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Take the first step towards a rewarding teaching career with our TEFL/TESOL courses. Our support team is here to help you make the right choice and guide you towards success.

Master the Art of Teaching English

Our comprehensive courses cover everything from basic language teaching concepts to advanced English grammar. You’ll explore a wide range of topics, equipping you with the skills to become a highly effective English language teacher.

Explore the modules that will guide you on your journey to becoming a highly skilled English language teacher:

Course Overview:

  • Module 1: The TEFL/TESOL Environment – A Brief Overview
  • Module 2: Grammar – English Grammar Basics
  • Module 3: The Competent EFL/ESOL Teacher
  • Module 4: Your EFL/ESOL Learners
  • Module 5: English Grammar – Some Advanced Components
  • Module 6: Some Challenging English Language Elements
  • Module 7: Teaching Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading
  • Module 8: Expert Lesson Planning and Lesson Delivery
  • Module 9: Essential Teaching Skills in Everyday Teaching
  • Module 10: Fully Effective Classroom Management
  • Module 11: Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) – An Introduction

Equip Yourself with Effective Strategies and Techniques

Throughout our courses, you’ll learn essential strategies for teaching English to non-native speakers. From lesson planning to classroom management, we’ll equip you with the tools to create a positive and productive learning environment.

Boost Your Career Prospects as an English Language Teacher

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance your career, our courses are designed to set you up for success.

With GoTESOL, you’ll gain the expertise and confidence needed to thrive as an English language teacher.

Detailed Course Overview:

Module 1: The TEFL/TESOL Environment – A Brief Overview
  • Introduction to frequently used terms in English language teaching
  • Specific characteristics of the English language
  • Brief history of ELT methods
  • Introduction to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
  • Understanding L1 and L2 Learning
  • Key differences between learning a first (native) and second language
  • Key Influences on L2 Learning
  • Effective L2 learning strategies
Module 2: Grammar – English Grammar Basics
  • Importance of metalanguage, comprehensible communication and acceptability
  • Two types of Grammar teachers
  • Understanding the term grammar
  • Prescriptive and descriptive grammar
  • Myths about teaching grammar
  • 9 Word classes (parts of speech)
  • 12 verb tenses in an all-tenses chart with examples of usage
Module 3: The Competent EFL/ESOL Teacher
  • Attributes of a competent EFL/ESOL teacher
  • Introduction to the growth mindset
  • Facilitating language learning and acquisition
  • Understanding learners’ and the teachers’ expectations of each other
  • Different roles of a teacher
  • Peer-Observations and Co-Teaching
  • Understanding a syllabus
  • Choosing, adapting, and creating materials
  • Understanding learner levels and preparing students for international exams
  • Practical tips for teaching Beginner level
  • Introduction to lesson planning
Module 4: Your EFL/ESOL Learners
  • Understanding intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Key elements of motivation
  • Relationship between motivation and language learning
  • Identifying a motivated learner
  • Increasing learner motivation through personalisation, authentic materials, realia, competition, gamification, etc.
  • Identifying an effective learner in the classroom
  • Learners’ learning preferences
  • VAK Learner Preferences Questionnaire and activities/warmers/suggestions for each preference
  • Different learning strategies
  • Learner autonomy
  • The Plateau Effect
Module 5: English Grammar – Some Advanced Components
  • Understanding similarities and differences between English grammar and grammar in some other languages
  • Main parts of a sentence
  • Conditional forms
  • Modals
  • Voice, mood and theme
  • Cohesion
  • Register
  • Teaching grammar to young learners, teenagers, and adults
  • Making an effective grammar presentation
  • Inductive and deductive presentations
  • Different modes of presenting grammar to learners
  • Drilling
  • Correcting grammar orally
  • Practical grammar activities
  • Reliable reference materials for additional help
Module 6: Some Challenging English Language Elements
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness activities
  • Pronunciation: vowels, consonants, syllables, stress, intonation, rhythm, linking
  • Effective pronunciation teaching techniques
  • Lexis and vocabulary selection
  • Chunks, metaphors, and similes
  • Presenting vocabulary: activities and recycling
  • Connotation and denotation
  • Appropriacy of language in different cultural contexts
  • Word formation and relationships
  • Phrasal verbs, idioms, and collocations
  • Language functions and examples of functions
  • Exponents and functions in CLT
  • Language analysis: form, meaning, and use
Module 7: Teaching Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading
  • Key points for teaching listening, speaking, writing, and reading
  • Overcoming barriers to listening
  • Listening sub-skills
  • Structuring effective listening lessons
  • Effective listening strategies, exercises, and activities
  • Stimulating learner speaking
  • Key features of spoken English
  • Recognizing a ‘good’ speaker
  • Structuring effective speaking lessons
  • Effective speaking strategies, exercises, and activities
  • Mechanics, punctuation, and spelling issues in writing
  • Different types of writing
  • Writing approaches and processes
  • Macro and micro skills for effective writing
  • Structuring effective writing lessons
  • Effective writing strategies, exercises, and activities
  • Reading sub-skills
  • Structuring effective reading lessons
  • Effective reading strategies, exercises, and activities
Module 8: Expert Lesson Planning and Lesson Delivery
  • Lesson planning and delivery as the most important teaching skill
  • Lesson objectives and goals: smart objectives and types of lesson objectives
  • Purpose and principles of lesson planning
  • Deciding what to present for learning
  • Logical and sequenced planning
  • Main components of a lesson plan
  • Main components of a lesson plan
  • 5 Step Lesson Plan and explanation of the 5 key steps
  • Full example of the 5 Step Lesson Plan in action, plus lesson worksheets
  • Controlled and uncontrolled (free) exercises/activities
  • Evaluating, checking, and reflecting before delivering a lesson plan
  • Following a lesson plan but adapting it in real-time if necessary
  • Planning time
  • Post-lesson evaluation and reflection, plus self-evaluation template
  • Future lesson planning.
Module 9: Essential Teaching Skills in Everyday Teaching
  • Paralinguistics
  • Using the board effectively
  • TTT (Teacher Talking Time)
  • Eliciting
  • Concept checking
  • Giving instructions
  • Questioning strategies
  • Feedback and correction
  • Fossilisation
  • Testing and assessment explained
  • Supplementary materials
  • Visual aids and realia
  • Teaching to the multicultural classroom
  • Common English sounds and words that cause difficulty for EFL/ESOL learners
  • Teaching from a textbook
  • Effective use of technology in the classroom
  • How to teach English online
  • Presenting online classes to younger learners
  • Making effective use of materials when teaching English online
Module 10: Fully Effective Classroom Management
  • Materials and equipment for setting up a classroom
  • Essential daily routines
  • Essential vocal cues
  • Learner interaction patterns
  • Effective pair and group work
  • Classroom space
  • Managing and teaching large classes
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Classroom discipline
  • Classroom dynamics
  • Pacing
  • Handling cultural issues in the classroom
  • Trainee responsibilities in the workplace
Module 11: Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) – An Introduction
  • Who are young learners?
  • Key learning principles
  • General differences between younger young learners and older young learners
  • Affective factors in L2 learning
  • Fossilisation in L2 learning
  • Teaching grammar and lexis
  • Teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Total physical response (TPR)
  • Assessing young learners
  • Stories