The course provides initial training, specialised knowledge and skills needed for graduates considering a career in English Language Teaching, those who wish to travel and work abroad and teachers looking for work during the summer months.
Programme Content & Structure:
The course covers Basic Teaching Skills, Teaching Practice, Language Analysis, Theories and Approaches to Language Teaching, English as a Foreign Language Methodology, Grammar Presentation, Syllabus Design, Testing, Evaluation, Introduction to Linguistics, English for Special Purposes, Portfolio Preparation, Microteaching, Teaching Young Learners, Assessment of Young Learners, Teaching Adults, Multicultural Education, Modern Developments in English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Overseas.
Classroom based learning sessions in the form of lectures, discussions and microteaching will be held one weekend per month (Friday evening 6pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-5pm) throughout the academic year. All students must complete a minimum of 50 hours supervised teaching practice and schedules for this will vary and may take place in the evenings, daytime during the week or weekends.