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English, The Universal Language - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Over a hundred years ago, in the late 19th century, a Polish-Jewish eye doctor named Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof wanted to bridge the gaps and misunderstandings between different ethnic groups that he grew up around. Being from a Polish city that, at the time, was a polyglot, multi-ethnic mixture of Poles, Russians, Jews, Lithuanians, and Germans, he saw there was a great deal of distrust between each group, and he believed it was due to the language barriers that each imposed. To create a common ground between every group, he created an international, universal language called Esperanto (Yaffe, 2017). While it was a great idea to create a language that did not belong to any ethnic group and could be used universally, it did not take off in the 20th...  [Read more]

Linguistic Learning - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Many language learning theories are proposed based on certain linguistic theories. In fact, knowledge in linguistics lies at the root of understanding what language learners can learn, how they learn and what they learn ultimately. Therefore, linguistics has always played an important role in the studies of language acquisition and learning. For example, as Ellis (1994:1) points out, "whereas much of the earlier second language acquisition work focused on the linguistic and, in particular, the grammatical properties of learner language and was psycholinguistic in orientation, later work has also attended to the pragmatic aspects of learner language and, increasingly, has adopted a sociolinguistic perspective. So, linguistics has indeed been relevant to...  [Read more]

How do you deal with misbehaving TEFL students? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Addressing disruptive behavior in an TEFL classroom can be challenging, but it is important to know how to manage it to ensure smooth classroom operations. While teaching adult learners might result in fewer concerns aside from minor punctuality issues, young learner classrooms usually come with a greater potential for disruption. To prevent small issues from becoming significant problems, teachers need to acquire skills and experiences to confidently manage classroom behavior. Different types of bad behavior Dealing with bad behavior Rewarding good behavior Managing behavior Different teachers might have varying perceptions of what constitutes disruptive behavior. However, there are universal issues that cause noticeable disruption in the classroom and should be addressed for optimal...  [Read more]

3 Awesome Reasons to Become an EFL Teacher Abroad - TEFL Blog

Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences A teacher, in general, has the direct opportunity to make a difference and to change the future. As a teacher, you will expect every one of your students to want to learn and more importantly to understand. You want your students to fight over the seats in the front row as if they were attending a concert, not elementary school. You want to make your students wonder, make them question, make them think critically, make them write and of course to make them read. Reason 1: You'll see amazing new things! Reason 2: You'll increase your adaptability! Reason 3: You'll broaden your personal horizons! Are you ready to take your TEFL course? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tebogo Z. Being a...  [Read more]

Is it hard to get a job teaching English online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Securing an online English teaching job is certainly achievable, especially with a TEFL qualification. This mode of teaching is highly sought after due to its flexibility, allowing educators to tailor their schedules around other commitments. Whether you are looking for a full-time career or a part-time gig, online teaching can be the perfect fit. The major appeal lies in the ability to teach from virtually any location, provided you have a stable internet connection and the right equipment. What are the typical requirements for an online English teacher? Do I need a degree to teach English online? Can non-native English speakers teach English online? Do I need previous experience to teach English online? What equipment will I need to teach English online? The main qualification...  [Read more]

A Road Map to Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Just as a map is a guide to a territory, grammar is the guide to a language. A language course ought to include such guidance, through which the student perceives direction. The ability to read a map, and, as a result, delineating the goal´s location, facilitates the endeavor to set the student onto the right path. When a learner understands the universal logic of language, he can put his native language into context within every foreign language. This comparison of languages will reveal similarities. To learn that all languages are alike will make the acquisition easier. If the teacher wants the student to understand that languages are closely related he has to present grammar as a common aspect of all languages. Grammar describes principals of...  [Read more]

Can I be an English teacher without an English degree? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs

Absolutely! Many language schools worldwide are more interested in your teaching skills and passion than your specific educational background. While possessing a degree can offer additional opportunities, it is not a definitive barrier. Many individuals without degrees successfully pursue and thrive in English teaching roles abroad. Why is a degree required to do certain TEFL teaching jobs? How can I get a TEFL job if I don't have a degree? Where can I teach English if I don't have a degree? While there is no universal mandate stating TEFL teachers must have a bachelor's degree, several TEFL jobs do require one. The primary rationale behind this requirement is not necessarily pedagogical but administrative, mainly to fulfill visa regulations set by specific countries. Indeed, while...  [Read more]

