We bet you never thought that watching the silver screen could improve your TEFL skills. Well, maybe your computer screen is more matt black than silver and perhaps popcorn and keyboards don’t mix too well, but the basic principle is right: take the TEFL in Action Course, watch … and learn!
Real TEFL lessons
You’re all for the flexibility and depth of an online TEFL course, but what is a real classroom actually like? How can you experience the body language and the individual touches that make a great teacher? The TEFL in Action Course is your chance to find out. It features eight user-friendly videos of experienced TEFL teachers using their skills with real students… there’s no special software to download, just click and play. By the end, you’ll have a much better idea of how to correct your students without affecting their confidence and enthuse them by putting the activities you’ve learnt into practice.
Bring it all together
The course is a great way to make sure you’ve learnt everything needed to step in front of your own class. At the end of each video, you’ll be asked about the different techniques used by the teacher and critically analyze why they were used. This is great because the students in your own classroom will all be different, so this will get you thinking about different learning styles, the skills used and how the activities featured can appeal to different people.
Fire your imagination
Flexibility is an attribute of all great teachers. Not only should you be willing to do the occasional extra lesson to progress your career, but you should also be able to adapt to changing circumstances within the classroom. The questions after the video will help you learn about improving the lessons and adapting them to different levels. Imagination is the key: you never know, you might teach a thing or two to the expert tutor who marks your course!
Preparation is the key
A good teacher is always well prepared and no activity stands on its own; it should be part of an overall plan that gets your students where they want to be. The TEFL in Action Course will get you thinking about preparing for and following up the activities to ensure that your students get the most out of them.
Maybe the best thing about the TEFL in Action Course is that it’ll get you even more excited about the adventure you’re about to embark on. You’ll see how fun teaching can be and how, from the moment you step into that classroom, even the simplest activity can help your students to learn.