- Unit I: Video Section: Inexperienced Teacher with an Elementary Class
- Unit 2: Video Section: More Experienced Teacher with a Pre-Intermediate Class
What will I learn?
- How to spot when a teacher contributes to students’ errors
- How to manage disruptive behavior
- The do’s and don’ts of dealing with student errors
- How to use a student’s work to make your own teaching better
- How to become a skilled observer of both another teacher and yourself
- How to analyze your own teaching skills
- How to provide constructive feedback to a colleague – and how to use this to make YOU a better teacher
- What to do when students fail to understand instructions
- How to use flashcards effectively – and what happens when you don’t
- How to correct homework
- How to focus on a specific element of a teacher’s class work
The course is divided into two units and focuses on video footage from two teaching scenarios. The videos are designed to enable you to practice turning the theory and knowledge you have gained during the course into practical teaching skills.
The first video shows the teacher in an elementary class. She is new to the classroom and you’ll look at some of the common errors new teachers make.
The second video will show the teacher a little later in the teaching year with a pre-intermediate class and will show you how she has progressed. You’ll also learn that, even with some experience, teachers still make mistakes and how best to learn from them.
Each video is broken into short clips for you to work on. After every section, there are practice activities to complete that will make sure you understand and are clear about what you’ve learned. There are also downloads including reflection and action tasks, further practice tasks and knowledge reference sheets that you should print out to build a fantastic bank of training and teacher materials by the end of your TEFL training.