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By the end of this course, you’ll have covered the essential knowledge and teaching skills needed to prepare and successfully deliver an English language class (known commonly as an ESL class).

It’s important to note that while this course will touch on areas of the English language such as grammar and pronunciation, a TEFL certificate is not an assessment of your personal English language skills.

Instead, it proves to your future employers that you understand how to actually teach the language and manage a classroom. This requires a different set of skills and know-how.

For example, take a moment to consider the following questions:

  • What are the best ways to introduce new vocabulary?
  • How can I improve my students’ listening skills?
  • How do I ensure my students have understood the lesson?
  • How should I structure a 60-minute lesson?
  • What techniques can I use to manage a class of 30 young students?

These are all things which you’ll be able to do by the end of this course. As we move through the different modules, the distinction between English language skills and teaching skills will become clear.

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