EBC online TEFL courses

200-hour online CertTESOL+TEFL dual certificate course with trainer support, and EBC’s TEFL Pearls, single-subject TEFL courses.

EBC alternatives to our Trinity College London courses

You may not want to take one of our Trinity College London courses. Perhaps you are already a teacher of another subject and want to learn English teaching skills. Maybe you are unsure about English teaching as a career and don’t want to splash out just yet. Whatever reason you have, we provide a high-quality EBC TESOL and TEFL certificate course, the CertTESOL+TEFL and a range of short, single-subject courses, EBC TEFL Pearls. Please note that the EBC TEFL Pearls are selected units taken from our CertTESOL+TEFL course.

Bonus discount to get your Trinity CertTESOL for 790 Euros

  1. The EBC CertTESOL+TEFL costs 500€
  2. The Trinity CertTESOL costs 1,290€
  3. If you take the EBC CertTESOL+TEFL and then want to upgrade to the Trinity CertTESOL we will discount your EBC CertTESOL+TEFL course fee
  4. 1,290€ – 500€ = you pay only 790€ for a Trinity CertTESOL

Interested? Contact us!

CertTESOL+TEFL

200-hour dual certificate TESOL + TEFL

Online CertTESOL + TEFL course with trainer support

INCLUDES TRAINER ASSESSMENT

Want to teach English as a foreign language?

The 200-hour EBC CertTESOL+TEFL course gives you a solid foundation of English language teaching skills. The course trains you to be an English teacher by letting you study at your own pace and in your own time in a way that is both convenient and accessible. The price includes lifetime, worldwide job placement.

Your EBC CertTESOL+TEFL is a dual award TESOL and TEFL certificate is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 500 Euros


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1 – Start dates

  1. There are no fixed start dates or times.
  2. You start when you choose.

2 – Register

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  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC CertTESOL+TEFL” course in the “All courses” section or click here.
  2. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button (shown below).
  3. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  4. Start your course.

Learning styles

20-hour speciality short course

teaching styles course

What is learning all about, and how does it happen?

This course is essential for anyone who wants to teach. The course explains what learning is, how people learn and different learner profiles. This course covers the learning cycle, types of learners, influential teaching models, an introduction to lesson structures and presentation, ideas for presenting explanations and instructions, understanding language learning and using engage, study and activate (ESA) sequences.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Learning Styles” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Section 1 – The learning cycle and types of learners
    1. The KOLB learning cycle
    2. Types of learners
  • Section 2 – Teaching models that have influenced current teaching methods
    1. Teaching models
      1. Grammar-translation
      2. Audio-lingualism
      3. PPP: Presentation, Practice and Production
      4. Task-Based Learning
      5. Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
  • Review lesson 1 – Learning and teaching models
  • Section 3 – Introduction to the lesson structure and presentation
    1. Introduction to the lesson structure
    2. The four commandments for presenting materials
      1. Attention
      2. Awareness
      3. Appreciate
      4. Assimilate
    3. Presenting material
    4. Examples Of Presenting Material
  • Section 4 – Presenting explanations and instructions
    1. How to give explanations and instructions
    2. Make sure you have the class’ full attention
    3. Present the information more than once
    4. Be brief
    5. Illustrate with examples
    6. Get feedback
  • Review lesson 2 – Lesson structure and presenting
  • Section 5 – What we know about language learning
    1. Our understanding of language learning
    2. What elements are necessary for language learning in a classroom?
    3. Engage, Study, Activate (ESA)
  • Section 6 – How engage, study and activate (ESA) fit together in lesson sequences
    1. Straight Line ESA
    2. Boomerang ESA
    3. Patchwork ESA
  • Review lesson 3 – Language learning and ESA
  • Engaging the learner through context
    1. Lead-in activities
    2. Using a text to contextualise target language
    3. Other ways to develop a context for the target language
  • End of unit test
  • Get your certificate

Motivation

20-hour speciality short course

student motivation course

Why is motivation important and how do you motivate your students?

