One of the primary and more evident benefits of...  [Read more]

A TEFL Graduate Shares Her Personal Teaching Experience - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences A TEFL Graduate Shares Her Personal Teaching Experience If someone would have asked me 10 years ago what would I do once I finished University, it would have never crossed my mind to tell them that I would become a teacher. The process of becoming a teacher started when I began to look for part-time jobs while I was studying the Language at Hanoi University. Table of Contents English learning experience First Attempts Professional development What did I learn from the teaching courses Are you ready to develop your professional skills? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Anay M. G. English learning experience My English skills were poor,...  [Read more]

Teaching English in Thailand - An EFL Teacher Shares Her Story - TEFL Blog


Mon, 16 May 2022 Shirin Sophy Destinations Alumni Experiences Teaching English in Thailand - An EFL Teacher Shares Her Story Before moving to Thailand in November 2021 while it almost appeared not just impossible but somehow foolish to leave your amiable country behind and travel 5,479 km to an exotic far-flung destination on a plane full of self-willed international passengers when the pandemic was still going strong, I had no clear idea about the fascinating country I was visiting and life-altering changes I was about to experience. Table of Contents Life in Thailand The Locals Thai Weather Teacher Accommodation Food Life expenses Thai Culture Conclusion Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! As a result of the first fierce waves of...  [Read more]

What it's Like to Teach English Online: An Online Teacher Reveals Her Secrets! - TEFL Blog


Fri, 28 Dec 2018 Gaia Oliviero TEFL Information Teaching Ideas What it's Like to Teach English Online: An Online Teacher Reveals Her Secrets! Working as an ESL teacher can be difficult if you live in a Western country and you haven't undertaken a certain path during your university studies. As far as Italy is concerned, if you want to teach in a public school, you need to hold at least a Master's Degree in pedagogical studies and/or educational sciences. No matter how good an English speaker you are, you are required to own those specific degrees. If you want to teach in a private school, you have to take into account the fact that they prefer to hire native speakers – which is totally licit, to a certain extent. In addition to that, if you have no experience whatsoever in...  [Read more]

When One Teaches, Two Learn - An English Teacher in Korea Shares Her Story - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences When One Teaches, Two Learn - An English Teacher in Korea Shares Her Story I decided to write about the subject I'm an expert in, my personal teaching experience. The focus will be on what I've gained from the last nine years as an EFL instructor. I'll begin by telling you about my first teaching position in rural South Korea. Next, I'll share my experience taking the TEFL course. Finally, I'll discuss my efforts to become an independent online English instructor. I hope my experience can provide some insight into some of the many options for EFL teachers. Table of Contents Teaching English in South Korea English education is everything in South Korea. Taking the next steps towards a career in teaching English Are you ready to teach...  [Read more]

How Taking a TEFL Certification Course Has Improved My Online English Teaching - TEFL Blog


Wed, 06 Mar 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences How Taking a TEFL Certification Course Has Improved My Online English Teaching When I was young, I dreamt about thousands of different jobs, but being an online English teacher was never one of them. However, I've had the opportunity to work with Chinese students ranging from 5 to 13 years old and it has been one of the best experiences of my life so far. How am I going to communicate with them? Am I ready to be a teacher? How will I transmit what I want to teach? These are some of the questions that went through my mind before accepting the job, but when I finally decided to take it and started to be an ESL teacher I knew I was doing what I love the most, transmitting knowledge. Table of Contents Starting at the bottom and working...  [Read more]

Tefl Review For In Class Phuket Course 8 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL Review For In-Class Phuket Course   This recent TEFL trainee in Phuket, Thailand, shares her experience of week 3 of her 1-month in-class course. The third week was challenging but she was able to get her lesson planning assignments resolved and concentrate on her upcoming final task before graduating from the course. The third week was also filled with practical teaching sessions with local Thai students who were eager to learn English with her. She cannot wait to start her career in teaching English overseas. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Role of the Teacher: Jack of All Trades - TEFL Blog


Wed, 08 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Role of the Teacher: Jack of All Trades The one thing l liked most about teaching was the many jackets one gets to wear. To some l was a fashion icon, to others a role model, to others someone they could easily go to and talk about their life and personal challenges. Hence, the code of conduct for teachers stretches even to their communities and homes. Their mere being impacts the lives of the country's generations and helps build a nation, academically and socially. Table of Contents My Role Model Business Idea Source of Motivation Careful Parent Find your role as an English teacher abroad today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Trish A. My Role Model In 2002, l...  [Read more]

