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.

Unit 1 begins with an overview of the course content, how the CTEYL course works, the aims and objectives of the course, plus general terminology. We also went over the definition of a ‘young learner,’ which may be different, depending on who you ask. In this course we define the young learners as anyone between the ages of five and thirteen.This section gives a wide overview of using materials in classroom, and how to adapt them into every situation. We must consider the age of the students, the space we have, and the source in order to do any activity we want to do in class. There is always a previous preparation before thinking on a new class, and how to make it as smoothly as possible.