ESL Teacher Training Programme
(Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
This course also includes: Teaching English to Younger Learners & Teaching Practice
10 weeks, full-time
- Weekly observed teaching practice
- Internally assessed by internationally qualified and experienced teacher trainers.
- All examinations accreditation and certificate fees included in the course fees.
- Modules in: Lesson Planning, Teaching younger learners, Grammar, Classroom Management plus many more.
- Enrichment units: Lesson Plans, Classroom Management etc
The 140 hour Certificate in TEFL with Teaching Practice course is the perfect option if you would like to obtain an internationally recognised TEFL certificate and gain valuable teaching practice before going to start your first teaching job.
When you begin teaching English as a foreign language, some of your classes will involve teaching young learners. This TEFL course includes a module on teaching young learners, so you will be fully equipped with the skills that are in high demand by TEFL employers worldwide. You will learn the best ways to make classes fun and engaging for both you and your students, ensuring that your experience is a rewarding one.
TEFL Programme Aim
The overall aim of the 140 hour Certificate in TEFL is to provide a sound introduction to TEFL and prepare you for teaching in the real world.
Our dedicated staff provide expert support and tuition. The programme is approximately 10 study weeks.
Skills you will develop
You will develop an understanding of the expectations and the study skills required to be successful teacher.
TEFL Programme Contents
Unit 1: Study Skills
How best to organise your study time.
Pre Module Grammar
Unit 2: The Study of English
Module 1 – Grammar – understanding of grammar, tense & structure.
Module 2 – Phonetics – the phonetic alphabet, stress & intonation.
Module 3 – Lexis – the presentation of vocabulary, compound words, word stems, language appropriateness & frequency.
Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL
Module 1 – Basic Principles:
1) the blocks which may prevent learning
3) communicative competence.
Module 2 – Reading and Listening – exploitation of authentic materials i.e. magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts etc.
Module 3 – Speaking and Writing – getting your students to produce appropriate language
Module 4 –Visual Aids – study of all the audio-visual aids available; Production of your own flashcards and aids.
Module 5 – Errors – looking at authentic student errors; classifying them; using a correction code; producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.
Unit 4: Lesson Planning
Module 1 – Classroom Management – student teacher relationships and how to achieve genuine communication inside and outside the classroom.
Module 2 – Lesson Stages and Plans – putting all the above into a lesson; timing; warm-up; input; practice and production stages of your lessons.
Unit 5: Young Learners
Subjects covered in this unit are:
– Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn
– Features in the stages of development of Young Learners
– Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom
– Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners
You will be given lessons to prepare. Your lesson plans and materials will be emailed to the Director of Studies in the school whose students you will be teaching.
You will be asked to suggest dates, and lessons will be arranged at times mutually convenient for you and the school. You will be able to decide whether to do your lessons on the same or different days. You will also have the option of planning and delivering just one group initially so that you can draw on the experience to plan the following group. You will be expected to plan 6 lessons of 40 minutes each, 3 at elementary level and 3 at a different level. You will be sent details of the lessons you must plan.
Here is an example of a lesson you may be asked to prepare and teach:
Topic: Where I live
Target Structures: There is/are; prepositions of place; quantifiers- some, any, a few, a lot
Vocabulary: Relevant adjectives to describe a town/city; places/buildings in a town/city
At the beginning of the TP, the tutor will have a quick word with you and after you have been introduced to the students the tutor will remain off screen.
All your lesson materials will be printed out ready for the lessons; you will be able to ask your teacher to assist by handing out materials, showing flashcards etc.
At the end of the TP you will be asked to reflect on the practice and for oral feedback. Full oral feedback will then be given by your teacher.
The Online Teaching Practice is a totally flexible.
The course consists of ten modules. Each module has a lesson and an assignment that you will submit for grading by your teacher. When your assignment has been graded you will receive your grade, plus any guidance and feedback. If you happen to fail a module, don’t worry, you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your assignment after a little extra guidance and support. There are no final examinations. As soon as your last assignment has been graded you will be able to view your final grade. Your final grade is calculated by taking the average of your ten grades for the ten assessed modules. This will be the grade shown on your Certificate in TEFL.
Award of TEFL Certificate
TEFL Certificates are graded as follows:
- A1 – Distinction
- A2 – Excellent
- B1 – Very Good
- B2 – Good
- C – Pass