Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Introduction
The TEFL Introduction Program offered by the ELC introduces the foundations of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). The program aims to provide students with a basic introduction of language teaching and cross-cultural awareness through workshop sessions, personal interaction with international students, and observations of TEFL classroom settings. The program was created in conjunction with Global Education Office (GEO) for students interested in TEFL, potential study abroad students, and for study-abroad returnees who seek ways to apply their cultural experiences.
|TEFL students apply teaching skills in the classroom|
The core of the program is six 2-hour workshops:
WORKSHOP 1: Using Cultural Competencies in Teaching
- Students will explore how cross-cultural awareness impacts effective teaching and communication.
WORKSHOP 2: TEFL Approaches
- Students will review various approaches to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and interview an English Language Learner (ELL).
WORKSHOP 3: TEFL Methods and Materials
- Students will be introduced to basic teaching methods and explore how these methods can be adapted in different settings such as in the service learning project they will engage in with ELLs.
|TEFL students earn letters of completion|
WORKSHOP 4: Guided Lesson Planning
- Students will develop and practice a micro-teaching lesson.
WORKSHOP 5: Micro-teaching demonstration
- Students will lead a micro-teaching activity.
WORKSHOP 6: Poster Session/Collaborative Reflection
- Students will share and discuss projects developed throughout the course of the program as well as reflect on the experiences they have gained throughout the program.
Potential enrollees must apply through the Global Education Office
For TEFL Intro content information, please contact:Adam Steffanick, Language Teaching Specialist