If you are looking for the best possible preparation for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), then look no further than our 4-week, in-class certification course. The course is internationally recognized and available in over 40 exciting destinations worldwide.
The In-class course focuses on practical classroom training as well as the theoretical knowledge you need to become an effective teacher. During the course you will learn how to teach English using the international standard communicative approach, meaning only English is used in the classroom.
The course is divided into six main areas:
1. Teaching practice
This fundamental part of the course allows you to practice your teaching skills under the guidance of a highly qualified and experienced trainer. During these sessions you will teach real students of English using the knowledge gained through the theoretical input sessions.
2. Foreign Language Experience
This very useful part of the course puts you in the position of a language learner who is just starting out. This session is designed to create empathy between you as a teacher and the students you later teach. It should also help you to avoid making the common errors that can confuse and discourage language students.
3. Language Awareness
This important section of the course covers two main areas, grammar and phonology. The grammar sections focus on a wide variety of subjects such as the parts of speech and the English tense system. Phonology sessions take a look at areas including phonemics, intonation, word stress and connected speech.
4. Student Profile
Each trainee is given the task of working with an individual student to work on areas such as building rapport, error analysis and correction techniques. The profile consists of three meetings with the student followed by a full one-to-one lesson. To complete the profile the trainee produces a written report regarding the lesson.
5. Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
- Lesson planning
- Classroom management
- Establishing rapport
- Discipline in the classroom
- Managing equipment and teaching aids
- Creating materials
- Correction techniques
- Evaluation and testing
- Teaching vocabulary
- Teaching grammar
- Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening)
- Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing)
- Games in the classroom
- Songs in the classroom
- Teaching beginner students
- Teaching individual students
6. Materials Project
To encourage creativity in the classroom, all trainees design and produce their own set of materials that can be used during the teaching practice. With the help of a course trainer you will be able to develop these materials so they can be used in your future career to cover a variety of lesson points.
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