About our TEFL Course
Our course meets all the requirements of internationally-recognised TEFL courses. It is accredited by TQUK, an OFQUAL approved training provider in the UK. With our certificate, you can find teaching work in Spain and around the world.
ACCREDITED TEFL COURSE
Our accredited TEFL course trains you how to teach English as a foreign language. With a TEFL certificate, you can find work as an English teacher in Spain, Latin America, or anywhere around the world. Our course is accredited by TQUK. Click on their logo for more information.
Our Training Philosophy
We train you how to make your classes useful, rewarding and entertaining for your learners.
We show you how to focus on your learner needs.
We make sure you teach the learners, not the course book.
We believe that learning languages should be challenging but fun.
We encourage you to express your creativity through your teaching.
The course is a combination of teaching practice, assignments, and attendance of input sessions, practical classes / workshops in which you will learn about different aspects of English language teaching. These sessions are not lectures and you are expected to participate actively and put what you learn into practice.
MODULE A: TEACHING SKILLS IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Teachers and Learners
Classroom Management Skills
Error Correction and Giving Feedback
Giving Instructions and Monitoring
Course books and how to use them
Authentic materials and how to use them
Controlled Practice Activities
Freer Practice Activities
Games in ELT
Using ICT in the classroom
Teaching Skills and Systems
Teaching Business English
Teaching Young Learners
History of ELT
Evaluating and Testing
MODULE B: LANGUAGE AWARENESS
Parts of Speech and Word Types
Introduction to Verbs
Tense System in English
Form and Function at Lexical Level
Features of Lexis
Stress, Rhythm and Pronunciation
Teaching Functional Language
Specific Challenges Facing Spanish Learners
MODULE C: WORKING IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
Teaching in Spain
Write a winning CV
Success at Job Interviews
Contracts and Legal Issues
Online Teaching Opportunities
How to Market Yourself in Granada
Professional Development and Career Options in ELT
There are 5 units which must be passed to complete the course and receive your TQUK-accredited TEFL certificate.
OBSERVED TEACHING PRACTICE
The most important part of the course is Teaching Practice.
The best way to acquire teaching skills is to teach to real English students.
During the course you will plan, prepare and deliver English classes to local adult learners of English. Your trainer will assist with the planning and preparation and will observe your classes. After each class, you will have a feedback session with your trainer and your co-trainees. Your trainer will give you constructive feedback which you will be expected to learn from. Your co-trainees will also give you some insightful feedback.
At the beginning of the course, you will be expected to teach from course books, but as the course progresses you will be given the opportunity to become more creative in your teaching.
With guidance, support and constructive feedback, you will quickly acquire teaching skills which will prepare you for teaching in academies and language schools.
You will teach a minimum of 6 hours during the course and are required to create written lesson plans and post-lesson reflections for each class you teach.
Unit 1: Teaching Skills
Classroom teaching practice (when you prepare lessons and teach students)
Classroom teaching practice will be assessed by your course tutors.
Self-evaluation of your classroom teaching practice
Observation of experienced teachers
Teaching Practice Journal to be submitted at the end of the course
Unit 2: Language Awareness
Develop your understanding of grammar, vocabulary and phonology through attending input sessions taught by the class tutors.
Learn how to teach language through context in meaningful communicative activities.
Written exam to test your understanding near the end of the course.
Unit 3: Learner Profile
Interview, prepare a 1-to1 lesson for (i.e. a private lesson) and teach this lesson to a real English language learner. Produce a written assignment describing what you learnt about the learner, their first language and also details and an assessment of the lesson you taught. This will be assessed by the course tutors
Unit 4: Materials Assignment
Create materials for your classroom teaching practice during the course
Produce a short report describing how and why you created them and how effective they were.
This will be assessed through an interview with trainer.
Unit 5: Unknown Language
Participate as a student in 4 unknown language lessons.
Experience the highs and lows of being a language learner.
Produce a written journal describing your experience and how this will influence your teaching.