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DEVELOP YOUR   LANGUAGE TEACHING SKILLS

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Launch and develop your language teaching career with Wits Language School in Johannesburg

Whether you are new to language teaching or are a professional teacher we have a range of courses that will help you develop your language teaching skills. There are currently five courses offered by the Language Teacher Education unit at the Wits Language School, in Johannesburg. These courses are aimed at pre-service and in-service teachers of English and other languages who are interested in developing knowledge and skill in language teaching. Part-time and full-time courses are available.

The courses offered are:

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Your Language Teacher Education trainers

ANNE-LOUISE DE WIT – Anne-Louise has taught English as a first, second and foreign language in South Africa and abroad since 2004. Anne-Louise completed a B.IS Publishing Degree and PGCE (English for FET phase) at the University of Pretoria. She also obtained her Master’s Degree (TESOL) at the University of East London in the United Kingdom in 2011. Anne-Louise joined the LTE department in May 2012 and apart from her involvement with pre-service teacher training, she is also interested in developing the language skills of in-service mainstream teachers.

 

ANDREW DRUMMOND – Andrew has worked as an English language teacher in Macedonia, Hungary, the UK and now South Africa. He obtained his initial TESOL certification in 1997 and then completed the Cambridge DELTA in 2000. He mostly worked with young learners in the former Communist countries in the late 1990s before returning to the UK. He then worked in the State funded ESOL sector in the UK for more than a decade teaching adults relocating to the UK long-term. He is currently completing his Master’s in Applied Language and Literacy Education at Wits. His professional interests include research-based solutions for academic literacy development in South Africa and in upskilling in-service teachers with contemporary educational technologies.

 

NATALIE van de WATER – Natalie has been working in the EFL Industry since 2004 both overseas and in South Africa. She completed her BA in Languages and Culture as well as her Honours in French at Stellenbosch University. From there Natalie moved to London where she obtained her Cambridge Celta (TESOL equivalent) and started working as an EFL Teacher. She specialised in teaching English for exam purposes with a particular focus on IELTS and the Cambridge suite of exams. After acquiring the Cambridge DELTA from International House London she became the Director of Studies of a well-known College in London. She is passionate about the English language and particularly interested in training and guiding pre-service as well as in-service teachers to understand and develop the underlying principles of TESOL needed in order to effectively teach English as a second or foreign language.
Natalie van de Water

 

DIANE DOWEJKO – Diane has been involved in the EFL industry since 2010, teaching English to both native and foreign language learners in the UK and South Africa. She holds a BA Honours degree in English and Media from the University of Brighton, UK, and obtained her Cambridge CELTA qualification in 2010. Diane spent 5 years teaching English as a foreign language in Brighton, UK, and completed her Cambridge DELTA in 2013. She specialised in teaching English for Cambridge exams, materials development, and teacher development programmes. She has also gained extensive experience in teaching English for business and academic purposes. She is particularly passionate about English grammar and pronunciation, and her professional interests lie in training and facilitating pre-service language teachers, as well as ongoing in-service teacher development, and course and resource creation and development
Diane Dowejko