Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Receptive Skills - Avoiding Problems


This video focuses on how to avoid the potential problems in a reading and listening lesson. It's essential to pre-teach any necessary vocabulary or grammar, carefully select the texts for the class and be careful about the choice of topic. It also helps to create interest before you start teaching the lesson.

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.

The attitude of the teacher makes all the difference in the students understanding and participation in the class. Smiling, using the student's names, being respectful to the students must be observed. Teachers should avoid using jargons and expect students to automatically understand. It is already difficult enough for native learners to understand these jargons.This unit explains the several different tests that are used in a course: placement, progress, diagnostic, practice and general external examinations. I've learned the purpose of each test, and how placement tests are conducted prior to the course to determine a student's language ability. I've learned examples of general examinations and what they would be used for.