Teaching Special Groups in ESL - The Types of Beginners


The first group of students we are looking at in this series are the beginners. It is important to understand that beginners can be of any age. This is why we break this category down into the following sub-categories: absolute beginners, false beginners, adult beginners, young beginners and beginners without the Roman alphabet. Find out more about this type of student group in this video.

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.

From this unit, I have got the general idea of a lesson plan-what's the aim, the procedure, and the function of this plan. The teaching plan is very useful for teachers no matter how experienced they are. But the plan can be flexible for teacher to use. Not just rigid and fixed.This unit taught me more about the different methods to present a lesson. When I stared teaching I was thrown into the deep-end and had to figure it out for myself. The ESA methodology is clear and easy to use. The activities mentioned in the unit make it fun and easy to teach.studing this unit and learning new things is very interesting. especially coming across rules of using adjectives, size - age - colour - material - noun which one could never imagine and words like gerund(words ending with \"ing\" made fromm a verb and which is use like a noun).