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TESOL Videos - TEFL review from Paavani
This TEFL review is from Paavani. She is from Ohio, USA, but just moved to South Korea where she will work as an English teacher. As this will be her first full-time teaching position, she decided to take our online TEFL/TESOL program to get the best possible foundation in teaching before starting her new position. After completing the course, she feels ready and prepared to teach Korean students in her own EFL classroom and she recommends this course to other new teachers.
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.
There are different groups that teachers might have to teach. One is beginners. There are different types of beginners - those who are completely new to the language, absolute beginners; those who have had some education in English before but have forgotten most of it, false beginners; different ages of beginners, who have different levels of motivation to learn and different rates of uptake; and finally beginners who aren't familiar with the roman alphabet. When teaching beginners it is important to be aware of their needs; have realistic aims that are clear to the students; use lots of visuals and be clear when using the board; use simple instructions and controlled language; ensure your page is suitable for the students; use choral repetition and pairs or groups; and finally make sure to encourage their use of English and avoid using their mothertongue. To keep students motivated don't correct their mistakes too much, keep the classroom environment relaxed, praise the students and explain your methods. When teaching individuals, there are both pros and cons. The benefits include that there is only one level for the class rather than the mixed abilities usually found in groups. The students are also will be more motivated as it is likely their choice to study English. The needs of the student will be most obvious to the teacher in a one to one environment and it will also al