Become familiar with different methodologies when teaching a language
How to manipulate the given curriculum in your favour without disobeying your boss
English level at least First Certificate
No knowledge in teaching a foreign language is requiered
According to a recent report on the number of speakers of a language (Lewis, 2015), English is the third most spoken language in the world, with 335 million of speakers, behind Mandarin Chinese (1,797 million of speakers) and Spanish (399 million). The data gathered in that study is based only on the number of native speakers, as when it comes to talking about the total amount of speakers of those three languages, nearly a billion people speak English around the world. This fact is remarkable as there are more non-native speakers than native ones. The weight of English as an international language turns it very important for people interaction, as it gives the possibility of communicating with people all around the world not knowing their languages but just one.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is about taking somebody from not knowing the language into somebody who masters it as much as we can. That is our job as teachers. We must help our students with the route they are taking when learning the language and make it most easy, comfortable, enjoyable and motivational as it can be. This is a course for everybody who is willing to take the path as a teacher and does not know where to start. I will tell you where to start… Start by enrolling in this course and outstand your new colleagues in the world of teaching English!
Bear in mind that this is an unfinished course. As I keep reading more authors and books or having new experiences, I will keep posting new contents to this online course.
Please note that this course is not for you if you are looking for improving your own English.
Who this course is for:
Any person who is willing to start teaching English as a Foreign Language
Svetlana Pankina is a graduate in "English Studies" from the University of Barcelona. She will be teaching you everything she knows from her degree, as well as her end-of-degree project about different methods in teaching English and her own experience as an English Teacher. She is willing to help you and guide you in your path towards your dreamlike job.