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  • 1. TEFL TESOL Course Guide © International TEFL and TESOL T raining Where the world is your classroom courses@tesol-tefl.com www.teflcourse.net
  • 2. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Table of Contents 3 4 5 6-7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 International TEFL and TESOL T raining The Organization The TEFL/TESOL Certificate Price Promise/Satisfaction Guarantee Our Course Options Special Offers In-class Course Features In-class Course Content In-class Course Materials Our Online Courses Online Certificate Course Features Online Certificate Course Content Online Specialized Courses Online Diploma Courses Combined Course Assessment Trainers and Trainees TEFL/TESOL Course + Language Course Accreditation/Affiliations Job Guidance Recommended Reading © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 2
  • 3. TEFL TESOL Course Guide The Organization International TEFL and TESOL Training works with some of the world's largest TESOL/TEFL certificate course providers (including TEFL International and The International TEFL Corporation) to offer the opportunity to take an internationally recognized certificate program in an interesting and exotic location abroad or online. We understand that choosing a TEFL/TESOL training course can be quite a daunting prospect. In our quest to raise the standards of TEFL/TESOL teaching world-wide, we offer several components unique to ITTT and TEFL International (our in-class course provider). As you will see in more detail on the following pages, the hours of observed teaching practice to local, non-native English speakers during our inclass courses is exceptionally high. Also included in your training will be comprehensive language awareness (grammar) and phonology training. This prepares teachers for many grammatical and linguistic issues that students will face in the classroom. These features, along with the various options available to complete your certificate, guaranteed job placement guidance upon graduation, and accommodation provided for all in-class courses, make International TEFL and TESOL Training one of the most modern, exciting and comprehensive choices available for TEFL/TESOL certification. ITTT online courses are accredited by OTTSA (the Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency), a professional educational organization specializing in maintaining standards for online TEFL and TESOL courses. Our in-class courses are externally validated and moderated by a Board of Academic Advisors. This board includes several internationally recognized experts in the field of English Language Teaching as well as dozens of regional language experts in language teaching and teacher training. We also voluntarily comply with the standards of the British Association of TESOL Qualifying Institutions (BATQI). The principal aims of the organization are: n n n n n Increasing international understanding through education. Producing well-trained teachers who will have the necessary skills and confidence to take up a teaching position anywhere in the world. Providing the most up-to-date, modern courses available. Providing a wide range of courses that cater to all our students, as well as advice on which course best suits their specific needs. Providing professional guidance throughout our graduates' teaching careers. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 3
  • 4. TEFL TESOL Course Guide The TEFL/TESOL Certificate TEFL is Teaching English as a Foreign Language; TESOL is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The two terms are generally interchangeable. A TEFL/TESOL certificate is the major qualification required to teach English abroad. There is a huge demand for teachers around the world with opportunities in almost every country. Taking a TEFL/TESOL certificate course provides the opportunity to travel and work around the world, to gain knowledge and experience of foreign cultures and languages and to embark upon a career in teaching. No previous teaching experience or specialist qualifications are required. The only requirement is fluency in English. TEFL/TESOL employment prospects for graduates of our courses are excellent. You will find teaching job opportunities throughout the world, from Spain to South Korea, Thailand to Turkey, there are literally thousands of jobs abroad for certified TEFL/TESOL teachers. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 4
  • 5. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Price Promise Satisfaction Guarantee Price Promise We feel that our courses offer the best value for money on the market and our prices cannot be beaten. However, if you find a fully equivalent course offered at a lower price, then we will refund you the difference in price. Satisfaction Guarantee So confident are we in the quality of our courses, that if you are not fully satisfied with the service or product that you receive, then we will refund your payment with no questions asked. Please note that any refund request must be made within 72 hours of purchasing the course. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 5
  • 6. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Our Course Options International TEFL and TESOL Training opens the door to a wide range of options for completing your TEFL certificate – you can literally adapt your TEFL/TESOL teacher-training to suit your lifestyle and expectations. In-class course ITTT works with TEFL International to provide comprehensive, intensive four-week in-class training courses. n As the cost of living can be considerably lower abroad than in many western countries, the centers at many of our locations are able to offer their training courses at very competitive prices. Savings made on items such as accommodation, food, drink and entertainment during the four weeks are additional benefits of attending the course overseas. n Trainees studying with ITTT have the opportunity to experience the feeling and atmosphere of living and working abroad. As the centers are housed in the same buildings as language schools, trainees have a good opportunity to see the