TEFL Essentials: Teaching English as a Foreign Language
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TEFL Essentials: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Full TEFL course - perfect for CELTA preparation or going straight into your first English teaching job abroad!
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Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn past and current TEFL teaching methodologies
  • Be able to plan engaging English language lessons
  • Know how to teach different types of students and lessons
  • Be able to effectively organise and manage an English class
  • Be equipped with the knowledge needed to better understand English language learners
  • Learn how and when to correct errors in speech and writing
  • Know how to assess students
Requirements
  • A native-level of English
  • An understanding of English grammar
Description

This course is for people who want to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) abroad. 

On completion of this course, you'll understand the background and theories of English language teaching and know how to teach English as a foreign language.

In short, easy-to-follow video lectures, TEFL Essentials: Teaching English as a Foreign Language teaches you everything you need to start teaching English to foreign language speakers.

This course can be taken alone but can also be taken in preparation for the CELTA or a face-to-face TEFL course.

If you need to refresh your grammatical knowledge, consider combining this course with TEFL Essentials: English Grammar For English Language Teachers.

Who this course is for:
  • Native-level English language speakers who want to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) abroad
  • Those who are preparing for CELTA or an intensive, face-to-face English course and wish to get a head start
  • Those already teaching English who wish to refresh their knowledge of English language teaching
  • Those intending to volunteer as an English teacher
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 03:47:11
+ Teaching the English Language
2 lectures 11:20
English Language Teaching Approaches
06:51
The Communicative Apporach
04:29
+ Learners
3 lectures 26:23

It’s estimated that over one billion people around the world are learning English as an additional language. But who are they?

Understand how students' cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds can impact English language learning.

Who Are The Learners?
10:47

As English language teachers we must consider the reasons why our students are learning English. Learners' reasons for learning English directly affects the lessons we plan and the materials we use.

An introduction to the variety of reasons learners have for studying English around the world.


Why Are People Learning English?
10:41

English language lessons take place all around the world in a variety of different learning contexts.

Understand the contexts in which people learn English around the world and how this affect you as an English language teacher.

In What Contexts Do People Learn English?
04:55
+ How is English learned?
2 lectures 12:38

Not everyone learns in the same way. Understanding your students' learning styles will be beneficial for you in planning lessons that cater to all students.

In this video lecture you will eplore learning styles and understand how they can be used when teaching English

How Do People Learn English?
08:53

How can students’ first language affect learning English?

Understand L1 and how it can affect English language students.

What Is L1 Interference?
03:45
+ Learner Profile
1 lecture 09:23

Writing a learner profile is an important skill for teachers to possess.

Understand the importance of learner profiles and know how to write one.

Writing A Learner Profile
09:23
+ Lesson Planning
5 lectures 31:34
Lesson aims
02:35
Stages of an English lesson
07:10
TEFL lesson frameworks
10:48
A detailed lesson plan
08:28
+ Teaching From Coursebooks
2 lectures 26:02
An introduction to coursebooks
07:47
Planning a lesson from a coursebook
18:15
+ Language Skills
3 lectures 11:35
Receptive skills
05:58
Productive skills
03:52
+ Teaching Language Skills
4 lectures 35:54
Teaching a reading skills lesson
09:39
Teaching a listening skills lesson
06:34
Teaching a speaking skills lesson
10:20
Teaching a writing skills lesson
09:21