Teaching English USA

 

this unit is considered to be one of the most important units in the course because it teaches non-experienced teachers how to plan their lessons effectively. It highlights an example of a lesson plan
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Alabama
I have come across a few reluctant students before and it is not easy to motivate them or keep their attention on the lessons. In this unit, I am happy to learn that there are many ways to overcome t
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Alaska
There are three different types of tenses in English with each of the type sub-divided into four. The form of the tense shows the rules and regulations of the grammar points. The present simple focuse
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Arizona
This unit taught me grammar and the different parts of speech. I already have knowledge on this subject, but it was great to have a refresher of the different types of each part of speech, and the rul
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Arkansas
In this Unit I have learned qualities of a good teacher. Qualities such as patience, a good knowledge of the subject they are teaching, and the ability to motivate the students are all assets to your
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California
To keep the classroom fun and engaging, a teacher can and should use a variety of teaching aids and utilize various equipment when available. The most classic and basic equipment will be the blackboar
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Colorado
This unit does a good job in laying out the concepts, techniques and strategies for teaching productive skills. The techniques offered with the red-boxed subtitles are very reader-friendly and extreme
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Connecticut
As a brief understanding of this unit 3 A teacher must know when to be firm and when to leave the students it must know when to be firm and when to leave the students alone.The teacher must be flexibl
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Delaware
Learning about course books and lesson materials in this unit, has given us a better understanding of how teachers should approach their lessons. When materials are being made for our lessons, we have
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Florida
This unit is based on communication. The teacher should create need and desire in the student to communicate. There is a difference between accuracy and fluency, but they are both equally important: t
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Georgia
In this unit I learned that teachers can use a traditional course book or create their own materials in order to instruct a class. These materials can be either authentic or created. Authentic mat
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Hawaii
This unit was a basic overview of the very concept of teaching. It was difficult to truly 'get anything out of it,' as a lot of it was platitudes and things that, if asked directly, the average perso
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Idaho
A goal for language learners may be to gain the ability to produce the langauge on one's own ability. However, speaking and writing may often times prove to be the most difficult for students to grasp
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Illinois
This unit is about various problems that may arise when teaching an EFL class. The unit provides different suggestions for how to deal with common issues that may come up due to different reasons. Som
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Indiana
Unit 11 begins with the introduction of the 4 basic language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This unit focuses on the two receptive skills: reading and listening. The unit then disc
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Iowa
This unit goes over the forms, usages, common student mistakes, and teaching ideas for the four forms of present tense. I found the "usages" section of each form most helpful because a native English
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Kansas
Just with other elements of the English language, it is important that the teacher is familiar with grammatical terms. As native speakers we do not often think about the grammatical structures that we
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Kentucky
All four skills are equally important in learning and teaching a new language. Receptive skills are reading and listening, and productive skills are speaking and writing. For the successful evolution
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Louisiana
This unit discusses the present tenses. Present tense is ahead of the past and behind the future. It describes the 'here and now'. Similar to the last unit I had no idea what most of the conversationa
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Maine
WOW! I have been a native speaker of English for 42 years. The four present tenses are easy and difficult. I can see how easy it is for a foreigner to make mistakes when speaking. I have spent ma
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Maryland
During the entire teaching a teacher should check and evaluate students in order to understand their level, their needs and motivatiins. Its possible to assess a language level by tutorials, evaluatio
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Massachusetts
This unit covered the teaching of receptive skills, namely listening and reading. It covered reasons for reading and listening, as well as the varies ways in which we can read or listen. For example,
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Michigan
In this lesson, I learned about the various ways students can be tested and evaluated in classes. I also learned about how to make evaluations for students to give for their teachers. Regarding testin
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Minnesota
This unit introduces the past tenses. These are: simple past, past perfect, past continuous, past perfect continuous. Simple past is used for a finished action at a specific point of time in the past
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Mississippi
This unit explains what students need to know about vocabulary and grammar in a new language. Vocabulary should be appropriate to the students, their language level and likely to arise as they use the
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Missouri
