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Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners - TEFL Blog


Tue, 01 Feb 2022 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners The first thing to bear in mind when we're looking at the category of beginners is that beginners can be of any age and experience, so really what we should do is to break the beginner category down into a number of sub categories. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic The Absolute Beginner The False Beginner Adult Beginners vs. Young Beginners Beginners without Roman Alphabet Conclusions Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Watch the video about this topic The Absolute Beginner Our first group we may call the absolute beginner, the second group we...  [Read more]

Top Things a Teacher Needs to Focus on When Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Sun, 12 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top Things a Teacher Needs to Focus on When Teaching Beginner Students When you select information to teach in your lesson, you need to think about what level the students are at and how well your lesson fits into what they already know and what they need to know. When you begin teaching it can be quite difficult to know what students are likely to comprehend at each level and few EFL teachers follow the same students from beginner to advanced level. Table of Contents Conseider the students' age Grammar to cover includes: Vocabulary to cover includes: How to explain the meanig Are you ready to teach beginner students? Take a TEFL course to learn new skills! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL...  [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]

The Importance of Different Students’ Profiles - TEFL Blog


Wed, 14 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Different Students’ Profiles Every student requires something different to learn English successfully. Aside from one-on-one lessons, teachers usually will not have the time to dedicate extensive attention to each student, though. Not every English-learner will be given a unique lesson catered to their needs. However, teachers can develop plans that fit best for general types of students based on their profiles. Factors such as students' age, language level, and motivation for learning helps teachers identify a student profile and thus develop the best lessons to get them engaged. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Beginners Young students Motivation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course...  [Read more]

Programs TEFL Online - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Programs TEFL Online Check out tefl tesol about Programs TEFL Online and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts F.R. - Morocco said: Teaching Beginning StudentsOne of the biggest challenges I?ve encountered when teaching beginner students is avoiding the usage of their native language, mostly because I have always been in a situation where I know that language. Learning a new language from scratch is daunting and beginner students are often quite intimidated to speak English when they know so little of it. It is therefore important to set a firm precedent of only speaking in English...  [Read more]

Agency Weekend TEFL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Agency Weekend TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Agency Weekend TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts T.W. - South Africa said: Teaching Beginner StudentsWhen teaching beginners, there are a few very important points to consider achieving the best results. students that are beginners in the English language usually suffer from nerves and a lack of confidence, it is important not to let the students feel so overwhelmed that they lose all interest in learning a foreign language. But on the up side beginner learners are usually the most enthusiastic and faster learning of all...  [Read more]

7 Useful Tips on Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 17 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 7 Useful Tips on Teaching Beginner Students Teaching beginner students is a very challenging task for anyone. Personally, I have always found teaching English to beginners as a tough prospect, whether it is monolingual group and you know nothing of their language or it's a multilingual group and the only common language is English. However, with some work and knowledge, everything is possible to teach beginners the English language. And I believe this is one of the most rewarding to teach. Table of Contents 1. Give simple and clear instructions 2. Let them listen first 3. Speak English only and don't use their own mother tongue 4. Teach the basics 5. Drilling and Repeating 6. Make every English lessons fun and easy 7. Prepare well...  [Read more]

What is a Beginner EFL Student and How Do You Teach Them? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 09 Feb 2021 Mark Crocker Teaching Ideas What is a Beginner EFL Student and How Do You Teach Them? When you decide to take a TEFL certification course with the intention of teaching English abroad, in your home country, or online, it is difficult to know who you will actually end up teaching. Once you have finished your training you could end up teaching primary aged children, teenagers, or adults. They could be from any country worldwide and they could be at any level of English language from beginner to advanced level. In many ways it is a bit of a lottery, so you should ensure you are ready to deal with all types of environments. After a while most teachers develop a preference for the type of student they prefer to teach, however, the beginner EFL student is often the most...  [Read more]

How much should I charge for private English lessons? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How much should I charge for private English lessons? Setting rates for private English tutoring should reflect your teaching experience and qualifications. Beginners in the field typically start with rates from $15 to $20 per hour. Experienced educators with a solid track record and additional credentials, like a TEFL certificate or specialized training, can sometimes charge up to $50 per hour. Many TEFL teachers complement their main teaching roles with private lessons and may eventually move to full-time tutoring. When establishing your fees, consider factors like your experience, the local demand for English lessons, the cost of living in your area, and what the market can bear to ensure competitive yet fair pricing. Table of Contents How much should a newly-qualified teacher charge?...  [Read more]

The Main Principles of Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Main Principles of Teaching Beginners Whom a student is defined within about same parameters by different sources. The Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary also has two definitions of the word student. Table of Contents The Basis of the Article Useful Tips Program Core Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: The Merriam Webster dictionary (online) has two definitions of students which are as reproduced below: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate PAUL D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The Basis of the Article For this summative assignment, the second definition by the Merriam-Webster and Collins COBUILD...  [Read more]

