Tefl Interview Questions And Answers

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Good advice and planning before an interview can settle your nerves and provide you with the answers to tough questions. What questions might you be asked? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

So you’ve completed your TEFL course and started applying for jobs in your dream destination country? The next step on becoming a successful English teacher is the TEFL interview. Interviews for teaching jobs can take a couple of different formats and these are face-to-face, over the phone, or via Skype. Each type of interview has its own particular points that need addressing. For face-to-face interviews it is important to be early but not too early make sure that you research the route to the school before the interview day. You must remember to dress smartly; many teaching jobs are in holiday destinations and some people seem to forget the difference between what is suitable for work and what is suitable for the beach. If you are being interviewed over the phone, be clear on the...  [Read more]

Which TEFL course should I take? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

When deciding on a TEFL course, it is vital to consider the standard qualifications EFL employers look for. A 120-hour TEFL certificate course is widely recognized as the baseline requirement globally. At ITTT, we offer multiple avenues to achieve this essential certification, ensuring our trainees meet the most sought-after criteria in the English teaching world. Travel to learn or stay at home? What are onsite TEFL courses like? What are online TEFL courses like? 120-hour TEFL certification Specialized TEFL courses Diploma level course Package courses Combined TEFL courses The first distinction in TEFL course type depends upon whether you want to travel to a training center to complete your studies or stay at home. If you wish to travel, then an onsite course is best for you. Should you...  [Read more]

Personal Information Questions and Answers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This is a great way to prepare students for their beginner's speaking and listening exam.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Unreal Conditionals - Speaking Cards - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This is a set of cards to practice unreal conditionals questions and short answers with your ESL students. They work in pairs or groups and interview each other.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Where are the best places to teach English as a volunteer? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Teaching English as a volunteer has become an increasingly popular choice for those seeking to make a difference and immerse themselves in diverse cultures. While opportunities abound globally, some top destinations include South America's remote communities, Asia's bustling cities, and Africa's rural schools. Each region offers a unique experience, from the rich histories of Cambodia and Peru to the vibrant traditions of Kenya and Colombia. Why should you teach English as a volunteer? Where can you volunteer? What do you mean by best? Here are some variations on the volunteering theme. Free volunteering Affordable volunteer program (starting from $180) Volunteer program with pay Paid volunteer programs Teaching English as a volunteer not only impacts communities in need but also offers...  [Read more]

TEFL Interview: The 15 Most Asked Questions They Will Ask You - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello hello and welcome my name is linda thanks so much for tuning in um yeah i'm back here again like every week i guess um live with itt talking about yet another very exciting and interesting teaching and tefl topic today and i think especially this topic is going to be so useful um and it's i think not talked about enough right we always talk about how to choose the correct tefl course how to choose you know how to find jobs and all this kind of stuff but not we're not going down into the nitty-gritty of the actual tefl interview and that's what we're gonna do today so we are talking about the 15 most asked questions in a tefl interview and hi guys thanks so much for watching i see we already have a couple of people here if you can see me if you can hear me as always please drop a...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Artem Feklushin - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews 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! 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 they know? What do you wish you knew before? 8. Where would you...  [Read more]

Can TEFL work for non-native English speaking teachers? - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information TEFL is considered a career with few opportunities for non-native English speaking teachers as a lot of employers only hire native English speaking teachers. However, with the expansion of TEFL worldwide and the increasing number of individuals ready to get TEFL certified and move abroad to teach, there are also many non-native English speakers who enter the career of TEFL teaching. A TEFL certificate allows teachers to explore the world, break out of their national boundaries while working a rewarding job and earning a competitive salary. Polish Your Portfolio Get TEFL Certified Get to you know the employer Create your teaching portfolio and materials Choose the right location Now it's your turn to get TEFL certified! Related Articles: Listen to this...  [Read more]

