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3 Steps for Dealing with a Student with Challenging Behavior - TEFL Blog


Mon, 06 Aug 2018 Linda Dunsmore Teaching Ideas 3 Steps for Dealing with a Student with Challenging Behavior It is highly likely that at some point in a teacher's career they will be faced with the task of managing the behavior of a child with additional needs. However, managing students with challenging behavior can be extremely stressful for all those involved. It is critical that when problems arise in the classroom, teachers take the appropriate steps to address any issues. Table of Contents Investigate the Reason for the Bad Behavior Acknowledge Both Positive and Negative Behaviors Be Consistent! Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: This post was written by our ITTT graduate Ashleigh S. Investigate the Reason for the Bad Behavior In...  [Read more]

Learning with Diversity - TEFL Blog


Mon, 11 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Learning with Diversity One of the main things to keep in mind at all times as a TEFL teacher is the concept of cultural sensitivity. As a TEFL teacher, many possible scenarios may come up as culturally inappropriate for the country that one may be teaching in at the time. It is important to develop a thorough understanding of how to prepare oneself beforehand as well as the importance behind that understanding of the difference in cultural beliefs and norms. There are many benefits to showing an attitude of acceptance and respect for the cultures. This issue needs to be addressed from all angles to secure a healthy relationship with the students. Table of Contents Reasons to be culturally sensitive Benefits of cultural diversity...  [Read more]

Engaging Games With Flashcards - TEFL Blog


Thu, 19 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Engaging Games With Flashcards Activities with flashcards it's one way to make a class more interesting especially when teaching kids. Table of Contents 1. Missing card 2. Jump over 3. Tower building 4. Sit on the flashcard 5. Pass the flashcard 6. Hide and seek Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Manling Z. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. 1. Missing card This activity you will have to teach first the words and make sure the kids know the words and when they see the picture they can be able to identify what it is, so what you have to do is spread all the flashcards on the...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Juandri - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Dec 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Juandri 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers?...  [Read more]

5 Perfect Activities With Flashcards - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Perfect Activities With Flashcards Flashcards on its own is an easy method to apply when teaching beginners, teenagers even adults because they can match the words to the pictures and it's an easy way to remember new vocabulary. I think this is the best way of acquiring a new word of a second language because identification and recognition is the key. Table of Contents 1. Ask, Guess and Answer Materials: 2. Display Flashcards on the Floor Materials: 3 From Here to There Materials: 4. Rhyme Concentration Materials: 5. Puzzling Words Materials: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sombong V. Please note that this blog post might not...  [Read more]

Top 5 Activities With Flashcards - TEFL Blog


Mon, 09 Dec 2019 Federico Riva Teaching Ideas Top 5 Activities With Flashcards Flashcard is an indispensable tool that every teacher needs during the studying process. Regardless of the age of the students, it can be used effective equal with young learners or adults. Usually, in the ESL classes, the teacher uses flashcards when they need to teach new or review the previous vocabulary. It's also one of the easiest ways to add some games into your lesson, cause mostly it doesn't need special preparations. Young learners especially like flashcard games because usually it's active games and allow them to have fun during the lesson. Table of Contents 1. Flashcards hunt 2. Flashcard Story Prompts 3. Cups game 4. Memory matching 5. Active game Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a...  [Read more]

41 Fun Activities with Flashcards - TEFL Blog


Fri, 24 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 41 Fun Activities with Flashcards The purpose of flashcards is rather simple and mundane; we use flashcards to introduce and review vocabulary or concepts. My first language teacher said, "The only way to learn a foreign language is repetition, repetition, repetition." Can't argue with that. Unfortunately, it can be really… repetitious and boring. But, if you watch children playing, they'll show you how to make it fun. Table of Contents Images Double-sided or single-sided cards? Multiple Sets 3 Types of Flash Card Activities Matching Ordering and Sorting Guessing Other Ideas I call these activities, as opposed to games, as they don't involve dice or rules of play. More Games Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL...  [Read more]

Acknowledging Different Challenges With Learning - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Acknowledging Different Challenges With Learning I have been teaching English in Taiwan at a local elementary school, grades 1-6 with three different co-teachers since the end of August 2018. One of the biggest challenges I have faced so far is the fact that each student is very different, and all have different learning abilities and struggles with learning English. Table of Contents What Causes Challenges in The Classroom? My Personal Teaching Experience All Students Are Different Team Building Within the Class Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Aria T. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs...  [Read more]

Career Possibilities with English Knowledge - TEFL Blog


Tue, 21 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Career Possibilities with English Knowledge In the current world, we live in being able to communicate is a massive factor in the making of one's career success. English is an internationally recognized standard for communication at the workplace. There are many reasons why we should learn English. There are many reasons why being able to communicate effectively and clearly in English can affect a student's future career. Table of Contents Global Job Opportunities International Experience Rapport Building Broadening Horizons Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Anwar A. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the...  [Read more]

