How to overcome stressful situations in the classroom
You have now successfully completed all your course units and achieved an overall grade of over 75% on the progress tests, so you’re nearly there!
In order to complete all course components, you will need to devise and submit a summative task using the form below.
You are welcome to choose from one of the topics listed below. Your summative task title should encourage you to answer a question based on the topic you choose. For example, taking the topic “Learning Grammar” you might use as a title “Why learning grammar is important” or “How different students learn grammar”.
The topic should have an EFL, working abroad or living abroad theme. Similarly, the title should encourage you to answer a question.
The summative task is essentially an essay and should be written from a general perspective, or you and your teaching perceptions/experience. It should not be about the way you felt during your course or your course experience.
The summative task should be between 500 and 1000 words. It should be clear and concise, relevant to the topic and professional in nature. This is a requirement of the course and must be of a satisfactory standard. The summative task should be original and must be your own work; content taken from elsewhere will not be accepted. If you use sources they should be referenced.
If you have signed up for multiple courses with ITTT that have a summative task requirement, please note that you are only permitted to use any title once.
Once you have submitted the summative task, it will be evaluated by one of our tutors who will let you know your result within two working days. If your summative task is satisfactory, you will have passed the course and you will be awarded your certificate. If this task is deemed unsatisfactory, you will be given two further opportunities to resubmit it.
It may take some time to write your summative task in the field below, so if your internet connection isn’t stable we would suggest working on the contents offline. Once you’ve finished, you should then copy and paste the contents into the online form and click the ‘submit’ button. That way, if the submission is unsuccessful, you have a copy to work from to submit again.
1. Learning Grammar
2. Learning teaching skills
3. Classroom management
5. Course materials
6. Course structure
7. Online TEFL courses vs onsite TEFL courses
8. Why complete a TEFL course
9. The tests of TEFL
10. Problems for learners in a country of your choice
11. Common linguistic problems
12. Teacher self analysis
13. Teacher career development
14. Options for teachers
15. 1st language vs 2nd language acquisition
16. Learning modes: Young learners vs adults
17. Troubleshooting TEFL
18. English as a global language
19. British English vs American English
20. Problems facing students of different nationalities
21. Difference between formal and non formal language
22. Peculiarities of the English language
23. Learning difficulties
24. Syllabus design
25. Child development
26. Multiple intelligence
27. Cultural sensitivity in the classroom
28. Learning techniques
29. Dictionary training
30. TEFL for non native English speaking teachers
31. Teaching grammar
32. Teaching vocabulary
33. Teaching skills in the classroom
34. Teaching EFL in a Kindergarten
35. Teaching one to one
36. Teaching groups
37. Pronunciation problems in a country of your choice
38. Teaching classes containing a wide variety of ages
39. The difference between teaching one to one and groups
40. The value of observed teaching practice
41. Lesson planning
42. Volunteer teaching
43. Establishing rapport
44. Discipline in the classroom
45. The use of video in teacher training
46. Managing equipment and teaching aids
47. Motivation in the classroom
48. Teaching slang and idioms
49. How teachers can increase their confidence in the classroom
50. Creating materials
51. Correction techniques
52. Evaluation and testing
53. Teaching modal auxiliary verbs
54. Teaching multiple tenses
55. Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening)
56. Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing)
57. Games in the classroom
58. Songs in the classroom
59. Teaching beginner students
60. Teaching monolingual vs multi-lingual groups
61. New technology in the classroom
62. Teaching ESL vs EFL
63. CALL (Computer Aided Language Learning)
64. Comparative teaching methodologies
65. Published teaching resources
67. ESP (English for Specific Purposes)
68. Teaching styles
69. Role of the teacher
70. Motivating students
71. Integrated skills
72. Linguistic learning
73. Large classes
74. Classes of mixed ability
75. Business English
76. Building confidence in students
77. Seating arrangements in the classroom
78. Things I wish I’d known before starting the course
79. Course experience
80. Group dynamics
81. Course review and analysis
82. Foreign language experience
83. Student profile
84. Materials project
85. TEFL Trainers
86. Teaching skills in the classroom
87. Coursebook review
88. Personal teaching experience
89. The best thing I’ve learned from my TEFL/TESOL course
90. Decide on your own title and check by emailing email@example.com. (Should you choose your own topic, it should have an EFL, working abroad or living abroad theme.)
91. How can reading influence language acquisition?
92. How to teach reading
93. Readers are leaders: how to instill a love for reading in children?
94. The importance of stories for English learning in early childhood
95. What stories can be used for teaching English to teenagers/adults/children?
96. Classroom activities using storytelling
97. How to build a successful teaching career
98. How can English influence a student’s future career?
99. What is important for early career teachers?
100. Should teachers punish students for bad behavior?
101. How punishment influences students’ motivation
102. Is it appropriate to punish younger children in an ESL classroom?
103. What are possible alternatives to punishment?
104. If you see another teacher punishing students, what should you do?
105. Punishment through the lens of culture
106. How can parents help an ESL teacher?
107. Parents role in Education
108. How can parents help students to learn English?
109. Should a parent learn English too?
110. Is it normal to praise students?
111. Ways to encourage ESL students
112. Peer learning: is it useful in an ESL classroom?
113. How to set up a friendly relationship if students don’t get along with each other?
114. Should students make friends in the classroom to learn English better?
115. How to overcome stressful situations in the classroom
116. How to help students to overcome stress when they learn English
117. What are possible stressful situations for ESL students in the classroom?
118. How to get your confidence back if you lost your temper in front of your students?
119. How to control yourself in front of students with challenging behaviors?
120. Teaching children with varying learning abilities
121. How to develop the speaking abilities of kindergarten level students
122. What outdoor activities can help when teaching English?
123. Should all classroom activities be directed by the teacher?
124. Best ideas for circle time
125. How to pay attention to all students if your classroom is big?
126. How to organize activities for students with shorter attention spans
127. How to teach English to children online
128. How English teaching should be adjusted to online learning
129. Online resources to support your teaching
130. Is teaching ESL/EFL online convenient?
131. What teaching techniques can be used when teaching online?
132. How to teach English to adults online
133. What activities can be used when teaching online?
134. Is online education a source of globalization?
135. How can you use your TEFL experience in online teaching?
136. Is it necessary to get a TEFL certificate if you want to teach online?
137. How can online education influence ESL?
138. What materials can be used for teaching English online?
139. How to decrease teacher speaking time
140. Best speaking activities for mixed-ability classrooms
141. How to teach a bilingual classroom
142. What personal qualities are important for English teachers?
143. What is the difference between teaching English to high-school students and university students?
144. Teaching at a university in China
145. 5 activities with flashcards
146. How can you use flashcards when teaching teenagers and adults?
147. Teaching English sentence structure
148. Is teaching slang and idioms important for ESL students?
149. Is drilling an effective teaching method?