Print Posted by International TEFL Academy Costa Rica on 07/10/2017

Who Are Our ESL Students?

Who Are Our ESL Students?

Who is learning English as a Second Language?  There are five main categories of students that you will be working with as you teach ESL.

3 Important ESL Classroom Techniques

1-Adult Learners:  Understanding the benefits of being bilingual, adult learners make great students!  They are motivated and invested in the classes, and they want to learn from you.  Most of these classes will be in the evenings and on Saturdays.

2-Employees at Businesses:  Many international companies invest in their employees by paying for their English classes.  Expectations are high for both the employer and the employees in the classes, and everything you do in class is practical for these learners.  Classes will be early in the morning, during lunch or after the workday is through.

3-Kids:  Planning for these classes is a bit different, but working with young children and teens is lots of fun!  Generally these classes are organized by age and English level, and most of these classes are on Saturdays.

4-Private Students:  Some students have difficulties fitting a regular class into their schedule, while others are just not comfortable in a group setting.  Private classes are built specifically on one student's needs, interests and wants and are enjoyable for both the teacher and the learner.


Teaching Online to Supplement your Income


5-Online Students:  A growing trend in the ESL world is online classes. There are many companies and platforms to work with, but it's a great option for ESL teachers because it allows you to work regardless of where in the world you are!

Regardless of the groups you are assigned, you will love your experience teaching ESL in Costa Rica!  Contact us today to reserve your seat in one of our 4-week, onsite TEFL courses!



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