Courses

Courses

120 HOUR – FOUR WEEK INTENSIVE TEFL COURSE:

Our four week 120 hour Intensive program is designed to prepare any teacher for the classroom environment. Our experienced TEFL trainers are certified to teach proper teaching techniques and ensure that all trainees who complete the course are well rounded and informed before completion.

During the course each trainee is required to complete 6 observed teaching practices and must be in attendance every day the TEFL course is scheduled. (Missing any information taught on any day is critical to the TEFL trainee’s success.)

The practice teachings are scheduled throughout the 4 week course allowing the trainee to reflect on any feedback they have received from their TEFL trainer and peers. During the last week, trainees will have ample opportunity to put all of the teaching theory they have learned into their final  teaching practices so it is paramount that each trainee attend their scheduled classes.

WECI TEFL COURSE - 4 STAGES:

STAGE 1 -

  • Thai culture and language
  • Icebreakers / Class introductions / Rapport
  • Classroom resources and materials
  • Brain based learning theory (TBM)

STAGE 2 -

  • Lesson aims
  • Presenting target language and language analysis
  • Concept checking
  • Eliciting/body language and gestures
  • Grading language (imperative, simple, clear)
  • Setting up activities (demo, giving instructions, etc.)

STAGE 3 -

  • Monitoring
  • Student motivation
  • Awareness of students needs
  • Awareness of self
  • Effective use of the whiteboard
  • Effective presentation
  • Error correction

STAGE 4 - 

  • Lesson progression (controlled –> open practice)
  • Making the lesson student centered (teaching as a guide, not a lecturer)
  • Variety and balance of class activities
  • Pacing and timing of lessons

All TEFL trainees are required  to resource or make their own teaching materials during their practice teaching lesson. TEFL trainer will be available to advise and assist in any way possible, but it is up to the trainee to prepare their own lessons. WECI offers resouorces, computers and printers for the trainees to use. These materials may include: visual, audio, video, cue cards and class handouts.

COURSE ASSESSMENT AND GRADING:

  1. Observed teaching practice and lesson planning: 65% of your grade
  2. Teaching theory assignments and participation: 35% of your grade

Trainees must be prepared to listen, participate, receive and give feedback, and most importantly, show progress in their ability to apply what they have learned to real teaching practice during the course. This training requires 100% attendance, however, in case of an emergency, the absence is excused and time can be made up with the tutors guidence.