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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - TEFL Video Journal - Linda, Part 5
Linda lives in China and is taking the 120-hour TEFL course with ITTT. This is the fifth installment of her TEFL review video journal outlining her experiences on the course. In this video Linda tells us about unit 5 of the course which covers aspects of classroom management. The unit has plenty of useful information on how students can be grouped within class and the types of activities that are suitable for different groupings. It also covers ways of dealing with problem behavior and methods for engaging students when they may not be interested in learning. At a quarter of the way through the course Linda is still clearly excited about earning her TEFL certificate.
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.
In this Unit we were asked to review troubleshooting or problems that arise in the classroom and ways to fix these problems. Some problems we may have are when the students try to use their native speech. To fix that we must only answer to them in English so we urge them to practice their English vocabulary. Another problem that may arise is a reluctant student. We must remember to not force the student to answer something if they do not seem to know it. It is bad to put pressure on the student because it could potentially lower their motivation in the class. Overall, the unit was mostly a review.