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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.
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.
Unit 14 covers the use of books and lesson materials. We were taught the very specific differences between authentic and created materials, the advantages and disadvantages of using a course book, as well as the importance of using supplemental material to reinforce the lesson plan. Wether is a crossword, flash cards, word search, pictures from a magazine used as picture stories or role-play cards, it is imperative to remember that a good teacher will always be prepared and supplement their lessons with relevant and important information to the students.