Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners


The first group of students we are looking at in this series are the beginners. It is important to understand that beginners can be of any age. This is why we break this category down into the following sub-categories: absolute beginners, false beginners, adult beginners, young beginners and beginners without the Roman alphabet. Find out more about this type of student group in this video.

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 lesson talked about many different teaching styles that all seem useful depending on class structure and the material being taught. This unit also talked about ESA which stands for engage, study, and activate, which is a teaching method meant to motivate students to engage in their own learning. Also several different activities were discussed meant to engage students.Conditionals is a subject that will take a few more rounds of use for me to fully comprehend without needing to refer back to the material tables. This unit describes Conditionals in sentences containing \"if\" which can refer to past, present and future possibilities. The other part of this unit outlines what Reported speech rules are when speaking in the different tenses.