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How I Changed Careers From Being a Nurse to Teaching English in China - TEFL Blog


Mon, 01 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences How I Changed Careers From Being a Nurse to Teaching English in China I might not have realized it before since I was busy studying and just trying to achieve my short term goals but I believe that my mother has been an inspiration for me to become a teacher. I could remember seeing kids at home being taught by my mom and she used pictures to identify certain shapes and animals. My mom was a regular housewife then. She taught only for fun and to make my brother and I be more engaged in learning things with the company of our friends, our playmates. Table of Contents “I thought that I didn’t have what it takes to become a teacher.” “After two years, I tried to look for other jobs that I could apply for with...  [Read more]

How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? This summative essay will exam the importance of teaching the differences between American English and British English for EFL learners. I will examine the intention behind teaching these differences, and when these teachings should be applied, and to what effect and purpose. This essay will focus primarily on the problems of pronunciation and spelling, which are the two main differences. I am a British citizen, born and raised in London, England, and currently teach at a public high school in Tokyo. Table of Contents Spelling Challenges for Beginners and Intermediate Learners What do Students Think? Grammar Interesting Experience for...  [Read more]

Personal Teaching Experience - How I Became a TEFL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Personal Teaching Experience - How I Became a TEFL Teacher Until now, I have been an English teacher for 6 months. Before that, in 2016 I was a teaching assistant. That is my part-time job. And this is a journey even though I have not yet taken a TESOL class but I am still confident that I can become a teacher. Table of Contents Assistant Tutor Good Example Learning Important Skills Difficulties Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tieu T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Assistant Tutor For the first half of the year, I was an assistant tutor for the preschool. I had very...  [Read more]

The Art of Teaching Younger EFL Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 26 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Art of Teaching Younger EFL Students I have 3 years of experience in teaching English in a few kindergartens in Beijing, China and some experience in teaching adults in a training center. Table of Contents Differences Between Teaching Children and Adults Principles in Teaching Kids Learning Atmosphere Teacher’s Responsibilities My Personal Experience Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: When I started in kindergarten, it was very difficult because I didn’t have enough information about how to make a proper lesson plan. I didn’t have enough materials, games, songs, and it took me a lot of time to collect all the necessary information for teaching and creating my...  [Read more]

Education in China: What a Prospective EFL Teacher Should Know - TEFL Blog


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Education in China: What a Prospective EFL Teacher Should Know The experience of living and working abroad for sure will give us another vision of the world. If you have been in China, enough you will learn to be more patient and tolerant. Live with another culture is not easy, and we learn how to be flexible. We are different, we live differently, our environment is different, our beliefs, our politeness, our food, etc. Table of Contents Habits and Traditions Performance Evaluation Responsibilities Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Ana P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of...  [Read more]

Should a TEFL certification be Mandatory for Teachers? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 27 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Should a TEFL Certification be Mandatory for Teachers? The importance of a course such as a TEFL is easy to overlook when you consider the multitude of teaching jobs that are available around the globe that require no teacher training whatsoever. In many countries, the only requirements are that you have some form of degree and are a native speaker. For those looking to travel whilst earning some money, these countries can provide a good balance of income and culture, as well as easy access to other countries in the area. However, whilst this is beneficial to the 'tourist teacher', it can often lead to substandard teaching methods. For an example of this, I need not look any further than myself. Table of Contents My Teaching...  [Read more]

How to Build Confidence in Chinese Business Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 17 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to Build Confidence in Chinese Business Students Self-confidence has been seen as a major contributor to a person learning a language. As a teacher and a counselor, I agree with Jack Welch’s quote: Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do because then they will act. Confidence exists of three realms: who I am, what I can learn, and what I can do. These are steps that can be taken to help Chinese Business English students improve confidence in these realms. Table of Contents What is self-confidence? Who am I? What can I learn? What can I do? Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate William...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumna Shares Her Best Lesson Planning Tricks - TEFL Blog


Thu, 05 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas TEFL Alumna Shares Her Best Lesson Planning Tricks Lesson planning is an important skill and resource for teachers with benefits for the teacher, the students, and the institution accommodating them. By implementing this technique teachers are equipped with a guide that can instill confidence for themselves, as well as clarity for their students and employers. Table of Contents Benefits Points to Remember Ways to Solve Anticipated Problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Jason T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Benefits One of the primary and more evident benefits of...  [Read more]

