EF Certificate in Teaching Vocabulary

EF Certificate in Teaching Vocabulary (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 5 weeks)

Module 1

This module is for teachers who are considering doing CertTESOL/CELTA within the next year, or want a foundation knowledge in teaching vocabulary effectively. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Present form and meaning of vocabulary clearly to your learners, using techniques including word webs & componential analysis

  • Use strategies for helping learners to better remember new words

Module 1 Assessment: Training plan for peers in your center.

Module 2

This module is for those who already have CertTESOL/CELTA and/or Vocabulary Module 1. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Better explain relationships between words

  • Understand different types of meaning, and how to apply this to your teaching

  • Understand and use the main principles of the lexical approach in your teaching

Module 2 Assessment: Training plan for peers in your center.

How to Apply

Click on 'apply' below to complete the application form. Note that the final question is an essay: 'Why do you want to take this course, and how do you feel it will benefit yourself, your students and/or your school?' It's best to write this in Word first and then copy it into your application.

This course is for teachers:

  • With at least 6 months ESL experience

  • Who hold a TEFL certificate

  • Who are willing to spend 5 hours (longer for non-native English speakers) of your professional development time a week on this course for 5 weeks.

“As a teacher it is essential to have a solid understanding of the lexical approach in order to best deliver classes. Enrolling onto this course not only helped my teaching skills improve but also allowed me to share useful techniques and tips with my colleagues and raise the standard of teaching and learning in my center.”

-Steve Mayers, International Teacher


Prepare information such as your BlueCard number and manager's email

Consider why you want to apply for the course (250-350 words)