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The Virtual TEFL Course gives you quality teaching practice training which is completed over 2 days. The training is fully conducted live via Zoom. The hours are split into 3.5 hours each day with 3 hours of homework given on the first day. The aim of this course is to teach you engaging and practical lessons by learning fundamental TEFL methodologies.

Our experienced TEFL tutors will demonstrate the most common classroom techniques which will prepare you to make your classes more interactive. Our TEFL tutors presenting and overseeing these live classes are CELTA & Level 5 TEFL Qualified ESL Teachers with over 10 years of teaching experience.

This class will show you the right approach in your future lessons. It will also give you confidence if you are an unexperienced TEFL teacher. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded 10 hour Certificate of Classroom Methodologies.

You’ll receive the highest standard of TEFL training & gain a worldwide recognised qualification developed by experienced academic teachers.

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Content

Module 1: Ice-breakers and teaching grammar structures
Module 2: Student profiles, initial assessment and needs analysis
Module 3: Classroom management
Module 4: Effective verbal communication
Module 5: How to explain meaning in the presentation stage of the lesson
Module 6: Pair work activities for the practice stage of the lesson
Module 7: Group activities for the production stage of the lesson
Module 8: A foreign language lesson

Module 9: Grammar awareness
Module 10: Teaching the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
Module 11: How to teach pronunciation
Module 12: Teaching practice
Module 13: International English exams
Module 14: Getting work in TEFL
Module 15: Teaching English online

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Highfields Qualifications

The TEFL Institute’s Level 5 accrediting body is the  (Highfield Qualifications). This qualification is aimed at those with little or no experience teaching English or those with previous experience seeking a recognised qualification to validate their knowledge. This qualification provides learners with a certificate recognised worldwide and can be used to secure teaching positions, visas and other employment-related to English language teaching. For a more general overview of the units, we recommend Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Teaching as a Foreign Language (TEFL). To learn more about Ofqual or verify Highfield’s status, visit their website: Ofqual.

Training Qualification UK (TQUK)

We are an approved training centre with Training Qualifications UK our training centre number is C000854.
Awarding End-Point Assessment to ensure that all the relevant policies and procedures are applied for the learners to see the best outcome possible from their experience.

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning:

An is accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos promotes the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval assures students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the best in certified quality standards. The accreditation number is 2854-2540.

The Vital Consular:

What is this verification seal, and why is it different to an accreditation? The TEFL Institute is a verified UK TEFL provider, meaning that you can study any one of our courses with the knowledge that it will be fit for purpose when you need to use it overseas for your new teaching role. The Vital Consular verification scheme ensures that the members are all recognised by the UK Government. All certificates they issue can be used for an overseas work permit; not all TEFL providers meet these requirements!

This is extremely important if you’re travelling to China, Vietnam, Taiwan and other destinations where your documents will need to be legalised for your visa. If your certificate doesn’t get past the first stage of legalisation by the UK Government, you’ll likely have to start a new course, costing you extra time and money before you can even get things moving.

As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive range of accredited and government regulated courses with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high calibre of training and producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard and is ranked as the number #1 training provider by employers worldwide.

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Because we care about your TEFL journey from the moment you decide you want to teach English as a foreign language. We want you to be well prepared, to have the right qualifications and all the skills necessary to realize all of your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offer guidance to ensure you take the right course or internship that best suits your needs. From the moment you get in touch, we are here for you and you become a member of the TEFL Institute family.

Our Core Principles

Passion – Our team is passionate about travel, teaching and building lasting relationships with our clients. We are constantly generating new leads, creating new programs and internships, and generating new content to help meet our clients’ needs.

Genuine & Committed – We genuinely care about our clients and interns and are committed to providing them with personal one-on-one help from our dedicated and experienced team to ensure that his or her TEFL dreams are met.

Partnership & Collaboration – We work with a variety of other companies across the globe to create lasting relationships and partnerships to help service our clientele by providing them with opportunities to live and work abroad. We are continuously striving to create new and lasting partnerships to best serve our clients.

Integrity – We believe in doing everything with integrity and honesty. To uphold the highest moral standards in all we do to best serve our customers as a trustworthy and reliable source.

  • Who can do a TEFL course?