The Benefits of Music in Learning - TEFL Blog

Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Music has the power to enhance learning experiences. From evoking emotions to fostering connections and improving memory, incorporating music in the classroom brings numerous benefits. The Emotional Impact of Music Music as a Universal Language The Impact on Learning and Memory Harnessing the Power of Music Conclusion Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the author, an alumni of ITTT (International TEFL and TESOL Training). They do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of ITTT. The content provided in this post is for informational...  [Read more]

TEFL Florida - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL Usa

  It is not hard to see why Florida is among the most popularly visited states in the USA. White beaches, clear waters, and sunshine every day are some of the reasons millions of tourists are drawn to Florida each year. It is true that Florida offers some of the best destinations for beach fun and outdoor activities in the country. The country also has a great selection of historic sites and attractions dating back thousands of years. Native Americans of the Apalachee and Tocobaga tribes settled in the area of Florida and appreciated the natural resources of the area. When the Spanish arrived in 1513, they were so impressed by the natural wonders of the land that they called it “Land of Flowers”, Florida. Come and join our TEFL/TESOL course in Florida and see for yourself why...  [Read more]

Tips for Polite and Diplomatic Language - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! As a teacher of English as a foreign language, it's a good idea to teach students polite words and expressions right from the start. While diplomatic language often includes difficult vocabulary, it's actually not that hard to add some polite spice to a simple sentence - even for beginner students.   Of course you can make sentences a lot more polite by using the two magic phrases "please" and "thank you". However, there are a lot of other ways to use more polite language when speaking to others. For English leaners, the problem mostly comes down to the fact that words and expressions that are considered "kind" in one language, aren't always kind in another. English uses a lot of language strategies to express politeness that...  [Read more]

English as a Drive of Globalization - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences A language is called a "global language" when it achieves the official position and education preference in every nation. A global language comes to be used by more people than any other language. The essential reason to make a language global or international is its power for people. The power includes the power of the military, politics, and economy. English is a universal language. It is the world's second native language and the formal language in 70 countries. English-speaking countries are accountable for about 40% of the world's total GNP, while English is used everywhere in the world. Spread of English World Economics Common Thought Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

English as a World Language - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English is considered a universal language, mainly because it is widely spoken all over the world. English was originally the language of England. Its expansion became imperative due to the dominance in world trade, religion, technology, tourism, education and so on. UK expansion and incursion of the USA as the first world power saw the migration of the English language all over the world. About 70 countries adopt the English language as their official language and statistics have it that the English language is one of the easiest languages to learn when compared with other languages like Chinese, French, German or Spanish. English Prevalence English in Asia ESL Career Difficulties Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related...  [Read more]

A Teacher's Importance in Our Education - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In everyone's life, there is at least one person that can be called a teacher, and it doesn't matter who is it — our older neighbor living next door or the person standing at the blackboard in a classroom for hours and trying to give you a piece of knowledge in some way. Anyway, we get something in the result. What does it mean to be a teacher? What does a teacher do? Professional development Teacher's flexibility Example Significant person Are you ready to be a TEFL teacher? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ivan S. The teaching profession is very difficult. Teachers are people who play a big role in the formation of personality. Any teacher needs to realize what a huge...  [Read more]

TEFL Orlando Florida - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL USA: 5 days ▷ combined course

Join our training course in Orlando and you can explore all that the city has to offer during your stay. After your classes and on the weekends, you will have enough time to not only visit the exciting attractions in Orlando but also visit the city's surroundings areas. Our training center is located in downtown Orlando, making it easily accessible by public transit. Our professional teacher trainers are working hard to provide the best possible TEFL/TESOL training to you and make sure that you will graduate with your teaching qualification. When in Orlando, be sure to visit the cities exciting amusement parks, such as Universal Orlando, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Get wet at Wet ‘n Wild waterpark, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and...  [Read more]

The Principal Differences Between The First and Second Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Second language acquisition is used to refer to any language other than the first language, so it refers to the acquisition of any language after the acquisition of the mother tongue. How do we learn languages? Why does a person need to learn a second language? What is assimilation? What is developing during second language acquisition? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Abdelkabir E. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. It functions as a recognized means of communication among members who speak some other language as their mother tongue. For example; English as a second language is learned in...  [Read more]

Why Classroom Management Matters - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This essay will focus on a few effective and ineffective strategies as well as my plan to incorporate these strategies to promote an organized classroom. My greatest fear is a large unruly class that interferes with my ability to teach. As the product of two parents who were public school educators, I understand the importance of integrating proven classroom management strategies. Without these tools, students will not be focused and may not absorb lessons as intended. As such, maintaining the attention of students will require skill and patience but once mastered, an effective learning environment will be the result. I look forward to working with students and maintaining an engaging space that is open, encouraging, and inspirational. Body Language...  [Read more]

