African Language Class 


Weekend TEFL CoursePart 1: Weekend course

This course lasts two days and is held in locations throughout England.

It is the first step to a career in TEFL.

Gain an approved Certificate and an insight into the world of TEFL – in just one weekend!

The weekend course is aimed at providing candidates with essential teaching skills, confidence and practical knowledge in the classroom. Even in countries where you ‘just need a degree’ to teach English, you’ll find the knowledge and techniques taught on this course invaluable once you start teaching.

Throughout the world employers will show a strong preference for those with Teaching Practice experience – which starts here!

Weekend TEFL Course

Topics covered include:

  • What makes a good teacher

  • What makes a good student

  • Classroom management

  • Methodology of language teaching

  • Introduction to describing language

  • Correction, assessment and marking

  • Teaching the ‘four skills’, (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

  • Effective lesson planning

  • Practice at giving lessons

  • Use of resources

  • Next steps

The course is intensive and ‘hands on’. You will take away many ideas and activities that you can use in your teaching.

The course lasts from 9.0am to 9.0pm on Saturday and 9.0am to 5.0pm on Sunday, giving a total of 20 hours tuition and practice. The weekend is informative, useful and great fun. It is also very intensive!

There is no formal assessment and you cannot fail. You will however get the opportunity to do two short practice lessons to other students on the course. The tutor will give written feedback and advice afterwards.

Class of May 2009
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate.

The weekend is informative, useful and great fun. It is also very tiring!

You will be able to discuss issues with your tutor during the weekend.

Upon arrival at the course you will be welcomed and given a course pack. This consists of a Course workbook written by TEFL Time and a usefulWeekend Course Materials textbook to help you start. There will be a display of other useful books at the venue, and our tutors are also happy to advise you on other publications which can help you - and most importantly, impart their own extensive practical experience on to you!

TEFL ‘weekend’ courses are well known throughout the world. Many countries will offer employment to holders of this qualification. Some countries may also require a university degree. (A degree is sometimes a requirement for a working visa).


Part 2. Distance Learning Course

This is the follow up course to our weekend course.

Many people feel they would like to extend their weekend qualification. The course consolidates and extends the topics covered on the weekend. It also looks at additional areas of TEFL not covered in the weekend course.

Distance learning course materialsThe course takes up to 80 hours to complete and with the weekend course leads to the ‘100 hour TEFL Certificate’. This qualification is again known worldwide, and will give you an even better grounding in teaching EFL. It will also give you an extra advantage when applying for work.

Throughout the course you will have the services and advice of a tutor. The course materials include a copy of How to Teach English (book and DVD) by Jeremy Harmer, worth over £26. Plus two books written by TeflTime especially for the course.

There are two assessed assignments to complete during the course. These will be posted or emailed to your tutor who will give feedback and grade them either very good, good or pass. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate and letter of reference.