The International TEFL and TESOL Training:
The International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) is a professional training organization that offers internationally-accredited classroom-based TEFL courses in 27 countries worldwide. We also offer online TEFL programs. Our four-week TEFL certificate course is available in New York City at our conveniently located school in midtown Manhattan, close to Times Square. On completing the course, participants will receive an internationally-recognized certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours with English learners of all levels.
Four-Week TEFL Certificate Course:
ITTT provides a recognized 4 - week TEFL certificate course. Sign up for any one of our TEFL International 4-week residential courses, now available in 27 international locations worldwide and receive an additional certificate course free of charge. You may choose from the following free courses: (a) Introduction to TEFL. (b) Teaching Business English. (c) Teaching English to Young Learners.
Features of the 4-week intensive TEFL course:
- 120+ hours of study
- High practical content (9+ observed teaching practice hours with groups and individual students)
- Extensive teaching practice with different levels of English language learners
- Internationally experienced trainers
- Job guidance and placement
- High quality course materials
TEFL Course Content:
- Foreign Language Experience:
The trainees receive training in an unknown foreign language to reflect on the experience of being a learner, and how this might direct their own teaching.
- Teaching Practice:
The most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL/TESOL course. Course trainees teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt on the course.
- Student Profile:
Trainees work with individual students on rapport-building, error analysis and correction and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required including transcription and error analysis of audio and written samples, culminating in a 60-minute session observed by a trainer.
- Language Awareness:
a) Grammar: Covers word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasals and voice.
b) Phonology: Covers phonemics, word stress and intonation, sentence stress and intonation, rhythm and intonation, and connected speech.
- Materials Project:
All trainees must develop two sets of materials used during the teaching practice. Each set must be durable, capable of being used for more than one lesson context and easily portable. The materials may include visuals, realia, audio or video tape, cue cards and class handouts, but may not be photocopied from published sources.
Trainees are required to adapt from commercial sources, or develop original materials. The summation of this project is a presentation to the trainers on how the materials were used, how they could be improved and how they might be used in another context.
Teaching techniques covered in the course include:
- Lesson planning
- Establishing rapport
- Discipline in the classroom
- Classroom management
- Creating materials
- Managing equipment and teaching aids
- Evaluation and testing
- Correction techniques
- Teaching grammar
- Teaching vocabulary
- Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing)
- Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening)
- Games in the classroom
- Songs in the classroom
- Teaching individual students
- Teaching beginner students
- Teaching business English
- Teaching young learners