Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
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ACT offers intensive TEFL courses at an Introductory and Advanced level. The introductory program is open to beginners with little formal teacher training, proficiency certificate holders and university students or graduates, while the advanced level course is aimed at relatively experienced teachers. The programs offer participants a solid grounding in current approaches to teaching English as a foreign language, with an emphasis on practical applications in classroom settings.
Next TEFL session: Introductory Program
|Dates||13,14,15,16 November 2019
20,21,22,23 November 2019
|Hours||Morning Hours (soon to be announced)|
In Consultation with participants, additional meeting times will be held for the observation and practicum.
Participants in the programs will have the opportunity to:
- Observe English classes being taught at Anatolia High School and Anatolia Elementary School
- Practice teaching at Anatolia College
Upon completion of the course participants receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the ACT Lifelong Learning Center.
Cost & Registration
€450 for the Introductory TEFL Program
Early Bird price (for registration by November 4, 2019: -10%
Anatolia High School or ACT alumni: -10%
Group discount for 2 or more applicants from the same company: -20%
Cumulative discount can reach a max total of -20%, provided the above conditions are met.
Introductory TEFL Certificate Program
The TEFL Methodology Program currently offered at ACT is an intensive 30-hour course introducing the fundamental principles and techniques of teaching English as a foreign language. The following sessions will offer teachers a well-balanced mix of theoretical background and practical advice and ideas. The modules taught include the productive and receptive skills along with media applications in TEFL and classroom management and lesson planning techniques. A separate component beyond the 30 hours includes the practicum where participants have the opportunity to observe and teach classrooms at the Anatolia schools. Individual module descriptions follow.
MODULE 1: Writing Skills and Vocabulary Instruction
This module provides both a theoretical framework and application of the basic principles of teaching writing and vocabulary. The aim of the module is to build a strong foundation of what is needed to teach writing and vocabulary applying it to lesson plan development and the creation of activities. Students are asked to create and present their own activities exemplifying EFL/ESL theory.
MODULE 2 : Speaking and Listening Skills
This module provides both a theoretical framework and application of the basic principles of teaching listening and speaking. The aim of the module is to provide participants with the necessary background to plan effective activities as well as to combine listening and speaking skills with other language skills.
MODULE 3: Reading Skills and Grammar Techniques
The reading and grammar modules provide both a theoretical framework and application of the basic principles of teaching reading and grammar. The main objective of the specific modules is to develop participants‘ ability to observe and reflect on teaching, as well as planning reading and grammar lessons at different levels.
MODULE 4: Media Applications in TEFL
The aim of this module is to familiarize participants in the TEFL program with several media applications that are either especially created for teaching or can be employed in various ways within the classroom setting. Essentially, the goal is to provide participants with a set of digital skills and ideas that will open up creative possibilities for both teachers and learners.
MODULE 5: Lesson Planning Strategies and Classroom Management Skills
This module provides both a theoretical framework and application of the basic principles of creating and applying individual lesson plans. The aim is to familiarize TEFL participants with the core elements that constitute effective lesson planning and the essential skills and techniques required for managing a classroom environment. Participants acquire the skills needed in order to create individual lessons for various ages and levels and by the end of the course candidates are able to design sequences of work and activities for the EFL language classroom.
MODULE 6 : Teaching Practicum
This module provides participants with the unique opportunity to observe and teach at the Anatolia Schools. Participants observe different levels and ages of EFL students followed by hands-on experience in real classroom settings. Participants are required to create their own lesson plans for the teaching practicum in coordination with the TEFL Instructors.
On completion of the program, participants are required to develop a portfolio of detailed lesson plans applying the principles and theories of teaching EFL/ESL students. Each instructor will provide specific guidelines in accordance with the module taught. If participants are successful in all components of the program (including the practicum), they are then awarded a certificate.
Dr. Emily Bakola, BA, MA, PhD English, Cultural Studies
Her teaching career began at Stony Brook University in New York, where she also completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies with an emphasis on film theory and visual culture. While at Stony Brook, she taught a variety of courses ranging from Comparative Literature, Academic Writing, Film Theory as well as many interdisciplinary courses such as Image/Text/Culture. In 2008 she began teaching in the International Baccalaureate program at Anatolia College, while at the same time she collaborated with Aristotle University teaching courses in Visual Theory as well as a graduate seminar in Visual media. In 2014 she began teaching at ACT as an adjunct instructor. Her areas of expertise are Film Theory/History, Visual Culture, Postmodern Literature and Theater and Psychoanalysis.
Ms. Julie Carter, BA in Modern Languages, University of Wolverhampton, UK - MA in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of Leicester, UK
Julie Carter has been teaching English for almost 30 years both in Greece and in the UK. She has taught all levels and ages and has served both as a teacher and as a manager in a number of schools. She has also worked in the publishing side of ELT, where she held a management position, and she is also extensively involved in examining and examiner training for Cambridge ESOL and IELTS. Julie is also a teacher trainer, having co-owned a teacher training centre in Thessaloniki for several years. She has collaborated with a major publishing house and exam providers to deliver training seminars for teachers in both the public and private sectors on a variety of subjects. She has worked on the bilingual program run by Anatolia College and is currently teaching English and Business English as an adjunct instructor at ACT.
