This course is for people intending to teach English but with no classroom experience. What the Celta or online TEFL courses don't tell you. How to effectively prepare for your first day, and then walk into the class, exactly what to do and say to hit the ground running.
I am a fully qualified esl teacher for an overseas social enterprise language school which trains new teachers every semester and so I am used to helping transform nervous newbies into confident and popular instructors.
The course is particularly well suited to people who will be teaching in an environment with little or no support. You will learn how to prepare everything needed for day one. Walk into the classroom and build immediate rapport with tried and tested ice-breaker games, plus build a friendly consensus over a few ground-rules to make your life a whole lot easier.
Enough teaching theory is included to construct lesson plans, communicate effectively, drill pronunciation etc.
Lastly, a whole bunch more games, based around revision of the lessons to keep learning fresh and students interested. In fact, a large part of the course explains games, tried and tested, illustrated with photos and diagrams where necessary, because this is much of what's needed for the first week.
The course is for people who will be teaching adults and teens. It only includes enough basic theory to make a start for the initial seven days, helping you find your feet, after that your confidence is in place and you'll learn on the go from your students! The focus is on fun and conversational practice rather than technical grammar. It would also be useful for people traveling overseas who might try teaching to see if it's a viable option or prospective volunteers heading to challenging conditions, or in fact YOU if you are thinking of trying this and want know how lessons could work and if you can even imagine yourself actually doing this (you can!).