First, let’s remember what is the TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language): is a certificate that allows you to teach English to students in non-English speaking countries, that is, their native language is not English. The TEFL Course Spain is a degree that is obtained after passing 120-hour course, which is divided in levels, in which the student is instructed in the techniques necessary to teach, to improve his method if he/she is already a teacher and to legally confirm that he/she is qualified to teach English.
Differences between an TESL and TEFL certification
TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language), which grants the same type of accreditation in English-speaking countries. The TEFL Spain, as we just described above, is the right choice if you teach students from countries where English not predominant, so students will not be exposed to the language and practicing what they have learned will not be as accessible as it could be in an English-speaking environment; therefore the greatest benefit in terms of learning is obtained during the lessons. Also, these Tefl courses Spain represent a job opportunity even for those who have not considered teaching as their career.
Migratory movements make English teachers increasingly in demand by foreigners eager to learn English to compete in the demanding labor market.
This is why every day we get more and more students wanting to complete their Tefl Course.
What will I learn with a Tefl Course?
We have our own TEFL program, this means we have organized the different subjects but we keep the basics you should learn to cover in your TEFL course SPAIN. As an academy we have developed a complete curriculum that can cover all the areas that as a teacher you need to be able to train and teach English correctly. All focused precisely on your needs.
Some important basic areas the TEFL Course covers:
- Language structure.
- Grammar and how to teach it in a practical and communicative way.
- Pronunciation, reading and writing.
- Teaching younger students.
- Managing the challenges in the classroom. Storytelling method.
- Lesson Planning and strategy designs.
- Teaching Advanced Students
- English for Business and enterprises.
- English for Specific Purposes, this subject covers a very important linguistic teaching area.
- Creativity and innovation.
- Understand the different types of learning.
- Adapt to online environments or rooms.
- Understanding and integration of their cultures with English.
Let’s talk about the communicative approach to teaching English:
The Communicative Language Teaching is a teaching approach, use by the TEFL Spain in which our main goal as teachers is helping students to use the language in a wide variety of contexts and emphasizes learning the functions of english, this you will learn to use as a teacher.
Its main objective is to help students create sentences with meaning and context. This means that the learning of the foreign language is evaluated taking into account how the student develops their communicative competence, which could be defined as the ability of the student to use their knowledge in the communication of ideas.
Other methods or approaches that TEFL Spain will help you manage:
- Grammar translation:
This technique (the traditional form of language teaching, dating back to the teaching of Latin and Greek) focuses primarily on grammar and translation skills. It may be helpful, but it should not be used as the sole approach as important aspects such as pronunciation and listening are often neglected.
Based on linguistic and psychological theory, this method theorizes that language acquisition occurs through habit and repetition. With speech as its focus, the method emphasizes oral exercises and imitation of set phrases, as well as pronunciation.
- Direct method:
It was developed by Maximilian Berlitz and Gouin Francoise in the 19th century. This approach encourages direct connections between meanings or objects in the student’s native language and English, without translation. Teachers and students use English exclusively in class.
- Natural approach:
This method tries to imitate as much as possible the way a student acquires her first language. This approach competes the explicit knowledge of the linguistic rules of a language as not essential to the learning process. The method places little emphasis on formal rules and grammar, as students acquire knowledge of the language intuitively.
If you want to acquire more knowledge about these methods and know the correct strategies for each one, contact us immediately. Remember that the course can be done at any of our offices in Spain, Tefl Course Seville, Tefl Madrid, Barcelona, etc.