Student motivation is crucial to your success as a teacher. It makes teaching and learning immeasurably easier and more pleasant, as well as more productive. A “motivated” student is willing or even eager to invest effort in learning activities and to progress. This course covers motivation, the teacher’s responsibility, extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation and handling fluctuations in student interest.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Motivation” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Section 1 – Motivation
    1. Motivation
    2. The importance of motivation
    3. Different kinds of motivation
  • Section 2 – The teacher’s responsibility
    1. Reflecting on the characteristics of a good teacher
    2. Results and conclusions
    3. Your responsibility as a teacher
  • Section 3 – Extrinsic motivation
    1. What is extrinsic motivation?
    2. Success and its rewards
    3. Failure and its penalties
    4. Authoritative Demands
    5. Tests
    6. Competition
  • Section 4 – Intrinsic motivation and interest
    1. What is intrinsic motivation?
    2. Ways to build student interest
    3. Hints and tips on how to build interest
      1. Clear goals
      2. Varied topics and tasks
      3. Visuals Tension and challenge games
      4. Entertainment activities
      5. Play-acting
      6. Information gap
      7. Personalisation
      8. Open-ended cues
  • Section 5 – Fluctuations in student interest
    1. Why does student interest go up and down?
    2. Managing rises and falls in student interest
  • Learner motivation and preferences
    1. Different types of learner motivation models
    2. Other motivation models that impact language learning
    3. The role of the teacher in motivating learners
    4. Different ways of learning and learner preferences
    5. Selecting and adapting material for the individual learner
  • Building empathy with learners
    1. What empathy is in our context
    2. What role empathy plays in the classroom
    3. How empathy and rapport are connected
    4. How to show empathy in the classroom
  • Review lesson 1 – Motivation
  • Motivation theories
    1. Abraham Maslow
    2. Frederick Herzberg
    3. David McClelland
    4. David Ausubel
    5. Jerome Bruner
    6. Lev Vygotsky
    7. Albert Bandura
    8. Robert Gagne
    9. B. F. Skinner
    10. Video playlist illustrating their theories
  • End of unit test
  • Get your certificate

Classroom management

20-hour speciality short course

classroom management course

How do I manage my classroom?

Important classroom factors you must consider are how you present yourself as a teacher, relate to your students, ask the right questions, manage activities, provide feedback, and others. This course covers classroom interaction and management, classroom interaction, asking questions, concept checking, giving feedback, classroom discipline and teacher language, drilling and board work.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Classroom management” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Section 1 – Introduction to classroom interaction and management
    1. Getting off to a good start
    2. Show your enthusiasm
    3. Icebreaker activities
    4. Introducing yourself to your students
    5. Setting the course expectations
    6. Managing student questions
    7. Get feedback from your students
    8. A useful checklist for your first day in class
  • Basic classroom management
    1. How to manage a group of learners appropriately
    2. Classroom seating arrangements and interaction patterns
    3. ‘Grading’ language
    4. How to make instructions clear for learners
    5. Special considerations for managing online classrooms
  • Review lesson 1 – Classroom interaction and management
  • Section 2 – Classroom interaction
    1. Some social aspects of classroom interaction
    2. Interaction in the classroom
    3. Initiation – Response – Feedback
    4. Suggested interactive teaching strategies
    5. Interaction, meaning and concepts
    6. Some additional points to bear in mind
  • Using authentic materials
    1. Why we might use authentic materials in the classroom
    2. How to choose authentic materials for your learners
    3. How to use video to develop receptive sub-skills
    4. Use of ‘graded readers’ and other ‘semi-authentic’ materials
  • Review lesson 2 – The classroom
  • Section 3 – Asking questions
    1. Asking questions
    2. Reasons for questioning
    3. Effective questioning
    4. A critical analysis of teacher questions
    5. Teacher questioning exchanges
    6. A critique of the teacher questioning exchanges and advice
  • Review lesson 3 – Asking questions
  • Section 4 – Concept checking
    1. What is concept checking?
    2. Vehicles for concept checking
    3. Concept checking vocabulary
    4. Concept checking a grammar point
    5. Things to think about
  • Review lesson 4 – Concept checking
  • Section 5 – Giving feedback
    1. What is feedback?
    2. Correcting mistakes
    3. Assessment
    4. Performing the assessment
    5. Assessment reference criteria
    6. Assessment grades
    7. Correcting mistakes in oral work
    8. Correcting written work
    9. Considerations for written feedback
    10. What do you think about feedback?
    11. Feedback opinion comparison
    12. The value of assessment and correction for learning
  • Review lesson 5 – Giving feedback
  • In-class assessment
    1. What in-class assessment is
    2. How to conduct an in-class assessment
    3. Why some assessment methods work better than others
  • Section 6 – Classroom discipline
    1. Students keep using their language
    2. What if the students don’t want to talk?
    3. Students are distracted and/or not paying attention
    4. Students are bored and/or unmotivated
    5. Students are unclear what to do or doing the wrong thing at the wrong time
    6. Strong student dominance
    7. Personality clashes
    8. Time management Lateness
  • Review lesson 6 – Classroom discipline
  • Section 7 – Teacher language, drilling and board work
    1. Teacher language
    2. Drilling
    3. Board work
  • Review lesson 7 – Teacher language, drilling and board work
  • Reflection on learning and teaching
    1. What reflection is
    2. How it relates to your teaching
    3. Why it is important to self-reflect
    4. Ways to get started with self-reflection
  • End of unit test
  • Get your certificate