Will motivated students learn more English? - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences There is little doubt that students who are interested, involved and motivated are easier to teach. Motivated students are forthcoming and attentive, the class flows easily, and there is more response and creativity during activities. So, with a class full of motivated kids, we find our English class is more fun. But does that mean the students can learn as much? The level of motivation is tied to the teacher's response. Motivated students are more eager to learn. How to motivate your students Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Melanie S. In many countries, in fact, in many traditional schools across the world, grammar drilling,...  [Read more]

Live TEFL Q&A: Ask Us Anything! - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello hi i am back for another live session this week my name is linda from itt over here and um yeah hi i took a break last week i was um traveling actually a little bit of traveling in korea not too far um but yeah i enjoyed the cherry blossoms so that's why there was no life for me last week but um yeah i'm back this week i'm super excited to be back and um yeah today we're just gonna have a um you know q and a session so you guys can ask me questions about tefl and tesol and everything uh teaching abroad teaching online whatever you want to know about tefl and tesol and all that good stuff um so yeah that's what i'm here for today so something a bit more casual um let's have a chat i like to you know uh get to know you guys better you can get to know me me and um iitt and tefl and all...  [Read more]

Answering the Most Asked TEFL/TESOL Questions - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hi welcome guys linda here from itt for another live session this week i'm so happy to be here today the weather is great today the lighting is good uh if you were watching last week uh yeah it was pretty much like the end of the world weather here and it suddenly turned super dark and i don't have a light or anything like a ring light so um but today it's great i feel good i have my coffee right here even though it's almost gone but um yeah so happy to be here if you can see me if you can hear me please just drop a high into the comments we are live on facebook and we're also live on youtube and if you're listening to this as a podcast episode thanks for the download we really appreciate it we always turn our live sessions into podcast episodes you can find the podcast on all major...  [Read more]

Creative Writing Prompts: My City - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This is a creative writing prompt about your student's city. Have them write answers to all the questions asked at the top of the sheet.     Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Present Simple Reading Comprehension - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! Read Elizabeth's description of her daily routine and answer the questions below.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

Ask a Non-Native TEFL Teacher: Career, Motivation, Self-Development - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hey guys it's liza here and i'm super happy to welcome you to our weekly itttt live session uh today we are going to talk um about some usual teaching stuff and if you are interested in anything related to tefl teaching or um probably career building so feel free to uh comment and i'll try to help you out and reach you back with uh my thoughts and ideas um and maybe you'll find um my suggestions useful okay uh i have to fix my camera just slightly i feel like it's moving moving down somehow so um i hope that you can hear me clearly and you can see me clearly and if you see this video if you see this live please let me know where are you guys from so what's something is wrong with my camera uh for some reason i don't know why but uh it's just moving it's just uh going down for some reason...  [Read more]

Top Reasons Why Rules of Pronunciation are Extremely Important for Teachers - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Many ESL teachers have never even heard of phonetics or phonology, yet they use these aspects of speech naturally when they speak. Phonetics and phonology are two areas of linguistics that study the sounds of language. Phonetics focuses on individual sounds, while phonology studies the features and combination of sounds (McMahon, 1-3). There are two reasons why ESL teachers need to know phonetics and phonology: first, it helps them to conceptualize English in a way that their students can understand; and second, it helps them to address their students' difficult pronunciation problems. Why Students Suffer from Pronunciation Issues? Lack of Subject Knowledge Sound Awareness Teacher as a Role Model Are you ready to take your TEFL course? Related...  [Read more]

TEFL Q&A With a Non-Native ESL Teacher - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hey there it's liza here how are you doing guys um i'm super glad to welcome you to today's live session and i should say it's an unusual time for me to start my live stream uh however from now on we're going to go live uh on different days at different time uh just to make sure that we can uh help out as many people as it is possible and there are some people who can't make it on my regular day and at my regular time so that is why i'm here today uh it's actually 10 am at my place and i should say it's just the best way to start my um day my work day because um i can meet this um interesting people who are motivated and um proactive to change their career or i don't know like develop careers so i'm super glad to be here and if you see and hear me please let me know via the chat box so uh...  [Read more]

