The TEFL Toulouse course is an intensive 4 weeks of training that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to start your teaching career in France or anywhere in the world.
What’s the objective of the course?
Our objective is to equip you with sufficient teaching practice, knowledge of grammar, phonology, teaching approaches and techniques, to enable you to provide excellent English training worldwide, without needing to know or resort to the students’ first language.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn teaching techniques and methodology, how to plan and give a lesson and manage a classroom. You’ll also learn how the English language works, with input on grammar and phonology. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on your learning and your teaching and put into practice what you learn.
By the end of the course you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to teach:
- General English
- Business English
- Young Learners
- One-to-One lessons
What can I expect on the TEFL course?
The course is demanding and intensive, and a lot of fun! You’ll be at the training centre from Monday to Friday each week, 9am to 7pm. You’ll also be working on lesson planning and course assignments most evenings and at weekends.
You’ll get up to 75 hours of input on teaching theory and language awareness, 6 hours of observed practice teaching real live students, as well as several hours observing experienced teachers, all with the help and support of our team of qualified and experienced teacher trainers.
We devote the mornings to input sessions on teaching methodology, theory and skills. After lunch there is an hour and a half or more for lesson planning with the help of our trainers, and then you’ll be teaching real live students, or observing your fellow trainees and experienced teachers.
Here’s what a typical day looks like:
|9.15am – 11am||Input session 1|
|11.20am – 1pm||Input session 2|
|1pm – 2.15pm||Lunch break|
|2.15pm – 4pm||Lesson planning help time|
|4pm – 6.10pm||Teaching practice and observation|
|6.15pm – 7pm||Teaching practice feedback|
What about coursework and assessment?
You’ll complete a lot of your coursework at our training centre during the working day, but the intensive nature of the course means that you will also need to spend a proportion of most evenings and weekends doing home study and preparing lessons.
You’ll be assessed on your teaching practice, a one-to-one project, grammar tests, an unknown foreign language observation task and your professionalism throughout the course. You can find more details about all these in our What’s in the course page.
What’s included in the course price?
- 4 weeks of tuition from our qualified and experienced teacher trainers
- All course materials
- For successful candidates, an official certificate from IATQuO, numbered and stamped, showing completion of the course, and a certificate for employers, highlighting your performance and providing an explanation of grades. (We are always happy to issue a reference and further information when requested by an employer.)
- Welcome drinks evening, and end of course celebrations including champagne and lunch / dinner
- Lifetime job guidance wherever you are in the world
- Free accommodation finding service