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Tefl article - TEFL Obstacles Faced by TEFL Instructors Teaching Abroad #422 - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


A career in TEFL is one that many people could find attractive for different reasons ? a passion for teaching, a passion for English, a desire to live abroad, or even a desire to meet people around the world. It is a career that offers many opportunities. However, what many big-dreamers who desire a career in TEFL may not realize is that there can be a lot of obstacles in such a career, especially to a native English speaker teaching abroad. This article looks at obstacles in three specific areas, professional, teaching, and personal obstacles, which TEFL Teachers teaching abroad are likely to encounter. A career in TEFL is not considered a ?real? career by some, according to an article in TESOL Quarterly by Bill Johnston. Johnston supported this claim based on a lack of strong...  [Read more]

Obstacles Faced by TEFL Instructors Teaching Abroad Kathryn Bulla - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


A career in TEFL is one that many people could find attractive for different reasons – a passion for teaching, a passion for English, a desire to live abroad, or even a desire to meet people around the world. It is a career that offers many opportunities. However, what many big-dreamers who desire a career in TEFL may not realize is that there can be a lot of obstacles in such a career, especially to a native English speaker teaching abroad. This article looks at obstacles in three specific areas, professional, teaching, and personal obstacles, which TEFL teachers teaching abroad are likely to encounter.A career in TEFL is not considered a “real” career by some, according to an article in TESOL Quarterly by Bill Johnston. Johnston supported this claim based on a lack of...  [Read more]

Teach English in Baifusi Zhen - Enshi Tujiazu Miaozu Zizhizhou - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Baifusi Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Enshi Tujiazu Miaozu Zizhizhou? 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. Summary: A well structured lesson plan is important for new instructors for many reasons. First, a solid lesson plan will help the instructor better understand the materials he or she will be presenting. Second, a lesson plan can be used as a tool outline the short-, mid- and long-term goals of the course being taught. Third, a lesson plan is...  [Read more]

TEFL Teaching Videos - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Our unique instructional videos provide an invaluable addition to the TEFL training experience. These extracts from our 120-hour course with tutor support cover many aspects of teaching such as English grammar and lesson planning.  [Read more]

Effective Modern Syllabus Design Ryan Nerone - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


The syllabus often represents the first tangible link between an instructor and students, and, therefore, it should be constructed with appropriate time and energy. It is the final product of your course planning, and offers a useful way to introduce yourself and the course itself to your students. Students will respond positively to a well planned and well crafted syllabus, and this will also serve as a positive reflection of yourself to your students. The contents within the syllabus are the foundation of your course. While it is not essential to have all aspects of the course set in stone, it is important to set forth the responsibilities, course of action, and expectations of the student because it is an item that is closely examined and revisited often. The basics of the syllabus...  [Read more]

Teaching Slang and Idioms Emily Durst - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


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. Although the distinction between what is a formal term versus an informal one is crucial, slang is a significant part of conversational English and, as such, should be covered in the classroom. It would be very difficult for someone new to the English language to understand an American movie, TV show, news broadcast or even a typical conversation as they are filled with nonstandard English. Firstly, it is important to define the terms “idiom” and “slang”. Slang can be described as nonstandard vocabulary of a given culture or subculture. In other words, slang is typically a nonstandard...  [Read more]

Teach English in Xihe Zhen - Xiaogan Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Xihe Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Xiaogan 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. Just like any profession, teaching English has specific terms and acronyms that can be used to describe the job. While teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) is an overarching term to describe the job of teaching English to those who do not use English as their native language, ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language)...  [Read more]

Teach English in Suolun Muchang - Xing'an Meng — Hinggan - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Suolun Muchang? Are you interested in teaching English in Xing'an Meng — Hinggan? 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. Teaching can be intimidating for new teachers and veterans. If an instructor walks into a classroom without a lesson plan, then chaos can run amuck. Students expect instructors to provide order throughout the classroom. Creating a Lesson plan can help ease the intimidation of teaching, and help instructors stay organized. Lesson planning can be an...  [Read more]

Teach English in Pengsi Zhen - Huanggang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Pengsi Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Huanggang 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. There are many things that an instructor must worry about when teaching: resources, student capabilities and attention, structure and content of lesson plans, and instructor strengths and weaknesses. However, one important consideration that is not always given the attention it deserves is cultural sensitivity. Cultural sensitivity is the realization and...  [Read more]

Teach English in Hengshi Zhen - Changsha Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Hengshi Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Changsha 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. Deciding what role will be held as a teacher as many variables. Teachers can be anywhere from instructors to policemen and many things in between on any given day. Being aware of which role is necessary and when, will have an impact on the teacher and students. Let us begin with the role of instructor. When taking on the role of instructor, knowledge of what is...  [Read more]

Teach English in GuAndang Zhen - Changde Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in GuAndang Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Changde 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. ‘Teaching skills’ do not only refer to lesson handouts and specific classroom ideas/techniques—although both are part of, and important to teaching— but also cover qualities teachers should possess, and the various roles instructor will (at some point) need to fill. The first unit of the course began by identifying qualities that make for a good instructor....  [Read more]

Teach English in ZhAnggang Zhen - Xiantao, Tianmen, Qianjiang & S - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in ZhAnggang Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Xiantao, Tianmen, Qianjiang & S? 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. China is an incredibly popular country for English teachers. Teaching in China is in high-demand, and there are many perks to working in such a large country. Options include teaching children and adults privately, as well as becoming an instructor in public schools. If an English teacher decides to teach at a university in China, there are...  [Read more]

Teach English in Dabaozi Zhen - Huaihua Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Dabaozi Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Huaihua 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. Why Lesson Planning as a Key tool for TEFL? As a non-native English speaker I have experienced what is like to learn this wonderful language. Great instructors made a great impact on my learning because of the quality of lessons they deliver. A high quality lesson cannot be taught as a matter of improvisation. Planning is what made the difference from those...  [Read more]

Teach English in GAhaitu Zhen - Tongliao Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in GAhaitu Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Tongliao 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. Contrary to the popular belief that teachers are simply there to teach, a teacher has many roles within the classroom. The challenge is being able to balance and juggle the hats that are changing constantly. A multitude of factors can cause a teacher to take on as many as six roles within the classroom. It is important for a teacher to be able to identify which...  [Read more]

Teach English in BaochAng Zhen - Xilinguole Meng — Xilin Gol - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in BaochAng Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Xilinguole Meng — Xilin Gol? 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. Being an educator or a teacher isn't in every case simple, particularly with regards to this zone of dealing with the class and guaranteeing request and control among your understudies. The obstacles the educator experiences can emerge from numerous bearings like from among the understudies, guardians, directors, or with the numerous jobs and...  [Read more]

Teach English in Jinweizhou Zhen - Hengyang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Jinweizhou Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Hengyang 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. Most Adult ESL students are highly motivated students – at first. They are eager to join a formal class setting to improve their English skills for themselves and for their future (career). They usually voluntarily join the class (unless instructed by a manager or supervisor). So in fact, the motivation is internal and comes naturally from within themselves....  [Read more]

Teach English in Tongxing Zhen - Chifeng Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Tongxing Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Chifeng 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. Cultural sensitivity in the ESL classroom entails a complex of factors and considerations including intercultural competence, awareness of global cultural, economic and socio-political diversity on both individual and collective grounds, and national as well as transnational educational differences for learners of English. Cultural sensitivity is, thus, crucial in...  [Read more]

Teach English in Mingxikou Zhen - Huaihua Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Mingxikou Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Huaihua 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. An instructor should adapt their instruction based on the student needs and abilities, and should take into account the age of students as this is likely to effect factors such as student motivation, attention span, and openness to activities. An instructor should anticipate that young students may be less internally motivated than adult learners. Adult learners...  [Read more]

Teach English in Nantongshifumingang Liangzhongchang - Nantong Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Nantongshifumingang Liangzhongchang? Are you interested in teaching English in Nantong 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. All learners, regardless of ability, background, and in this case, language familiarity; deserve a learning environment where teaching and learning occur with effectiveness and synergy. Therefore, a student should be provided an environment that is conducive to achieving goals that have been established by an instructor and given equal...  [Read more]

Teach English in TAnggou Zhen - Lianyungang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in TAnggou Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Lianyungang 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. Adults and young learners, or children, are very different from one other. Children at a stage in life in which they actively work to understand the world around them, whereas adults are at a stable intellectual level. One of the important challenges in effective education is understanding the differences between adults and children and developing an education...  [Read more]

Teach English in SAngping Zhen - Nanyang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in SAngping Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Nanyang 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. This unit provided examples of actual lessons. The students were not receptive to the first lesson, mainly because they likely felt intimidated by the instructor. The instructor began the class by using confusing grammatical terms that the students were not familiar with, and this impression set by the instructor led to an unsuccessful lesson where students were...  [Read more]

Teach English in Lukou Zhen - Xianning Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Lukou Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Xianning 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. When presented with the dilemma to name the most important element of education, one has many options. A music teacher would comment that a student’s willingness to express him/herself rhythmically takes precedence over anything else-the role of the teacher is not heavily emphasized. An advanced math teacher would say that the students’ motivation for learning...  [Read more]

Teach English in Shikou Zhen - Shangrao Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Shikou Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Shangrao 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. The quality of relationships will be determined by both instructor and student behaviors and characteristics. Instructors can work toward establishing rapport by engaging in the behaviors discussed here and striving to communicate good will. Professor-student rapport will increase the likelihood of positive outcomes for both students and teachers. The quality of...  [Read more]

Teach English in SAntangpu Zhen - Loudi Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in SAntangpu Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Loudi 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. Ryan Reeves CTEYL Summative Task Why Course Materials are Important. Most if not all courses make use of materials, regardless of the topic being taught. In ESL courses materials are crucial to the learning processes from the beginning to the end of a student’s education in English. Whether the materials used are authentic, non-authentic, realia or media, they aid...  [Read more]

Teach English in Shenglejingji Gongye Yuanqu - Huhehaote Shi — Hohhot - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Shenglejingji Gongye Yuanqu? Are you interested in teaching English in Huhehaote Shi — Hohhot? 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. One of the noblest professions in our history is and always has been teaching. A teacher is someone that ensures knowledge is not lost and is continuously passed on to the next generation, therefore, the survival of an entire culture could depend on the quality of its educators. The teacher’s main role is to teach, but a good one would...  [Read more]

Teach English in Jinlan Zhen - Hengyang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Jinlan Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Hengyang 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. Many people think that teachers are just the people with knowledge and teach; however, teachers are way more than that. There is a Chinese old saying, “Being a teacher for one day, respect them as father for life.” What this means is that teachers usually have many responsibilities, just like students’ parents. Most the time, teachers need to adopt to various...  [Read more]

Teach English in HongshAn Zhen - Suizhou Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in HongshAn Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Suizhou 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. What does it mean to teach Business English? And how does it differ from normal classroom-style English teaching? Many adult students choose to take English classes to help support their business and activities as well as to advance their careers. However, business English doesn’t take place in just a classroom-style setting. There are “teacher dispatch”...  [Read more]

Teach English in GAomatou Zhen - Puyang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in GAomatou Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Puyang 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. The main point I got from this unit was that a teacher's attitude in the classroom can mean everything. There seems to be a proud effect on the students willingness to learn when the instructor adjusts their attitude in a way that makes the students feel confident and willing to participate. The unit showed the contrast between two lessons done by the same...  [Read more]

Teach English in Xindian Zhen - Nantong Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Xindian Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Nantong 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. Teaching English to young leaners is an incredible opportunity to teach and empower, an opportunity to give young minds new concepts, vocabulary, and experiences. An instructor of young learners has an important job and is especially true for instructors of young English learners. One might argue that TEYL instructors have a considerable challenge and responsibility...  [Read more]

Teach English in Dafengying Zhen - Nanyang Shi - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Do you want to be TEFL or TESOL-certified and teach in Dafengying Zhen? Are you interested in teaching English in Nanyang 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. This unit covers best practices for testing and evaluating students on their knowledge of English as a foreign language. It includes a sample placement test for potential use by the instructor. Other tests described include diagnostic, progress, and external tests. Some tests of the Cambridge Assessment are the KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE, along with the skills...  [Read more]

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