The program includes 140 hours of classroom time and over 10 hours of observed teaching practice 10 hours peer observations and feedback sessions, 8 hours of supported lesson planning time with experienced teachers, and 4 hours observing experienced teachers; therefore, it exceeds the international standards.
The training days can be long; on certain days during teaching practice, you might even be required to stay until 8:30 pm. So, be sure to sleep well and come ready to embark on a life-changing adventure with our staff and English language learners!
A typical day schedule could be as follows:
9:30-11:00 Session-Foreign Language Experience II
11:15-12:30 Teaching Vocabulary
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 Live Teaching Demo/Feedback: Lesson Plan Type 1
15:30-17:00 Lesson Planning 1 Session
17:00-17:15 Reflective Journal Writing
Days can be long, with training sessions usually taking place from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, with two short breaks (one mid-morning, the other mid-afternoon) and a one-hour lunch break. Training session days begin in the morning and end on a contemplative note in the afternoon with a few minutes spent quietly writing in a process journal.
On days set aside for lesson planning and teaching practices, a staff member is available during center hours to provide assistance and answer questions. Occasionally, trainees are required to be available during evening hours for demo lesson observations and teaching practices. These normally end around 8:30 pm and sometimes much earlier.
While getting certified you will see the following topics: -Course overview -General principles and techniques -Communicative activities -Methodologies -Language Analysis sessions (various) -How to teach vocabulary -How to teach beginners -Lesson planning 1, 2, 3 -Demo lessons -Lesson planning help -Phonology 1 and 2 -How to teach young learners -1 -1 lessons -Journal writing -Classroom management -Video analysis -Foreign language experience -How to teach skills -How to teach grammar -CV session -Cultural considerations in ESOL -Final Exam -Teaching Practice -Syllabus/lesson design -Instructor-led supplementary discussion -Portfolio creation and presentation -Mock interviewing
Included life skills are: -Interpersonal skills -Intrapersonal skills -Communication skills -Presentation skills -Employment awareness skills -Multi-cultural awareness skills -Personal welfare skills -Organizational skills -Culture immersion awareness.