Developed by ITA's team of experienced academic experts, the Teaching English Test Prep Skills Specialty Course equips you to take advantage of high-paying opportunities in one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative sectors of international education, estimated to grow to $30 billion worldwide by 2030.
How will ITA's new Teaching Test Prep Skills course provide you with the skills you need to excel in this exciting field?
Part-time, 2-week online course that requires 12-15 hours of work a week.
Learn from expert instructors to become the best test prep teacher possible. You'll receive individualized feedback and interact with experienced professors during live instruction and office hours.
Earn a digital certificate upon completion of your Teaching English Test Prep Skills course.
ESL teachers are increasingly asked to provide private test prep tutoring by local students or get asked to teach test prep at their schools but are too often unprepared to seize this lucrative opportunity. Taking this course will prepare you to best help your students achieve their English education goals.
Our teaching English test prep skills course is designed is ideal for students who are TEFL certified and want to enhance their skills and earning potential. You probably want to take this course if any of the following apply to you:
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If you’re not yet TEFL certified, consider bundling the Teaching English Test Prep Skills course with your 11-week part-time or 4-week full-time TEFL certification course. Benefits of bundling include:
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This course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed in preparing students for a wide range of common English language proficiency tests. It incorporates the latest in teaching methodology and best practices.
Gain a strong understanding of test structures for major standardized proficiency tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, & TOEIC.
Identify the most important test-taking skills for major standardized proficiency tests.
Identify language skills and subskills for major standardized proficiency tests.
Plan structured activities and lessons that target specific standardized test prompts and sections.
Learn more: Teaching Test Prep Skills Class Syllabus for a full, comprehensive overview of the course content, including chapter breakdowns, task outlines, grading scales, and course policies.
2 weeks part-time (typically 12-15 hours per week of work).
This course includes 30 hours of online coursework, which includes readings, tasks, and peer participation. You will receive a separate digital certificate from what you receive for your standard TEFL course.
Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.
Teachers learn from other teachers and students learn from other students. This class is designed to facilitate productive peer-to-peer interaction.
This course features one live lecture, and the instructor is available for office hours; however, there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.
This course will be delivered entirely online through the course management system Moodle. In Moodle, students will access online lessons, course materials, tasks, and resources. All tasks will be posted in an online forum and students will need to submit written assignments online.
All of your course reading materials, assignments, and quizzes will be available to you online. However, you can purchase a copy of the course textbook if you choose.
IMPORTANT: Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that you are concurrently enrolled in an accredited TEFL certification, are already certified, or have experience teaching ESL. Not yet TEFL certified? Get in touch with us. You can bundle our TEFL certification course with this specialty course and save an additional $50.
International TEFL Academy's Lifetime Job Guidance and support, access to our alumni community, and our high-quality accreditation are only available to students and alumni of our online and in-person standard TEFL certification courses.
Teaching students how to prepare for critical ESL proficiency tests requires a unique skill set. From the use of technology to lesson planning, take your test prep teaching skills to a new level that will serve both you and your students.
Employers and students want to hire the best teachers with the highest levels of skills and training. Set yourself apart from thousands of other English teachers looking to teach proficiency test prep who only possess a regular TEFL certification and no specific training for teaching test prep skills.
Teaching test preparation may not seem glamorous, but for millions worldwide, obtaining a high enough score on proficiency tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, & TOEIC can unlock life-altering opportunities. As an expert test prep teacher, you possess the power to truly impact the lives of your students in a profound and meaningful way.
The fast-growing market for English language proficiency test preparation is estimated to reach $27.8 billion by 2023. Get advanced training now to prepare yourself to take full advantage of the opportunities opening up in the growing field of English test preparation skills.
Sarah Kalert, Head of Academics at International TEFL Academy.
Sarah has a Master's in English - TEFL/TESL and has taught English abroad in Chile.
Look for a course offered by a reputable institution with a comprehensive curriculum that is taught by experienced instructors who can provide personalized feedback. With International TEFL Academy, you’ll learn from and interact with Master’s and Ph.D. level instructors with years of experience.
I think you should also look for a test prep skills training course that is not exam-specific. In ITA's course, you explore and learn how to teach students to prepare for a multitude of the most common proficiency tests and exams, including:
Passing a major language exam requires more than just language skills, and that's why tens of millions of students worldwide are willing to pay big bucks (or yen, or Euros, or won.....) to gain every advantage they can.
This course will teach you specific skills to best prepare your students to succeed in their exams. For example, you will learn:
These are invaluable skills in the field of test prep, and you won't gain them with a standard TEFL certification.
Also, schools and students seek to hire and pay teachers specifically trained to prepare students for English proficiency exams.
Taking a course like this will not only improve your skill set, it will boost your resume and set you apart in the eyes of employers from those who only have a standard TEFL certification. It could also have a positive impact on your paycheck as well.
Yes, you can teach English test prep skills without a degree! While some schools that specialize in test prep training do require degrees, many are looking simply to hire those with the best teacher training and experience. Also, there are many lucrative opportunities in the private tutoring sector that do not require a degree.