- United Kingdom
- Duration of Program
- 6 Weeks
- Dates of Program
- Flexible Dates
- Age Restrictions
- 19 Years +
- Project Review
The course is designed for people who are new to teaching or wish to gain a recognised qualification, but who already have experience or a desire to specialise in the field of Business English Teaching. The TESOL certificate is validated by Trinity College London Examination Board and is equivalent in status and international recognition to the Cambridge CELTA qualification, whilst the Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English (FCTBE) is accredited by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board. The FCTBE is simply a one-week add-on course, taking the total course duration to 6 weeks. As the school is also a highly acclaimed business English centre, it is possible to undertake teaching observations in this area. Taking this course combination in Cheltenham provides the perfect antidote to the stress such a course can often create. The relaxed atmosphere in the town is tangible, and ensures that once you left for the day you'll be able to calm down quickly and recharge your batteries. The Certificate course combines a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops led by experienced trainers, who will help you prepare for your teaching practice. The work is predominantly practical with an emphasis on "learning by doing". Your performance is continually assessed and your classroom teaching will form the basis of your overall grade. Your written projects and grades are finally submitted to a Trinity Moderator at the end of the course who will award one of two grades: PASS or FAIL. The school also issue its own certificate which contains details of your performance on the course, with a grade from A to E. This can be used as a reference for prospective employers.
Language Awareness: The area of the course which worries most trainees is grammar. Most people have never sat down and "learned" the grammar of their own first language, let alone taught it! Every day you will examine an aspect of grammar and consider techniques for presenting it to students. We also emphasise the importance of phonology with a series of seminars full of ideas to help foreign students improve their pronunciation.
Teaching Practice: The afternoon is dedicated to teaching students who are studying English at our main school. They volunteer for extra free lessons and are aware the teachers may be novices. You will find them enthusiastic and supportive. We also attract students to your lessons who are living and working in the UK for whom English is a second language. With this mix and range of students, we hope to expose you to a wide variety of classroom contexts and give you experience of different learner needs and objectives.
Tutors & Tutorials: On a Certificate in TESOL course in Cheltenham, you receive more tutor support than usual, including two formal tutorials to give you chance to discuss your progress. Tutors also work with you during lesson planning and are always on hand. The recruitment office has an open door policy so that you can drop in to discuss teaching vacancies or obtain help and advice in applying for a post.
- Cost/Program Fee
- USD 2,191 for 6 Weeks
- What program fee Includes
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- Skills/ Qualifications
You need to be at least 19, though some schools prefer you to be at least 20. Please note that there is no upper age limit for these courses. People of all age groups and backgrounds gain qualifications to teach English as Foreign Language, so don’t worry if you are at the more mature end of the spectrum! For native speakers of English, ideally you need to have the qualifications which would allow you to access a degree course - i.e. A-levels or an equivalent. Having said that, certain schools may require you to hold a degree, whilst others will consider your application if you just have relevant life experience - so it's always worth checking. If you are a non native speaker, you will also need to be able to demonstrate your ability to use English to a very high standard - ideally you will need to hold something like Cambridge Advanced English (CAE), Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or IELTS level 7. If you don't have an external qualification, the school will be able to test the level of your English, often by providing you with an additional language task to complete.
- Arrangements for Room/Food
Accommodation Options: We can arrange accommodation in Cheltenham with a host family at a cost of £85 per week self-catering (private room, shared bathroom and use of the kitchen) or £115 as before but including breakfast and an evening meal. A host family will be allocated to you and you will pay them directly upon arrival. There is no extra charge for arranging accommodation.
- Application Process
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- Any Missing Important Information
School Details - Cheltenham: The school was opened in 1990 and since then has established a strong reputation for high quality language training combined with an extremely personal service, paying particular attention to the needs of all clients. The school is located in two beautiful, neighbouring Regency buildings in the town centre. The main school is a medium-sized school offering the ideal combination of quality teaching and a high degree of personal contact with all our students. It is a beautiful Regency villa built in 1796. Located just 30 metres from the High Street, it is superbly positioned for access to buses, shops, restaurants and pubs. This building is used for all adult group courses and for teacher training. The Business and Professional Language Training Centre was opened in 1998 to better meet the needs of our many business and professional clients. Here you can meet business people from all over the world, including England, enjoy a training programme designed to meet your needs and at the same time, still enjoy all the extra facilities offered by the main school next door. In spite of its central position, you could easily be forgiven for thinking that the school is out of the town centre, thanks to its beautiful garden and peaceful location. The high standards of our courses, our teaching staff, our accommodation services and our extra-curricular activities have all been officially and objectively recognised by external bodies. The school is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults and is accredited under the British Government's "Investor in People" scheme.
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