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Cost Short TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Cost Short TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts B.M. - U.S.A. said: Large ClassesWhen teachers are faced with large classes they begin to agonize about how they will teach. It?s tempting to let the classes become teacher heavy and turn into lectures. If all of the lessons are like this it can be problematic, as opportunities for students to practice and use the language are limited. Large classes are viewed as challenging and off-putting. However, this does not need to be the case. Large classes are a challenge but there are many...  [Read more]

Comparing Online and On-site TEFL Courses - TEFL Blog


Thu, 30 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Comparing Online and On-site TEFL Courses Determining the best route to take to become TEFL/ESL certified can be a daunting task. A myriad of questions and doubts raced through my head as I researched all the different options. Will it be worth the money? Why is this one valued differently than that one? Which materials are the most up to date? Should I take an onsite or an online course? What is the big difference between the two!? It's a lot. Table of Contents My consideration Online course What is that hole of difference? Having experience in teaching Sources of problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Tony D. Please note that...  [Read more]

A Teacher’s Personal Qualities: Do They Really Matter? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Teaching Ideas A Teacher’s Personal Qualities: Do They Really Matter? There are many important personal qualities that an English teacher should have. The first I believe is an English teacher should have is great communication skills. As an English teacher, you are communicating with people who want to learn the language. A teacher may not be able to communicate with them through the language they are learning so a teacher must utilize other communication skills to be an effective teacher. Meer states, “If a teacher's communication skills (verbal, nonverbal, and visual, which involve speaking, writing, imagery, body language, and the organization of ideas into understandable structures) are good, they can convey knowledge with better skill and...  [Read more]

What Personal Qualities are Important for an English Teacher - TEFL Blog


Tue, 15 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What Personal Qualities are Important for an English Teacher A teacher’s personal qualities play a huge role in the success of their students! One of the best things I learned from this course was what makes a good teacher, and what a good teacher needs to be aware of when teaching EFL. Depending on whom you ask or what website you look at, you will get different thoughts and opinions on the qualities an English teacher needs to have. In this essay I am going to talk about the personal traits I believe are the most important and why. Table of Contents Care Motivate Manage Organize Ask Treat and Encourage Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

Why Should We Teach Our Children Through Stories? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 04 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Why Should We Teach Our Children Through Stories? As a teacher, we often find ourselves daunted with the task of capturing our students’ interests and also equipping them for the future. Not only do we seek to train better students, but we also want to produce better citizens, workers, and future teachers. Teaching is still held the same purpose throughout all these years: bettering our future through the lives of our students. Table of Contents Teaching Methods Benefits of Using Stories Easy to Remember Higher Level of Engagement Relative Storytelling Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Madison R. Please note that this blog post...  [Read more]

5 Keys to become a great EFL Kindergarten Teacher - TEFL Blog


Sun, 07 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Keys to become a great EFL Kindergarten Teacher Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher. So how is it possible to become a great teacher? And how can a teacher become great at helping young learners in a kindergarten class who have little to no experience learning in a classroom setting? Although challenging at times, it can be done. There are a few keys to being a great kindergarten teacher. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 1. Teacher’s Attitude and Mindset 2. Preparation 3. Support Teaching With Visual Aids 4. Encourage to Use English 5. Keep it Fun! Do you want to become a TEFL teacher? It's so easy. Take a TEFL course right now! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This...  [Read more]

Differences in Teaching Monolingual and Multilingual EFL Groups - TEFL Blog


Tue, 18 Dec 2018 Laura Payne Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Differences in Teaching Monolingual and Multilingual EFL Groups I am currently working as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan. Before I began this job I assumed that because Japan has a largely homogeneous population, all of my classes would be monolingual. However, I was wrong in this assumption. In addition to my Japanese students, I have many students who are Brazilian or Filipino. These students largely do not use Japanese as their mother tongue and have to learn both English and Japanese as a second language. This diverse student population, in addition to my work experiences and studies, has taught me a lot about working with both monolingual and multilingual classes. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post:...  [Read more]