This unit covers the equipment that a teacher might have in their classroom. I feel that I have learned how to use new equipment, such as the interactive white boards, while also not relying on these
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Montana
This unit covered the basic parts of speech. I think that it would be a while before one would attempt to convey these ideas to a language learner. Many people do not concern themselves with which par
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Nebraska
These two ESA demonstration lessons gave me the opportunity to see the effective and ineffective teaching in the action. Now I want to state what I have noticed regarding these two lessons. During the
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Nevada
It's interesting to note why a student would need to learn certain aspects of language and why they wouldn't need to learn other aspects. I think a really important thing to consider is the type of st
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New Hampshire
As an inexperienced teacher I find lesson planning very important as it helps me to focus on how to achieve learning objectives through lesson stages, gives me something to refer to during the lesson
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New Jersey
A good teacher is one who does not only have the knowledge of the subject they are teaching but they also care about the students they are teaching. The teacher needs to be able to balance his/her ro
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New Mexico
This last, 10th unit has given me a meaningful insight into evaluation and testing processes. I think learning about the power of testing and conducting it in a right manner is very important for lear
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New York
These two videos gave me the opportunity to see an example of the previous 9 units put into action. From these videos I can see how subtle yet significant teacher presentation and strategy effect lear
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North Carolina
This unit talks about how to manage classes and includes a variety of relevant topics and things to consider when having a class. Ideas such as: eye contact, voice, gesture, the teachers placement and
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North Dakota
In this last unit, we explored the problems that can potentially occur in a classroom setting. During the first lesson of a class, it is important to establish rapport with the students and try t
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Ohio
The past tense may be more challenging for a lower level learner due to the many irregular verbs. However, a strategic, planned and practiced lesson will ensure the success rate of the students learn
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Oklahoma
Unit 7 covers the ways that you should approach teaching new vocabulary words, grammatical structures, or language functions to a class of students. Each section covers what the student needs to know
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Oregon
In this Unit we learned the final basic aspects of grammar. We covered Modals, Phrasal Verbs, and Passive Voice. I think Passive Voice is the most important to learn because many things are said and w
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Pennsylvania
This unit was designed to make teachers aware of the advantages and disadvantages of using course books in the classroom. My biggest takeaway from the lesson was not to be too tied to a textbook, no m
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Rhode Island
In this lesson it talks a lot about course books that can be used to teach your classes. It talks about how they can be beneficial in providing security to the students and the teacher, usually they a
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South Carolina
This unit talked about the reasons for doing evaluations and tests on students. It introduced to me different kinds of tests, how they worked. Besides, it also talked about different internationally
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Tennessee
This unit shows what materials to use in our lessons. We learn that we can use authentic materials (anything from real life, ex: newspapers, recording etc) or created materials (that we create ourselv
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Texas
This unit illustrates 4 essential skills in term of English teaching. They are receptive (reading and listening), and productive skills (speaking and writing). In fact, all of these learning skills
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Utah
I'll be honest, I tried to close out of my browser so I could sleep, and clicked "back" which started the test. I was afraid of earning a 0 on the test, so I read the unit and took the test. While my
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Vermont
Reading and Listening are extremely important. Students are more fearful of listening than reading. They come with the preconception that it is too difficult and if they are older students, the listen
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Virginia
In Unit 9 I learned that although too much planning can make it difficult for me to be as flexible as I need to be as a teacher, creating a good lesson plan can still be very helpful. A lesson plan sh
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Washington
Teaching aids are various devices which can help the foreign language teacher in presenting linguistic material to his students and fixing it in their memory. A film-strip is the most widely-used audi
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West Virginia
Unit 20: Troubleshooting was the final unit in the TEFL series and supplied a summary of solutions to problems that may arise throughout the teaching period. Overall, the TEFL practice course was a f
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Wisconsin
In this unit, I have learned about modals, passive voice, relative clause and phrasal verbs. Modals are words that add meaning to the main verb and is put before other verbs. Modals are used to expres
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Wyoming
This unit focuses on grammar, various parts of speech, and the rules to follow for constructing a proper sentence. All sentences are made up of the same basic parts, always including a subject and a v
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