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TEFL Courses in Reading
We make getting qualified to teach English as a foreign language as simple and convenient as possible with our TEFL course in Reading. With a TEFL qualification from the UK’s most accredited TEFL course provider, you could teach all over the world, in the UK, and even online.
This classroom course in Reading is ideally taken alongside up to 200 hours of online study to give you the comprehensive training most employers look for. Don’t worry if you have no previous teaching experience, all our course tutors are highly experienced EFL teachers who understand exactly what it means to be in your shoes. By the end of the training you’ll be prepared to create and lead effective and engaging English lessons for the first time.
Our 120,000 course graduates have gone on to teach English in countries such as Spain, Japan, China, Mexico, and dozens more. The question is – where will TEFL take you?
Our 20-hour weekend TEFL course in Reading gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence you will need to be able to create, plan and deliver your own TEFL classes. The classes are fast-paced, and fun and you will complete activities and games that help you absorb and learn.
The course is also a great way to expand your contact list by meeting new, like-minded people to share your TEFL experience with!
A hardcopy coursebook
A reference letter from your classroom course tutor
An internationally recognised TEFL certificate (paper and electronic)
Lifetime access to our TEFL job centre
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Weekend TEFL Course ContentsThe 20-hour Weekend TEFL Course will cover:
Saturday (9am-8pm)Unit 1 - WarmersIntroducing yourself, getting to know each other, reducing inhibitions
Unit 2 - Classroom managementArranging the classroom and managing your students
Unit 3 - Getting the students to speakInventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture
Unit 4 - Introduction to grammarA first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?
Unit 5 - Foreign language lessonA beginner's lesson: find out what it's like to be on the receiving end
Unit 6 - Controlled PracticePractice activities: why we use them and some ideas for the classroom
Unit 7 - Free PracticeUsing role-play and other activities to bring your lessons to life
Unit 8 - GamesHow games can improve the learning experience
Unit 9 - More warmersMore ideas for the classroom
Unit 10 - FunctionsTeaching everyday English words and phrases
Unit 11 - Lesson planning, preparation & practiceHow to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson
Sunday (9am-6pm)Unit 12 - More warmersA little warmer for your second day
Unit 13 - Needs analysis & understanding levelsAssessing new students and understanding different levels of students
Unit 14 - PronunciationThe sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language
Unit 15 - Correcting errorsHow and when to correct in the classroom
Unit 16 - Teaching SkillsHow to teach reading & listening in the classroom
Unit 17 - GrammarA more in-depth look into tenses (Warning! Includes fun!)
Unit 18 - Lesson planning, preparation & practiceGive your Second TEFL lesson
Unit 19 - Finding work abroadHow to find your first teaching English job
It’s hands on! During our TEFL courses in Reading, our experienced trainers explain and demonstrate where appropriate, but we make sure our students get involved as much as possible. The best way to learn to TEFL is to TEFL, so look forward to lesson planning, games, and taking part in activities created by other people on the course.
You will create your very own lessons and have the chance to teach your peers. The course will enable you to fully understand how to adapt your lessons to suit different age groups and English levels.