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Course Online: 550-hour Expert Package with tutor support

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The most comprehensive course option offered by ITTT is the 550-hour Expert Package with tutor support. It covers a complete spectrum of TEFL skills that teachers of English as a foreign language can use in most classroom situations. The 550-hour Expert Package fully prepares course graduates so they are ready to tackle a wide range of future teaching and management roles at home or overseas.

This extensive package consists of six course components, all with full tutor support:

  • Part 1: 120-hour TEFL course with tutor & videos
  • Part 2: 50-hour course in teaching business English (CTBE)
  • Part 3: 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL)
  • Part 4: 50-hour course in teaching English online (CTEO)
  • Part 5: 250-hour TESOL Diploma course (DipTESOL)
  • Part 6: 30-hour certificate of teaching practice recognition (CTPR)

Part 1 of the package (the 120-hour TEFL course) has to be completed first, however, all the remaining parts can be taken in any order that you prefer. You will be given the option of receiving six individual certificates as you work through the six parts of the overall course package, or you can choose a single 550-hour certificate that encompasses the entire course package once all sections are complete. Please note that you can only choose one of these certificate options.

As soon as you have completed your course application you will receive all the details needed to access your personal section of our online course platform. From within the platform you can choose to study the course materials directly online or you can download them to any device you prefer, such as a personal computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. To ensure the course fits around your own personal circumstances you can choose to study each course component at any pace you feel happy with. As you work through each of the courses in the package your progress will be assessed via an automated test at the end of each individual course unit.

By choosing the Expert Package with tutor support you will ensure you receive the professional support and guidance of an online tutor from start to finish of your studies. They can be contacted at any time with any questions you have regarding the course and the accompanying materials. Your tutor will get back to you via email with all the help you need within a maximum of one working day.

Course Components

Part 1 (must be taken first): 120-hour TEFL course with tutor & videos

The 120-hour online TEFL course sets the groundwork for all your future studies by focusing on two fundamental areas of language teaching. Roughly half the course is dedicated to the essential teaching skills that are necessary in every classroom, including teaching theories and methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning and how to test and evaluate your students' progress. The remaining half of the course looks at language awareness. This section includes important English grammar topics such as the parts of speech and the tense system, as well as other subjects such as pronunciation.

To avoid overloading you with too much information in one go, the course is conveniently divided into twenty individual units that gradually build on each other to develop your understanding. With this user friendly design you should find it possible to comfortably work through the course at any pace that suits your learning style. On top of the written materials, most of the course units also come with additional videos that add extra depth to each subject. Thanks to this unique combination of materials the 120-hour TEFL course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to EFL teaching theory and practice.

120-hour TEFL Certification Course Units

  • Introductory Unit
  • Unit 1: Teachers and Learners (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 2: Parts of Speech (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 3: Theories, Methods and Techniques (plus 2 videos)
  • Unit 4: Present Tenses (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 5: Managing Classes (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 6: Past Tenses (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 7: Teaching New Language
  • Unit 8: Future Tenses
  • Unit 9: Lesson Planning (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 10: Video Lessons (plus 2 videos)
  • Unit 11: Teaching Receptive Skills (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 12: Teaching Productive Skills
  • Unit 13: Teaching Pronunciation & Phonology (plus 2 videos)
  • Unit 14: Course Books and Lesson Materials (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 15: Evaluation and Testing (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 16: Conditionals & Reported Speech (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 17: Equipment and Teaching Aids
  • Unit 18: Modals, Phrasal Verbs and Passive Voice (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 19: Teaching Special Groups (plus 1 video)
  • Unit 20: Troubleshooting
  • Summative Task

Part 2: 50-hour course in teaching business English (CTBE)

Due to the rapid globalization of trade and industry across the world, knowledge of the English language is increasingly important for many businesses. This global situation has led to business related English becoming one of the fastest growing areas within the world of international English language teaching. The CTBE component of the Expert Package focuses on ways to adapt the skills and knowledge you learned in your initial 120-hour course to suit this unique and potentially lucrative area of TEFL.

If you already have some insight or background related to the business world you might have some advantage in this area of teaching, however, this is by no means necessary as the vast majority of language skills your students will need to develop will be identical to any other English language learner. Through this course you will learn how to create a suitable curriculum for your business English clients, right from an initial meeting through to an end-of-course assessment. By completing the CTBE you should find that your English language knowledge, teaching skills, and overall job prospects will all be greatly enhanced.

CTBE Course Units

  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Teaching and Learning
  • Unit 3: Course Development
  • Unit 4: Materials
  • Unit 5: Teaching Themes
  • Unit 6: The Business English World
  • Summative Task

CTBE Course Aims

Graduates of the CTBE component of the Expert Package should be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching business English using industry standard terminology.
  • Create a curriculum based on an assessment of their learners' needs.
  • Have real-world ideas for creating individual lessons that are tailored to the students' requirements, while also having clear ideas on how to execute the lessons to a wide spectrum of target groups.
  • Locate and create suitable materials for teaching business English.
  • Develop assessment procedures for before, during and after the course.
  • Understand the role of a business English teacher in a wide variety of scenarios.
  • Identify and pursue further opportunities for career development.

Part 3: 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL)

Young learners make up a large percentage of English language students in most parts of the world. In many countries you will find students as young as two years old taking their first lessons in the English language. As you can probably imagine, teaching a new language to young learners requires a different approach to that of adult learners. Through this component of the course we address these differences and show you how to adapt what you already know to this specialised area of the TEFL world.

