Classroom Management for Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Common Issues

 

In this video, we cover further issues many teachers encounter in terms of classroom management. The video particularly focuses on the following issues: writing on the board, giving individual attention, the use of teacher talk time, giving instructions, rapport building, and discipline.


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.

Unit 7 explains teaching vocabulary, grammar, and language functions and applies these to the ESA framework. The lesson helps the teacher understand how to structure lessons to teach the building blocks of the language effectively and appropriately. The Engage Study Activate model was introduced in Unit 3, and this lesson helped to refresh the material and apply it.I especially enjoyed the maintaining discipline section of this unit, this is something that will be essential for the classroom. The tips on how to prevent problem behaviour are useful and I have learnt a lot from this. The advantages and disadvantages to group work and pair work I feel are really important, and this is essential knowledge for any new TEFL teacher.


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