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Interactive version course content
This course covers the 300 hour course material in 75 short modules, using interactive HTML5 to present information, with trainees answering questions online. A good internet connection is needed.
The course content is as follows:
|TESOL course||Module title||Section||Section title||Suggested Time (hours)|
|CI||Course introduction||1||Getting Started||0.50|
|1||Introduction to TEFL/TESOL||1||Thinking about teaching||1.50|
|2||Why Learn English?||1||Reasons for Learning English||2.00|
|3||Classroom Management 1||1||Your Classroom||1.50|
|3||Classroom Management 1||2||Classroom Planning||2.50|
|4||Classroom Management 2||1||Engagement Activities||1.50|
|4||Classroom Management 2||2||Pair Work||1.50|
|4||Classroom Management 2||3||Groupwork||1.50|
|4||Classroom Management 2||4||Classroom Discipline||2.50|
|5||Classroom Management 3||1||Spoken Correction||2.00|
|5||Classroom Management 3||2||Written Correction||2.00|
|5||Classroom Management 3||3||Classroom Sensitivity||1.00|
|5||Classroom Management 3||4||Homework||3.00|
|6||Classroom Management 4||1||Testing Students||3.50|
|CR1||Course Review 1||Classroom Management||2.00|
|7||Materials and Levels||1||Student Levels||1.50|
|7||Materials and Levels||2||Choosing Materials||2.00|
|7||Materials and Levels||3||Course Books and Online Materials||3.00|
|8||Lesson Planning||1||Lesson Planning - Stages||2.00|
|8||Lesson Planning||2||Lesson Plan Sample||3.50|
|9||Basic Skills - Reading||1||Materials and Pre-teaching||2.00|
|9||Basic Skills - Reading||2||Presentation, Study, Practice||3.00|
|LP1||Lesson Plan 1||1||Skills Lesson Plan||5.00|
|10||Basic Skills - Writing||1||Teaching Writing||2.00|
|10||Basic Skills - Writing||2||Teaching Writing Ideas||2.50|
|LP2||Lesson Plan 2||1||Create a Skills Lesson Plan||5.00|
|11||Basic Skills - Listening||1||Teaching Listening||2.00|
|11||Basic Skills - Listening||2||Listening Lesson Ideas||2.50|
|12||Basic Skills: Speaking||1||Speaking in English||2.00|
|12||Basic Skills: Speaking||2||Pronunciation||3.00|
|LP3||Lesson Plan 3||1||Create a Skills Lesson Plan||5.00|
|CR2||Course Review 2||English Language Skills||2.00|
|13||Language Awareness||1||Language Assessment||2.00|
|14||Getting Started with Grammar||1||English Basics 1||1.00|
|14||Getting Started with Grammar||2||English Basics 2||2.00|
|15||Grammar 1 - Present Tense||1||Present Simple||2.00|
|15||Grammar 1 - Present Tense||2||Present Continuous||2.00|
|16||Grammar 2 - Past Tense||1||Past Simple||2.00|
|16||Grammar 2 - Past Tense||2||Past Continuous||3.00|
|17||Grammar 3 - Auxiliary Verbs||1||Do, Does and Did||1.50|
|18||Grammar 4 - Future||1||The Future Part 1||2.00|
|18||Grammar 4 - Future||2||Future Facts and Making Arrangements||3.50|
|19||Grammar 5 - Passives||1||Passive Voice||2.00|
|20||Grammar 6 – The Perfect Tense||1||The Perfect Tense Part 1||4.00|
|20||Grammar 6 – The Perfect Tense||1||The Perfect Tense Part 2||3.50|
|LP4||Lesson Plan 4||1||Create a grammar lesson plan||5.00|
|21||Grammar 7 - Conditionals||1||First and Second Conditionals||3.00|
|21||Grammar 7 - Conditionals||2||Other Conditionals||3.00|
|CR3||Course Review 3||English Grammar||2.00|
|22||Vocabulary Building||1||Approaches to Vocab Lessons||3.00|
|23||Vocabulary Building||1||Increasing Student Vocab||3.00|
|24||Functional English||1||Key English Functions||2.50|
|25||Classroom Confidence||1||Getting Ready to Teach||3.00|
|26||Teaching For Exams||1||Exam English||4.00|
|27||The World of EFL||1||Teaching Around the World||4.50|
|27||The World of EFL||2||Getting your First Job||3.00|
|CR4||Course Review 4||Vocab, Functions and Teaching||2.00|
|28||Classroom Management Summary||1||CM Essay||4.50|
|29||Phonetics||1||Introduction to Phonetics||1.00|
|29||Phonetics||2||Speech Production Mechanisms||1.50|
|30||How We Articulate Sounds||1||Consonants||1.00|
