International Language Institute:
International Language Institute (ILI) offers an 8-week TESOL / TEFL certificate program at our school in Washington DC. This comprehensive ESL teacher training course has a practical focus and will equip you with the skills you will need to teach English as a Second Language in the United States or abroad. The course is offered every 8 weeks, year round. Course components include lesson planning, observation of peers and practicing teachers, practice teaching in individual and group settings, critical self-observation, and more. In addition to our TEFL / TESOL certification course, we offer a range of English courses to students from around the world.
TESOL / TEFL Certificate:
- Duration: 8 weeks / 120 hours
Course Content - Sample Curriculum:
• Session 1:
Teaching and Teachers: Roles and Styles; Introduction, Texts, Syllabus & Expectations.
• Session 2:
Learning and Learners: Roles and Styles; Authenticity, Group-/Pair-work, Purpose, Choice etc
• Session 3:
The English Language; Teaching different language groups. Teacher observations begin.
• Session 4:
Classroom Presentation, Board-work, Practice & Error Correction; Lesson Planning
• Session 5:
Teaching Vocabulary; Using a dictionary in the classroom.
• Session 6:
Teaching Pronunciation; An introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology; Using a dictionary (cont.)
• Session 7:
Teaching Grammar: Diagnostic Grammar Test, Workshop Preparation
• Session 8:
Practice Teaching 1; Preparation for First Workshop
• Session 9:
Practice Teaching 2; Preparation for First Workshop
• Session 10:
Practice Teaching 3; Preparation for Second Workshop
• Session 11:
Practice Teaching 4; Preparation for Second Workshop
• Session 12:
Complementary media; Using complementary media and technology
Group Workshops begin
• Session 13:
Integrating the Four Skills & Adapting Texts; Instructional Design
• Session 14:
Classroom Management & Assessment: Preparation: Career résumé and cover letter
• Session 15:
SL Professional Development; Round table discussion with practicing teachers and industry professionals; Career résumés and career management
• Session 16:
The various areas of ESL; Test & Exam Preparation, English for Specific Purposes, Exit Examination
Throughout the course, you will observe several experienced teachers' lessons and analyze aspects of their classroom interaction and teaching styles.
You will focus a sympathetic yet critical eye on various facets of their instruction: student-teacher interaction, error correction methods, use of materials, pacing and use of whiteboard, to name but a few.
Throughout this two-month course, you will be meeting with one or two tutorial subjects for a minimum total ot 10 teaching hours.
The purpose of these structured one-on-one sessions is to allow you to gain some experience planning lessons, instructing students and practicing most other aspects of language instruction in the relative security of a less public setting.
It will also provide you with an immediate opportunity to put into practice the theories, ideas, and methods you will read and learn about throughout this course.
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