Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) courses are available to University of Bristol home and international students (undergraduates only).
These 20-credit open units are offered twice a year:
This practical skills-oriented course will provide you with the basics needed to work effectively in an English Language classroom as an English teacher or language assistant. It will give you the knowledge and understanding of the language system, the skills and sub-skills which learners of English need to work on to be proficient users of English. The course is taught using the methodology of the ELT classroom - Communicative Language Teaching - and is therefore a very interactive, engaging and involved way to learn about the English language, and about ELT itself.
The principal aims of this unit are:
By the end of the unit, you should: