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TEFL Videos - Do TEFL Teachers Need a Second Language?
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.
During the first unit of the ITTT 120 hour TEFOL course, I learned about the introductory basics of ELL Education. We covered the qualities that make both a good teacher and a good learner, broke down the roles teacher can play in a classroom, and discussed the various levels of learning a student might be at. Additionally, the course covered various motivating factors for why a student might want to learn English. I appreciate that this section gave a cursory and yet relevant overview of both education in general, and more specifically, the needs and desires of English Language Learners.I liked that the lessons of perceptive skills and productive skills were split into two different units. This unit gave more ideas for what I would consider one of the hardest parts of a language to teach, mostly because writing and speaking in a foreign language can feel like a very personal task to students. Students, especially teenagers, tend to fear making mistakes and feeling 'judged' by fellow classmates, so this unit was important, because it gave ideas on how to keep students motivated and feeling comfortable with language activities that require a lot of output and engagement.