The combined TEFL course with 5 days teaching practice gives you the flexibility to study the theory on your own with tutor support and to attend classes for the practical component of the course.
During your teaching practice you will be involved in observation, lesson preparation and teaching. Classroom management techniques, lesson planning and practice of communicative classroom activities will be developed. By the end of the teaching practice sessions you will have completed at least 6 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice.
Teaching practice classes take place over one or two weeks, full time (Monday to Friday) from 9am to 5pm. For students who are unable to attend the classes on the set dates arrangements can be made to attend the classes on alternative days.
(not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.
Pre Module Grammars
Self-assessed tasks with answers provided to help with Unit 2 The Study of English.
Module 1 – grammar-tasks on the understanding of grammar, tense & structure – to be completed with the use of a grammar book
Module 2 – phonetics – tasks relating to the phonetic alphabet(given), stress & intonation. Module 3 – lexis – tasks relating to the presentation of vocabulary, compound words, word stems, language appropriacy & frequency.
Module 1 – basic principles – answers from your own experience, the course materials & handbook on
– 1) the blocks which may prevent learning
– 2) motivation
– 3) communicative competence.
Module 2 – reading and listening – tasks based on exploitation of authentic materials i.e. magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts etc.
Module 3 – speaking and writing – tasks based as above but with a more productive bias – getting your students to produce language
Module 4 – visual aids – study of all the audio-visual aids available. Production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannelgraph.
Module 5 – error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.
Module 1 – classroom management – task relating to 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.
(Teaching practice classes take place over one oweek, full time (Monday to Friday) from 9am to 4pm. For students who are unable to attend the classes on the set dates arrangements can be made to attend the classes on alternative days.)
TThe theoretical components of the TEFL / TESOL course are continually assessed – there are no written examinations. You will be set tasks throughout the course, which are submitted for assessment by your tutors.
These tasks are graded and returned with comments and guidance for your development. The course sessions are always conducted in small groups with on-going support and instruction, helping to ensure your successful completion of our course.