The Certificate requires candidates to submit one portfolio assignment for assessment. The assignment consists of evidence of three teaching and learning practice, learning and reflection on these activities.
A Certificate programme requires 120 hours of preparation and should take candidates 3-4 months.
Teachers will be required to:
- understand the challenges of learning through an additional language, and estimate the language levels of their learners and themselves
- understand principles of teaching bilingual learners through and additional language, through reading, observation and discussion – they will apply these principles to their own practice
- design individual lessons focused on content and language
- implement and evaluate individual lessons focused on content and language
- reflect on and evaluate their own practice in order to help learners learn content through an additional language more effectively
- learn collaboratively, supported by their colleagues.
Candidates should be full or part-time teachers in an educational institution such as a school, college, university, or adult training centre. Candidates are required to be teaching in their current educational institution over the course of a full academic year, for a minimum 24 weeks and a minimum of six hours per week.
The Certificate and Diploma in Teaching Bilingual Learners is for teachers who are teaching:
a non-language curricular subject (such as history or mathematics)
to bilingual learners
through an additional language.