• Local Accommodation

    We have negotiated some lovely, local and affordable accommodation for course attendees - see photographs below. The rooms are strictly limited but can be booked either on a 'room only basis' (the most affordable option) or with a continental breakfast as a convenient extra. Please note that the offer of accommodation is purely voluntary and has been negotiated as a highly affordable and [...]

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    Just like starting any new career, when you decide to become a TEFL teacher abroad there are questions you need to ask your potential employer. As an American or Brit, your question priorities are a little different than the average TEFL teacher. Here are a few questions you need answers to before you say ‘yes’ to your new job abroad: How many classes daily/weekly? This is quite [...]

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    Code of Practice

    16 Sep 2019 | Services

    The IELTT code of practice represents the main principles of our organization. All TEFL/TESOL organizations/course providers who wish to become accredited by the IELTT must agree to operate under this code of practice. We conduct regular monitoring of our accredited members to ensure they are continuing to follow the code. Course Advertising & Promotion Any promotional material must be a true[...]

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    At IELTT we use the Communicate Approach to teach our students. This is a teaching methodology that you might not be familiar with and which might seem strange and unusual at first. But once you have taken a course with us, you will see how effective it is and how much you will enjoy teaching English with it as a methodology. Most people would agree that students will learn more successfully, with[...]

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    As an EFL teacher, you will be teaching English students from diverse cultures: don’t assume that they will all be Spanish speakers. So what does cultural sensitivity mean? One useful definition is the following: “Cultural sensitivity means being aware that cultural differences and similarities exist and have an effect on values, learning, and behavior.” Stafford, Bowman, Ekking, Hanna [...]

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    blog homework

    16 Sep 2019 | Services

    There are not many students that like homework; however, research seems to support the contention that there is a positive correlation between the quantity of homework done and the corresponding student achievement. Research also seems to support the so-called ’10-minute rule’: this rule advocates 10 minutes of homework per day per grade-level. According to this rule, for example, 1st graders[...]

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    One of the most frustrating things that the novice EFL teacher might be faced with is dead time: this occurs when the time for the work allocated by the lesson plan falls short of the real time actually used in the lesson itself to do all the work. How can you fill in those last 10 or even 15 minutes at the end of the lesson, when the allocated work has already been done? Below are a few [...]

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    Anyone who has been through teacher training cannot fail to forget those lesson plans – they had to be written up for every lesson on every teaching day! Although they are a bit of a pain in the neck, they are, nevertheless, an essential component of good teaching practice. How should you, as a novice EFL teacher, go about making a lesson plan? As it concerns the actual lesson plan [...]

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    Latin America Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador are all hot spots in Latin America. Typical TEFL jobs are either in business English or in the private school sector, and the pay is enough to live on comfortably (without saving). The extra perks: beaches, tropics, mountains and that Latin American ‘carnival’ atmosphere. Asia China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam and Japan are all great [...]

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