    First and foremost, an aspiring TEFL teacher must be outgoing and confident, and not afraid to make themselves look a little silly, especially when teaching children. Expression is a huge part of the methodologies to be able to get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time and it all takes practice. 

    We suggest people to be at least 16 with a C1 level of English or higher. If you’re not sure, we have a free English test. We also would recommend people who work on their own initiative as it is an online course and you will need to be your own motivation. 

  • What can I do with my TEFL certificate? 

    As a TEFL qualified teacher, the world is your oyster. Our 120 hour TEFL certificate is fully accredited and internationally recognized, meaning you can teach online or around the globe. If you are looking to teach in your home country at a language centre or would like to go to the UAE, we would suggest you doing our higher level qualification, our 180 hour level 5 TEFL course, as this is the requirement in such competitive countries. 

  • What is the difference between the 120 hour TEFL course and the 180 hour level 5 TEFL course? 

    Both courses are your main TEFL qualification and give you the opportunity to start your ESL career. However, there are a few differences between them and the right choice will depend on your story and goals. 

    The 120 hour TEFL course is the minimum standard around the world. It is a lovely laid out course with 10 modules outlined in the course content. This certification can be used primarily to teach online and travel the world. It is the fastest route to getting a qualification. 

    The 180 hour course is a level 5 qualification and can be compared to a CELTA or TrinityTESOL. This course is harder and longer to complete, but worth it in the end as it opens up so many opportunities. This course should be taken if you’d like to teach in your home country or certain places in Asia. 

  • Do I need to be a teacher to teach English abroad?

    You do not need any prior teaching degrees or experience to teach abroad. Once you have your TEFL certificate, you are 100% able to work as a TEFL teacher. A B.Ed. will of course help your resume, but it is definitely not necessary. 

  • How are the courses laid out? 

    Our courses are filled with course content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed in your own time and from home. 

    Our 120 hour TEFL course has 10 modules with a multiple choice test at the end of each module. You will need 80% to pass. We offer free retests, so if you fail the first time, simply go through your coursework again and retake the test. All examinations are completed online and at your own pace. You are given 6 months to complete the course to accommodate for people who have full-time jobs and dependents, but ultimately it doesn’t take this long. 

  • Are the courses accredited? 

    The TEFL Institute is fully accredited by the TQUK (centre number: C000854) and ACDL (accreditation number: 2854-2540). The 120 hour TEFL Certificate is 100% accredited.

  • Are the certificates included in the price? 

    All of our accredited courses include a PDF version of the certificate. This is perfect for applying for jobs online or abroad. Sometimes, perhaps for visa reasons, you may need a hardcopy. We have options available, but there is an extra cost for print and postage.

  • How much time do I have to complete the course?

    For our primary online TEFL Courses, you have 6 months to complete your course. As seen in our average completion times, it won’t take you this long, but is just to accommodate for people who are, say,  full-time workers or parents. If you require more time, that’s ok! We have extension options. 

    Our 10 hour Virtual TEFL Course is completed over two days. Options for these days can be seen under “Upcoming Dates”

