Classroom Management for Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Using Students' Names

 

It is very important that whenever we?re doing an activity that we use the students names wherever possible when we're asking for feedback and so on and so forth. There are a number of benefits to using the students? names and they can include helping to actually organize the class itself, certainly to acknowledge when a student has given the correct answer and so forth, to indicate who should respond, rather than just asking a general question to the whole class. By using the names we can ask an individual to respond to that particular question. One point to note here is that if you are going to ask an individual student it is very useful if you put their name at the end of the question. This is useful because if you start with their name then all of the other students know that you're not going to be asking them, whereas if you leave the name until the end of the question everyone at least will have the chance to think about the answer in case you actually call upon them. So moving on from the use of their names, the use of your eyes and voice and gesture, what about the actual classroom arrangement itself?


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 helped me understand how to manage a class to ensure discipline, effective use of time, and establish a rapport with students. These are all important components of teaching. I found it useful to learn this material. I will try my best to utilize this material in my classroom.This unit expands on the first tense unit that related to the present tense. The past tense is similar in that it has the same 4 catagories: simple, continuous, perfect & perfect continuous. The past tense is defined by having the 'to be' verb in the past and a the 'ing' form of a verb.I had never realized that there are so many minor details about the English language that can make or break the educational experience of non-English speakers. As a native English speaker, I know I am guilty of taking the extreme difficulty of mastering the English language for granted.