Boston Academy Of English:
The Boston Academy of English (BAE) offers the Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language to both native and non-native speakers of English from the US and around the world, through an experiential approach which is both academically rigorous and personally supportive. Our TEFL Certificate Program is designed to prepare participants for the exciting career of teaching English as a foreign or second language. Graduates go on to teach both in the United States and overseas.
TEFL Certificate Program:
Our TEFL Certificate Program is designed to prepare participants for the exciting career of teaching English as a foreign or second language. Graduates go on to teach both in the United States and overseas. Whether you are a college student or recent graduate, an experienced teacher wishing to obtain a further credential, or a professional wishing to switch careers or plan for a retirement overseas, our program can meet your need.
Two Study Options: A four-week intensive program and a twelve-week Saturday program. Both programs include an exploration of the foundations of teaching, as well as providing an experiential introduction to instructional strategies and techniques. In addition, we provide a minimum of six hours of supervised student teaching experience. You will have the opportunity to observe our experienced teachers at work and to teach BAE’s own ESL students.
Content and Methodology: The TEFL Certificate Program at the Boston Academy of English provides you with an in-depth analysis into teaching both ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language). Our program uses an active and participatory methodology. Trainees have the opportunity to observe our experienced teachers at work and to teach BAE’s own ESL students Trainers teach workshops using the techniques that you will draw on in your own teaching.
In addition to learning how to prepare lessons for all English proficiencies, the TEFL Program content includes the following topics:
- conducting a needs analysis
- establishing learning objectives
- planning individual lessons
- language-learning theories
- presentation, practice, and use of language
- learner/teacher roles
- learner styles/group dynamics
- classroom management/mixed levels
- error correction
- culture and living overseas
- textbooks/resources/testing/media & equipment
- getting a job/résumé building
- teaching business English/and E.S.P. (English for Specific Purposes)
- adapting/using appropriate lesson materials
- language-learning strategies, including role-play, group, pair, and individual work
- assessment of learners' language-learning achievement