TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN GREECE
The TEFL Greece TEFL course is essentially practical in nature, with just enough
theory to provide sound principles on which to base your practice of
English Language teaching.
The TEFL course consists of two main components:
1. Three hours of input sessions each morning, covering
Language Awareness & Teaching Skills
Language Awareness sessions provide a thorough review of all the
basics of English grammar, with a particular focus on the tense
system. These sessions are designed for people who have English as
their first language or at a very high level of proficiency, so we
assume that you know how to use the language correctly. We help you
to understand it more analytically in order to teach English effectively. We
also have a brief practical introduction to phonology, linked to
ideas for teaching pronunciation.
Teaching Skills sessions have a strong focus on the effective use of
English language teaching materials, showing you how to select, evaluate and adapt
course books in response to the needs of your students, how to work
with authentic materials, and how to use language games and songs in
teaching EFL. We also provide lots of fresh ideas for teaching
reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as demonstrating a
communicative approach to all aspects of English Language Teaching,
including teaching grammar and vocabulary.
2. Teaching Practice
For the first two evenings of the
TEFL course, you will observe the
trainers teaching classes of Greek EFL students, and following the
lesson observation guidelines provided, you will be given a practical
introduction to the essential techniques of communicative language
teaching for TEFL. From the third evening,
you will be teaching the Greek EFL students yourself.
Each afternoon, working with the guidance of the trainers, you
prepare for the lessons that you will be teaching to put into
practice the English Language Teaching skills learnt on the TEFL course. Each lesson is observed by
one of the trainers, who gives you detailed written feedback. After
each lesson, you have a discussion with the trainer, developing the
feedback and suggesting areas for attention.
All our teaching practice is with
real students of English as a Foreign Language (not groups of TEFL trainees teaching each other), and we
give you ten hours of practice to ensure that by the end of the
TEFL course you are confident to work independently in the English
Our Athens and Santorini TEFL
training centres are each based in a local school of
English, and in Corinth we cooperate with a nearby school, providing
you with practice teaching classes of Greek children and teenagers.
This gives you realistic preparation for exactly the kind of
teaching situation you'll be in when you start your career on
completion of the course.