Teaching Special Groups in ESL

 

Within the teaching of ESL throughout the world, there is a whole spectrum of the types of groups that you may be involved in. It's worth breaking those types of groups down to have a look at some of the more specific things we need to do when we're teaching those groups - and this is what this video focuses on.


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 focused on receptive skills. Receptive skills includes both reading and listening which are essential in a learner's language building framework. I learned that it's important to create a variety of interesting activities in order to engage the students in the lessons.This unit was so complex and was about how to teach pronunciation and phonology. The unit focused in part on the phonemic sounds all 44 of them. This is difficult to teach for a native speaker who never learned this way so i clearly understand the need for it to be in this unit.When using course books and materials, I find it hard to stick to textbooks as I am mandated to teach a certain amount of the book. However, the course has helped me see that it is easy to separate the ideas, and use activities that go along with the textbook, not right from it.


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