TEFL COURSE

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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An intensive, 7 day theoretical and skills development course in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.

We offer an internationally recognised Certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in Cape Town and other centres throughout South Africa. We have trained TEFL teachers on an ongoing basis for 16 years and are well established in the TEFL Training field. 

Our course is designed to develop the skills required to be a TEFL teacher and to make you aware of your own language and the difficulty faced by those who seek to learn it. Educational, psychological and linguistic theory is reviewed where relevant but the focus is more practical than theoretical; after all, it is not the knowledge we are after but the skill. 

Observation and teaching practice would take place over two weeks, depending on the person’s training and background

For those wishing to teach English while travelling or working abroad our course is a wonderful opportunity to add to your skills or make a career change.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to language teaching
  • Classroom Management
  • Contextualisation and getting meaning across
  • Lesson planning
  • Receptive skills procedure
  • Lesson formats
  • Teaching conversation
  • Activities and materials
  • Language awareness
  • Practical aspects
  • Opportunities

COURSE MATERIALS 

Course participants will be supplied with a manual which consolidates concepts covered on the course and students are encouraged to keep their own notes. Good English Grammar and Teaching books are discussed during the course. A list of recommended books is included in the information package.

COURSE ASSESSMENT 

We require candidates to meet the high standards of the course, and we evaluate course participants in three ways: 

1. Course participation 
Attendance and level of course participation are recorded and assessed by the trainer.
2. Project
Candidates are required to submit a lesson planning project and will receive continual feedback assessment on all tasks
3. Course participants who receive positive feedback and assessments on all points will receive a certificate indicating a grading of the candidate’s performance in each area. When a candidate does not meet the criteria or is struggling in any area of assessment, the course trainer will assist with further input and practice, modules may need to be redone or additional practice could be arranged. As the course trainer works closely with all participants and monitors each participant’s progress from the beginning, there is plenty of time to work on any areas needing improving.

TEFL COURSE DATES CAPE TOWN 2019

DATES:

19th January – 26th January
9th February – 16th February
2nd March – 9th March
30th March – 6th April
4th May – 11th May
15th June – 22nd June
6th July – 13th July
17th August – 24th August
7th September – 14th September
12th October – 19th October
2nd November – 9th November
23rd November – 30th November

TEFL – R5800 (50 hours)

* Course dates may change depending on public holidays and/or demand. Please check on the above dates with the office.

** School holiday course

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CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance on our course is not automatic. We do require that all applicants have English first language proficiency and tertiary education or work experience. Accent and use of English is very important if you wish to compete in an international TEFL environment.

At least 18 years of age

Matriculated, preferably with some tertiary education or work experience

An interview (face-to-face or telephonically) and pre-course task may be required

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Difference between TEFL & TESOL?

There is no fundamental difference in methodology. Completely foreign contexts (where people learning English are exposed to absolutely no English outside the classroom) are becoming increasingly rare. TESOL is a catch-all term for foreign and second/additional language contexts. 

We use the term TESOL for our comprehensive course because the trend in the field is increasingly tending to the use of TESOL rather than TEFL. Longer courses of 100+ hours are also becoming increasingly common. 

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difference between a TESOL certificate and the CELTA?

The TESOL course covers the same content as the CELTA and is constantly updated to keep abreast of international best practice. The only real difference is that the TESOL course is not moderated or accredited by Cambridge University.

This means that we avoid having to pay Cambridge a fee and are thus able to offer the training at a substantially lower cost.

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TESOL SOUTH AFRICA - 56 / 66 Main Rd, Claremont, Cape Town   +27 (0) 21 674-4118

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