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.

This unit has provided me with the understanding and differences between modal verbs and their various uses and tenses, as well as the contexts in which they are used. I have also learnt about phrasal verbs with their use of prepositions accompanying a variety of verbs. I have also learnt about the passive and active tenses along with relative clauses.This was a more difficult lesson because I've never planned my lessons in such detail. However it was really helpful to see how to properly plan the lessons and I believe this will make it much more simple to carry out the lesson when everything is pre planned out. I also liked how the lesson went into the ESA and tailored itself to better collaborate.