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 is about past tenses. It was really interessant because I studied all the past tenses in school but I forgot half of it. So it was a good refresh. Pas simple is used for actions completed at a definite time in the past. Past continious is used for interrupted past actions. Past perfect is the past equivalent of the present perfect.This lesson plan was a bit easier other than that I have learned a lot of vocabulary words I have not yet grasped. Such as introducing grammatical structures. Engage, study and activate. Lot of stepping stones for these words. Also teaching language functions. Engage, activate, study and activate. Grammar language consists of many functions.