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TESOL Videos - TESOL review from Polina
This TESOL review is from Polina. She is from Greece and recently completed our 120-hour online TEFL/TESOL training course right next to the beach at home. She found the course to be very interesting and learned a lot of new things. She is excited to use her new learned skills at the end of the year when she is going back to the capital city of Athens to work with new clients.
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 is based on two ESA demonstration videos. If I was a student in the first demonstration video, I would have felt intimidated and discouraged. The lesson was more teacher-centered and he also very remote. He used the phrase ?very easy? often. This can be very intimidating which would make me feel nervous about answering a question. The teacher could have engaged the students more. He jumped right into the lesson which can be confusing for a non-native English speaker. The students seem to have some knowledge of the subject area but lack overall confidence in expressing themselves. The teacher was more of a dictator rather than playing a role of a manager/ controller of the class. The way he responded to incorrect answers was very harsh and this could crush anyone?s self-esteem, resulting in a lack of motivation to learn. The students hardly participated in the lesson and this could be because of the teacher?s attitude towards them. The teacher also asks students their names very often during question time which shows a lack of rapport in the classroom. Students won?t feel comfortable with their teacher if the teacher does not show a genuine interest in them. This interest begins with knowing the names of your students. When a teacher knows your name, it makes students feel that the teacher actually cares about them and their learning. The teacher looked unfriendly a