Faculty of Arts, Humanities And Languages

Overview

The programmer of Bachelor degree of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language is designed for those interested in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) as a career. We provide an introduction to a range of aspects of the structure of contemporary English, an understanding of the way in which language learning takes place in classrooms, and an evaluation of current materials and methods used in TEFL.

In Foundations of Linguistics you learn about the structure of sounds, words and sentences. In Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language you learn about techniques and materials used to teach English to non-native speakers of English.

The courses include the compulsory modules. In Second Language Learning, you look at the major areas related to second language learning, mainly from an applied perspective. Methodology of TEFL looks at the principles of TEFL, through different contexts, purposes and approaches.

Objectives

By the end of the Training for the program of BA in TEFL, students can expect to have the following skills and competencies:

A fundamental understanding of how we learn foreign languages, how the core aspects of language learning fit together and how this learning process can be facilitated effectively by a teacher.

A foundation in language teaching practice that will enable them to foster in their learners the development of skills, the learning of structure and lexis and the ability to communicate effectively in English.

Sufficient awareness of the structural, lexical, phonological and discursive features of English as a foreign language to be able to inform language learners about these features.

The critical and creative thinking skills to evaluate learners’ needs effectively plan a programmer of study and the individual lessons within that programmer and formulate aims suitable for either individual tuition or group learning.

The ability to deliver classroom lessons so as to facilitate achievement of learning aims among learners effectively.

The ability to engage interest and stimulate learners during lessons and to make them the center of the learning process itself.

The necessary skills to enable them to become reflective practitioners, able to self-evaluate, self-appraise and develop professionally as teachers.

The ability to find, adapt and create materials to use when teaching as well as the knowledge of different teaching resources and how these can be used effectively to facilitate learning.

A resource bank of practical teaching techniques, strategies and activity types that will assist them in their role as a teacher of English in the future.

An awareness of their future role as teaching professionals operating as part of a team within a language learning institution.

A realistic understanding of their own future learning needs as newly-qualified teachers, how these can be met and how they can best pursue their continuing professional development autonomously.

The ability to actively seek employment as a qualified teacher of English, aware of both their own needs and competencies as a newly-qualified teacher.

Course Structure

Degree

Duration

Credits

Hours

Associate Degree 2Years 86 credits 1290 hours
Bachelor Degree 4Years 140 credits 2100 hours
State Exam   3 credits 45hours

 

Career Opportunity

Studying a combined honors’ degree gives you the opportunity to improve your employ ability by developing skills and knowledge in two subjects.

It provides an ideal foundation for postgraduate courses in teacher education and other related fields.

If you are planning to take this course with the aim of applying for a postgraduate teaching course after graduation, you will also need to train as an user-secondary school teacher at the National Institute of Education.

You could also seek to develop a career in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) at any private schools.

Opportunities exist throughout the world and many EFL teachers go on to manage schools or to open their own school.

Other opportunities could exist in EFL publishing, counseling, coaching or training.

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