The 5 Best Theories of Learning for ESL Teachers - TEFL Blog


Thu, 14 Feb 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences The 5 Best Theories of Learning for ESL Teachers There are many learning techniques and the course covered four major groups – constructivists, maturationists, environmentalists, and others. Table of Contents Maturationist, Environmentalist and Constructivist and Other Theories Discovery Learning Native Language Learning Discovery Learning and EFL Students Downsides of Discovery Learning Are you ready to start teaching English abroad? Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kathi Z. Maturationist, Environmentalist and Constructivist and Other Theories The fundamentals of the maturation theory is the natural biological process humans go through. There is a natural sequence...  [Read more]

Why Get a TEFL certification as a College Student - TEFL Blog


Wed, 05 Oct 2022 Alivia Melius TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Why Get a TEFL certification as a College Student There is already a world of opportunities when you get your TEFL or TESOL certification if you already have a bachelor's degree–but what about those of us aspiring teachers who have not yet finished our undergraduate programs? What advantages do I have getting TEFL certified if I don't have a college degree? From earning scholarships to even being accepted for new jobs, ITTT's teaching certifications offer a lot of ways to jumpstart your teaching career. Table of Contents Job Opportunities Studying Abroad Scholarships ITTT Partnership Program Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say...  [Read more]

The Best Thing I’ve Learned While Taking A TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Feb 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences The Best Thing I’ve Learned While Taking A TEFL Course I have been a teacher with 51 Talk for three years now and to improve my career and teaching skills I have learned some things on this TEFL course that will help me brush up my skills in teaching. Though I have been a teacher's aid before, as well as a bright student who used to tutor others during my school years, it was now that I realized how hard teachers used to work for us to become good learners in school and understand the subjects. Table of Contents ESA Methodology of Teaching Classroom Management EFL Games Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Saba S. Also read My...  [Read more]

Tefl Review For Online Tefl Course 39 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL Review For Online TEFL Course   Sacha is from the United States and she just completed her 120-hour TEFL/TESOL course with tutor support and is excited about her new qualification. In this video review, she describes her experience with ITTT and the course. She thoroughly enjoyed all 20 units and had a lot of fun reviewing English grammar units. She also enjoyed the video resources, especially the real teaching examples of how to teach effectively and how not to teach. She is now pursuing a career in teaching overseas and cannot wait to live abroad. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

10 Pieces of Advice Every New TEFL teacher Needs to Know - TEFL Blog


Thu, 17 May 2018 Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information 10 Pieces of Advice Every New TEFL Teacher Needs to Know Many people around the world dream of moving abroad to teach English. It's exciting, it's life-changing and it can seem like a never-ending vacation. I have taught English abroad since 2015 in China and South Korea and together with fellow teachers with years of experience, I've compiled this list of 10 pieces of advice that every new EFL teacher needs to know. Table of Contents 1. Teaching is Actually Not That Hard - When You are Prepared! 2. Patience is Gold 3. All Kids Are the Same 4. Don't Underestimate Culture Shock 5. You Will Be Confused - and That's OK 6. You Might Get Sick 9. You Might Not Go Back 10. You Won't Be the Same Person Listen to this blog post Are you ready...  [Read more]

A Sample Lesson Plan For a 2nd Grade Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas A Sample Lesson Plan For a 2nd Grade Classroom This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Trang V. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents Preparation PROCEDURE Engagement Study STAGE 2- Attending To Form (20') Activate STAGE 3- Practicing And Enjoying Activities (20') STAGE 4- Review Vocabulary With Song (15') STAGE 5- Developing Strategies For Vocabulary (25') Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Preparation Also Read: Moving Forward: My Personal Teaching Experience, Changing Careers PROCEDURE Engagement STAGE 1 - Understanding...  [Read more]

How My Passion For The Spanish Language Made Me Become An English Teacher Abroad - TEFL Blog


