The 60-hour TEFL Principles & Practice course provides candidates with practical skills and language teaching concepts they can put to immediate use in classrooms in South Africa and abroad. The course is based on the Communicative Language Teaching methodology and includes observed teaching practice. It is, in essence, a highly practical course resting firmly on modern language acquisition principles.
The course itself is presented using a communicative, interactive and participative approach and there is a high degree of trainee integration. Candidates are not lectured to; rather, we follow a philosophy of “learning by doing”, a stimulating way of acquiring fundamental language teaching techniques, enabling you to implement them successfully when you find yourself at the front of the classroom later on. This concept is also closely aligned and encompasses the all-important TEFL principal and ‘Golden Rule’, chiefly teaching talking time is aimed at 20% while student talking time is ideally aimed at 80%.
The essence of the course is also the wonderful yet practical opportunity to actually interact with a variety of our very special students representing a selection of diversified cultures, Corporate Companies and different walks of life from all over the world. You will find our incredibly warm and enthusiastic students from far and near incredibly welcoming and engaging. In addition with many representing the competitive corporate worlds who place large expectations on their progress they will be only too happy to have an additional opportunity to practice their English. In both teaching these unique students and communicating with them on a daily basis you will find your teaching skills and analysis of the language rapidly accelerating.