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Advanced Courses for Teachers

THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN IELTS FOR TEACHERS

*There is a £50 discount on these advanced courses for INTESOL trained teachers

This course is for you if your employer asks you to prepare students for the IELTS exam.

COURSE AIMS

The aim of this course is to give you knowledge of the structure of the IELTS test and the kinds of tasks candidates do on the test as well as give you ideas how to help your students achieve success on IELTS. As a teacher of English, you may already have a stock of skill-building activities up your sleeve, but this course will look at how the four main skills and a number of micro-skills can be developed and practised with the IELTS test in mind.

COURSE CONTENT

  1. General Information
  2. Listening
  3. Reading
  4. Writing
  5. Speaking
  6. Structuring Your IELTS Course

There are no exams, the course is continually assessed.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH

*There is a £50 discount on these advanced courses for INTESOL trained teachers

This is a distance learning course

We are increasingly being asked to supply teachers who are trained in and qualified in teaching Business English.

If you would like to be fully prepared for any teaching situation you may wish to consider an additional qualification and take the Advanced Certificate in Business English to follow on from the 150 or 190 Hour Certificate in TESOL.

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1

Types of E.S.P. – this looks at the purpose for which the student needs to learn English, ie occupational eg hospital medical staff; academic eg those intending to study in English mother tongue higher education establishments; for science & technology etc.
TASK – Identifying learners.

UNIT 2

Class profiles, needs analysis and motivation
TASK – Identifying learner groups and their motivation. Ways of increasing motivation and maintaining motivation.

UNIT 3

Testing and Examinations – looking at placement and diagnostic tests; progress tests; types of testing etc.
TASK – Test design, marking and monitoring progress

UNIT 4

English for Academic Purposes –
TASK – Looking at different types of exercise and identifying the purpose of each; note writing etc.

UNIT 5

English for Occupational purposes – looking at anaphoric and cataphoric reference, substitution, ellipsis, coherence markers etc.
TASK – Planning lessons on note-taking, telephone skills etc.

UNIT 6

Lesson and Syllabus planning – choosing textbooks, designing your own materials.
TASK – Designing a syllabus and detailed lesson plans from given class profiles or your own if you have access to students. There are many examples of exercises and texts given throughout the course. 

There are no exams, the course is continually assessed.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

*There is a £50 discount on these advanced courses for INTESOL trained teachers

The Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners is a specially designed course for those who would like to acquire additional skills to teach children and teenagers.

This course is ideal if you:

  • Plan to specialise in teaching English to young learners in your future career.
  • Are currently teaching English to young learners and would like to develop a greater understanding of successful methods for the classroom.
  • Are planning to teach in the Far East and have a Certificate in TEFL/TESOL which did not include TEYL

Course Aims

This course is aimed at those EFL/ESOL teachers who seek professional development in the field of TEFL / TESOL and are interested in learning about teaching young learners of English.

Through a number of readings and practical tasks you will gain a deep insight into how general teaching principles can be applied in the Young Learners EFL/ESOL classroom.

The course covers 3 main aspects of teaching young learners:

  • What it means to be a young language learner
  • Principles and theories for the young learner classroom
  • Teaching teenagers

We thus provide a thorough coverage of the main principles underlying Teaching English in the Young Learners classroom.

This course is available to those who have already studied the Certificate in TESOL with INTESOL, or those who hold a 100 hour + TEFL/TESOL certificate issued from an accredited organisation. To check if you qualify, please email the admissions team at lidia@intesolrussia.com.

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1 – THE YOUNG LANGUAGE LEARNER

Module 1 – Characteristics of a young language learner
Module 2 – Characteristics of a young learners teacher 

UNIT 2 – TEFL IN THE PRIMARY (ELEMENTARY) CLASSROOM

Module 1 – A comparison of young and adult learners of English
Module 2 – Error correction and real communication with young learners
Module 3 – Activities for young learners

UNIT 3 – YOUNG LEARNERS AND MATERIALS

Module 1 – Exploiting young learners materials
Module 2 – Curriculum design for a young learners class
Module 3 – Language immersion opportunities

UNIT 4 – TEACHING TEENAGERS

Module 1 – Creating a communicative teen class
Module 2 – Managing teenagers 

There are no exams, the course is continually assessed.

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