Do TEFL Teachers Need a Second Language?


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.

I've never really thought about the difference between receptive and productive skills, and how we should teach these skills in class, so I learned a lot from this lesson. It was a good reminder that teaching the students language is not enough; they must also be learning how to effectively use it.In the unit, there are so practical classroom managements. One of them is the balance between teacher talk time and students talk time largely depends on the type of lesson and activity and on the level of the students. This point is a major challenge for me. I regret that too much teacher talking.This lesson seemed to be just a whole lot of information. I hope I retained most of it. I didn't really have a gauge for how many different types of tests there actually are for just one subject, and now I know. I really like how the ESOL test is open to anyone and everyone who would like to learn.

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