TEFL Course Schedule & Assessment
The Entrust TEFL Training Course Schedule
The Entrust TEFL Course Schedule TEFL Curriculum teacher training course is rated at 140 hours (Level 5) as it covers both the traditional 120 TEFL (Teach English as Foreign Language) course as well as 20 hours of specialized teaching disciplines. Most companies charge extra for specialized teaching disciplines like the teaching of Business English, the Teaching English Online, The Teaching of Young Learners, the Teaching of Math, and the Teaching of Science, but we incorporate these valuable disciplines into our 140-hour teacher training TEFL curriculum course to give our graduates all the tools they need to succeed as teachers worldwide.
The Entrust TEFL Certification Course Schedule teacher training course is considered an intensive course as it is three weeks rather than the typical four-week course, which just means that our students gain an extra two hours of instruction a day, so they can graduate and start earning an income a week earlier. The traditional four-week TEFL course is 6 hours a day Monday through Friday and our TEFL course was increased to 8 hours a day so that we can offer the same overall course hours, in one week less.
Our TEFL Course Curriculum training course delivers eight hours of both fun and informative in-class instruction with up to four hours of homework per day as it is our job to turn you into teachers. We have had the pleasure to graduate over 6,500 teachers and we are currently considered the Best TEFL provider in Thailand (both foreign and domestic) as awarded during the 2016 Thailand Educational awards. If you are looking for an educational body-approved TEFL Curriculum that truly provides the best quality teacher training company that takes your training and success seriously, then look no further.
TEFL Course Schedule
TEFL Course Schedule
TEFL Course Schedule
Entrust TEFL Course Learned Outcomes
Learner and Teacher Motivation.
TEFL course curriculum, TEFL course schedule, and assessment cover six teaching sections that explore cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds among teachers and learners.
- Thai Culture. Within any EFL setting, culture plays a pivotal role. Teachers have an honored role in Thai society and to integrate well into society a thorough understanding of Thai culture is essential. In this unit, we focus on topics such as language, religion, societal values, cultural norms, and general business practices.
- History of English. English has an extremely complicated system of rules – and a multitude of exceptions – for its syntax. Part of this complexity arises from both the location and the manner in which the language developed. This section provides interesting insights into why the language functions the way it does by breaking it into 4 major components, each representing an important shift in development.
- Student Levels. This unit is dedicated to analyzing the differences in learning styles and requirements from beginner, intermediate, to advance students. Studying class dynamics and understanding how to manage the differences in learning styles and abilities is integral to success.
- How Students Learn. In this section, we introduce the concept of Second Language Acquisition, and how a student’s ﬁrst language affects the way in which they learn an unfamiliar (or second) language. We cover the importance of active communication channels, sensory learning styles, and inductive/deductive reasoning.
- Learner Motivations. Here we look at power-based relationships, and the ways in which a teacher can elicit positive (or negative) behavioral patterns. Group formations and how they inﬂuence motivation are also studied, as well as creating a cohesive classroom environment to encourage learner autonomy.
- Teaching Methods. Contained within this section is a summary of the eight established ways to teach within an ELT/ESL classroom. An actual lesson may employ a combination of any of the eight methods - with an emphasis on ﬂexibility and a student-focused approach.
Language Analysis and Awareness.
TEFL Course Curriculum and assessment covers five teaching sections that explore basic concepts and terminology used in ELT/ESL to discuss language form and use.
- Teaching pronunciation, articulation, and intonation. Our ﬁrst, and most basic goal in a foreign language classroom is to teach students how to correctly pronounce words. Techniques such as chaining, in conjunction with an understanding of articulation, will assist your students in overall pronunciation practices. This section also covers the three major barriers (and how to overcome them) to successful pronunciation in the classroom.
- Teaching Vocabulary. Teaching vocabulary is a key component to the comprehension and ultimate student acquisition of a second language. A great level of importance is placed on the teaching (pre and post-lesson) of vocabulary, as words and key phrases lay the foundations of the English language. We discuss the relevant techniques to effectively introduce new vocabulary to your students. The ﬁrst of our graded assessments will involve the teaching of vocabulary.
