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The Description of the Role of the Teacher - TEFL Blog


Wed, 01 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Description of the Role of the Teacher This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate MUSTAFA N. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents Is a teacher just a teacher? This is the question, which one is better than others? What Makes a Good Teacher? There is a very good saying of a leader "attitude is everything". Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: The role of the teacher can be divided an analyzed in two different ways; One is the education and knowledge, (part 1)Second is the personality and communication abilities, (part 2) Part one is a general precondition for every candidate, but part two is...  [Read more]

The Role of the Teacher in the Learning Environment - TEFL Blog


Wed, 15 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Role of the Teacher in the Learning Environment By creating an environment in which students are encouraged to feel comfortable and motivated to improve, students can better absorb information from the teacher and each other, and in doing so, improve their language abilities. So whilst the teacher has several different roles and objectives for themselves and their students, the fundamental role of the teacher is to cultivate a positive learning environment. As such, it's most important for the teacher to establish and maintain rapport, to encourage respectful discourse, to consider the sensitivities of students, and encourage confidence. Although there are many different roles and objectives for a teacher to be working...  [Read more]

The Many Roles of the Teacher in the ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 11 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Many Roles of the Teacher in the ESL Classroom The role of a teacher is constantly changing throughout the day. The teacher's role can be influenced by: the lesson, the students, and the circumstances that might arise during a classroom session. Teachers frequently perform various roles when teaching students, some of these roles include: instructor, facilitator, mentor, psychologist, counselor, and policeman. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: A teacher can act as an instructor. A teacher can act as a facilitator. A teacher can act as a mentor. A teacher can act as a psychologist. A teacher can act as a counselor. A teacher can act as a policeman. Are you ready to teach English Abroad? Related Articles: Check out what...  [Read more]

The Different Roles of the Teacher in the English Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Different Roles of the Teacher in the English Classroom There is no doubt that a teacher plays a vital role in the classroom. To become a good teacher, the teacher should pay full attention to their teaching and students' learning. In particular, teachers serve many different roles in the classroom rather than just convey linguistic lessons such as Controller, Organizer, Assessor, Prompter, Participant, Tutor, Resource, Model, and Observer. Over the years, there are a great number of changes in the teaching approach along with the learning strategies. The classroom becomes 'student-centered' rather than 'teacher-centered'. This will largely depend on which type of activity and what we wish the students to achieve. Table of...  [Read more]

The Importance of Sharing Responsibilities in the Management of the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Sharing Responsibilities in the Management of the Classroom Oftentimes in a classroom, the burden of managing a classroom is assumed to fall squarely on the shoulders of the teacher. The teacher is viewed as the source of knowledge through which students can learn and it is thus the responsibility of the teacher to share this knowledge in a manner that is both appealing, digestible, and feasible. Teachers may find themselves viewing students as potential obstacles to this role, as they must find a way to coax students into learning and taking part without disrupting a lesson. Table of Contents How to Overcome Misconceptions? Teacher's Confidence Approach to Teaching Who should a teacher be? Do you want to teach...  [Read more]

The Image of The Perfect Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 28 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Image of The Perfect Teacher What qualities should a teacher have? Personal or professional qualities, and which ones are more important? For example, is it possible for a teacher to be charged with a duty to love children, or is it enough that he treats them with respect and good knowledge of his subject? Should a teacher be an outgoing leader? Which teacher is better - kind or strict? Table of Contents Language Proficiency Soft Skills Creativity Organizational Skills 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 written by our TEFL certification graduate Alla S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily...  [Read more]

The Benefits of the ESA Methodology - TEFL Blog


Thu, 30 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Benefits of the ESA Methodology Over the course of this certification program, I learned an abundance of information and methodologies, but none as important as the ESA outline; the ESA methodology is, undoubtedly, the best thing I've learned from my TEFL course. The ESA procedure provides a myriad of benefits, engaging learners in a series of dynamic activities aimed to create a seamless and effective educational environment. Due to the adept and fluid nature of the ESA methodology, it is easily the most important tool taught to me throughout this program and something I foresee utilizing often in the near future. Table of Contents Engage Stage Study Stage Activate Stage Are you ready to learn new teaching methods? Take a TEFL...  [Read more]

