Welcome to the TEFL Skills section of TEFL Educator
Every teacher needs to develop a range of skills to help them be as effective as possible.
Click on the links below to learn more about each topic:
Lesson planning is a critical skill to help your organize exactly what and how you are going to teach your students. Done properly it will help you maximize your effectiveness in the classroom and that means helping your students gain and retain the language you are teaching them.
Simple and important. Boardwork in the EFL classroom is not often taught or even discussed.
Demonstration lessons are becoming more important these days with more and more employers asking you to actually show that you know how to teach a class. Often feared, these types of lessons should be welcomed as they are a change to "show your stuff" and let your potential employer know that you have some real skills.
The word says it all. Some employers in some countries are looking more for an entertainer than an educator, but there can be a good balance between the two.
Sometimes how you correct an error can create more learning than a well planned drill. Learn how to do it in a way that helps your student learn in a positive way.
The elephant in the room, no one enjoys dealing with disruptive or difficult students, but there are some simple ways to minimize problems.
Focusing on relevance will help motivate your students, minimize discipline problems and maximize learning. Learn more about it here.
Games have become an important part of the classroom as we all try to keep our classes fun and engaging. Different but similar to edutainment, games can be used to reinforce teaching points and help us forget we are trying to master something difficult. Put games to work for you!