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TESOL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Leslie
Leslie is a Canadian English teacher at a junior high school in the Japanese countryside. In this TESOL review, Leslie tells us she is looking to open her own English language day care centre at her home and with this in mind she took the 120-hour certificate course with ITTT as well as the 50-hour young learners course to bring her qualifications up to date. Hopefully for Leslie this will be the first step on a rewarding career as the owner of a successful English language school in Japan.
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
Textbooks are good to have because they provide structure, a solid course outline, they have tons on materials that you have ready access to, and students expect a textbook. The downside is that it can stifle creativity and make lessons less spontaneous. Teachers should also use authentic materials in addition to the textbook. This will make the material more meaningful to the students and therefore more interesting. Teacher created materials can also target specific needs of the students and are more beneficial to the class because textbooks are for a general audience and worksheets might not meet specific needs.