During the 140 hour hybrid TEFL course you’ll start by doing 3 weeks virtual classes, and at any later date that suits you come over for 2 weeks of practicums at NGOs in Siem Reap. This practical component includes 2 weeks of hotel accommodation and breakfast, a cultural tour, breakfast and hotel pick up.
The following areas/subjects are covered during your 140 hours of TEFL / TESOL training at Destination TEFL / TESOL:
An introduction to South East Asian culture – to help your transition into the local classroom and community.
Teaching techniques – we provide you with models to teach beginners as well as advanced students, young learners and adults
Teaching the four skills of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Planning a course for special purposes (such as for a business)
Grammar – brushing up yours as a teacher, and techniques to teach grammar
Creating materials for lessons
Suitable activities for the language classroom
Discipline in the classroom
Building rapport with your students, including warmers and coolers in the classroom.
Classroom management, covering all aspects
Teaching one-to-one, as well as larger classes
Understanding problems for Asian learners (understanding the differences between their language and English) as well as for other key languages, such as Spanish and Russian.
Error correction techniques
Preparing your CV/resumé, and tips for the interview process
Teaching business English
Teaching practices and assignments:
You will have the opportunity to conduct several full lessons (teacher practices). These are observed by a trainer, and detailed and constructive feedback is given to you after each lesson, to help you improve for your next lesson, and your career to follow. (You will get an opportunity to teach both young learners and adults). Our qualified trainers will assist you with the lesson planning process. Read our blog on making the most of your observed lesson
Materials project: Here you will present the materials used for lessons, to the class.
A journal entry assignment
Various lesson planning and group work assignments
Various tests and tasks over the 4-week course, covering grammar, punctuation and a few other aspects covered in class. We work with our teachers to adequately prepare them for these tests. All content of the tests is covered during the course.
There is no final examination that determines your pass grade. Your final course result is determined by the combined marks of the assignments above, as well as on your participation and teamwork in class, attendance and behaviour.
A grade of at least 70% is required in order to pass the course. More than 50% of this grade is made up of marks for teacher practices.
Trainees are awarded with either a ‘pass’, ‘merit’, ‘high merit’ or ‘distinction’ on their certificates. All graduates also receive a report, and those who obtain a merit or higher, are also presented with a personalised letter of reference.
Your 3 weeks virtual training you do from the comfort of your home.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cambodia – a land where ancient and modern worlds collide to create a unique destination. Our course is located in the country’s second largest town, Siem Reap, which is a stone’s throw from the famous Angkor Wat Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is a foodie haven, and has an ‘artsy, eclectic feel’ with something for everyone including outdoor enthusiasts, and a music and nightlife scene. Tourism and development in Cambodia has exploded over the last two decades. The nation shares borders with Thailand and Lao on the West and the North, and Vietnam on the East and the Southeast as well as by the Gulf of Thailand. The mighty Mekong River dominates the landscape of the capital, Phnom Penh, and is the base of much of the recreational activities from boat trips to riverside restaurants. Cambodia is home to several islands, perhaps not as well-known neighbouring Thai islands, yet they have as much to offer – at a fraction of the price.