TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 16


This is Chantelle’s video diary entry after completing unit 16 of her online TEFL course. Unit 16 covers conditionals and reported speech. Both language points can cause difficulty for English language learners and teachers alike. The unit outlines the structure and use of the conditionals and also provides some useful teaching ideas that can be used in your own classes. It also goes into detail about when we use reported speech and the changes that occur when changing direct speech into reported speech. You will also find teaching ideas to help you understand how this language point can be taught in the classroom.

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.

In this lesson, i learned some tips and methods for teaching english to young learners and ESP learners. Young children have very short attention spans and a EFL teacher needs to remember to take it slow. Repetition is key. The more interactive and visual you can be with young children, the less likely they are to become bored or reckless. ESP learners will vary in age from 20s to 60s so of course, they have different needs. It is important to understand each students specific needs and take into consideration their busy lives outside of the class room.