TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 16


This is Chantelle’s video diary entry after completing unit 16 of her online TEFL course. Unit 16 covers conditionals and reported speech. Both language points can cause difficulty for English language learners and teachers alike. The unit outlines the structure and use of the conditionals and also provides some useful teaching ideas that can be used in your own classes. It also goes into detail about when we use reported speech and the changes that occur when changing direct speech into reported speech. You will also find teaching ideas to help you understand how this language point can be taught in the classroom.

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.

It was fascinating seeing the same teacher and students in two totally different classes. It appears that little changes to teaching can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of the class. As I watched the two videos I recall having both types of teachers. I learned more and was more inspired by the teachers who acted similarly to the teacher in the second video.This unit was a bit confusing for me as all the different present tense forms were very similar to each other. It was a bit hard to remember how to distinguish one form another. Even though I know how to properly speak and use the correct grammar as discussed in this unit, I have learned the proper terminology for the various present tenses that I use on a daily basis.