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Older Posts Teaching English in Russia - The Salary and Budget Guide Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary Destinations Russia is an up-and-coming EFL destination with vacant positions all across this vast nation. If you are interested in joining the thousands of English teachers in the country, check out this guide on salary and budget for a teacher living in Russia. ESA Methodology - What Is It and Why Should You Use It in the Classroom? Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas The ESA methodology of teaching is one of the most used modern teaching methodologies today. When taking a TEFL course, you will encounter this method and learn how to incorporate it into your lesson planning. 5 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Your TEFL Interview Marie Hernandez Visa and Legal TEFL Information...  [Read more]

Common Learning Difficulties Faced in ESL Settings - TEFL Blog


Fri, 29 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Common Learning Difficulties Faced in ESL Settings Learning is always hard especially learning something new such as English learning. English is a different new language compared with Chinese, so when we are learning, definitely we will meet all kinds of difficulties in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Table of Contents Most beginners think listening is the most difficult part of English learning. Speaking can be improved dramatically from zero in a short time but it's quite difficult to speak accurately. For most Chinese people, English reading is not as difficult as listening or speaking. Writing is always the hardest part of English for Chinese students. Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today!...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles Step-By-Step Guide to Legally Teaching English in South Korea | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Visa and Legal Destinations South Korea is an exciting location 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 South Korea. Top 10 Cities in Asia with the Highest Demand for English Language Teachers | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Destinations Are you thinking about teaching English in Asia? Check out the top 10 cities in Asia with the highest demand for English...  [Read more]

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Older Posts Top 10 Cities in Asia with the Highest Demand for English Language Teachers Linda Dunsmore Destinations Are you thinking about teaching English in Asia? Check out the top 10 cities in Asia with the highest demand for English language teachers. How to Legally Teach English in Italy with a Student Visa Mark Crocker Visa and Legal Although English teaching jobs are plentiful in many parts of Italy, it is often difficult for non-EU citizens to secure a work permit. One popular alternative is to apply for a student visa which also allows you to work part-time during your stay. Top 10 Cities in Europe with the Highest Demand for English Language Teachers Linda Dunsmore Destinations Europe is one of the most popular regions for teaching English overseas. Here...  [Read more]

How to Teach the Correct Pronunciation of L, R, V, and F - TEFL Blog


Thu, 26 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Teach the Correct Pronunciation of L, R, V, and F Many students of English as a Second Language (ESL) find that, of the many struggles they have with the language, pronunciation is the most difficult to master. Table of Contents Working on Fluency Difficult Sounds: Part 1 How to Teach? Difficult Sounds: Part 2 How to Teach? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sophie M. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Working on Fluency Pronunciation is an extremely important ability to have to sound more fluent in English. By gaining the knowledge and skill of...  [Read more]

Why Exposure is Important when Learning a Second Language - TEFL Blog


Mon, 20 May 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Why Exposure is Important when Learning a Second Language Unlike learning a first language, learning a second language is a task that can sometimes seem frustrating and at times even impossible. There are many reasons for this as learning a second language is very different than learning your mother tongue. Firstly, there are biological factors involved and the fact that normally children tend to assimilate things more easily than adults. Secondly, it is often harder to get the same level of exposure to the language than it is when learning a native language where repetition from parents etc. is constant. That is why when you sign up for an English class, or any other language for that matter, teachers will try to replicate that...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles Teaching English in Russia - The Salary and Budget Guide | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary Destinations Russia is an up-and-coming EFL destination with vacant positions all across this vast nation. If you are interested in joining the thousands of English teachers in the country, check out this guide on salary and budget for a teacher living in Russia. ESA Methodology - What Is It and Why Should You Use It in the Classroom? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas The ESA methodology of teaching is one of the most used modern teaching...  [Read more]

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Useful Information About TEFL Visas and Contracts 5 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Your TEFL Interview Marie Hernandez Visa and Legal TEFL Information Job interviews are among the most daunting tasks for anyone. Here are our 5 steps to help prepare yourself for your TEFL interview. The 15 Most Asked Questions in a TEFL Interview Carrie Kellenberger Visa and Legal TEFL Information The demand for TEFL qualified teachers is increasing year after year and interviews are becoming ever more challenging. Here are the 15 most asked questions in a TEFL interview and how to answer them to the satisfaction of the employer so you get your dream teaching job abroad! What to Watch Out for Before Signing Your TEFL Contract in China Kimberley Dale Visa and Legal TEFL Information ...  [Read more]

