Athena Teacher Training
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5PG
Athena Teacher Training provides the "Trinity CertTESOL" qualification that qualifies you to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
The Trinity CertTESOL is recognised by the British Council and allows you to work in their accredited schools in the UK and abroad.
We are based in Bournemouth on the South Coast of England, just a two minute walk from the beach and the town centre and we pride ourselves on offering you a friendly, professional atmosphere in which to develop the teaching skills vital to all good teachers.
Our Course Director, John Kay and his team have over 35 years experience of training English teachers.
What is Tesol?
TESOL is the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. It encompasses teaching English to students of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds in most countries around the world.
In practise this means that anyone who uses English as a second, third or even fourth language may need a TESOL teacher at some point.
The Trinity CertTESOL course
The four week course is intensive but rewarding and is structured to ensure that you get the best from your time training to become a teacher. At the end of each week, you will have completed a number of assignments and tasks. Each week has been designed to complement the next and you will undertake assignments and mini-projects in a specific order to ensure that your learning is as seamless as possible.
Your course will consist of the 5 main units Teaching Skills, Language Awareness, Learner Profile, Materials Assignment and Unknown Language.
To give you a more rounded understanding of the topics covered, you won’t come across the five units above in the order they are presented here. Some aspects from different units may be taught alongside each other and it is beneficial that you learn some things before others.
At the end of the course, you will meet a representative from Trinity (the course validating body) who will ensure that you are ready to progress to teaching professionally.
For information on course dates and fees, please visit our website www.athena-teacher-training.com.
Continued Development Courses for Existing Teachers
Our Continued Development Courses are aimed at existing teachers of English who want to brush up on their teaching skills, discuss modern methodologies, refresh their portfolio of teaching materials and invigorate their teaching performance in the classroom. The course also covers any awkward idiomatic or colloquial English that arises. Students on the CDC will be accomplished teachers in their own right looking for new ideas on keeping their teaching fresh and their students inspired.
Who is is for?
Foreign English teachers from the state or private sector in the front-line of teaching English abroad.
The most important thing about our CDC courses it that they are fully customisable. We pride ourselves on being able to listen to your requirements and build a course that will give you the scope to continue developing your classroom technique whilst taking a few new ideas home with you. Typical course content may include but not be restricted to the following:
Re-evaluation of Communicative Language Teaching and the use of complementary methodologies.
Which English? The teaching of pronunciation, segmental and supra-segmental, in the 21st century.
Error correction, friend or foe? When and how and if teachers can help.
Productive Skills – Writing. Product or process?
Productive Skills – Speaking. Keys to effective oral communication and the place of repetition and drilling in the 21st century.
Receptive Skills – Reading and Listening. Exploiting authentic materials; developing sub-skills and utilising top-down, bottom-up and compensatory strategies.
Grammaticised lexis or lexicalised grammar? Review of language concepts including structure, function and lexis.
Learner-Based Syllabus, VAKOG and individual learning strategies.
Multiple Intelligences Theory and its relevance to lesson planning.
ESP including teaching one-to-one, English for Business, Teenagers and Children.
For more information, please visit http://www.athena-teacher-training.co.uk/?page_id=432
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