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Our flagship premier online course (immediately accessible upon enrolment)

The sequence of sections is crucial for building knowledge and then applying knowledge to the learning environment. Hence we have designed our 140- hours Premier course to get you to understand the basic principles of EFL. In addition, our programme is designed to get you to learn teaching skills, grammar and learn how to plan and then apply all your knowledge to teach the English language. The online course consists of eight mandatory units. All eight units are assessed. You have 2 weeks to complete the modules

The following courses are offered online
1. Lesson Planning
2. Teaching English Vocabulary
3. Teaching Pronunciation
4. Understanding English Grammar
5. Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
6. Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
7. Teaching English Grammar
8. Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language


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Introduction

This teacher reference material has been written with an eye to the different teaching environments that challenge you as a Teacher or Volunteer. Produced by a team of TEFL teacher trainers, most with years of experience, this manual provides practical strategies for coping with classes, outdated textbooks, irrelevant curricula, and no duplication equipment.

The collection of TEFL teaching suggestions, lessons, and activities in these chapters will give you an opportunity to learn from the experiences (and mistakes) of others. The ideas we have collected in these chapters offer:

  1. · current approaches to large, multilevel classes,
  2. · helpful management tips collected from experienced teachers,
  3. · suggestions to help you assess student needs, appreciate their preferences, and design lessons to meet a variety of learning styles,
  4. · information about planning and implementing a content-based, thematic curriculum that is relevant to the school and community setting,
  5. · descriptions and samples of whole class, paired, small group, and individual study activities,
  6. · information about ways to assess language skills, and
  7. · Iistings of recommended resources and sources of support.

As you read through Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to Large, Multilevel Classes you will find that this information is organized to help you answer four key questions:

Your host country requested an English education project to improve opportunities for future development. English language skills provide access to information and technology from around the world. While your students are learning English, they also have an opportunity to stretch their minds in new ways. Through communicative activities, they have their ideas challenged and they are exposed to an active style of learning. And working with enthusiastic Teacher like yourself, students and teachers raise their aspirations and ideas of what is possible to achieve.

As educators, we believe that one of the greatest obstacles to development is ignorance. And the only way to fight ignorance is through the determined efforts of teachers like yourselves. The dedication that you bring to your work has been a powerful impetus for change. But without a realistic, systematic plan of action, you can become exhausted and discouraged. We encourage you to be creative, yet caution you to organize and pace yourself.

Recognizing that Volunteers are infinitely resourceful, we hope that this manual will inspire you to promote cooperation, address relevant issues, and challenge students to think critically about how to address the problems in their lives. And in the spirit of cooperation, as you develop effective lessons and materials, we hope that you will organize yourselves to brighten the way for future teachers and Volunteers.

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