Special TEFL / TESL Courses in Mexico
TEACHING ENGLISH TO CHILDREN
This advanced course follows the TEFL Certificate Program, or may be
taken by any certified ESL teacher who wishes to expand his/her knowledge
in how to teach English to Children. This part-time course will
help the teacher learn the special needs of teaching children, including:
This course is mornings only for two weeks for a total of 30 hours of instruction.
Classroom observations and practice teaching are included in this course.
- special skills in classroom management
- positive discipline
- creative activities for children
- how to teach to a first-language learner
TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH
Conducting business is developing enormously, making the use of English
in business mandatory for many second language speakers. Simply learning
basic English grammar and speaking skills is not enough for the executive
who needs to do business internationally. With this in mind, we offer
this program which helps the ESL teacher meet the special needs of these
business people. The focus of this course is on how to teach English
and International business affairs to the executive, including:
- Preparing a business plan
- Needs Analysis
- Marketing research and Promotion
- Business writing skills, letter writing, and internationally accepted
- Management skills
- Intercultural Communications
- International Banking and Money
- Comparing Business Practices internationally
- Telephone Skills
- Conducting Business Meetings in English
- Negotiating Skills
- Business Idioms
- Case study work
- Classroom observations and practicum
This advanced course is designed to be taken after the TEFL Certificate
Program, or by any already-certified ESL teacher who wishes to expand
his/her knowledge in how to teach Business English.
This course is afternoons only (and the occasional evening) for two weeks
for a total of 30 hours of instruction. Classroom observations and
practicum are included in this course.
What is the difference between TEFL and TESL?
Actually, not much. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign
Language and TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language.
EFL is more of a British term and ESL is an American term. Beyond that,
a distinction is made between teaching English to non-native speakers
in a non-English speaking country (EFL) and teaching English to non-native
speakers in an English-speaking country (ESL). This distinction
is not observed consistently. Some British teachers use EFL
(TEFL) as a blanket term whereas many American teachers use ESL (TESL)
as a blanket term. The same applies to TEFL and TESL.
(ESL ignores the fact that learners may well be on their third, fourth,
fifth or sixth language. EFL, some people contend on purely pedagogical
grounds, should stand for English as a First Language!).
In short, teachers holding TESL certificates are generally considered
qualified to teach TEFL and teachers with TEFL certificates are usually
deemed to have the qualifications to teach TESL.