How many hours do EFL teachers teach? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Before we look at this question closely, we should first make an important distinction. The number of hours you teach in the classroom (often called contact hours) are not the same as the number of hours you will be expected to be in school, often confusingly called contract hours. Next, it is important to appreciate that different teaching jobs have different typical hours. There are basically three types of jobs available. Government and Private Schools Corporate Teaching Private Language Schools Some Cultural Aspects Most schools abroad work normal office hours so you will probably need to be in school, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. (in many Asian countries) until 4:00 p.m. This equates to around 40 hours per week. You will not have to teach for all of those hours but a typical...  [Read more]

How to make money as a TEFL teacher - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Before we answer this question we will first look at the three most common routes towards TEFL qualifications. A TEFL qualification is usually a prerequisite when looking for TEFL employment of any kind. These are: 1) Online courses: a 120-hour TEFL certificate course is the entry level qualification for most jobs. This type of course is conducted 100% online. 2) In-class courses: this type of course is conducted 100% in-class at a location somewhere in the world. Typically these courses also involve teaching practice. 3) Combined courses: this type of course is conducted by a combination of online study followed by a short in-class attendance to complete teaching practice. Three most common working options What other roles can TEFL teachers move into? School manager/director of studies...  [Read more]

How to teach EFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language and is to almost all purposes the same as ESL, English as a Second Language. These two are also equivalent to ESOL which means, English to Speakers of Other Languages. For each of these terms, when we talk about the teaching of them, we add a ?T' to the front of each acronym and hence we arrive at the terms TEFL, TESL and TESOL. As they are basically the same we will refer to just one from here on, TEFL for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and EFL for English as a Foreign Language. TEFL qualifications Onsite courses Online courses Combined courses Teaching jobs Almost all TEFL teaching positions require a minimum qualification of a 100 to 120-hour TEFL certification. Courses provided to cover this certification are usually...  [Read more]

Q&A About TEFL/TESOL - Ask us anything! - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello and welcome my name is linda from itt um thanks for tuning in if you are watching for the first time thanks so much welcome and if you've seen me before on one of our lives welcome back thanks for joining us again if you can see me and you can hear me please let me know in the comments so that i know that everything is working well and also please let me know where you're watching from that's always very interesting for me to know i am in south korea so it's actually friday morning right now it's 10 a.m so i have my morning coffee right here that i might have to uh take a few sips from here and there um but yeah where are you watching from let me know i really i'm really curious to know and today we are talking about well you can actually see right here how does this work where is...  [Read more]

TEFL TALK: Open Q&A Session about all things TEFL & Teaching - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hello everybody hello and welcome we're actually also going live on instagram today so i'm gonna check that out as well so when i look here hi this is on instagram and when i look here this is on facebook and youtube so hopefully everything will be working fine i hope everybody can hear me well and can see me as well so this is the first time that we're actually live on instagram and on facebook and youtube at the same time so i have a lot of screens here in front of me hello there i see somebody tuned in on instagram and a couple of people here as well on facebook and youtube so i hope everything is going well today hi great okay so unfortunately if you're watching on instagram um you won't be able to see like the screen and maybe some questions that i'm popping in there but um that's...  [Read more]

Conversation Cards about Experiences - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! These are fun conversation cards about experiences. Have your students pick a card, read out the questions and answer them.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

How much does it cost to get TEFL certified online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Obtaining a TEFL certification online offers flexibility and can be more affordable than in-class courses. While prices can vary widely based on course content and quality, online TEFL courses generally have fewer overheads, making them a cost-effective choice. It is crucial, however, to ensure the course meets international standards, especially if considering options on the lower end of the price spectrum. While the convenience of studying from home and at your own pace is evident, it is essential to prioritize courses that provide comprehensive training and are recognized globally by employers. How much are standard online TEFL courses? How much are advanced-level online TEFL courses? How much are specialized online TEFL courses? How much are multi-course online TEFL course packages? ...  [Read more]

