Course description

The TEFL International Seville TESOL Certification course is an intensive 120hr (4 weeks) teacher certification program. Our emphasis is on practicality so trainees can rest assured that they’ll be prepared for the classroom once they’ve earned our certification. There is no need to speak any language other than English and through our course, we’ll show trainees the value of an English-only classroom and how to facilitate great lessons through our communicative approach— which is an international standard used worldwide.

I. Teaching Practice


This is what makes our in-class courses so practical. It’s the most fundamental area of training and many consider it to be invaluable (in fact, necessary for landing a teaching job). Trainees will teach real EFL students and put new-found skills into practice immediately. This will help trainees see exactly how to perfect their teaching skills.

 II. Foreign Language Experience


So future EFL teachers can better understand where their students are coming from, we provide trainees with instruction in an unknown language. This way, trainees will have a better idea of what it’s like for EFL students when they’re learning English. Of course, trainees will become better teachers because of it and get an introduction into a new language.

 III. Language Awareness


Grammar: We’ll cover the tenses, parts of speech and other language points such as conditionals, passive voice and reported speech. Through easy-to-follow lessons and fun activities, we’ll teach these points and show trainees how to teach them to students—the approaches are entirely different.
Phonology: We’ll cover English pronunciation through learning how to use the International Phonemic Alphabet, intonation, word and sentence stress, as well as articulation and connected speech. As a result, teacher trainees will become more aware of how sounds are made within a language and be better able to help their students improve their pronunciation.

 IV. Student Profile


Each trainee will be asked to meet with an individual student so as to work on rapport building, error analysis and correction, as well as addressing individual needs. Three meetings are required for the profile and they will culminate in a one-to-one lesson, after which, the trainee will write a report about the lesson.

V. Teaching Techniques


Lesson Planing
Classroom Management
Establishing Rapport
Discipline in the Classroom
Managing Equipment and Teaching Aids
Creating Materials
Communicative Activities
Correction Techniques
Evaluation and Testing
Teaching Vocabulary
Teaching Grammar
Teaching Receptive Skills
(Reading & Listening)
Teaching Production Skills
(Speaking & Writing)
Games in the Classroom
Songs in the Classroom
Teaching Beginner Students
Teaching Individual Students

 VI. Materials Project


Trainees will be required to take raw materials and convert them into teaching materials. The trainee will be charged with designing games and constructing materials to accompany the games. These games must be original and will help to foster the teacher’s creativity and resourcefulness. Projects should be durable, reusable and adaptable. Once finished, trainees will present their game to a trainer, who’ll make suggestions on how to improve them before actually using them in the classroom.

There is a Job Guidance Centre within TEFL International Seville, which is set up in order to advise you on finding work as an EFL teacher during and after the course

 

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