way a language school operates and to meet and talk with experienced teachers actually working in the industry. n Trainees are 'on the spot' for any job vacancies (of which there are usually many) at language schools in the country. n The center provides a comprehensive career advice service and help with finding that crucial first teaching position. n The training center provides accommodation at a very low price to trainees who require this service. The accommodation will usually be in a hotel, an apartment or pension shared with other teacher trainees or teachers close to the training center. n The course has a practical, 'hands-on' format, and provides the trainees with the actual skills that are necessary in the classroom. n International TEFL and TESOL Training has training centers in a number of attractive locations on every continent, including Thailand, Spain, Italy, China, France, Australia, Egypt, Costa Rica, Vietnam… International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 6
  • 7. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Online course ITTT offers a number of options for TEFL/TESOL courses that can be completed online with no physical attendance at a training center required. Trainees can choose a course either with a personal tutor to guide them through the learning process, or they can work their way through the course independently. The ITTT online courses are open to anyone who has a native-level English ability, and include job guidance on completion. They allow course participants to study at their own pace, in the comfort of their own home or even while travelling. TEFL certification can be completed with little disruption to daily life, preparing graduates for their future teaching career. Combined course For those looking for a more functional, hands-on approach to the online certification course, we offer a combined course option. This is, in essence, the best of both worlds for those who cannot immediately make the jump from their daily life into a full-time intensive in-class course but who wish to have more practical teaching practice time. The combined course allows students to study the theoretical aspects of teaching and grammar, etc. followed by in-class attendance for between seven days and two weeks at one of our training centers. The online component allows participants time to absorb the information of the course content and gives them time to prepare for the move abroad. Attendance at our training centers after completion of the online material then gives them the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Specialized courses International TEFL and TESOL Training has two specialized courses designed for teachers who are already TEFL/TESOL certified: n n Certificate in Teaching Business English Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners TESOL Diploma Course The TITC online TESOL Diploma course is the most advanced online qualification that we offer. The course is for practicing teachers or those who wish to achieve a higher level qualification having already completed a certificate-level TEFL/ TESOL course. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 7
  • 8. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Special Offers Free ebook: Complete an application form for any one of our TEFL/TESOL courses and receive a free Introduction to TEFL ebook. The free ebook covers the basics of teaching English overseas. The application process is free, simple and quick to complete and does not commit you in any way. In-class and combined course special offers: Sign up for a four-week in-class course with us before the end of certain months and receive an additional online certificate course or diploma course free of charge. These additional, advanced level courses can be taken upon completion of one of our four-week in class courses or the inclass component of a combined course: Diploma: 250-hour, research based course, is for those wishing to gain an advanced qualification that will enhance and improve your teaching knowledge. Certificate in Teaching Business English: This 50-hour certificate course covers the major areas involved in the teaching of business English and is designed for any teacher wishing to specialize in teaching adults and business people. Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners: This 50-hour certificate course would prove useful to any teacher wishing to specialize in teaching English to children and teenagers. Online certificate course special offers: Sign up for our 120-hour online certificate course with tutor support before the end of certain months and receive an additional, advanced level certificate course free of charge. Applicants have the option to choose one of the following courses: n n Certificate in Teaching Business English Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners The additional qualification will improve your resume and in addition to upgrading your teaching skills will inevitably impress potential employers. All online course graduates receive free access to our online database of lesson plans and teaching materials. These lesson plans and materials can be downloaded and/or printed and come complete with guidance notes for teachers. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 8
  • 9. TEFL TESOL Course Guide In-class Course Features The main features of the in-class TEFL/TESOL course include: n n n n n n n n n n n n n International TEFL and TESOL T raining Internationally recognized certificate Four week intensive course, 120+ hours Extensive teaching practice with different levels of genuine local English language students (six to eight hours minimum) Comprehensive course materials that will prove a useful resource throughout your TEFL career Fully-equipped resource center Experienced trainers Extensive guided lesson preparation Lifelong job guidance assistance Accommodation which can be provided at competitive rates Airport greeting and transfer for certain locations Optional social program Introductory seminars to local culture, traditions and customs Hundreds of course dates per year – full dates list at http://www.teflcourse.net/tefl-courses-dates-fees/ © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 9