|30||How We Articulate Sounds||2||Phonology||1.50|
|31||Vowels||1||Vowels part 1||1.00|
|31||Vowels||2||Vowels part 2||2.00|
|32||Diphthongs||1||Diphthongs in English||2.00|
|33||Sentence Stress 1||1||Elision||1.50|
|33||Sentence Stress 1||2||Strong and Weak Forms||2.50|
|34||Intonation||1||Intonation, Pitch & Tone||2.00|
|34||Intonation||2||Functions of Intonation||3.00|
|35||Sentence Stress 2||1||Assimilation & Liaison||1.50|
|35||Sentence Stress 2||2||Stress & Rhythm||2.50|
|LP5||LP - Phonetics Lesson Plan||1||Plan for a phonetics lesson||5.00|
|CR5||Course Review 5||Phonetics and Phonology||2.00|
|36||Linguistics||1||Introduction to Linguistics||1.00|
|37||History of Linguistics||1||Key Movements||1.00|
|37||History of Linguistics||2||Language Teaching||2.00|
|38||Language Structure||1||Morphology & Syntax||1.50|
|38||Language Structure||2||Lexis, Semantics, Etymology||2.50|
|39||Sociolinguistics||1||Multilingual Speech Communities||1.50|
|39||Sociolinguistics||3||Language and Power||2.00|
|40||Applied Linguistics||1||AL - an Introduction||4.00|
|41||Acquisition & Development||1||Learning Languages||2.00|
|41||Acquisition & Development||2||Corpus Linguistics||3.00|
|LP6||LP Linguistics Lesson Plan||1||Plan for a linguistics lesson||5.00|
|CR6||Course Review 6||Linguistics||2.00|
|42||Linguistics Assignment||1||Linguistics Summary||1.00|
|42||Linguistics Assignment||2||Extended Essay||40.00|
|Business||Module title||Section||Section title||Time|
|CI||Course Introduction: Business||1||Getting Started with Business||0.25|
|1||Business One-to-one||1||Learner Motivation||1.00|
|1||Business One-to-one||2||Materials for Business||3.50|
|2||Business: Getting Started||1||Successful Business Teaching||1.50|
|2||Business: Getting Started||2||Needs Analysis||1.50|
|3||Basic Skills for Business||1||Speaking and Listening||1.50|
|3||Basic Skills for Business||2||Reading and Writing||2.00|
|4||Functional Business English||1||Social English||1.00|
|4||Functional Business English||2||Telephoning||1.50|
|4||Functional Business English||3||English for Meetings||2.50|
|5||Syllabus and Course Design||1||Business Courses||2.50|
|5||Syllabus and Course Design||2||Staging Lessons||1.50|
|6||IT and Business English||1||Using the Internet||2.50|
|CR1||Course Review Business||1||Business||2.00|
|LPB||LP: Business Lesson Plan||1||Plan for a business lesson||5.00|
|TEO||Module title||Section||Section title||Time|
|CI||Course Introduction: TEO||1||Getting Started with TEO||0.25|
|1||Why Teach Online?||1||Reasons for TEO||0.50|
|1||Why Teach Online?||2||Advantages & Disadvantages||1.00|
|2||Why Learn Online?||1||Reasons For Studying Online||0.50|
|2||Why Learn Online?||2||Who Are Our Online Students?||1.00|
|3||Student Motivation||1||Staying Motivated||0.50|
|3||Student Motivation||2||Managing Expectations||1.00|
|4||Teaching English Online||1||Teaching Platforms||1.00|
|4||Teaching English Online||2||Finding Students||2.00|
|5||Lesson Preparation||1||Online Needs Analysis||0.50|
|5||Lesson Preparation||2||Online Lesson Plans||2.00|
|6||Materials and Resources||1||Online Materials||1.50|
|6||Materials and Resources||2||Using Resources||1.50|
|7||Teaching Independently||1||Managing the Class||1.00|
|7||Teaching Independently||2||Build Your Business||1.50|
|7||Teaching Independently||3||A Trial Lesson||1.50|
|8||Working for Companies||1||Teaching Online||2.50|
|CC||Professional Course Conclusion||1||Certification and Survey||1.00|
|TOTAL COURSE TIME:||300.00|
A well structured course with material of a very high standard, which was very clear and informative. Communication with Global English was always straightforward and any emails replied to promptly. The assignments were challenging and always marked and returned in very good time, with helpful comments and suggestions. All in all, a very enjoyable course and one from which I felt I benefited greatly. I look forward now to studying a further course with Global English, such as teaching business English, and to doing some teaching. Thank you to all concerned!
