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A world first in the TEFL industry! A 10 hour teaching practice webinar that gives you the chance to gain real life teaching experience from the comfort of your own home. The course has been designed for those students who are currently studying, or who have completed, the online-only version of our 168hr level 5 TEFL course (those students studying the combined course option will gain teaching experience on their 20 hour classroom course). The course is also open to anyone that is studying or has completed a regulated level 5 TEFL course with another provider.
You will start the day by learning about classroom management skills. You will then gain 6 hours of peer-to-peer teaching experience, allowing you to put into practice all you have learnt on your TEFL course, as well as get feedback on your teaching. The webinar course has been designed to build your confidence to a level where you will feel comfortable presenting in front of your first class.
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded with a 10hr Teaching Practice Course certificate (PDF), which will enhance your CV and make you stand out to employers by showing your commitment to developing your teaching skills.
*Printed certificates can be ordered for a fee of $19 inc. delivery. Please contact us for further information.
With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.
You will be qualified to teach:
In a range of educational settings such as:
With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).
A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.
You will see many TEFL courses available that are at levels lower than level 5. Although these may be accepted by some recruiters, students wishing to gain access to top employers with the best jobs and working conditions should complete a level 5 TEFL qualification.
All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.
The webinar will be hosted on ZOOM which can be downloaded before the webinar.
It's important to be mindful of the other students so as to contribute to an excellent learning experience for all participants. You can do this by finding a quiet place with good lighting. Put precautions in place so there are no external distractions like mobile phones, pets or family members. Lastly be sure to test everything including your ZOOM invitation link before the webinar begins.
Our combined course option includes a 20-hour classroom teaching practice course that gives you the chance to gain peer-to-peer teaching experience at one of our campuses. The 20-hour classroom course also contains additional teaching modules not covered in the 10-hour teaching practice webinar. The 10-hour teaching practice webinar has been designed to offer students studying the online-only version of our course many of the practical benefits of our face-to-face training at home. The course is 10 hours, as the shorter course length is more suited to a webinar format. Both courses will enhance your CV and build your confidence to a level where you will feel comfortable teaching your first class.
The webinar has been designed for those students studying our online-only course option. It is an excellent way to get some real life peer-to-peer teaching experience from home.
Yes. Even if you are completing a TEFL course with another provider you are able to enrol on the webinar, as long as your TEFL course is a regulated level 5 qualification.
A webinar is a seminar environment conducted via an online platform. Our webinar allows classrooms of TEFL students to get together and learn from a qualified TEFL tutor.
All of our webinar times vary depending on the location of our TEFL tutors. It is paramount you check the time of the webinar in your own timezone before the start of the course.
For an optimal learning experience, you will need: - A desktop or laptop computer, a stable internet connection, a webcam, a pair of headphones or speakers and microphone which can be built into desktop/laptop device).
Unfortunately it is a requirement for everyone to see you. You won’t be able to present to a classroom and use the physical expressions and body language essential to teaching. This webinar prepares you for both online and physical classroom environments. Without a webcam you are preventing yourself and the students around you from having an important learning experience.
Our webinars are hosted on ZOOM. This is an online conferencing platform which allows us to successfully host webinars. The software offers features like breakout rooms, and most importantly, is highly regarded for its connection and stability.
As like most things in life, good preparation is key to success. The TEFL Academy webinars are no different. You need to understand that this classroom consists of up to 12 students, so your lack of preparation can affect others. It’s important to find a quiet place you can learn in peace, somewhere with reasonable lighting and where you can present/talk freely. This includes no external distractions such as pets and children.
Please double check the timezone of the webinar and arrive on time. It’s vital you test your equipment before you start, preferably the night before your webinar. This includes testing your wifi connection, laptop/desktop computer, and your audio and video devices. Lastly, this is a classroom environment, so please be patient with other students, act appropriately throughout the class and help each other get the most out of the experience.
We maintain a strict one student per device policy, as the other participants need to see and hear everyone clearly.
Our tutors run through a register before every webinar. If your name is not on the list, you won't receive your Teaching Practice certificate on completion. If you find yourself not on the register on the day, please contact student services immediately.
You can do the webinar when you feel comfortable. That said it's best to have started your online course before the webinar to at least cover some of the basics.
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