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Older Posts The 8 Best Countries in Asia for Teaching English Abroad Linda Dunsmore Destinations Teaching English overseas provides unlimited opportunities for English speakers from all backgrounds to live, work and travel overseas. Here are the best countries in Asia to teach English as a foreign language in 2018. 5 Reasons Why You Should Teach English in China Linda Dunsmore Destinations China offers the largest EFL job market for both native and non-native English speakers. With over 300 million English learners, there are job opportunities in every corner of the country. Online or In-Class - Which TEFL Course Should You Take? Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information To find out whether it is best to complete your TEFL certification online as a distance learning course or...  [Read more]

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Older Posts What Influencers Don’t Tell You After You’ve Quit Your Job to Travel the World Latrice Coates TEFL Information Alumni Experiences I am sure you’ve seen the sponsored posts floating around your social media feed of travelers in these candid, well-desired places with the caption “I quit my 9-5 to travel the world & so can you”. I did quit my federal 9-5 job to travel the world full time and I’m here to give you the scoop that most influencers don’t tell you about moving abroad... 7 Fun Reward Systems That Will Keep Your Students More Engaged Karah Musani Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Teaching children can be challenging. Here are 7 fun reward systems that will keep your students more engaged. Building Confidence in Speaking English in a...  [Read more]

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Mark Crocker ITTT TEFL After leaving the UK to travel in the mid-1990s, Mark has to date visited over 50 countries across six continents. After completing a TEFL course in Phuket, Thailand, he decided to make it his base and has since worked as an online TEFL trainer and a freelance writer. Read my articles Why You Should Take Specialized TEFL Courses | ITTT | TEFL Blog Mark Crocker TEFL Information Although there is never any shortage of English language teaching jobs in most parts of the world, competition for the best paying positions in the most popular locations can sometimes be very strong. To make sure your application rises to the top of the pile, you should seriously consider adding additional qualifications to your CV/resume. Here we look at why specialized TEFL courses...  [Read more]

How Becoming a TEFL Teacher Can Help You Fulfill your Ultimate Potential According to Abraham Maslow - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Jul 2023 Ariella Libre TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas How Becoming a TEFL Teacher Can Help You Fulfill your Ultimate Potential According to Abraham Maslow One of my minors during my undergraduate studies was psychology. I started taking psychology classes in high school. My upbringing was extremely dysfunctional and it made me curious about people. As a psychology student, I was introduced to Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a psychological theory by Abraham Maslow. Table of Contents Understanding Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: A Guide to Reaching Your Full Potential Unveiling Maslow's Pyramid: The Path to Self-Actualization Basic Needs First: The Foundation for Personal Growth and Success The Motivation Component: Unlocking Success Through Fulfilling...  [Read more]

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Russia for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Tue, 02 Oct 2018 Mark Crocker Destinations 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Russia for Teaching English Abroad Known throughout the world for its literary giants, such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov, and its musical geniuses that include Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich, Russia's unrivaled history of the arts is just one reason why it is increasingly popular with visitors from all over the globe. From the vast and rugged beauty of its eastern regions to the bustling cosmopolitan cities in the west, the Russian Federation offers a seemingly endless array of unique attractions to explore. Table of Contents 1. Russia has a huge job market for foreign English teachers 2. Employers don't insist on a college degree 3. Work visas are not hard to obtain 4. Employers routinely...  [Read more]

My Experience of Learning a second Language as an American - TEFL Blog


Thu, 28 Mar 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences My Experience of Learning a Second Language as an American Second language acquisition in native English speakers from the United States is one aspect of American culture that is not widely discussed and seemingly overlooked in terms of its importance. Many factors contribute to the United States' largely monolingual culture despite have a "melting pot" of sorts with a population comprised of multiple ethnicities and nationalities. This culture of English speakers points to strong geographic features of its continental location and debatably its position in the world's economic index and political landscape. Table of Contents How language learning in Europe differs from America The difficulties for second language learners in America...  [Read more]

The Most Common Problems Students in Vietnam Face When Learning English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 05 Feb 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Most Common Problems Students in Vietnam Face When Learning English When learning a foreign language, pronunciation is one of the most important aspects; as well as one of the most complicated ones. Learning pronunciation takes a lot of effort from both the teacher and the students. It's the responsibility of the teacher to find the best methods, techniques, and procedures to make the teaching-learning process as smooth and easy as possible. In the case of the students, they might be facing issues like phonetics and phonology of a language that could either have some similarities with their mother tongue, or none at all. The students will be exposed to new sounds, new intonation patterns, new stresses and new rhythms. These are...  [Read more]

