My name is Laura, and I’m the Director of Studies at TtMadrid. Together with the rest of the team, I’ll help guide you through the steps into becoming a fully fledged TEFL teacher (and hopefully teach you a few British-isms along the way!).
As it says in the title, our course is very intensive so I’ll be there to share the high and lows, the laughter and the occasional tears as we work through each of the four weeks of the course. As a graduate of TtMadrid myself (I completed the course some years ago now), I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the whiteboard! I appreciate that you’ll strive to do your best and at times feel overwhelmed with much of the information, particularly in the first week. Having come from a non-teaching background, I too had to make the challenging switch and therefore I can empathize with the amount of information and new techniques that you’ll be learning at a rapid pace from day one of the course.
As a trainee on our TEFL program, you’ll get all the support you need both during the course and after. Your six teaching practices will be invaluable in allowing you to practice, reflect and grow as a teacher, ensuring that when you finish the course you feel confident and prepared. You will also recieve unlimited support as we tackle the grammar sessions head on and get a good grasp on the present perfect and other grammatical terminology!!!
Apart from being academically challenging, the change of career, culture and country all adds to the experience that you’ll get during and after the course. This is a momentous, and for many of us a life-changing experience, one that can test you, challenge you, but above all enlighten you, whether you’re an experienced teacher or entirely new to the world of ESL teaching in Madrid.
I look forward to meeting you on the course and watching you develop into a great teacher.