Course Content

Written by experienced teacher trainers, the 120 hour Certificate course includes seventeen interactive units including a fun diagnostic test (U1) designed to test your TEFL.

The course includes a printable certificate available on successful completion of the following units:

English Grammar

U 2: Tense and Aspect

  • Tense and Aspect Defined

  • Irregular Verb Forms

  • Thirteen English Tenses

  • Auxiliary Verbs

  • Focus on Tense

  • Passive Voice

  • End of Unit Test

U 3: Modality

  • Expressing Modality

  • Pure Modals

  • Degrees of Certainty

  • Intrinsic Modality

  • Problems for Learners

  • Teaching Modal Verbs

  • End of Unit Test

U 4: Teaching the Functions of Language

  • Communicative Functions

  • Dialogue Analysis  

  • Teaching Functions in Context

  • End of Unit Test

U 5: Teaching Hypothetical Meaning

  • Factual Meanings vs. Hypothetical Meaning
  • Hypothetical expressions 

  • Hypothetical Modals

  • Conditional Sentences

  • End of Unit Test


Phonology

U 6: Teaching the Sounds of English 

  • Phonology Defined

  • Phonemic System

  • Sounds vs. Letters

  • Vowel Sounds

  • Consonant Sounds

  • Ideas for Teaching

  • End of Unit Test

U 7: Teaching Stress, Rhythm and Intonation

  • Word Stress

  • Syllable Stress

  • Unstressed Syllables

  • Sentence Stress

  • Rhythm

  • Weak Forms

  • Contractions

  • Assimilation

  • Elision

  • Liaison

  • Intonation

  • Teaching Connected Speech

  • End of Unit Test

 

Skills

U 8: Teaching Speaking 

  • The Skill of Speaking

  • Speaking vs. Writing

  • Genre

  • Discourse Markers

  • Paralinguistic Features

  • Teaching Ideas

  • End of Unit Test

U 9: Teaching Listening 

  • Reasons for Listening

  • Learner Difficulties

  • Understanding Listening Input

  • Text Types

  • Listening Sub-skills

  • Classroom Listening Activities

  • Stages of a Listening Lesson

  • Developing Listening Skills

  • End of Unit Test

U 10: Teaching Reading 

  • How We Read

  • Reading in Another Language

  • The Sub Skills of Reading

  • Skimming and Scanning

  • Deducing and Inferring information

  • Extensive and Intensive Reading

  • Reading in the Classroom

  • Types of Reading Activities

  • A Reading Lesson

  • End of Unit Test

U 11: Teaching Writing 

  • The Skill of Writing

  • Written Genres

  • Writing Sub-skills

  • Handwriting

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Cohesion

  • Stages of Writing

  • Product and Process Writing

  • Writing Activities

  • End of Unit Test


Teaching in Action<

U 12: How to Teach Grammar

  • Teaching Grammar By Contrasting Tenses

  • Teaching Grammar From Rules

  • Teaching Grammar With Timelines

  • Teaching Grammar Through Texts

  • Teaching Grammar Through Examples

  • Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Grammar

  • End of Unit Test

U 13: How to Teach Vocabulary

  • Knowing A Word

  • Selecting Vocabulary to Teach

  • Typical Learner Difficulties

  • Word Formation

  • Semantic Relationships

  • End of Unit Test

 

  • Reasons for Errors in Language Production

  • Classifying Errors

  • Correcting Spoken Errors 

  • Accuracy vs. Fluency

  • Correcting Written Errors

  • End of Unit Test

U15: Assessment 

  • What to Assess

  • When to Assess

  • Initial Assessment

  • Diagnostic Assessment

  • Formative Assessment

  • Summative Assessment

  • Features of a Good Test

  • Formal Assessment

  • Informal Assessment

  • Concept Questions

  • Peer and Self-Assessment

  • End of Unit Test

U 16: Classroom Management 

  • Classroom Management Defined

  • Managing the Physical Environment

  • Managing Classroom Interaction

  • Teacher Talk Time

  • Instruction Giving

  • Classroom Dynamic

  •  Quality Assurance

  • Teacher Self-evaluation

  • Planning

  • Management skills

  • Classroom Scenarios

  • Top 10 Tips for Newly Qualified Teachers

  • End of Unit Test

 U 17: Lesson Planning 

  • Importance of Planning

  • Planning Considerations

  • The Lesson Plan

  • What to Include

  • Focus on Aims

  • Putting It All Together

  • End of Unit Test

 

 

  

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N.B. The course fee entitles you to six months access in which to complete the course.