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IH Initial Teacher Training Course (Teacher’s course)

What is ih Initial Teacher Training Course?

Presentation ih Initial Teacher Training Course

International House Mexico is in a unique position to offer the IH Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (our Teacher’s course).. Our ih Initial Teacher Training Course is designed for those with a non-native level of English who would like to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). Course participants must have B1 advanced minimum English level.

This TEFL course will help you understand the principles of teaching adult learners and develop practical skills to plan and deliver engaging and dynamic lessons.

What is ih Initial Teacher Training Course?

ih Initial Teacher Training Course is an initial qualification for people with no previous teaching experience with a B1 level of English (Intermediate-Upper intermediate)

How does Ih Initial Teacher Training Course relate to TEFL/TESOL?

‘TEFL’ or ‘TESOL’ are terms often used to describe qualifications for English Language teachers. Ih Initial Teacher Training Course is an initial TESOL/TEFL qualification.

What does ih Initial Teacher Training Course involve?

  •  You can take ih Initial Teacher Training Course full time (typically four weeks), or part time (over 4 months) Your chosen course:
  •  Teaches you the principles of effective teaching
  •  Provides a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  •  Gives you hands-on teaching practice.

Course details ih Initial Teacher Training Course

  •  Minimum English level: C1
  •  Minimum age: 17
  •  Course length: 4 weeks or 4 months
  •  Lesson hours: 09:00 to 6pm (intensive) or 4pm- 9pm (Monday and Wednesday), or 9am to 3pm (Saturday)
  •  Lesson days: Monday to Friday (intensive), Saturday course, or Monday and Wednesday (extensuve course).
A typical day on the Initial Teacher Training Course would look like this (intensive option)
Time Session Description
9:00 – 10:15 Input session #1: Classroom management Every day there are input sessions that cover a range of topics dealing with learner needs, language, skills, teaching techniques, planning, professional development, etc.
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Input session #2: Teaching reading
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Teaching Practice Preparation This time is devoted to providing you support for your upcoming lessons. There is one trainer for a maximum of six candidates to ensure ample time for individualized support. As the course progresses, you will learn to become more autonomous and to plan more independently, just like in the real teaching world!
14:00 – 16:30 Teaching Practice Teaching Practice is held every day. You will work together with other trainees to teach groups of ESL students. Each candidate teaches a minimum of eight lessons with a minimum of 6 hours over the four weeks. These lessons will be observed by one of the trainers.
16:30 – 17:30 Feedback With your peers and tutor, this session is a chance to discuss the lessons, build upon the strengths, and look at areas for improvement and possible ideas for doing so.
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up 30 minutes at the end of day for any final questions, course admin, or anything else that needs to be discussed, including providing you support for your upcoming lessons.
You might even get out early from time to time!
A typical day on the Initial Teacher Training Course would look like this: (extensive, Monday and Wednesday)
Time Session Description
16:00 – 17:00 Input session #1: Classroom management Every day there are input sessions that cover a range of topics dealing with learner needs, language, skills, teaching techniques, planning, professional development, etc.
17:00 – 18:00 Input session #2: Teaching reading
18:00 – 18:30 Teaching Practice Preparation This time is devoted to providing you support for your upcoming lessons. There is one trainer for a maximum of six candidates to ensure ample time for individualized support. As the course progresses, you will learn to become more autonomous and to plan more independently, just like in the real teaching world!
18:30 – 20:00 Teaching Practice Teaching Practice is held every day. You will work together with other trainees to teach groups of ESL students. Each candidate teaches a minimum of eight lessons with a minimum of 6 hours over the four weeks. These lessons will be observed by one of the trainers.
20:00 – 20:45 Feedback With your peers and tutor, this session is a chance to discuss the lessons, build upon the strengths, and look at areas for improvement and possible ideas for doing so.
20:45 – 21:00 Wrap-up 15 minutes at the end of day for any final questions, course admin, or anything else that needs to be discussed, including providing you support for your upcoming lessons. You might even get out early from time to time!

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