Junior Certificate in TEFL for State Qualified Teachers

The ACELS (Advisory Council for English Language Schools) Junior Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language is a course specifically designed by the Department of Education for primary and secondary school teachers who wish to teach english to teenagers during the Summer months. The course runs for 5 days in the middle of June and successful trainees will be qualified to teach english in Junior Summer Camps in Ireland.

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants must be state qualified teachers - Secondary & Primary
  • Non-native teachers must have a C1 or C2 (Council of Europe) level of English

Course requirements

  • 100% attendance at seminars – 30 hours in total
  • Complete three assignments
  • Complete the assessed teaching practice component following the course in the junior summer centre

Core Syllabus

  • Developing the 4 skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing
  • Language analysis: aspects of grammar, vocabulary and phonology
  • Presentation and practice of language at a range of levels
  • Language presentation frameworks
  • Lesson planning
  • Evaluation of teaching materials, published and authentic
  • Supplementary materials
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Checking meaning
  • Teaching functional English
  • Learner styles
  • Visual aids and board work
  • Error correction
  • Task-Based Learning
  • Using the video/dvd in the classroom
  • Learner training
  • Songs and games in the classroom

Course Information

Course duration:
4 days (30 hours)
Course dates 2017:

Spring Mid-Term 2017

21 – 24 February

Easter 2017

18 – 21 April

Summer 2017

26 - 29 June

09.00 - 17.00 Monday-Friday
Course fee: €355
Course materials: €50

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