- The teaching of Grammar and Word Order. Grammar can be presented in many different ways in a TEFL classroom environment: with the main goal for your students to transcend from discovery to accuracy to ﬂuency. Here, the practice phase can be structured or free-ﬂowing, depending on your student levels and language requirements. Teaching grammar is generally a highly structured process, reliant on oral and written components of the lesson. Illustrative components (such as whiteboard use) are also important, as students can process a visual representation of the required structure and function of the English Grammar.
- Teaching the Eight Parts of Speech. In the English language, there are eight parts of speech. Everything you’ve ever said directly relates to either one or a combination of these different components. In this chapter, we go back to school (so to speak) and discuss Verbs, Interjections, Pronouns, Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, and Prepositions. The second of our graded assessments will involve teaching the eight parts of speech.
- Teaching the 12 Verb Tenses. Possibly the most detailed component of the course is the understanding and comprehension of the 12 verb tenses. An exploration of the three broad categories: Past, Present, and Future tenses are presented - as well as their simple, continuous, perfect, and perfect continuous forms.
Language Skills: Receptive and Productive
The TEFL course curriculum, TEFL course schedule, and assessment cover four teaching sections to better understand basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills.
- Receptive Skills: Reading. Receptive reading skills work on the same basic principles as listening skills. Extensive reading involves the development of a student’s reading and comprehension skills outside of the classroom. Extensive reading is learner motivated, and generally for personal enjoyment. Intensive reading generally involves activities that are strictly planned and controlled by the teacher within the classroom.
- Receptive Skills: Listening. Receptive skills are the ways in which we process information from the discourse we see and hear. In this chapter, we discuss bottom-up and top-down approaches to both listening and reading. Also, the differences between extensive and intensive learning are covered. Extensive listening is student orientated and self-motivated/autonomous listening to English material. Where conversely, intensive listening is teacher-directed and in a strictly controlled environment.
- Productive Skills: Speaking. To promote ﬂuency in the classroom, the teacher needs to play a number of different roles in the classroom to maximize participation in speaking activities. Here we discuss the techniques a TEFL teacher can utilize in order to improve ﬂuency, language processing, and the transition from structural to functional English. Also covered are the four major difﬁculties students encounter when speaking a foreign language.
- Productive Skills: Writing. Apart from the obvious differences in grammar, vocabulary, and sentence formation - the written text has a number of points of differentiation to speaking the English language. There are issues of the letter, word, and text formation: manifested by handwriting, spelling, layout, and punctuation. In this component of the text, we discuss ways to improve writing skills with a variety of different techniques.
Lesson Planning and Resource Development
The TEFL Course Curriculum and assessment covers two teaching sections to better understand basic to complex concepts of effective classroom organization. Planning and delivery of lesson content that builds on known to potentially unknown knowledge is what most consider the cornerstone of ELT/EFL training.
- Lesson Structure. Students cannot produce a new language automatically, they need to have controlled and strictly reﬁned guidelines to assimilate the linguistic differences of the second language. This is a very important section that will form the basis of most, if not all of your future lessons as an EFL/ESL teacher. As a general rule, there are ﬁve principles: Warmer, Presentation, Practice, Production and Conclusion with the overriding objective to be to engaging and activate student participation.
- Teacher Administration. Solid preparation can assist your progression not only in the initial stages of your teaching career, but establish a good foundation to build upon for a whole semester of work. A professional approach to teaching will consolidate conﬁdence within yourself, and also show your superiors and colleagues that you are committed and hard-working. Planning begins with your lesson plan: but also extends to what kind of materials you are going to use, how you are going to use them, the overall objective of the lesson, the expected learning outcomes, and any other resources you may be required to use.
- Course Outline, Term Plans, and Exam Creation. The students create a course outline, term plans, and an Exam as part of their course final projects.
Practical Teaching Skills and Professionalism
The TEFL course Curriculum, TEFL course schedule, and assessment cover two teaching sections to provide important tools for an effective lesson. This section takes the previous knowledge, theory, and training in a range of levels to bring them all together in teaching practice sessions among your peers and practical teaching practice at real schools to real Thai students.
