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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.
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.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING
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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.Lunch break is between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. After lunch, we continue studying English grammar or methodology (example}. Class preparation for the next day is between 3:30 or 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.