Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Do's and Don'ts When Teaching Young Learners

 

There are some general Do's and Don'ts that need to be considered when teaching young learners. Watch this video to get more insight into teaching this special group of learners.


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.

In this unit which happens to be interesting I have learnt how to gain interest of the student in the classroom , how to approach them in their difficult state of learning. I have also learnt how to use materials in making learning easy for them. I have learnt the attitude to put up when teaching thus the mood to make students comfortable when a teacher is aroundThe attitude of a teacher is very important to ensure the success of a lesson. A positive and encouraging teacher would mean that students are more likely to engage and participate. Body language and non-verbal communication is also important in setting the tone for the lesson so teachers should try to always be aware of what they are doing, for instance smiling.