his course is designed to help candidates acquire and improve the skills needed to teach English, with an emphasis on hands-on teaching practice. The course enables candidates to:
Acquire knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching.
Acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English as a foreign language.
Demonstrate their ability to apply their learning in a real teaching context.
This course is run by the Spanish University Universidad Isabel I which collaborates with Cambridge English Language Assessment. Once the student has completed the course they will receive an Advanced TEFL certificate from the Universidad Isabel I worth 6 ECTS* (150 hours).
This course has been developed for people who have experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. The candidates for this course will be people who:
Want to sharpen their teaching practice.
Want to prove their teaching practice.
Want to grow in confidence and become more resourceful as a teacher by gaining knowledge and skills.
Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
Cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds
Motivations for learning English as an adult
Learning and teaching styles
Context for learning and teaching English
Varieties and types of English
Multilingualism and the role of first languages
Language analysis and awareness
Basic concepts and terminology used in English Language Teaching (ELT) for describing form and meaning in language and language use
Grammar – grammatical frameworks: rules and conventions relating to words, sentences, paragraphs and texts
Lexis: Word formation, meaning and use in context
Phonology: The formation and description of English phonemes; features of connected speech
The practical significance of similarities and differences between languages
Reference materials for language awareness
Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ language knowledge
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading skills
Purposes of reading
Potential barriers to reading
Basic concepts and terminology used for describing listening skills
Purposes of listening
Features of listening texts
Potential barriers to listening
Basic concepts and terminology used for describing speaking skills
Features of spoken English
Basic concepts and terminology used for describing writing skills
Sub-skills and features of written texts
Stages of teaching writing
English spelling and punctuation
Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ receptive and productive skills
Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
Principles of planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
Lesson planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
Evaluation of lesson planning
The selection, adaptation and evaluation of materials and resources in planning (including computer and other technology based resources)
Knowledge of commercially produced resources and non-published materials and classroom resources for teaching
English to adults
Developing teaching skills and professionalism
The effective organisation of the classroom
Classroom presence and control
Teacher and learner language
The use of teaching materials and resources
Practical skills for teaching at a range of levels
The monitoring and evaluation of adult learners
Evaluation of the teaching/learning process
Professional development: responsibilities
Professional development: support systems
The modules will start in accordance with the schools terms. Every unit is opened with a practical case followed by a theory and practical test.
The course is in English and online with a tutor who will accompany you during the learning process.
Become more language-aware and able to apply this knowledge when teaching.
Gain a range of practical skills for teaching English.
Understand how and why others learn English and the role of the teacher and learner.
Understand the principles and practice of effective teaching.
Understand which resources to use with adult learners for teaching, testing and reference purposes.
Develop a professional career in the field of teaching.
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