The ELTC course is designed for native and non-native English language instructors who are in the early stages in their career and/or new to the working environment in the English Language Preparatory Program contexts. All the sessions and materials used on the course are context specific. Weekly group input sessions are held to discuss classroom-related issues, reflect on teaching practice, as well as exchange ideas and experiences. These sessions also create a supportive teaching community for new staff while they acclimatize to their new working environment.
The course is designed to equip newly recruited language instructors with the teaching methodology and curriculum in the English Language Preparatory Program. The pedagogical approach followed on the (ELTC) course reflects constructivist educational philosophies with the aim of helping instructors develop as autonomous and competent professionals. The course gives great emphasis to developing language instructors’ skills in reflecting ‘on’ action and ‘in’ action to promote a practical mind set while planning and delivering lessons, reflect on their teaching practice and learning of their students to develop understanding of the underlying reasons by linking them to theory. The group discussions in the sessions aim at guiding instructors explore their own beliefs related to teaching and learning and the source of these beliefs.