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Teaching English as a foreign language is the perfect way to experience living and working abroad while immersing yourself in a completely new culture.
Our TEFL courses in Birmingham equip you with the set of skills needed to find employment abroad and to deliver effective and engaging English lessons.
Our internationally recognised TEFL certificates are highly respected and trusted within the TEFL industry, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding employment once you qualify!
We have a wide selection of courses available to choose from, ranging from a short 20 hour weekend classroom TEFL course all the way up to our 150 hour Premier TEFL course, which involves a 3 day classroom course plus 120 hours of online study.
While selecting the best course for you, make sure your bear in mind that most employers look for people who have at least 120 hours of TEFL training with an accredited TEFL provider, so we highly recommend our Premier courses to make you stand out to employers worldwide.
If you need help deciding on which course is the best fit for you, make sure you check out our TEFL course chooser!
Our Birmingham TEFL classroom training courses are held on selected dates either over 20 hours at the weekend or 30 hours running from a Monday to Wednesday. Our training courses are led by our highly experienced and qualified TEFL tutors, who are dedicated to making your intensive classroom training session as informative and fun as possible!
During your course you will learn about TEFL teaching methods, how to teach engaging grammar and skills TEFL lessons and importantly, how to handle a class full of students! There will even be a short foreign language lesson included to demonstrate techniques used to teach a complete novice language learner.
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Our TEFL courses in Birmingham are normally run by our highly qualified and experienced TEFL tutors Asif, Meryl and Lizzie.
Caroline has a degree in English and a postgraduate qualification in Education. She later took a TEFL course and moved to Madrid to teach for 2 years and Shanghai for a year. Caroline has also taught in Poland where she achieved an A-grade in her CELTA qualification.
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Weekend TEFL Course Contents
The 20-hour Weekend TEFL Course will cover:
Unit 1 - WarmersIntroducing yourself, getting to know each other, reducing inhibitions
Unit 2 - Classroom managementArranging the classroom and managing your students
Unit 3 - Getting the students to speakInventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture
Unit 4 - Introduction to grammarA first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?
Unit 5 - Foreign language lessonA beginner's lesson: find out what it's like to be on the receiving end
Unit 6 - Controlled PracticePractice activities: why we use them and some ideas for the classroom
Unit 7 - Free PracticeUsing role play and other activities to bring your lessons to life
Unit 8 - GamesHow games can improve the learning experience
Unit 9 - More warmersMore ideas for the classroom
Unit 10 - FunctionsTeaching everyday English words and phrases
Unit 11 - Lesson planning, preparation & practiceHow to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson
Unit 12 - More warmersA little warmer for your second day
Unit 13 - Needs analysis & understanding levelsAssessing new students and understanding different levels of students
Unit 14 - PronunciationThe sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language
Unit 15 - Correcting errorsHow and when to correct in the classroom
Unit 16 - Teaching SkillsHow to teach reading & listening in the classroom
Unit 17 - GrammarA more in-depth look into tenses (Warning! Includes fun!)
Unit 18 - Lesson planning, preparation & practiceGive your Second TEFL lesson
Unit 19 - Finding work abroadHow to find your first teaching English job
3 day TEFL Course Contents
Unit 15 - Correcting errorsHow and when to correct in the classroom.
Unit 18 - Teaching young learnersStrategies & ideas for teaching young learners
Unit 19 - Finding work abroadHow to find your first teaching English job.
Final teaching practice
Certain employers will only hire TEFL teachers who are over 20. This is because some employers/countries ask for a degree and so graduates will tend to be around 21. When a degree is not essential it is perfectly possible to find work if you are younger but there will not be as wide a range of job opportunities. You may find you have the most success if you volunteer for a while as there are not so many age restrictions – you also don’t tend to need a degree to volunteer. You could also look to see if there are any positions to become a classroom assistant.
It’s hands on! Our TEFL Birmingham courses are run by our experienced and highly qualified TEFL tutors. We believe that getting involved in activities and putting what you learn immediately into practice is the best way to effectively retain the information you have just learned.
There will be an opportunity to put your lesson plan into action and deliver your own mini TEFL lesson to your peers. You will receive constructive feedback to help you improve for future lessons.
Tutors are very good at adapting activities and topics to suit the classroom audience, so no matter what your professional or educational background, your ideas and opinions will be valued.
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