The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers from: 530


The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers The Main Principles of Teaching New Vocabulary Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, you will find out how to work on building students' vocabulary and create lesson plans around this teaching point. 5 More Activities to Play in Your Classroom Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this article, our TEFL graduate shares their favorite games to play with students in the classroom. Why and How Should We Learn Teaching Skills? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post contains information on teaching skills and the ways to learn them. Simple and Effective Ways to Teach English Vocabulary Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This article is devoted to the most effective ways to teach English vocabulary. 5...  [Read more]

The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers from: 1930


The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Top Tips for Teaching Absolute Beginners in English as an EFL Teacher Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Teaching English to students with very little or zero knowledge in the language can be a daunting task! However, these top tips for teaching absolute beginners in English as an EFL teacher will help you lay a great foundation for your students and guarantee their success! Top Online Lesson Plan Resources for New and Advanced Teachers Mark Crocker Teaching Ideas Once their TEFL career is underway, most teachers use the internet to find lesson plans and other teaching resources to keep their lessons fresh and their students coming back for more. Take a look at these top online lesson plan resources for new and advanced teachers. 10...  [Read more]

Motivation: Adults vs. Young learners - TEFL Blog


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Motivation: Adults vs. Young learners People of all ages around the world wish to learn English, for varying reasons, and many begin this endeavor at different times in their lives. For teachers, it is important to understand that the approach to teaching English is not painted with a broad stroke across all ages of learners. To ensure that you reach your class in the most effective way possible it is vital to know what level your students are at and also what motivated them to learn English. Table of Contents Beginning Students Reasons to Learn Personal Interest and Desire Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ilse G. Please note that this...  [Read more]

How did This TEFL Course Improve My Personal Teaching Experience? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 24 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How did This TEFL Course Improve My Personal Teaching Experience? Having been professionally teaching for a year now, this course provided me with a lot of new information, which I can incorporate in my teachings of the English language. I am not able to narrow down to a specific unit within this course because every unit had some information which I was not familiar with prior; however, I would have to say the units that stood out to me the most were: theories, methods, and techniques, managing classes, and teaching special groups. I currently teach students ranging from ages 4-12, and these three units, in particular, helped me to better understand the different levels of students, how to teach each level accordingly, the ESA...  [Read more]

Strategies of Teaching ESL Groups Effectively - TEFL Blog


Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Strategies of Teaching ESL Groups Effectively There are different types of classes. We will be teaching and adults and children. Let's take a more detailed look into each group. ESL teachers are often working with beginners; however, some people could have been exposed to English previously. We can refer to these students as 'false beginners.' This subgroup could include adults who have learned the language before and may have forgotten it without consistent use. Adults beginners may tend to be more motivated than young beginner learners because adults make the decision to study English by themselves. Children may be told to learn and externally motivated by parents or family members. We should keep in mind that a beginner without...  [Read more]

Best Ways to Conquer The Fear of Teaching Beginners - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Best Ways to Conquer The Fear of Teaching Beginners Teaching English in China is exciting (sometimes) but teaching beginners in China can be a game-changer that is if you are up for the challenge. I mean of course if you weigh the options and if you are one of those people who are willing to compromise, learn and grow. Because honestly just like anything else it can be tough in the beginning but later you get the hang of it and end up loving it. Table of Contents Public Schools vs. Language Centers How to survive a beginner class Presentation Reward system Support system Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was...  [Read more]

How to Approach the Teaching of Beginner Students? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Approach the Teaching of Beginner Students? We can notice two approaches of teachers to the possibility of teaching to beginner students: the first is the craze, the second is the fear. Table of Contents Several factors are at the root of his two conflicting emotions such as the teacher's experience, for example. What must be done for this? Some problems can sometimes occur but that we can meet in all classes: boredom, a disruptive, a provocateur, a lack of confidence, ... Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Cassandre F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Several...  [Read more]

Class TEFL Teachers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Class TEFL Teachers Check out tefl tesol about Class TEFL Teachers and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts A.N. - U.S.A. said: Teaching Beginner students In my research I have come across a lot of great tips and reminders on how to succeed in teaching a group of beginner students. Starting off the lesson right I have found how important it is to befriend your students and get to know each one of them individually. Developing a rapport with them and letting them see your personality is so. This puts them at ease and helps them to view you as a person they can talk to rather than a...  [Read more]

What Helped Me in Building Relationships With English Learners in Japan - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences What Helped Me in Building Relationships With English Learners in Japan From both taking this course and my experience in teaching Japanese children English, I have seen the importance and impact of establishing rapport with students right at the start of the class. Starting from the first lesson, a teacher must establish what kind of relationship they desire to have with the students. That relationship must often be with a relaxed atmosphere where the students can feel that they are supported by the teacher. Thus from the very first lesson, the teacher must get to work on getting to know basic information about the students. What kind of interests do they have? Why are they learning English? At what level are they currently in...  [Read more]

Reasons Why Singing Songs Helps Children to Learn English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 21 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Reasons Why Singing Songs Helps Children to Learn English I have a great fascination and interest to teach English as well as proper study techniques to students of all ages. This next year, I plan on moving to China to teach English to young children. When contemplating these future endeavors, I plan on implementing songs as a method to help young children learn English. Singing songs is a fun, interactive method that engages the attention of children. When teaching children, I argue that singing songs is a great method to cultivate and maintain a strong foundation in their English language level. Table of Contents Children and Learning Lesson Goals How to Choose Songs for The Lesson Other Pros Regular Repetition Do you want to...  [Read more]

