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Thailand - Chiang Mai
By:Chiang Mai University TEFL <contacts@teflcmu.com>

120-Hour TEFL Certificate Course Overview
Our four week, 120 hour course offers university standard instruction to native or near-native speakers of English. The LICMU TEFL Certificate program provides trainees the skills necessary for teaching EFL/ESL to learners throughout the world.

In addition to theories of ESL, the course is very focused on practical, hands-on experience. Beginning in the first week of the course, our trainees teach (under the guidance of highly skilled trainers) ESL classes to local students in local Thai schools. The course has two main components: Input Sessions, which involves information about methodology and language awareness; and Teaching Practicum.

The input sessions contain practical ideas about teaching and language learning theory. Trainees will participate in group and pair discussion, as well as attend lectures on various topics pertaining to teaching.

Language Awareness
This will cover two main areas of language awareness. The first is grammar. Input sessions cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal and voice. The second area is phonology. Candidates can be expected to learn about phonemics, word stress and intonation, sentence stress and intonation, rhythm and intonation and connected speech.

Teaching Techniques
Teaching technique input sessions will normally include:

1. Language acquisition

2. Warmers – with peer teaching

3. Controlled practice – with peer teaching

4. Interactive materials

5. Appropriate language

6. Classroom management

7. Lesson planning

8. Reading, writing and listening activities

9. Textbook review and evaluation
10. Language in context

For further course related enquiries, please contact our Head Trainer, Anthony Sanford
tonys -at- teflintl.com

What do we require?
To be eligible for application to the course, you must be able to speak English at a native or near-native level, and be able to demonstrate the necessary skills required to be successful in post-secondary level training.

The course fees are 52,000 Thai Baht. A deposit of 16,000 Baht is required upon registration.

The application process includes a brief interview with a Trainer and/or the Program Director.
Course Dates:

* December 1st - December 26th, 2008

* January 5th - January 30th, 2009

* February 2nd - February 27th, 2009

* March 2nd - March 27th, 2009

* April 6th - May 1st, 2009

* May 4th - May 29th, 2009

* June 1st - June 26th, 2009

* July 6th - July 31st, 2009

* August 3rd - August 28th, 2009

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