Discover 5 strategies to teach English with a pedagogical approach and know the best certification to become an English teacher, only at IH Riviera Maya!
As one of the best English schools in Mexico and the world, International House Riviera Maya has an excellent track record in training English teachers. Therefore, our focus is to keep expectations high with quality content and instruction delivered to your students. Here are some strategies for English teachers:
Activities to teach English to children
How to get children to read stories, news, and other texts if their minds and imaginations do not recognize the importance of this activity?
Immersing children in a series of creative activities is a fun way for them to learn English before reading a text in another language. This way, they will be fully prepared and excited about the reading journey that awaits them, as they learned English without realizing it.
Likewise, through painting, musical composition, a project to be exhibited in class, a play, children have the opportunity to understand vocabulary, ideas and concepts. As a result, the knowledge they learn brings new meaning and purpose to their reading in English.
Teach a clear purpose to your students
What good is reading and writing in English if you don’t know what you are doing? At International House Riviera Maya our CELTA course aims to provide your students with a clear purpose for all projects in English. Therefore, writing a letter, writing an email, or a school newspaper article will do so with a language focus.
Creative way to teach English grammar
Grammar cannot be taught as a separate activity. Therefore, you need simultaneous activities that involve the 4 language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). For this reason, when children learn grammar concepts, they will apply them to their writing. So, writing is the part that you must exercise and begin to read with the mind of an English writer. Explore and incorporate these knowledge and practices creatively into how they will achieve English language learning.
Punctual teaching of spelling and phonetics
Certainly, in the early stage of growth, phonetics is transmitted. So children can benefit from auditory learning and make maximum progress. In addition, spelling and phonics activities should be fun and multi-sensory in order to meet all the learning styles of the class. For example, for juniors, we should make the to-do lists as personalized as possible to recognize spelling patterns.
Evaluation and self-evaluation
What kid doesn’t like to mark someone else’s work? They just need a clear grading key, purpose in mind, and follow the teacher’s formative grading model. In this way, students will be able to evaluate their own writing or that of their classmates and provide constructive feedback. Without a doubt, seeing how children learn from each other is something rewarding as a teacher and you know that you are doing your job well. Learn more about International House’s online English courses for children in Mexico.
Your vocation must be one of the reasons for your preparation and at IH Riviera Maya you have the tools to teach English. Therefore, if you are an experienced English teacher or do not have it, you must apply for the CELTA certification. Which is the best option to obtain ELT qualification (TEFL / TESOL).
Obtain the CELTA certificate to teach English
At IH Mexico language schools you can learn the language and decide whether to become a teacher and teach English or another language, you just have to meet the requirements and prepare yourself.
The main requirement for admission to a CELTA course is an excellent knowledge of English (at least Cambridge Advanced Certificate). Most courses are attended by native English speakers.
English teacher training course concludes with the acquisition of the CELTA certificate. For most language schools around the world, this certificate is the entry requirement for employment as a teacher of English as a foreign language.