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The 120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course offers a fast-track qualification to teach English either online or in any classroom around the world. As a fully trained and qualified TEFL teacher, you can expect to be teaching English as a foreign language within four weeks.
All you need to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is fluent English and a device to access our award-winning learning platform. Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification, training yourself in the primary areas of teaching English as a foreign language. Employers can authenticate the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confidence that your TEFL qualification is official.
Flexible and engaging! Packed full of interactive quizzes and videos, this accredited Online TEFL Course will give you all the training you need to become a professional TEFL teacher. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7 including the world’s first TEFL app.
To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120-hours of TEFL tuition. This course is the fast-track to gaining that International standard qualification.
Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language. The only requirement you need to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is a command of fluent English (minimum level c1).
This TEFL qualification is the international standard required by most employers and is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute.

Module One: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs

Understanding your students’ language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind TEFL teaching.

Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical & Teaching Terminology

By the end of this module, you’ll know your present continuous from your present simple tense no problem. Most of all, you’ll be familiar and confident with grammatical terms. We know that grammar can be intimidating for new teachers – it won’t be at the end of module 2!

Module Three: How to Plan Your Syllabus & Lessons

Being the best teacher you can be is down to planning. On this course you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which of course is great for reviews (especially if you are teaching online).

Module Four: How to Teach Grammar

Now that you know grammatical terms, you’ll fly through this module on how to teach it. Breaking down your students’ English levels, you’ll know which grammatical term to teach and how to teach it. You’ll get so much useful information about how to prepare engaging grammatical building block lessons which work. Watching your students progress will be so exciting!

Module Five: How to Teach Vocabulary

Did you know that there are around 171,000 words in the English language? Don’t worry, you’ll only be asked to teach a few hundred of those! From beginner restaurant vocab like, MENU, PLATE, GLASS, MAINS to advanced business such as, INCOME, EXPENDITURE, RECRUITMENT. You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context.

Module Six: How to Teach Pronunciation 

Help your students speak English confidently by practicing pronunciation. This is the primary reason that they want to learn English from you. As a native speaker pronouncing a word like ‘enough’ is simple for you, not so with many other nationalities. On this course you’ll learn modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible.

Module Seven: How to Teach Reading & Listening Skills

These are called ‘Receptive skills’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in reading English and how to write it. This includes setting listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to reading letters, emails, Facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lot of homework for your students!

Module Eight:  How to teach Writing & Speaking Skills

These are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your students up on their feet and chatting to you about hobbies, politics or story telling. You’ll also get help with how to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from favorite foods, to the economy in Spain.

Module Nine: How to Teach English for Specific Purposes

Your students have a reason why they want to learn English. You’ll learn how to differentiate these different types of students and how to tackle their lessons. For example, how to teach teenagers, or business people or exam classes to help students get into universities in the US or UK. You’ll end lesson 9 armed with a breadth of knowledge about who you are teaching, why you are teaching them and what you should teach them.

Module Ten: How to Move from Learning to Earning

Here you’ll get up-to-date tips on the current employment market. Once you’ve secured your first job, in this module you’ll receive details about how to get the best career ‘teachers toolkit’ ready to jump into any job online or abroad.

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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

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning, is an accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos is of promoting the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval provides assurance to students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the very best in certified quality standards.

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 TEFL job 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. 

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

teflinstitute.com/frequently-asked-tefl-questions/

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You have always wanted to live and work in another country

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Interested in teaching but are not sure if TEFL is for you

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You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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TEFL Accreditation with The TEFL Institute

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 their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK.

OFQUAL
(The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Ofqual  is responsible for regulating education standards, certifications and exams in England and Wales. TQUK is an Ofqual regulated awarding body who have approved The TEFL Org as a TQUK centre. A regulated Level 5 qualification means that it has been assessed to be a level 5 course according to Ofqual’s qualification framework. This qualification is of an equal level of achievement and difficulty to other qualifications at the same level, including CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

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. It’s not just the quality of our courses that the ACDL assesses, but the whole process from start to finish. Our ACDL specific course accreditation means that the course has passed a rigorous evaluation and continues to be monitored regularly.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

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 request of government, it continues to benefit 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

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course benefits
  • 120 hour accredited online training
  • 10 Comprehensive Modules
  • 24/7 Access to Student Platfrom
  • Lifetime TEFL job hunting advice
  • Access to your course via TEFL on the Go app!
  • Downloadable TEFL coursebook
  • Letter of reference from TEFL
  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL accredited
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  • Employer certificate verification
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Very Helpful.Kate Especially.Excellent response when it comes to answeringenquiries.Would recommend.
Tanya M.
13:11 22 Jun 21
This online Tefl course has been super easy to navigate and the support from staff is 10/10. If I ever have a query I email or message them on Instagram and get back to me within the hour it’s excellent customer service. I spoke with a girl called Sarah when I was stuck with something and she was very helpful and friendly.The course itself has been brilliant and I find it’s very easy to follow and to learn from.Would highly recommend to anyone looking to start a TEFL course :)
Lucy F.
21:07 19 Jun 21
For future teachers who wish to improve their skills in the classroom, and who are actively looking to learn new techniques for teaching English as a foreign language, I would highly recommend trying the 10 hour TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course. I found it really helpful in building my own confidence in the classroom and Kate gave us a lot really useful advice and strategies for planning and implementing engaging lessons. Even though the course was done online, it was really practical and interactive and led to a very enjoyable experience where we got a chance practice some of the new techniques and skills we learned. Before, I would have been worried about how I would approach certain areas of English, such as grammar. This course definitely helped to overcome this! I cannot recommend the TEFL institute too highly especially Kate who went above and beyond to help me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Jack O.
19:12 17 Jun 21
I have just completed my 180 hour level 5 course. This course was very informative and has prepared me in the best way possible to take on a role to teach English as a foreign language. Any time I needed help or had any queries Kate and the assessment team were always on hand and very quick with a response. I would recommend this course for anyone interested.
Sean C.
12:37 17 Jun 21
Great course, with easy to follow content that caters for all types of learners.
Stacey W.
09:00 17 Jun 21
I started my TEFL journey back in 2018 but was unable to finish my course at the time due to life getting in the way. The TEFL institute, and Kate in particular, has been really helpful from the beginning by providing information about the courses they offer and now helping me extend my study time to allow me to get certified after all this time. I would recommend to anyone thinking of getting certified.
Una R.
20:24 16 Jun 21
I am completing the 180 hour course and I have found the course to be fantastic. The course content is very interesting and the lessons are so interactive and accessible. It provides all the information you could possibly need to become an English teacher and the staff working for the institute are so helpful. They are easily contacted and will help with any queries you have, I have interacted with Kate in Customer Support and she was so helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in English or being a teacher, or if you want to see the world and have more opportunities. I am very excited for the future now and to see what opportunities this course will have provided me with.
Erin O.
15:29 16 Jun 21
Kate was an amazing teacher. She made the classes engaging and interesting which made the time go so fast. I learnt so much and I love the time at the end on advice on my career going forward.I will definitely be doing more classes with Tefl and I've already signed up to kate's company Everywhere English to get help with finding a job.
Amey H.
15:25 16 Jun 21
I’m doing a TEFL course at the moment and I’m so glad I did it.Everyone at the institute is so nice and helpful.
Mimi B.
17:22 15 Jun 21
I can highly recommend this Institute. Professionalism and communication are the keys for a perfect approach in teaching skills, and I found these features in this Institute.I was very happy and satisfied of my choice.Courses easy to follow, user friendly and meaningful.Strongly recommended to anyone wanting to undertake or start a teaching career !
Anna Maria F.
06:23 14 Jun 21

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