Online TEFL course features and content

Features and content

  • No previous teaching experience required
  • 10 weeks to complete
  • Online TESOL/TEFL certificate awarded upon graduation
  • All teaching material is from the 4 week TEFL course
  • All work is done through the online course platform
  • Includes video demonstration classes
  • Tutor support for written assignments
  • Grading by tutor based on assignments
  • Accent, grammar and spelling tolerant
  • American and British English tolerant
  • Prepares you to teach all ages
  • Your course work is internally assessed on content, spelling and grammar
  • Full student support from your first contact
  • Lifetime, worldwide job placement,
  • TEFL and a TESOL certificate
  • Bonus classroom material to get you started: a practical eBook for teaching business English

Course Content

  • Introduction to TEFL
  • Learning versus teaching
  • The lesson structure
  • What do we know about language learning?
  • Planning lessons and didactic material usage
  • What are the best kinds of lesson
  • Classroom interaction
  • Asking questions
  • How to give constructive feedback
  • Testing and assessment
  • Classroom discipline
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • How to teach grammar
  • How to teach reading
  • How to teach writing
  • How to teach speaking
  • How to teach listening
  • Student motivation and interest
  • The teacher’s behaviour, role and responsibility
  • How to perform concept checking

At the end of the course you will have learned what it takes to teach English to all ability levels.

Online TEFL course units

A list of EBC’s online TEFL course units.

UNIT 1 – Learning Styles

This is a bit of a philosophical one to start with, but it’s important that you get a good idea about what learning is, how people learn and different learner profiles before you try and teach.

  • Section 1- The learning cycle and types of learners
  • Section 2 – Teaching models that have influenced current teaching practice
  • Section 3 – Introduction to the lesson structure and presentation
  • Section 4 – Presenting explanations and instructions
  • Section 5 – What we know about language learning
  • Section 6 – How engage, study and activate (ESA) fit together in lesson sequences

UNIT 2 – Motivation

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.

  • Section 1 – The importance of motivation
  • Section 2 – The teacher’s responsibility
  • Section 3 – Extrinsic motivation
  • Section 4 – Intrinsic motivation and interest
  • Section 5 – Fluctuations in student interest

UNIT 3 – Classroom interaction and management

This unit deals with issues relating to how you present yourself as a teacher, how you relate to your students, how to ask question, manage activities, provide feedback and other important factors that you must consider in the classroom.

  • Section 1 – Introduction to classroom interaction and mangement
  • Section 2 – Classroom interaction
  • Section 3 – Asking questions
  • Section 4 – Concept checking
  • Section 5 – Feedback
  • Section 6 – Classroom management – Discipline
  • Section 7 – Classroom management – Teacher language, drilling and boardwork

UNIT 4 – Grammar

This unit deals 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.

  • Section 1 – What is grammar.
    • Section 2 – Presenting and explaining grammar
    • Present simple
    • Present continuous
    • Past simple and continuous
    • Past perfect simple and continous
    • Present perfect simple
    • Present perfect continuous
    • Future
    • Conditionals
  • Section 3 – Grammar and its usage
  • Section 4 – Advanced grammar
    • Adjectives and adverbs
    • Frequency adverbs
    • Comparatives and superlatives
    • Reported speech
    • Time clauses
    • Relative clauses
    • Verbs + prepositions
    • Nouns + prepositions
    • Prepositions + nouns
    • Countable and uncountable nouns
    • Indefinite articles a and an
    • Definite article the
    • No definite article used
    • Some and any
    • Expressing quantity
    • Both, neither, either
    • Each and every
    • Make or do?
    • Rise or raise
    • So or such?
    • English pronunciation
    • Rule about “i” before “e”
    • I.e. Versus e.g.
    • Irregular verbs

UNIT 5 – Teaching vocabulary

This unit deals with issues relating to how to teach vocabulary and the type of classroom activities you can use.

  • Section 1 – Presenting new vocabulary
  • Section 2 – Ideas for vocabulary work in class
  • Section 3 – Remembering vocabulary

UNIT 6 – Teaching reading and writing

This unit deals with issues relating to how to teach reading and writing and the type of classroom activities you can use.

  • Section 1 – What is really involved in reading?
  • Section 2 – Real life reading in the classroom
  • Section 3 – What do reading sequences look like?
  • Section 4 – Reading activities
  • Section 5 – Written versus spoken text
  • Section 6 – Tasks that stimulate writing
  • Section 7 – More writing activities
  • Section 8 -How to use written and spoken material in class

UNIT 7 – Teaching speaking and listening

This unit deals with the all issues relating to how to teach speaking and listening and the type of classroom activities you can use

  • Section 1 – Practice For Verbal Fluency
  • Section 2 – The Functions Of Topic And Task
  • Section 3 – Role Play And Related Techniques
  • Section 4 – What Do Speaking Activities Look Like?
  • Section 5 – Speaking Activities
  • Section 6 – What Is Really Involved In Real-Life Listening?
  • Section 7 – Real-Life Listening In The Classroom
  • Section 8 – What Do Listening Sequences Look Like?
  • Section 9 – Listening Activities
  • Section 10 – Phonology and pronunciation
  • Section 11 – Example games/exercises for pronunciation
  • Section 12 – How to use written and spoken material in class

UNIT 8 – Lesson planning

This unit deals with the all issues relating to how to plan out your lesson, lesson components, how to assess the effectivity of your lesson and lots of practical ideas for classroom activities.

  • Section 1 – How do I plan my lessons effectively?
  • Section 2 – Different lesson components
  • Section 3 – Discussion of a sample lesson plan
  • Section 4 – What are the best kinds of lesson?
  • Section 5 – Ideas for planning lessons for different age groups
  • Section 6 – Classroom activities

UNIT 9 – Observation

This unit shows you video excerpts from 6 different teachers in action. You will watch each excerpt and then comment on what you observe.

  • Section 1 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 2 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 3 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 4 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 5 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 6 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions

UNIT 10 – Jobs

This unit includes information about jobs, job prospects, teaching resources and information about how to enrol for our teaching practice module.

  • Section 1 – Jobs
  • Section 2 – Teaching tips
  • Section 3 – Employment resources
  • Section 4 – Optional teaching practice module
  • EBC trains and prepares course students to succeed as English language teachers.
  • Premium 150 hour Online TEFL course
  • Online TEFL training with trainer support
  • Teaching practice option and job placement

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