"Like" us to connect with other students, watch videos, see job offers and even get special discounts.
TEFL Videos - TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 9
In her ninth video diary instalment, Chantelle discusses unit 9 of her online TEFL course from ITTT. This unit covers lesson planning and the importance of being well prepared for your lessons. The unit discusses whether there is a need to plan lessons, how a lesson plan should be written and what should be included in a lesson plan. It also looks at ways to plan a sequence of lessons and how important it is for teachers to reflect on past lessons to help improve future classes.
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.
Previously I have studied the importance of receptive skills, and this chapter is about productive skills: speaking and writing. They are equally important in language teaching. However, in many ways, writing is the most neglected skill in the TEFL teaching, as many teachers don't like to take a lot time teaching writing and make students quiet. There could be some fun ways to teach writing. It does not always have to be boring and quiet. We can apply the ESA method and try to involve students more and create different kinds of activities in order to stimulate them to learn and to apply.Respective skills are referred as Listening and Reading skills. These skills are based on pre-existent knowledge for true understanding. There are some specialist skills when we read or listen for example, predictive skills, scanning, skimming and so on. To develop these skills, we, teachers can make lesson plan for students. If there are some difficult words, before reading or listening, we can have some activities to teach vocabulary so that students would feel comfortable and confident. Also, creating interest is important to motivate students and get students involved in the lesson.