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Junior Cert in TEFL for State Qualified Teachers

The ACELS (Advisory Council for English Language Schools) Junior Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language is a course specifically designed by the Department of Education for primary and secondary school teachers who wish to teach English to teenagers during the Summer months. The course runs for 5 days in the middle of June and successful trainees will be qualified to teach English in Junior Summer Camps in Ireland.

Core Syllabus

  • Developing the 4 skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing
  • Language analysis: aspects of grammar, vocabulary and phonology
  • Presentation and practice of language at a range of levels
  • Language presentation frameworks
  • Lesson planning
  • Evaluation of teaching materials, published and authentic
  • Supplementary materials
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Checking meaning
  • Teaching functional English
  • Learner styles
  • Visual aids and board work
  • Error correction
  • Task-Based Learning
  • Using the video/dvd in the classroom
  • Learner training
  • Songs and games in the classroom

 

Need to know 

  • Tuition:- 30 hours of group classes. Each class is 60 minutes. 
  • Time table:- Monday - 09:00 - 17:00
  • Course duration:- 5 days
  • Applicants:- must be state qualified teachers and non native teachers must have a CEFR level C1 or C2. 

Course requirements

  • 100% attendance at seminars – 30 hours in total
  • Complete three assignments
  • Complete the assessed teaching practice component following the course in the junior summer centre

Core Syllabus

  • Developing the 4 skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing
  • Language analysis: aspects of grammar, vocabulary and phonology
  • Presentation and practice of language at a range of levels
  • Language presentation frameworks
  • Lesson planning
  • Evaluation of teaching materials, published and authentic
  • Supplementary materials
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Checking meaning
  • Teaching functional English
  • Learner styles
  • Visual aids and board work
  • Error correction
  • Task-Based Learning
  • Using the video/dvd in the classroom
  • Learner training
  • Songs and games in the classroom

 

 

Course dates 2018

12th - 16th February 2018

26th - 30th March 2018

25th - 29th June 2018

Course fees 2018

€400 - Price includes course materials.