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TESOL Videos - ITTT Online Courses Video Tutorial
Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.
Unit 17 involves equipment and teaching aids to make lessons more interesting, effective and less dependent on the course book. These tools and suggested usage follow. 1. The Board. Blackboard work should be planned and organized. The board can be used for writing, drawing, sticking things and projecting to draw and hold the attention of the students. The principles for using the board include: ? Start with a clean board. ? Write legibly and neatly. ? Use the correct writing tool for the board. ? Keep the board clear and easy to read. ? Try to section off the board such as columns to provide areas for vocabulary, grammar and notes. ? Use different colors, underling or circling to highlight language points and show irregularities. ? Adjust the size of your writing to the size of the board so it can be read from the back of the class. ? Only put essential or requested information on the board. ? Erase what is no longer needed. ? Avoid unnecessary capitalization as difficult to read. ? Bear in mind that students tend to write down all on the board so accuracy is essential. ? Involve the students in the writing process. ? Clean the board at the end of the lesson. 2. Interactive whiteboard. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are increasingly used but expenses delay introduction in less developed regions and vary in price and complexity. Factors to bear in mind are to test an