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Become acquainted with the most generally accepted theoretical and methodological models of English language teaching and learning in this TEFL certificate course.

This practical class offers you pedagogical ideas on how to meet the specific needs of various:

  • ages

  • proficiency levels

  • purposes

  • skills

  • contexts

You will build a repertoire of ESL and EFL classroom activities firmly embedded with well-established principles of language acquisition in a step-by-step approach to interactive language teaching.


Focus on:

  • integration of skills

  • learner styles and strategies and preferences

  • multiple intelligences

  • practical steps in lesson design

Note: A strong command of English is a prerequisite for this course. (iBT TOEFL:80, TOEIC:760) 

This is a required course for the Professional Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate program.

Course Number: LING-40110
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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