We are excited to announce that Oxford TEFL is collaborating with Active English, based in Brazil, to offer teacher development courses tailored to the Brazilian market. We have launched these courses based on the huge demand for quality teacher training in Brazil, meet the strong desire for many teachers to improve their chances of finding better teaching positions and help their students reach their learning goals. These teacher development courses have been developed with the teacher and student needs at the core of the course design. The content has been inspired by a network of teachers and teacher trainers who are experts in these areas of specialization. Oxford TEFL is proud to be partnering with Active English to provide the best possible course for teachers and to certify the course so that it is recognized by employers everywhere.
Claire Venables, the director of Active English and one of the tutors on our teacher development courses, is a familiar face in the community of English teachers in Brazil. She is an active member of the National English Teachers’ Association (BRAZTESOL), and on the board member of two special interest groups (VOICES for Women and Young Learners and Teens). In addition to Claire, we are ecstatic to be able to introduce a dream team of expert tutors who will accompany Claire as the tutors of these teacher development courses: Julio Vieitas, Nicola Meldrum and Sergio Pantoja.
Which courses can you take with these expert tutors?
Each course is 30 hours of training with expert and qualified trainers. You will read articles, blogs, watch videos, complete tasks and then discuss the content with your tutor via forum discussions and live tutorials. For each module you will complete an assignment. Choose from the following courses:
Teaching Young Learners: Learn how to teach young learners more effectively, find new ways of engaging your young learners and share practical tips for making your classes motivating and challenging.
Teaching IELTS: Understand how to approach teaching IELTS exam courses and help train your learners in key strategies to help ensure exam success.
Teaching Pronunciation: Improve your knowledge of phonetics and develop techniques used in teaching pronunciation to your students.
Teaching Business English: Widen your skills set in teaching Business English, develop ideas and create relevant and engaging materials to use in Business English classes.
And more to come!
How can these courses fit into my busy schedule?
One of the great things about these courses is that they will fit easily into any schedule. The course is divided up into six modules. Each module contains 5 hours of work and can be taken over two weeks. These 5 hours of work can be done from home, at work, on the go, at the weekend – basically anywhere and at anytime that suits you! You will need to schedule a Skype chat with your tutor at the end of each module to reflect on your progress and discuss the tasks you have completed.
In which ways are these courses designed for teachers working in Brazil?
Flexible: Through research and feedback from teachers in Brazil, we have developed these courses to enable teachers to access the course at the most convenient time, which means you can still work full time and study at the same time.
Affordable: There is also a payment plan to suit teachers in Brazil so that payments can be made before each module (6 payments in total for 6 modules) as opposed to all course fees in advance. For those on lower incomes or perhaps without a disposable income, we have found that this payment plan is the most convenient for those living and working in Brazil.
Experienced: Our trainers are all working teachers in Brazil, are active on the Brazilian ELT scene and are experienced in delivering training to both Brazilian and international teachers through the years of experience working with teachers around the world. They have a strong understanding of the ELT industry in Brazil and can also advise you about opportunities and trends in their area of specialization around the world.
Accessible: We would like to make our courses accessible to teachers living in even remote areas who are perhaps unable to travel to attend a teacher training course. These dynamic and participative online courses enable these teachers to improve their skills and join a community of international trainers who are eager to pass on their knowledge to all teachers, regardless of location.
Employability: Oxford TEFL collaborates in the design, development and certification of these courses. Upon graduation of these courses, participants will receive an Oxford TEFL certificate which can be presented to a potential employer who will see that the teacher has received training from an international teacher training centre. This in turn will help improve teacher’s ability to find more or better employment.
To celebrate National Teachers Day on Octover 5th, we are offering one free place to any two people signing up to a teacher development course. This means that if two teachers sign up to the same course on the same dates, a teacher friend of yours will receive one free course. Places are limited.
How can I enroll?
If you would like to transform your teaching and improve your employability, enroll via the Active English website here. These courses are open to teachers of any nationality and location, though they are tailored towards Brazilian teachers.
We hope you can join us!