The In-Class 20-hour TEFL Workshop is Perfect For New Teachers Going Abroad!

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About the 20-hour In-class TEFL Workshop:

In-class Weekend TEFL Courses

The 20-hour TEFL Workshop is the only program in the world that is customized to your teaching job!

The 20-hour TEFL Workshop is perfect for those who want to:

  • Teach English at public school programs in China, South Korea (EPIK), Japan (JET Programme), Thailand, Hong Kong (NETs), the United Arab Emirates (ADEC), Turkey, and Latin America.
  • Teach at private ESL academies worldwide: After-school programs, IELTS preparation courses, and Business English.
  • Teach English to newcomers in Canada with the LINC program.

Customized TEFL Training

We will customize the course to help you prepare for the classroom situation you will experience abroad.

Lesson Plan Portfolio

You will get to create a portfolio of lesson plans that is specific to your job!

Teaching Practice Module

This course includes a 5-hour component where you will get to teach a class and observe other teachers!

Job Assistance After The Course

Get job assistance for more than 20 countries. Our free job service includes recruitment for EPIK, English First, Gaba Japan, NETs Hong Kong, online schools, and many more!

Course Syllabus:

Session 1: Student levels: Standards, assessment and classroom implications

This session will cover approaches to identifying and handling varying student skill levels. The major approaches will be covered, including:

  • Common European Framework
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks

The levels will be analyzed in some detail using specific examples in a workshop approach. Trainees will practice basic correlations between students’ skills and benchmark levels.

Session 2: Effective lesson design: The role of lesson planning

This session will cover, from a linguistic and pedagogic point of view, what there is to teach and learn:

  • Language patterns
  • Language skills
  • Combinations
  • Culture
  • Study skills

This session will also broadly consider the main lesson planning approaches and formats in Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).

  • Presentation-Practice-Production (PPP)
  • Test-Teach-Test (TTT)
  • Engage-Study-Activate (ESA)
  • Task-Based Learning (TBL)

Guided discussions will engage the group to consider the impact of levels on classroom approaches:

  • Selection of materials
  • Design of activities
  • Exploitation of materials and reinforcement of skills
  • Meta-language of the teacher

Session 3: Authenticity in the classroom

Part 1: The authentic classroom

This session will address the tenets of authenticity in English language teaching. The concept goes beyond the use of authentic material (though that remains a significant element) through to including “real life” in the classroom.

  • Understanding contexts and keeping them relevant
  • Identifying the elements that textbooks don’t cover
  • Recognizing the benefits of authenticity (and the limits)

Part 2: Authentic material

Most textbook material is developed from the linguistic aim; the aim comes first, and the material is generally developed to fit it. For this reason, the fit between the material and the aims is generally smooth. Authentic material is the opposite: the material comes first, and aims to fit it must be developed from there. This session focuses on the development of material from authentic sources. This requires a keen focus on linguistic aim and an ability to recognize key elements and adapt material for appropriate classroom use.

Session 4: Lesson development workshop with authentic material

This session puts the concepts of the previous sessions into practice. Participants will build lesson plans using authentic material. Considerations in the development of the lessons will include:

  • Preparation requirements
  • Identification of appropriate level(s)
  • Exploitation for a variety of aims
  • Choosing the best lesson design for the material and the aims
  • The place of the material in the lesson (central or peripheral)

Participants will have an opportunity to compare approaches and exchange feedback.

Sample Lesson: How Your Lesson Planning Skills Will Help You Adapt to Any Classroom Situation and Improve the Curriculum

The examples below show how different lesson planning formats and teaching approaches were used to teach the same grammar topic (The Future Perfect). Each lesson is successful because it caters to different needs, age groups, and learning styles. More importantly, the lessons use authentic material to replace the textbook.

Presentation-Practice-Production Lesson PlanPractical TEFL Course Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver

In the New Year Resolution lesson plan, she has chosen what is called the PPP lesson format which stands for Presentation, Practice, Production. In this format, she presents the topic with a fun movie, instead of a textbook. She also chooses a topic, New Year’s Resolutions, that is relevant and interesting to everyone. The PPP lesson planning format is one of the easiest formats to follow and a great starting off point for new teachers.

Task-based Learning Lesson Plan

The Best TEFL Course in Canada

Everyone can relate to this topic despite of age range or personality type. This lesson follows the Task-based Learning approach. Each task builds on itself and the learning is put into the hands of the students from the very beginning.

Engage Study Activate Lesson PlanTEFL Course for Teaching Abroad

This business English lesson plan follows the Engage, Study, Activate (ESA) format. To activate their learning, the teacher gives them an activity based on what was discussed at the beginning of the lesson. The study stage takes the students focus to the grammar point and finally the second Activate stage takes them back to what they were originally studying, the business plan, and using the grammar point in context.