EBC Online courses
The EBC Online courses are designed to help prospective English teachers start their career. Any training course incurs an investment of your time and money so you probably want to make sure that your investment is a good one. We think that you have made an excellent choice by taking the EBC course.
You may not be able to take a few weeks off from work or family commitments so the EBC Online courses give you the opportunity to get trained as an English teacher that allows you to work at your own pace and in your own time.
EBC Online courses are a great way to learn how to become an English teacher in a way that is both convenient and accessible.
Sample course content
Sample PDF - Unit 1 from the Introduction to TESOL TEFL course PDF document - This is an example of the PDF material that you will have access to. In this case, you will be looking at Unit 1 from our Introduction to TESOL TEFL course.
Sample online material - Section 1 - The learning cycle and types of learners - This is an example of the material for web viewing that you will have access to. In this case, you will be looking at Unit 1, Section 1 (of 6) from our Accredited TESOL TEFL Certificate course.
Sample Graphics and Sound clips - Ready-to-use classroom material - This is an example of the graphics and sound clips that you will have access to. In this case, you will be looking at a subset of the ready-to-use classroom material from our Accredited TESOL TEFL Certificate course.
Sample video clip - Teaching observation - This is an example of the video clips that are used to demonstrate actual examples of teaching in progress or to give detailed descriptions of certain aspects that require visual explanations. In this case, you will be looking at a one of the teaching video clips from our Accredited TESOL TEFL Certificate course that you will need to critique.
Sample interactive lesson - giving feedback to language learners - This is an example of the interactive lessons that are used. In this case, you will be looking at Lesson 9 - Feedback, Part 1 (of 3) from our Accredited TESOL TEFL Certificate course.
Sample interactive quiz - Unit 3 - End of unit test - This is an example of the interactive lessons that are used. In this case, you will be looking at Unit 3 - End of unit test from our Accredited TESOL TEFL Certificate course.
Sample written assignment - Written assignment 1 - Design speaking and listening activities - This is an example of the tutor marked written assignments that you will have to do. In this case, you will be looking at Unit 7 Written assignment 1 - Design speaking and listening activities from our Accredited TESOL TEFL Certificate course.
Learning with Moodle
All EBC online courses are built using the MOODLE educational platform.
Moodle handles almost everything regarding the course from the moment that you enrol.
Important notes about LESSONS
When you take a lesson you may log out at any time. When you log in again at a later date/time you will be asked:
â€œYou have seen more than one page of this lesson already. Do you want to start at the last page you saw?â€
- Click Yes to resume the lesson where you left off
- Click No to start the lesson from the beginning
If you click NO you will start at the beginning and LOSE all your answers.
General course format
Each course is divided into UNITS.
Each UNIT contains an Introduction â€“ READ ME FIRST section. Do as it says and read the section as it contains information about how to work through the UNIT.
Each UNIT also contains a PDF PRINT ME section. This section enables you to view, download or print a PDF version of all of the material covered in the UNIT. We highly recommend that you print the PDF files as and when you need them so that you have a printed material source to refer to when you are studying.
Following the PDF section are the course sections containing resources, lessons, written assignments and quizzes.
If you have enrolled on the course that has tutor support, you will be assigned a course tutor and given your tutorâ€™s contact email address. Correspondence with your tutor will be email based so make sure that you donâ€™t let your SPAM filter block out your tutorâ€™s email address.
How assessment is conducted
All written work is reviewed and marked by the course tutor. The automated questions (lessons and quizzes) are marked by the computer.
What is assessed?
The built in course assessment falls into the following 5 main areas:
- An understanding of the English language system,
- TEFL theories and methodologies,
- Understanding of learners, their needs and their capacities,
- Evaluation, monitoring and assessment,
- Materials preparation and lesson planning.
Written assignment marking criteria
ALL written work must meet acceptable content, style and presentation standards for a teacher of English.
All written assignments will be assessed for:
- Proof of understanding the topic at hand,
- A logical structure with relevant transitions,
- Clarity of expression,
- Well thought out arguments with reference to the subject,
- Justifications of all criticism for assignments requiring interpretation,
- Grammar, spelling and punctuation.