The Crucial Role of Motivation in Student Learning - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Apart from cognitive development, there is the moral and social development which are very important as well. Because, very young children do not understand that people have different feelings and experiences, but these perspective-taking abilities develop over time until it is quite sophisticated in adults. Kohlberg's divided it into three levels. The first one is the conventional moral reasoning which is based on personal needs and determination and other rules to avoid punishments. The second's called the conventional Moral Reasoning which is based on the family's expectation, traditional values, the laws of society and loyalty to the country. The third is called the post-conventional moral reasoning is based on the universal ethical principle...  [Read more]

Best Ways to Teach New Vocabulary to Young Students - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas One of the things of the English language that can make English hard to get to grips with. Vocabulary knowledge is highly correlated with reading comprehension and reading achievement. Vocabulary is required for students to achieve cognitive academic language proficiency. All good reasons to make sure that your vocabulary teaching is interesting, useful and effective. The Good Ways To Teach Vocabulary Set achievable goals What should we give to students with a new vocabulary What the right FCs are When teaching FCs for young learners, I follow these steps These are some activities I often use when teaching with FCs: 1. Charades 2. Picture word match race 3. Flash the card 4. Pass the flashcard 5. Flashcards Station Do you want to teach English abroad?...  [Read more]

TEFL vs TESOL - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

The generally recognized acronym for the field of teaching English is ELT which simply means: English Language Teaching. Within this huge field there are a number of specialisms. One such specialism is the teaching of English to learners for whom English is not their first language. Three common acronyms that are often used when applied to this scenario are TEFL, TESL and TESOL. By defining the terms we will show that the idea of comparing one versus the other, i.e. “TEFL vs TESOL” is not particularly useful. So what do they mean? When the English teaching is to non native speakers and takes place in a country where the first language is not English. Examples would be teaching English in Peru or teaching English in Taiwan. TESL applies when teaching English to non native speakers in a...  [Read more]

Pronunciation Challenges Students Face in China - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Every learner of a foreign language may face pronunciation problems now and then. Languages that belong to one language group have more in common in phonics and are usually easier to learn to pronounce correctly. But such languages as English and Chinese are so different, that Chinese learners (and I bet English speaking learners of Chinese too) often have many difficulties in pronunciation. State of the problem Common pronunciation errors How to correct pronunciation problems Learn how to teach pronunciation effectively! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Evgeniya S. I have been working in China as a teacher for more than six months now. When I arrived in this country, I hardly knew...  [Read more]

Ways You Can Act in Your TEFL Class - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How do you define who a teacher is? In the general sense and definition, a teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competence or values. In an informal scenario, someone who helps another learn something new can be called a teacher while in a formal setting, teachers are seen as educators as they teach knowledge through the curriculum to the learners through lectures for adults, lesson, small group activities or hands-on activities for the young learners. Listen to this blog post: Impact in students' future Classroom environment Perfect example Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jackline M. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

Phonetics: How can Phonemic Awareness Facilitate Effective Reading? - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Phonemics according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is a branch of linguistic analysis that consists of the study of phonemes. In other words, it could be explained as the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes. Phonemics awareness, on the other hand, is the ability to examine language independently to its meaning and to manipulate its component sound[1]. Difference between phonemes and phonics Universal way of acquiring a language Why phonemes are important? Correlation between phonemic awareness and spelling ability Teachers' Role Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Lystra H. Please note that...  [Read more]

TEFL Los Angeles California - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL USA: 5 days ▷ combined course

Santa Monica is a city in its own right although it is somewhat engulfed by its larger neighbor Los Angeles. Luckily it is not completely surrounded by L.A. as it sits right on the beautiful coast of California, and with over 300 days of sunshine there are plenty of chances to hit the beach throughout the year. The beach resort nature of the city, easy-going attitude and proximity to Los Angeles, mean its inhabitants are an interesting mix of media and business professionals, students, and surfers. There is unlikely to be a dull day in Santa Monica, which makes it the ideal place to take a TEFL/TESOL course. With its beachside location and warm weather, Santa Monica has been a popular resort town since the beginning of the previous century, drawing in tourists from the local area and all...  [Read more]

TEFL Puerto Vallarta - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL Mexico ▷ ITTT course

