Classroom Management for Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Giving Individual Attention

 

Our next main issue is going to be that of giving students individual attention. Here many classroom management and leaving potential discipline problems can be avoided by applying some simple rules to giving your students attention. The first one is to think about the way in which you ask questions. Don't ask questions in a predictable order. If you just go around the class asking questions from one person to the next then the person at the end of the class will know that it's going to be some time before you actually get to them. So try to mix up the way in which you're asking questions. In terms of answers to questions don't allow individual students to dominate all of the answers. One of the things that we can do to help this particular issue is to use the students names as mentioned before but remember, put those names at the end of the question. One of the things we need to do as the teacher is try to keep and note in our mind of who has actually answered various questions, so that we can be as inclusive as possible. However, one point that we should put on the end of this is that we try to include everyone to give us answers when they can but if they can't then don't force students to answer. This is particularly important in countries where actually giving a wrong answer could cause that person to lose face so don't force your students to answer it if they're not sure.


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.

During this section of the course I have been able to review several tenses and be able to label them. I will be doing some additional reading on the subject in order to practice the tenses and dominate the present tenses and their uses. I will also be looking up more exercises online especially for other cultures in order for them to better understand.Unit 2 demonstrates the many different aspects of parts of speech. Unit 2 goes deeply into the explanation of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, articles gerunds and much much more. Reading through all this give me a greater appreciation to whoever attempts to learn the English language. I am excited myself to learn even more about my own native language.