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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I did the 180 hour course. Response to any questions or difficulties I had was immediate and helpful. Lots of help and support from both the staff and my personal tutor Rachel. Any technical issues that popped up were delt with quickly and didn't hinder progress. Feedback was constructive and the modules were self explanatory and clear. The content was easy to understand and needed little alternative explanation.
Zainab M.
12:52 26 Sep 22
Recently completed my 10 hour teaching practice, found it very informative, great working interactively with other international students from diffrent countries in the world. Was a little scared of the zoom classroom but Michelle made the experience very easy. Would highly recommend the teaching practice section as Michelle made it very clear and easy to understand. Cant wait to take on another course with TEFL.
Liz B.
17:33 25 Sep 22
I recently completed the 180 hour Level 5 course and I found it to be great. Really accessible materials and coursework and the assessments were very fair. Many thanks to Orla and the rest of the team for making it so easy - I'm excited to put it to use!
Laurie M.
15:51 25 Sep 22
Very accessible course that I could complete at my own pace. I felt comfortable asking any questions I had. I would recommend this to anybody who should wish to gain an EFL qualification.
Emma O.
21:29 24 Sep 22
Currently taking the "180 Hour Level 5 TEFL Course", as well as other 30 hour courses. Absolutely love the way the courses are set up as well as the materials used. In addition to the courses mentioned above, I took the "10 Hour Advanced Certificate in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course" with Michelle Benson. She did an outstanding job at showing and teaching what a good lesson should look like while experiencing it ourselves. She emphasized on the importance of finding our own teaching style. Thank you for a great teaching experience, new knowledge and the possibility to teach English in the future!
Angela W.
13:54 24 Sep 22
A great honor and distinct pleasure to work with this institute as a student. Cannot wait for more courses in a close future.
Saieed Moslemi N.
13:08 24 Sep 22
I have just completed my 180 hour course, and with being a little daunted by the amount of information regarding teaching online, Emma from TEFL has been so helpful and informative, giving me all of the essential information I may need. Orlas has also been a huge help in regards to my career progression. A big thanks all of the team at TEFL!
EmmaLouise B.
11:49 24 Sep 22
I really enjoyed the course! I completed the 240 hour professional course and learned so much, and it was really easy to fit studying around my busy schedule, which was great! I have also had no problems finding work after completing the course! All the staff have been so helpful with any issues or questions I have had, specifically Emma (she was great!).10/10 recommend.
hannah K.
11:19 23 Sep 22
Having completed the 120-hour course with this institution has been a very enriching experience. The platform is very interactive, easy to use and very thorough in its content. The most important factor in choosing TEFL.ie for me was the flexibility to work at your own pace, from anywhere.All of the subjects were very relevant and beneficial to me. The part of this course that I like the most was when they included links to all of the example lessons/lesson plans.I’d recommend this provider to anybody looking to become TEFL qualified.
Ciara B.
07:42 21 Sep 22
I recently completed the 10-hr virtual class practicum course, offered through the 310-hr Level 5 Gov´t Regulated Tefl course. I am pleased to say that the virtual classroom course provided me with vital teaching practice in only 10 hours! First, the instructor, Kate Popova, is to be congratulated on her ability to teach a programme in an easy-to-follow structure, creating a relaxed, non-threatening environment for us novice teacher students to take advantage of her expertise and put theory into practice. I particularly liked how Kate stressed the importance of instilling elicitation in the classroom regularly to ensure integration between teacher and students as well as student to student integration with engaging activities, including intuitive teaching techniques to help learners become more autonomous in their learning. It was all very helpful. Thanks a bunch Kate!
Celeste P.
19:13 20 Sep 22
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OFQUAL
(The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Ofqual is responsible for regulating education standards, certifications and exams in England and Wales. According to Ofqual’s qualification framework, a regulated Level 5 qualification means that it has been assessed to be a level 5 course. This qualification is of equal achievement and difficulty to other qualifications at the same level, including CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Highfield Qualifications is an Ofqual regulated awarding body that has approved The TEFL Institute as a Highfield’s qualifications centre.
To learn more, visit their website: OFQUAL.

Highfield Qualifications

A global leader in compliance and work-based learning qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. As such regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). In addition to this, we’re also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).
To learn more, visit their website: Highfield Qualifications.

ODLQC
(Open & Distance Learning Quality Council)

ODLQC was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, becoming the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.

Set up at the government’s request, it benefits from governmental support and cooperation, though it is now an independent body and a registered charity.

The TEFL Institutes accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of administrative and tutorial methods, educational materials and publicity, to ensure that all standards are met.

To learn more, visit their website: ODLQC.

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)
Approved centre number: C000854

The TEFL Institute is a fully approved training centre. Our course materials have been externally and independently approved, endorsing our brand as one of high standards and excellence. TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated awarding body.

To learn more about TQUK and its checks and standards, visit its website: TQUK.


ACDL Accreditation Council for Distance Learning
ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL) have strict standards to which course providers must conform. Our ACDL specific course accreditation means that the course has passed a rigorous evaluation and continues to be monitored regularly. It’s not just the quality of our courses that the ACDL assesses, but the whole process from start to finish.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL.

 

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    What If I’m Not Good At Grammar?

    Don’t panic! In many cases your focus as an English teacher will be conversational. Most native English speakers aren’t aware of grammar terms; but you’ll cover everything you need to know during your course, plus receive a 70+ page Grammar eBook.

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    The time taken to complete a TEFL course depends on how much study time you can dedicate each week and which duration of course or training package you choose. You’ll have 180 days (six months) to complete your TEFL course, which is typically twice as long as needed to finish our most comprehensive training courses.

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