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TESOL 101 2.5 Week Online TESOL Course This is the online equivalent of the 2.5 week (70 hour) TESOL Introductory course. This is a teacher-training course. This is not a course for learning or improving in English. Course Orientation – 5th February 2022 Main Course – 7th to 23rd February 2022 Last date of registration – 31st January 2022 Course Duration – 2.5 weeks (13 working days + 2 weekends) Hours of Study – Average 3-5 hours a day (some days may require more time due to assignments and group activities) Course Fee: Rs.10,000 (inclusive of all taxes) Course Grading: The course is graded with a minimum of 60% required for a certificate of successful completion. Trainees scoring below 60% will get an audit certificate of participation, but NOT a certificate of successful completion. Screening Test – Since the course is for teacher- training, there will be a screening test involving a simple half-hour assessment exercise to be done online and passed by the trainers before enrollment. It will test your basic English proficiency to check your ability to process audio written content as well as express yourself with sufficient detail and clarity. It will also test your ability to process and apply instructions with sufficient thought at a higher education level suited for teacher training. Enrollment will be based on the trainer’s decision which will be final. ENROLMENT DETAILS If you’re interested in the course, please click the link below to register for free choosing which course date you are interested in and the coordinating faculty will get in touch with you – REGISTER HERE If you want to talk to someone first about payment and other details, please contact – Dr. Ningsangrenla Longkumer , +91 82579 48200 or email to SYLLABUS A Snapshot of English and TESOL The vagaries of English – lingual origins, influences, relevance and difficulties Commonly used acronyms Circle of World Englishes – An Empowering Mindset TESOL vs TOEFL Pedagogic Principles Second language acquisition principles – effective vs traditional Integrating the 4 language skills Principles of language teaching Lesson objectives (LAAT – Learners Are Able To —) Bloom’s Taxonomy Lesson planning MDR (Model – Drill – Release) lesson plan Assessing and Debriefing Error Correction Language level assessment, student placement Online learning Teaching the 4 Language Skills Speaking lessons and activities Reading lessons and activities Writing lessons and activities Listening lessons and activities – Sound-sorting Teaching vocabulary Pronunciation vs Accent – Is there a neutral English? Phonology – intonation, stress, emphasis Teaching grammar – Explanation vs Practicing patterns General Educational Principles and Learning Processes Curriculum and topic-based lessons Multiple Intelligences Student needs assessment Using Multimedia, Music, Jazz Chants, Tongue-Twisters Classroom management Cultural sensitivity Language Learning Resources – Using Lexicarry, the Oxford Picture Dictionary, wordless pictures Principles for Teacher Development and Growth The Iceberg of Change – Platforms of transformation in real life for teachers Educational wounds, scars and triggers Problem Solving and Innovation Emotional Intelligence – Dealing with People Problems A Teacher’s Personality – Stepping out of comfort Personal Goals – Connecting teaching to personal life Professional and Personal Development – Role of community Individual Assignments Curriculum-based lesson plan Topic-based lesson plan 2 Lesson Debriefs Thoughts and Perspectives Assignment Knowledge check quizzes Discussions and opinion posts Group Activities End of Course Assessment Survey Caveat – While a great effort has been made to make the 2-week course as relevant, effective and personal as possible, including making it helpful even to regular teachers, it is impossible to easily substitute a highly visual-kinaesthetic and practical course which is full of human interaction with an online one in which presence is virtual. We trust that you will understand this and see this as a learning opportunity provided to a wider section of people given the limitations imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic. CANDIDATE TESTIMONIALS: There is a great need for professional-development of teachers and school leaders today. This course is a must for any teacher or institute looking for teachers who wish to make a greater impact in the classroom or school leadership. I am personally so blessed and enlightened by this course. I congratulate the team and thank God for planting the vision to come alongside teachers in capacity building. Esther, Nagaland The course for me was a very transforming and enriching experience where I not just learnt how to teach English to Learners of other language but also realized the foundations of teaching and of a learner which changed my perspective about education which was different from what I learnt growing up and because the course has been designed in a holistic manner, I was really able to enjoy the process of learning and doing the assignments along with other learners over the two weeks of the course .Indeed this course was an experience I would cherish for my lifetime! Eleena, New Delhi Before this course I see myself as a Teacher without a Plan, Purpose and Vision, with this course I see myself as a Teacher with a Plan, a Purpose and a Vision. Khrielezo, Nagaland TESOL course changed my teaching style and way of thinking. I will recommend to everyone who wants to learn something new and interesting. Definitely yo9u will gain more than you think. Shubham – Uttarakhand I enrolled in this course wanting to learn something though I didn’t expect a course so holistic and so international by nature and standard respectively. It touched upon every aspect. In fact, I have never attended any course like TESOL so far. I expected the common google classroom/MTS sort of online course. But it turned out to be more than attending a physical class. It was a wholesome and enlightening learning experience. The overall course content was engaging and absorbing. Every question, every tool, every lesson was thought provoking. I’ve learnt to pay due attention to simple things like listening skills which I’d often neglected or even about reading and pronunciation. A lot of self-analysis done in the process- it was not just about learning the course content— discovering ourselves was one of the aspects. I’ve learnt more about myself, as a person and as a teacher. Coming from a very conventional teaching background, I now look at my surroundings in a new and deeper level, keeping in mind the different learning needs owing to different backgrounds. This course has made me seriously think deeper that service to humanity is service to God. Overall, I’ve benefited immensely from the course. It was more than I expected. Maggie, Karbi Anglong Are you a skeptic? Well, I’d like to save you some time! :-) At the onset, I wasn’t sure of the authenticity of this course and had my share of doubts. But after some fair research and background check, I joined the course still a little doubtful. To my surprise, since day one, the course never ceased to amaze me! The course is on point and it is of quality. The trainers are highly proficient in their field of expertise and available to guide you through any difficulty. However, if you are a person who’s in for this course, just for certificate’s sake, you might want to change that attitude because it will have a toll on you, the course is intense and serious about producing quality standards. But if you are a person who’s genuinely serious about learning and do not believe in wasting your time or resources, this is the course to bargain for. I’ve had the best online experience with NECU TESOL course so far and I highly recommend it. It’s an exceptionally brilliant learning community you wouldn’t want to miss out on! – Amenla Tzudir, Nagaland With outmost respect and genuineness, this revamped my whole outlook on teaching and even dealing with people on a daily basis. Stepped into this course expecting English lessons, leaving with a lesson on how to become a better human. – Tiasen, Nagaland