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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN EFL TEACHER

ABROAD?

http://unex.uci.edu/areas/education/tea/curriculum.aspx (The
University of California Irvine Extension)

THEORIES OF LANGUAGE LEARNING SURVEY


Find out how people learn languages as you compare first language
and second language acquisition and child and adult foreign language
learning. Understand the learning theories that are the foundation of
various teaching methodologies, and develop strategies that you can
use in your own teaching situations.

GRAMMAR OF ENGLISH
Learn to analyze your students' language and to design instruction to
improve their grammar. Expand your knowledge of the grammatical
structures of English which give learners the most trouble due to
interference from their first language. Learn how to assist your
students overcome these difficulties.

EFL TEACHING METHODS AND LESSON PLANNING


Explore current methods for teaching specific skill areas such as
speaking, listening, reading and writing with an emphasis placed on
communicative teaching techniques and theories. Develop lesson
plans, materials and instructional aids for your classroom, and learn
how to motivate your students to study and learn by using a wide
variety of language games and techniques.

TEACHING PRACTICE
Observe a teacher in an American classroom for English learners.
Evaluate and discuss what occurred. Prepare lesson plans, assist a
teacher of English, and apply those skills in an ESL classroom.
Receive feedback on your own teaching and learn to plan for future
success as a teacher of English.

LANGUAGE DIAGNOSTICS AND ASSESSMENT


Improve your understanding of assessment strategies, gain new
insight into the purpose of testing and interpreting test results.
Discuss, analyze, and practice formal and informal ways of assessing
your students speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

TEACHING THE SKILLS


Learn general principles and strategies for effectively teaching the
English language skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking,
pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Topics will include needs
assessment, setting objectives, and selecting and using the appropriate
materials.

TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD


Receive guidance in your search for an appropriate international job
placement as an EFL teacher. Learn the skills you'll need to complete
your foreign teaching assignment competently and successfully!
Examine issues of gaining employment, cross-cultural behavior,
pedagogy, and logistical concerns. Learn about culture shock and
successful adaptation.

TEFL WORKSHOP SEMINAR


Join with other international teacher-trainees learning about various
TEFL topics in a conference/workshop setting. Topics may include
the following: teaching with technology, teaching using storytelling,
teaching with drama, teaching using art, teaching pronunciation,
professional development, cultural presentations and more.

Make a list of possible types of classes / audience for an English


course brainstorming

Take the EU member states. Find a European top of economic


development / financial power and stability and establish a geography
of migration (homework ) it has to be a Powerpoint presentation

For each geographic region found above, try to establish the


predominant types of English classes. also included in the
Powerpoint presentation
Long-term Research Report Due: End of May

At least four aspects in each report

1. Compare and contrast between the UK and another EU member


state (not Romania): The National Curriculum for foreign
languages, the National Curriculum for second languages (if
applicable)
2. Compare and contrast between Romania and another EU
member state (not the UK): The National Curriculum for
English as a Foreign Language

3. Compare and contrast between Romania and the UK: the


National Curriculum for the state language presumably the
first language for the majority of the population, Romanian and
English, respectively