Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Top 10 Tips When Teaching Beginners


Regardless of which type of beginners you are teaching here are our top 10 tips for the teaching of beginner classes.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

The content of this unit focused on the productive skills of writing and speaking for communicative purposes. The unit provided a brief overview of the equal importance of writing and speaking in the classroom, of which writing is often pushed to the wayside as language production (via speaking) is highly valued in the English as an additional language classroom. I found this aspect of the unit intriguing as much of my school career was based on language production through the productive skill of writing rather than speaking.