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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Jaakko
Jaakko from Finland took the 120-hour online TEFL course with tutor support with videos from ITTT. In this TEFL review video, Jaakko talks about his experience on the course and the things he learned. Jaakko found the course to be well structured and overall very good. Initially he felt that it focused too much on the basics but after completing the course and reflecting on his teaching he realized the importance of studying these basics to the way he approached teaching English. The great thing about ITTTâ€™s online TEFL course is that it caters for both inexperienced and experienced teachers alike. Whether you are completely new to teaching or have already been teaching for some time, you will benefit from taking a course with ITTT.
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.
There are a number of methods of assessing students's knowledge - before, during and after a course, and a various reasons for doing so. Some sort of placement test is important when commencing in order to make sure the content is appropriate to the learner. This test can either be a formal assessment or an informal chat to assess their language level. Progress tests during the course can be used to inform the teacher about what the student has learnt and also to inform future lessons. External exams can be used to prove English proficiency when applying to universities or for jobs.In this unit, I learned about the methods and necessary information to teach my students vocabulary, grammar, and language function. I learned that the best way to choose vocabulary and grammar points is mainly based on how appropriate the vocabulary and grammar point is to the students, how frequent they will use them, and how teachable it is. I also found the specific activities for each step of the lesson (Engage, Study, and Activate) extremely helpful. I often mix the type of activities to different categories. For example, I sometimes do Engage activities during the Activate phase.