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Eurospeak Language Schools Ltd     [Provider profile and all courses offered]
Course Title:4 Week Trinity CertTESOL - Eurospeak Teacher Training (Reading,UK) 0 Review
Course location
Country:United Kingdom
Address:Eurospeak, 29A Chain Street
Mode of Delivery:Face to face
Final qualification: Trinity College CertTESOL
Course fee including any registration fees:GBP 1,195.00 (*EUR 1,451.10, USD 2,007.05)
Minimum number of Teaching Practice hours:6
Maximum number of Teaching Practice hours:6
Supporting documentation:
Career support:- A dedicated placement officer
- Partnership with over 30 Language Schools and training organisations around the world
- Fully operation school in Berkshire, UK and Almaty, Kazakhstan with continuous need for new teachers
- CV writing assistance and interview tips
Means of Assessment
Titles of written assignmentsLanguage Awareness, including grammar and phonology, assessed via:
• A series of task and in Teaching Practice
• A test towards the end of the course

A Learner Profile, assessed through:
• The preparation of a simple linguistic profile and needs analysis, including some basic phonemic transcription, of a single learner
• The planning of, and reflection on, a one-to-one lesson
• The preparation of recommendations for the learner’s future language

A Materials Assignment, assessed through:
• A written rationale for the development of two pieces of teaching material
• A written evaluation of the use of these in classroom teaching
• An interview with a Trinity moderator to discuss the above and the ways in which
materials development is beneficial to the development of teaching skills

An Unknown Language, assessed through:
• A journal covering trainees’ reflective comments based on four hours’ tuition in an unknown language from the point of view of a beginner, including an analysis of the key aspects of methods and classroom management that affect the learner positively and negatively
Observed teaching practice with language learnersyes
Final examination - please specify what is to be examined Teaching Skills, assessed through:
• Trainees’ performance in, and evaluation of, six hours of teaching with real learners (Teaching Practice or ‘TP’)
• A journal including trainees’ own lesson plans, with self- and tutor- evaluation
• A journal covering trainees’ reflective comments following observation of four hours
of ESOL teaching by experienced teachers
Portfolio of evidence of competence yes
Assessment criteria:Professional awareness and development are an ongoing theme. Successful trainees must demonstrate an awareness of the needs of other colleagues in the team, teaching and non-teaching, and the value of mutual support in the teaching, learning and training environment. They must also demonstrate an awareness of the need for professional development during and after the course, based on a constructive response to training input and feedback from tutors and peers.
Course entry requirements:No experience of teaching is required - the course is available to anyone with at least ‘A’ Level education or equivalent. You may be a college graduate, a professional person looking for a career change, a teacher of another subject, a volunteer with prior experience of helping ESOL learners, a person who sees TESOL as a means of living and working abroad or indeed in the UK, or a gap-year student.

Non-native English speakers and international applicants are also welcome. However, if English is not your first language, you need a level of proficiency in English equivalent to at least the Certificate in Advanced English, or an IELTS score of 7.0, TOEFL 600. Native speakers would be expected to have a GCSE in English language.
All applicants will be expected to complete a pre-interview task, attend an interview, provide copies of qualifications (and/or language proficiency) certificates, and then complete a further pre-course task (on acceptance).
Entry Age: Minimum18
Entry Age: Maximum-
Course dates:From 2013-11-25 to 2013-12-20
From 2014-01-20 to 2014-02-14
From 2014-02-24 to 2014-03-21
Course length: total hours:140
Total observed and assessed teaching practice hours:14
Course duration:4 weeks
Tutor-trainee ratio:1 to 4
Minimum tutor qualifications:Approved Trinity CertTESOL Tutor
Minimum ELT teacher training experience of tutors:N/A
Minimum ELT language teaching experience of tutors:5 years
Course content:
  • Needs analysis design
  • Conducting a needs analysis
  • Interpreting needs analyses' results
  • Negotiating learning objectives
  • Planning courses
  • Planning lesson sequences
  • Planning individual lessons
  • Theories of language learning
  • Approaches to the teaching/learning of a foreign/second language
  • Selection of appropriate teaching styles and techniques
  • Effective management of teaching/learning
  • Presentation of new language and promotion of its production
  • Originating learner material to support achievement of learning
  • Selection of appropriate learning materials
  • Adaptation of existing learning materials
  • Use of appropriate learning materials
  • Role of the teacher
  • Class management
  • Teaching of the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Effective use of audio material
  • Effective use of video material
  • Effective use of the Internet
  • Effective use of pair work
  • Effective use of group work
  • One to one teaching
  • Effective use of role play
  • Effective use of simulation
  • Learner autonomy and the promotion of self-managed learning
  • Negotiated syllabi
  • Language analysis
  • Phonology
  • Assessment of learners' language learning achievements
  • Provision of appropriate feedback to learners on their achievements
  • Alternative methods of assessment
  • Evaluation and modification of lessons
  • Evaluation and modfication of lesson sequences
  • Evaluation and modification of courses
  • Evaluation of own teaching performance
  • Levels trained for & taught in teaching practice:Elementary
    Lower intermediate
    Higher intermediate
    Age groups trained for & taught in teaching practice:adults
    teenagers (in summers only)
    Minimum number of language learners in teaching practice groups:6-12
    English for specific purposes covered:Academic purposes
    Preparation for EFL examinations covered:KET
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