>> 120-140 HOUR ONLINE TEFL CERTIFICATE 
Course Content

*Note both the 120 Hour and 140 Hour courses share the same syllabus. The 140 Hour course includes a 1-week Teaching Practice block.

Unit 1: Study Skills

(not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.

Personal motivation
Planning and organising study time; timetabling, study periods, realistic planning
Study techniques; making notes, concept maps, nuclear notes, mnemonics
5 step reading techniques; selection, recognition, extraction, organisation and transfer of information
How the course works; role of tutor, tutor assessed and self-study tasks

Unit 2: The Study of English

Module 1 – Deductive Analysis and use of grammars – parts of speech and grammatical terminology – the tense system, reported speech, active and passive
Module 2 – Elements of pronunciation: intonation including rising and falling tones, sentence stress, weak forms – sounds of the language/phonology; word stress, schwa sound, phonemic chart – teaching a ‘pronunciation point’
Module 3 – Lexis selection: frequency and appropriacy – lexis formation: synonyms and antonyms, word stems, parts of speech including prefixes and suffixes

*Please note a full Back to Basics Grammar Resource is included with this course

Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL

Module 1 – Overview of ESOL issues – being a caring teacher, involving students, using realistic language, keeping the students attention, teacher talking time, correction, levels in ESOL teaching, visual aids, use of mother tongue; teaching for exams: Cambridge ESOL, Professional English Examinations, TOEFL etc; the role of grammar, classroom techniques, one to one teaching
Module 2 – Listening and Reading: skills and the textbook, different kinds of listening, available materials – reading in a foreign language; types of reading, types of texts, writing comprehension questions, stages of reading activities, designing reading activities
Module 3 – Speaking and Writing; what it’s like speaking in a foreign language, setting up speaking activities, types of speaking activities, discreet sound teaching, issues in teaching writing, the nature of writing as a skill, organising and planning writing activities
Module 4 – Visual Aids; study of all the audio-visual aids available – production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannelgraph.
Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.

Unit 4 Classroom Management and Assessment

Module 1 – Learning and teaching; seating, name, teacher talk time, use of questions, ways of differentiating, managing interruptions, learning styles – Lesson Stages and Plans
Module 2 – Parts and stages of a lesson – time management, group, needs analysis, writing aims and objectives, predicting problems, sample lesson plans at a range of levels 

BONUS UNIT: Young Learners (not assessed)

Subjects covered in this unit are:
– Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn
– Features in the stages of development of Young Learners
–Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom
– Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners