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TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS 2015
English Language Teaching Certificate
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AUA offers the English Language Teaching Certificate (ELTC, especially for non-native English teachers). To earn the ELTC, candidates joining the program after January 1, 2013 must complete a 120-hour program, comprised of eight 15-hour mini-courses. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE IN PDF


The aims of the AUA English Language Teaching Certificate (ELTC)
  • to develop the professionalism of Thai teachers of English by providing them with a solid practical and theoretical foundation for language teaching
  • to help Thai teachers of English improve their English language skills and build their confidence in using English when they teach
  • to provide newcomers to the English language teaching profession with training and credentials to help them become teachers or tutors

    Specifically, the ELTC program is designed to enable candidates to:

  • develop an increased awareness of language
  • improve their understanding of English language learning in Thai educational contexts
  • gain familiarity with the principles and techniques of effective English language teaching
  • develop familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for teaching
  • create their own effective language teaching materials


  • Attendance & Assignments

    AUA only awards English Language Teaching Certificates to participants who have regularly attended classes (minimum 80% attendance), completed their assignments and participated in peer teaching practice and observations.

    Course Structure      The ELTC course has four components:

        1. Methodology: to develop candidates’ awareness of English conversational patterns, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and help them develop the techniques and skills for classroom or tutorial instruction (120 hours)

        2. Language development: to improve candidates’ ability to use English for classroom purposes. Candidates must score at Level 7 or above on the AUA Placement Test upon completion of the methodology requirements - or study English language improvement courses until they score at that level

        3. Peer teaching: to develop practical teaching ability, including ability in classroom management and lesson planning and in developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the classroom

        4. Peer observations: to help teachers recognize effective instruction



    The syllabus covers the following 15-hour mini-courses:


  • Activities & Materials for Language Teaching

  • This core course provides English teachers with a useful framework for developing classroom activities and materials. It also helps teachers to plan and sequence their instruction to maximize the language learning potential of their students and materials.

  • Teaching Speaking I: Basic Conversation

  • This course will help English teachers to develop a variety of techniques to encourage students to speak English more effectively. Teachers will experience and explore the language and contexts of conversations, discussions, and experiment with a range of practice and performance activities

  • Teaching Speaking II: Accuracy & Fluency

  • This course will help English teachers to develop a variety of techniques to encourage students to speak English more effectively. Teachers will experience and explore the language and contexts of conversations, discussions, and experiment with a range of practice and performance activities.

  • Teaching Reading (Talking Texts: Teaching Interactive Reading)

  • This course demonstrates how to make reading an interactive, multi-skill workout that goes beyond the text. Participants will experience a wide range of activities that will help them plan, develop and deliver motivating lessons designed around short reading passages.

  • Teaching Writing (The Art of Teaching Writing)

  • This course helps teachers to inspire students to write through a motivating selection of topics and activities. Teachers will learn techniques to help students recognize how different kinds of writing are organized and how to better organize their own writing. The course will also explore the art of giving feedback to student writing.

  • Teaching Vocabulary (Dynamic Vocabulary Teaching)

    - Dynamic Vocabulary Teaching
    - Techniques for presenting new vocabulary
    - Flashcards games
    - Keyword activities
    - Teaching word-building skills: prefixes, suffixes & roots
    - Collocation games & activities
    - Multi-word units: working with phrases & ‘chunks’
    - Helping students remember new vocabulary


  • Teaching Grammar (Modern Grammar Teaching)

  • The course examines the role of grammar in communication. Teachers will explore how different forms and structures are used to express the things we need to say in English. High-interest activities demonstrate the importance of topic-focus and context for making grammar meaningful to our students

  • Teaching Young Learners

  • This course will help English teachers provide the knowledge and skills to teach English to students ages 6 – 16 and also help teachers develop the English skills for asking questions, giving directions and explanations, and for eliciting answers in Thai classrooms.

  • Teaching Listening (Active Listening Instruction)

  • This course provides English teachers with an understanding of the English sound system and why Thai students have difficulty with hearing English clearly. They will also learn to help students listen more efficiently and effectively to spoken English in face-to-face situations and in a variety of popular media.

  • Teaching Pronunciation (Pronunciation: Helping Students to Say It Right)

  • This course provides English teachers with an understanding of the English sound system and why Thai students have difficulty with hearing and speaking English clearly. Teachers will also develop presentation and correction techniques to deal with pronunciation problems.

  • Media & Technology for Language Teaching

  • Our new Media & Language course helps teachers guide students through the language and images of popular media, such as the internet, movies, TV, newspapers, advertisements and Power point. Each week, teachers explore a new medium and create their own model media project to share with their students.


    ELTC Sunday Terms at Chamchuri Square 2015

    Terms Programs 2015
    Term 1 January 18 – February 22 Teaching Speaking 1: Basic Conversation
    Term 2 March 1 – April 5 Teaching Speaking 2: Accuracy & Fluency
    Term 3 May 3 – June 7 Modern Grammar Teaching
    Term 4 June 21 – July 26 Activities & Materials for Language Teaching
    Term 5 August 9 – September 13 Teaching Young Learners
    Term 6 September 27 – November 1 Media & Technology for Language Teaching
    Term 7 November 15 – December 20 Talking Texts: Teaching Interactive Reading

    The above courses are usually offered on Sunday afternoons from 14:00 – 16:30 at AUA's main campus in the Office Tower of Chamchuri Square on Payathai Road in Bangkok.

    Tuition fee: 2,400 baht (15 hours) Sundays ONLY

    Contact person:
    Mitraporn Yoosathaporn
    AUA Language Center
    Academic Office
    21st Floor Chamchuri Square, Payathai Road, BANGKOK 10330

    Email:    mitraporn.y@auathailand.org
    Tel:        02 657 6411-7 ext. 1262
    Fax:       02 160 5263
 
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