Ms. Fiona Cornes, BA, MA English, Contemporary Theatre Practice
Fiona Cornes has spent the major part of her life living, and later working, in different countries around the world. After receiving her BA, she spent eight months travelling the African continent leading to her MA in Contemporary Theatre Practice with a research focus upon African Theatre. Before moving to Greece, she spent two years working in Ethiopia teaching Theatre Arts courses at Addis Ababa University and five years in Zimbabwe running drama workshops, facilitating community performance projects and working with streetchildren. In Thessaloniki she teaches undergraduate English and Theatre courses, English A: Literature and Theory of Knowledge at the Anatolia International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and coordinates International Baccalaureate and Greek Lykeion High School students’ applications for undergraduate study in the UK. She is also teaching literature courses at ACT. She has supervised a student drama group and co-facilitated a primary school theatre-in-education project concerned with cultural diversity and integration. She is also an English Literature examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Her areas of expertise are African theatre, theatre for development, international-mindedness, creativity in the classroom.
Ms. Nicola Kondoyiannis, BA, MA, TESL (USA)
Nicola Kondoyiannis is currently an English Instructor at the American College of Thessaloniki. Born and raised in London, England she completed her B.A studies in languages at the University of London, Goldsmiths College before going on to the U.S.A where she gained her Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language(distinction) from St Michaels College , Vermont. She first taught English to Foreign students in Language schools in and around London as well as being a teacher trainer for the RSA/Cambridge TEFL cert. For the past twelve years she has been running her own Foreign Language institute. She lives in Thessaloniki with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Yvonne Kosma, BA, MA, Ph.D. Cultural Sociology
Yvonne Kosma holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture from the University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis is about representations of gender in popular Greek cinema of the 1960s. She teaches media, communication and literary theory at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), as well as sociology of culture and aesthetics at the University of Athens. She is co-author of the book Ag(r)ia Paidia: Oriothetiseis tis Paidikis Ilikias sto Logo [Savage/Saintly children: The discursive limits of childhood], Thessaloniki: Epikentro, which is is a critique of classical structuralist socialization theories through representations of childhood in literature. She also co-edited the book Theoria tou Logou: Dimiourgikes Efarmoges [Discourse Theory: Creative Applications]Athens: Dardanos-Gutenberg. She is a reviewer of Journal of Youth Studies and Gender and Education. Her research interests include cultural studies, sociology, film and literary theory, popular cultures and gender.
Ms. Georgia Nenopoulou, BA, MA, TESL (USA)
Mrs. Georgia Nenopoulou is an instructor of English at the American College of Thessaloniki. She teaches academic writing and is especially interested in content-based instruction of language learning. She has received her BA degree in English and French literature at Simmons College in Boston and an MATESL degree at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. In addition to teaching ESL for 23 years, she has been involved in teacher training and materials development.
Dr. Haido Samaras, BSc Mathematics, BA English, MIS, PhD Multimedia Learning
Haido Samaras has been a Computer Instructor at Anatolia College for 28 years. She has taught all levels of Computer Science and is a ‘Code Girls’ instructor, teaching girls across Greece how to code. She has been involved with the creation of web sites and has published widely on E-learning and Multimedia Learning Environments in journals and conferences. She served as Deputy Dean and as Director of Instructional Design & Development at Anatolia College, organizing the Teach conference for the teaching community of Northern Greece and offering professional development workshops on educational technology to over 500 teachers. In 2011 she launched ACSTAC, an annual science & tech conference and the Math & Logic Competition, an exciting puzzle-based competition for secondary school students at Anatolia College. Since 2013 she has worked for the Center for Talented Youth (CTY Greece) as an instructor, academic dean and site director.
Ms. Elisavet Tsakiroglou, BA, MSc, Secondary PGCE (UK)
Elisavet Tsakiroglou completed her BA degree in English Literature with Spanish at the University of Hertfordshire and continued her studies with an MSc in TESOL and CALL at the University of Stirling. The following year, she attended a Secondary PGCE in English at the Institute of Education, University of London. During that course she had been teaching English Literature and Poetry to Year 7 to Year 12 pupils of Chafford School in Essex and Hampstead School in London. Additionally, she was an active member of the EMA Department of Hampstead School and provided in class support to bilingual and refugee pupils in mainstream classes, and taught English as an additional language in withdrawal groups. The same year, she was awarded with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by TTA (Teacher Training Agency). Prior to joining the faculty at ACT, Elisavet was the Director of the English Language Support Unit of City College (International Faculty of the University of Sheffield).
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