TESL/TEFL

               Course Outline

English is the preferred medium of instruction in many schools, so it is important for teachers to learn practical usage of the language. Doing so means being able to speak and write in English comfortably, and correctly. Our courses in  TESL and TEFL will help hone teachers’ English communication skills so that they can face the class with confidence. At the same time, the course will also help make creating curriculum designs easier and more credible.

Who this is for:

Teachers or aspiring teachers seeking employment in schools that use English as the medium of instruction

What you will learn:

  1. How to apply communicative language teaching as an integrated process rather than a set of distinct learning outcomes
  1. How to enhance your teaching skills and communicative competence
  1. How to master the teaching principles for interactive curriculum design

Benefits:

  1. Improved competence in teaching spoken and written English
  1. Enhanced communication skills for better interaction with the class
  1. Higher credibility and confidence in designing and delivering TESL and TEFL curriculums

Methodology:

TalkShop uses Integrated Language Teaching. This means 30% of the course is comprised of facilitator-based discussions while 70% is dedicated to an interactive learning experience through:

  • Role-playing Sessions
  • Guided Teaching Games
  • Creative Classroom Activities
  • Integrated language Teaching  Exercises
  • Learner Evaluation Tool mastery
  • Program Design and Delivery

I. English as a Second Language

  • Issues in Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Methodology vs. Learning Styles
  • Teaching Speaking Strategies
  • Verbal Yoga and Other Immersion Exercises

II. Teaching Communicative Competence

  • Teaching Speaking
  • Grammar Mastery and Application (Tenses, Punctuation, Parts of Speech, Areas of Confusion, and Common Errors)

III. Fluency Strategies

  • Thought Formation
  • Logic and Creativity in Speaking and Writing

IV. Immersion Activities in Bilingual Education

  • Sharing Teaching Strategies (Book Recommendations, Online References)
  • The Communicative Approach: Principles of Language Teaching

V. Practical Application

  • Improving Teaching Styles
  • Learning Techniques for Teachers

Course duration:

10 days



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