The Incentives I Got Thanks to The TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Mon, 30 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Incentives I Got Thanks to The TEFL Course Let me begin by saying I have a Bachelors's degree in broadcast journalism, and a minor in English and just a bit of teaching experience. In fact, when I was in college, I loved the English language classes so much I took every one of them that the University offered. So, I thought going through the online courses would be nothing new and I could definitely handle teaching English online as a second language. Well, I was wrong! I very quickly realized that there was so much more for me to learn and absorb. In fact, I couldn’t believe just how much more these courses would teach me! Table of Contents What was the best thing I learned in this course? Teaching English online will...  [Read more]

The ESA Method to Facilitate Student Learning Needs - TEFL Blog


Thu, 31 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The ESA Method to Facilitate Student Learning Needs Every fresh teacher, once starting his or her career, has this question: how should I teach English? What is the best way to organize my classes to make sure students would not be bored and learn something? And how to keep them motivated and enjoy every lesson? I did have all these questions at the beginning of my teaching career, and by trials and errors, I found the approach this TEFL course is based on – ESA. Table of Contents My Language Learning Story Teaching Practice Lesson Steps Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Angelina G. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

The Benefits of Reading English Stories to Younger Groups of ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Benefits of Reading English Stories to Younger Groups of ESL Students I adore books, and reading aloud to our young students is one of the highlights of my job as a Teaching Assistant. Table of Contents The Importance of Reading Classes Factors Influencing Students’ Interest Classroom Routine Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Most of our students are Turkish, whose ages range from four to eleven years old, who have had little or no exposure to the English language. The students come to our school to receive an English education and therefore use daily a language of which their parents have little knowledge. It can be overwhelming to suddenly be thrust into an environment where...  [Read more]

The Problem of Mixed-Ability ESL Classrooms in TEFL Teaching - TEFL Blog


Mon, 15 Mar 2021 Elizaveta Pachina TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The Problem of Mixed-Ability ESL Classrooms in TEFL Teaching It's almost impossible to avoid the situation where all students will be at the same level. Different people have different learning curves. Most of the schools have a level testing procedure, but, despite this fact, within one classroom, we can meet fast learners and slow learners. A good teacher should know how to work with any type of student. So, in my essay, I'm going to discuss how to teach mixed-ability classes. Table of Contents Learning Process Extra Activities Homework Outside The Classroom Are you ready to teach English abroad or online? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This...  [Read more]

Teaching Groups or Individual Students: What's Better?- ITTT - TEFL Blog


Wed, 04 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Groups or Individual Students: What's Better? What do you know about speaking and teaching English? Well, the answer to the first part of the question goes back to early times. I started to study English when I was between ten or eleven years old. I can say that after a few classes, I was already able to say short, simple but probably still inaccurate sentences. However, teaching English appeared as a possible professional job a long time after that. Table of Contents My Personal Experience English Teaching Approach Work in China The Challenge Breakthrough Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate marisol b. Please note that this blog...  [Read more]

Stages of Child Development and Teachers’ Roles - TEFL Blog


Fri, 20 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Stages of Child Development and Teachers’ Roles Child development is a process in which human beings grow and mature from the stage of infancy to the stage of adulthood. Child development focuses on the changes that take place in human beings as they get mature from the age of 1-8yrs.In further we are going to study how human beings learn to talk and understand different languages and able to play and respond according to the different stages. How can a teacher help in the development of a child? Table of Contents Stages of child development and the role of the teacher: STAGE-1 INFANCY ROLE OF TEACHER STAGE-2 EARLY CHILDHOOD ROLE OF TEACHER STAGE-3 MIDDLE CHILDHOOD ROLE OF TEACHER MY OWN EXPERIENCE DURING EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING...  [Read more]

Reasons Why Teachers Need to Build Rapport With Their Students - TEFL Blog


Fri, 25 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Reasons Why Teachers Need to Build Rapport With Their Students While there are many things a teacher can do to prepare for the classroom, the way students interface with their teachers is something that can be both difficult and spontaneous. Building rapport with students is crucial to maintain a high level of energy and focus throughout a class session. Table of Contents Students’ Comfort Teacher’s Image Mindfulness Environment Interest Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Matthew P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Students’ Comfort Even though a teacher...  [Read more]

6 Reasons Why to Complete a TEFL Course - TEFL Blog


Wed, 08 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences 6 Reasons Why to Complete a TEFL Course Over the years I have pondered whether or not to try and teach English as a career. Watching countless online videos and reading travel blogs of 'wandering teachers' and articles on sites such as ' Dave's ESL Café, I sort of got mixed emotions about ESL teachers. That is of course until I took the chance and became one myself. Table of Contents Personal Experience Demo Class Why complete a TEFL course? 1. Travel around the world 2. Teaching skills 3. Methodology 4. Working with equipment 5. Proper lesson planning 6. Working with different groups Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Leon G....  [Read more]