Most Common Problems for English Learners in Spanish-Speaking Colombia - TEFL Blog


Thu, 16 Apr 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Most Common Problems for English Learners in Spanish-Speaking Colombia For this assignment, I decided to research problems experienced by Colombian students learning English. I will be teaching English in Colombia and thought this subject would benefit me. My findings more generally reflect the difficulties of Spanish-speaking learners. The paper outlines the top ten difficulties for Spanish-speakers learning English (vocabulary, spelling/pronunciation, subject-verb-agreement, verb tense, dialects, subject omission, pronunciation, stress, slang, and literal translations) based on CCJK (2019). Where possible I relate this information to my experiences/examples and units in the TEFL course. Table of Contents Vocabulary difficulties...  [Read more]

Reading to Activate Second Language Skills - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Reading to Activate Second Language Skills The use of reading in the course of language acquisition is valuable and often underrated. Before undertaking a detailed explanation, I will first offer a general example to demonstrate the problem of teaching without it. Imagine you are teaching the word "ball" to an older student. You could ask them to say "ball, ball, ball" in a drilling manner. This can be inefficient and above all, boring for the student. But suppose that you do teach it enjoyably. How many words might they learn? Table of Contents Course Structure to Accept English Vocabulary Stephen Krashen Reference: As much as this practice is gaining ground around the world, two major drawbacks should be assessed. Do you want to...  [Read more]

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


Tue, 05 Jun 2018 Mark Crocker Destinations The Top 5 Places to Teach English in Japan 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...  [Read more]

Top Tips for Teaching in English-Speaking Countries - TEFL Blog


Tue, 04 Jun 2019 Jon ITTT Destinations Top Tips for Teaching in English-Speaking Countries Most people who want to earn a TEFL/TESOL certificate will be planning to teach English in a country that does not speak English as its first language. This is not surprising - the vast majority of jobs available for English teachers are bound to be in countries where the local population does not speak English. However, this does not mean there are no opportunities to teach English in your home country if you are a native English speaker. From working with newly arrived immigrants to teaching international students, there are plenty of jobs available for those who have the right to work in these countries. Table of Contents Finding jobs in the USA Teaching English in Canada There are plenty...  [Read more]

Top Soft Skills Every Young Professionals Needs to Have - TEFL Blog


Mon, 29 Jan 2024 Luciana Campos Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Top Soft Skills Every Young Professionals Needs to Have In today's highly competitive job market it is crucial for young professionals to stand out and succeed by demonstrating exceptional soft skills. And when should one get started on this craft? The answer is not as simple as one might have imagined. Table of Contents What are some blogs saying about soft skills and employability? Last Remarks Related articles Ready to teach English as a Foreign Language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! One should begin honing their abilities conditional on the nature of the ability in question. Depending on their age, here are some broad suggestions for how to refine specific...  [Read more]

5 Common Problems for Arab Learners When Studying English - TEFL Blog


Fri, 29 May 2020 Gökhan Yilmaz Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas 5 Common Problems for Arab Learners When Studying English This topic is very dear to my heart as I have been an English teacher in Arab countries for a long time. Therefore, I am writing this article as someone who has experience in learning both Arabic and English. In my observation, most of these difficulties either have to do with the students' native language (Arabic) or their cultural backgrounds. Here are the 5 most common problems for Arab learners when studying English. Table of Contents The Arabic Language Writing is Important Grammatical Differences Pronunciation Issues Reasons for learning English Related Articles: The Arabic Language As Arabic is written from right to left, English looks very strange to...  [Read more]

5 Tips on How to Impress Business Clients as a Business English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Fri, 16 Aug 2019 Joanna Dineva Teaching Ideas 5 Tips on How to Impress Business Clients as a Business English Teacher Like it or not, ready or not, English is the global language of business. Globalization in business is widespread both in market globalization and production globalization. More importantly, more and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft in Beijing, to name a few. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Dress to impress! 2. Be professional. 3. Needs Analysis. 4. Provide a course success report. 5. Distribute a course evaluation at the end of the course. But relax! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post:...  [Read more]

