TEFL review from Paavani


This TEFL review is from Paavani. She is from Ohio, USA, but just moved to South Korea where she will work as an English teacher. As this will be her first full-time teaching position, she decided to take our online TEFL/TESOL program to get the best possible foundation in teaching before starting her new position. After completing the course, she feels ready and prepared to teach Korean students in her own EFL classroom and she recommends this course to other new teachers.

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 unit, I observed two examples of a ESL class. Class A showed how student motivation is extremely effected by the teachers own motivation. The attitude that the teacher comes in to class with has a profound impact on the success of that class. In class B, simple gesture the teacher use in the lesson that helps the students feel comfortable and also keen to participate in the class. I learned the importance of building a better rapport with the students. To insure participation from all keep questioning random to not become predictable.