It is ideal for those starting their career in ELT who need a recognised qualification to help them progress. It's also suitable for experienced English language teachers wishing to upgrade their skills and qualifications, or professional teachers wishing to move into ELT.
It is highly flexible. It can be taught full time or part time, and by a choice of training methods, including distance learning.
It consists of two modules:
- Foundations of English Language Teaching (FELT) requires about 100 hours of study and is assessed by a multiple choice test.
- Supervised Teaching Practice (STP), requiring about 50 hours, is assessed by observation of classroom teaching and by a portfolio of written work.
A set of 11 self instruction booklets to support the FELT module, and with a video showing teachers in action, to use for standardisation and training.
Foundations of Language Teaching
Supervised Teaching Practice (STP)
Part A – Foundations of Language Teaching
The component of this course requires about 100 hours of study and is assessed by a multiple choice test. The learners engage in 11 small units of work that include face-to-face sessions, on-line tutorials, personal tutorials, study of support materials and written assignments.
- Learning about the language
- Teaching productive skills – speaking
- Planning effective learning
- Learning and teaching
- Teaching the language systems
- Teaching productive skills – writing
- Resources for teacher
- Choices in the classroom
- Teaching receptive skills
- Learning styles and learner training
- Teaching verses testing
Part B – English Communication
This part aims to improve participants’ reading, writing, oral and speaking communication skills in English for this cosmopolitan environment. Emphasis will be placed on promoting interactive experience sharing in case studies, group discussions, and simulated language tasks at work and daily life situations. By the end of the course, students will have a great range of English knowledge and skills for appropriate applications and successful communication in diverse daily life, business and educational contexts.
Part C – Supervised Teaching Practice (STP)
The objectives for the STP are:
1. Working as a team
2. Lesson Planning
3. Classroom techniques
4. Language analysis for teaching
5. Assessing learner achievements
6. Accurate language models
7. Developing teaching materials
8. Student rapport
9. Providing feedback
10. Classroom management
The STP includes teaching, observations, feedback sessions, writing a teaching journal, lesson planning and compiling a portfolio. This unit is assessed by observation of classroom teaching and by a portfolio of written work.