The History of The ESA Approach - TEFL Blog


Tue, 14 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The History of The ESA Approach My first exposure to learning a foreign language was back in the 1950s watching French lessons on the National Education Network, the predecessor of PBS. The only thing I can remember from the experience was the word Ecoute, listen, which I did little of. Latin classes in Junior High, followed by Spanish courses in High School and College did little to help me as an adult. The teaching methods used were both classical, grammar-translation and Audio- bilingualism, both tried and true relics of the past, and in some cases the present. Table of Contents What is ESA? ESA Structure Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

The History of the ESA Methodology - TEFL Blog


Tue, 04 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The History of the ESA Methodology ESA is a learning methodology invented by Jeremy Harmer. April 30, 1947, He has taught English in Mexico and the UK and has trained teachers around the world. He is the series editor of the "How to teach" series, and the author of the highly acclaimed The Practice of English Language Teaching and How to teach English. Table of Contents The principles of the method Typical Structure Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Nawal S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The principles of the method The ESA method which he invented, has all the factors...  [Read more]

The World Status of The English Language - TEFL Blog


Tue, 03 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The World Status of The English Language A global language is a language spoken internationally, the most popular one being English. It is learned by many people as a second language. Table of Contents Word Origin Global Communication Language Structure Cultural Importance Challenges For Learners Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Damian B. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Word Origin A big part of the lexical units in the English language was taken from German, Latin, French, and other European countries. People think that languages have a strong relation between...  [Read more]

The Ever-Changing Role of the Teacher - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Ever-Changing Role of the Teacher Deciding what role will be held as a teacher as many variables. Teachers can be anywhere from instructors to policemen and many things in between on any given day. Being aware of which role is necessary and when will have an impact on the teacher and students. Table of Contents Let us begin with the role of the instructor This takes us to the next role of facilitator When in front of the classroom the teacher becomes the mentor to the learners Time to focus on the role of a psychologist The counselor Now onto the policeman Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Johnelle M. Please note that this blog...  [Read more]

The Importance of Games in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 08 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Importance of Games in the Classroom "Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn." O. Fred Donaldson (Pulitzer nominated author, and renowned play researcher). Table of Contents Traditional Approach Two Styles of Teaching Effects of Game Play What Games to Use? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kristel-Ann I. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Traditional Approach In a traditional school, students are expected to study the lesson from the book and from what the teacher discussed. It is a straight discussion without activities, and...  [Read more]

The Role of Games in The Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 16 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Role of Games in The Classroom The use of games in the class can activate the atmosphere of learning, reduce learning pressure, and stimulate learning interest more. Independent and selective learning is good for developing students' multiple intelligenceand promoting the formation of good feelings. There are five benefits of games in the classroom. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Creating positive atmosphere Stimulating interest in learning Positive attitude Good feelings Intelligence Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Michael F. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

The Teacher’s Role in the Classroom Management - TEFL Blog


Thu, 09 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Teacher’s Role in the Classroom Management Teachers are facilitators of student learning and creators of the productive classroom environment. A good teacher has effective discipline skills and can promote positive behaviors and change in the classroom. A great teacher has the classroom management skills and can ensure good student behavior, effective work and study habits and over the sense of respect in the classroom. Teachers set the class of their classroom, build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students, become role models, and listen and look for signs of trouble. Table of Contents Self-consciousness Balance and flexibility Discipline Troubleshooting Cultural sensitivity Different roles include the following:...  [Read more]

The Language that the Global Community Needs - TEFL Blog


Fri, 29 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Language that the Global Community Needs The word "Globalization" has grown in use, in part due to; the advent of technology, tourism, politics, international trade, and economics, just to name a few. These factors have encouraged more people from different lingual backgrounds to mingle and work together in a world where everything is becoming interconnected. In light of this, English has for a very long time been used as the language to help facilitate globalization. Table of Contents My Personal Experience Advantages of English Proficiency Native vs. Non-Native Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ian S. Please note that...  [Read more]