Top Tips for Teaching Absolute Beginners in English as an EFL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 12 Jun 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Top Tips for Teaching Absolute Beginners in English as an EFL Teacher Teaching the English language to total beginners is a challenge for any teacher - but it's so worth it! English teachers abroad are regularly faced with two possible situations: A) teaching English to a class with zero knowledge in English (often young learners), or B) having to integrate a new student into your class who has never studied English before and now he/she has to pick up the language quickly. Table of Contents Assess the Exact Level of the Student(s) What to Teach Absolute Beginners in English Personal and family information Social interaction Classroom and school Time, calendar and weather Body parts Food Home Incorporate Numbers, Colors, and Shapes...  [Read more]

Methods of Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 02 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Methods of Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom While sentence structure and grammar are the foundation of the English Language, vocabulary is the glue that holds it together. An expansive vocabulary allows students to feel confident in their abilities and communicate more effectively. There are many methods of teaching vocabulary and in each class, the teacher may need to use different methods. This is because each class will be made up of different students each with their own learning style. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: What is vocabulary for? Lesson structure Sample Lesson Plan Depending on students' age An example of a more beginner class could entail: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today?...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles Common English Pronunciation Issues for Native Italian Speakers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences This article was written by our TEFL graduate shares their experience of working with Italian students. The Principles of Motivating in the ESL Class | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Motivating students is extremely important. How to do it successfully? Read in this blog post. Why Phonetics and Phonology are Fundamental for Pronunciation | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Teaching...  [Read more]

How to Do Lesson Planning? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 12 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Do Lesson Planning? Teaching English as a foreign language in another country can be overwhelming for someone without any teaching experience, specifically English teaching. Planning for lessons is very critical for good lesson plans to help to improve the efficiency of students' English learning. There are a couple of aspects to consider to ensure a good lesson plan. Table of Contents 1. Make a teaching plan 2. Learn about your class ahead 3. Write lesson plans for every lesson 4. Include Engage, Study, and Activate in lesson procedure 5. Take advantage of all the books and materials Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Dakota H....  [Read more]

How much should I charge for private English lessons? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How much should I charge for private English lessons? While many TEFL certified teachers secure full-time positions in schools or language centers, some choose to offer private English tutoring. Often, these lessons supplement the primary income from regular teaching jobs, but it is not uncommon for teachers to transition into full-time private English tutoring once they have established a steady clientele. However, determining the right pricing for private lessons can be quite challenging. How much should a newly-qualified teacher charge? Although it is evident that a beginner teacher cannot demand the same rates as a seasoned one, undervaluing your services isn't necessary either. Upon completing a TEFL certification course, you will likely find that students are eager to see what you...  [Read more]

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Older Posts 5 Weekend Trips You Have to Go on While Living Abroad in South Korea Linda Dunsmore Destinations Teaching English in Korea? Don't miss out and check out these 5 weekend trips you have to go on while living abroad in South Korea. The 5 Most Common Types of EFL Students and How to Deal with Them Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Are you ready to teach English abroad? Before you step into the classroom, don't forget to read up on these 5 common types of EFL students and how to deal with them. 7 Activities for Teaching the Present Perfect for the ESL Classroom Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Use these 7 activities for teaching the present perfect for the ESL classroom to teach the present perfect tense to your students and help them understand the...  [Read more]

What You Need To Know When Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 15 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences What You Need To Know When Teaching Beginner Students From the 60-year-old successful businessman who has never studied English to the third grader who is learning it for the first time in a school setting, each student has their own motivation and background. Their unique experiences will dictate what they bring to the table and be a factor in their success or difficulty in learning English. Understanding what brought the learners to the classroom, will help a teacher tailor the lessons to be most beneficial to her students. This includes understanding their culture to a certain extent, specifically as it relates to faux pas or misunderstandings that could arise in the classroom setting. Table of Contents Defining the Difficulties...  [Read more]

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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers Top Things to Remember When Creating a Lesson Plan Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Lesson planning is extremely important for achieving better results. Our TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on how to create it better. Reasons to Build Confidence in Your ESL Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Confidence is important for both students and teachers. Our TEFL graduate explains how to help students work on confidence in the ESL class. The World Status of English and Its Influence Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL graduate considers the problem of English spread around the world. How do Different Groups of Students Learn Grammar? Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Grammar is daunting for...  [Read more]

The Main Principles of Teaching Beginner Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Main Principles of Teaching Beginner Students In this essay, I will give an introduction on how to teach beginner level students and I will not only outline how to approach the subject matter to teach first but I will also highlight techniques to create a positive learning environment to keep students motivated about studying. I will focus on teaching adults because young learners will need a slightly different approach. However, some common rules apply to both groups of students. Table of Contents Classroom Environment and Relationships The Culture of Making Mistakes Teaching Approaches So how do we start and get the students to speak from the very beginning? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related...  [Read more]

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


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

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