In-Class 20-hour Lesson Planning Workshop

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In-class Weekend TEFL Courses

Who is This Workshop For?

The in-class 20-hour TEFL Workshop is perfect for anyone who completed a TEFL / TESOL / TESL course and would like to get extra lesson planning training for specific classroom situations  that you want to be ready for.

This weekend workshop will truly help you to overcome the challenges that are unique to the experience in the specific context you want to teach English in.

How is this course unique?

The 20-hour TEFL Workshop is the only program of its kind because you can use your prospective job as a case study to plan a curriculum using unique lesson plans that meet your students needs. By the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of lesson plans that are specific to the experience you will encounter abroad.

If you do not know where you want to teach abroad, you can create a portfolio of lesson plans to show prospective employers your planning skills.

This course includes a 5-hour Practical component where you will get to observe other lessons and teach your lesson plan!

The 20-hour TEFL Workshop is a great professional development course. Whether you completed an advanced TESOL course such as the ones offered by OnTESOL, CELTA, or Trinity CertTESOL, or an introductory program such as the ones offered by Oxford Seminars or The University of Toronto, this course will really give you the tools that you need to become a creative teacher and love your career.

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Save 40% now! Enroll before November 15 to reserve your place and save 40% on the next TEFL Workshop in your city.

Tuition Fee: $239 (40% OFF – Original: $399)

Next Course 2018: January dates TBA in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Edmonton.


About the TEFL Workshop:

This 20-hour TEFL workshop focuses on the use of authentic material for different ESL levels. It will give you the opportunity to prepare lessons that are customized to your future students before you go abroad! The course also includes a 5-hour teaching practice module to prepare you for the classroom.

Includes Free Job Placement!

Those who complete the 20-hour Workshop receive free job placement assistance in China, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, and online (Some positions may require a 120-hour TESOL or TEFL certificate)


20-hour TEFL Workshop Syllabus:

Sessions 1 and 2 take place on Saturday. Sessions 3 and 4 take place on Sunday.

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.