Teacher Training Schools
Teaching language effectively is an art, and truly effective language teachers are rare. Language Exchange International's TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM offers exciting and innovative programs for the beginner as well as the experienced teacher for both native and non-native speakers. Teachers can add new sparkle to their classrooms as they motivate their students to learn!
English as a Foreign Language teaching techniques are presented through the use of enjoyable and effective activities. Courses can be customized to suit personal needs for either groups or individuals.
Accommodations can be arranged at a near-by local hotel either in town or on the beach (Florida campuses). Host family accommodations are also available.
Certificates are awarded to all participants successfully completing the course. Program graduates receive regular updates in new and innovative teaching techniques and curriculum. They may also participate in our E-mail hotline at no additional charge.
Hands-on teaching and the natural approach to second language acquisition is the methodology used at Language Exchange International. It is the same methodology that has helped our school gain its outstanding reputation for the past 18 years. Focus is upon teaching the application of the newly acquired language rather than merely learning about it. Role playing and group interaction help make the process as enjoyable as it is practical.
Included in the Program: Needs analysis; cultural awareness and sensitivity; motivating the student; teaching creatively; the multi-level classroom; lesson plan development; testing and evaluation; drilling techniques; familiarization with teaching materials; classroom observation; teaching internship; brainstorming sessions; special focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing; teaching TOEFL and Business English; testing and evaluation of teacher trainees; presentation of certificates; teaching hot-line; updates in teaching methodology and materials.
A word about Language Exchange International . . .
Language Exchange International was founded in 1983 in order to provide language training for adults who were looking for a painless but effective way to quickly acquire a second or third language. We now offer courses in more than 30 foreign languages as well as a year round intensive ESOL program for international students and executives. During the past 21 years, we have enjoyed an out-standing reputation in our field based on our unique conversational approach to language teaching. The methodology we use is based upon one developed by Connie Paladino, the school's president and founder, during her 25 years of experience in the field of language instruction.
All of our programs are customized to meet the needs of our clients. We are nationally accredited with The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) which is recognized by the United States Department of Education and we were named by the London Travel Magazine as one of the top 20 language schools in the United States.
Included in the TEFL Teaching Training Program:
Dynamic teaching techniques
Motivating the student
The multilevel classroom
Lesson plan and curriculum development
Effective testing and evaluation
Familiarization with up to date teaching materials
Cultural awareness and sensitivity
Focusing on listening, speaking, reading and writing
The Rassias drilling technique
Teaching TOEFL and Business English
Brainstorming sessions with colleagues
Testing and evaluation of trainees
Presentation of certificates
Regular updates in new materials and teaching techniques