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The Basics: How to Teach English Abroad (Language Teaching)

Learn everything you need to know to find a teaching job abroad, and how to succeed in your new role as English teacher.
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Created by ELT Online
Last updated 6/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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This introductory course gives you all you need to know in order to get the most out of teaching English as a Foreign language in a foreign country. Section 1 assigns homework after each lecture which ensures you stay on-track to finding the job you want. The other sections ensure that you will be ready to teach once you walk into your first classroom. Upon completion of this course you will have all you need to both find a teaching job abroad and succeed in the classroom.

What other teachers are saying about this course:

"We're getting ready to open our "train the teachers" course which will be for TESOL. Your course would be a great pre-requirement!"

-Brian McCarthy

English Language Communications Training & Coaching

"The concise overview of the major tools of teaching your course provides will undoubtedly be very handy for graduating TESOL students going abroad."

-Natalia Reilly, Ph.D, MATESOL

University of Central Florida

Enroll today and take the first step to teaching English abroad!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for college grads who want to learn how to find a legitimate teaching job abroad.
  • If you are already teaching abroad but are having a hard time of it, you can get some good pointers here.
  • Recent MA TESOL graduates with no teaching experience will also find this course useful.
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What Will I Learn?
Course Objectives:
You will acquire the knowledge necessary to make an informed choice about which job to take and where.
You will learn about various teaching methodologies and be able to choose which methodology to employ in your own teaching.
You will learn how to plan and execute effective lessons
You will learn the basics of Classroom Management
You will have an understanding of different types of classes and how to approach those classes.
You will gain a basic understanding of assessment.
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  • A 4-year university degree, either completed or in progress
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 02:33:51
Course Overview
1 Lecture 02:45
Finding a Teaching Job Abroad
4 Lectures 00:00
Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to answer the question "Why do you want to teach abroad?"

2. Be able to choose a country based on your needs.

Choosing a Country
3 pages

Learning Outcome: Know where to find legitimate teaching jobs abroad.
Finding a Job
2 pages

Learning Outcome: Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different types of schools.
Types of Teaching Jobs
2 pages

Learning Outcome: Prepare a checklist of essential things to do before leaving.
Getting Ready to Go
4 pages
2 Lectures 12:15
Learning Outcome: Know what to expect shortly after arriving in your new country.
Getting Settled

Learning Outcome: Understand what Culture Shock is and how to deal with it.
Culture Shock
2 Lectures 21:45
Learning Outcome: Become familiar with a variety of methods used in English Language Teaching.

Learning Outcome: Know what is expected of you as a teacher.
The Teacher's Role
Classroom Management
3 Lectures 28:16
Learning Outcomes: 
   1. Know how to effectively begin a course.

2. Know how to begin each class.

Beginning a Class

Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to to keep students motivated and engaged.

2. Be able to manage a class effectively.

3. Be able to to end a class efficiently.

During Class / Ending a Class

Learning Outcome: Know common types of problem student and how to deal with them.
Preview 10:55
Teaching Listening
1 Lecture 12:18
Learning Outcome: Understand the basics of teaching Listening and Reading skills.
Teaching Listening
Teaching Speaking
1 Lecture 11:24
Learning Outcome: Understand the basics of teaching Speaking skills.
Teaching Speaking
Types of Classes
3 Lectures 19:19
Learning Outcome: Know what to expect when teaching a Conversation class.
Conversation Classes

Learning Outcome: Know what to expect when teaching a Kids' class.
Kids' Classes

Learning Outcome: Know what to expect when teaching a Business English class.

If you'd like to learn more, please check out ELT Online's "Learn How to Teach Business English" course!

Business English
Books and Materials
2 Lectures 12:44
Learning Outcome: Understand how textbooks are used in Private Language Schools and Public Schools.

Learning Outcomes:

      • 1. Know the different types of materials used in the classroom.

2. Learn where to find materials for classroom use.

Lesson Planning
1 Lecture 09:35
Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the basic components of a lesson plan.

2. Know how to plan a lesson using an objectives-based lesson plan template.

Lesson Plans
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
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314 Reviews
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Quality Training for English Language Teachers & Students

ELT Online provides quality professional development opportunities to those in the field of English Language Teaching; as well as high-quality training to English Language Learners. Specialties include Business English, English for Academic Purposes, New Teacher Training, and Test Prep Courses.

The instructor, Joshua Durey has been in the field of ELT since 2003 as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. During that time he has taught in four countries and has helped 1,000s of students improve their General and Business English. He earned his BA in Business Management from the University of Arkansas, and his MA in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.

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