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Observed Teaching Practice Certification Courses
ITTT is one of the leading providers of high-quality online and in-class TEFL/TESOL courses. We are committed to providing the best possible training for our students so that they are well prepared to meet the needs of the TEFL/TESOL industry as a whole. With this in mind we have created our online Observed Teaching Practice (OTP) course. Until now it has only been possible to complete a practical teaching course by attending one of our training centres. Our online OTP course is primarily aimed at qualified teachers who require a practical teaching component to their certificate but do not have the opportunity, due to time or geographical constraints, to attend a training centre in person.
ITTT’s OTP course can be completed through distance learning without the need of any specialised equipment. Course participants complete a number of study tasks before planning and teaching a series of lessons which they will record. The course work is then submitted online and assessed by our course trainers. This method of earning your OTP means that you will also learn a set of transferable skills such as video recording, video conferencing (Skype) and portfolio construction.
30-Hour Course & 50-Hour Course
Our OTP course is available in 30-hour (6 hours of OTP) or 50-hour (12 hours of OTP) options. Either option, when used in conjunction with an online TEFL/TESOL certificate, provides full certification for most teaching jobs worldwide. The OTP course is open to anyone with an online TEFL/TESOL certificate whether it was earned through ITTT or elsewhere as long as that certificate includes a grammar component and a minimum of 100 hours study.
How OTP Courses Work
The course has a time limit of six months and on successful completion you will be awarded an OTP certificate. Throughout the course you will have built up a portfolio of your work which will serve as evidence of your skills within the classroom and will be an asset for future job applications.
The 3 Phases of an OTP Course
The course is structured around three elements or phases. The first phase involves learning about lesson planning, feedback techniques, self evaluation and video as a training tool. For the second phase, participants will put the theory into practice through a series of lessons with actual English language learners. The third phase involves preparation for an interview on the topics covered in the course, and a final interview over Skype with a course trainer.
- 1) The first phase develops an awareness of and practice in the uses of lesson planning, feedback techniques, self evaluation and video as a training tool.
- 2) In the second phase participants demonstrate through the actual teaching of real ELLs (English Language Learners) their skills and abilities as teachers over a range of student levels and topics.
- 3) The final phase is where participants prepare for a series of interview-style questions on the topics covered throughout the course and a Skype interview is conducted.
Both courses are well priced at $249 for the 30-hour course and $399 for the 50-hour course.
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