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If you want to teach English for a living, you need to know the language fluently. The TEFL Institute is about delivering the highest standard of TEFL training possible so that you can teach English abroad with confidence. Therefore, mastering the grammar of the language is vital to succeeding in teaching English as a foreign language. This 30 Hour Advanced Grammar Course will make you a grammatical master.
Grammar can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Understanding the use of noun, verbs, adverbs and adjectives will help you to be able to teach your students how to read and write better. You might be a native English speaker and are very confident of your grasp of the rules of the language, but are you confident enough to teach it? Do you remember everything you were taught when you were a student so that when you are asked a grammatical question, you will be able to answer correctly?
This 30-hour course will give you the grammar refresher you need, including word and sentence formation and different tenses. It will make you a better English teacher and you may surprise yourself and learn a thing or two.

Advanced Grammar for English Teachers

Module One: How are Words Formed?

Do you ever think about how words, or parts of words can be joined together to change the meaning or to make brand new words. Learn how words enter the English language and how they change over time so that you can share this knowledge with your students.

Module Two: How to Arrange Words into Sentences

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! In this module, you will learn about building words into sentences and be ready to help students to create their own grammatically correct statements, whether they are simple, compound or complex.

Module Three: Time to Talk Tenses

Were you taught that there were three tenses: Past, Present and Future? Would it surprise you to know that there are in fact 12 (or 13, depending on who you ask) tenses in the English language? Spend time getting to grips with this valuable aspect of language teaching skill. Your future-teacher-self (and students) will thank you for it.

Module Four: How to Teach Advanced Grammar

Many entry level TEFL jobs want you to focus on conversational English teaching. This is a great way to get first-time experience as a teacher and it usually means less time spent on grammatical theory. But, there will come a time when you want to boost your earning power and be hired to know your present continuous from your present simple tense. And, be able to explain it well to students. By the end of this module you will be confident in your grammar teaching skills plus have access to a long list of ready-to-roll activities for your grammar classes.

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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 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.

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 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.

  • WHAT IS TEFL?

    TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is primarily teaching non-native speakers English without the use of translation. This means you won’t need to know their first language. TEFL teachers will need the knowledge and know-how of the methodologies to teach in this way. This is why teachers will first need to complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification. TEFL is widely used to either teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.

  • 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 DO I NEED TO TEACH ONLINE?

    If you have no experience in teaching online, a good idea is to get some teaching practice in as they may ask for “experience” hours, which are unpaid. You can alternatively complete our 10 hour Methodologies course, which has a section focused on teaching English online.

    Most online companies will ask for your TEFL certificate, teaching practice, to have accessibility to good WiFi, a laptop or other computer devices, and headphones. Some online companies may ask their teachers to also have a Bachelor’s Degree. This is evident in Chinese online companies, as it is a government regulation (no matter where you are currently living).

  • 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 specialist courses are much shorter than the main TEFL qualifications. They are all completed online and in your own time. All tests are done online and corrected instantly. They have course content and tests throughout the course. They can be completed before or after the main TEFL qualification.

  • ARE THE COURSES ACCREDITED?

    The TEFL Institute is fully accredited by the TQUK (centre number: C000854) and ACDL. Our 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course is regulated by OFQUAL.

  • IS THIS COURSE COMPLETELY ONLINE? HOW FLEXIBLE IS THIS COURSE?

    All courses are all done online and no travelling is required for the tests. Except for the 10 hour Virtual training, you can log on at any time. This is to ensure our TEFL courses can be done while working or other studies. There is a 6 month deadline to the courses, but you can contact us for extensions.

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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

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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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  • Downloadable TEFL course book
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  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL accredited
  • Employer certificate verification
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30 Hour Specialist qualification

This 30-hour online course re-introduces you to the fundamental structures and concepts that underpin the English language and will effectively prepare you to teach these same lingual models to your students


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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 !
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06:23 14 Jun 21

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