Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Monolingual vs. Multilingual Classes


This video covers the differences teachers encounter when teaching monolingual and multilingual classes. Monolingual students all have the same native language. Multilingual students have different first languages. Watch this video to find out how to deal with these types of classes as a teacher.

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.

What was helpful in this lesson is the diagram one where sounds are made, how the structure of your mouth should be formed and where the sounds are coming from. This diagram gave me an idea and a feel for the words and how my mouth is structured when I speak. This can be helpful when it comes to teaching the students because I can show them better than tell them.I thought the unit was rather basic and simple. That is exactly what I need. I found it very helpful in establishing just very basic teaching principles. When thinking of teaching, I find often it is easy to look to the big picture of the lesson. This unit taught about various simple and basic parts of teaching, that are often overlooked but of utmost importance.