EF Certificate in Reflective Practice

EF Certificate in Reflective Practice

Course duration: 10 weeks

Group size: Up to 16 participants

Delivery: Online via Motivis

Certification: 30hr EF teacher training certificate

Assessment: 2000 word essay on an action research project of your choice.

Course dates: ef-teachers.com/qualifications

You should enroll in this course if you enjoy reflecting on or investigating your own teaching or if you are interested in preparing to study the EF Trinity Diploma in TESOL.

How to Apply

Click on 'apply' below to download the application form in Word. After filling out the form, send it to trt_training@ef.cn


You will develop your teaching skills through self-reflection by keeping a reflective journal on your own development in a specific area of your classroom teaching. You will learn to use different techniques which can be used to reflect and to collect data in your lessons.

This course is for teachers:

  • with at least 6 months experience in ESL

  • who hold a TEFL certificate

  • who are willing to spend 2-4 hours (longer for non-native English speakers) a week on this course for 10 weeks

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and explain what reflective practice is and why it is valuable

  • Understand and use various methods for helping reflection including:

    • Reflective journaling

    • Peer Observation

    • Self-monitoring

    • Critical case analysis

  • Identify areas in your teaching that you can improve through experiential practice

  • Justify your development focus with reference to challenges you and your learners face

  • Select and apply appropriate strategies to support your progress and collect data to measure development

  • Maintain a reflective record, evaluate findings and draw conclusions regarding what implications your journal has for your teaching practice and professional development


  • Prepare information such as your BlueCard number, your Skype ID and manager's email

  • Consider why you are a good candidate for the course (250-350 words)

  • Describe a learning experience you have had, and what you learned from it that will help you with this course (250-350 words)

  • Show forward-thinking: what are the challenges and how will you overcome them? (250-350 words)