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.

Another section on ESA, with subdivisions drilling down deeper into the core elements of each of the three components. Lesson planning seeking areas for improvement and retrospectives, much like the scrum in software development, or agile framework. Self-evaluation and the importance of critiquing oneself is essential in order to make improvements as a teacher.From this unit, I have learned how important it is to plan an thoughtful approach towards students. This is to not only teach efficiently, but to provide the students an opportunity to learn in a welcoming space where they are more eager to learn. How I present myself to the classroom in my physical appearance also matters, such as mannerisms, speech, and affect.