EF Certificate in Teaching Grammar (Modules 1-3)
Course duration: 4 weeks per module
Group size: Up to 16 participants
Delivery: Online via http://training.ef.com
Certification: 20hr EF teacher training certificate, per module (5 hours a week for 4 weeks)
Module 1: Training Plan (on lesson procedures related to inductive / deductive teaching)
Module 2: Training Plan (on lesson procedures related to 2nd language acquisition)
Module 3: Training Video (on chosen research topic)
This course is highly recommended if you are interested in learning more about teaching grammar or you need to prepare to take the EF Trinity Diploma in TESOL.
You will learn about the differences between deductive and inductive grammar teaching, sentence constituents, second language acquisition and debate the pros and cons of prescriptivist and descriptivist views of grammar. By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of the systems of grammar, have attempted different methods of engaging students in learning grammar and understand how grammar is acquired. You will also have created a video or podcast that explores a grammar activity you use with your learners and share this online.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Identify and critique approaches in teaching grammar
Analyse word formation, phrases and the elements that make up sentences
Identify and explain some discourse patterns, aspect/tense and modality of English
Explain challenges your students face in learning grammar in relation to L1, learner habits and second language acquisition.
Develop activities and strategies in teaching a specific grammar point to a group of learners
Use terminology and practical tasks required in the grammar section of the DipTESOL course
Have over 6 months experience in ESL
Hold a TEFL qualification
Be willing to spend 5 hours (longer for non-native English speakers) of study time a week on each module, for 4 weeks
Want to gain a deeper insight into the nature of language