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Test your English

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardised English language proficiency test for non-native English language speakers.
Most students learning English will strive towards passing the IELTS exams because it is essential for a student to pass the tests if they wish to study in an English-speaking country. Thousands of education and training providers worldwide use IELTS results to select their students. TEFL Teachers versed in IELTS exam preparation practice are better paid and in higher demand across Asia and Latin America.
Having IELTS on your CV means to any TEFL employer that you’ll be able to teach English abroad in any classroom and deliver effective language lessons online. With the theory and practical suggestions this course provides, you will be able to teach English as a foreign language with confidence that your lesson plans are providing your students with the necessary prep work that they need to pass the IELTS exams.
Being qualified for the IELTS Preparation Course will make you a valuable asset to any school you teach. Your TEFL teaching career could take you in various directions with this qualification in hand as an in-house corporate English teacher in China or land a role as the lead TEFL teacher in a primary school in Colombia. The opportunities for teaching English abroad as an IELTS exam preparation coach are endless.

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30 hour Teaching IELTS Exam Preparation

Module One: Understand the International English Language Testing System

Learn where the IELTS test is popular and why it is important. Understand the exam elements and how it is scored. Get to know the basic principles behind teaching IELTS preparation.

Module Two: How to Teach IELTS Listening

Listening is called a ‘Receptive skill’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in listening activities to improve their English. This includes tasks to tune into music, radio, audiobooks or recordings inside and outside the classroom. You’ll be setting plenty of homework for your IELTS students!

Module Three: How to Teach IELTS Reading

Reading is another ‘Receptive skill’, known as such because the student is receiving language. Discover the most effective ways to engage students in reading English. This module gives 20 tips for teaching IELTS Reading, including setting tasks to read articles, emails and letters. By the end of this class, you will also know the differences between teaching for the IELTS Academic Reading test versus General Reading.

Module Four: How to Teach IELTS Writing

Speaking and writing are called ‘Productive skillsbecause students produce language. You’ll get help teaching your students to write in English. Scoring well in the test will consist of written arguments or descriptive responses to images and you will receive plenty of ideas to help students practice in preparation.

Module Five: How to Teach IELTS Speaking

By the end of this module, you will learn plenty of valuable ideas about how to get your students to chat confidently. They’ll proudly hold conversations about work and study and be ready to answer questions on topics from family to pets and daily routines. All common talking points of the speaking test.

Module Six: How to Teach IELTS 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 to your IELTS students. You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use them in the right context when preparing to sit for the IELTS exam.

Module Seven: IELTS Teaching Challenges

Understand how to engage students of mixed levels in your class and learn techniques for making IELTS preparation more interesting than the average teacher.

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.

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 for producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard. It 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.

  • 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 must first 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 is sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.

  • WHO CAN DO A TEFL COURSE?

    First and foremost, aspiring TEFL teachers 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 get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time, and it all takes practice.

    We suggest people be at least 17 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 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, accessibility to good WiFi, a laptop or other computer devices, and headphones. Some online companies may ask their teachers also to have a Bachelor’s Degree. This is evident in Chinese online companies, as it is a government regulation (no matter where you live).

  • HOW ARE THE COURSES LAID OUT?

    Our courses contain content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed independently 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 ACDL. Our 180-hour Level OFQUAL regulates 5 TEFL course.

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

    All courses are done online, and no travelling is required for the tests. Except for the 10-hour Virtual training, you can log on anytime. This is to ensure that our TEFL courses can be done during work or other studies. There is a 6-month deadline for the courses, but you can contact us for extensions.

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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

who can take the course

You are a native or near native speaker of English

You have always wanted to live and work in another country

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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KDAL G
13:40 06 Feb 23
I have learnt loads from their 120 hour TEFL course online. Very easy to access and to do it on your own time. Cant wait to put into practice what I have learnt :)
Amalia C.
11:30 04 Feb 23
The courses are very thorough. For an online course there is lots of support from staff. Emma Coleman was very efficient and accommodating in dealing with my queries.
Jasmine L
15:48 03 Feb 23
Really enjoying my TEFL course. I am half way through it now. Emma has been super helpful with any connection errors I have had and helping me get my platform running smoothly.
Ivana C.
13:25 03 Feb 23
Really enjoyed the hands-on and practical nature of the 120 hour TEFL course. Thank you Rachel, my wondeful mentor for all of your support and assistance!
Siobhan S.
09:51 03 Feb 23
This has been a wonderful experience and the team has been so supportive and especially Annalise veenhouwer who has taken extra care of me🤗
chinead Q.
19:25 01 Feb 23
I super excited to start my new professional path. Doing the Level 5 TELF Certificate was a great experience for me, it helped me gain new knowledge at my own pace, in the 6 months I had to completed I got great support from other peers on discord as well as my tutor support Laura and Rachel.I would recommend this to everyone!
Oriana López J.
16:43 01 Feb 23
I unfortunately recently lost my certificate from when I completed my TEFL course, but Rachel was able to help me and sent me a replacement soon after I emailed. The company are overall very helpful and I really enjoy studying with them.Thank you Rachel!
Lauren D.
11:15 01 Feb 23
I have just purchased a TEFL course with the help of Emma who was lovely to deal with and very informed and helpful. I would suggest using the live chat facility to anyone booking.
Anne S.
09:41 01 Feb 23
I’m happy i made a decision to study with TEFL Institute,Much more helpful to have people like Annelies Veenhouwer who are just a mail away for any questions you may have, she is such a helpful soul especially as a beginner in this journey, if you’re planning to start your English career TEFL Istitute is the right place and hope that you get yourself an Annelies to help you with all your questions 💫
Rebecca N.
15:15 30 Jan 23
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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.


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.

 

course benefits
  • 30 hours of accredited online training
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • TEFL training accredited by ODLQC
  • Personal tutor support, student discord chat & Live zoom classes
  • Lifetime TEFL qualification
  • Downloadable TEFL course book
  • Letter of reference from TEFL
  • Lifetime TEFL job hunting advice
  • Lifetime TEFL qualification
  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Access to your course via TEFL on the Go app!
  • Employer certificate verification
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Get qualified to teach IELTS preparation
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