These are personalised e-mail courses.
The first module is an introduction to each of the course
components and there are then twelve modules to choose
from. You tell us when and which modules you would like
Each module consists
of course notes, outside recommended reading, written
tasks and teaching tasks (if currently teaching). The
tasks are sent in to DT.com for assessment/comment
and a swift individual response is given to each participant.
This course is personalised in that
each trainee's teaching experience is taken into account
and the depth on each course is accordingly graded in
order for every trainee to benefit to the maximum.
Who the course is for
For those interested in English language
teaching but with no actual experience we would start
from the basics of the profession. We will help you to
discover the nuts and bolts of the profession so that
you would have the confidence to enter a classroom and
give satisfying lessons to a variety of language level
classes. This could also be preparation for a recognised
For the experienced practising
teacher we will assume the relevant knowledge of the classroom
and materials. This teacher is one who has no local access
to training and/or finds it impossible to devote the necessary
time to a face to face training course. It is also an
appropriate way to prepare for the Cambridge DELTA course.
We also offer a teaching observation
component for trainees within easy travelling time of
a DT.com trainer. This is a chance for you to be
observed teaching several times in your own teaching environment.
Oral and written feedback is given soon afterwards.
DT.com course designers are practising language
and teacher trainers who have a wealth of experience.
This course is very practical in nature as theory is always
related to effective classroom practice. Whatever your
teaching experience we will engage you in reflecting on
the language learning process and provide a interesting
and enjoyable journey through English language teaching.
this is an overview of the course;
attitudes to teaching and learning, an overview of classroom
approaches, an introduction to all of the areas mentioned
below, a glossary of ELT terms & reading list.
This module is online with the remainder below being
sent by e-mail.
see an example page
1. The Learner:
factors affecting learning, managing the learner and the
learner managing her own learning - autonomy
2. Speaking: sub-skill development
and background theory
sub-skill development and background theory
4. Language Focus 1:
a blueprint for analysis, an introduction
to meaning and some of the main structural and lexical areas
5. The Teacher:
managing the class, the roles, the
planning & problem solving
6. Language Development:
options for presenting new language, reviewing and staged
7. Syllabus and Materials Design:
designing the syllabus, the timetable,
the lesson plan, using the coursebook and designing materials
- ways & means
8. Language Focus 2:
working with pronunciation skills: considerations, voice
quality, stress, intonation, pitch, rhythm and the sound
of the learner, error & teacher
Reading: developing sub-skills
and background theory
developing sub-skills and background
teaching the business class and teaching
the younger learner
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