Everyday vs Every Day - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
In this video Linda breaks down the difference between "everyday" and "every day". Due to their spelling, it can be quite hard for non-native English learners to understand the difference between the two. This video explains exactly how to differenciate between both expressions.
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.
This unit about troubleshooting provided me information on common problem situations in the TESOL/ESL/ELL class and gave some suggestions on solutions to these problem situation. in order to avoid some common problems during your first lesson it is very important to establish good rapport with the students, that the students get acquainted with each other, and the teacher sets a tone which will lead to a successful first class and rest of the semester (such as , creating the learning space to feel comfortable and welcoming for students).
I learned that the experienced teacher, which I hope to be some day, does not start the first class by using the textbook. A good teacher will start out the first class with fun and short activities with the goal of establishing rapport between the students (and the teacher with the class), find out about the students so that the teacher can plan future lessons to cater to the students' interests, find out about the students' needs and goals regarding why they want to learn English, and learn about the English level of each student. The teacher can achieve this goal by using questionnaires or surveys or a board game \"Tell us about\".
Warm ups or warmers are also critical to the beginning of the class session so that the students feel comfortable talking in English. Communicative games such as memory games, hangman, pictionary, and tongue twisters are just a few of the fun and short warm up methods. In order to meet the needs of the different levels of English learners the teacher can use different materials and split students into groups or use the same materials but with different tasks so the stronger students get longer, more complicated tasks for their level and vice versa for the lower students.
There are also issues of large classes which can be hard for a beginner teacher, but there are solutions to help such as choral repetition, worksheets, pair or groups work, and having group leaders. Another common problems teachers face is with use of the native language, although this occurs more in a monolingual class than a multilingual class. In both cases, hover, the goal is to speak, write, read, listen, and converse in the English language.