- Classroom Management. Managing an ESL classroom is one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful teacher. It may sound obvious, but responding quickly and diligently to problematic behavior, re-establishes your status as the teacher and leader in the classroom environment. There are 11 techniques that can be implemented in the classroom that will assist in developing effective group management and control. There is no one concept more important than the other, and they can all be used in conjunction within the classroom.
- Elicitation Methods & Error Correction. Elicitation and error correction methods are possibly two of the most effective skills an EFL/ESL teacher can implement to gauge student levels, reward positive participation and maintain control within the classroom. Included are the 4P’s and 10 elicitation techniques that we will all use on a daily basis.
Specialized Teaching Disciplines (ESP)
The TEFL Course Curriculum assessment covers four teaching sections of specialized teaching disciplines that have become popular and in demand for teachers. During the last decade, training and proficiency as grown from simply English language instruction to all basic educational skills required to be taught in English, as Thailand starts competing with other economic members of ASEAN.
- The Teaching of Business English. Teaching business English differs from elementary/secondary level teaching, as it is generally very speciﬁc content, designed to suit a functional business objective. With the introduction of the ASEAN network, more companies are looking globally for business opportunities, so the need for company employees to have a strong command of the English language is a growing market.
- The teaching of English Online. In the new age of global access to technology, teaching English (or other disciplines) online has become more and more relevant to EFL/ESL teachers. The bulging Chinese middle class, the emergence and strength of the ASEAN Economic Network, and the increase of globalized business environments make the world’s common language, English, a very important tool to obtain.
- The teaching of Math and Science. Teaching Math and Science as an ESL teacher has become increasingly popular in many schools across Asia and Arabian Gulf states. The teaching of Math and Science is a bit different from teaching English with its unique skill set. During this chapter, we explore those different skills to deliver these lessons.
- English Camp Management. Each applicant is given experience on how to run an English camp on the last day to the entire school. Obtaining real teaching experience during the course allows the teacher trainee to need feedback and confidence before graduating from the TEFL program. Upon the commencement of the English Camp, each teacher trainee is presented a Volunteer teaching certificate in their name by the director of the school.
TEFL Course Assessment
Entrust TEFL Assessment Activities
Our TEFL Certification course curriculum uses a combination of assessment activities and categories during the training course to provide continued feedback to the participants. The Assessment activities are split into three sections; Theoretical Knowledge, Practical Knowledge and Real World Knowledge. Our TEFL course curriculum is approved by governmental educational bodies and accredited worldwide.
Section Test (1)
Section Test (2)
Section Test (3)
Section Test (4)
The Final Exam
Project (1) – Test & Exam Creation
Project (2) – Outline & Objectives Creation
Peer Teaching Practice (1)
Peer Teaching Practice (2)
Peer Teaching Practice (3)
Real World Knowledge:
Real School Teaching Practice (Day 1)
Real School Teaching Practice (Day 2)
Real School English Camp Management
TEFL Course Curriculum Assessment Categories
Our TEFL course curriculum and training course provides our Assessment Categories are split into six sections; Learner and teacher motivation, Language analysis and awareness, Language skill (Productive and Receptive), Planning and resource development, Teaching skills and professionalism, and Specialized teaching disciplines (English for Specific Purposes).
Assessment Categories and Weights:
Learner & Teacher Motivation 20
Language Analysis & Awareness 20
Language Skills; Productive and Receptive 20
Planning & Resource Development 30
Teaching Skills & Professionalism 30
Specialized Teaching Disciplines (ESP) 20
Total Assessment hours Total: Hours: 140
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive both an internationally recognized 140 TEFL / TESOL certificate (level 5) and a student record showing their final assessments in the following areas. These documents will always be available to our graduate alumni on our student portal. Our award-winning TEFL course curriculum is approved by Educational bodies and accredited worldwide.
(The below documents are for Example only. The real documents earned during this intensive course are two-sided and hold hologram certifications.)