Hybrid Online TEFL/TESOL Course with Teaching Practice in Granada, Nicaragua

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The aim of the Hybrid TEFL course in Granada, Nicaragua is to thoroughly prepare you for teaching EFL in any overseas environment. You will be able to prepare lessons for all age groups and levels and feel confident when selecting materials and activities.

Study online at your own pace with the support of one of our experienced trainers. On completion of the online training come and join us in Nicaragua for your teaching practices.

Students will also get real hands-on experience, designing and teaching their own English classes to the local community. We aim to provide a holistic learning experience beyond just teaching a methodology.

WORK STUDY: As part of our service to our TEFL students we will help organize accommodation, meals and offer Spanish lessons as part of the course. Truly experience what it is like to learn a foreign language and be able to empathize with your own students.

  • Gain certification which is both accredited and internationally recognized
  • Enjoy the convenience of living in the school with other students and teachers
  • Help teach some of the most impoverished children in Central America
  • Go on one of our school visits to experience teaching in a local school
  • Truly experience the culture and love with a local family

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Yes, I recommend this program

Comprehensive, supportive TEFL course

I completed the TEFL certification hybrid (50/50: online/onsite) course in early 2017. Although I had some background in ESL/EFL, I needed classroom experience, an update on current, effective teaching methods and theories, and help with lesson planning. This program went well beyond providing me with all of these.

Instruction in theory and pedagogy is succinct but thorough and gives a broad understanding of the fundamentals of language acquisition and teaching methodologies. I would say the focus of the course, though, is on developing practical, effective classroom strategies. This includes extensive instruction/support in:
1. Designing lessons plans
2. Incorporating audiovisual aids and other resources into lessons
3. Managing/maximizing classroom time
4. Organizing/sequencing elements of presentation
5. Assessing/evaluating student progress
6. Accessing online and other teacher resources
7. Implementing self-assessment to continually improve as a teacher

Feedback from instructors is thorough and incredibly helpful. Each practicum is observed and followed up immediately (ie, right after class) with verbal assessment, suggestions, and support--which is in turn followed-up by a detailed written evaluation. Critique is both incisive and supportive. I continue to consult these evaluations in my current job teaching abroad.

Director Paul is an accomplished and committed instructor--and invested in the success of both TEFL and English language students. The English school affiliated with the program is deeply rooted in the community and supplies a variety of classes to local residents free of charge.

So glad I did this course. I'm confident and continually improving in my classroom now because of it.

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