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The Virtual TEFL Course gives you quality teaching practice training which is compelted 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.
As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive online learning module with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high caliber of training and producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard.
The TEFL Institute’s accrediting body is the Training Qualifications United Kingdom (TQUK), and our center number is C000854. We are also accredited by ACDL, of which our accreditation number is 2854-2540.
The 180 hour level 5 TEFL Course is government regulated by OFQUAL. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK’s status, visit their website: Ofqual
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 center 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 (center 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?
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.
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verified student reviews
I already look forward to my next course "Teaching English online", especially at these times online courses are the only choice teachers have to meet with their students and so it gets important to learn how to organise remote lessons and build a positive atmosphere with the virtual class.
I take this opportunity to thank the staff of the TEFL Institute of Ireland as they prove to be very professional, attentive, collaborative and sentitive persons.
Having spent the last few months completing the 180 hour level 5 TEFL Certificate online, it was great to get that collaborative experience and added boost in confidence, while practicing teaching skills online. It was also brilliant to get feedback from tutors and other participants.
Well worth it!
Highly recommended ;)
These include among others (i) the 30 Hour IELTS Preparation Specialist course and (ii) the 30 Hour TOEIC Preparation Specialist course. From a personal perspective I found both of these courses to be very accessible and comprehensive. All in all a really good fit for someone like me. Many thanks to the TEFL Institute of Ireland. Best Regards, Cathal.
its great if you want to teach english or to have if you plan to travel.
On a scale of 1 to 10, Learning to teach English with TEFL is a robust 10, no doubt about it.
If you are considering a course with the TEFL Institute of Ireland, I say go ahead. Don't hesitate! You will not just learn to better use your own language. You will open up a whole new world of opportunities you never thought were possible.
Thank you TEFL . . .
They were extremely helpful and understanding with any and all questions I had regarding the course.
The course itself is very accessible and they have an app that makes it easier to complete on the go, which I found helpful as a college student!
Overall I enjoyed my experience of completing the course and would highly recommend The TEFL Institute of Ireland to anyone who is considering taking a course.
10/10 in all aspects!
The course itself was clear and concise, and there were plenty of great activity suggestions and recommended resources for lesson plans.
Would definitely recommend this course and I plan on doing more courses to further my teaching education.
Very friendly and professional customer service, recognised qualifications for affordable price.
I now live in cambodia where i was offered a lot of teaching jobs with this course.
Currently, I had applied for a TEFL teaching position and received a response from Emma, the recruitment manager within a couple of hours. She was extremely helpful and encouraging which made the application process easy. Emma had listed all documents required and once I had forwarded them to her, she had sent off my application within a few hours. I was very impressed with how helpful, positive, fast and eager she was to get my application to the client but also her prompt replies and dedication in getting me placed as a TEFL teacher.
I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in becoming a TEFL teacher to take on a course with The TEFL Institute of Ireland as the courses are very interesting and set in a way to give you a clear understanding of each module. Staff are very friendly, dedicated and do their best to get you where you want to be.
The institute itself is wonderful- I've had many questions which have been answered quickly and there is always someone to help guide you in picking which course to choose.
The course is so in depth and interactive. It also inscludes lots of snippits of the life TEFL teachers are leading for inspiration to keep going.
Would definitely recommend!
But it was the staff who where really amazing. Always on hand if you ever needed anything. Very quick to respond and extremely helpful.
I will be recommending them to anyone who is thinking of doinga tefl course.
Course is interesting and easy to follow, well explained and gives you all the tools to be able to teach. I found the approach to the course with videos, samples, scenarios, material and soundbites really good and inclusive.
It encouraged high standards and focused on exploring the ways of improving class cohesion and suitability to plans for different students.
It also had some really insightful podcasts and interactive videos that round out learning, overall extremely helpful and flexible.
From the outset Michelle (perma smile), Kate and Katie kept the pace going, engaged us all in a great day of practical learning and good fun. It flew and my goals were fully achieved as after the 120 hour I felt good about the content but needed practical help and some experience. There were 12 of us and it was really a good and and a great group of people. Made a show of myself a few times.
Thanks again ladies and and look forward to working with you in the future.
I find the service TEFL Ireland provide very helpful. The website is easy to use and it gives very clear instructions. There are lots of good links for extra information, too!
Overall I am very pleased with this course! :-)
Easy, friendly and well presented.
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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.
Your TEFL course is marked through continuous assessment with end of module knowledge tests. You’ll need to score 100% to pass, and unlock the next module. If you don’t pass first time, you’ll be able to re-sit at no extra cost, so don’t worry.
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.