Course Outline

 

The eTEFL Online 120-hour Standard TEFL Certification Course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge, tools, and techniques you need to become a confident EFL teacher.

In your TEFL course, you will study the following modules:

 

How to be a good teacher

What are the characteristics of good teachers? What are the different teaching roles that teachers take on? What are some of the major pedagogies used in TEFL today?

 

How to manage a classroom

What are some different ways to arrange a classroom? What’s concept questioning and its role in giving instructions effectively? What are some techniques for eliciting from learners? How should teachers correct errors? 

 

How to plan lessons

What is the importance of lesson planning? What are the stages of a well-planned lesson? What factors regarding the learners should be taken into account when lesson planning? What should teachers consider when choosing a text?

 

About English

Where did English come from and where is it going? What are the language systems and why are they important in TEFL? What are the language skills?

 

How to teach speaking, listening, reading, and writing

How do learners often approach the four skills? What are some suggested activities for teaching all four skills?

 

How to teach grammar

What does it mean to teach grammar in TEFL? What are some of the major grammar points TEFL teachers often teach? What are some useful approaches to teaching grammar?

 

Teaching a new language

What are “language functions” and why are they important in TEFL methodology? How can they be taught? How is “vocabulary” defined in a TEFL context? What are some useful ways to introduce and practice vocabulary?

 

Evaluating and testing

What are the different kinds of assessment EFL teachers should know? What are some different ways of designing effective assessment? What are the major English language tests EFL teachers should be familiar with?

 

How to teach young learners

What is the role of the brain in second language acquisition? How does this role affect the way young learners learn? What are some of the major differences between teaching young and adult learners?

 

How to teach online

What are the major differences between teaching in traditional settings and online? What special considerations must be taken into account? What are some of the challenges of teaching online and how can EFL teachers overcome them?

 

How to teach business English

What are some differences between teaching general and business English? What are some useful ways for EFL teaches to develop business English curricula and materials?

 

Modules include:

  • Essential background information
  • Links to quality online resources
  • Reflection exercises
  • Review questions

 

Assessment is in three parts: 

  • two reflective essays
  • two lesson plans
  • multiple-choice exam 

 

In addition, you will have access to a course manager/tutor throughout the course for any questions you might have.

 

Summary

Introduction
Module 1 – How to be a good teacher
Module 2 – How to manage a classroom
Module 3 – How to plan lessons
Module 4 – About English
Module 5 – Teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking
Module 6 – How to teach grammar
Module 7 – Teaching a new language
Module 8 – Evaluating and testing
Module 9 – Teaching young learners
Module 10 – Teaching Online
Module 11 – Teaching business English
Final exam and assignments

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