Mastery of the Teacher in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 20 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Mastery of the Teacher in the Classroom There is an ancient Chinese quote which says: "Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I." - We can apply this old quote to our days, even though our challenges may be more extensive. Table of Contents Modern Problem Skill to Involve Game Changer Listen to this blog post Do you want to teach English to ESL students all over the world? Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Rodrigo O. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Modern Problem Today anyone can go through the web and seek information; this made the task of teaching a bit harder since we have to deal with an immediate...  [Read more]

The Day the Planet Earth Speaks English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 13 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Day the Planet Earth Speaks English In Crystal (2003) the statement "English Rules" is said to present a scenario wherein the English language spreads continuously and becomes universal. This is a real possibility in the next century, as the technological and socio-economic developments are improving the quality of life and are enhancing the way we live and learn. The English language is well on its way to become the world's first "lingua franca" if it has not already. It is said that a language achieves a genuinely global status once it has developed a special role that is recognized in every country across the planet. However, caution should be taken, as according to Crystal (2003) the special role has more than one...  [Read more]

The Use of Games in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Use of Games in the Classroom I have been teaching English as an assistant language teacher in Japan for the past 4 years. I have taught all grades from kindergarten through 9th grade, and have worked with many teachers with a variety of teaching styles. In this essay I will look at the use of games in the foreign language classroom, drawing from my experiences to look at several specific games and discuss how they help students learn and use English. Table of Contents 1. Games are a good way to make class fun, increasing student motivation while using English. 2. Creating activities with existing resources 3. A possibility to communicate 4. Examples of games Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course!...  [Read more]

Team-teaching: The Good and The Ugly - TEFL Blog


Mon, 08 Jun 2020 Amanda Stern Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Team-teaching: The Good and The Ugly 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. Table of Contents The Good Shorter Preparation Times More Collaboration with Ideas Utilizing Each Other's Strengths The...  [Read more]

Hybrid Classrooms: The Way Towards The Future - TEFL Blog


Tue, 18 Aug 2020 Zainab Sadriwala Alumni Experiences Hybrid Classrooms: The Way Towards The Future It's almost been many months since we started the process of transitioning towards online education due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In fact, there has been a complete shift from the traditional way of teaching to a virtual method. The world has come to believe, and more so understand, that virtual classrooms remain the need of today. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. The habit of research 2. Using suitable and relevant technology in the classroom 3. Ensuring better preparation of material 4. Clear instructions for classwork and homework 5. Following rules and discipline 6. Testing methods could be improved 7. Retention of students was considered more Do you want to teach...  [Read more]

The Importance of New Technologies in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 23 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Importance of New Technologies in the Classroom When we talk about modern education, what a student wants the most is a good classroom and a good experience. With advancements in science and technology, there is a lot of things to expect in the education sector. Incorporating modern technologies in the right mix can lift the spirit of the classroom learning environment. With the convenience, availability, and flexibility offered with new technologies, students would have more interest in learning, sharing and learning new information in day to day basis. Table of Contents 1. Convenience 2. Availability 3. Flexibility Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

The Practical Value of Games in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 03 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Practical Value of Games in the Classroom Education and teaching are always changing. Thus, teachers are constantly thinking of new ideas and techniques they can implement in their classroom and teaching plan to more effectively educate their students. Presently, the notion of games within the classroom is widely popular among teachers. One may think that this relationship between games and learning is ironic, as most individuals classify games as a hindrance to education. However, through its engaging attributes, the tendency to boost class morale and motivation, and overall improvement within student's creativity, games in the classroom that inspire education are very effective when teaching. Table of Contents Engagement Power...  [Read more]

The Role of Teacher Confidence in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Thu, 03 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Role of Teacher Confidence in the Classroom Teaching is a profession that calls upon a teacher to embody many different characteristics and qualities for them to be able to perform in their role successfully. Among other things, an argument can be made that it is essential, or at least beneficial, for a teacher to be someone who is or can become comfortable in their role for their students. A key component of achieving this goal is to be confident in their ability. Careful examination suggests that a greater level of self-confidence on the part of the teacher in the classroom positively affects the learning experience for students and the teaching experience for the teacher. Table of Contents What is Confidence? Research Data...  [Read more]

