“Excellent, I highly recommend the course. I’m starting a CELTA course soon and have no teaching experience. This course has helped me understand the basics of teaching a CELTA course. I feel confident and I’m now looking forward to start the CELTA...”→Read More
“Excellent, I highly recommend the course. I’m starting a CELTA course soon and have no teaching experience. This course has helped me understand the basics of teaching a CELTA course. I feel confident and I’m now looking forward to start the CELTA course.”→Read Less
What is English language teaching about? Find out in this introduction to the key concepts that English teachers apply in their teaching today, like learner centredness, learner needs and how to make language learning relevant and engaging.
Visit the language school. See teachers in the classroom and international teachers in the field reflect on their teaching.
Feel confident about what teaching new language really involves as we introduce you to the main concepts that English language teachers cover when they teach new words, grammar and lexis- a new concept you'll need to find out about! ;).
“The course would be helpful for all applicants of CELTA-like TEFL courses including the Irish CELT because in my experience the greatest obstacle to confident, coherent lesson planning and successful course completion has been the difficulty in acquiring and maintaining a grasp of the central principles of modern language teaching.”
“The ELT Campus TEFL Preparation Course is definitely worth its modest price and the time one needs to invest in completing the course. Anyone planning to do a CELTA will greatly benefit from the basic orientation and understanding that the TEFL Prep Course provides. The videos offer a glimpse into what a 'real' ELT classroom is like, invaluable for those with no experience in particular.”
“The TEFL Preparation Course for CELTA by ELTCampus was shortlisted for the Innovation in Teacher Resources Award, 2016.”
“I wish there had been an orientation course available before I did the CELTA course! I was already a qualified teacher. I am a native speaker of English. I thought this should be the easiest topic to teach to date. It was the most difficult! I had no idea about terms like "graded language", "language skills", "TTT", or "choral drilling" etc etc. Three fellow CELTA students pulled out in the first week! If you are thinking of doing any type of TEFL course , even if you already have a teaching qualification, I would strongly recommend taking the "TEFL Preparation Course" with the very dedicated teaching team at ELTCAMPUS to give you an insight into all the new terminology and teaching skills you will have to learn. They can also help you to save time, money and the biggie....Stress!”
Is this course fully online? When can I start?
100% Online. Start when you want!
How long does it take? I'm about to take my English teacher training!
Total time: 12- 17 hours approx. So, you could do 2.5 hours/week or 3 hours over four days. We recommend to get the most our of the course that you give yourself at least a week.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes! When you complete the course, you get a blockchained certificate and a badge to store in your online portfolio or backback or share to linked in.
- How to use this course FREE TRIAL
- What do you know about teaching approaches in language classrooms? FREE TRIAL
- A message from the course tutor FREE TRIAL
- Meet our internationally based teachers who have contributed ideas and shared their reflections in this course. FREE TRIAL
- What do I need to know as I start this course? FREE TRIAL
- What is Learner Centredness? FREE TRIAL
- Activity: Consider the scenarios and decide whether they are found in a Teacher-Centred or Learner-Centred classroom. FREE TRIAL
- Ideas, theories and principles connected to the learner-centred classroom. FREE TRIAL
- Activity: Now that you’ve watched the introductory video, have a look at these definitions and choose the correct learning concept. FREE TRIAL
- Test your learning FREE TRIAL
- Observing Teachers in the Classroom I
- Note down your observations
- We changed platform and couldn't move the conversation! See our previous discussion group's thread about learner centredness and add you own thoughts to the new discussion thread on the left. FREE TRIAL
- Teachers Reflect I: Teachers, from a variety of backgrounds and teaching experiences, reflect on issues of learner-centredness.
- Let's analyse some real classroom materials
- Compare your thoughts with our answers to the classroom material analysis.
- Classroom Materials Analysis Quiz
- Finally, let's apply our knowledge to some teaching and learning scenarios
- Scenario 2
- Scenario 3
- Scenario 4
- Classroom management, teacher talk and rapport
- See our previous thread on teacher-student relationships and add your own thoughts to the new discussion thread on left.
- What are Interaction Patterns?
- Activity: Think carefully about how the following activities can be done to maximise learning for everyone.
- Apply this idea
- What is Monitoring?
- Consider the following classroom scenarios. Think about what should happen.
- Keys To Effective Task Setting
- Apply this Idea
- Test Your Understanding
- Observing Teachers in the Classroom II
- Note down your observations
- Teachers Reflect II: Our participating teachers, from a variety of backgrounds and teaching experiences, reflect on issues of classroom management.
- The Roles of the Teacher
- Rapport and Dynamics: Review of a Teacher Trainee’s Self-Evaluation Exercise
- Classroom Materials Analysis Quiz: Review of a Teacher Trainee’s Self-Evaluation Exercise
- Let's apply our knowledge to some teaching and learning scenarios.
- Apply this Idea
- What is Needs Based Learning and Analysis?
- When we talk about learner needs, what is differentiation?
- Activity: Is this a traditional, undifferentiated or a differentiated classroom?
- Learning Styles and Preferences
- Time to Check your Understanding