Certificate Course in
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
to Adults (TEFLA)
se anywhere in the world that you can access the Wide World Web!
About the Sunbridge TEFLA Course
This course is designed for experienced teachers who already have a TESOL or TEFL certificate and who want specific knowledge about teaching English to adults. The fact is that adults learn very differently than children.
Our TESOL/TEFL course provides prospective teachers with knowledge about more than 24 methodologies for teaching ESL. It provides insight into lesson planning, offers many lesson activities and teaching techniques, and shows how to measure success in teaching. Our TEFLA course presumes that you already have a good knowledge of ESL methodologies. If not, please start by taking our TESOL course - click here to go to the TESOL Course page .
Many overseas teachers in regular schools find themselves being asked to teach adults after school and on weekends. Some teachers work with language schools that have corporate clients Companies often want their managers and staff to learn English for various reasons. If you are teaching adults or would like to, then you should take our TEFLA course. It will give you all the information you need to do so effectively and professionally.
What You will Learn
The TEFLA course covers a lot of ground. It will teach you all about teaching adults generally - why it is different from teaching children.
TEFLA will show you how to teach the essentials to adults, teaching idioms, expressions and how to use music and art as teaching aids. It gives you a good understanding of many forms of ESP (English for Special Purposes), TOEFL and TOEIC so you will be confident in teaching each of these specialized English courses.
It will help you, as an experienced teacher, to learn how to effectively use CALL (Computer-assisted Language Learning) and WALL (Web-assisted Language Learning) with adults. The course even shows you how to develop your own interactive lessons and make them available to your students on the Internet.
TEFLA Course Outline
Teaching Adult Learners
Intro to Part 1
Creating an Effective Adult Learning Environment
Building Confidence in Adult Learners
Motivation and Adult Learners
Common Learning Problems
Assessing New Adult Learners
Teaching Adult ESL
Intro to Part 2
Teaching Adult ESL
Why Adults want to Learn English
Developing Listening Skills
Developing Reading Skills
Developing Writing Skills
Developing Speaking Skills
Teaching English for Computer/Internet
Developing Cultural Understanding
Teaching Interviewing Skills
Teaching Idioms and Expressions
Using Music in the Adult ESL Class
Art and ESL
Teaching ESL for Special Purposes
Intro to Part 3
Teaching Academic English
Teaching Survival English
Teaching Business English
Teaching English for Accounting, Banking ang Finance
Teaching Legal English (Legalese)
Teaching Medical English
Teaching English for Tourism and Hospitality
Teaching Technical English
ESL using Computer and Internet
Intro to Part 4
Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Web-assisted Language Learning (WALL)
Adult ESL Standards
Developing your own ESL Lessons
TOEFL Writing and Discussion Topics
The Well-Referenced English Teacher
Comment about out TEFLA course from a recent student:
Please find attached Assignment #4
Wonderful study material and a wealth of references one would never find on their own! This had been, by far, the greatest learning experience I have encountered.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn...and not to be a "Good" Teacher....but a "Better Teacher".
Competitive Cost - Great Investment in your future!
Our TEFLA course is competitive and, at only $350.00 US, costs less than most other graduate-level courses. When you consider the cost of education today, this is a very cost-efficient and time-effective course and a small investment in your continuing education.
You can register, study and complete the assignments on your computer from anywhere in the world! All you need is access to the Internet.
Questions about the course? Email us
Start today and you could be on your way to a foreign country within weeks and an exciting career as a qualified, confident and knowledgeable ESL teacher!