TESOL methodology & language analysis including:
- Teaching speaking, writing, reading and listening skills
- Developing learner’s language knowledge
- Preparing language lessons using reference materials
- Planning and evaluating lessons
- Evaluating TESOL teaching materials for classroom use
- Managing the English language classroom and the teaching and learning environment
- Developing teacher professionalism
- Understanding different learner styles and motivation for teaching
- Applying knowledge of learner cultural and linguistic backgrounds to teaching, as well as similarities and difference between English and LOTE to teaching
- Using basic concepts and grammar terminology, as well as basic lexical and phonological terminology
- Six hours observation of qualified teachers
- Six hours of observed and assessed teaching practice
- English language development lessons for students completing the eight week full time course
The units of competency are as follows:
• HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co- workers
• TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
• TSLGLP430A Teach grammar, lexis and pronunciation
• TSLTSS431A Teach speaking skills
• TSLTWS432A Teach writing skills
• TSLTRS433A Teach reading skills
• TSLTLS434A Teach listening skills
The unsupervised component of the course is approximately 30 hours for each unit, a total of 210 hours. The unsupervised component includes students participating in learning and assessment activities outside of the classroom. The purpose of including the unsupervised component is to provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom and allowing them to complete the course within the 8 week time period.
Students will complete the unsupervised hours via a range of modes principally including online learning. In particular, students will complete a variety of written tasks which can be accessed on a Moodle site designed and administered by the school.
On this site, students will complete tasks relevant to each unit of competency. These tasks consist of written questions which are framed so that students are required to, for example, choose the correct answer, given multiple choices or true/false options, match information with another set of given information or produce short and long answer responses. The answers to these tasks will be on-line and students will be able to access them once they complete the tasks. However, the completion of tasks will also be monitored by the course teacher to provide further feedback and support whenever necessary.
Students are also supported through on-going communication via internal messaging and the site forum “the course café” where they will continue to interact with their classmates and teacher once the face to face component of the course is over.
- You will be required to complete six hours of assessed teaching practice, which is conducted with real classes
- You will also complete assessed written assignments
- There is no final examination
Certification & Recognition:
Certification is issued by International House Sydney upon successful completion of the course. Trainees who complete part of the programme will be issued with a Statement of Attainment outlining the competencies that they achieved.