ICSE Curriculum and Teacher Training Course
  1. In a nutshell, the main purpose of the ICSE (I Can Speak English) Curriculum is to give EFL and ESL students the best possible chance of retaining learnt content through creative repetition. The ICSE Curriculum provides teachers with 4 to 5 years’ worth of quality content to present in an easy-to-follow step-by-step fashion to a diverse group of students.
  2. The ICSE Teacher Training Course is an in-depth course covering everything a teacher needs to know about teaching EFL or ESL students. It’s practical and insightful for both new and experienced teachers. It’s very simple for new teachers to follow and shows in detail how to implement each section of a unit, how to set up your classroom and how to consistently achieve a high level of classroom management. It also shows how to implement more advanced teaching concepts such as differentiation and expansion.
About Me

My name is Andrew Colin Cilliers.

I came to Asia to teach English in 2005. Since then, I’ve taught children and adults from all over the world. I’ve taught both online and in kindergartens, primary schools, language centres and also privately.

I started teaching my own private students in 2008 and quickly realised that I was spending most of my time trying to find and organise material to teach. I bought tons of EFL and ESL content online as well as mainstream curriculums but always faced the same problems:

  1. Much of the content wasn’t relevant or interesting for my students and didn’t match the level of my students. Some parts of a curriculum or course were too difficult and other parts too easy – there wasn’t a good enough balance. I was still spending most of my time trying to find and organise material to teach.
  2. Not enough content. Especially with private classes, a teacher can get through a lot of content. Often, I was back at square one in a few months or a semester after going through most or all of what was offered. Another issue was that the content was often not well enough connected to previously learnt content. More often than not it was once off learning and my students would forget previously learnt content too quickly.

I decided to start developing the ICSE Curriculum and Teaching System in 2010 to help solve the above problems. I spent 5 years developing it. During the development years, I was using it for my teaching to see what worked and what didn’t. It was quite a process.

Since then, I’ve updated it a few times (and will continue to do so) in an effort to create a curriculum and teaching system that is professional, extensive and organised for teachers as well as fun, interesting and educational for students.