TEFL Course

Course Modules

1. An Introduction to TEFL

  • A brief introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • How the course works

  • How to plan and organise your study time

  • Grammar 1

– Introduction

– Syntax

– Parts of speech

– Word formation

  • Phonetics

– What is phonetics?

– Introduction to teaching phonetics

– Voicing and the vocal chords


2. English as a foreign language

  • What is ELT?

  • The importance of English

  • Grammar (2)

– Tenses

– Conditionals

  • Phonetics

– Voicing and the vocal chords

– Vocal tract and sound production

– Phonemes

– Stress and intonation

– International Phonetic Association Chart


3. You as the learner

  • Different types of learning

  • Identifying how you learn

  • How to keep records and notes

  • How to boost your learning

  • Building a resources file

  • Grammar

– Passive voice

– Phrasal verbs

– Gerunds

– Subjunctives

– Modals

– Indirect and direct speech

– Punctuation

  • Phonetics

– Common errors

– Correction techniques

 

4. The TEFL teacher

  • Organising a classroom

  • Managing a classroom

  • How to plan a lesson

  • Key components of a lesson plan

  • How to write a successful lesson plan

  • Self reflection and feedback

  • Keeping records


5. The TEFL students

  • Types and characteristics of classes

– Young learners

– Adult learners

– Exam preparation

– Conversational

– Business orientated

– Individual learners

  • Methods for establishing level of students’ knowledge

  • Establishing rapport with students

  • Developing awareness and respecting cultural differences


6. Learning

  • How students learn

  • The importance of communicative teaching

  • Putting students at the centre of learning

  • Identifying students’ needs

– Speaking

– Reading

– Listening

– Writing

  • Meeting students’ needs

  • Keeping students of all ages motivated

  • Methods of correcting students

  • Monitoring and evaluating students’ learning

  • Record keeping


7. Activities

  • How to plan activities

  • Identifying the aim of activities

  • Identifying the audience for activities

  • Examples for each audience

  • Common activities used in TEFL


8. Focus on key skills

  • Introduction to the key TEFL skills

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking

  • Listening


9. Your next steps

  • Identifying your aims

  • Organising teaching practice

  • Finding and contacting a school

  • Example of letter for contacting schools

  • How to find a job