TEFL TESOL Information

Our ITTT English teaching course (tefl and tesol) is recognised around the world. It prepares you for your professional role of teaching English abroad or in your home country.

The 4-week English teaching course promotes a practical approach and can be studied at many stimulating locations worldwide. There are no requirements to speak any additional language other than English because our courses use a method where the only language spoken in the classroom is English.

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Submissions from applicants aged 18 or over will be considered for our English teaching courses. Only in extraordinary situations will submissions from younger applicants be considered. There are six key sections in our on-site courses and the materials used are consistent in every location. Our TEFL/TESOL courses are demanding 4-week courses, but you will also have Plenty of time to discover your surroundings, interact with new people and explore the local culture.

TEFL/TESOL courses with ITTT

Our TEFL/TESOL courses can be described as challenging, but at ITTT we do everything we can to support our students to enable them to achieve their certification and quickly find a fulfilling job teaching English abroad.

The course has six main areas of focus:

1. teaching practice

This aspect is the primary area of any TEFL/TESOL course. This area highlights why an online or distance learning course is not enough. Our students teach actual English students which allows them to use and develop their expertise learnt throughout their course.

2. Foreign Language Experience

Our students experience tuition in an unfamiliar foreign language. They can then review this experience from the point of view of a learner to help improve their own teaching methods.

3. Language Awareness

a) This section concentrates on various grammar issues including parts of speech, simple and complex sentences, conditionals, verb tenses and modals.

b) This section also concentrates on phonology including phonemics, word stress, sentence stress, rhythm and intonation, and connected speech.

4. Student Profile

Our students work with an individual student to focus on issues such as relationship building, error evaluation and correction. Three sessions are required with the student; these sessions will involve a transcription and error evaluation of audio and visual samples, concluding with a 60 minute meeting monitored by a trainer.

5. Teaching Techniques

This area of the course covers topics including:

  • Planning Lessons
  • Classroom Organisation
  • Relationship Building
  • Classroom Discipline
  • Organising Equipment and Teaching Tools
  • Producing Resources
  • Correction Methods
  • Appraisal and assessment
  • Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Teaching Reading and Listening Skills (receptive)
  • Teaching Speaking and Writing Skills (productive)
  • Songs and Games in the Classroom
  • Educating Beginner Students
  • Educating Individual Students
  • Teaching Business English
  • Educating Young Learners

6. Materials Project

All students must develop two sets of resources to be used during the teaching practice. These resources will be helpful as you start to produce your own resources file while teaching English. The resources should be easy to transport, hard wearing and work in more than one situation (for example grammar and vocabulary).

The resources cannot be photocopied from published sources but can contain audio, visual or video tape, lesson handouts or prompting cards. Students are expected to develop their own unique resources or alter resources from commercial sources.

You will also be expected to display these resources and show how they are to be used to a course trainer. They may also suggest improvements and how you can use them in a different context.

Please click on the links below for further information about our individual course locations.