Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Have you ever thought of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) or simply wondered what might be involved?
This is a practical workshop designed to give an overview of what goes on in the modern EFL classroom, and the skills and attitudes required of a language teacher.
You will gain preliminary insights into how to analyse language for teaching purposes, and how to go about planning different types of language lessons. This will be illustrated with short video clips of EFL classrooms.
The workshop is suitable for people with little or no experience of language teaching, and for people who have enrolled, or are considering enrolling, on a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL course.
There will be an opportunity at the end to ask questions, including queries about qualifications and careers in TEFL.
10.00am Introductory activities
11.00am Coffee / tea
11.30am Roles and qualities of an EFL Teacher
Language awareness tasks
2.00pm Teaching and learning a language: what is involved ?
3.30pm Tea / coffee
4.00pm Jobs in TEFL
Question and answer session
5.00pm Course disperses
Accommodation is often available in Rewley House for those who wish to stay on the night before a course. Please contact our Residential Centre on 01865 270362 for details of availability and prices.
Tuition fee: £66.50
Baguette lunch: £4.70
You may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees if you are in receipt of a state benefit e.g. Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance, (a full list is available on request) or your sole source of income is a DWP State Retirement Pension and Pension Credit. Concessionary fees are limited to 3 courses per academic year and if you are already receiving concessions for weekly classes these will be taken into account. Documentary evidence of your status will be required.
Click here for an application form (Word, PDF)
Dr Mashail Haydar Ali
Director of Studies
Dr Ali is a Departmental Lecturer and Director of Studies in Language and Cultural Studies, OUDCE.
Ms Amanda Jeffries
Amanda Jeffries (MA Mod Langs, Dip.TEFL, MA TEFL) teaches students and trains teachers at Oxford University, and has published ELT materials.
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