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TEFL Videos - How do I get a job teaching English in Japan?
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.
This unit covered information about teachers and learners with a focus on 'good' learners and teachers. As well as listing different roles teachers play (ex. monitor, observer, assessor, etc.) and the definitions for them, we learned that all roles are important and that a good teacher will be able to pick a role based on the activity or situation and be able to switch between roles with no issues. Another topic of focus was the categories of learners that could be found in classes and the definitions of those levels. The levels begin with a beginner understanding in which the student has zero to basic knowledge, all the way up to advanced understanding in which the student has effectively mastered English and is beginning to learn the more subtle language items. Finally, we learned about motivation and the potential differences between adult and young learners. In summation, we learned that a 'good teacher' will have 'good students' and that there are many motivators for students of any age to want to learn English.