Grammar and Phonology

20-hour speciality short course

teaching grammar and phonolgy course

How do I teach grammar, language skills and phonology?

Grammar is essential for creating language structures that make sense. Here we deal with issues relating to grammar in general, grammatical structures, grammatical meaning, guidelines on presenting and explaining grammar and last but not least, grammar and its usage. This course introduces grammar, its structures, how they are used and thoroughly tests what you learn.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Grammar and Phonology” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Section 1 – What is grammar?
    1. What is grammar?
    2. A general description of grammar
    3. Grammatical structures
    4. Grammatical meaning
  • Section 2 – Presenting and explaining grammar
    1. Presenting and explaining grammar
    2. Guidelines for presenting and explaining a new grammatical structure
    3. Learning how to explain English grammar
  • Functional language
    1. What is meant by functional language/functional exponents
    2. Context and function
    3. How to describe language by communicative Function
    4. Appropriacy of language
    5. Analysing the form of Functional language
    6. Things to consider when planning a functional language lesson
  • Language awareness 1 – tense, aspect and voice
    1. Tense and aspect
    2. Some common issues with tense and aspect
    3. Active and passive Forms
  • Language awareness 2 – future forms, modals and conditionals
    1. Ways of expressing the Future
    2. Modality and modal verbs
    3. Conditional sentences
  • Language awareness 3 – noun phrases
    1. The structure and use of noun phrases
    2. Countable and uncountable nouns
    3. Some main uses of articles
    4. Relative clauses in noun phrases
    5. Common learner difficulties with noun phrases
  • World Englishes
    1. Kachru’s three circles of English
    2. Implications of World Englishes on English language teaching
    3. Activities to raise learner’s awareness of varieties of English
  • Pronunciation and phonology
    1. The sounds (vowels and consonants) of English
    2. The phonemic chart
    3. Stressed and weak syllables
    4. How to integrate an understanding of the sounds of English and word stress into teaching
  • Section 3 – Present simple
    1. Present simple
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 3 – Present simple – Exercises 1 to 5
  • Section 4 – Present continuous
    1. Present continuous
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 4 – Present continuous – Exercises 6 to 11
  • Section 5 – Past simple and continuous
    1. Past simple and continuous
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 5 – Past simple and continuous – Exercises 12 to 15
  • Section 6 – Past perfect simple and continuous
    1. Past perfect simple and continuous
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 6 – Past perfect simple and continuous – Exercises 16 to 19
  • Section 7 – Present perfect simple
    1. Present perfect simple
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 7 – Present perfect simple – Exercises 20 to 24
  • Section 8 – Present perfect continuous
    1. Present perfect continuous
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 8 – Present perfect continuous – Exercises 25 to 26
  • Section 9 – Future
    1. Future
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 9 – Future – Exercises 27 to 34
  • Section 10 – Conditionals
    1. Conditionals
    2. Form
    3. Uses
    4. Exercises
  • Section 10 – Conditionals – Exercises 35 to 41
  • Get your certificate

Teaching Vocabulary

20-hour speciality short course

teaching vocabulary course

How do I teach new vocabulary and the meaning of these new words?

Learning vocabulary and its meaning are essential for language learning. We look at the issues relating to teaching vocabulary and the type of classroom activities you can use. This unit covers presenting new vocabulary, ideas for vocabulary work in class, and getting your students to remember the vocabulary they learned.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Teaching Vocabulary” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Section 1 – Presenting new vocabulary
    1. Different ways of presenting new vocabulary
  • Section 2 – Ideas for vocabulary work in class
    1. Ideas for vocabulary work in class
    2. Brainstorming around an idea
    3. Star diagram example
    4. Fill in the blanks
  • Section 3 – Remembering vocabulary
    1. Remembering Vocabulary
    2. Task one – run a memory test
    3. Task two – tabulate the results
    4. Task three – analyse the results
    5. Results and teaching implications
  • Supporting learners with vocabulary
    1. How to convey the meaning of vocabulary
    2. How to check students’ understanding
    3. Focusing on form, spelling and pronunciation of vocabulary
    4. The stages of a vocabulary presentation
  • Supporting learners with structures
    1. Conveying the meaning of grammatical structure
    2. Checking the understanding of structures
    3. Using the board to clearly present form
    4. Effective drilling of sentences
    5. Decentralising the teacher’s role with a ‘guided discovery’ approach
  • Review lesson 1 – Teaching vocabulary
  • End of unit test
  • Get your certificate

Teaching Reading and Writing

20-hour speciality short course

teaching reading and writing course

Why are reading and writing difficult and how do I teach these skills?

