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    Course Content

    Accreditation

    The 4 week TEFL course in Prague is fully accredited by IATQuO (The International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations) and therefore meets strict quality standards. IATQuO makes monitors the quality of the program, grading criteria, assignments, tutors’ background, program coordination, and students services.


    Upon completion, you will receive an internationally recognized TEFL certificate from an accredited programme which meets the international standards for teaching English as a Foreign Languages Courses.


    4 Week Program

    In only 4 weeks you can become certified and begin teaching English as a foreign language directly after completion of your program. Our Prague TEFL program with job guarantee allows teachers to obtain full-time employment in Prague without the stress of going on countless interviews.

    For a certificate to be internationally recognized, the training course must be a minimum of 4 weeks in duration, have 100 hours of classroom tuition and 6 lessons of teaching practice. The program in Prague exceeds the international standards by offering 120 hours of classroom tuition and 8-10 hours of observed teaching practice. The teaching practices will give you a solid groundwork when you begin your ESL teaching career after the course.

    Whether your plans are to stay in Prague, travel around Europe, or travel around the world, this course will provide you with highly practical classroom skills and assist you in getting your first EFL teaching job. We believe our 4 week certification, support materials and facilities, job guarantee, job guidance, visa assistance and ongoing teacher development are the best on the market today.


    Course Content

    This is a four-week intensive course in initial teacher training, which provides highly practical knowledge in the areas of methodology, classroom techniques, and language awareness to proficient users of the English language. By the end of the course, the trainees will be able to independently plan and successfully conduct a variety of ESL lessons to adult learners whose native tongue is not English. This curriculum and approach are unique and on the cutting edge. The Course Director applies wide-ranging knowledge from his experience doing language research with chimpanzee, and helping autistic children develop language.

    The input sessions, which are very informative and interactive, cover the following topics:


    • Modern TEFL basics
    • Lesson planning
    • Classroom management
    • English phonology
    • English grammar
    • Teaching receptive skills
    • Teaching productive skills
    • Teaching lexis
    • Teaching grammar
    • Feedback and error correction
    • Psychology of short and long-term learner motivation
    • Social skills necessary for working with groups across cultures
    • Neuropsychology of memory and learning
    • Using coursebooks and reference books
    • Teaching Business English
    • Teaching one-to-one lessons
    • Using a variety of teaching aids
    • Using authentic materials
    • Language learning and acquisition
    • Cambridge exams
    • Conducting a needs analysis
    • Peer observation tasks and self-assessment
    • Developmental psychology of 1st language acquisition, neuropsychology of language


    In addition to the input sessions, trainees have the opportunity to observe live as well as videotaped lessons of experienced teachers. Further, the trainees will have at least 6 – 8 hours of teaching practice with genuine language learners at two distinct levels. Prague course trainers are all experienced teachers and teacher trainers. Our 200 plus corporate clients, where you will have at least some of your post-course lessons, include some of the best-known companies in the world. Our more than 1,000 in-school students come from all walks of Czech life.



    Lesson planning

    Assessment criteria for the teaching practice are: Lesson Plan, Engagement, Materials, Classroom Management, Timing/Tempo, Student vs. Teacher Centered, Error Correction, Self-Awareness. These criteria are graded on the scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the best, 5 being the worst). In the last 2 lessons students are expected not to receive grades lower than 3. A very important factor to the final grade is the students' overall progress and improvement in their teaching.


    Throughout the course, trainees are required to plan and conduct eight 45-minute teaching practice lessons with adult learners at different levels. By the end of the course, trainees will demonstrate a clear and consistent ability to prepare lesson plans, clearly, consistently and successfully conduct lessons and appropriately adapt, edit, expand upon and use coursebook material in the classroom.



    Timetable of a typical day:

    Week 1
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.




    Teaching Basics & Course Overview



    Teaching Receptive Skills 1: Reading & Listening Basics
    Coursebooks, Materials & Teacher Language


    Intro to Grammar Teaching




    Learner Motivation & Error Correction



    15 min.
    Break
    Break
    Break
    Break
    Break
    10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Intro to Class Mgt. TP Tips
    Lesson planning #1

    Speaking Activities


    Lesson Planning #2

    Video Observation


    12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch
    Lunch
    Lunch
    Lunch
    Lunch
    1:30 p.m. - until end of final TP


    Teaching Practice




    Teaching Practice




    Teaching Practice




    Teaching Practice




    Teaching Beginners/ Czech lesson 1:30 – 3:00
    15 min.
    Break
    Break
    Break
    Break
    Break
    60 min.

    TP Feedback
    TP Feedback
    TP Feedback
    TP Feedback
    Job Guidance



    The Outcome

    The prgram is based on student-centered, communicative methods, which are currently also used at public schools, private language schools, and universities around the world. Therefore, the ESL training you obtain during this course will certainly prove valuable and highly applicable anywhere you choose to go. You may also find that the course plus the teaching experience you will obtain an excellent foundation for future academic study in the field of TESOL or Applied Linguistics.


    Course Materials

    Your course materials come from prestigious publishing houses such as Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. The material reflects the schools, as well as the course’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art teaching materials. There is no extra charge for the course material.


    School Facilities

    The facilities are completely up to date - the teacher support library has over 3,000 volumes and the library staff is there to guide you to supplementary materials that you will find helpful both during and after the course. The 27 classrooms are comfortable and well equipped. The cafe serves hot and cold dishes as well as hosting parties for teachers. The teachers' room is equipped with photocopier, computers and internet access including WiFi and is open 6 days a week.