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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Corrin
In this TEFL review video, 120-hour online TEFL course graduate Corrin shows us round parts of Florence, Italy where she works as an English teacher and gives us a glimpse inside one of her classes. Corrin took the course with tutor support which she found really helpful and would recommend the course for those looking to teach English as a foreign 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.
After learning how to teach receptive skills this unit is about teaching productive skills. First it explains that speaking and writing are both communication skills therefore the teacher has to create the right athmosphere and purposes to be able to engage students. While teaching speaking skills we have to equally concentrate on accuracy and fluency for the usage of the language; to teach writing skills we have to understand the difficulties if the student comes from a country with a different alphabetical structure; also, we have to pay attention to spelling and punctuation problems etc.This unit goes into great detail of all the different kinds of sounds we make everyday when speaking without even realizing it. The specific sounds that we make with our entire mouth such as the tongue, lips, breath, teeth, and throat are quite impressive and can be difficult for non-native speakers to pick up on. It is important for a teacher to be knowledgeable on articulation, pronunciation, and phonology. These lessons are important for students not only to be well understood when speaking but also to be able to speak with passion and enthusiasm in the second language they're learning.