Meera is currently living in France and wants to teach English as a foreign language. In her TEFL review video, Meera tells us how she wasn?t originally aware of TEFL until a friend told her about ITTT. Although initially anxious that the course might take some time to complete, she found the units were easy to follow, informative and enjoyable.
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 is about teaching receptive skills which are reading and listening.
It is a good idea to pre-teach the essential words before students listen or read during study phase.
Careful selection of texts is also very important.
You should get to know your students so you can choose materials they will be interested in.
Tasks you give them should not be too easy or too difficult.This lesson was about what makes good teachers and learners, and is important because it provides roles/examples of what teachers should do at different times in classes. At some points, a teacher should facilitate the lesson, at other times, they should actively engage in the lesson. It also talks about different aspects of good students, and things they might or might not do.