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Our 120 Hour Elective TEFL Course is a fast-track option to get qualified to teach English online or in any classroom around the world. As a fully trained and qualified TEFL teacher, you can be teaching English as a foreign language in as little as four weeks. But, don’t worry, you’ll get six months to complete your course for ultimate study flexibility.

Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification, training yourself in the primary areas of teaching English as a foreign language. All you need to complete our 120-hour advanced TEFL course is fluent English (minimum level c1) and a device to access our award-winning learning platform.

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, anytime, 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 TEFL course is the fastest way to gain that international standard. This TEFL qualification is also internationally respected and recognised. 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.

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. In this course, you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure 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 that 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 practising pronunciation. This is the primary reason 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. In 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 storytelling. You’ll also get help with how to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from favourite 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.

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 calibre 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 centre number is C000854. We are also accredited by ACDL, of which our accreditation number is 2854-2540.

Our Level 5 TEFL Course are 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 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.

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 realise all your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offers 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 programmes 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 their 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 recognised, 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 six months to complete the course to accommodate 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 six months to complete your course. As seen in our average completion times, it won’t take you this long but this is 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:

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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

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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I highly recommend The TEFL Institute. They are an exceptional organisation. A very big "Thank You!" to Emma for her outstanding customer service :)
Ruth S.
11:37 23 Sep 21
I am very happy with my decision to study for a TEFL qualification with The TEFL Institute of Ireland. Throughtout my course the support team were extremely engaging, helpful and always encouraging, in particular I would like to mention and say thanks to Sarah Foley and Rachel Hammond for all their support. They were also really prompt with their responses so I was never waiting too long for help. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in a TEFL course to enrol with them and I am looking forward to starting my next course with them and expanding my skills!
Emily C.
10:29 22 Sep 21
I have had such an amazing experience doing the tefl course, tefl institute of ireland have been very helpful and have had good communication throughout the time I have been doing the course. I’d highly recommend them to anyone.
Rachel M.
08:57 22 Sep 21
Thank you so much! This was such a good experience and has helped me in my career to becoming an English teacher. The Webinars were so informative about lots of teaching opportunities around the world. This has also allowed me to gain more confidence in my teaching career. I would highly recommend this to anyone deciding to become an English teacher.
Angelica G.
23:29 21 Sep 21
I am really enjoying my course with the TEFL Institute of Ireland. The team, especially Kate and Sarah, have been very helpful in enabling my study and letting me know of the different opportunities available with the course. The content is engaging and there are plenty resources to make the most of the course. Thanks very much especially to Sarah for your recent help!
Sinéad L.
14:36 21 Sep 21
I am currently completing the 120 hour TEFL course. I am enjoying this course and received good support during it. Would recommend.
Aoife R.
14:03 21 Sep 21
Great opportunity for someone who would like to teach abroad. Tutors are so helpful if you are struggling. Highly recommend.
Brenda D.
16:15 20 Sep 21
Really enjoyed the process I undertook to recieve my TEFL certificate. I look forward to using it in the near future to teach English to students.
cathy C.
15:18 20 Sep 21
Thank you so much Michelle Benson for a rich and amazing experience. I'm so happy I enrolled in this course. Even though I'm still at an early stage to become a TEFL teacher, Michelle made it so easy and interesting. I actually practiced teaching and learned about so many practical aspects in teaching. Plus, I had so much fun!Thank you for your patience and kindness! And Thank you, TEFL Institute! Really friendly staff!
Ayoub N.
23:23 18 Sep 21
Really recommend anyone who is looking to teach online to go with this company. The staff are so helpful and amazing. There is great opportunity out there for anyone who completes this course. 😊
Hannah M.
20:59 18 Sep 21
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