  • 10. TEFL TESOL Course Guide In-class Course Content The course is essentially practical and is assessed continuously. This is a typical course schedule (note that this is an example and timetables will vary from location to location): In the morning, there are input sessions on the skills and methods of teaching. The afternoon /evening consists of teaching practice (in small groups), lesson observation and lesson preparation. The course is, by nature, very intensive. The course is divided into six areas: 1. Classroom Management This topic includes classroom arrangement, resource materials, maintaining discipline, giving instructions, the role of the student and teacher etc. 2. Teaching skills This is a very practical element of the course aimed at building the candidates skills in areas such as teaching grammar, vocabulary, business English, creating own materials, correction skills etc. 3. Grammar/Language awareness This section of the course aims to consolidate the trainees' knowledge of grammar and provide practical ideas as to how it can be taught. 4. Phonology/Pronunciation Focuses on areas such as stress, intonation, rhythm and the International Phonetic Alphabet. 5. Unknown Language Trainees are put in the position of language students and will be taught an unknown foreign language. This gives candidates a chance to view lessons as a student and note techniques used by the teacher when teaching beginners. 6. Teaching Practice This is the most practical element of the course. The trainees teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt on the course. Through continuous assessment, thorough feedback and evaluation, trainees are kept up to date on their progress. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 10
  • 11. TEFL TESOL Course Guide In-class Course Materials Trainees will be given detailed handbooks for the following areas of the course: n n n n Teaching Skills Language Awareness Phonetics Classroom Management These high quality materials are the basis for the input sessions and will provide the trainees with valuable reference resources. Although the center provides course handbooks and materials for the course you will need two A4 folders which should be organised as follows: The course log n n n Teaching Practice – for each lesson, full lesson plan, materials used, self assessment and the tutors assessment Unknown Language Journal – for each lesson file a report Lesson Observation Journal – for each lesson file a report These logs form a record of the course and will be checked during moderation. Your own notes file During input sessions you will receive numerous handouts and may want to take your own notes as well. We suggest dividing the file under the following headings: n n n n n Timetable Classroom management Teaching skills Grammar Phonology International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 11
  • 12. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Our Online Courses International TEFL and TESOL Training provides a variety of practical, high-quality online TEFL/TESOL certificate-level courses, both with and without a course tutor. The International TEFL Corporation (TITC) offers certification courses in business English (CTBE) and teaching English to young learners (CTEYL), and an advanced Diploma in TESOL. 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Course with or without Tutor Support The 120-hour online TEFL/TESOL course covers all the main aspects of English teaching, including classroom management, teaching skills, lesson planning, observation of an experienced teacher on video, language awareness (grammar), and teaching pronunciation and phonology. The course can be taken with or without the support of a course tutor. Course participants are assessed by completing 20 online tests, plus a final lesson plan. The 120-hour course with tutor support also comes with a series of videos to complement the course units. 60-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Course with or without Tutor Support The ITTT 60-hour online TEFL/TESOL course includes units on classroom management, observation of an experienced teacher on video, teaching skills and lesson planning. The 60-hour course can also be taken with or without a course tutor, and the course is assessed by means of 10 online tests, plus a final lesson plan. The 60-hour course with tutor support also includes a series of videos to complement the course units. 250-hour Online TESOL Diploma Course with or without Tutor Support This is an advanced course intended for teachers who already have a TEFL/TESOL certification. This research-based course comes with or without tutor support, and is assessed by means of two comprehensive tests and a final thesis. 50-hour Certificate in Teaching Business English with or without Tutor Support: CTBE The demand for teachers who are qualified to teach business English is expanding. Our CTBE course comes with or without tutor support, and is available to those who already have a TEFL/TESOL (or equivalent) certification. 50-hour Certificate in Teaching Young learners with or without Tutor Support: CTEYL Teaching English to young learners is also a growing area. Our online certification course in teaching English to young learners can also be completed in addition to a TEFL/TESOL certification course. Details and current pricing of all courses at http://www.teflonline.net/tefl-online-courses/ International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 12
