Learning a second language

Have you ever tried to learn a language? Did you find the process a pleasant one or was it rather painful? At English Well Spoken our mission is to make language learning a most pleasant and enjoyable process. We aim to help students learn in a natural and intuitive manner in the same way that they learnt their mother tongue. 

How does EWS adopt a natural approach?

Research has shown that when you are relaxed and having fun you learn not only more effectively but intuitively as well. Learning through intuition can be very powerful as it helps you to learn without thinking. This may seem a bit strange because many adults firmly believe that they learn through logic and analytical thinking whereas the reality of the matter is when we learn subconsciously we learn better.  

Why train with us?

Teacher training at English Well Spoken will not only help prospective teachers to learn strategies or lesson planning, methodology, communication but also how to help students learn in a holistic and empathetic manner. Our courses are gold-standard: your progress will be closely monitored by your tutor and we will make every effort to help you make maximum progress in the time that you are with us.  

Teacher training courses at EWS

If you are looking for a standard course just to obtain a certificate this is not the course for you. To be accepted on this course you need to consider qualities such as empathy, flexibility and the desire to create a good rapport with your students to be fundamental. We can guarantee that you will make significant progress in your teaching ability and will learn a variety of strategies as to how to help students learn intuitively and holistically. Obviously as a teacher you’ll need to also learn the fundamentals such as a good understanding of grammar, lesson planning, skills, classroom and student management and teaching adults and children of all ages. Our aim is to help you to get students to learn effectively through maximum production.

Learning through reflection

Reflection is a powerful tool in helping us to learn from our mistakes. Making mistakes is part of the learning process but if we don’t reflect on our mistakes then we continue to repeat them and we don’t learn from them. We encourage error correction in classes. On our teacher training courses we help you to reflect on your teaching so that you can become a more effective teacher and to do this we need to observe your lessons and give you both positive and negative feedback . However, if you don’t wish to hear any negative feedback, then perhaps this is not the course for you.

How will we implement this?

Just as on our English language courses we encourage students to practise and converse throughout the lesson, our teacher training sessions will adopt a similar strategy. Trainees will have ample opportunity to learn through example by observing live lessons which they will have then the opportunity to analyse and reflect on instead of being bombarded with theory. In addition, you will have the opportunity to plan lessons and teach students of all levels and ages while being observed.

How will progress be monitored?

You will have an individual learning plan that will be regularly updated to help you progress while you are on the course and to take away with you.  You will be required to produce assessments, write lesson plans and give presentations, sometimes individually sometimes in small groups, that will be marked by our tutors.  In the last week there will be a final exam and the assessments and presentation you will produce will count in the final mark.

Requirements

If you wish to apply to do one of these courses we would prefer the following requirements:

  • to be preferably over 21 years of age
  • to be a graduate or have equivalent work or life experience
  • to be mothertongue or bilingual
  • to be empathetic, patient and understanding
  • to be creative
  • to be friendly
  • to be organised and punctual
  • to be flexible

 

Course structure

There are different types of courses:

  • Long Weekend – Friday (14:00-18:00) Saturday and Sunday (10:00 – 18:00) – 20 hours
  • One week intensive – from Monday to Friday (10:00 – 18:00) – 40 hours
  • Two week intensive – from Monday to Friday (10:00 – 18:00) – 80 hours
  • Four week intensive – from Monday to Friday (10:00 – 18:00) – 160 hours

 

Course contents:

  • Teaching methodologies
  • Teaching adults of all levels
  • Teaching children of all levels and ages
  • Skills
  • Grammar
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Lesson observation
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Lesson practice

Are you interested in enrolling?

For further information, please email teachertraining@englishwellspoken.com writing your name, the type of course and which month/year you are interested in.