Mexico is one of the leading travel destinations in the world. What makes Mexico so appealing for travel? The food, the people, the culture, the natural beauty and so much more. Mexico offers its visitors a taste of every possible landscape that you can imagine, from sandy dune deserts to snow pine forests or buzzing cities to majestic beaches… you name it and Mexico’s got it. If sightseeing is your thing when you explore then take your pick; Mexico has Mayan and Aztec pyramids like Templo Mayor or Calakmul, colonial jewels like Museo de Bellas Artes and Castillo de Chapultepec. Mexico’s past is not all that glorious, but its future is brighter than ever. Impressive urban developments throughout the country place it as one of the most important economies in the world. Puerto Vallarta...  [Read more]

The Top 5 Places to Teach English in Japan - TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker Destinations The utterly unique character of Japan has fascinated people from all over the world throughout history and this is still very true today. Nowhere else quite captures the imagination like Japan, with its individual blend of East Asian culture and high-tech modernity. Its popularity among foreign teachers is also enhanced by the strong demand for TEFL qualified professionals in all of its major cities, as well as many smaller towns across the country. Although competition for the top jobs can sometimes be tough, the promise of living and working in one of the world's most fascinating countries continues to draw many thousands of teachers every year. If you would like to join them, take a look at our pick of the top 5 places to teach English in Japan. 1. Tokyo 2....  [Read more]

Why I Found Taking a TEFL Course Beneficial - TEFL Blog

Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Completing a TEFL course is useful in many ways. Firstly, it is useful to complete a TEFL course because of the knowledge it provides. Before starting this course I had an English background, but I wasn't aware of all the grammatical points I was missing out on. This course has made me think and taught me some very new ideas that I had not previously known before. Aside from grammar, I had picked up some very useful communication skills and problem-solving skills. When in a classroom I learned how to keep people engaged and active. A very useful technique is the ESA technique. That stands for engaging, study, activate. In this technique, you can use the straight-arrow method, boomerang method or the patchwork method depending on the situation of your...  [Read more]

Posts in Category TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews

Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews In this TEFL review video, Regan from the US shares her experience of taking a TEFL course with ITTT. Regan is teaching English in Northern Japan and decided to take a TEFL course in order to have more knowledge on how to structure her lessons. She found that the course was very helpful and the online format allowed her to study at her own pace while working full time. Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews In this TEFL review video, Elleda from the US shares her experience of taking three TEFL courses with ITTT. Elleda felt that she learned a ton of new skills and is now equipped with the right knowledge to succeed in any classroom - abroad or online. She would 100% recommend ITTT for...  [Read more]

TEFL Venezuela - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Tefl In Venezuela

Date posted:2008-02-06 | Writer: Wall Street Institute Venezuela | Email: [email protected] Wall Street Institute Venezuela has six centres throughout the country. We are the premier provider of English instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Our proprietary and innovative method integrates the best of proven teaching approaches to provide the most effective English language education available for adults. Students listen, read, write, speak, and practice English under the tutelage of native English speaking teachers. With over 35 years of experience, Wall Street Institute has provided instruction to over 1.5 million students with a current enrollment of 150,000 students. We have over 350 centers in 25 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America,...  [Read more]

TEFL Lemon is a one-stop solution for TEFL teachers - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT

TEFL Lemon began in 2014 as an ESL blog on the WeChat platform in China, quickly becoming the biggest ESL blog on WeChat. TEFL Lemon provided English teachers with ELT articles to read and share, as well as free ESL lesson ideas, ESL games and fun speaking activities which TEFL teachers could use in their classes. English teachers in China could also download free ESL flashcards on a variety of themes. Following their success on the WeChat platform, in 2018, TEFL Lemon decided to build their own website to offer their ESL Flashcard Games for Kids, ESL Warmers, ESL games and speaking activities for teens and adults for free to TEFL teachers around the world. You can visit their website here. Not only do TEFL Lemon offer teachers brilliant ESL games and teaching ideas, but they also have...  [Read more]

TEFL Venezuela - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Tefl Positions In Venezuela

Date posted:2011-04-06 | Writer: Inlingua | Email: [email protected] Imagine a global network of language centers dedicated to the enhancement of communication across borders. Consider a company that is local and yet international, individual and yet global, personal and yet public. If you're TEFL qualified native speaker of English and looking for a job in such a company, you should contact inlingua. We have centers in both Caracas and Valencia.inlingua's success depends on its staff members. If you are interested in working in Venezuela, contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading. 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...  [Read more]

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