EF Certificate in Teaching Grammar (Modules 1 -2)
Course duration: 5 weeks per module
Group size: Up to 20 participants
Delivery: Online via Motivis
Certification: 20hr EF teacher training certificate, per module (4-5 hours a week for five weeks)
Eligibility: 6+ months working as a Kids and Teens teacher at EF China
This is aimed at teachers who might be wanting to take CertTESOL/CELTA within the next year, and/or want to learn foundation principles of teaching grammar. You will learn about:
Inductive vs Deductive teaching
Ways of presenting grammar clearly (timelines, sentence analysis)
Module 1 Assessment: Training plan for peers in your center.
Module 2 is aimed at teachers who have already done Module 1, or have CertTESOL/CELTA already and are intending to do DipTESOL within the next year. It covers some further principles of grammar teaching including:
Scaffolding and schemes of work
English as a lingua franca
Prescriptivism vs Descriptivism
Module 2 Assessment: Training plan for peers in your center.
This course is highly recommended if you are interested in learning more about teaching grammar, and for those preparing to take the EF Trinity Certificate or Diploma in TESOL.
The EF Certificate in Teaching Grammar gave me the opportunity to take a deeper look into grammar by debating and sharing experiences and materials among the members of the course. I have learnt a lot from my peers and it was definitely helpful to receive constructive feedback from other experienced teachers as well as our tutor.
— Azahara Soler, Teacher