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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Chris
In this TESOL review, Chris from France shows us the classroom he teaches in and talks about his experience on ITTTâ€™s 120-hour TESOL course. Chris found that the course helped to structure his lesson plans and improved his teaching skills. He recommends the course to anyone considering teaching English as a second language.
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.
This unit was great for me because it reviewed the present tense, which is so important to fully understand when you are teaching people who have never heard English before. The present tense is second-nature to someone who is a native English speaker, but it actually takes a lot of thought to understand the 4 main aspects of this tense: the simple, continuous, perfect, and perfect continuous. I also think that the listed usages of each aspect of the tense as well as suggested activities are very helpful, and will be increasingly helpful when I am teaching this to individuals in the future.This unit went over two things I have never before studied to this extent: Pronunciation and Phonology. There was so much information that a majority of English speakers never even thinks about! Why is it necessary to teach it to ESL students? I believe they should be able to pick up and learn these things, the same way I did - by listening to and speaking to native English speakers. Maybe explaining that a rising tone at the end of a sentence implies a question and basic things like that would be helpful, but definitely not all of that intense stuff about Alveolar and Palatal Articulation.