Karen is from the USA and is living and working in Italy. In order to keep up with changing education policy Karen decided to take an online TEFL course with ITTT. In this TEFL review video she talks about her experiences of studying TEFL online.
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.
This unit covers the types of materials that a teacher may utilize in his or her classroom: authentic materials and created materials. It goes over the benefits and drawbacks of each, comparing each and describing in what way each one fits certain situations/teaching environments. Personally, it gave me more of an insight on how to use authentic materials. Prior to this unit I always assumed that teachers utilize exclusively created materials; this unit showed me how to find, and utilize, authentic materials and the positive benefits that such a practice would return.