Old Hand - English Idioms


The idiom "old hand" refers to someone with a lot of experience in doing something, for example: If you have any questions, ask Lisa. She's done this job before and is an old hand at project planning.

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 the second unit \"Teaching and learning\" i get knowledge about the general theories about learning and development from infancy to full maturation. After studying this unit i understand how we learn languages, our native tongue and other languages. Also i identified the process of maturation and how to adapt methods to the changes that take place.In this unit, we learn different ways to organize students in classrooms such as by the number and age level of students. Also different ways to manage the classroom such as hand gestures and having good rapport with the students. It focuses as well on the importance of group work and the effectiveness of balancing teach talk time ans student talk time.

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