Of the four skills reading and writing are the hardest to teach. This unit covers the types of classroom activities you can use, what is involved in reading, real-life reading in the classroom, what reading sequences look like, reading activities, comparing written versus spoken text, asks that stimulate writing and how to use written and spoken material in class.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Teaching Reading and Writing” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Section 1 – What is really involved in reading?
    1. Are reading and understanding connected?
    2. What is involved in reading?
    3. How do we read?
    4. Examining how we read
    5. Teaching reading guidelines
    6. Thinking about teaching the beginning of reading
    7. Guidelines for beginning reading
  • Review lesson 1 – What is really involved in reading?
  • Section 2 – Real-life reading in the classroom
    1. Simulating real-life reading situations
    2. A comprehension exercise – part 1
    3. A comprehension exercise – part 2
    4. A comprehension exercise – part 3
    5. Reading tasks other than standard questions
    6. Some ideas for reading task activities
  • Review lesson 2 – Real-life reading in the classroom
  • Section 3 – What do reading sequences look like?
    1. Exploit reading texts to the full
    2. Example reading sequences
    3. Example 1 – elementary level students – “Attraction”
    4. The “Main Attraction”
    5. Example 1 – follow-up exercise
    6. Example 2 – lower intermediate level students – “Ghosts”
    7. Sandford Orcas Manor
    8. Example 2 – follow-up exercise
    9. Example 3 – intermediate level students – “Sunbathing”
    10. Sunbathing
    11. Example 3 – follow-up exercises
    12. Example 4 – intermediate to advanced level students – “Poetry”
    13. Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
    14. Example 4 – follow-up exercises
  • Section 4 – Reading activities
    1. More reading activity suggestions
    2. Activities you can develop
  • Planning a receptive skills lesson
    1. How to stage an effective receptive skills lesson
    2. When to ‘pre-teach’ vocabulary
    3. How to design tasks that help learners develop different sub-skills
    4. How to incorporate communicative elements in your reading/listening lessons
  • Section 5 – Written versus spoken text
    1. Written and spoken text compared
    2. Permanence
    3. Explicitness
    4. Standard language
    5. Detachment
    6. The slowness of production, speed of reception
    7. A learned skill
    8. Sheer amount and importance
    9. Organisation
  • Review lesson 3 – Written versus spoken text
  • Section 6 – Tasks that stimulate writing
    1. Thinking about writing tasks
    2. Example writing tasks
    3. Book report
    4. Book review
    5. Instruction sheet
    6. Narrative
    7. Personal story
    8. Describe a view
    9. Describe someone
    10. Describe people
    11. Answer a letter
    12. Job application
    13. Propose a change
    14. News report
    15. Ideal school or job
    16. Describe a process
    17. Film music
  • Section 7 – More writing activities
    1. More ideas for writing activities
  • Section 8 – How to use written and spoken material in class
    1. Using written and spoken material in class
    2. Input and output skills
    3. Combining input and output
    4. Creating output activities
    5. Balancing input and output
    6. What input and output show you
    7. How to choose input and output activities
    8. Potential material selection problems
    9. Teaching writing – Basic skills
    10. Teaching speaking – Basic skills
    11. Teacher talk Specific
    12. Strategies/Activities
  • Planning writing lessons
    1. The product approach to writing
    2. The process approach to writing
    3. Giving Feedback on written work
  • End of unit test
  • Get your certificate

Teaching Listening and Speaking

20-hour speciality short course

teaching speaking and listening course

How do I get my students to listen to and speak a language they don’t know?

Listening and speaking don’t require the learner to master a code (arranged letters), so they are easier to teach. This unit covers the types of classroom activities you can use, practice exercises for verbal fluency, the functions of topic and task, roleplay and related techniques, what speaking activities look like, speaking activities, what is involved in real-life listening, real-Life listening in the classroom, what listening sequences look like, listening activities, phonology and pronunciation, examples of games and exercises for pronunciation, and how to use written and spoken material in class.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Teaching Listening and Speaking” is available for download when you complete the course.


