TEFL Taster Course:
Saturday 30th September – Sunday 1st October 2017, Barnstaple, Devon
Would you like the chance to explore the creative world of English language teaching and the opportunity to see if you could utilise your unique flare and personality in the classroom environment?
If so, we are offering you the option to try TEFL before you commit with a weekend Taster Course in Barnstaple, Devon, designed to give you a real taste of the ELT world and the knowledge and skills required to become an effective ELT practitioner. We offer a variety of input sessions including language development, teaching planning and practice and a plethora of ways to be creative within the teaching environment.
If you’d enjoy this opportunity, we would love you to join us on our TEFL Taster Course in Barnstaple, Devon on the weekend of the 30th of September.
Course Entry Requirements: A Level English or equivalent
Course Costs: £120 (if booked before the end of August) £150 thereafter.
Saturday 30th September
Introducing yourself, getting to know each other. TEFL myths & preconceptions
9.45 -10.30 Foreign language lesson:
A beginners’ lesson: find out what it's like to be on the receiving end
10.45-11.30 Vocabulary and eliciting language:
What do students already know/Inventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture.
11.30 – 12.30 Introduction to grammar:
A first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?
12.30- 12.45 Break
12.45 – 13.45 Games:
How games can improve the learning experience.
13.45 - 14.45 Lunch
14.45 – 15.30 Pronunciation:
The sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language.
Teaching everyday English words and phrases. Language in context.
16.45- 5.30 Controlled Practice:
Practice activities/ why we use them and some ideas for the classroom.
17.30 - 18.30 Free Practice:
Using role play and other activities to bring your lessons to life.
18.30 – 19.15 Teaching Skills:
How to teach reading & listening in the classroom.
19.15 – 20.00 Needs analysis & understanding levels:
Assessing new students and understanding different levels of students.
Sunday 1st October
9.00-10.30 Lesson planning, preparation and classroom management
How to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson teaching English overseas
10.45- 12.45 Planning your practice lessons.
14.45-16.45 Teaching practice
17.00- 17.45 Correcting errors:
How and when to correct in the classroom.
17.45 – 18.30 Grammar again! More tricky bits!
18.30 – 19.15 Making English fun – using music and the environment.
19.15 – 20.00 Concluding session
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01271327319
Accommodation: If you are coming to Devon from afar, we do have an option for you to stay with one of our lovely Barnstaple host families. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to organise this.