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TESOL Videos - TEFL review from Aleksandr
This TESOL review is from Aleksandr. He recently took our TEFL/TESOL course as he wants to take advantage of the high demand in qualified English language teachers all over the world. He chose our online course option and he greatly enjoyed the flexibility of it as it allowed him to work from anywhere in the world and at his own pace. He especially enjoyed the units on teaching methodologies as he now improved his own teaching style and is following a more interactive way of teaching. He recommends this course to anyone who wants to travel the world teaching English.
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 3 - Theories, Methods and Techniques. Concise overview of the 3d unit: ? Methodologies ? Engage, study and activate ? ESA ? Examples of ESA lessons ? Ideas for ESA phases ? Correction techniques ? Lesson planning We describe each of the topics more detailed. Methodologies Grammar-translation In effect, this is a system of translation. The major drawback is that it seems to prevent the students from getting the kind of natural language input. The system requires the teacher to be proficient in the students? native language. Audio-lingualism It is based on the language repetition drills, suggests that much learning is as a result of habit formation through conditioning. Now it went out of fashion. Presentation, practice and production- PPP PPP is more a ?Teacher-centered? lesson. PPP is effective in teaching simple language for beginners. In this method teacher presents and explain, then students practice making sentences, after students go to the production stage where they can experiment with language. Task-based learning In this method the focus is more on a task than the language. Communicative language teaching - CLT The community approach stresses the importance of language functions and not the grammar. CLT places emphasis on completion the task. Activities require students to use language in real life situations (role-play and simulation). Commun