The quality of everything provided by Global English truly blew me away. All contact was personalised and always accurate(it was amazing just how much relevant information everyone at Global English knew about me, from personal interests to current goals/plans), and I would always finish reading everything from GE with a huge smile on my face. The course was brilliantly thorough and informative without overloading me with unnecessary information. The website is always being updated with news of careers and improvements. Everything was absolutely balanced to perfection and I wouldn't change a thing.
The module 5 was really interesting and useful. Once again an amazingly clear helpful, well thought out study booklet. I have used some ideas from it with my students. In particular my studies gave me inspiration as to how best to help a Cantonese year 8 deaf student! I used the online phonemic chart for him and the “shwa” exercises, too with most of my students. I then printed the chart and highlighted with a red pen any problem areas. When my headmistress needed feedback on the deaf pupil’s progress I had organs of speech chart /”shwa” exercises and annotated phonemic chart print out already in the pupils file to show her. She was amazed and delighted!
I can't believe I'm almost there to be honest... Though I have to say I am so glad that I went for the advanced level. The information this level gives just takes you to a different level of teaching. It is so inspirational. I actually have 3 students already and my own teaching model. All this extra learning adds to the level of professionalism...and really adds a lot of weight to your credibility. And confidence of course when you are a newbie like me :-)
Great clarity: the reader knows what is being presented, why, and what is expected from them, and where they are in relation to everything else in the course - clear well-thought out progression
The course contains super visual reinforcement of concepts through YouTube videos that are normally real 'live' teaching situations. There is continual encouragement for 'Further Research' for those wishing to go a bit deeper / build up their teaching material/examples, as well as many original teaching ideas.
There is continual support and reassurance and students are always clear how many points are awarded for a certain tasks.
Deputy Chair of the ACTDEC Independent Accreditation Panel:
Ian Marvin BA(Jt Hons), MA(ELT)
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Our interactive courses are innovative and take a fresh approach to training to teach English.
With shorter modules that you can take on a computer (notebook/laptop or PC/Mac) or on a tablet device (ipad/android/windows etc.), this course offers full flexibility for training on the go. After watching an initial welcome video, you can dive straight in to the course or pick and choose the order of the modules that you work through.
Works successfully with touch-screen pcs so you can rearrange the course size with minimal loss of resolution.
Access your personal tutor who will mark your work and the opportunity to share teaching ideas on the Global English forum, all via your own student area.
Click on the further research tabs in each module to explore the hundreds of TEFL website links we have found for you to take your knowledge further.
Built in HTML5, you can take this course from anywhere with a good internet connection. You will also need to be able to access YouTube videos from where you are located.
“What I like about this new layout is that it’s easier to go back to a section if you need to revise it, assisted by the fact that the information is more segmented, given in smaller bites and that when you hover your mouse over a page on the Dashboard page, it gives you a title.”