  • 13. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Online Certificate Course Features Once the payment for your ITTT online course has been received, you will be sent a username and password that will allow you to log in to your course control panel. Here you will find all the information you need to start the course, including full instructions. Initially, the course introduction and unit 1 will be available to you, with a worksheet at the end of the unit. You read and absorb the material in the first unit and then complete the task sheet independently. Once you’re happy that you’ve understood the unit contents, you would then complete the online test. As soon as you’ve submitted the test, the results for unit 1 will be displayed, and unit 2 will then become available to you. This is how you proceed through the course, with your overall score given throughout. Technical assistance is available to all course participants, and those that have chosen a course that includes tutor support are able to contact their tutor at any time regarding any aspect of the course they would like extra guidance with, or any TEFL/TESOL-related question. Once all course units have been completed, the final task is a lesson plan, which will be submitted and reviewed by ITTT staff. After successfully completing all course units and the final lesson plan, you will be asked to confirm your postal address, where you will receive your TEFL or TESOL certificate and a letter of recommendation. The course has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility. As long as you complete the course within six months of starting the course you can work at a pace that suits you. The maximum number of units you can work on per day is three, so you could theoretically complete the course within a week to ten days. You should probably allow for about five or six hours per unit (on average) to allow you to read and absorb the material, complete the task sheet and submit the test. In order to get the maximum benefit from the course we recommend working on just a single unit per day. This will allow you to complete the course in under four weeks and will give you time to understand the lesson fully and digest the contents. However, if you wish to work through the course more quickly, or slowly, the choice is of course yours. The ITTT course is unique for an online TEFL/TESOL course as it enables graduates to receive ongoing career support and teacher development after completion and provides an opportunity to see 'real' lessons through our video. This course aims to provide a solid introduction to the world of teaching English as a foreign language. Upon completion of the course graduates should have a good working knowledge of the English grammatical system (120-hour course only) and an awareness of the skills and techniques required for successful language teaching. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 13
  • 14. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Online Certificate Course Content The course is divided into two main areas – teaching skills and language awareness. The teaching skills component provides details of the techniques and skills required by teachers in the classroom while the language awareness component gives a solid foundation course in English grammar. The course consists of either 20 units, covering teaching skills, language awareness (grammar) and phonology, or 10 units covering teaching skills only. Course components are carefully chosen and organized to ensure a gradual build up of knowledge whilst not overloading students with too much information at any one time. These units allow you to work through the course at a pace that suits your requirements. In addition, you will receive several post-course units with supplementary information including general classroom tips and TEFL/TESOL employment opportunities. Post course job guidance: TITC will provide all possible assistance in finding a teaching position after you have completed the course. This includes the following support services: n n n n n Resume/CV preparation Information on likely sources of TEFL/TESOL vacancies Job guidance counseling Job search and application Interview preparation We are happy to provide this assistance after the course. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 14
  • 15. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Online Specialized Courses The practice of Teaching English as a Foreign Language often branches into specialized areas focusing on teaching specific groups of learners. Worldwide demand for EFL teachers qualified in these fields is increasing and ITTT is at the forefront in preparing teachers with the necessary skills to teach English to Young Learners (TEYL) and to Teach Business English (TBE). The benefits of becoming certified to teach business or young learners are many and you will find that holding such qualifications not only improves your teaching ability but of course your employability. Each of our specialized courses consists of modular units and each course necessitates approximately 50 hours of study. The TEYL and TBE courses are designed for TEFL/TESOL and equivalent certified teachers, and prior experience or training in either field is not required to complete either course. Certificate in Teaching Business English course Upon completion of the CTBE online certification course, graduates will be able to: n n n n n n Consider and discuss, using terminology that is standard within the industry, the role of Business English teaching. Create a teaching syllabus based on the assessment of a clients needs. Have realistic ideas for the creation of individual lessons which are tailored to the client's requirements and also have clear ideas on how to deliver the lessons to a wide range of target groups. Locate and create materials for teaching business English. Create and apply assessment procedures pre-course, course and post course. Understand the role of a teacher of business English in a wide variety of situations. Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners course Completing the CTEYL online certification course trains graduates to: n n n n n n Evaluate and discuss, using industry standard terminology, the function of teaching English to young learners. Construct a syllabus based on your students' needs assessment. Create realistic individual lesson plans tailored to the young learners' needs and have clear ideas for delivering those lessons to many different kinds of students. Source and construct materials for creating English for young learners lessons. Construct and implement assessment methodologies for before, during and after a course. Comprehend the role of teaching English to young learners in many different situations. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 15
