TEFL Cert. & TELT Exam Preparation Courses
All the courses held at Eurocentres Malta are evening, part-time courses. There are two types of courses: TEFL Cert. Course and TELT (Test for English Language Teachers) Course. Both these courses are regulated by the ELT Council. Eurocentres Malta is an accredited training centre to hold such courses.
TEFL Cert. Course
The Eurocentres Malta TEFL Cert. Course is recognised and approved by the ELT Council. Eurocentres Malta TEFL Cert. Courses have also been recognised in many language schools around the world for employment purposes, most especially in countries where no official national TEFL qualification exists. Past participants on Eurocentres Malta’s courses are presently working in various European countries, in South America and in Asia. The TEFL Cert. Course introduces participants to and gives practice in modern teaching methods. The main content of the course focuses on methods and techniques to help language learners communicate (speak, listen, read and write) using real-life, useful language. This highly practical course provides participants with basic teaching skills and knowledge to use these skills in a communicative and interactive way in a learner-centred EFL classroom. The EFL procedures and techniques are demonstrated on the participants themselves, and they are the exact techniques used in EFL classrooms everywhere. Participants are also guided through lesson-planning and other TEFL areas, including grammar and phonology terminology, until they finally begin experimenting their techniques by practicing lessons on fellow trainees.
SEPTT – Spoken English Proficiency Test for Teachers
For those who enroll on Eurocentres Malta’s TEFL Cert. Course, the preparation for SEPTT Exam is included as a separate add-on to the TEFL Cert. Course at no extra charge. [Applicants who require only the three – hour (preparing for SEPTT session are kindly requested to call at the school for further information]
TELT Exam Preparation Course
The TELT Course prepares participants for the TELT Proficiency Examination held by the ELT Council. In this course, grammar (mainly tenses and parts of speech), phonology and other areas which appear in EFL course books and exam papers are covered in some depth. Some writing skills and differences between formal and informal English are also addressed. A pass mark in this exam is required (in addition to a TEFL Cert. Course and a SEPTT Certificate at Band 3 issued by the ELT Council) to be able to acquire an ELT Teaching Permit. Syllabus and Past Papers can be downloaded from eltcouncil.gov.mt