Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Speaking Skills - Before the Lesson


This video focuses on what you need to do as a teacher before an actual lesson. Here, you should ask yourself questions like 'What do you want them to do and why?', 'What do they know?' or "Do I need to do pre-teaching?".

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.

In this unit, we were introduced to the specialized course of teaching English to young learners. Young learners, for our purposes, can range in age between 5 and 13. They often bring an increase imagination, enthusiasm and are generally curious about many things. Teaching this group requires some different techniques, which will be introduced throughout the course.This unit deals with some tricky grammar points in English--modal auxiliaru verbs, phrasals verbs, passive voice and relative clause. Teachers can set up scenarios where it would be necessary to use the grammar point in question so that students get a maximum amount of practice in context.When it comes to phrasal verbs, it is suggested that they be treated as words.