The first week of the course requires the most concentration. It is heavily methodology based and you are required to complete a one page assignment every night. You will learn about different teaching styles, how to control your class, how to effectively plan lessons, and much more.
The second week is when you begin teaching yourself. In the mornings you learn the basics of English grammar through mini lessons with Ellie. She teaches these classes as if we were EFL students ourselves, which was so helpful because I didn't know the first thing about English grammar.
Monday - Wednesday evening you teach a one hour class. You will teach a different ability and age group each night (from beginner children to advanced adult). The day after each teaching session you receive detailed feedback from your observer.
The third and fourth week follow a similar pattern to the second week with the grammar getting progressively difficult.
In the fourth week you teach four classes instead of three to make up your 10 hours of observed teaching time. In the last few days of the fourth week your lessons with Ellie tend to revolve around her teaching you what to expect from teaching positions and schools in Peru and other Latin American countries, what questions to ask in your interviews, and other general housekeeping activities.