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Recent Posts TEFL vs. TESOL: Understanding Your ESL Certification Options Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This is a frequently asked question and we usually answer it with another question: Where are you in your ESL teaching career? Regardless of your answer, there will be a course which will meet your specific needs. So what are the options? The Power and Practicality of Visual Aids in the Classroom Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Visual aids have always been a part of teaching methodology because they obviously work and aid the teaching process. There are benefits of using visual aids when teaching ESL, for both the students and the teacher. Top Differences when Teaching Multilingual versus Monolingual...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom Sara Stojanovic TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore Gardner's 8 intelligences and tailor your teaching methods to tap into students' unique strengths for effective learning. Top 3 Differences in Teaching Approaches With Young Learners and Adult Learners Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Explore key differences in teaching children and adults. Adapt your methods to enhance learning for all age groups. Teaching Language Skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening Sara Stojanovic TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Unlock the power of language education! Explore effective techniques for teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. ...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Tips and Tactics Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Revamp your teaching with modern classroom management strategies. Create engaging, respectful, and productive learning environments today! Can I teach English with just a TEFL or TESOL certificate? Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences EFL teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and it is often surprising just what experiences the people who enter the profession have. There are a whole range of ages, ethnicities, teaching experiences and qualifications that new entrants to the profession have and this is great news for many. Mastering Classroom Management: Strategies, Models, and Best Practices Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching...  [Read more]

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Older Posts How to Become a TESOL Teacher in Vietnam Minh Huy Hoang Visa and Legal Destinations TEFL Information Discover essential tips for aspiring TESOL teachers looking to excel in Vietnam. From certifications to cultural insights and job search strategies, learn how to navigate the unique landscape of teaching English in Vietnam for a rewarding and successful experience. Top 6 Government-run TEFL Teacher Programs Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Explore government-run TEFL teacher programs worldwide. Discover opportunities to teach English, travel, and make a global impact. A Journey in English Teaching: From Language School to Personalized Success Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore a seasoned English teacher's...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Is it worth taking a TEFL degree? Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information It is possible to take a course at almost every level of qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Here we will look at some actual courses and what you can do with your degree. Then we will look at what those qualification levels are. Top Tip for Non-native English Speakers to Improve Their English Skills Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences As a non-native English speaker it is useful to develop your skills in the English language on an ongoing basis. (This is true for Native speakers also). Mastering Error Correction: Strategies for Balancing Fluency and Accuracy in ESL Classrooms ...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Navigating the Testing Maze: Understanding the Array of Assessments for ESL Learners Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Testing is required at various stages in a student course to assess the language proficiency of, English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. What are these tests and what do they cover and finally where do students usually take them. TOP tips for teaching ESL Young Learners Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Teaching YL’s can be very rewarding as their progress can be quick, however, being young, they also present challenges. The following ideas have been tried and tested over many years and have proven to be effective. Revolutionize Your EFL Lessons with ChatGPT: Creative Tips and Tricks for...  [Read more]

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Older Posts The Benefits of Music in Learning Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Discover the powerful benefits of incorporating music in the classroom. Enhance learning, foster connections, and boost memory retention. Read more! Enhancing Receptive Skills: Teaching Reading and Listening Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Unleash the power of receptive skills in language learning. From comprehension strategies to teaching vocabulary, discover effective techniques now! Stories for Teaching English: Suitable Options for Different Age Groups Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Discover the power of storytelling in English language teaching. From children to adults, find out which...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching One-to-One: Unveiling the Benefits and Considerations Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Pros and Cons of Teaching One-to-One: Discover the benefits of personalized attention and engagement, while considering limitations in diversity and group activities. Make informed decisions for effective teaching. Readers Are Leaders: How to Instill a Love for Reading in Children? Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Readers Are Leaders: How to Instill a Love for Reading in Children? Discover the secrets to motivate young minds, choose captivating books, and create engaging activities. Cultivate a passion for reading that lasts a lifetime. Enhancing ESL Reading Lessons: Strategies and Materials for Effective Learning ...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Top 3 ESL Games for Teaching Online Sara Stojanovic TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Discover the transformative power of interactive games in online English teaching. From Kahoot challenges to Scavenger Hunts, engage and excel! How Can Parents Help an ESL Teacher? Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Empowering ESL success: How parents can boost language learning. Creating a supportive home, encouraging reading, and collaborating with teachers. 5 Effective Ways to Inspire Children's Passion for Books Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Learn how to instill a love for reading in children. Teach importance, accessibility, positive reinforcement, and fun approaches in education. Beyond the Classroom: Diverse...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Navigating Learning Difficulties: Understanding, Strategies, and Success Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Unveil the realm of learning difficulties. Discover insights into causes, strategies, and resilience against challenges. Benefits and Challenges of Personalized Language Learning through 1-to-1 Teaching Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Explore the pros and cons of one-to-one language teaching. Personalized learning vs. limited peer interaction. Top 5 Free Resources for ESL Teachers Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Teachers, new and experienced spend a lot of time planning lessons and preparing materials. Anything that can help reduce this task is always welcome. Here are five trusted and tested sites to do...  [Read more]

