Teacher Training for non-native teachers of English

Minimum entry level: Intermediate

English Teacher Training course description

Even successful, experienced English language teachers can benefit from a refresher from time to time. Our live online Teacher Training course for non-native teachers of English is a perfect chance to explore the latest methodologies and keep in touch with the modern use of the English language. This course has been designed to encompass a broad range of EFL topics and to cover the most recent developments in English language teaching. The course is based on the TKT Teaching Knowledge Test preparation materials as well as our own materials written by our teachers. It will cover the “language of teaching”, how to use resources, lesson planning and classroom management. Your course will be taught by an experienced and qualified native British teacher, and you will have the opportunity to exchange your teaching experiences and ask any questions you may have.

 

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English Teacher Training course outcomes

By the end of the course you will have a sound knowledge and understanding of:

– Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
– Different approaches and methodologies including current developments
– Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
– Language skills and learner problems
– Resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
– Key concepts and terminology related to assessment

 

English Teacher Training course sample syllabus

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Learning and Teaching Principles
– Techniques and principles in Language Teaching
– Understanding Teachers roles
– Introduction to Young Learners’ learning styles
– Different Young Learners’ learning styles
– How to adapt your lessons to cater for the different learning styles of your students
– How to teach Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking in Primary Schools
– How to include alternative teaching methods in your classroom
– Where the English Language come from or how to explain some of the less obvious areas of the structure and lexis of the language

Techniques for teaching and assessing all skills
Listening Skills:
– How to develop Listening Skills
– How to assess Listening Skills

Reading Skills:
– How to develop reading skills
– How to assess reading skills
– How to develop Critical Reading Strategies
– How to use decoding as a reading skill

Writing Skills:
– How to understand the essential writing skills in formal assessments
– How to relate experiences in writing
– How to understand Genre and Theme in Writing
– How to understand Hedging and Modality in writing
– How to use analysis and reporting techniques in writing
– How to assess Writing Skills

Speaking Skills:
– How to develop Speaking Skills
– How to develop fluency in Speaking
– How to develop teen’s Speaking Skills
– How to practise and develop speaking skills in higher levels
– How to assess speaking skills; How to correct speaking mistakes

FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Learning and Teaching Principles
– Techniques and principles in language teaching
– How to understand the different Teachers’ roles in the classroom.
– How to use classroom language effectively
– What are the different learning styles and how to apply this to your teaching plan
– How to include alternative techniques in your classroom
– Where does the English language come from or explain some of the less obvious areas of the structure and lexis of the language

Learning and Teaching Techniques
– The most popular English Language teaching techniques from all over the world and how to apply them
– How to select and research the right materials
– What are receptive and productive skills and how to develop them
– How to teach and test grammar effectively
– What is Blended Learning and how to use it to teach English Effectively
– How to organise and manage the classroom environment
– How to engage students
– How to teach large groups and hold workshops
– How to conduct the right type of assessments
– How to correct and give feedback in a productive manner
– How to give feedback to the whole class
– How to apply the different features of spoken English in general communication

Techniques for teaching and assessing all skills
Listening Skills:
– How to develop Listening Skills
– How to assess Listening Skills

Reading Skills:
– How to develop Reading Skills
– How to assess Reading Skills
– How to develop critical reading strategies
– How to use decoding as a Reading Skill

Writing Skills:
– How to understand the essential Writing Skills in formal assessments
– How to relate experiences in Writing
– How to understand Genre and Theme in Writing
– How to understand Hedging and Modality in Writing
– How to use analysis and reporting techniques in Writing;How to assess Writing Skills
Speaking Skills: How to develop Speaking Skills; How to develop fluency in Speaking; How to develop teen’s Speaking Skills; How to practise and develop Speaking Skills in higher levels; How to assess Speaking Skills; How to correct Speaking mistakes

FOR UNIVERSITY TEACHERS AND LECTURERS

Language Acquisition theories and issues regarding communicative competence
– First Language Acquisition vs Second Language Acquisition
– How to understand and apply Krashen’s Second Language acquisition theory to English learning
– How do theories of second language acquisition affect Language Teaching Methodology
– How to use alternative methodologies in the classroom
– How to design an effective syllabus
– How to use Blended Learning as a way to successfully support self-study for your learners
– Strategies for developing learners’ receptive and productive skills
– How to help Adult and Young Learners to communicate in Speaking classes with confidence
– How to teach Reading Skills and Inferencing
– Reading Strategy: how to teach Decoding
– The importance of Writing sub-Skills in Testing English as a Foreign Language
– How to apply features of spoken English in Academia
– Top 10 ESL activities for university students and adults
– How to use self-assessment to improve your teaching performance

Fundamentals of English Language linguistics
– Basic Linguistic Notions
– Analysing Chomsky’s Linguistic Theories
– The roots of the English Language and some of the less obvious areas of the structure and lexis of the language
– Morphology and Word Formation
– Grammatical categories
– The parts of the Speech problem and word classes
– The noun as a central lexical unit
– Verb: The most complex part of the speech
– Syntax and basic Syntactic notions
– The word Group Theory
– The sentence and the Utterance
– The text and text linguistics
– Pragmatics – Speech – Act Theory
– Discourse analysis
– The use of articles in English
– The subject matter of Psycholinguistics

 

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