The methodology used as the basis for our program is two-fold. The first consists of training session inputs and the second is the actual classroom teaching experience.
Training Session Inputs
Those inputs taught within the TEFL training sessions are designed to provide clear and easily understandable presentations of all the practical and applicable teaching skills necessary to successfully plan, teach and then assess the outcome of a lesson combined with the knowledge required to form the basis for those lessons.
Teaching Techniques and Skills
The TEFL360 method of training future English teachers in the wide variety of teaching techniques places a strong emphasis on experiential learning. We are determined that our training inputs reflect the interactive styles used by trainees in their actual teaching practices.
- Assumptions about Teachers and Students
- Thai Language and Culture Awareness
- Introduction to Learning Styles
- Introduction to PPP Methodology
- Error Correction
- Classroom Management
- Speaking and Conversation Skills
- Listening, Reading and Writing
- Introduction to Phonology
- Teaching through Games and Activities
- Teaching from Books and Textbook Analysis
- Comprehensive Grammar
- Teaching Kindergarten
- Advanced Learners – TOEIC / TOEFL / IELTS
- Course Planning
- Career Assistance
The knowledge portion of the TEFL360 training program provides all of our trainees with the fundamentals of language awareness necessary to confidently teach on the topic of English language grammar and phonology as well as an exploration of the most relevant EFL/ESL language teaching and learner theory available. We understand the challenge and trepidation many trainees have about this portion of their training. This portion of the TEFL360 Teacher Training program has been carefully thought-out and designed to be interactive, stress-free and highly effective in allowing the trainee to absorb and convey the necessary information.
Classroom Teaching Experience
The TEFL360 classroom teaching experience builds upon the skills and preparation portion of our teacher training program by including 8 separate 1 hour teaching practices within actual classrooms, in local schools, throughout Chiang Mai. This portion of the TEFL360 teacher training is highly interactive and equally as exciting. It is during these classroom teaching practices that you will experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of learning by doing.