EF English First places teacher training at the top of the list for improving teacher performance and we take it seriously. Our trainers are here to help you work better in the classroom, managing your duties effectively and brand yourself as a professional ready to tackle any challenge. Our programs will help you build your resume, develop your skills and advance your career.
Teacher Training that Matters
Qualifications are available ranging from the Foundation TEFL certificate, which offers a basic ESL teacher training to the Diploma in TESOL (DipTESOL), the equivalent to a master’s degree in ESL education. Other courses available include the Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT), Certificate in TESOL (CertTESOL), and the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM).
Continued Professional Development occurs throughout the year in a variety of forms. Weekly center meetings at your center help ensure that you and your co-workers are excited and ready to work. Sometimes it’ll be a chat, other times it’s a short training given by your manager. Then there are the regional annual events like Teacher Forums, where teachers at English First share their best practices in the classroom.
Distance Learning Courses allow you to improve your performance from the comfort of your own home. All of the classes, ranging from teaching grammar to training managers and everything in between, take place online. Our training managers have created special programs just for you that will help improve your teaching ability.
Chinesetown exists to help you bridge the gap in China. Online or face-to-face Mandarin lessons are available for you 5 days a week, in all abilities. Just starting out? Our survival courses will teach you anything from how to get a taxi to making sure you can tell a waiter what you can’t eat. Already a Mandarin pro? Keep practicing with our advanced level classes like discussing office politics or training etiquette.