In this certificate course, you will get the essential skills for teaching English abroad. Included:
– 6 units that deal with relevant topics on English teaching
– 6 practice tasks which are reviewed by a personal tutor
– Self reflection journals
– Extra readings
– Discussion forums where you can exchange ideas with teachers from around the world UNIT 1: THE TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS
The English Language
The Learner & Learning Styles
Types of Learners
Lesson 1.3 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher
The Roles of a Teacher
Lesson 1.4 Approaches & Teaching Methodologies
Lesson 1.5 Motivation
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Lesson 2.1 Relationship Between Language Structure & Vocabulary
The Role of Vocabulary
Items that Constitute Vocabulary
Lesson 2.2 Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary
Lesson 2.3 Games & Activities to Teach Vocabulary
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Lesson 3.1 Why Grammar?
Problems Teaching Grammar
Advantages of Teaching Grammar
Lesson 3.2 Model: Introducing a New Language Structure
Lesson 3.3 Identifying the Stages & Giving Comments.
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Lesson 4A.1 Receptive Skills You will discuss aspects related to the receptive skills. You will study some strategies and activities to develop your students’ reading and listening skills.
Strategies for Reading & Listening: Skimming Scanning, Prediction, Detailed Information, Deduction and Context Clues
Lesson 4A.2 Model: Presentation of a Reading or Listening Activity You will analyze a model lesson plan for reading or listening class and will create your own lesson plan based on this model.
Ideas & Tasks for a Reading or Listening Activity
Lesson 4B.1 Productive Skills (speaking and writing) Characteristics of the Productive Skills
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Lesson 5.1 Communication You will be aware of and will observe aspects related to verbal and non-verbal communication.
Lesson 5.2 Interaction & Grouping You will be made aware of different forms of classroom interaction and you will explore ideas of group formation.
Lesson 5.3 Teaching Aids & Materials You will be aware and will reflect on some of the advantages and disadvantages of selecting different types of teaching aids to support your class.
Lesson 5.4 Error Correction You will identify the differences between error mistake and you will be aware of some techniques to correct errors.
Lesson 5.5 Discipline You will be aware of what causes indiscipline in a classroom and how this can be prevented in order to promote effective learning.
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Lesson 6.1 Essential Ingredients for an Effectively Planned Lesson
Pre-Lesson & Post-Lesson Check Lists
Evaluating a Lesson Plan
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