EBC TEFL pearls are single-unit teaching courses that train you in a specific teaching area. Each course has quizzes and a final test. In addition, each course gives you an "EBC TEFL Pearls" teaching area certificate. You study at your own pace and in your own time in a way that is both convenient and accessible. There is no trainer support.

Free introduction to TESOL and TEFL

Free introduction to TESOL and TEFL

This course covers why English is important and why you should consider teaching English, English teaching acronyms and what they mean,  what it takes to become an English teacher, teaching business English, aka ESP and getting an English teaching job.

FREE Teaching Jobs and ZOOM

FREE Teaching Jobs and ZOOM

Learn information about jobs, job prospects, teaching resources, ZOOM as a virtual classroom and other helpful career information. This course covers jobs, teaching challenges and tips, employment resources, and ZOOM video tutorials about the ZOOM meeting control panel, how to share material, and how to manage breakout rooms to split your students into small workgroups.

Learning styles

Learning styles

This important course explains what learning is, how people learn and different learner profiles. This course covers the learning cycle, types of learners, influential teaching models, an introduction to lesson structures and presentation, ideas for presenting explanations and instructions, understanding language learning and using engage, study and activate (ESA) sequences.

Price 37 Euros

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Motivation

Motivation

Student motivation is crucial to your success as a teacher. It makes teaching and learning immeasurably easier and more pleasant, as well as more productive. A “motivated” student is willing or even eager to invest effort in learning activities and to progress. This course covers motivation, the teacher's responsibility, extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation and handling fluctuations in student interest.

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Classroom management

Classroom management

Important classroom factors you must consider are how you present yourself as a teacher, relate to your students, ask the right questions, manage activities, provide feedback, and others. This course covers classroom interaction and management, classroom interaction, asking questions, concept checking, giving feedback, classroom discipline and teacher language, drilling and board work.

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Grammar and Phonology

Grammar and Phonology

Grammar is essential for creating language structures that make sense. Here we deal with issues relating to grammar in general, grammatical structures, grammatical meaning, guidelines on presenting and explaining grammar and last but not least, grammar and its usage. This course introduces grammar, its structures, how they are used and thoroughly tests what you learn.

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Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching Vocabulary

Learning vocabulary and its meaning are essential for language learning. We look at the issues relating to teaching vocabulary and the type of classroom activities you can use. This unit covers presenting new vocabulary, ideas for vocabulary work in class, and getting your students to remember the vocabulary they learned.

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Teaching Reading and Writing

Teaching Reading and Writing

Of the four skills reading and writing are the hardest to teach. This unit covers the types of classroom activities you can use, what is involved in reading, real-life reading in the classroom, what reading sequences look like, reading activities, comparing written versus spoken text, asks that stimulate writing and how to use written and spoken material in class.

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Teaching Listening and Speaking

Teaching Listening and Speaking

Listening and speaking don't require the learner to master a code (arranged letters), so they are easier to teach. This unit covers the types of classroom activities you can use, practice exercises for verbal fluency, the functions of topic and task, roleplay and related techniques, what speaking activities look like, speaking activities, what is involved in real-life listening, real-Life listening in the classroom, what listening sequences look like, listening activities, phonology and pronunciation, examples of games and exercises for pronunciation, and how to use written and spoken material in class.

Price 37 Euros

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Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning

Find out how to plan effective and engaging lessons. We show how to organise lesson components, how to assess the effectiveness of your lesson and lots of practical ideas for classroom activities. This course covers how to plan effective lessons, the different lesson components, a critique of a sample lesson plan, what good lessons look like, ideas for planning lessons for different age groups and planning for classroom activities.

Price 37 Euros

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