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TESOL Videos - TESOL review from Karyna
This TEFL review is from Karyna who is currently teaching abroad. She is from the Ukraine and recently took our 120-hour online TEFL/TESOL course as she is a young teacher and wanted to gain a new qualification for your professional development. She enjoyed the course a lot and was able to use the new skills in her classroom abroad while taking the course. This way, she saw quick improvements in her teaching skills and, thus, recommend this course to all new teachers out there.
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 19 gives specific details on the types of groups that a teacher might come across with. The first type of group that it discusses are beginners. They are generally classified into five categories: absolute beginners, false beginners, adult beginners, young beginners and beginners without Roman alphabet. Teachers of this type of group should be aware of the students´ needs and adapt their teaching methodologies to these needs as much as possible. Working with this level requires patience and it is very important to have an appropriate pace that is not too fast as to confuse and discourage the students nor too slow as to undermine their abilities and take away the challenge that comes with learning a language. It is very important to speak loudly and clearly, do as much explaining as possible and use a variety of visual aids to support explanations. One of the most important habits is to avoid using the mother tongue of the students and encourage them to use as much English as possible. The second kind of group that the unit addresses are students who receive private or individual classes. These classes will be structured to meet the specific needs of the individual student and thus, it will be easier to measure the progress of one single student instead of a whole group. In these types of classes, students are usually higly motivated and needs can be cleary defined in or