Fundamentals of English Language Teaching

  • What do the following stand for?
  • What is a presentation activity?
  • What is the difference between a skills lesson and a language input lesson?
  • When should mistakes be corrected on the spot and when should they be left uncorrected?

If you can’t answer any of the questions above, then this is the right course for you. Designed for people who have no teaching experience but need a quick introduction to the principles and practice of English Language Teaching, our Fundamentals of ELT course will help you survive in the classroom and pave the way for further professional development.

Participants: This short introductory course is intended for people with very little or no previous teaching experience.

Duration and Schedule: The course lasts for 32 hours, with two 2-hour live sessions a week, over a period of 8 weeks.

Mode: The course is offered online and combines synchronous and asynchronous learning (Zoom and a moodle-based platform).

Tuition fees: The fee for this course is € 350.

Course description: The course is an introduction to English Language Teaching and comprises two syllabus strands: Language Awareness and Methodology. It offers an overview of the field of language teaching and helps novice teachers develop basic classroom skills.

Syllabus details: The following topics are covered on the course:

  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Teaching grammar and functions
  • Managing a class
  • Choosing and using resources and materials
  • Teaching listening
  • Speaking and communication activities
  • Teaching reading
  • Writing skills development
  • Assessment techniques
  • Integrating skills
  • Evaluating and using materials
  • Correction and feedback

Course Tutors: Alexander Makarios and George Vassilakis

Registration: To register for this course, please click here.