TEFL Courses for Teachers at ELA Malta
ELA Malta in Gzira is one of the English Language Schools on the island that organises TEFL courses for those who are interested in becoming qualified English Language Teachers. In fact, we have been doing so for over 25 years!
As many know this is a blooming industry in Malta, and for this reason, teachers are always on the demand. ELA runs three TEFL courses per year – a part-time one, which is held between March and May, and two full-time ones, which are held over a period of 4 weeks in June and July. In our 25 years of experience in the field we have trained teachers from all over the world, ranging from Poland to Spain, Russia, Turkey and France…and obviously Maltese! These courses are open to all primary and secondary school teachers of English as a second language in countries where English is considered a foreign language.
The course is 60 hours long and it is held in groups of not more than 15 participants. Training is done by fully qualified and experienced Level 7 trainers, including 2016/2017 winner of the ‘Inspiring ELT Professional Award’ Ian Scerri.
The main aim of the TEFL course is to equip new teachers with the necessary tools for teaching English to foreigners, and for this reason there is a lot of teaching practice that is done during this course. Our trainees are given the opportunity to train with real students, who are given the option to attend these lessons for free. This makes it a win-win situation both for our students who are getting additional English lessons for free and also for our trainees who can practice their newly-acquired teaching skills in a real classroom environment with real students who ask the real questions that these new teachers will eventually have to face when they are in class teaching on their own.
Apart from the regular lecture/workshop style that is normally associated with the TEFL course, we also have teacher observations and an online component. We pride ourselves in giving trainees personal attention so much so that each course participant has 2 one-to-one tutorials with the trainers over and above the normal requested hours.
This whole package ensures that we are constantly producing high level teachers to continue giving a good service to those students who come to visit us at ELA Malta throughout the year.