SPECIAL BONUS OFFER
Enroll in any of our courses and receive a free additional online certificate course in teaching business English or in teaching young learners. See below for more details.
If you enroll in one of our 4 week intensive TEFL Certificate Courses you will also receive your choice of one of the following specialty TEFL courses free of charge (normally a $250 value!). You can choose from a Teaching English to Younger Learners (TEYL) or a Business English Teacher Training (BETT) Program.
Certificate in Business English Teachers Training (BETT)
This certificate course covers the major areas involved in the teaching of business English and is useful for any teacher wishing to specialize in teaching adults and business people.
The BETT Certification Course is the most comprehensive online course option specifically aimed at Business English Teachers’ training. The course emphasizes on teaching Intermediate to Advanced English instruction applicable in a business environment.
The Business English Teacher Training (BETT) course covers all the components of teaching business English to corporate clients. It offers a comprehensive preparation for working with business students in the context of a language school, one-to-one tutoring, or in company training. BETT takes you from the initial stages of conducting a needs assessment to define the clients expectations and objectives, to implementing a course with an appropriate collaborative approach to the teacher-client relationship.
Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
This certificate course would prove useful to any teacher wishing to specialize in teaching English to children and teenagers (Over $200 value).
The demand for teaching of English to young children has grown immensely worldwide in recent years. Many teachers find themselves ill-prepared for teaching young children as it requires a unique set of skills from a typical teaching environment. As a result of the increased attention to English globally, parents are sending their children to language schools after regular school hours and governments are introducing English into their elementary curriculum. These trends have led to an increasing need for teachers worldwide.
This exhaustive online course helps the trainees gain an in depth knowledge and acquire valuable skills regarding how to teach English to young learners.
- Why is there a need for a separate Teacher Training Course for Children?
- If I have been teaching English or if I have already completed a Teacher Training Course in English , do I need another course to teach Young learners?
The answer to all these questions is a YES. Many English teachers find themselves teaching in primary school even though they have not been trained for this level. There is no doubt that the role and importance of English has risen in many countries. As a result an increasing number of parents are sending their children to language schools after regular school hours, and governments are introducing English into their elementary curriculum. These trends have led to an increasing need for training.
As you know, the adult world and the child’s world are not the same, particularly when it comes to learning. The young learners ranging from 3 years to 12 years of age are constantly passing through developmental stages or milestones. What is applicable to one age group will not be the same for another. The EFL teacher needs to be aware of the psychological and mental stages of the students in order to make the teaching-learning process effective. For children the ‘here and now’ is most important therefore language needs to be associated with the senses in order to be meaningful.
Theories on child psychology tell us that the brain develops till age eight, so the inputs during this phase need to be carefully monitored. The child from birth to age two is an attentive listener and this listening skill continues through out life and based on this skill we acquire language. So the teacher plays a vital role while helping children learn a language, since in an ESL or EFL class the teacher may be the only source of English. Therefore WHAT and HOW English will be taught at this level needs to be first understood and well thought by the teacher before he/ she faces the class.
PLEASE NOTE: The courses above are supplementary certificate courses and can only be taken in conjunction with and upon completion of one of our 4-week residential TEFL courses. Please mention your preference to take one of the additional certificate courses (and which one) in your application form.