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TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Marie Pettigrew. What makes an EFL/ESOL teacher?. Language Awareness and a sound knowledge of grammatical terminology Creativity Acting ability Teaching skills Knowledge of subject. The Selection process.
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TEACHING ENGLISHAS AFOREIGN LANGUAGE Marie Pettigrew
What makes an EFL/ESOL teacher? • Language Awareness and a sound knowledge of grammatical terminology • Creativity • Acting ability • Teaching skills • Knowledge of subject
The Selection process • Complete a pre-interview task which checks your entry qualifications and tests your knowledge of English grammatical terminology and language awareness • Attend for interview and complete another task to test your knowledge of grammatical terminology and language awareness. Do a presentation and complete a piece of writing.
Initial Training • Language analysis • Teaching methodology • Phonology • CALL • Learning styles • Diversity • Cultural matters
Assessment • 6 hours Teaching Practice • 4 Written Assignments • 6 hours of classroom observation of experienced teachers with reflections • Contributions in input sessions With PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the Lifelong learning sector • 2 additional written assignments of 500 words each on a) Embedding functional skills and b) The legislative framework around TESOL
Time commitment • 120 hours of contact with tutor • A minimum of 80 hours preparation, but this depends largely on the individual – it could be MUCH more • To pass the course 100% attendance is necessary
JOBS in the UK • Where? • What institutions? • Seasonality? • Competition?
QUALIFICATIONS • Initial • CELTA • TRINITY CERT • CELTYL • Further • DELTA • Trinity Diploma • Masters
CONTACTS • UCLES: www.cambridge-efl.org • Trinity: www.trinitycollege.co.uk • EL Gazette: www.elgazette.com • VSO: www.vso.org.uk • Education Guardian (Tuesday) • New College Nottingham • Marie Pettigrew • CELTA Co-ordinator • email@example.com • Rose Underwood • CELTA Administrator – telephone 0115 9104595 • for information packs and applications • firstname.lastname@example.org