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TEFL Courses in Galway
Become a qualified EFL teacher with our TEFL course in Galway. With a TEFL qualification you could teach English all over the world, or even from the comfort of your own home as an online English teacher! Whatever your goal, we’re here to support you.
Don’t worry if you have no previous teaching experience – our course graduates have come from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, from call centre workers, to bankers, managers, recent university graduates, and business owners. This course will prepare you with the skills and confidence required to teach English for the first time.
We strongly recommend taking this course with one of our online options as well, to provide you with the most comprehensive training. TEFL courses are measured in hours and most employers worldwide require candidates to have at least a 120-hour qualification. Our TEFL course in Galway is easily combined with up to 200 hours of online study to bring your hours up to the industry standard.
Our 20-hour weekend TEFL course in Galway 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 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 Contents
The 20-hour Weekend TEFL Course will cover:
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
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
Online courses, as the name suggests, are completed entirely online. You will gain a full understanding of English grammar and classroom teaching techniques under the guidance of an online personal tutor. Online courses can be completed at any time – great if you work full time or have certain time commitments.
It’s hands on! During our TEFL courses in Galway, 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.