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TEFL Classroom management guidance for the inexperienced teacher
There are many different practices that could be used for good classroom management and as with all techniques these need to be adapted to your own classroom, taking into account the age, culture, and personality of the class as a whole, and of you as a teacher...
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TEFL Classroom management
Classroom management requires a positive relationship between the teacher and the student...
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TEFL Classroom Management
I?m sure ?Classroom Management? holds many different meanings for many different people...
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TEFL Classroom management
The idea of classroom management is something that every future teacher must plan and contemplate thoroughly before starting his/her teaching career...
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TEFL Classroom management
Classroom Management is the way in which we organize the resources, students and helpers in the classroom so that teaching and learning can proceed in an efficient and safe manner...
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TEFL Classroom Management
Classroom Management is a vital skill involving various aspects, which are to be judiciously used for effective and successful teaching...
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TEFL Course Materials
This article will look at the range of materials that are useful and readily available for teaching the English Language to a group on non-native English speakers...
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TEFL Course Materials
In an ESL lesson, the materials chosen to present the new grammar and vocabulary are a very important part of the teacher?s preparation and largely determine how well the lesson will be understood and enjoyed by the students...
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TEFL Online vs. Onsite TEFL Certification
When deciding to pursue a career teaching English as a foreign language abroad, it is extremely beneficial?and in many cases, required? to receive a form of certification...
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TEFL Why complete a TEFL course
The motives people have, with regard to undertaking such an intensive and demanding course as a TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language), are varied: a desire to live and work in some exotic location; to meet and interact with new people from all walks of life and, indeed, all corners of the globe: to enhance their existing skills or supplement a CV; to forge a different career path or, more altruistically, to seek to improve the lives of others by enabling them to communicate with the wider world while perhaps benefiting them in both social and financial contexts...
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TEFL Why complete a TEFL / TESOL course
(1) 'The world is your classroom' is the TEFL International motto and four fun weeks with us is your ticket to living your dreams abroad, in exciting locations all over the world...
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TEFL Why complete a TEFL course?
Why complete a TEFL course? There are a number of reasons why a native English-speaker might undertake a TEFL course...
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TEFL Why Complete a TEFL course?
A TEFL course is a very unique course in that once qualified the world is literally your oyster!! Or as quoted by TEFL International ?the world is your classroom? (2) For all those hungry for travel but thought they were too old, for those who didn?t want to book the standard RTW trip or waste a year of their life saving for it!, for those that want to travel whilst learning a new skill, for those that want to seek out the more remote parts of the world and experience living in and with different cultures, for those who want to meet like minded people, for those who want a career break, for those who want a career!, for those who want to better their teaching skills, for those who want to make their dreams come true, for those who just want to get away from their normal life, for those who want to retire?the list is endless, for all the above the TEFL course is perfect!...
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TEFL Problems for Learners in Italy
ESL students whose first language is Italian certainly have many advantages over some students who speak languages less closely related to English...
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TEFL Problems for Students of English in Korea
Given the linguistic dissimilarities between the English and Korean languages, there are inevitably a multitude of pitfalls awaiting the Korean-speaker who seeks to learn English...
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TEFL Common linguistic problems
Within the English Language there are many problems that as native speakers we don?t really think about but when learning the English language as a second language there are many common misunderstandings and problems that arise...
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TEFL Teacher Self-Analysis
When training to teach English as a foreign language, or any other subject for that matter, at some stage the need arises to examine what exactly it is that makes someone a good teacher...
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TEFL EFL Employment Opportunities
Are you bored with your current occupation? How would you like to see the world, experience different cultures, and get paid for it? From Spain to Sunny San Diego the EFL market is an occupationally diverse and exciting place to begin or continue your EFL career...
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TEFL Employment Options
There are many employment options for individuals who obtain the TEFL Certificate...
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TEFL Teaching English In Spain
Upon my investigation of obtaining a position teaching English as a foreign language in the country of Spain I discovered a bit of vital information...
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TEFL 1st vs 2nd Language Acquisition
Stephen Krashen differentiates between the concepts of language acquisition and language learning in this way: He likens the process of language acquisition to adolescents and young adults living outside of their native country in a year long exchange program where they attain near native fluency but remain unfamiliar with phonology and/or grammar rules...
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TEFL Learning Modes-Young learners vs adults
When you walk into a classroom of beginning learners, you will quickly notice that the activities are varied, exciting, and typically short lived, in hopes to keep the attention of the energized and full of life students...
