Teaching Other Subjects in English

Teaching other subjects in English has become increasingly popular in primary and secondary across the globe. This now means that newly qualified TEFL teachers, as well as seasoned pros, will be expected to teach other subjects in English such as Maths, Geography, and Science. The integration of CLIL methodology may seem pretty daunting to start with, but we promise it’s a lot easier than it seems! With our 60-hour specialist course, you’ll be up to speed in no time and ready to take on the world of teaching. Carry on reading to find out how…

Why might I be asked to teach other subjects in English?

When it comes to teaching English to foreign students’ studies have shown that fully immersing students in the language helps them learn quicker, improves proficiency, and overall comprehension. That’s why TEFL employers love candidates that are trained in the art of teaching other subjects in English. Being able to teach your students maths, science, art, and many other subjects in English will not only make you more employable, but it will also advance your students’ learning – win, win!

What is the purpose of teaching other subjects in English?

Teaching other subjects in English helps immerse students into the English language. This means that you’ll easily be able to improve fluency, accuracy, and understanding in the classroom – winner!

What is CLIL?

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning or Content Teaching for short) refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focused aims, in our case – teaching English! CLIL teaching has been around for many years and lots of trained TEFL teachers might have already heard of this. Haven’t heard of CLIL before? Don’t worry even if you haven’t heard of it, you may already be using the CLIL methodology in your classes!

How can I prepare to teach other subjects in English?

Preparing to teach other subjects in English can be done in a few easy steps. If you’re already a teacher, you can often use the skills you’ve already gained through your experience to teach other subjects in English. If you’re only just starting out in the ‘world of TEFL’ you can add on our 60-hour Teaching Other Subjects in English to give you the skills, knowledge, and training you’ll need for your first TEFL class, whether that’s teaching English or another subject, oozing with confidence. You’ll have 24/7 access to the course and will be able to study from anywhere in the world – amazing!

Which countries will require me to teach other subjects in English?

Teaching Other Subjects in English is a sought-after skill throughout many countries in Europe and Asia, such as Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan. Schools in these locations are keen to immerse their students into the English language, so you’ll often be asked to help in other subject areas too. Don’t be afraid to get stuck in, even if you’ve never taught any other subjects before, with our help, support, and training you’ll feel confident in no time!

What other subjects may I be asked to teach?

The subjects you may be asked to teach will vary from school to school, the most common subjects include art, science, physical education, maths, and geography. The number of subjects you will be expected to teach will vary depending on the type of school you’re in, the curriculum they follow, the funding they receive, and if they’re working towards becoming bilingual.

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