This course includes:
What will you learn?
Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
Plan and deliver effective lessons that meet student and class learning objectives
Understand the nuances of teaching English to non-native speakers
Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels
Manage a virtual classroom and student behaviour effectively
Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use
Use social media to engage students, from TikTok to Twitter, Facebook to Buzzfeed
Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first class
Search and find the best jobs with online platforms or as a freelance teacher
About this course
The course combines four learning units including virtual teaching practicum. The hybrid tuition is delivered through a mix of online self-study plus Teacher Studio sessions via Zoom. With the flexi-date option you can book this course today and decide later on when to attend your teaching practice.
When choosing the dates to attend the live Teacher Studio, remember that this is a self-contained unit and you can attend at any point in your studies whether you have completed any of your coursework or not. Many learners tell us in feedback that they loved to take this class at the beginning of their TEFL training.
On completion of this certification, you will have learned how to enter your first online English teaching lesson well prepared and confident. Not only that, you will have planned, prepared and delivered two real virtual lessons with invaluable tutor and peer feedback. This 190 hour Professional Online Expert training program is packed with teaching information and practical guidance.
PLUS! Become a TEFL-Pro with two in-depth specialist courses which cover Teaching English online Teaching children (aged 3 – 16 years old).
Gain your TEFL certification in as little as 4 weeks and enjoy access to your course materials for 6 months.
Small class size ⭐
Intensive teacher training succeeds in small groups. We’ve found the magic number to be 14. You’ll feel safe to learn and grow and get personal guidance when you need it.
Premier TEFL accreditation
120 hour Advanced TEFL Course
Module One: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs
Understanding your students language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind TEFL teaching.
Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical & Teaching Terminology
By the end of this module, you’ll know your present continuous from your present simple tense no problem. Most of all, you’ll be familiar and confident with grammatical terms. We know that grammar can be intimidating for new teachers – it won’t be at the end of module 2!
Module Three: How to Plan Your Syllabus and Lessons
Being the best teacher you can be is down to planning. On this course you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which of course is great for reviews (especially when you are teaching online).
Module Four: How to Teach Grammar
Now that you know grammatical terms, you’ll fly through this module on how to teach it. Breaking down your students’ English levels, you’ll know which grammatical term to teach and how to teach it. You’ll get so much useful information about how to prepare engaging grammatical building block lessons which work. Watching your students progress will be so exciting!
Module Five: How to Teach Vocabulary
Did you know that there are around 171,000 words in the English language? Don’t worry, you’ll only be asked to teach a few hundred of those! From beginner restaurant vocab like, HELLO, GOOD, NAME, PLEASE to advanced business such as, UNIVERSITY, OPPORTUNITY, OVERSEAS. You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context.
Module Six: How to Teach Pronunciation
Help your students speak English confidently by practicing pronunciation. This is the primary reason that they want to learn English from you. As a native speaker pronouncing a word like ‘enough’ is simple for you, not so with many other nationalities. On this course you’ll learn modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible.
Module Seven: How to Teach Reading & Listening Skills
These are called ‘receptive skills’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in reading English and how to write it. This includes setting listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to reading letters, emails, facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lot of homework for your students!
Module Eight: How to Teach Writing & Speaking Skills
These are called ‘productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your students up on their feet and chatting to you about hobbies, politics or story-telling. You’ll also get help with how to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from favorite foods, to the economy in Spain.
Module Nine: How to Teach English for Specific Purposes
Your students have a reason why they want to learn English. You’ll learn how to differentiate these different types of students and how to tackle their lessons. For example, how to teach teenagers, or business people or exam classes to help students get into universities in the USA or UK. You’ll end lesson 9 armed with a breadth of knowledge about who you are teaching, why you are teaching them and what you should teach them.
Module Ten: How to Move from Learning to Earning
Here you’ll get up-to-date tips on the current employment market. Once you’ve secured your first job, in this module you’ll receive details about how to get the best career ‘teacher’s toolkit’ ready to jump into any job online or abroad.
Specialist course content and units
Unit 2 - How to Teach Young Learners
Teaching young minds is probably one of the most satisfying jobs you’ll do. The demand for your know-how will be vast. You could find yourself teaching online from home on one of the many platforms hiring 1000’s of teachers monthly. If your sights are set abroad, then schools across the world will be eager to employ you. Why? Because they have thousands of students on their books who need English teachers.
Over five jam-packed modules you’ll learn how to optimize real or virtual classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds. Here’s a brief overview:
- Teaching grammar and vocabulary.
- Teaching reading and writing.
- Teaching listening and speaking.
- Lots of FUN and ENGAGING activities for 3-16 year olds.
Unit 3 - Teaching English Online
FACT: There are currently around 1.5 billion people learning English around the world. Which means that the demand for people who are qualified to teach English, and confident to tutor students online is now one of the fastest growing markets in the (already) booming English language learning sector.
This How to Teach English Online course will really help you to become a TEFL-PRO in the virtual world. At the end of this course you’ll learn how to teach remotely and what options you have when it comes to freelancing or teaching independently. This could be one-to-one or small group sizes.
This six module course is packed with creative content to make you a competent online English teacher and covers:
- How to teach the four skills in a virtual setting (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
- Methods for keeping students engaged in a remote classroom.
- Considerations for being employed or working independently.
Unit 4 - Virtual Teaching Practicum
Over two 3-hour workshops in the Teacher Studio with a DELTA-qualified teacher trainer you will put theory into action during this dynamic peer-to-peer teaching practice module.
Be part of a new teaching community, prepare and teach lessons together with classmates from around the world and get invaluable live feedback from your tutor.
You receive lots of dedicated tuition with our 14-person small groups. Session dates are added every month to give you flexibility.
Two real-time workshops to practice exercises with your peers, prepare and teach lessons together and get live feedback from your tutor.
This practicum is important hands – on verifiable experience.
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