Price 37 Euros


Get started now!

1 – Start dates

  1. You start when you choose, there are no fixed start dates and times.

2 – Register

  1. Click here to register.
  2. After you enter your details you will be sent an email that you must confirm.
  3. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam.
  4. The email title is “Online TESOL certification – Trinity CertTESOL and CertPT: account confirmation”
  5. The email is from info(at)ebcteflcourse.com
  6. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Click the “Continue” button after you click the link in the email.

3 – Pay and start

  1. Click on the “EBC TEFL Pearls teaching courses” link on the main page or click here.
  2. Scroll down to your course and click the “Access” button.
  3. Scroll down and click the “Buy Now” button.
  4. Follow the “Stripe” instructions.
  5. Start your course.
Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • An overview of receptive skills
    1. The sub-skills of reading and listening
    2. Similarities and differences between reading and listening
    3. ‘Top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches to comprehension
  • Providing practice of language
    1. Controlled and Free practice of language
    2. How to design, select and adapt practice tasks
    3. Using games to practice language
  • Section 1 – Practice for verbal fluency
    1. Practice for verbal fluency
    2. Characteristics of a successful speaking activity
    3. Problems with speaking activities
    4. What you can do to get around these problems
  • Review lesson 1 – Verbal fluency
  • Section 2 – The functions of topic and task
    1. The functions of topic and task
    2. Exercise: Comparing two activities
    3. Topic and task-based activities
    4. Exercise: Trying out activities
    5. Pros and cons of the activities
  • Section 3 – Roleplay and related techniques
    1. Roleplay and related techniques
    2. Dialogue role play
    3. Plays
    4. Simulations
    5. Roleplay
  • Section 4 – What do speaking activities look like?
    1. What do speaking activities look like?
    2. Example 1: information gaps (elementary/intermediate)
    3. Example 2: surveys (elementary)
    4. Example 3: discussion (intermediate/upper-intermediate)
    5. Example 4: role play (upper-intermediate/advanced)
    6. Roleplay extensions
  • Section 5 – Speaking activities
    1. How to use speaking activities
    2. Additional speaking activity suggestions
  • Planning speaking lessons
    1. Spoken accuracy and spoken fluency
    2. What makes an effective speaking task
    3. If, when, and how to correct spoken errors
  • Section 6 – What is really involved in real-Life listening?
    1. Listening is crucial for real-life situations
    2. Real-life listening situations
    3. Characteristics of real-life listening situations
  • Section 7 – Real-life listening in the classroom
    1. Simulating real-life listening in the classroom
    2. Listening texts
    3. Listening tasks
  • Review lesson 2 – Listening
  • Section 8 – What do listening sequences look like?
    1. Example listening sequences
    2. Example 1: (elementary)
    3. Example 2: (elementary)
    4. Example 3: (intermediate)
    5. Example 4: (upper-intermediate)
  • Section 9 – Listening activities
    1. Types of listening activities
    2. No overt response
    3. Stories
    4. Songs
    5. Entertainment
    6. Short response activities
    7. Obeying instructions
    8. Ticking off items
    9. True/false
    10. Detecting mistakes
    11. Cloze
    12. Guessing definitions
    13. Skimming and scanning
    14. Longer response activities
    15. Answering questions
    16. Note-taking
    17. Summarising
    18. Long gap-filling
    19. Extended response activities
    20. Problem-solving
    21. Interpretation
    22. What if students don’t understand the audio
    23. The problem
    24. Reasons why they may not understand
    25. Suggested solutions
    26. Storytelling
    27. Using ready-made material
  • Section 10 – Phonology and pronunciation
    1. An introduction to phonology and pronunciation
    2. The phonetic alphabet
    3. Sounds in combination
    4. Plosives
    5. Fricatives
    6. Intonation
    7. Rhythm
    8. Stressed and unstressed syllables
    9. Long or short stressed vowel sounds
    10. Difficult vowel sounds
    11. Vowels with different sounds
    12. Some difficult consonant sounds
    13. Accents
    14. General difficulties
    15. Vocabulary impact on pronunciation
  • Section 11 – Example games/exercises for pronunciation
    1. Shadow reading
    2. Syllables snap
    3. Word stress – Pellmanism
    4. The “Yes?!” game
    5. Sounds brainstorming board race
    6. Exercise: Pronunciation problems
    7. Audio track 1
    8. Audio track 2
    9. Audio track 3
    10. Audio track 4
  • Section 12 – How to use written and spoken material in class
    1. Using written and spoken material in class
    2. Input and output skills
    3. Combining input and output
    4. Creating output activities
    5. Balancing input and output
    6. What input and output show you
    7. How to choose input and output activities
    8. Potential material selection problems
    9. Teaching writing – Basic skills
    10. Teaching speaking – Basic skills
    11. Teacher talk Specific
    12. Strategies/Activities
  • Planning a series of lessons – storyline output
    1. What to include in a teaching programme
    2. How to assess the needs of the students
    3. What to consider when planning a series
    4. How to sequence the content
  • End of unit test
  • Get your certificate

