TEFL review from Paavani


This TEFL review is from Paavani. She is from Ohio, USA, but just moved to South Korea where she will work as an English teacher. As this will be her first full-time teaching position, she decided to take our online TEFL/TESOL program to get the best possible foundation in teaching before starting her new position. After completing the course, she feels ready and prepared to teach Korean students in her own EFL classroom and she recommends this course to other new teachers.

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 unit was about present tenses grammar. It has shown us possible constructions with affirmative, negative and question forms and explained the usage of all the present tenses. Also there were pointed the differences between tenses and most common mistakes students make when learning English grammar. This was particularly made to point out the importance of good explanation.This unit starts by briefly discussing the two categories of materials: Authentic and created. Some examples for each category are given, and their merits are listed. Further through the unit, some advantages and disadvantages of course books versus teacher?s created materials are presented, and a set of tips for a more effective use of course books is provided at the end.