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TEFL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - TEFL Video Journal - Week 1
Emma and Angelo from Manchester in the UK completed their TEFL/TESOL certification in Phuket Thailand. In this ITTT TEFL review video they talk about their first week of the course. They outline some of the course components including the input sessions by the trainers and some of the assessment components.
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.
As I just completed my Bachelor of Education in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood and Special Education, I have learned about the different approaches to teaching in the classroom. However, this unit has taught me knew approaches to teaching English as a Foreign Language. My teaching philosophy aspires to provide real-world experiences and discovery through hands-on activities to expand knowledge and learning by doing. Establishing a sense of community within the classroom, maintains a student centered learning environment, which allows the students to evolve, develop reasoning and inspires them to be life-long learners. My TEFL teaching will reflect a similar approach to teaching. I will utilize the theories, methods, and techniques in this unit. One of the approaches I like is the Community Language Learning, because I feel like this would emphasize community in the classroom and give students control of their own learning. The Engage, Study, and Activate method allows for flexibility, arouses student interest, and creates a conducive language learning environment. In my classroom, I will encourage students to use English through engaging activities through utilizing the Straight Arrow, Boomerang, and Patchwork ESA lessons. One of the activities that I took interest in is the â€œI Spyâ€ game. I like how the lesson activity gave extra ideas to help the game progress at an effective rate. As an English language teacher, I want to be student-focused and teach according to my studentsâ€™ needs and abilities. I want to develop lesson plans to meet my studentsâ€™ needs and interests to engage them to learn the English language.