The qualification has been created to contribute to the professionalism of the global TEFL industry. The programme is designed to equip fresh graduates, gap-year students, novice teachers and volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to work under supervision and to operate confidently within defined contexts.
This Level 3 qualification will require learners to gain factual, procedural and theoretical understanding of language systems and commonly used teaching approaches to embark on a TEFL career. The qualification will enable learners to identify, select and use appropriate teaching procedures, techniques and tools to plan and deliver lessons and courses under the guidance/supervision of experienced teachers.
- History of TEFL and how people learn
- Lesson planning
- Teaching online
- Reflective practice for learning and teaching
- Understanding and teaching English grammar
- Teaching vocabulary and pronunciation
- Teaching receptive skills: listening and reading
- Teaching productive skills: speaking and writing
- A TEFL toolkit
- Understand how to design and plan lessons and activities that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.
- Understand how to convey the basic rules of English language in a foreign language classroom.
- Identify, select and use appropriate methods for teaching English language skills to learners of English as a foreign language.
- Identify practical tools to support you in your role as an EFL teacher.
- Review own or other teachers’ lesson plans and resources and make recommendations for improvement that are appropriate in specific teaching situations.
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualification will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to be:
- At least 18 years old.
- Be native English speakers educated to UK A level or equivalent, or highly proficient users of
English (C1 or C2 on CEFL scale).