5 Fun Activities with Flashcards - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 5 Fun Activities with Flashcards This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Raijmond W. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents 1. Game for liars 2. Get on the other side of the bridge 3. Memory challenge 4. Keyword race 5. More for listening skills Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: 1. Game for liars The liar game is a flashcard activity that can be used to drill vocabulary. This activity is ideal for vocabulary that a teacher is introducing as the activity involves repeating after the teacher. For this activity, the teacher should clap twice, point to a flashcard and say the vocabulary word. If the word...  [Read more]

Career Opportunities With a TEFL Certificate - TEFL Blog


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Career Opportunities With a TEFL Certificate When you start to look around for ways to use your Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate (TEFL) you begin to find out that there are numerous options available to teachers of English. For many people around the world, learning English as a second language has become necessary for advancement in their jobs, for education and travel as English is quickly becoming the language of the world. For this reason, there are many options when it comes to teaching English. These options include teaching abroad, teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) online and even teaching in your local communities to immigrants. Let's explore some of these options together. Table of Contents...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Artem Feklushin - TEFL Blog


Mon, 07 Sep 2020 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Artem Feklushin 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Oana Palimariu - TEFL Blog


Tue, 22 Sep 2020 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Oana Palimariu 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Blanca Rodriguez - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Dec 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Blanca Rodriguez 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Elleda Spitzer - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Apr 2021 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Elleda Spitzer 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Anam Javed - TEFL Blog


Fri, 09 Apr 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Anam Javed 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should they...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Zeynep Sulaimankulova - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Dec 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Zeynep Sulaimankulova 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Priscila Silva - TEFL Blog


Fri, 09 Apr 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Priscila Silva 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Sabrina Oliveira - TEFL Blog


Wed, 23 Dec 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Sabrina Oliveira 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Regan McAllister - TEFL Blog


Mon, 19 Apr 2021 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Regan McAllister 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Ioana Grasu - TEFL Blog


Thu, 15 Apr 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Ioana Grasu 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should they...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Claudia Vu - TEFL Blog


Thu, 15 Apr 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Claudia Vu 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should they...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Mark Durston - TEFL Blog


Sun, 26 Jul 2020 Federico Riva TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Mark Durston 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 3. What was your favorite part about the course? 4. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 5. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should they know? What do you wish you knew before? 6. Where would you like to teach English? Why? (If you already...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Russ Tuff - TEFL Blog


Mon, 27 Jul 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Russ Tuff 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 3. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 4. What was your favorite part about the course? 5. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 6. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should they know? What do you wish you knew...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Claire Kaczanowski - TEFL Blog


Fri, 14 Aug 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Claire Kaczanowski 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Zac Robertson - TEFL Blog


Fri, 25 Sep 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Zac Robertson 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you currently live? 3. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 4. Why did you take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT? 5. What was your favorite part about the course? 6. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 7. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course...  [Read more]

TEFL Alumni Interview with Ning Zhang - TEFL Blog


Mon, 27 Jul 2020 Federico Riva Alumni Experiences TEFL Reviews & TESOL Reviews TEFL Alumni Interview with Ning Zhang 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! Table of Contents 1. What's your name? 2. Which ITTT course(s) did you take? 3. What was your favorite part about the course? 4. You've finished your TEFL/TESOL course - now what? What are your plans and goals? 5. What's your no. 1 tip for other TEFL/TESOL course takers? What should they know? What do you wish you knew before? 6. Where would you like to teach English? Why?...  [Read more]

Online Teaching and Interacting with Parents - TEFL Blog


Sat, 12 Oct 2019 Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Online Teaching and Interacting with Parents I've worked as an online tutor with VIPKid since 2017. I have also taught ESL in a traditional classroom setting. My experience dealing with parents in these two settings drastically differs. Table of Contents Parents in the Classroom: Over-involved Parents in the Classroom: Under-involved Parent Feedback Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: When I made the switch to teaching online full-time, I needed to adapt to this new way of interacting with parents. Some online teaching companies offer classes with multiple students. Working for VIPKid, however, I only have experience in the online classroom where the teacher is one-on-one with the...  [Read more]

Teaching Children With Varying Learning Abilities - TEFL Blog


Fri, 21 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Teaching Children With Varying Learning Abilities I started teaching children and youth ten years ago. Most of these children are diagnosed with learning difficulties, and I am teaching them in a class of four or five students. My students have different learning abilities even though they are all enrolled in the same class of a year level. These students have a session with me twice-a-week, one hour per session, which I feel is not enough to help them catch up with their academic lessons. Table of Contents What's Important? Strategies For strong students: For visual learners: For auditory learners: For kinesthetic learners: Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: ...  [Read more]

How to Establish Rapport with Students - TEFL Blog


Tue, 07 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Establish Rapport with Students A teacher has an important responsibility to get to know his or her students to ensure that they are engaged with the lesson on a daily basis. Learning another language is not easy so it is imperative that a teacher does everything in his or her power to get to know their students and become as familiar with them as possible. One of the most effective ways a teacher can begin to do so is by establishing rapport with their students. Table of Contents When should a teacher build good relationship? First day activities Planning lessons In addition Are you ready to teach ESL students? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kathyrine...  [Read more]

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