The assumption is often made that adults learning a second language do so out of self motivation, however, this is generally not the case when referring to young learners. The CTEYL focuses on specific teaching strategies that you can employ during your classes to keep young learners motivated and interested in your English lessons. By adding this popular qualification to your CV/resume, you should further increase your English language teaching skills and knowledge, and increase your overall employability.

CTEYL Course Units

  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Teaching and Learning
  • Unit 3: Course Development
  • Unit 4: Materials
  • Unit 5: Teaching Themes
  • Unit 6: Professional Development
  • Summative Task

CTEYL Course Aims

Graduates of the CTEYL component of the Expert Package should be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching English to young learners using industry standard terminology.
  • Design a syllabus based on their students' individual needs assessment.
  • Create everyday lesson plans tailored to the needs of young learners and have clear ideas for facilitating those lessons to different types of students.
  • Find and create suitable materials for young learners.
  • Design and use assessment methodologies for before, during and after a course.
  • Understand the role of teaching English to young learners in a variety of different situations.
  • Identify further opportunities for professional development.

Part 4: 50-hour course in teaching English online (CTEO)

Online English language teaching is enjoying one of the biggest booms in the TEFL world and demand is only set to increase in the coming years. It has even been suggested that the number of online English students will overtake those learning in a traditional classroom environment by the end of 2020. The CTEO will provide all the additional skills and knowledge required to be a successful and productive teacher in this unique teaching environment.

Upon completion of this course component you will also gain access to our network of CTEO graduates. Many of these are currently working as online tutors for the top names in online learning and can provide extensive tips and advice to help you break into this form of EFL teaching.

CTEO Course Units

  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Equipment
  • Unit 3: Working Options
  • Unit 4: Teachers and Learners
  • Unit 5: Social Media
  • Unit 6: The Online Teaching World
  • Summative Task

CTEO Course Aims

Graduates of the CTEO component of the Expert Package should be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching English online using industry standard terminology.
  • Create a curriculum based on an assessment of their learners' needs.
  • Have real-world ideas for creating individual lessons that are tailored to the student's requirements, while also having clear ideas on how to execute the lessons to a wide spectrum of target online individuals or groups.
  • Locate and create suitable materials for teaching English online.
  • Develop assessment procedures for before, during and after the course.
  • Understand the role of the English teacher in a wide variety of scenarios.
  • Identify and pursue further opportunities for career development.

Part 5: 250-hour TESOL diploma course with tutor

The TESOL Diploma is the most advanced part of the 550-hour Expert Package. This high-level course has been designed to take TEFL/TESOL certified teachers’ credentials to the next level which should allow them to apply for a wider range of jobs that potentially offer greater rewards.

Benefits of the TESOL Diploma component include:

  • Enhancing development and knowledge as an EFL teacher.
  • The potential to earn a higher income.
  • The opportunity to obtain a more prestigious teaching position.

TESOL Diploma Course Content

The Diploma component is divided into 11 separate modules:

  • Course Outline
  • Module 1: Study Skills
  • Module 2: A Brief History of ELT
  • Module 3: Second Language Acquisition
  • Module 4: Course Design
  • Module 5: Discourse Analysis
  • Module 6: Material Design
  • Module 7: Phonology
  • Module 8: Assessment Methods
  • Module 9: Classroom Management
  • Module 10: Embedding Learning Technologies
  • Module 11: Continuing Professional Development
  • Summative Task (Thesis)

On average, modules one to eleven should take around 21 hours of study each to complete to a good standard. The thesis task typically takes in the region of 20 hours study, which adds up to a course length of roughly 250 hours.

TESOL Diploma Course Aims

The online TESOL Diploma course is an advanced level qualification that covers a wide variety of subjects, from material design to different learning theories. The broad range of topics covered throughout the course are designed to provide a clearer understanding of your role as an EFL teacher in whatever type of classroom you find yourself working in.

As well as building your general teaching knowledge, the TESOL Diploma should also help to build other core skills such as research skills and writing ability. By the end of this component you will have developed a range of transferable skills that you should find useful in future positions both inside and outside of the classroom.

Part 6: 30-hour certificate of teaching practice recognition (CTPR)

Part six of the Expert Package is a certificate of teaching practice recognition (CTPR), which is a 30-hour component that is designed to show potential employers that you have completed a course of real English teaching practice. On top of all the theoretical studies you complete during the course package, the CTPR provides six hours of teaching practice to further improve your chances of landing a top teaching job. Crucially for many trainees, this component does not require you to attend one of our training centres.

How the CTPR Works

The CTPR component can be completed in any period up to six months from starting. On completion you will receive a 30-hour certificate that states that you have undertaken a minimum of six hours of teaching practice. During this component you will also create a portfolio of work that can be used as evidence of teaching experience and abilities when applying for future jobs.

The actual teaching sessions can be completed at a school or language center of your choice, where you will teach a total of six one-hour lessons to genuine English Language Learners (ELLs). The lessons will cover a range of student levels and topics, and will be overseen by the staff at the school you have chosen as your venue.

The CTPR is the final part of the 550-hour Expert Package program. As long as all six components have been completed successfully, course graduates can receive a single 550-hour certificate at this stage. This is assuming they have not previously opted for individual certificates as they progressed through the first five parts of the course. Please note that it is not possible to receive both.

Post-Course Job Guidance

As part of our commitment to our trainees we provide a wide range of services to help you secure a suitable teaching position. These services include the following:

  • Resume/CV preparation guidance.
  • How to find TEFL employment vacancies.
  • How to best apply for TEFL jobs.

All our job guidance services are available for as long as you continue your teaching career.

550-hour Expert Package with tutor support
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