Perfectly Imperfect: My Personal Teaching Experience - TEFL Blog


Sat, 02 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Perfectly Imperfect: My Personal Teaching Experience It is true that in life, the road to success is not a clear straight upward path; rather, it is more of an obstacle race. A teacher’s life looks simple from the outside. Why, she just wakes up early, wears her uniform, goes to school, and does what any other teacher does. It looks pretty straightforward, but my personal experience has been anything but. From a teenager unsure of her future to a high school English teacher, my work life so far has been perfectly imperfect. Table of Contents University Years Practice Working in a School Gap Year Teaching Values Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

My Plans as an EFL/ESL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas My Plans as an EFL/ESL Teacher When I envision myself in a classroom full of new English learners, I see myself striving to encourage and motivate students through positive student-to-student and student-to-teacher relationships. One of the key components of successfully learning a new topic is to enjoy it and to see a purpose in doing so. Creating a safe and welcoming environment is one of the most important things a teacher can do to ensure student learning by building confidence in every individual. Table of Contents Personal Language Learning Experience Lesson Plan Understanding Students’ Needs Favorite Classes Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our...  [Read more]

Contrasts Between Adult and Young Learner Language Acquisition - TEFL Blog


Mon, 28 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Contrasts Between Adult and Young Learner Language Acquisition Many variances exist between teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners vs adults. Despite these dissimilarities, the fundamentals will remain the same. Teachers should motivate their students to communicate in the target language, and utilize students’ previous knowledge while maintaining an engaging atmosphere in the classroom. Table of Contents Teaching Practice Level of Motivation English Atmosphere Communication Challenges Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Marlon W. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or...  [Read more]

Here's Why You Need To Get TEFL Certified - TEFL Blog


Wed, 20 Mar 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences Here's Why You Need To Get TEFL Certified There is a saying that “Education is life” which I strongly believe is true. I’m a teacher by profession for 24 years now and I can say that I still crave for learning and improvement. I’m ha Bachelor of Secondary Education graduate major in Technology and Home Economics but it’s really surprising that it’s not what I’m teaching since I graduated. I worked as an English, Math and Science teacher for twelve years in the Philippines and was able to work for another ten years in the Middle East as an English Teacher and Coordinator. Presently, I’m working as a Policy and Discipline Coordinator back here in the Philippines for almost two...  [Read more]

Going Out of the Classroom: What Games and Activities Can Be Used? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 07 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Going Out of the Classroom: What Games and Activities Can Be Used? Outdoor games and activities can be motivating and fun for English language learners. According to my research, there are many different activities that teachers can use to practice and develop students’ English language skills. Outdoor learning has many benefits: Students can be highly motivated and energized by being outside. When a class has become boring or the students disinterested, going outside can help students return to the classroom refreshed and more focused than before. Furthermore, being in the new surroundings opens up unique, memorable ways to teach English in the great outdoors. Table of Contents ESL Community Experience Choice of Activities...  [Read more]

The Principles of Choosing Course Materials for ESL Students - TEFL Blog


Thu, 06 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Principles of Choosing Course Materials for ESL Students The importance of having proper course materials should be one of the first things a new teacher should consider when they are preparing to start teaching new or experienced learners, without having picked or created proper course material which is appropriate for the learners, they could become lost, confused, uninterested or bored during lessons. When picking course materials, you must know your target audience. Table of Contents What to Consider Before Choosing Course Materials? Teaching Younger Students Perfect Format 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...  [Read more]

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Older Posts TEFL Alumni Interview with Zainab H. Sadriwala Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews For ITTT, our community of students and alumni is the most important to us. That’s why we’d love to share what our course grads have to say! This will not only have others make a better decision in whether TEFL/TESOL is for them, but it will also help the ITTT community grow bigger and stronger! 7 Amazing Back-to-School Ideas for Your ESL Class Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas Schools are starting again and students and teachers flock back to the classroom. Check out these simple and powerful back-to-school ideas and your students will surely remember this first lesson of yours for a long time! 7 Go-To Activities For Your ESL Conversation Class ...  [Read more]

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