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The course features three short sessions during which the TEFL course participants learn a little of an unknown language. This will help them to become familiar with the following:
a) How to start a lesson when nobody speaks each other’s language.
b) Understand what their prospective EFL students feel when they start learning English.
c) Practice another method they can use when teaching difficult language. This method will help their students to better understand the concept.
TEFL students learn particulars of organizing a classroom, teacher-student rapport development, maintaining discipline in class, techniques to turning around an unruly class and creating a high-energy class.
TEFL course participants learn techniques to test the fluency level of their EFL students. The test results help them write a student evaluation in which they suggest to their practice students ways to improve their proficiency in the various areas of English.
While reviewing English grammar, the TEFL course participants observe sample grammar classes that later on help them prepare interesting grammar classes for their own EFL students.
Starting with a journey throughout centuries of language teaching till the present time, our TEFL course students will familiarize themselves with the beginnings of teaching languages. They learn how to gradually help their own students to develop language skills and how to effectively teach grammar and vocabulary. Most importantly, they will learn how to structure their individual classes, so they lead their students to recognizing their actual progress. Our TEFL graduates will also be familiar with assessment strategies and the different benchmark systems in the world.
Students learn about the areas of accent reduction such as word and sentence stress, intonation, sound linking and joining as well as the individual sounds. Our TEFL graduates will be able to design interesting phonology classes that will make their EFL students want to come back to class and proudly showcase their skills in the area of English phonology.
By the end of the TEFL program, course participants will be thoroughly familiar with the elements in a lesson plan, the different sequences when planning skill development or vocabulary/grammar segments. They will be able to design lesson plans that have students successfully learn the focus of the lessons. Our course emphasizes the design of classes. It is here where the true skills of a teacher come alive. An excellent lesson plan is, most often, a prerequisite to getting hired at schools.
In order to help our TEFL trainees to quickly acquire indispensable teaching knowledge, they have to observe and evaluate the classes of their peers. Learning by observing other teachers will ultimately help them to critically look at their own classes.
During their teaching practice, TEFL students have to create their own materials (worksheets, pictures, flash cards, power point presentations) for their classes. They will learn to help themselves in situations when resources are scarce. Such situations could potentially occur when teaching in Africa, in poor Asian countries or in remote locations in South America. During their teaching practice, TEFL students have to create their own materials (worksheets, pictures, flash cards, power point presentations) for their classes. They will learn to help themselves in situations when resources are scarce. Such situations could potentially occur when teaching in Africa, in poor Asian countries or in remote locations in South America.
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You must be at least 18 years old and proficient in both English speaking and writing.
Yes, you can! Students who are not native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency in English at the C1 level or higher. B2 can be accepted with proof of participation in additional English classes.
Our teacher trainees come from all continents (except Antarctica). We had, however, a trainee who works in the U.S. Antarctic Team and wanted to teach English during the Arctic winter.
Yes, it is. You have or you are about to register for the four-week, in-class program. This is the best program for standard teacher training, The teaching practicum and the project work make this course an asset to your resume/CV. This type of course is required for work visa applications in many countries. Of course, you can work under the table; however, you won’t get the benefits associated with a work visa: health care, paid vacation, year-end bonus, housing support, free airfare, etc. So why not make the right investment from the start? If the desired teaching opportunity shows up, you are ready to take it.
Our course trainers are highly educated individuals with years of English-teaching experience. They hold master’s degrees (even PhD’s) in teaching English as a foreign language.
Apart from a TESOL Manual and the Workbook, we also use textbooks that you will find in master programs at acclaimed colleges in New York (as an example). We can confidently say that our graduates are absolutely compatible with graduates coming from formal colleges.
In case of the four-week, in-class program, you will start at 9:00 am. First, we review the lesson plans for the day. Our student-teachers make adjustments according to the feedback.
At 10:00 am, the teaching practice starts. Our teacher trainees are busy delivering their classes. After the teaching, we have a 15-minute coffee break. We continue by giving feedback about the individual performance and by coaching to improve performance.
You will get performance ratings for the teaching part. In addition, there are tests in methodology, grammar, and phonology in which you have to achieve a score of 70. You will also get evaluated for your performance as a team member.
We are not running these courses to fail people. We are running them to show our graduates that they can be very successful in their chosen career. If you fail a test, you will get additional study time and material. You will redo the test a week later.
Please tell us at the time of registration that you wish to obtain a hard-copy certificate.
Yes, we will. Apart from resume and cover letter preparation assistance, we will provide you with school lists, recruiter information or actual job leads as they reach our school. iTTi is a global organization. We have schools in many countries. As a result, we have local connections in many countries that can assist us in locating employment opportunities.
Yes, it is. You can always come back later to ask for support.