Get a free taster of Teaching English as another language

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 15, 2017 09:14 AM |
The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) are running a CELTA Taster on Saturday 8 April 2017.

The aim of the CELTA Taster is to give participants an introductory idea of what Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) involves for both learners and teachers; what knowledge and skills an ESOL teacher needs and will give you a good idea of whether it’s something that you would like to do in the future. The sessions will follow the five different aspects of the CELTA syllabus.

  • Topic 1 – Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Topic 2 – Language analysis and awareness
  • Topic 3 – Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Topic 4 – Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • Topic 5 – Developing teaching skills and professionalism

The sessions will be very practical with demonstrations of techniques and methodologies as well as some micro-teaching from you. You will also get to observe some teaching on video. The sessions assume no teaching experience. The sessions will be delivered by experienced CELTA trainers.

General information

Cost: £50. This will be refunded if you do a Cambridge CELTA course at the ELTU in 2017.

Free for University of Leicester staff and students.

Location: Prospect House, 94 Regent Road, LE1 7DA

Date Saturday 8 April 2017

Draft programme for the day

9–9.30am Welcome/registration/tea & coffee

9.30–11am Learners and teachers

11–11.30am Break

11.30am-1pm How to teach systems

1pm–2pm Lunch and meet an ex-CELTA trainee or two

2-3pm How to teach skills

3.30–4pm Round-up and qualifications and jobs

To apply

Please visit the ELTU website and complete the application form. We operate on a first-come, first-served basis and the deadline for applications is 31 March.

You will get a certificate of attendance at the end if you attend the full day. However, please note this course does not lead to a TESOL qualification.

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