Tefl/tesol

The course is divided into six main areas

 

TEACHING PRACTICE

This is what makes our courses so great. It’s the most practical and fundamental area of training and many consider it to be invaluable. You’ll teach real students and put your new-found skills into practice immediately, so you can see exactly how to perfect your teaching.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE

In order to give you a better understanding of where your students are coming from, we provide trainees with instruction in an unknown language. This way, you’ll have a better idea of what it’s like for your students when you’re teaching them English, and of course, become a better teacher because of it. Plus, you’ll get an introduction to a new language.


LANGUAGE AWARENESS

Grammar: here we’ll cover tenses, parts of speech, and other language points. We’ll teach them to you as well as show you how to teach your students through easy-to-follow lessons and fun activities.

Phonology: here we’ll cover pronunciation through learning how to use the International Phonemic Alphabet, intonation, word and sentence stress, as well as articulation.


STUDENT PROFILE

Each trainee will be asked to meet with an individual student to work on rapport, error analysis and correction, as well as addressing individual needs. Three meetings are required for the profile and they will culminate in a one-to-one lesson, after which the trainee will write a report about the lesson.


TEACHING TECHNIQUES

This aspect of the course covers several areas:

  • 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

MATERIALS PROJECT

Here, trainees are required to take raw materials and convert them into materials useful for the classroom. The trainee will be charged with designing a game and constructing materials to accompany the game. These games must be original and will help to foster the teacher’s creativity and resourcefulness. Projects should be durable, reusable, and adaptable. Once finished, you’ll present your game to a trainer who’ll make suggestions on how to improve the game before actually using it in the classroom.