EFL Sample Lesson - Study Phase - Short Answers


This video is a sample EFL lesson in a real-life classroom setting abroad. After covering how to build questions with modals, the teacher elicits the form for short answers from his students. Notice how the teacher elicits information from his students rather than feeding them the new information. This way, the students think in English and also speak to the teacher in English.

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 module had two main points; conditionals, which were relatively easy, and reported speech, which was kind of challenging. Conditionals come in 5 different types, each dealing with a different way of using an 'if' statement. The challenging part with reported speech is nicely summed up in the chart on page 6; converting directed speech to hearsay/reported speech.Being prepared and have concepts in mind to avoid troubleshooting is necessary, especially for young teachers. To understand how rapport is established, how to act when students are on different levels and how to encourage them is important. Unit 20 provides us with the necessary tools for teaching, especially provides information on how to avoid unforeseen problems.

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