So, You Wanna Teach English...

Ticking the right boxes:

  • English Language Teaching: key concepts and terminology input lessons, study tasks, quizzes and understanding of key objectives in classroom materials.

  • Videos of teachers in the classroom and interviews with teachers in the field.

  • 100% Online. Start when you want! Take it at your own pace (More than 17 hours in total)

Reviews From Experts in the Field

“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.”

Teacher Trainer and Author of "A Concise Grammar for English Language Teachers" and "Essential Phonetics for English Language Teachers"

Tony Penston

“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.”

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Steve Oakes

“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!”

Pronunciation Consultant and Content Writer for Pronunciation.Club

Marianne Jordan

Passionate about making teachers great!

  • Ready to take your CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL course?

    A finalist in the 2016 Eltons Awards for English Language Teacher Resources, the TEFL Preparation Course is written by Jamie King, a highly experienced trainer in the field of English language teaching (ELT).

  • See teachers at work. Feel part of the classroom.

    What does an English language class look sound and feel like? See English language teachers from different backgrounds and countries in action.

  • Hit the ground running. Do better feel better.

    This course is guaranteed to better prepare you for your training and build your confidence through a basic introduction to key terms and concepts used in English teaching today.

Example of Course Content

  • 03
    M1 Learner Centredness: Visit to the Language School
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    M1 Learner Centredness: Classroom Materials and Scenarios
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    • 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
  • 05
    M2 What is Classroom Management?
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    • 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
  • 06
    M2 Classroom Management: Visit to the Language School
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    • Observing Teachers in the Classroom II
    • Note down your observations
    • Teachers Reflect II
    • The Roles of the Teacher
  • 07
    M2 Classroom Management: Classroom Materials and Scenarios
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    • 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
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    M3 What are Learner Needs and Differences?
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    • 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
  • 09
    M3 Learner Needs and Differences: Visit to the Language School
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    • Observing Teachers in the Classroom III
    • Note down your observations
    • Teachers Reflect III
  • 10
    M3 Learner Needs and Differences Language School Materials Analysis
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    • Example of Class/Learner Profiling
    • Example of Learner Profiling
    • Classroom Materials Analysis Quiz: Learner Profiling
    • Accommodating Differentiation in the Classroom
    • Let's apply some of our new knowledge to these teaching scenarios. Scenario 1
    • Scenario 2
    • Scenario 3
  • 11
    M4 What is Language Clarification?
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    • What are Language Systems?
    • What is MPF (Meaning, Pronunciation & Form) ?
    • Let's check our understanding of the concept of a CCQ (Concept Checking Question)
    • Let's check up on key terms and concepts of the module so far...
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    M4 Language Clarification: Visit to the Language School
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    • Observing Teachers in the Classroom IV: What is Contextualisation, Clarifying Meaning, Form and Pronunciation?
    • How can we personalise course content?
    • Teachers Reflect IV
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    M4 Language Clarification: Classroom Materials and Scenarios
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    • Contextualisation: Look as these two material samples and follow with the next video.
    • What is "contextualisation" and how do course and classroom materials try to establish this?
    • Classroom Materials Analysis Quiz: Creating context for presenting new language.
    • Let's apply some of our new knowledge to this coursebook material
    • Answers
  • 14
    M5 What is Language Practice?
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    • The Principles of Language Practice
    • Personalisation in Communicative Language Practice
    • Explain "Communicative Language Teaching" in your own words
    • Complete the simple exercise below to consolidate your understanding of what “Controlled and Freer Language Practice” is.
    • What is feedback in language learning and what are the ways we give it?
    • Time to check the terms and concepts
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    M5 Language Practice: Visit to the Language School
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    • Observing Teachers in the Classroom V
    • Note down your observations
    • Teachers Reflect V: Teachers talk with our CELTA and Delta teacher trainer Jamie about the purpose of controlled language practice activities.
    • Teachers Reflect V: Sinem from Turkey talks about pronunciation practice activities she does in class
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    M5 Language Practice: Classroom Materials and Scenarios
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    • Materials Analysis: A grammar focused practice activity
    • Let's analyse the material together
    • Materials Analysis: A pronunciation practice activity
    • Answers
    • Ideas for the Classroom
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    M6 What are Receptive Skills?
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    • Listening and reading are "Receptive Skills". What are the principles behind how we stage a receptive skills lesson?
    • Key points to manage the stages of a receptive skills lesson effectively
    • Time to check we've got this.
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    M6 Receptive Skills: Visit to the Language School
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    • Observing Teachers in the Classroom VI: Jen's Class: See how the pre/while/post stages of a reading lesson starts to take shape.
    • Observing Teachers in the Classroom VI: Jen's Class: See how the pre/while/post stages of a listening lesson starts to take shape.
    • Teachers Reflect VI: What really happens in the classroom when we work with receptive skills?
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    M6 Receptive Skills: Classroom Materials and Scenarios
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    • Materials Analysis: A reading activity