  • 16. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Online Diploma Courses The Online TESOL Diploma is our most advanced course. This is a course for current TEFL/TESOL qualified teachers who want to further their training and gain a higher qualification. Benefits of completing our TESOL Diploma course include: n n n deepening your teacher development and education more potential income due to a higher level of training potential for obtaining a more prestigious teaching position Online TESOL Diploma Course Content We organize our course into 12 modules. All modules with the exception of the last require approximately 16 hours of study – 175 hours overall. The last module is a research based thesis, which generally requires 75 hours to finish. At least 250 hours are therefore required to complete the course. Assessment with or without Tutor Support The 12-unit research-based course is divided into two sections, and participants initially have access to modules 1 to 6. A task sheet accompanies each module, which is completed after studying the associated material, and is intended to selfmonitor progress. Once the sixth module has been completed, the test for that section can be downloaded. After successfully completing the test, the process is repeated for modules 7 to 11 and a second test taken. A research thesis is then required. The DipTESOL Diploma is issued after successful completion of both tests and the research thesis. Online TESOL Diploma Course pre-requisites To take this advanced level course applicants must fulfill the following criteria: n n n have completed a TEFL/TESOL or equivalent certificate course be or have been a practising teacher be able to finish all the course content and projects within 12 months International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 16
  • 17. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Combined Course Traditionally, TEFL/TESOL certificate courses have been offered either as four-week, intensive courses in a classroom setting or as 100% distance learning. ITTT can see benefits to both forms of study and has combined the best of both methods into a new and exciting course. The online element of the course (outlined earlier in this document) can take between two weeks and six months to complete (depending how quickly you want/are able to work through the course) and comes with full online tutor support. Attendance at the training center is for seven or ten days. This course is ideal for those students who don't work to their best potential in intensive learning programs or for students who don't have four weeks to commit to an intensive course. Completion of this combined course results in full certification. Please note that this course is only available at certain training centers. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 17
  • 18. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Assessment The in-class TEFL/TESOL course is assessed as follows: n n n n n Teaching practice Material compilation Unknown language journal Lesson observation journal Grammar and phonology test The teaching practice grade is the most important and constitutes the majority of the overall grade. Successful trainees receive an official certificate showing completion of the course. They will also be issued with a recommendation letter from TEFL International, reflecting upon their performance during the course. The individual centers are always prepared to issue a reference and further information if requested. The International TEFL and TESOL Training online courses are completed via a series of tests undertaken progressively, one at a time via an online control panel. ITTT online courses can be completed with or without tutor support, and the courses with tutor also come with a series of videos to accompany the units. Most people require approximately six hours to complete each unit. Upon successful completion of the course, an embossed TEFL or TESOL certificate and a letter of recommendation are sent in the post to any address worldwide. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 18
  • 19. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Trainers and Trainees The Teacher Trainers All of our teacher trainers have been involved in teaching and teacher training for a number of years. They are all still active teachers and therefore are fully aware of the classroom situations facing EFL teachers today. Each in-class group will have input from a number of trainers during the course. Trainees will also have the opportunity to observe the trainers teaching classes of native students during the course. For our online students, should you choose to have a online tutor assigned, he or she is available throughout the course to answer any questions that you may have, as well as providing any help that you may require. You are welcome to contact a tutor by email at any time and you should receive a reply within one working day.All online tutors are also experienced teacher trainers and English teachers. The Trainees Due to the flexibility of all the options you have through International TEFL and TESOL Training, our programs are ideal for people from all walks of life; from university students abroad on their year overseas, students on summer or winter break, professionals looking for a career change, working and stay-at-home parents, etc. Applications are welcomed from all interested parties, regardless of nationality. The only requirements are a proficient level of English and a willingness to adapt to the intensive nature of the course, should you chose to attend one of our inclass courses. A degree isn't necessary to attend, but some further education experience is an advantage. ITTT has trained teachers from many backgrounds and ages with great success. We consider it our responsibility to guide trainees to successful completion of the course. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 19
