Jun 6th 2016

Exploring the World of English Language Teaching (FutureLearn)

Learn what it means to be a TEFL or English Language Teacher, and start preparing for your first teaching job. Thousands of English language teachers take up posts around the globe every year, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to different nationalities and speakers.

If you’re thinking about joining them, this free online course will help you find out more about the world of English Language Teaching (ELT).

We’ll be answering some key questions:

- What is ELT and what does it involve?

- Where can you teach English?

- Who are your learners?

- And what do you need to know about the English language?

Get practical advice from English language teachers and experts around the world

The course will run over six weeks and feature learners from different countries and teachers who’ve taught all over the world, giving you ideas and information on key areas of English language teaching.

Throughout the course, experts from Cambridge English Language Assessment – one of the leading providers of exams and qualifications, such as CELTA and TKT, for learners and teachers of English – will be asking you for your ideas and input. We’ll have articles, videos, quizzes and live events where you can ask the experts your own questions.

Explore the opportunities for teaching English as a foreign language

You’ll also learn more about where your new adventure can take you, and find out the best way to get started.

From teaching children in Vietnam, to teaching business people in Switzerland, we’ll give you a taste of what you’ll need to know. We’ll provide ideas on practical activities you can use in class and show you how you can look at English from a whole new viewpoint.