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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Jerzy
In this TEFL review video Jerzy describes his experience of taking an online TEFL course with ITTT. The course helped Jerzy overcome his initial scepticism of lesson planning and showed him how structured lesson plans lead to better lessons. Lesson planning is just one of the topics covered in ITTT's online TEFL courses, which also cover grammar, phonology and classroom management.
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 dealt with the productive skills, speaking and writing, and their forms. Also the anxieties and confusion with English words and their pronunciation to their spelling. In my opinion the productive skills are the main motivation for a new language student to want to learn a different language. Speaking more so than writing. The unit also taught about accuracy and fluency in regards to speaking, and the difference between the two. We were also taught about games and how to introduce them to the class plus guidelines for creative speaking activities, which will definitely come in handy.Assessing students in a classroom is vital from the start so that the following lessons will be of value. While teaching content is important, when first meeting students, building rapport with them takes precedence while covering material for the lesson will be secondary. There is no need to drill students on the first day so as to intimidate them and make them feel very cold towards the instruction or institutionalized. The result of getting to know students is going to help them take each folllowing lesson in stride because there is a mutual understanding between the student and instructor.