Mon, 11 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences How My Passion For The Spanish Language Made Me Become An English Teacher Abroad As a native English speaker, my first major foreign language experience began in 8th grade, where I had the option of studying either Spanish or French. I chose Spanish, as I'd always been drawn to the language and Latin American culture, and hoped to one day live in a Spanish speaking country. I studied the language throughout high school, but in the years afterward, it wasn't much of a priority and wasn't something I used on a regular basis. Table of Contents Our language classes were mainly structured around learning grammar and following the textbook. I recognized a lot of the same lack of interest in learning as I saw during my own high school...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Regan McAllister - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Apr 2021 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Regan McAllister For ITTT, our community of students and alumni is the most important to us. That's why we'd love to share what our course grads have to say! This will not only have others make a better decision in whether TEFL/TESOL is for them, but it will also help the ITTT community grow bigger and stronger! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

Tefl Review From Tracy - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL Review from Tracy   Tracy is from the United States and enjoyed the in-class training course in Prague, the Czech Republic. In her TEFL review, she says that she is very satisfied with the assistance she received during her time at our Prague training center. Her favorite part of the course was meeting new people and learning about the English language. The most challenging part of the course were getting over the fear factor of standing in front of people but she is much more confident now and can start her career of teaching English overseas. She highly recommends this course because she is happy with the service she has received. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

Review From Tefl Student Lidya - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Review from TEFL Student Lidya   Lidya recently completed her 120-hour TEFL/TESOL program with tutor support and videos as she wanted to teach abroad. The best thing for her was that she was able to complete the course from the comfort of her own home and within a period of 6 months. She worked through all 20 units with passion and dedication and is now ready to apply for positions worldwide. She is excited for her career in teaching overseas and recommend this course to anyone wanting to travel and live abroad. Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Check out ITTT's Blog Posts  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Priscila Silva - TEFL Blog


Fri, 09 Apr 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Priscila Silva For ITTT, our community of students and alumni is the most important to us. That's why we'd love to share what our course grads have to say! This will not only have others make a better decision in whether TEFL/TESOL is for them, but it will also help the ITTT community grow bigger and stronger! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should...  [Read more]

7 Misconceptions about TEFL Uncovered - TEFL Blog


Thu, 05 Jul 2018 Federico Riva TEFL Information 7 Misconceptions about TEFL Uncovered Teaching English abroad is a career more popular than ever. However, with so many options and resources about TEFL available online, there is a lot of false information out there. This post uncovers the seven most common misconceptions about TEFL and clears up any confusion! Table of Contents Misconception #1: You need a degree to teach English abroad Misconception #2: TEFL is only for young people Misconception #3: TEFL doesn't pay well Misconception #4: You need to speak another language Misconception #5: It's really hard to find a job teaching English abroad Misconception #6: You don't need a TEFL qualification if you're a native English speaker Misconception #7: You have to teach kids Listen to...  [Read more]

Guide to Writing Your First TEFL Syllabus - TEFL Blog


Sat, 03 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Guide to Writing Your First TEFL Syllabus So you've got your TEFL certificate in hand and landed your dream teaching job abroad. Once you're at the school, it's time to prep for your classes. More often than not, teachers are expected to create their own course syllabi for their different classes. Here is our guide to writing your first TEFL syllabus. Table of Contents What is a course syllabus? What does my syllabus have to include? Writing your syllabus How to time your syllabus Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our ITTT graduate Zirui P. What is a course syllabus? The syllabus of a course is the frame of what the course is. It tells the students and the teacher...  [Read more]

The Best Thing I've Learned From My TEFL/TESOL Course - TEFL Blog


Sat, 24 Nov 2018 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Best Thing I've Learned From My TEFL/TESOL Course A TEFL course is the first step towards a successful career in teaching English abroad. A TEFL course, whether taken online or in-class, covers a wide range of topics from lesson planning and classroom management, to English grammar and pronunciation techniques. In this post, one of our TEFL graduates shares their thoughts on the best thing they've learned from their TEFL/TESOL course with ITTT. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our ITTT graduate Leif O. The best thing that I learned from my TEFL/TESOL course is that teaching is more nuanced than just having a lesson plan and letting the...  [Read more]

Is a TEFL Certificate Necessary for Online Teaching? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 04 Sep 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Is a TEFL Certificate Necessary for Online Teaching? There is one question that often arises: is acquiring a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate necessary for online teaching. In this text, I argue that while a TEFL certificate is not mandatory for all online teachers, it is highly recommended for inexperienced teachers and amateurs who wish to embark on an online teaching career. The certificate provides essential pedagogical knowledge and boosts credibility, making it particularly beneficial for those lacking prior teaching experience or a pedagogical background. Now let's go through the most important aspects of acquiring a TEFL certificate and decide whether each teacher needs...  [Read more]