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TEFL English as a global language
Global English? in a sociolinguistic context refers almost literally to the use of English as a global language http://www...
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TEFL English as a global language
Wherever one travels in the world these days English quickly becomes the the common language of communication between different nationalities...
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TEFL English on an International Scale
The rise of TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, and similar organizations is by no doubt a reflection of the increasing demand for English to be taught in numerous countries worldwide...
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TEFL English as a Global Language
The 19th century witnessed the onset of the industrial revolution, given rise through a symbiosis with advanced means of conducting intercontinental trade...
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TEFL English as a Global Language
Linguists estimate that there are about 5,000 to 6,000 languages spoken in the world today, and this large estimate is due to the fact that some dialects are evolving into what could be considered a separate language (www...
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TEFL Pronunciation differences between English and Americans
Introdution English Pronunciation: How does it differ and why? We??re all native English speakers aren??t we, what??s all this about sounding different? Everyone knows that a guy from the states sounds different to a fellow from England...
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TEFL British vs American English
One of the more noticeable differences between students on the TEFL course is the different uses of the English language...
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TEFL Problems facing learners of different nationalities
Introduction Considering the difficulties that learners from different backgrounds are faced with is appropriate because I will soon embark on a teaching career which will bring me in contact with many people from different backgrounds and the challenges they face in mastering the English language...
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TEFL Teaching People of A Different Culture
When considering the importance of the role of a teacher, what then is the importance of how they teach when faced with different and diverse cultures? First, we must look to the definition of culture itself: ?A culture may be conceived as a network of beliefs and purposes in which any string in the net pulls and is pulled by the others, thus perpetually changing the configuration of the whole...
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TEFL The peculiarities of the English Language
The English language is undisputedly one of the most challenging languages to learn, predominantly due to the vast number of inconsistencies and frequent irregularities and exceptions to the rule (am almost clich?d term)...
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TEFL Dyslexia
Dyslexia causes difficulties in many specific areas of learning...
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TEFL Syllabus design
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to...
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TEFL Effective Modern Syllabus Design
The syllabus often represents the first tangible link between an instructor and students, and, therefore, it should be constructed with appropriate time and energy...
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TEFL Child Development
As a parent and an educator I have learned much about child development and am learning more everyday...
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TEFL Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a renowned author; his theory of multiple intelligences is a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be assessed by standard psychometric instruments...
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TEFL Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner?s (1983, 1998) multiple intelligences theory (MIT) postulates the existence of eight intelligences on the basis of ?distinct sets of processing operations applied in (culturally valued) activities?...
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TEFL Cultural differences
While teaching English as a foreign language it is very important that the teacher or instructor take on board the cultural differences and discrepancies that occur between different societies...
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TEFL Cultural sensitivity in the classroom
The Cambridge online dictionary defines culture as ?the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time?...
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TEFL Dictionary Training
One of the worst teaching experience is having a class come to an abrupt halt while someone searches a dictionary for a specific word, one usually not found in the end anyway...
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TEFL Paper Dictionary vs. PEDs
I can imagine a classroom full of students using their PEDs (portable electronic dictionaries) while the teacher stands nearby listening to the beeps and electronic voices translating various words...
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TEFL Teaching Grammar
Teaching grammar can be one of the most frustrating aspects of an English teacher?s job description...
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TEFL Teaching Grammar
A recent study suggests that teaching grammar to schoolchildren has no discernible effect on their writing skills, so why should it be of any more use in the ELT classroom?? asks Luke Meddings in an article on Friday February 4, 2005 in the Guardian Unlimited...
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TEFL Teaching Grammar
Grammar is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the English language...
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TEFL Teaching students one to one
Teaching English as a foreign language can be done one of two ways: teaching a group of students or by teaching on a one-to-one basis...
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TEFL Pronunciation problems in Thailand
During my first week at the TEFL course in Phuket, Thailand, I began to notice that the pronunciation of the Thai students was lacking a bit...
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TEFL Pronunciation Problems
Pronunciation problems happen when speaking a second language because most people are used to hearing and making sounds only exist in their mother tongue...
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TEFL Pronunciation Problems
North American English Pronunciation: Difficulties of the Spanish Speaker<br /><br />The variety of English spoken in North America not only has particular grammatical structures, vocabulary, slang, and orthography, but it also comprises a unique system of pronunciation...
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TEFL Lesson Planning
Lesson planning is one of the most important but controversial aspects of teaching...
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TEFL Lesson planning.
