EF Certificate in Lesson Planning
Lesson planning is the single most important task you will do as a teacher, to ensure that your learners achieve the aims of the lesson and make improvements.
Often it can be easy to use the provided lesson notes without thinking too much about how well they support the lesson aims or suit your learners. This Lesson Planning Distance Learning course will show you how to structure your lesson in a way that lets each activity build on the previous one, scaffolding learners to success, while keeping everything in a relevant context. The main ideas include context setting, controlled and freer practice activities, ways of staging lessons (PPP, ESA, TTT, TBL) and differentiation for different learner needs.
Course duration: 10 weeks
Group size: Up to 16 participants
Delivery: Online via Motivis
Certification: 30hr EF teacher training certificate
(15%) First half of Lesson (context, warmer, language introduction)
(25%) Full Lesson Plan (using PPP or similar approach)
(25%) Full Lesson Plan (using any approach)
(10%) Reflective Journal of applied ideas from course
Consider enrolling in this course if you are interested in building your understanding of effective lesson planning, either from the view of general professional development, or before starting CertTESOL or DipTESOL courses.
You will learn how to approach effective lesson planning, looking at the components of a lesson plan and how they can be fit together.
This course is for teachers:
With at least 6 months ESL experience
Who hold a TEFL certificate
Who are willing to spend 3 hours (longer for non-native English speakers) of your professional development time a week on this course for 10 weeks
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Write focused and effective lesson aims
Set meaningful context from the beginning of a lesson
Structure an effective language presentation
Set up controlled practice activities
Set up freer practice activities
Use different lesson planning models for different situations and learners (including PPP, ARC, TTT, TBL)
During the course you will:
Write lesson plans for your regular teaching context and reflect on their success in a reflective journal
Use the basic components of lesson planning (context, presentation, controlled practice, freer practice) to write 3 graded lesson plans assignments
Read your peers' tasks and comment on them each week, for further ideas sharing