Old Hand - English Idioms


The idiom "old hand" refers to someone with a lot of experience in doing something, for example: If you have any questions, ask Lisa. She's done this job before and is an old hand at project planning.

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.

I think for the coursebooks, I would lean more heavily on them as a new teacher and supplement my lessons with more audio content and creative Activate stage.
I believe it was mentioned in an earlier Unit that listening to English music quietly, even if the students do not understand it, during an extended study phase would help with Receptive listening skill.
Audio or video clips for the Engage stage to supplement vocabulary (find or make), but still follow along with the coursebook as a guide for when it would be a good idea to start a new chapter or grammar lesso.
I am doing a little teaching now, but the sheer amount of information that is required when learning a new language is daunting for me since right now I am working with short lessons on a specific topic, or tutorin.
I can see moving away from the book as I become more confident, using the coursebook for grammar examples and basic vocabular.
More experienced students would benefit more from interactive projects where they can use the language they know, practice their fluency, and make a more cohesive picture of the English language for themselve.
As they say, \"perfect practice, makes perfec.
\"§1490223488 4891248§86605§1128§"When it comes to course books, and materials there are many advantages as well as disadvantage.
Authentic materials are commonly a good source of material, and often liked by students as the provide real, common scenarios from a native language countr.
These can include newspapers, magazines, poems, brochures, and movie.
Now creative materials would be anything that a teacher takes the time to design themselves, such as crosswords, words searches, role play cards, or flashcard.
The decision between the two may depend on the artistic ability of the teacher at han.
This also may bring us into the idea of using a coursebook which has many advantages, and disadvantages as wel.
Advantages may be a guided structured syllabus, security, and provides many ideas for inexperienced teacher.
Disadvantages may include a boring and non interesting view for students, can become overused, and may not be suitable for all nationalities as it tends to be generalize.

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