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TEFL Videos - Movie on 2011-12-13 at 18.18.mov
Tyler recently found our 120-hour online TEFL course very organized and enjoyed working with his tutor. He found the feedback from the tutor very helpful to develop his skills. He is excited to start working as an English teacher abroad.
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Again, this unit provided very clear summary of several often elusive grammar structures. Modals have always been difficult for my students in Costa Rica, since they have nothing to equate them to in their native language; passive voice does have a parallel in their language, but it isn't used as often as in English, and they definitely haven't studied and understood all the variations and ways it can be used; and phrasal verbs are simply alien and very confusing. I expect to use this to pace myself better when presenting these three topics, to break it down into simpler progressive lessons.Unit 17 introduces a great deal of information about equipment and other teaching aids. A lot of this information was new to me, especially about interactive white boards, which I'm sure I'll encounter in the future but have yet to see. As modern as IWBs are, the explanations for cassettes and overhead projectors were also useful and full of new information for me. As always, I greatly appreciate the extensive listing of specific resources and recommended books. I've never thought about using a video camera in the classroom before, though I'm not sure it's permitted at my current school.