TEFL in London: How good was the TEFL course?

Two EFL teachers that did their initial teacher training TEFL in London talk about their positive experience of the course.

Bren Brennan did his TEFL course with SGI in 2005. Ben Nicholas completed the Trinity Cert TESOL at the end of 2011. Both studied and qualified with St George International in Central London. They compare thoughts on what the TEFL course instilled in them and how they put those teaching skills to good use in lessons today.

Some Teaching basics from the TESOL training

  • Low teacher talk-time – let students speak
  • Error correction – vary the methods of correcting English
  • Eliciting language – getting relevant new words from students or lesson materials
  • Good Boardwork – make sure you elicit before writing anything on the board
  • Recycling language – get students to use new language again and again
  • Classroom management – grouping students differently
  • Fun in the classroom – the importance of humour
  • Unknown language – empathy for the students

To hear Ben talking about how he got his first TEFL jobs with SGI after the course, click here.

Bren Brennan

About Bren Brennan

Bren initially trained here at SGI and then joined the staff in 2005. Since 2006, he has taught abroad in Budapest, Berlin and now at Mondragon University in Spain. He returns to teach at SGI London every summer and completed the SGI Trinity DipTESOL in 2011. He also regularly writes posts for students here.
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