Unit 14 looks at course books and other materials that can be used in your English language lessons. The unit discusses the differences between authentic and created materials and why and when each should be used in a class. It also covers the advantages and disadvantages of using course books and the best ways to use a course book in your lessons.
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.
In this unit I have seen what conditionals are, and how to properly report speech. I learnt about the different conditionals are, and how to use them in the correct way. I also saw some teaching methods for conditionals. For reported speech, I learnt how to report speech, and what changes between what was said directly, and what you would say when reporting.Unit 20 covered ides to troubleshoot common teaching problems, from first classes to large classes and use of the native lanaguge in a monolingual classroom. I found the points on dealing with first classes important as it emphasised the need to avoid using the textbook and instead concentrate on getting to the students and building a rapport with the class.