Teacher Training

 

English Council Introduction to TESOL/TEFL course:

Level one

This course is an introduction to TESOL course, it is designed for the trainee with no experience of teaching English as a second language and who wishes to discover his/her own aptitude and suitability before committing him/herself to the expense and length of a full English language teaching qualification course. Completion of this course will qualify you as a Teaching Assistant for ESOL in all English Council registered schools and many others. This course is also suitable if you are a student thinking of taking a year out before or during university or taking a summer job in TESOL. Trainees must be at least eighteen years old and at this stage they must demonstrate a good level of spoken English, whether or not English is their first language. The course is designed to equip trainees with the basic skills and knowledge needed to give them a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development. It must be stressed that this is an initial pre-qualification course only. After completing these course trainees will be assistant teacher level. On completion of this course trainees will have enough insight of TESOL to be able to decide whether they wish to continue. For trainees to continue on to level two they must first have completed all assignments, projects and tests of the level one course, to the standard set by the English Council Examination Board.

The Introduction to TESOL course consists of five two hour lessons plus five assignments allowing trainees an insight into all aspects of a fully certificated course: 1. Language awareness; an overview of all aspects of English grammar 2. Language awareness; an overview of all aspects of phonology. 3. Teaching awareness; methodology, classroom management, techniques and record keeping. 4. Materials compilation; planning, producing and evaluating classroom teaching materials 5. Learner profile; linguistic profile, needs analysis for students and testing methods.

English Council Cert-TESOL course: Level Two This course is for people who have completed the Introduction course or one of equal value and wish to proceed as a fully qualified teacher of English anywhere in the world. The English Council Level two course is a full Certificate TESOL course: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. EC Cert TESOL. Completion of this course will open up many opportunities for you to take up your first post as a teacher of English and will give you a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development. To qualify for the EC Cert TESOL, trainees must undertake the course with full commitment and complete all assignments, including teaching practice, to the required standard set by the English Council's Examination Board. Trainees must be at least eighteen years old and at this stage they must demonstrate a high level of spoken English, with the ability to explain and model it to others, whether or not English is their first language. The course is designed to equip trainees with a good grounding in all the skills and knowledge needed to give them the ability to teach: children, adults and teenagers English whether they are advanced and need extra help or are complete beginners. On completion of this course trainees will receive a certificate of TESOL along with a checkable record of actual teaching practice (the most valuable aspect of any TESOL course)

The EC Cert TESOL course consists of ten modules and ten assignments

Part one: of the course is a follow on from the Introduction course, with a more in-depth look at all aspects of ESOL, taking you through all you will need to know, step by step, and allowing you the opportunity to put it all into practice.

Part two: consists of five hours of observed/monitored classroom/online teaching time (Trainer observing your lesson) Teaching learners of various levels. To include: Lesson planning and monitored feedback. Part three: consists of ten hours of classroom/online teaching time. Teaching either Speakers of Other Language or ones from your own language how wish to learn or improve their English in one-to-one and mixed lessons, with lesson planning and student feedback.

English Council Dip-TESOL course: Level three This course is for people who have completed the certificate course or one of equal value, plus having a native speaker's quality of English and having undertaken a set amount of teaching hours within the world of ESOL.

The English Council Level three course is a full Diploma TESOL course: This course is for people who have completed the English Council Certificate course, Level Two, or one similar (recognised by the English Council) and wish to become a fully qualified Director of Studies or teacher trainer, teaching teachers to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. The English Council DipTESOL course  Completion of this course will open up many opportunities, for you to take up any post as a teacher of English or as a Director of Studies plus being qualified as an English Language Teacher Trainer.

To qualify for the English Council DipTESOL, trainees must undertake the course with full commitment and complete all assignments, including teaching practice, to the required standard set by the English Council's Examination Board. Trainees must be at least twenty one years old and at this stage they must demonstrate a high level of spoken English, to a near native speaker ISE standard, whether or not English is their own first language Trainees must have the ability to explain and model the Language clearly to their student.

Trainees must have a verifiable record of at least 1000 hours of teaching ESOL (paid or voluntary) over at least a three year period, including experience of teaching all levels and all ages of students, in bilingual and multi-lingual classes. This can also include any on-line teaching and the hours completed for the level two course.

The course is designed to equip trainees with the a good and comprehensive grounding in all the skills and knowledge needed to give them the ability to teach children, adults and even teenagers English whether they are advanced and need extra help or are complete beginners. On completion of this course trainees will receive a Diploma in TESOL along with a checkable record of actual teaching practice (the most valuable aspect of any TESOL course)

The EC Diploma TESOL course consists of ten modules and ten assignments and one live 45 minute lesson in the presence of an English Council examiner with an evaluation of the lesson afterwards plus an Interview with the examiner, giving you opportunity to demonstrate your working knowledge of teaching ESOL.

Part one: is a complete review of the level one and two courses, including an overview of all teaching methods in ESOL plus your ability to use them effectively and be able to teach them to others who are teaching or wish to teach ESOL

Part two: consists of 10 assignments on various aspects of the nature and use of English:

  1.   To show an understanding of the main features of modern English.
  2. To be able to discuss in detail ways of teaching English as a second language.
  3. To demonstrate understanding of how speech sounds are formed and how this will help the learner.
  4. To show understanding of how approaches to language learning and teaching have developed.
  5. To demonstrate awareness and understanding of the role and status of English in the world
  6. To write a complete history of the English Language from its conception over 1,500 years ago.
  7. To demonstrate the advantages or disadvantages in bilingual and multi-lingual classes.
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  10. Part three: consists of demonstrating full and comprehensive understanding of spoken English, in particular on the phonetics and phonology of English and the ability to fully understand it and to teach it.

    4. Part four: consists of a demonstration of classroom teaching.

  11. Trainees are required to teach a 45 minute lesson in the presence of an English Council examiner.
  12. To discuss with the examiner the details of the teaching procedures & their own evaluation of the lesson.

5. Part five: to demonstrate the ability to:

 

  1. plan and prepare lessons,
  2. plan and prepare whole courses
  3. plan and prepare full learning programmes for specific needs. d. show your knowledge of working procedures and management of a teaching establishments.