TESOL Course (Comenius Funded): Gżira Campus, Malta
Teacher Training in Malta
ELACM: English Language Awareness in Communicative Methodology
A highly intensive English language teaching methodology and language improvement 2 week course (30 hours/lessons per week) aimed at in-service non-native teachers of English possessing varying degrees of experience.
Description of course content:
The course introduces and/or revises modern and effective techniques in TEFL and is of an extremely practical nature.
Sessions will include language awareness and/or skills development as well as techniques for teaching the topics covered. Key Topics & Areas of Focus include:
- communicative Language Teaching
- the Role of Multiple Intelligences in the ELT Classroom
- the Lexical Approach and the Teaching of Vocabulary
- developing Reading, Listening, Speaking & Writing Skills
- using Published Materials effectively
- exploiting Authentic Material
- fun in the EFL Classroom
- dealing with Learners' Errors & Correction
- language Awareness & Improvement
- teaching Teenagers
The target audience of this course would be qualified in-service practising non-native teachers of English as a Foreign or Second language (EFL) who want to revitalize their teaching and experiment with practical and effective techniques while simultaneously improving their own English.
Minimum level of English of course participants:
Intermediate and upwards. Participants should be able to understand natural spoken English and to use spoken English for the purpose of discussion and general communication.
Participants without any certification such us FCE (Cambridge), TOEFL or IELTS that may prove their level of English will be tested upon arrival, if their level of English is not intermediate (at least) will not be allowed into the course and will be offered a General English course instead.
Suggesting Reading Material:
Participants are encouraged to read before the course:
- Learning Teaching - Jim Scrivener (Heinemann) and to have easy access
- Practical English Usage - Michael Swan (Oxford)
- Grammar for English Language Teachers - Martin Parrott (Cambridge)
The course aims at
- Exposing participants to modern trends in Communicative Language Teaching
- motivating teachers into making the classroom learner-centred
- introducing/ revising the use of communicative activities in the classroom
- encouraging teachers to exploit both published and authentic materials more effectively
- improve participants' own mastery of spoken and written English
The training on this course is mainly inspired by the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach.
By the end of the course, the participants would be able to
- plan reading, writing, listening and speaking lessons
- feel more confident with their own spoken and written English
- feel more familiar with English grammar
- know how/where to research grammatical areas
- teach and present grammar structures, vocabulary and pronunciation
- know when, how and if to correct
- deal with various teaching situations, as in one-to-one, adult learners and teenagers
- be aware of the communicative approach and methods
- exploit fully available ELT materials
A Typical Day
|08.45 - 10.15||The Lexical Approach – Teaching Vocabulary effectively|
|10.45 - 12.15||Presenting Grammar: Teaching & Practising Phrasal Verbs|
|12.45 - 14.15||Researching a Grammatical Area in Groups - Preparation for Peer Grammar Presentations on Day 5|
|18.30 - 21.30||English practice in a cultural context - The Three Cities: Walking visit through the medieval harbour cities that first housed the Knights Hospitalizes on their arrival in 1530 with their curiosities and recollections of the Inquisition and times gone by. winding streets of this Silent City adorned with cubic Arab and splendid baroque architecture that encapsulate over 2,000 years of history.|
|24 June - 05 July|
|30 Sep – 11 Oct|
|2 week / 30-hour per week Methodology course (ELACM Course): 750€|
Comenius 2.2 Recognition
This TESOL/TEFL Methodology Course is recognized within the framework of Comenius 2.2. For further information, you should contact your Socrates National Agency.
If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for any of the courses mentioned above, ask for the application package of the course that interests you.
Prospective trainees must complete the application pack and return it via email to the Programmes Coordinator. For those applying for the TESOL/TEL Methodology courses, if they count with certification as a proof of their level of English (e.g. Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL), then they should scan the certification and email it
Note: TESOL/TEFL Methodology Courses applicants without proof of English level (e.g. Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL certificate) will be tested upon arrival in the School the first day of class. If after taking the test is proved that their level of English is not high enough for undertaking the course, they will be offered to join one of the English language courses offered at the School instead.
TESOL/TEFL Methodology Courses applicants that have satisfactorily completed the application will not be required to have this interview.
All successful applicants will receive an offer of a place on the course of their choice immediately, if there is a place available.
After receiving an offer of place, you will have one week (7 days) from the moment they offer you the vacancy to pay a deposit in order to secure your vacancy on the course.
6 weeks prior the course commencement you will have to pay the balance.
The demand for vacancies on these courses is very high. Applicants are advised to apply at least two to three months before the start of a course, although there are occasionally places available due to last-minute cancellations.
Once a vacancy on the course has been offered to you, you will have one week to pay your deposit and secure the vacancy.
After having paid the deposit, these are the terms and conditions that you will be under regarding cancelling your course:
- With a minimum of 6 weeks advance notice, the Centre will reimburse a student full payment, less the deposit which will be valid for another course starting during the same calendar year.
- Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be returned under any circumstances.
- Students who start but do not finish the course will not be reimbursed.
Payments (deposit & balance) are to be done directly to the Training Center via Bank Transfer, Bank Cheque, Cash, VISA or MASTERCARD.