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Older Posts 7 Easy Ways to Make Money Online as an English Teacher Elizaveta Pachina Budget and Salary TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This blog post was written by an ITTT TEFL expert who shares 7 ideas on how to make money online as an English teacher. Online EFL market is boosting this year due to the global quarantine, thus, there are new ways to implement your skills and get profit sharing your personal EFL teaching experience. Why I'm a Better English Teacher than my British Boyfriend Anastasiia Ovchinnikova TEFL Information Alumni Experiences In this article, our TEFL student shares their experience working in China as a non-native English speaker. She overviews the Chinese ESL market demand in native teachers and explains why it is more...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching English in the Czech Republic - The Salary and Budget Guide Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary Destinations The Czech Republic is a popular destination for EFL teachers wanting to teach English in Europe. If you are interested in joining other English teachers in the country, check out this guide on salary and budget for a teacher living in the Czech Republic. Step-By-Step Guide to Legally Teaching English in the Czech Republic Christine Thompson Visa and Legal Destinations The Czech Republic is an exciting country with prospering career opportunities in English language teaching for many around the world. Here's our step-by-step guide to legally teaching English in the Czech Republic. 5 Important Things to Prepare You for Teaching English in Hanoi ...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Team-teaching: The Good and The Ugly Amanda Stern Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas A preferred method of teaching abroad is the team-teaching approach. This is where two teachers, dubbed T1 (often the “main” teacher”) and T2 (often the “assistant”), work together to develop a syllabus, prepare materials and lessons, teach students, then evaluate the results and make changes whenever deemed necessary. As the base, unless T2 has strong language skills in the local language, T1 will be expected to explain core grammar. Both are responsible for their own contributions to the class in order to create a cohesive classroom for effective English learning. Tips for Getting Involved in the EFL Community Abroad Amanda Stern Destinations Alumni Experiences Are...  [Read more]

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Older Posts The 3 Most Popular ESL Games That Work in Every Classroom Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this article, an ITTT TEFL course graduate shares the three most popular ESL games that work in every classroom. Teaching Formal and Informal Language in the ESL Classroom Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this article, an ITTT TEFL course graduate shares their thoughts on teaching formal and informal language in the ESL classroom. Top 4 Tips How to Find a Teaching Job in China Elizaveta Pachina Destinations Are you interested in teaching English in China? Here are the top 4 tips how to find a teaching job in China. 5 Creative Writing Activities for the ESL Classroom Laura Payne Teaching Ideas Writing is a large part of...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching English in 2021 ✅ Setting Realistic TEFL Goals Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Are you interested in teaching English abroad or online in 2021? ✅ Our TEFL expert Linda goes over a realistic timeline from taking your TEFL/TESOL course to starting to teach for your 2021 TEFL goals. Don't miss it! A LIVE Look into ITTT's TEFL/TESOL Course Platform Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How do online TEFL/TESOL courses with ITTT work? ✅ This live event offers an insight into our online course platform. Teaching English in 2021 ✅ What You Need to Know Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Are you interested in teaching English abroad or online in 2021? ✅ Our TEFL expert Linda is sharing current...  [Read more]

