The American College of Thessaloniki (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 of English, 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.
Guided by an expert team of highly qualified TEFL instructors currently teaching at ACT, participants in the introductory program are taught to develop lesson plans, manage a classroom, design teaching materials for particular age groups, and teach grammar, listening/speaking, reading/writing and vocabulary.
The advanced program is aimed at teachers with some classroom experience who wish to enhance their teaching effectiveness, as well as those teachers who seek practical experience and new ideas for creative second language training. Participants in the advanced level course acquire a deeper understanding of both the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language. Building on the participants' prior knowledge of the standard components of an introductory TEFL program such as developing lesson plans, teaching language skills, and managing a classroom, etc. the advanced program addresses more specialized areas of the field such as educational technology, teaching through literature, the age factor in teaching, testing and evaluation and other field-related modules. In addition, the program includes an observational and guided classroom teaching practicum complementing instruction with substantive hands-on experience in real (not simulated) classroom settings.
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- Written Application
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