Well I've finally decided to really pursue my TEFL career and see where this new career path will take me. Last year I completed the 60 hour online course, 20 hours grammar awareness with i-to-i and the 20 hours classroom course with another company. Three weeks ago, sitting in my in-box was an e-mail from i-to-i all about the new EDI Cert TEFL, one simple phone call and a lovely nice chat with Laura and here I am completing the four specialist modules before commencing the EDI Cert Tefl in July.
Having not studied with i-to-i for over 12 months I was somewhat rusty when I completed the assignment for Teaching English to Young Learners but after receiving such positive feedback and successfully passing that module on the first attempt, I was more motivated and confident to tackle the next module - Teaching English One-to-One. What can I say about this module? I found this module to be the most challenging one to complete so far and it took me the longest to complete 18 days and 5 hours in fact! I found the lack of information on the web to be somewhat frustrating, but I did find a really good book called Teaching English One to One by Priscilla Osborne to be invaluable as it covered teaching English one to one to businessmen/women, young learners, advantages and disadvantages, a few lesson plans, different types of needs analysis and a few other things. It was a relief to pass this module on my first attempt and on Friday the 13th of all days :) At present, I don’t particularly have an interest in teaching one-to-one learners, but should that change at least I’ll have some of the ground work already covered :)
I’m going to have a TEFL free weekend before tackling the next specialist module on Monday.