TEFL for teachers
With this certificate, you will be qualified to teach English in a classroom or online.
This is a very popular course because it covers everything in the 120-hour certificate program plus an additional 10 specializations and an 4-hour practicum series. The specializations units prepare you for virtually every teaching environment that you may encounter, from teaching young leaners to business professionals, and everything in-between.
What does this course include?
The course covers all of the fundamental components of teaching English both online and in-class. It includes a total of 10 units covering things like classroom management and lesson planning. Content includes video lectures, readings, and activities that you can use in the classroom. The course includes a quiz at the end of each unit and there is no final exam.
Units 1 - 4 Fundamentals of Teaching English:
Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL
This unit introduces students to TEFL. Topics covered include professional teaching conduct, fundamentals of linguistics, and approaches to second language learning.
Unit 2: Classroom Management
This unit covers the core concepts of managing a classroom. Topics covered include teaching and learning styles, managing disruptive behavior, and strategies for establishing a healthy learning environment.
Unit 3: Assessments
Topics include classroom testing, assessing language skills, proficiency testing, and teacher assessments.
Unit 4: Planning Lessons
Topics include curriculum planning, developing a lesson plan, and identifying learning objectives.
Units 5 - 10 Essential Language Acquisition Skills
Unit 5: Teaching Spoken English
Topics include techniques for teaching spoken English, designing speaking activities, pronunciation, and phonetics.
Unit 6: Teaching English Vocabulary
Topics include techniques for teaching vocabulary and characteristics of English vocabulary such as morphology and semantics.
Unit 7: Teaching Reading in English
Topics covered include strategies for developing reading skills, reading aloud in the classroom, and assessing reading proficiency.
Unit 8: Teaching Listening in English
Topics include strategies for developing listening skills, developing listening activities and assessing listening proficiency.
Unit 9: Teaching Writing in English
Topics include the writing process, approaches to teaching writing, and assessing writing skills.
Unit 10: Teaching Grammar
Topics include techniques for teaching grammar, developing activities for teaching grammar, and using a textbook to teach grammar.
Practicum 8-Hour Practicum Series
Part 1: Applying to Jobs & Interviewing
Part 2: Accepting a Contract and Relocating
Part 3: First Day of Teaching
Part 4: Lesson Planning
Part 5: Classroom Management
Part 6: Assessments
Part 7: Classroom Activities
Part 8: Teaching Observation
FAQ: Do I need to have teaching experience to enrol in the course?
No, you do not need to have any teaching experience to enrol in the TESOL Certificate or TESOL Diploma programs. The TESOL programs are designed to instruct students of all levels on how to be an effective English language teacher. Students with and without teaching experience can benefit from the course in order to gain further credentials and qualifications to be an English language teacher around the world.
Can I get a job as an English-language teacher once I complete the Certificate?