TEFL 120-hour Course - Unit 5


Chantelle details her experience of studying the fifth unit of her online TEFL course with ITTT. In this unit she learnt about classroom management and the different ways you can arrange your classroom and group students according to the needs of the lesson you are going to teach and of the students themselves. The unit also deals with reasons for problem behavior within a lesson and the ways a teacher’s body language can be used to communicate ideas about language as well as to reinforce instructions and requirements of the teacher.

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.

Unit 11 deals with how to teach receptive skills. We learn that there are two types of receptive skills: listening and reading. Both are equally important for students to develop. We learn how we can engage the students by providing them with carefully selected texts, by pre-teaching some unknown or difficult language and by choosing topics which would create interest.I have learned about the term \"receptive skills\" which is used for the macro skills reading and listening. They are equally important in learning any language. I also learned about the motives for reading and listening which are 1) for a purpose and 2) for entertainment. I was able to relate to these motives as well as in \"using the mind\" for reading and listening.