The Difference Between Teaching ESL and Teaching EFL - TEFL Blog


Wed, 13 Mar 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences The Difference Between Teaching ESL and Teaching EFL In my experience, many teachers are not really sure about the difference between teaching ESL and teaching EFL in the classroom. In this post I will try to explain both situations and give some insight into each as they are actually quite distinct. Table of Contents The Basic Difference Potential Problems of Both Situations Typical Students of EFL and ESL The Importance of Speaking English in the Classroom Are you ready to teach English in an ESL or EFL classroom? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Amal S. The Basic Difference ESL refers to teaching English as a Second Language in a English-speaking country where the...  [Read more]

Motivation and the Language Learner - The Major Factors That Influence It - TEFL Blog


Mon, 13 May 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Motivation and the Language Learner - The Major Factors That Influence It Motivation is one of the most influential aspects of learning a new language. For all language learners motivation varies, but it is surely an essential part in achieving fluency within any given language. Motivation can be dependent upon age, language fluency (both first language and second language), affective filter (i.e. an individual's comfort level within a particular setting), and many other factors. Table of Contents How Age Can Influence Motivation How Language Fluency Can Influence Motivation How the Affective Filter Can Influence Motivation Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Top Reasons to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top Reasons to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students According to David Crystal (1941), 'Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using.' While this may be true and speaks to the fundamental usage of vocabulary in any language, vocabulary can also be seen as world-building. Vocabulary is 'the body of words used in a particular language' (Google, 2019). While the aforementioned clearly identify why it is important to teach vocabulary, this essay will try to explore it a bit further. Table of Contents Main Language Tool Vocabulary and Communication Vocabulary in Real Life Situations Common Vocabulary Teaching Techniques Do you want to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by...  [Read more]

The Most Common Problems Students in Russia Face When Learning English - TEFL Blog


Thu, 14 Feb 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences The Most Common Problems Students in Russia Face When Learning English It is not a secret for anyone that native speakers of any language always easily identify "non-native" when they hear at least a few words spoken by them. Often native speakers are able to fairly accurately determine the country from which the person came, based on his pronunciation. This happens due to the fact that it is common for all of us to use the sounds of our native language in the pronunciation of words of a foreign language, as well as to use articulation models we know from childhood the position of the organs of speech (lips, tongue, etc.). Table of Contents The "Russian mistakes" Muting voiced consonants in the endings. Replacing long vowels with short...  [Read more]

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Older Posts COVID-19: What Can English Teachers Abroad Do? Russ Tuff TEFL Information Alumni Experiences The recent COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people all around the world. Expats abroad, including English teachers are struggling. This blog post aims at starting a discussion about the question: What Can English Teachers Abroad Do Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak? 7 Amazing Games for Learning English with Preschoolers Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching young learners might be quite challenging, but once you catch their interest - you will be rewarded with their attention and progress. Here are 7 amazing games for learning English with preschoolers. Your 5 Step-Guide to a Successful TEFL Course Completion Russ Tuff TEFL Information So you are...  [Read more]

TEFL Breakdown - What Subjects Will Your TEFL Course Cover? - TEFL Blog


Tue, 04 Sep 2018 Mark Crocker TEFL Information TEFL Breakdown - What Subjects Will Your TEFL Course Cover? Whether you choose an online format or an in-class option for your TEFL certification course, the overall goal is to provide you with all the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective teacher in your post-course classroom. But what exactly are the skills and knowledge you will learn? While the exact content may vary from course to course, here we break down some of the general topics that you are likely to study. Table of Contents The Role of the Teacher Classroom Management Lesson Planning Teaching Strategies Pronunciation Testing Listen to this blog post Now that you know what a TEFL course involves, what are you waiting for? Related Articles: Also Read: Online or...  [Read more]

EFL Recruiters vs. Independent Job Hunting - The Pros and Cons - TEFL Blog


Fri, 04 Sep 2020 Anastasiia Ovchinnikova Visa and Legal Budget and Salary Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences EFL Recruiters vs. Independent Job Hunting - The Pros and Cons Starting a new exciting journey as an EFL teacher abroad can also be quite stressful, especially when you are taking your first steps in this profession. When you type in "Teaching jobs in China" you immediately see that the Internet is overloaded with "incredible" opportunities for teachers, including free accommodation, a 5-hour working day, salaries of more than USD 2,500 - all with "no teaching experience required". Sounds incredible, right? Those companies are the death traps; they most likely won't be able to guarantee you anything and don't care about the safety of their professionals. All...  [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]

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