Tesol Certificate Course Timetable

We thought it useful if we showed you exactly what happens on a Certificate course, so we have attached below a timetable for the 4 week intensive full-time course. By the way, we also run a 12 week part-time course which covers exactly the same material as the full-time course. As you will see when looking at the timetable, the main areas of study, development and activity are: teaching skills, teaching practice, grammar, phonology, assignment preparation and the series of unknown language lessons.

Example Timetable (Full Time)

Week 1

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 - 10:45 Warmers & welcome Unknown Language (1) Unknown Language (2) Unknown Language (3) TS
Listening Skills
  Course administration session (cont’d) (cont’d) (cont’d) TS
Finding Materials
  Break
11:15 - 12:45 TS
Teaching Lexis
TS
Correction of Language Problems
TS
Setting Up Activities
TS
Reading skills
TS
Skills Review
  (cont’d) TS
Communicative Skills
TS
Selecting Lexis
(cont’d) Planning for Reading Skills Lesson
  Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 – 14:15
Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 – 14:15
Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 - 14:15
Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 - 14:15
Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 - 14:15
15:30 onwards Teaching Practice 1
Warmers and Welcome
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 2
Presenting and practising lexis
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 3
Lexis/Developing speaking skills
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 4
Developing speaking skills
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 5
Developing reading Skills
Group Feedback

Tutors:

Session 1 = Lynette Cooper, Session 2 = Melissa

Weekend 1

  • Work on Unknown Language Journal and Teacher Development Log
  • The deadline for the Unknown Language Journal is next Monday at 09:15
  • Don’t forget to keep writing up your self appraisals after you teach and your peer observations.

Week 2

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 - 10:45 TS
Lesson Planning
TS
Writing Skills
TS
Methodology
Presentation
TS
Developing & Using Teaching Materials
TS
Situations and Functions
  TS
Using Video
(cont’d) (cont’d) Materials Project Launch GR
Grammatical
Form & Parts of Speech
  Break
11:15 - 12:45 TS
Teaching & Planning a One-to-one Lesson
TS
Using Songs and Music
TS
Methodology
Practice & Production
Live Obs. (1)
Classroom observation
PHON
Phonemic Chart
  Student Profile Project Launch (cont’d) (cont’d) (cont’d) (cont’d)
  Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching
15:30 onwards Teaching Practice 6
Developing
Skills
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 7
Developing
Skills
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 8
Developing
Skills
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 9
Developing
Skills
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 10
Warmers and Welcome
Group Feedback

Tutors:

Session 1 = Lynette Cooper, Session 2 = Melissa

Remember:

  • The deadline for the Unknown Language Journal is this Monday at 0915.
  • Next Monday there are 10-minute individual tutorials and you need to bring your completely up-to-date Teaching Development Log with you.
  • The deadline for the Student Profile is Monday Week 4 at 9.15.

Weekend 2

  • Work on your Student Profile
  • Make sure your TD Log is completely up to date: it is due in to be marked next Monday at 11.15!

Week 3

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 - 10:45 Tutorials
(bring your T.D. Log and pre course task)
GR
Present Tenses
TS
Classroom Management
GR
Present Perfect & Past Tenses
TS
Methodology
Guided Discovery
  (cont’d) (cont’d) GR

Timelines

(cont’d) GR
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
  Break
11:15 - 12:45 TS
CCQs for Structures & Functions
PHON
Connected Speech
PHON
Word Stress & Intonation
Live Observ. (2)
Classroom observation
PHON
Revision Workshop
  PHON
Review & Syllable Stress
(cont’d) PHON
Predicting & Correcting Phonological Errors
(cont’d) Phonology test
  Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 – 14:15
Preparing for teaching
Guided by tutor 13:30 – 14:15
No teaching-
Work on your Student Profile
Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching
15:30 onwards Teaching Practice 11
PPP Everyday English
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 12
PPP Everyday English
Group Feedback
  Teaching Practice 13
PPP grammar
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 14
PPP grammar/
Group Feedback

Tutors:

Session 1 = Lynette Cooper, Session 2 = Melissa

Remember:

  • There is a phonology test on Friday at 9:15
  • The deadline for the Student Profile is next Monday at 09:15 and bring in your materials on Monday!.
  • The deadline for the Materials Project is next Tuesday at 09:15.
  • The deadline for the final part of the Teaching Development Log is next Thursday at 0915.

Weekend 3

  • Finalise your Student Profile, work on your Materials Project and your T.D. Log.

Week 4

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 - 10:45 GR
Future Forms
GR
Prepositions & Phrasal Verbs
GR
Conditionals
GR
Grammar & Lexis Test
TS
Teaching Business English
  GR
The Passive Voice
(cont’d) (cont’d) (cont’d) TS
Computer-aided Learning
  Break
11:15 - 12:45 TS
Coursebook Review
TS
Monolingual & Multilingual Classes
GR
Grammar & Lexis Revision
TS
Teaching Young Learners & Using Stories in Class
Materials Project Presentation - rehearsal
  (cont’d) TS
History of Teaching Methodology
(cont’d) TS
Testing & Exams
TS
Jobs & Careers
  Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 OPTIONAL
Materials selection tutorial
(12:50 - 13:20)
Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching Preparing for teaching Moderation from 13:00
15:30 onwards No teaching-
Work on your projects!
Teaching Practice 15
One hour Guided Discovery lesson
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 16
One hour Guided Discovery lesson
Group Feedback
Teaching Practice 17
One hour Guided Discovery lesson
Group Feedback
 

Tutors:

Session 1 = Lynette Cooper, Session 2 = Melissa

Remember:

  • Student Profile deadline Monday at 09:15.
  • Materials Project deadline Tuesday at 09:15.
  • TD Log (final part) deadline Thursday at 09:15.
  • The Grammar and Lexis test is also on Thursday 11:15
  • You will complete the Moderation Form in class on Thursday as well.