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Older Posts TEFL Options - Alternatives to Working in a State School or Language Center Mark Crocker TEFL Information Alumni Experiences For many TEFL graduates, working in a state run school or a private language center is the obvious outcome of gaining a TEFL qualification, but what other options are there? Here, one of our graduates looks at some other popular choices. The TEFL Budget Planner: How much money do I need to teach English abroad? Kevin Cullen Budget and Salary How much money do you really need to get your career in teaching English abroad going? This TEFL budget guide offers all the answers to your questions! The 3 Most Important Chinese Policies to Know For Teaching Expats in China Elizaveta Pachina Visa and Legal Destinations China is the largest...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Guide to Writing a TEFL Resume That Will Get You Hired Kimberley Dale Visa and Legal TEFL Information Are you looking to work as an English teacher abroad and travel the world? Here is our guide to writing a TEFL resume that will get you hired! Top 10 Places to Take Your TEFL Course in the Fall Linda Dunsmore Destinations TEFL Information Summer doesn't have to be over! Now is the perfect time to plan your TEFL adventure in the fall. Here are our top 10 places to take your TEFL course in the fall. 7 Activities for Teaching Conditionals in the ESL Classroom Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Use these 7 activities for teaching conditionals in the ESL classroom to help your students understand the correct structure and usage of this complex grammar point. 5...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching Monolingual vs. Multilingual Classes Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, we will consider some of the organizational and pedagogical differences that we should be aware of when teaching Monolingual and Multilingual classes. Both bring their own potential advantages and disadvantages to us as teachers, that we should be aware of. Creating your Own English Immersion Experience for ESL Students Estefany Garduño TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Let’s change the game by giving a higher immersion of English to your ESL students without going to an English-speaking country to obtain more vocabulary, pronunciation, and speaking practice. Problems with Business English Classes - And How to...  [Read more]

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Older Posts From Immigrant to ESL Teacher - A TEFL Graduate's English Teaching Journey Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Alumni Experiences This article was written by an ITTT TEFL course graduate who emigrated to the United States from China at the age of 18. The TEFL grad explains how their English learning experience helped them to become a successful TESOL teacher today. Should You Teach One-to-One or Student Groups? - An ESL Teacher Explains the Difference Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information This article was written by an ITTT TEFL course graduate who answers the question "Should You Teach One-to-One or Student Groups?" and dives into the difference of the two class types. Why Taking a TEFL Course Is Highly Beneficial Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Earning a TEFL...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching English Online with Preply: ✅ Anastasia's Experience Elizaveta Pachina Budget and Salary Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL alumna Anastasia shares her experience of working with Preply. ✅ If you are interested in online English teaching, this interview will help you learn more about the online teaching job and this popular platform. Top 10 Mistakes of an Online English Teacher Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this blog post, our TEFL expert shares their thoughts on the top ten mistakes that online teachers make. ✅ Check out this article to find out what these mistakes are and improve your online teaching today! Online vs In-class Education: ✅ Pros...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Teaching Multiple Tenses: Should You Do It and If So Which Ones? Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching the tense system is a major part of any ESL teacher's job. In this post, a TEFL course graduate looks at how teaching more than one tense at once can save the teacher time and improve results for the students. English Speaking and Writing Errors made by Chinese Primary Students William Noble Destinations Teaching Ideas China is the largest EFL market in the world with more vacant positions than teachers to fill them with. If you want to teach English in China as well, it's a great idea to get a thorough understanding of the English speaking and writing errors made by Chinese students prior to coming to China. Teaching ESL vs. EFL -...  [Read more]

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Older Posts The Ways a TEFL Instructor Influences Their Learners Federico Riva Teaching Ideas This blog post is written by our TEFL graduate who shares their thoughts on some ways a TEFL teacher can influence students' in a second language learning. Don’t Be Afraid of Teaching Slang and Idioms to ESL Students Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas This blog post is devoted to the problem of teaching slang and idioms in the classroom. What Are The Problems For English Language Learners In Saudi Arabia? Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their experience of learning and teaching English. They talk about the challenges they faced when were students and studied in Saudi Arabia. 7 Activities for Teaching the Simple Past...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Top Four Reasons to Learn English Dana W Alumni Experiences There are so many reasons it is important to learn the English language. Before you begin or continue on your learning journey, it is also important to consider your ‘why’. Let’s take a look at the benefits of learning English. You’ve finished your TEFL course - Now what? Andrew Lynch TEFL Information Now that you’ve finished your TEFL course – what's next? With the coursework out of the way, now is the time to start putting together your plan for how you can use your new certificate. We’ve put together a list of essential things to do in order to make the most of your long-held ambitions. What Influencers Don’t Tell You After You’ve Quit Your Job to Travel the World Latrice...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Theories - Methods & Techniques of Teaching English: An Overview Federico Riva Teaching Ideas Methodology, Approach, Method and Technique, what are all these terms and how do they relate to my teaching ESL in the classroom? We take a look at these concepts and explain their meaning. Productive and Receptive Skills in the EFL Classroom - Receptive Skills - Potential Problems Federico Riva Teaching Ideas The receptive skills of reading and listening, generally get less attention than the other skills of speaking and writing. Here we look at some of the reasons they are avoided and why e should overcome these fears. Productive and Receptive Skills - Speaking Activities Federico Riva TEFL Information In this blog post, we will consider three different...  [Read more]

