120 Hour TEFL International Certificate (4 weeks)
IN-CLASS: 120 hours (incl. 6 practicums)
This four week, 120-hour TEFL course offers the TEFL International certificate, which is validated and moderated by Fort Hays University in the United States who award 3 credits towards their TESOL Masters degree.
The instruction follows the same PPP curriculum taught at 30 centres in 20 countries worldwide, widely recognised for producing skilled ESL teachers from the four week intensive course, with the six mandatory practicums conducted in local schools.
1. Four-week in-class course
2. Six teaching practicums in real Thai schools
3. TEFL International Certificate (accredited) by Fort Hays University in the United States
4. UniTEFL International Certificate
5. Assistance in CV writing and job seeking
This TEFL International certification ensures that you have the right qualifications for the right job no matter which country you are seeking employment. Qualified and experienced staff, responsible for training more than 1,000 teachers here in Chiang Mai over the past 7 years, walk you through the methodology and modern approach to teaching English as a foreign language, for all ages.
The course is open to all fluent English speakers, regardless of age, qualification or nationality (i.e. you do not need a degree to take the course or teach English). As part of our service we pledge to help find jobs locally for all graduates of this course, with an excellent success rate. Furthermore, all TEFL International alumni are entitled to lifetime access to job finding support at any of the 30 centres worldwide, an unrivalled advantage.
In keeping with guidelines prescribed by TEFL International for correct practices in tutoring, our classes have no more than 12 trainees on the course (with the exception of 15 on April and Sept/Oct. courses). This is an important consideration when enrolling on a course for optimal learning and trainer-to-student ratio.
The TEFL course has two main components:
- Input sessions, which involves information about methodology and language awareness.These sessions contain practical ideas about teaching and language learning theory. Trainees will participate in group and pair discussion, as well as attend lectures on various topics pertaining to teaching. The first part of language awareness is grammar. Input sessions cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal and voice. The second area is phonology. Trainees can be expected to learn about phonemics, word stress and intonation, sentence stress and intonation, rhythm and intonation and connected speech.
- Teaching practicum real life classroom and teaching experience. The course is very focused on practical, hands-on experience. Beginning in the first week of the course, our trainees teach (under the guidance of highly skilled trainers) ESL classes to local students in local Thai schools. All of our trainees will have the opportunity to complete six (50 minute) teaching practices. The 120 hours TEFL course has a very practical emphasis and deal primarily with the real skills and knowledge needed by teachers in the classroom. Whilst the course timetable may vary slightly from location to location, the content will always remain the same.
All courses conducted under supervision of a Ministry of Education (MoE) licensed language centre.
Note! Almost all our students enrolling for this course need accommodation, if that includes you we recommend upgrading to the Platinum Package . It comprises fun excursions, and other useful services in addition to a month’s accommodation in an apartment. Be part of the group experience.
The course is divided into six main areas:
The most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL/TESOL course. Course trainees teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt on the course.
a) Grammar. Covers word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasals and voice.
b) Phonology. Covers phonemics, word stress and intonation, sentence stress and intonation, rhythm and intonation, and connected speech.
This component of the course covers areas such as:
- Lesson planning
- Classroom management
- Establishing rapport
- Discipline in the classroom
- Managing equipment and teaching aids
- Creating materials
- Correction techniques
- Evaluation and testing
- Teaching vocabulary
- Teaching grammar
- Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening)
- Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing)
- Games in the classroom
- Songs in the classroom
- Teaching beginner students
- Teaching young learners
All trainees will develop materials used during the teaching practice. The materials may include visuals, realia, audio or video tape, cue cards and class handouts. Trainees are required to adapt from commercial sources, or develop original materials. The summation of this project is through the observed teaching practicum with the trainers. Continuous discussion on how the materials were used, how they could be improved and how they might be used in another context will be applied.
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