What will get in your mind if somebody will tell you about teaching? Isn?t it lesson planning? Most of the teachers despise this job, why? Well, the hardwork of thinking in creating your own materials...
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TEFL Volunteer Teaching
The business of teaching English as a second language has grown drastically over the last several decades, and even though it may not be as lucrative an industry as it was several years ago, the sheer number of English teachers has continued to increase...
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TEFL Rapport in the Classroom
The word rapport originates from the French word, rapporter, meaning to bring back and the Oxford English Dictionary definition is one of &amp;#147;a close and harmonious relationship in which there is common understanding&amp;#148;...
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TEFL Establishing Rapport
I remember back to my early days of academic progression through the Australian public school system with mixed emotions...
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TEFL Classroom discipline
A concern related to student behavior and classroom discipline is the ?Level of Law? that is set in place by the teacher for the class...
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TEFL Discipline in the classroom
Classroom management is very important, especially for new teachers, because with it a teacher can gain the respect and attention of their students...
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TEFL Motivation
As I have progressed up the ladder of education, I have found that the teachers I have experienced focused on presenting the class material exacting as it was stated in the book...
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TEFL Motivation in the Classroom
Walking into a class full of students who are apathetic and show little or no interest in the subject matter is daunting and discouraging for any teacher...
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TEFL Slang and idioms
Idiom: groups of two or more words that taken together mean something different from the literal meaning of the individual words...
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TEFL Teaching Slang and Idioms
A question on the minds of many English as a Second Language instructors are whether or not it is appropriate to teach students the use of slang and idioms in the English language...
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TEFL Confidence building for teachers
A some what strange topic to talk about considering I have only taught four lessons but I think that my experiences may be of some use to someone...
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TEFL Correction techniques: a grey area
One of the greatest dilemmas facing the English as a Foreign Language teacher today is when, how and what to correct in terms of errors or mistakes made by their students (?Correcting Students,? 1)...
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TEFL Teaching modal auxiliary verbs
It was while attempting to wrap my brain around the meaning of the construction &quot;must needs&quot;, which I had encountered so often in classical English Literature, that I was incidentally drawn to an inves-tigation of modals...
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TEFL Productive skills.
This paper is concerned with teaching the productive skill of writing for students of non-native English speaking countries...
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TEFL Games in the classroom
G - Get-together A - Achieve the Aim M - More interest E - Easy Learning Many years ago teaching was only recognized for only getting knowledge but now a days as the world has become modern with different scientific techniques only giving knowledge to the students has become old fashioned...
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TEFL ESL Games
In an elementary EFL/ESL class in South Korea, you may begin teaching a class and at the start and you are welcomed with the exclamation from a student &amp;#147;Game teacher!&amp;#148; This could even turn into a chant of &amp;#147;Game, Game, Game&amp;#148; with other students joining in...
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TEFL Games in the classroom
Game can be generally defined that something played for fun an activity that people participate in, together or on their own, for fun...
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TEFL Importance of Games in TEFL
In the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL), games are very important, with adults and especially with children...
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TEFL Games in the classroom
In the following document I hope to demonstrate some the advantages of using games within a classroom environment for game based language learning...
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TEFL Games in the classroom
The following contain the results of my reading in to sources pertaining to the use of games in English classes...
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TEFL Songs in the classroom
The use of songs in the ESL classroom can be a fun and innovative way of covering a range of English language topics...
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TEFL Teaching beginners
Teaching beginners is one of the most interesting and ongoing training as a teacher will keep on discovering other techniques in order to capture the understanding of the beginner, rather to make the beginner understand...
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TEFL The Internet in the Classroom
Teaching EFL in the 21st century increasingly involves teaching students how to sift through and evaluate information in English using the Internet and other new technology...
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TEFL EFL vs ESL
When I first decided that traveling and perhaps teaching abroad, were things that I would be interested in; I came across my first real challenge that came in the form of a decision- ? [w]hich is better, EFL or ESL??...
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TEFL ESA: A teaching methodology
For many years Teachers of English have used the PPP model of Presentation, Practice and Production for the preferred model of teaching...
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TEFL Power-up Your ESA
The Engage, Study & Activate framework (ESA) (Course Materials, unit 3) is an organizational framework that will create lesson plans that ensures students will “be motivated, be exposed to the language, and have the opportunity to use it...
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TEFL Teaching English for a Specific Purpose (ESP)
Teaching English for a Specific Purpose (ESP) or Why not just teach?em Shakespeare? TEFL teaching in the classroom has maninly been focused on leaning General English skills with more specific English, needed for a specific profession for example, being taught only as and when it is needed...
