TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a set of conferences run under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED has always believed that good ideas have the power to change attitudes and lives. With this passionate philosophy in mind, TED Talks was born. In this course, you will learn how TED Talks and TED Ed. will add life to your EFL lessons while you interest your students in relevant topics.
Benefits of using TED Talks in the classroom
Teaching, especially a foreign language, is all about getting students to share their ideas in the classroom. TED aids teachers in bringing these ideas into conversation and debate. TED Talks are more than just an article, a book, or an audio file found in a course book. Yes, these resources all contain useful information and vocabulary. However, at their very best, they are not as engaging as perhaps they could be. These are conferences that spark genuine interest and provoke real conversation!
Lesson plans featuring TED Talks can be used to explore authentic and diverse points of view, interesting questions, or even bring world conflict into classroom discussions. Students will be able to get into the topic, understand something beyond the language they are learning, and share their views in an authentic and interesting way. Whether you plan to use original TED Talks or TED Ed. videos, you can find out how to engage students of all ages in your classroom.
This 10-Hour Specialty Certificate Program is divided into the following units:
Unit 1 – What are TED Talks?
TED Talks introduction and background
2 benefits of using TED Talks in the classroom Unit 2 – General Guidelines
2.1 Choosing the right TED Talks for my class
2.2 What you need to know before you teach using TED Talks Unit 3 – Ideas and Examples for Using TED Talks
3.1 Ideas for speaking and vocabulary
3.2 Ideas for discussion and debate Unit 4 – Planning a Lesson around TED Talks
4.1 Tips for teaching lower levels
4.2 Lessons to get you started
Obtain the highest credentials for the Job Offer Program and job contacts worldwide. You will be ready to teach any level and any age group! Only this program includes the Grammar Section.
STANDARD: $275 USD WAS: $381 USD
This certificate program provides the essential elements for teaching jobs worldwide. This 120 hour course offers the teaching skills necessary for an ESL or EFL classroom.
BASIC: $250 USD WAS: $355 USD
Get the fundamentals for Teaching English as a Foreign Language! If your teaching career will be of temporary means or if you simply want an introduction of the TEFL world, this is your best option! Although this course does not qualify you for the Job Offer Program, you will obtain lifelong job guidance and contacts worldwide. And fear not! This program also offers tutor support and feedback. If you crave further knowledge in the English teaching field, you can later on enroll in a Specialty Certificate Program.