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Why complete a TEFL CourseAll native english can speak good english but all native english speakers cannot teach english. I as an english speaker thought I could teach english to any foreign person and if you gave me a course book and material to cover maybe I could teach a class but I?m not sure I?d do a good job of it. If I was taking a course in any subject I would expect my teacher to be well trained, competent and be an expert in the subject. TEFL teaches you how to be all of these. Many people learnt how to structure and use grammar in school but not many people remember the fundamentals of english grammar. TEFL revises all of the important grammatical tenses and structures and teaches use how to teach these fundamentals to our students. About half of the TEFL course consists of teaching grammar. It covers the present tenses, the past tenses, the future tenses, conditionals and reported speech, modal auxiliary verbs, passive voice, relative clauses and phrasal verbs. There are exercises at the end of each module, in which the student must answer questions and give examples to prove they fully understand the content of each module. The online tutor will comment on the completed exercise and if the student does not fully understand the module, the online tutor will provide extra material to ensure that the student understands. The course also teaches us about different teaching methods and which methods are most recommended by TEFL. Feedback is important and the teacher should be positive, TEFL teaches us how to deal with students? mistakes and errors, and not dwell on students? mistake too much. The TEFL course divides classes into three different phases, the engage phase, the study phase and the activate phase. The three phases can be used in this order or mixed up to form a patchwork or boomerang ESA lesson. It is always important to start with an engage phase and finish on activate stage. The TEFL course includes teaching receptive skills, reading and listening and teaching productive skills, speaking and writing. The course also includes information about the different equipment and the teaching aids a teacher may use in the classroom. Teaching of pronunciation and phonology in another module in this course, it is a very important module in teaching students how to say words in english. This module includes articulation and how to use the phonemic alphabet. The course includes information on course books and lesson materials and how a teacher should choose and use the course book for the class. The course also covers the topic of evaluation and testing of the learners, the different types of testing and what the test should be used for. The course also deals with discipline and the difference in teaching different groups for example children and business students. The most important thing that the TEFL teaches is the importance of planning, this includes planning each class and planning the course they wish to teach. Planning the lesson is vital, it structures the class and a certain time is allocated to each part of the lesson. It also acts as a checklist to ensure that the teacher is prepared and has all of the material she/he requires for that lesson. The lesson plan is also a record the teacher or another teacher might refer to in the future. I highly recommend completing a TEFL course if you plan is to teach english. The teacher and their future students will benefit very much from this.