4-week TEFL Course Toulouse, France
4 Week TEFL Certificate Course
| Course ref.
| Course Type
4-week TEFL Course or equivalent
| Min Age
| Maximum Class Size
A minimum of 6 hours, and often up to 9 or more, of observed teaching practice
130 hours of tutor / trainee contact hours
Tenses: Pasts, Presents, Perfects, Futures, Conditionals
Parts of speech
The consonant sounds and symbols
The vowel sounds and symbols
Regional and international variations
Learning to plan a lesson in 15 minutes!
Approaches to teaching EFL
Exploiting course books
Using drama, roleplay, songs and games
Using Songs and games
Teaching Young Learners
Teaching Grammar, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Computer assisted language learning
Alternative approaches to Lesson Planning
Job Guidance (trainees have this for life)
There are 2 projects to complete:
The UFLOT (Unknown Foreign Language Observation Task):
In the first week, you have 2 lessons in a language that you almost certainly don't know (to be arranged at start of the course)
As a result of this you gain an insight into how it feels to be one of your future students, being spoken to in a new language. The objective is that you adapt teaching methods that help you find other ways to get our meaning across, without resorting to explaining. The task also helps us empathise globally to a greater extent with our students.
You write a short project based on this experience.
The One to One project
The objective of this project is twofold. It gives you experience in preparing a course of study based on students' needs and interests, and also that you get practice teaching classes with just one student. The procedure is that you choose a student and diagnose his or her needs in English, and interests. Based upon the diagnosis, you design a lesson for the student, teach it, then evaluate it in depth. To what extent did it work? Why? Finally you design a further short course of study for the student.
Also in the course:
2 self evaluation tutorials
2 grammar tests
6 hours minimum of teaching - usually in one hour lessons
Lesson Planning help
Observation of your classes and feedback
Teaching Practice 50%
One to One project 20%
Grammar tests 10%
Both the practice and theory elements of the course need to be passed, to gain an overall pass.
Successful trainees receive an official certificate, numbered and stamped, showing completion of the course and overall grades. They will also be issued with a detailed letter which highlights their performance during the course. We are always happy to issue a reference and further information if requested.
Many types of accommodation are available to trainees:
The training center works with host families who are able to accommodate you for the duration of the course. Prices range between 350 and 400 euro for the month.
Shared Apartments range between 400 and 600 Euro for the month.
The training center can recommend a number of inexpensive hotels that range from 35 to 40 euro per night.
School Details - Toulouse
The school is located in the city centre in the main pedestrianised shopping street of Toulouse in modern air conditioned premises with IT facilities, WIFI, remote printing facilities and it is surrounded by the best bars and restaurants in the city.
It's objective is to produce top quality, rounded teachers of EFL who will be equipped to teach mixed nationality groups of all levels and ages anywhere in the world. Successful trainees will have a sufficient base knowledge of grammar and phonology, as well as of teaching approaches and techniques, to provide excellent English training. They will be particularly adept at enabling their students to improve their speaking skills.
The course is validated by IATQuO. www.iatquo.org/tcentres.shtml.
Help for Jobs
This school provides lifelong job guidance for all successful candidates.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.
Prices and Dates