This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned:
O.C. - Philippines said:
I have to say that I personally gained a lot from the methodologies, teaching strategies and some grammar units. I have been studying english since I was in pre-school as is the norm here in The philippines so most of the grammar units did not really come as new to me but rather just refreshers. I found the teaching strategies and methodologies units to be extremely significant and useful because those are two things which I have absolutely no idea about. I will apply what I have learned from the units by first learning about the culture of the country where I intend to teach ESL. Once settled with a school/institution, I will then get to know my students, establish rapport with them and get to know their language levels and what their purposes are for learning english. Upon accomplishment of the said tasks, I will then be able to furnish a structured and organized set of lessons, come up with significant activities and determine useful materials based on the ESA lesson planning format for my students. I intend to use what I have learned as foundation for my TEFL career meaning I will be pursuing further studies related to the field to keep me up-to-date with current teaching trends and improve myself as an ESL/EFL teacher.