Lesson Planning

20-hour speciality short course

lesson planning course

How do I plan effective and engaging lessons that motivate my students?

Find out how to plan effective and engaging lessons that motivate your students. We show how to organise lesson components, how to assess the effectiveness of your lesson and lots of practical ideas for classroom activities. This course covers how to plan effective lessons, the different lesson components, a critique of a sample lesson plan, what good lessons look like, ideas for planning lessons for different age groups and planning for classroom activities.

Your EBC TEFL Pearls certificate in “Lesson Planning” is available for download when you complete the course.


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Course content
  • READ ME FIRST – How to work through this course
  • Reading material PDF file
  • Lesson planning – frameworks
    1. The PPP, ESA, CAP Framework
    2. How to apply this framework to teaching structures
    3. How to apply this framework to teach lexis
    4. Some of the pitfalls of this framework
  • Alternative approaches to lesson planning
    1. The ARC, test/teach/test, task-based learning and Dogme approaches to language teaching
    2. How to apply these Frameworks
    3. Some potential problems of these Frameworks
    4. How to choose the right framework for your lesson
  • Section 1 – How do I plan my lessons effectively?
    1. Effective lesson planning
    2. What are the aims of a lesson plan?
    3. What should be in a lesson plan?
  • Section 2 – Different lesson components
    1. Different lesson components
    2. Brainstorm planning exercise
    3. Component selection and organisation
    4. Guidelines for ordering lesson components
    5. Lesson management tips
    6. My lesson planning promise
  • Section 3 – Critique of a sample lesson plan
    1. A basic checklist for your critique
    2. The sample lesson plan
  • Section 4 – What are the best kinds of lesson?
    1. Evaluating lesson effectiveness
    2. Evaluation criteria priority
  • Teaching young learners
    1. The stages that young learners pass through as they grow
    2. How to plan a lesson with stirring and settling activities
    3. Discipline and some useful routines For managing groups of young learners
    4. How to adapt what you have learnt about teaching adults to a young learner setting
  • Section 5 – Ideas for planning lessons for different age groups
    1. Can we make assumptions about age and learning?
    2. Some comments about age assumptions
    3. Teaching children
    4. Using pictures
    5. Using stories
    6. Teaching adolescents
    7. How adolescents like to be taught
  • Section 6 – Classroom activities
    1. Survivor spelling
    2. What’s your name?
    3. Human bingo – Getting to know you (I)
    4. Balls
    5. Getting to know a little more about your classmates
    6. Draw the teacher
    7. Acting adverbs Suppose that …
    8. Cut-Up sentence Kabadi
    9. Writing ideas
    10. Martian
    11. Punctuation
    12. Good morning balls
    13. Air-write
    14. Lost in a jungle
    15. Intonation fun
    16. Truth or lie?
    17. Syllables
    18. Karaoke
    19. Getting to know you (II)
    20. Extreme situations
    21. Spot the difference
    22. Add a word
    23. Song puzzle
    24. Hangman
    25. Simon Says
    26. Neither a lender nor a borrower be
    27. Ideas for teaching the conditional
  • List of suggested lesson plan topics
    1. Lesson topic ideas
    2. Beginner
    3. Intermediate
    4. Advanced
  • Samples of lesson plans
    1. Beginner
    2. Intermediate
    3. Advanced
  • Teaching online an introduction
    1. What teaching online involves
    2. The characteristics and skills a good online teacher needs
    3. Top tips and resources for teaching online
    4. Where to find more information on online teaching
  • Teaching English in different contexts (EAP, ESP and online)
    1. Teaching academic English
    2. Teaching English for specific purposes
    3. Teaching English online
  • End of unit confirmation
  • Get your certificate

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