Animal Reading Comprehension - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! This is a fun worksheet for reading comprehension. The students read the two texts and answer questions about the animals.   Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!  [Read more]

What is a hagwon and are they a good place to work? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

A hagwon is a specialized educational institution in South Korea, distinct from the standard public school system. It operates primarily as a private academy, catering to students who seek supplementary education, especially in subjects like English. While the public school system offers foundational education, hagwons focus on enhancing and refining a student's knowledge. Approximately 95% of South Korean students enroll in a hagwon at some point in their educational journey, indicating their significant role in the Korean academic landscape. Given their prominence, hagwons present a vast majority of employment opportunities for EFL teachers in South Korea. However, potential educators should thoroughly research individual hagwons and their working conditions to ensure they align with...  [Read more]

Tefl reviews - Study Short Answers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  This video is a sample EFL lesson in a real-life classroom setting abroad. After covering how to build questions with modals, the teacher elicits the form for short answers from his students. Notice how the teacher elicits information from his students rather than feeding them the new information. This way, the students think in English and also speak to the teacher in English. 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...  [Read more]

TEFL TESOL: 24/7 Customer Care Assistance & Tutoring - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

  At ITTT we put a strong emphasis on customer care as we know that getting all the information you need and then choosing the right course to suit you can sometimes be a difficult task. If you have any questions regarding our TEFL courses or have any other pre-course queries, you can contact us via a wide range of convenient platforms. Our online contact form is a simple and effective way of sending your questions in and we will do our best to get back to you promptly with all the answers you need. You can also chat to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. On our contact page you will find several phone numbers that you can contact us on directly, depending on your location. You can even arrange a call back from us at a specific...  [Read more]

What will a TEFL employer ask in an interview? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

During a TEFL interview, employers aim to gauge your teaching aptitude, experience, and cultural adaptability. Common questions you might encounter include: Being prepared with thoughtful answers to these typical TEFL interview inquiries will enhance your chances of making a lasting impression and securing the position. What are the most common questions to expect in a TEFL job interview? What work related questions should I expect in a TEFL job interview? Is there such a thing as a typical TEFL job interview? The employer will certainly want to form an impression of who you are as a person, so expect questions such as: What do you like to do in your spare time? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Where do you see yourself in five years? If the job is outside of your home country...  [Read more]

How long does it take to get a TEFL job? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

The duration to secure a TEFL job varies for each individual and depends on multiple factors. While it is challenging to provide a definitive timeframe, it is encouraging to note that most of our graduates secure English teaching positions shortly after completing their certification. Factors like the chosen country's job market competition and the applicant's qualifications can strongly influence the job search duration. How does the destination impact on TEFL job recruitment? How do hiring seasons impact on TEFL job recruitment? How can an individual teacher boost his TEFL job prospects? One of the biggest factors is where you choose to work, as the demand for teachers varies greatly from region to region and country to country. China has such a huge demand that there are often not...  [Read more]

Q&A: Ask a Non-Native ESL Teacher - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

hey guys it's lizzy here and i'm happy to welcome you at another ittttts live stream uh if you don't know me yet i'm a non-native esl teacher i also passed a tefl certification uh several years ago and uh if you are here to learn a little bit more about uh tefl certification uh and uh particularly how to be a non-native esl teacher uh these days i'm here to help you out so feel free to ask me whatever um comes to your mind whatever disturbs you maybe because i am that person who is like 100 percent on your side i'm also a non-native esl teacher and um it took me a while to overcome some challenges being a non-native teacher so feel free to ask me anything by the way i have prepared several questions from from our channel on youtube so i'm gonna take those questions um to answer but if you...  [Read more]

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