Teach English in Huangpo Shuiku - Jingmen Shi

Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Huangpo Shuiku? Are you interested in teaching English in Jingmen Shi? Check out ITTT’s online and in-class courses, Become certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language and start teaching English ONLINE or abroad! ITTT offers a wide variety of Online TEFL Courses and a great number of opportunities for English Teachers and for Teachers of English as a Second Language.

I have started teaching English in Turkey, since 2018. If you are planning to start your teaching career here, I would like to mention several pros and cons and problems of learning English for the speakers of Turkish language. First of all, learners expect teaching to be prescriptive rather than descriptive, which indicates, they tend to memorize the sample instead of learning through the examples and explanations. Secondly, students are occasionally, immersed in criticizing the politics but the teacher should not join, due to the fact that, they do consider world’s opinion of them. One of the most significant difficulty that learners may find, is sentence structure; In Turkish, the main structure is: subject-object-verb which is quite different in English. Of other notable issues, usage of “to be” can be considered. In another word, they entirely have not got the verb “to be”. For instance, the term “He is a doctor” in Turkish literally is “ He doctor” . Moreover, the verb “to have” is hard to be used as well. To put it another way, it does not have a direct Turkish equivalent. Another key to remember, making negative and interrogative in Turkish is by adding particular particles, that is to say, they may find it difficult to make it correctly. Finally, the most remarkable issue, I assume, is pronunciation. To give an illustration, the letter “E” pronounced differently according to the word. Likewise, they pronounce precisely the way they write the word. To this end, phonemic alphabet chart should be presented regularly in the class. In addition, Turkish students tend to translate every single word first in Turkish, that is, they generally, think in Turkish rather than English. Hence, a full English class from initial stages is definitely required. In full English classes, you may feel the progress of the course and students’ eagerness. At the beginning, they may be against the class, they sometimes leave the class, but at the end of the day, the class becomes extremely productive. Yet, despite all the issues that are mentioned above, and the great differences between the two languages, most of the students learn and understand spoken English. They participate each lesson eagerly and they openly share opinions. What is more, they are not usually shy and struggle on being aware of each point and learn the language properly. Not to mention, English teachers should consider all these factors and strive on motivating the students in the class. Teaching English in Turkey, can be one of the most challenging experience, that really surprises you. The more you get to know your students, a better teacher you become. To conclude, we mentioned several problems of learning English for Turkish speakers which need to be considered by English teachers. Problems like: pronunciation, grammar, and some verbs which does not exist in Turkish. Above all, yet students are immersed in learning English, and participate the lessons regularly. additionally, students are notably communicative. All things considered, it seems reasonable to assume that, this might be your greatest experience here.