Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Course summary

  • Sat 03 Feb 2018
  • 9:45am-5:00pm
  • Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DD
  • From £66.50
  • Course code O17P219TEJ
  • 01865 270368
  • Applications being accepted

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.

Programme details

9.45am      Registration

10.00am    Introductory activities

11.00am    Coffee / tea

11.30am    Roles and qualities of an EFL Teacher

Language awareness tasks

1.00pm    Lunch

2.00pm    Teaching and learning a language: what is involved ?

DVD observation

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.


Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please complete an application form.