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Monday, December 19, 2011

How to Teach English

Teaching English is not just for full-fledged professors. Many professionals discover that it is an alternative, rewarding path, possibly more fulfilling than one’s chosen field. But does teaching of English require advanced certification?

If you wish to teach English without taking an Education course, certification programs in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) are your best options. A good TESL/TEFL school is your best bet.

Where does one enroll in a good TESL, TEFL course that will reinforce teaching the English language fortified with actual practice? TalkShop offers these teaching certificate courses using a unique and proven learning approach. “We use Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) which fuses the interactive, communicative teaching approach of the West with the creative, reflective learning style of the East. This tapestry approach of integrating all language skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking is key to effective language acquisition,” says Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO.

Viesca pioneered ILT in the Philippines in 2002, after completing special studies in Canada. She is also a faculty member of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

ILT adopts the modern approach whereby teachers become facilitators, coaches, and motivators. It is not the run-of-the-mill classroom type of instruction where teachers do all the talking. TESL and TEFL engage teachers in creativity, as they conjure activities to engage students in using English in varied situational activities.

TESL and TEFL teachers find employment in non-English speaking countries and in local English learning centers catering to both foreign and local professionals, students, and children who wish to master the language or upgrade their skills to become more effective communicators.

For your teaching certification requirements and more information, call (632) 894-5588 or visit www.talkshop.ph.

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