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Older Posts ITTT Course Graduate: My Personal Experience Teaching in Turkey Najwa Sabih Destinations Alumni Experiences Are you interested in teaching English in Turkey? Read this blog post written by an ITTT course graduate about her experience teaching English in Turkey. The ESA Methodology of Teaching - Sample ESA Boomerang Lesson Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas When using the ESA methodology, there are a number of lesson formats available. In the second of this series we look at a Boomerang lesson. What does a boomerang lesson look like and for what level of student is it most appropriate? The ESA Methodology of Teaching - Sample Straight Arrow ESA Lesson Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas In this...  [Read more]

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Older Posts 10 Tips for Teaching Grammar to EFL Students Abroad Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Grammar is an integral part of any EFL lesson. ✅ While grammar isn't always the favorite topic of your EFL students, these 10 tips should help you to plan interesting lessons and to create an effective learning experience. 7 Great Resources for Teaching Business English Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Most instructors teaching business English 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 7 great resources for teaching business English available for free! Top Tips for Sending Money Back Home While Teaching English Overseas Mark Crocker Budget and Salary If you want...  [Read more]

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Older Posts The Importance of Speaking English in Today's World Hoàng Minh Huy TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Speaking skills are crucial for language learners. Learn the benefits of fluent speaking in a second language & strategies to improve your English speaking skills in this informative blog post. Five Fun ESL Activities Every Teacher Should Know Federico Riva Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Activities that may be useful for a range of applications and at various stages of the lesson are very important. In this blog we look at five tried and tested activities that can be used in this way with a variety of classes sizes, ages and types. The 5 Best Programs for Teaching English in Europe Federico Riva TEFL Information In this blog post, we cover the 5...  [Read more]

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Older Posts TEFL Job Interviews - What to Organize Before the Interview Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Most TEFL interviews are now conducted online. Whilst it is very important to think about what questions you may be asked and how you will answer them, of equal importance is being correctly physically set up for the interview. Here we will consider some of the major factors you need to consider before you say, “Hello”. What criteria should be used to evaluate activities? Ahmed Taha Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas This blog post explores what criteria should be used to evaluate activities in an ESL classroom. 7 Top Tips for Writing on the Board Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas One of the most important concepts to cover in the...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Productive and Receptive Skills in the EFL Classroom - Writing Skills Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas What are some of the considerations needed for students to complete a writing lesson? Here we outline some of the types of activity you can produce and major issues to be aware of. Course Books and Materials: Use of the Wipe Board Federico Riva TEFL Information The wipeboard in all its' forms is a ubiquitous tool in the classroom. What should we think abour during our lesson planning and delivery, in terms of the material to be presented on the wipeboard? Course Books and Materials: Use of Visual Aids Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas In this blog post, we will consider some examples of visual aids, such as...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Why Teaching English in Chile is Awesome and Will Change Your Life Ron Borland Alumni Experiences Chile is a beautiful place in Latin America, a popular destination for teaching English as a foreign language. Here's why teaching English in Chile is awesome and how it will change your life. 8 Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started Teaching English Online Karah Musani Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas I started teaching online two years ago. With no training, it was a bumpy start. If there is one thing I want you to take away from this post, it’s this: relax. It gets better. Difficulties in English Phonetics and Phonology: How Foreign Learners Can Master it Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas English phonetics can be daunting to students. Our TEFL...  [Read more]

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