About the TEFL Course

The WECI TEFL course is a comprehensive mixture of teaching theory and practical teaching experience. There are at least 6 hours of teaching practicum for each TEFL student. The student will receive constructive feedback from the instructor and other TEFL students so they can learn from one another. In the final week students will have ample opportunity to put all of the teaching theory they have learnt into their final teaching practices which are held at Thai schools in Hua Hin and at WECI. Teaching students at all levels from primary age children to adults

During the course TEFL students will learn the following:

  • Thai culture and basic language
  • Icebreakers/classroom introductions/rapport
  • Producing and using classroom resources and materials
  • The most effective teaching techniques and how people learn
  • The student centred approach
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management and discipline
  • Error correcting
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Teaching vocabulary and grammar concepts
  • Teaching absolute beginners
  • Classroom activities
  • Motivating students
  • Monitoring student progress

All of our students develop the materials required for the teaching practices. These materials maybe visual, audio or video, and include cue cards and class handouts. TEFL students are required to adapt from commercial sources, or develop original materials.

Course Assessment and Grading

  1. Observed teaching practice and lesson planning: 65% of grade
  2. Teaching theory assignments and participation: 35% of grade

We ask that TEFL students come ready to listen, participate, receive and give feedback, and most importantly show progress in their ability to apply what they have learnt to real teaching practice during the course.  100% attendance is required, and if any time is to be missed, it must be for emergency reasons and announced to the TEFL trainer at least 1 day in advance (if possible).

About the TEFL Course Instructor

Our TEFL trainer Nicky Beasley is a CELTA certified teacher and a graduate from Waikato University in New Zealand.  She has 6 years ESL teaching for young children, youth and adults, and has taught in Thailand, China and Malaysia.  Prior to her ESL adventures, Nicky  spent 10+ years as an adult instructor.  Nicky has vast experience in classroom management, resources and activities along with numerous other teaching and practical skills, which she can impart onto the TEFL trainees at WECI.

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