The Power of English in The Global Community - TEFL Blog


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Power of English in The Global Community When I first began my career of teaching internationally I remember a very distinct moment. I was sitting at a dinner restaurant with friends who were all from different countries: Germany, the Netherlands, the US, Columbia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Montenegro. While we were all from very different and faraway places we could all talk and share with each other. The only way that was possible was because of our one connected, global language. Table of Contents Definition of The Global Language Historical Reasons Geographical Reasons Industrial Reasons Economical Reasons Do you want to teach English around the globe? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

The Principles of Motivating in the ESL Class - TEFL Blog


Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Principles of Motivating in the ESL Class Before a student is going to succeed, they have to want to succeed. Students have to find their reason why. As an English teacher, it is important to be able to help someone discover what motivates them, and help them use it as a driving force. Students from all around the world will have different reasons for wanting to learn English. It is not a teacher's job to give students a reason, it is their job to remind them of that reason and support them throughout their English learning journey. Table of Contents One way to show support for students is by being genuinely interested in their lives. Showing personal interest is also a way to learn what motivates a student. Another way to...  [Read more]

The Place of Family in the ESL Education - TEFL Blog


Wed, 01 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Place of Family in the ESL Education Parents are the children's first teachers depending on their knowledge and experience parents will raise and educate their children in different ways. This education is important, not only for the child's growth but also for the whole future life.it is said that no teacher can replace parents from the education of the children. The rapport establishes between and their children will unconsciously help to develop good and bad habits and personalities of children.Early childhood is the foundation stage of the child's life, parents should pay special attention to this stage of the education and development of personality.there are several very important factors to consider: Table of Contents 1....  [Read more]

The Adult Classroom Compared to The Adolescent Classroom - TEFL Blog


Sun, 19 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Adult Classroom Compared to The Adolescent Classroom Both adults and young learners are different age groups. Therefore, when working abroad and teaching adults there are both advantages and disadvantages when compared to young learners. Table of Contents Advantages of teaching adults Disadvantages of teaching adults Are you ready to teach English to vatious age groups? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Emma M. Advantages of teaching adults Adults tend to have greater levels of motivation than adolescents which is an advantage over young learners. Teaching and Learning in an adult student classroom 'behavioral problems are minimal,' as they are not always...  [Read more]

The Most Useful Games in The ESL Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Most Useful Games in The ESL Classroom Nowadays there is a wide variety of how to teach English. Every teacher uses his or her unique methodologies and techniques to make lessons more informative and entertaining. One of the approaches could be using educational games in the classroom. Table of Contents Games in the classroom are a great tool for teachers as they can be adapted to different ages and levels. Furthermore, playing games motivate kids to study better and naturally use English. Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kristina S. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT....  [Read more]

The Principles of Establishing Rapport in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Mon, 02 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Principles of Establishing Rapport in the Classroom Individuals like nurses, doctors, therapists, and teachers who are employed in the helping professions build positive and trusting relationships with the people that they work with by establishing rapport. Rapport can be defined as a friendly and harmonious relationship characterized by mutual understanding or empathy making communication possible and easy (Merriam-Webster, 2019). Table of Contents Reasons for Rapport Establishment Theoretical Aspects Breaking the Ice Research in the Field Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Toni M. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

The Significance of Multiple Intelligence in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Tue, 10 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Significance of Multiple Intelligence in the Classroom This essay focuses on what "multiple intelligence" is, a comparison between multiple intelligences and the traditional notion of intelligence, what these multiple intelligence categories ("modalities") are, and their significance in the classroom context. Table of Contents The MI Theory Types of Intelligences Traditional Approach Benefits Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Stephanie T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. The MI Theory "Multiple intelligence" was a theory developed by Professor Howard Gardner in the...  [Read more]

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