All Ears - English Idioms

 

The idiom "all ears" means that someone is very keen to hear what you have to say and you have his/her full attention. For example: Why are you crying? Tell me, I'm all ears. In this case, the person asking really wants to know the reason for the other person to be upset and crying.


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 focuses on the different types of learners or classes that we will handle in teaching the English language. According to this unit, we have five types of learners or classes. These include a) the beginners where in they are subdivided into six categories such as absolute beginner, false beginner, adult beginner, young beginner, and beginner without Roman alphabet; b) individual students which include same level students and a -on-one lesson is given by the teacher to each of them; c) young learners which includes children in a lower age bracket. Thus,their learning capability is motivated with their curiosity and having fun; d) Business English and ESP learners where in these include the students who want to be knowledgeable in English due to their career or profession. Thus. their age bracket range from early 20s to mid 50s. Aside from that one of their learning barrier is stress and being tired due to their work so some of them may learn fast while others may not. However, their eagerness to learn will depend on their individual purposes in connection with their industry. And last but not the least, e) the monolingual class and multilingual class where in; in monolingual class the learners have same difficulty in English since they come from same home counties while multilingual class are consist of learners who come from various nationalities however, they have no common language except English. Meanwhile, since this unit focuses on the classes of learners it only implies that as educators we can teach English in varied ways depending on the needs of our learners and their classes. Therefore, it is essential for us educators to carefully plan the different activities that we are going to provide to our learners in order to address their needs. Moreover, since we have different classes of learners, our approach in teaching the English language should vary on their prior knowledge about the language. We as educators should find ways to adjust our way of teaching to the level or capabilities of our learners since I believe that effective learning will occur when students' interests are directly proportional with our teaching methodologies and practices.


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