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Thursday, October 17, 2019

What to Expect When Taking the TESOL Course

What should you expect when taking our 

TESOL Certificate Course?

So, what really happens in a typical SIT TESOL Certificate course?  

This is a great question to ask as this TESOL Certificate course probably isn't like many courses you've taken in the past.  Most classes are the 'sit' and 'get' kind where the instructor doles out the information, the students take notes, and passing the class is dependent on passing the tests.

TESOL Trainers is an educational consulting company supporting K-23 educational institutions that work with English language learners.
Participants on the SIT TESOL Course plan for class.
World Learning's SIT TESOL Certificate course is different in all aspects.  As previously mentioned, this TESOL course is the kind of course for people who want to take charge of their own learning.

This TESOL Certificate program is a very interactive, experiential course that encourages participants to think critically, take risks, and involve their whole selves in the process from the beginning to the end.

For a look at how the TESOL Certificate course schedule is laid out, visit:

www.tesoltrainers.com. Here's a more detailed look of what goes on at each stage of the course.

There are basically 3 components to the TESOL course:  TESOL workshops, lesson planning, and practice teaching.  

Let's explore each of these!!!!

SIT TESOL Certificate Course Format

What Should I Expect on the SIT TESOL Course?

Getting TESOL Certified opens the doors to loads of opportunities for teaching English overseas.  The SIT TESOL Certificate course is an informative and transformative course;  here's why:

The TESOL workshops explore the fundamental aspects of language teaching and language learning by examining how to teach language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) through role play, experimenting, and unpacking practical strategies and techniques.  

We look at sample lessons, techniques for engaging the students, strategies for encouraging practice, comprehension checking tools, and practical tips related to the field of TESOL.  

Through guided, supportive practice, all participants develop a foundation in the fundamental principles of language teaching and language learning.

TESOL Trainers is an educational consulting company supporting K-23 educational institutions that work with English language learners.

The lesson planning sessions help participants gain competence in designing a learner-centered lesson plan and confidence in being able to plan productive (speaking & writing) and receptive (listening & reading) lessons.  

The experiential aspect of this segment and the guidance the trainers provide scaffold the participants into being able to put together a lesson that supports student ownership of new language and new skills.   

It takes practice to plan an effective lesson in an efficient manner;  this TESOL course provides the opportunities and support that teachers nee to plan effectively.

TESOL Trainers is an educational consulting company supporting K-23 educational institutions that work with English language learners.
 The practice teaching segment gives participants a chance to put   their skills to practice by teaching real English language classes.  In addition to teaching the classes, participants observe their peers and their trainers teach as well.  

Following every class is reflective session that helps participants deepen their understanding of what helps/hinders learning and helps them further develop their teaching skills.  

In our TESOL Certificate course, participants teach 6 hours of classes and observe 30 hours of real teaching.  This component is vital to developing the skills an effective English language teacher needs.

These 3 components of our TESOL preparation course come together to form the experiential learning cycle the SIT TESOL Certificate Course offers.

John Kongsvik and TESOL Trainers set all students up for success, one teacher at a time
Reflecting on Teaching is a powerful tool
  1. Participants explore teaching and learning a specific language skill, speaking for example;  
  2. Participants plan a learner-centered lesson that works on that specific skill; 
  3. Participants then teach the lesson and reflect on what they learned from the experience and how it will impact the next trip around the experiential learning cycle.

If you'd like a real example of how this looks in the TESOL Certificate course with a popular topic in language teaching - pronunciation....click here.

TESOL Trainers is an education consulting company that sets every student up for success, one teacher at a time.

We work with all types of educational institutions (K-12Higher Ed) that support excellence in teaching and excellence in learning.

TESOL Trainers, Inc. offers the SIT TESOL Certificate, the most reputable teacher training in the world.

Contact John Kongsvik, the Director, for more information.


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