  • 20. TEFL TESOL Course Guide TEFL/TESOL Course + Language Course Our six or eight-week programs unite our four-week in-class TEFL/TESOL course with a two or four-week language course. This combined language and TEFL/TESOL certification program offers a unique opportunity to become qualified with an internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate and at the same time to immerse yourself in the local culture while improving your language skills. A TEFL certificate will enable you to teach English throughout the world, and knowing some of the local language will make living wherever you choose that much easier. For further information relating to our language course options please visit our language course web site: www.languagesinaction.com Currently, the TEFL/TESOL course + language course option is available at centers in Spain, Italy, China and Egypt, though this list is subject to change. For more details and current pricing, please visit our website at www.teflcourse.net/tefl-courses-languages/. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 20
  • 21. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Accreditation/Affiliations Online courses: The ITTT online TEFL/TESOL courses are fully accredited by the Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency. OTTSA is a professional educational organization dedicated to raising teacher-training industry standards, specifically online courses in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. In-class courses: TEFL International in-class courses are externally validated and moderated by a Board of Academic Advisors. This board includes several internationally recognized experts in the field of English Language Teaching as well as dozens of regional language experts in language teaching and teacher training. Both international and regional members advise TEFL International staff on our teacher training centers worldwide. International board members visit our training centers worldwide. Members also participate as keynote speakers at free national teacher training conferences, and workshops sponsored and hosted by TEFL International. They also provide us with advice on the quality of our training programs in the region they visit, and advise us how our programs can adapt and change with growing trends in teacher training. International board members are not TEFL International moderators, but industry experts that advise our centers and participate in teacher training initiatives. IATEFL ITTT is an institutional member of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). See www.iatefl.org for more details of this organization. UK College of Teachers TITC is an Institutional Member of the UK College of Teachers. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 21
  • 22. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Job Guidance Once you have completed your TEFL/TESOL course and gained certification to teach English as a foreign language you will be eligible for TEFL/TESOL jobs in countries all over the world. With our reputation as a world leading English teacher training institute, you could be teaching English as a foreign language in the location of your choice in no time at all. Many graduates of our courses worldwide have secured English teaching positions before completing their training program. The highly regarded training you receive during the course gives you a head start when applying for TEFL or TESOL positions worldwide. Our teachers are required all over the world, so it's never difficult to find a job that will suit you perfectly. There is a continued growing demand for qualified English teachers across the globe, as English is rapidly becoming the world's foremost international language. For examples of TEFL jobs in a range of diverse locations, please view our extensive list of postings at www.teflcourse.net/tefl-jobs/. Bear in mind that teaching jobs listed on our web site are only an example of TEFL/TESOL jobs currently available. You will be given comprehensive job seeking advice and tips during the TEFL course itself and for the duration of your teaching career. This advice includes; finding advertised jobs, what to look for in a job advertisement, questions to ask schools, questions schools may ask you, benchmarking pay and conditions, how to prepare for an interview and more. All trainees will be given expert assistance in finding that vital first teaching position, both during and after completion of the course. The company has contacts with many language schools throughout the world that are always keen to hire graduates of our courses. We maintain an extensive database of TEFL/TESOL employers worldwide, the contents of which are available to our graduates throughout their teaching careers. Anyone holding one of our TEFL or TESOL certificates should have little trouble in finding a teaching position. There are literally thousands of options available for public and private sector TEFL/TESOL teachers. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 22
  • 23. TEFL TESOL Course Guide Recommended Reading The following books have been found useful by many teachers, during both their TEFL course and teaching careers: The Practice of English Language Teaching, by Jeremy Harmer (Longman) How to Teach English, by Jeremy Harmer (Longman) English Grammar in Use, by Raymond Murphy (CUP) Practical English Usage, by M. Swan (OUP) Practical English Grammar, by A.J. Thomson and A.V. Martinet (OUP,1990) Collins, Cobuild English Dictionary (Collins) How English Works, by Swan/Walter (OUP) More Grammar Games, by Rinvolucri and Davis (CUP) Grammar Practice Activities, by Penny Ur (CUP) Grammar Games and Activities, by Peter Watcyn-Jones (Penguin) The Resourceful English Teacher, by Chandler/Stone (Delta) Teaching English Abroad, by Susan Griffith (Crimson Publishing) It is certainly not essential to have all (or any) of the above. However we would particularly recommend books by Harmer and Murphy. International TEFL and TESOL T raining © Where the world is your classroom Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 23
  • 24. TEFL TESOL Course Guide © International TEFL and TESOL T raining 367/11-12 Yaowarat Road Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel/fax +66 (0)76 236306 Email courses@tesol-tefl.com Web www.teflcourse.net