Teaching Special Groups in ESL

 

Within the teaching of ESL throughout the world, there is a whole spectrum of the types of groups that you may be involved in. It's worth breaking those types of groups down to have a look at some of the more specific things we need to do when we're teaching those groups - and this is what this video focuses on.


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 unit covered teaching special groups. It went over teaching beginners, individual students, children, and business English. It also listed differences between teaching monolingual and multilingual classes. From this lesson I learned that it is much easier to start off more strict and gradually become more relaxed than to regain control when it has been lost.The Needs Analysis worksheet will be invaluable in evaluating the course direction for a Business English class. It is important to remember that every group of students has different needs, although their goals may be similar. We must always be mindful of classroom dynamics, not only for the language needs of the students, but for the sake of student motivation.