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TEFL Teaching Styles
When I was growing up in school, I experienced many different teaching styles that for the most part did not work for me...
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TEFL Role of the teacher
The role of the teacher may not be as simple as people think and is always changing...
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TEFL The Role Of The Teacher
The role of the teacher has significantly changed for past few years due to advent of new technology...
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TEFL Motivation
Motivation is a paramount factor in determining the success or failure of learning...
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TEFL Motivating Your Students
Have you ever had trouble with a student unwilling to participate in the classroom, a student that no matter how hard you to inspire seems to remain unmotivated? This type of occurrence is very common in the classroom today...
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TEFL Motivating Students
Motivation is necessary to keep students happy and interested amidst a language learning situation that progressively challenges them...
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TEFL Motivating young learners
Although, at the beginning of an English course, students can be very excited and enthusiastic when first confronted with their teacher, the person who will introduce them to a new, fascinating, foreign language, as time goes by the sense of novelty and curiosity that seemed so strong at the beginning, seem to gradually subside in the eyes of the pupils, especially those of young age, leaving the teacher with the sometimes difficult task of re-building their general interest in learning and not least, their level of motivation, which in nearly all warps of life, is the key to success...
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TEFL Motivating Students
Motivation ? ?a feeling of interest or enthusiasm that makes somebody want to do something that causes such a feeling? Encarta Dictionary: English Student motivation is required in the classroom for obvious reasons ? they have to feel that they want to learn to help with the learning process...
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TEFL Motivating students
Inspiring a high level of motivation among students of all ages and maintaining it, is an ongoing challenge for even the most experienced and skilled teachers...
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TEFL Teaching Large Classes
Findings in many of the past studies do indeed suggest that small- sized classes are indeed more effective that larger classes...
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TEFL Teaching Business English
With the changing nature of the world today learning English is becoming more and more important in the business sector...
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TEFL Building confidence in Students
One by one, they followed his signal to move forward, crouching behind trees, navigating through the brush, quickening their pace as they heard threats screamed behind them: &quot;I see you, GI! They paused in a dried-up creek bed, Bennett bringing up the rear...
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TEFL Group dynamics
Humans have worked in groups since the beginnings of civilisation however it is only in the last century that research has focused on the dynamics that occur in group encounters and a deeper understanding of the way individuals behave in a group setting has emerged...
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TEFL Group Dynamics
An understanding of the concept of group dynamics provides valuable insight into the processes involved in a successful group lesson...
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TEFL Foreign Language Experience
The usual form taken in a classroom to teach a foreign language involves mostly vocabulary and a progressive curriculum that warrants more memorization and translation than use and understanding...
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TEFL Online learning
The evolution of the internet has led to an increase in online learning opportunities for EFL students...
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TEFL Alexical approach to second language learning
Over the past four decades it appears that the advanced development of computers and the ready availability of this technology have led to an interest in a lexical approach to second language learning versus the more traditional grammar based approach...
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TEFL Teacher self analysis
Whenever the discussion arises ?What makes a good teacher??, various theories and suggestions concerning a teacher?s personality and his/her relationship with pupils are laid on the table...
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TEFL Preconceptions
sn?t it funny how our preconceptions are often way off course? Certain things we?re preconditioned to think, be it because of cultural influences, peer/family influence or experiences, and, more often than not, we don?t question these; Tesco and Wal-Mart are Mecca?s; McDonald?s food tastes amazing; being quiet makes you a good student...
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TEFL A discursive essay on recognising and considering the importance of learning styles in the EFL classroom.
How important is the student in the process of designing a lesson plan? Once a lesson plan is composed, should the teacher stick rigidly to every step detailed, ploughing through even if students fall behind, miss the point and inevitably lose interest -and faith ?V in what the teacher has to say? Personally, the author believes that the lesson is not the focus of the classroom, rather the student is...
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TEFL Learning Techniques
Learning is the process of gaining or acquiring knowledge while technique comes from the Latin word technicus which means execution or performance of some artistic work or a scientific procedure being used [Orford American Dictionary, Mac OS X dashboard]...
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TEFL Teachers roles
Teachers play an important role in today?s society, as they work hard to train the minds of the future...
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TEFL Teaching English in Korea
After spending the last year in Korea I feel sharing my experiences there will be of great assistance to any ESL teachers who are considering or have accepted a position in the country...
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TEFL Spanish vs. English
One of the biggest issues facing the United States is the number of immigrants coming to the US from Mexico and Central America...
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