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TESOL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Mary
Mary is an assistant English language teacher in Tokyo, Japan, and she recently completed the 120-hour online TEFL/TESOL course with ITTT. She enjoyed the course a lot and had fun completing all 20 units. In her TEFL review, she also says that she enjoyed the flexibility the course gave her to complete the course in her leisure time. She recommends the course to anyone interested in teaching English and finds the course to be great value for money.
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.
In this chapter I learned about the following: Teaching Productive Skills speaking and writing In many ways, writing is the most neglected skill in the TEFL world, as many teachers don't like to see their classroom hours being devoted to what is called 'quiet time'. Writing is often relegated to homework, which is frequently not done and so the skill is never developed. In many ways, writing is the most difficult skill, require a greater degree of accuracy. Accuracy vs Fluency activities - accuracy activities (in study phase) = concentrated on producing correct language - fluency activities (in activate phase) = concentrated on allowing the student to experiment and be creative with language. Less concerned with accuracy and more concerned with effectiveness and flow of communication Speaking activities in the classroom: 1) controlled activities (accuracy based activities, language is controlled by Teacher) - drilling = choral and individual listening to and repetition of the teacher's model of pronunciation. - prompting = pre-planned question and answer 2) guided activities (accuracy based but a little more creative and productive, output is controlled by Teacher but language isn't) - model dialogues - guided role-play 3) creative communication (fluency based activities, scenario is usually created by Teacher but content of the language isn't) - free role-play - discussions -