Teaching Beginner Students and Students with Learning Difficulties - TEFL Blog


Tue, 16 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Beginner Students and Students with Learning Difficulties Teaching can be difficult or very easy, but either way, it is fun.As a tutor, I have experienced teaching beginner students for the past two years. Beginner students have a huge difference between classmates. Some have already known many words when they even have not started their primary school life. Some of them do not know the 26 alphabets when their primary school life has already started, so when you put them into the same class, it is quite challenging for teachers to prepare materials. However, on the bright side, younger students tend to learn fast so they can easily catch up with other students. Table of Contents Let me share one of my experiences. Do you...  [Read more]

What are a Teacher’s Roles and Responsibilities? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What are a Teacher’s Roles and Responsibilities? There is something special about a teacher. The role they play in a student's life and education is undeniable. Just think about your school days and the role your teachers played on the road you find yourself today. Table of Contents The many roles in the classroom Personal qualities Professional qualities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Huibré T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The many roles in the classroom Teachers are psychiatrists, lawyers, mentors, moms, dads, doctors and so much more than just a teacher. A...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Tesol Tefl Reviews Video Testimonial Tefl Video Journal Linda Part 4 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - TEFL Video Journal - Linda, Part 4   In the fourth part of her TEFL review video journal of her TEFL course with ITTT Linda talks about her experience of studying unit 4. This grammar based unit is the first that covers the tense system of the English language. The unit focuses on the present tenses and Linda feels that while grammar can be quite boring to study, this unit does a great job in explaining how the tenses can cause problems for learners of English by pointing out issues that do not occur to native speakers of the language. 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...  [Read more]

My Favorite Part of The ITTT TEFL Course: Alumni Experience - TEFL Blog


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences My Favorite Part of The ITTT TEFL Course: Alumni Experience Coming into this, course I had a basic understanding of how a teacher prepares for and teaches a class. I had always thought it was easy for a teacher to teach; teacher walks in, teaches and goes home but I didn't know how much work would have to be put into a lesson to make the best out of it, and this is where I learned the best thing during my TEFL/TESOL course. Table of Contents Methodology What is ESA How to Use it in the Classroom Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jason F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT....  [Read more]

The 15 Most Asked Questions in a TEFL Interview - TEFL Blog


Mon, 27 Aug 2018 Carrie Kellenberger Visa and Legal TEFL Information The 15 Most Asked Questions in a TEFL Interview Learning how to answer common questions in an ESL interview is easy if you've researched and prepared in advance, even if you've never had a formal job interview before. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: The 15 Most Common ESL Interview Questions Now you are ready for your adventure! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Before we head into answering the top 15 most asked questions in a TEFL interview, there are a few things to check off your to-do list before interviewing: Listen to this blog post: The 15 Most Common ESL Interview Questions 1. Tell me a little about yourself. This is an icebreaker question...  [Read more]

5 Things Teaching English in China Taught Me - TEFL Blog


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 Anastasiia Ovchinnikova Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 5 Things Teaching English in China Taught Me It's already been a year and a half since I said goodbye to my young English learners at a small bilingual kindergarten in Beijing and packed my suitcases to start a new life chapter in Spain. The memories of this time, 10 GB of pictures and videos on my hard drive, and a little notebook with local recipes still warm up my heart. The life of an expat is not that easy, but it's worth it in so many different ways. This blog post talks about the most important things that I've learned after almost three years of living and teaching English in China. Table of Contents 1. Build friendships with a local community 2. Get familiar with the...  [Read more]

Top 10 Places to Take Your TEFL Course in Spring - TEFL Blog


Mon, 01 Oct 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations Top 10 Places to Take Your TEFL Course in Spring Spring is the perfect time of the year to get out there and explore the world! These are the top 10 places to take your TEFL certification course in the springtime. Table of Contents 1. Tokyo, Japan 2. Rome, Italy 3. Shanghai, China 4. Kathmandu, Nepal 5. Limerick, Ireland 6. Cusco, Peru 7. Florence, Italy 8. Athens, Greece 9. Phuket, Thailand 10. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Listen to this blog post Are You Ready to Teach English as a Foreign Language? Related Articles: 1. Tokyo, Japan What better place to experience spring than in beautiful Japan? During the spring season, the entire country is painted in pastel pink cherry blossoms and the capital of Tokyo is an especially great place to...  [Read more]

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