TEFL Taster Course

TEFL Taster Course:
Dates to be confirmed for 2018

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.

Course Entry Requirements: A Level English or equivalent

Course Costs: TBC

If you are interested in attending one of our SOL TEFL Taster Courses, please contact sol@sol.org.uk to be added to our mailing list where we can keep you updated with  future details for our Tefl Taster Courses.


Introducing yourself, getting to know each other. TEFL myths & preconceptions
9.45 -10.30Foreign language lesson:
A beginners’ lesson: find out what it's like to be on the receiving end
10.45-11.30Vocabulary and eliciting language:
What do students already know/Inventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture.
11.30 – 12.30Introduction to grammar:
A first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?
12.30- 12.45Break
12.45 – 13.45Games:
How games can improve the learning experience.
13.45 - 14.45Lunch
14.45 – 15.30Pronunciation:
The sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language.
Teaching everyday English words and phrases. Language in context.
16.45- 5.30Controlled Practice:
Practice activities/ why we use them and some ideas for the classroom.
17.30 - 18.30Free Practice:
Using role play and other activities to bring your lessons to life.
18.30 – 19.15Teaching Skills:
How to teach reading & listening in the classroom.
19.15 – 20.00Needs analysis & understanding levels:
Assessing new students and understanding different levels of students.
9.00-10.30Lesson planning, preparation and classroom management
How to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson teaching English overseas
10.45- 12.45Planning your practice lessons.
14.45-16.45Teaching practice
17.00- 17.45Correcting errors:
How and when to correct in the classroom.
17.45 – 18.30Grammar again! More tricky bits!
18.30 – 19.15Making English fun – using music and the environment.
19.15 – 20.00Concluding session

 Bookings: sol@sol.org.uk 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.