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.

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.

Some of the more important research findings about language acquisition include: 1.Language learning is not a linear process; in other words we don't learn the easy bits first. 2. Language is learnt through its use, for L1 this is through total immersion. 3. L2 learning draws on the learning experiences of L1. Students may try to directly translate between L1 and L2 (this is not always possible) which may cause problems. 4. Young learners do not learn (as a conscious process) language as quickly as older learners. 5. There is an obvious need to learn L1 this may not be true for L2.