The Basics: How to Teach English Abroad (Language Teaching)
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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.
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|Section 1: Finding a Teaching Job Abroad|
|Lecture 2||3 pages|
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.
|Lecture 3||2 pages|
|Learning Outcome: Know where to find legitimate teaching jobs abroad.|
|Lecture 4||2 pages|
|Learning Outcome: Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different types of schools.|
|Lecture 5||4 pages|
|Learning Outcome: Prepare a checklist of essential things to do before leaving.|
|Section 2: Arrival|
|Learning Outcome: Know what to expect shortly after arriving in your new country.|
|Learning Outcome: Understand what Culture Shock is and how to deal with it.|
|Section 3: Methodology|
|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.|
|Section 4: Classroom Management|
1. Know how to effectively begin a course.
2. Know how to begin each class.
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.
|Learning Outcome: Know common types of problem student and how to deal with them.|
|Section 5: Teaching Listening|
|Learning Outcome: Understand the basics of teaching Listening and Reading skills.|
|Section 6: Teaching Speaking|
|Learning Outcome: Understand the basics of teaching Speaking skills.|
|Section 7: Types of Classes|
|Learning Outcome: Know what to expect when teaching a Conversation class.|
|Learning Outcome: Know what to expect when teaching a Kids' class.|
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!
|Section 8: Books and Materials|
|Learning Outcome: Understand how textbooks are used in Private Language Schools and Public Schools.|
2. Learn where to find materials for classroom use.
|Section 9: Lesson Planning|
1. Understand the basic components of a lesson plan.
2. Know how to plan a lesson using an objectives-based lesson plan template.
|Section 10: Assessments|
1. Know what kinds of tests you will need to give.
2. Understand the basics of test design.
|Section 11: Course Wrap-Up|
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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.