Course Overview

Teaching English: TEFL Pedagogy & best practices

In this course, learners are taught the research, philosophies and best practices for Second Language Acquisition (SLA), with a particular emphasis on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT).


Hours of Content
Skill Level


1. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Learn the key elements of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and watch examples of the key elements in online classrooms.

2. Introduction to Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT)

Study the principles of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and learn how to apply them in a classroom.

3. Using Authentic Materials in the Classroom

Learn how to teach English language learners using authentic materials and watch examples of teachers and students interacting with authentic materials.

4. Lesson Planning

Learn how to create lessons that target receptive skills or productive skills. Also view examples of real lesson plans and listen to teachers using lesson plans in their classes.

5. Lesson Structure

Read about the main components of a task-based English lesson and watch teachers apply these stages in a real class. Also learn how to engage students in the classroom using Instruction Checking Questions and Concept Checking Questions.

6. Error Correction & Feedback

Learn about the value of giving feedback to students, as well as the various methods of giving corrective feedback to students, and see real examples of each.

7. Assessment

Understand proficiency scales and how and why to use different forms of assessment. Also learn about common standardized tests, such as the TOEFL and IELTS, and how to prepare students to take them.

8. Teaching with Technology

Learn about the benefits of using technology inside and outside of the classroom. Set up your online classroom and learn tools and tips on how to facilitate learning.

9. Language Learning Variables & Learning Styles

Understand language learning variables, such as age and motivation, and how they affect language learning. Learn how to teach students with different learning styles.

10. Classroom Management & Teaching with Limited Resources

Learn different techniques for classroom management in traditional and online classrooms. In addition, learn tips on how to teach with limited resources.

11. Course Review

Review the principles of SLA and TBLT, how to use authentic materials in the classroom and how to lesson plan and structure your lessons.


Success Stories

“Today I understand my students’ feeling and also feel happy as you gave me confidence. I would like to be a teacher like you who encourages students and show understanding to the others. I’ve learned not only English but also how to teach through your session.”

Isabela, Dominican Republic

“I am very grateful for all the professional insights I have received from my teacher. She has really given me very good recommendations for my teaching. Her guidance during the sessions was very professional. Even though I was very nervous, she made me feel comfortable and ready to share. Thank you very much, it was a great experience.”

Guilherme, Brazil

“My session today exceeded my expectations, and gave me food for thought concerning my speaking skills and teaching experience. I’m grateful to you for pointing out to me the areas in English which need improving. Thanks a million!”

Katerine, Ukraine

Courses on any subject are available

We are constantly adding new courses to help learners with their career-specific English skills, and can easily include new ones to meet the particular needs of your learners.