International TEFL and TESOL Training, Shanghai:
International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT) offers a four-week TEFL certificate course in Hangzhou, which is just 180 kilometers from Shanghai, China. This internationally-recognised TEFL certification program will teach you all you need to know to teach English as a foreign language in China or other locations worldwide. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom.
TEFL / TESOL Certificate Courses:
We offer an internationally recognized 4 - week TEFL certification course. ITTT is now offering free additional courses. 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.
The main features of ITTT TEFL courses include:
- 120+ hours of study
- Internationally recognized certification
- 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
- Courses every month
- Airport greeting and transfer available
- Accommodation available
TEFL Course Content:
ITTT courses have a very practical emphasis and deal primarily with the real skills and knowledge needed by teachers in the classroom.
The TEFL course is divided into six main areas:
1. Teaching Practice:
Course trainees teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt on the course.
2. 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.
3. Language Awareness:
- Phonology. Covers phonemics, word stress and intonation, sentence stress and intonation, rhythm and intonation, and connected speech.
- Grammar. Covers word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasals and voice.
4. 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.
5. Teaching Techniques:
This component of the course covers areas such as: Classroom management; Managing equipment and teaching aids; Lesson planning; Establishing rapport; Discipline in the classroom; Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing); Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening); Teaching vocabulary; Teaching grammar; Correction techniques; Evaluation and testing; Games in the classroom; Teaching beginner students; Teaching individual students; Teaching business English; Teaching young learners among other subjects.
6. 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.
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