Continued Development Course

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Our Continued Development TEFL Courses are aimed at existing teachers of English as a foreign language (TEFL)

Brush up on your teaching skills, implement modern methodologies, extend your portfolio of teaching materials and enhance your teaching performance in the classroom.

Continued Development Course

Our Teacher Training courses are delivered by our sister company, Athena Teacher Training. Athena specialises in training teachers in the TEFL industry, with highly experienced trainers. John Kay, Course Director, has more than 27 years’ experience in teacher training and has developed our courses to a high standard. Athena aims to create inspirational teachers.
Our CDC courses are fully customisable. We build our courses around the requirements of our clients to offer you the maximum potential in developing your teaching technique. By the end of the course you will have an array of refreshing ideas to take home with you and enhanced skills to use in your lessons.

Typical course content may include but not be restricted to the following:

  • Re-evaluation of Communicative Language Teaching and the use of complementary methodologies.
  • Which English? The teaching of pronunciation, segmental and supra-segmental, in the 21st century.
  • Error correction, friend or foe? When and how and if teachers can help.
  • Productive Skills – Writing. Product or process?
  • Productive Skills – Speaking. Keys to effective oral communication and the place of repetition and drilling in the 21st century.
  • Receptive Skills – Reading and Listening. Exploiting authentic materials; developing sub-skills and utilising top-down, bottom-up and compensatory strategies.
  • Grammaticised lexis or lexicalised grammar? Review of language concepts including structure, function and lexis.
  • Learner-Based Syllabus, VAKOG and individual learning strategies.
  • Multiple Intelligences Theory and its relevance to lesson planning.
  • ESP including teaching one-to-one, English for Business, Teenagers and Children.
Every day has been structured and carefully thought out to help you get the most out of your course with learning leading to guided practice as much as possible. Each week consists of at least 30 hours spent training and this is also supplemented by work that you must complete in your own time.

The timetable below will give you an accurate idea of how your days might look.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 – 10:30 Pronunciation 1
Phonemic Chart Revision
M1 Theory and VAKOG Receptive Skills Productive Skills Lexis “Knowing a word”
11:00 – 12:30 Language Awareness 1
Overview Tense Aspect Modality
Presenting a checking language Course book
Evaluation (Receptive)
Course book
Evaluation (Productive)
Error correction “Friend or Foe?”
Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Method and Methodology Pronunciation 2
Word and sentence stress
Pronunciation 3
Controlled language practise Review of week 1
Intro to week 2

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Trainee Testimonial

“I cannot stress how much Athena Teacher Training benefitted my career; the course leaders instilled lessons which will stay with me forever and aided my own teaching style. I was encouraged and wholeheartedly supported by all of the staff throughout the Athena Teacher Training, and know other trainees feel the same. The whole experience brings people together, and the best out of you as an individual. Being able to teach from the very first day was a dream come true and invaluable experience.” – J.W, May

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