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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardised test of English language proficiency 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 all over the world 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 lesson 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 the necessary prep work that they need to pass the IELTS exams.
Being qualified from the IELTS Preparation Course will make you a valuable asset to any school your teaching in. 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 teaching English abroad as an IELTS exam preparation coach are endless.

30 hour Teaching IELTS Exam Preparation

Module One: Understand the International English Language Testing System

Learn where in the world 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, audio books or recordings both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, 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 with how to teach 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 useful ideas about how to get your students chatting 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 it in the right context when preparing to sit 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.

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/

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

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

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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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

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  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL accredited
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I am currently undertaking the 120hr TEFL course. The course is extremely easy to navigate. The TEFL site is so accessible and the material provided is remarkable. I am really enjoying working through the material provided.The customer service with the TEFL Institute of Ireland is outstanding. Any questions or queries I had customer service were so helpful. In particular, Kate was a huge help to me. When I needed assistance Kate was extremely approachable and understanding. I am looking forward to finishing the TEFL course.
Linda Mary J.
19:27 26 Jul 21
I have just completed my 30 hour online teaching course. I am very happy with this course, it has given me a lot of information to consider before approaching online teaching. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of teaching English online.
Sean C.
18:09 26 Jul 21
I have had a hugely positive experience with The TEFL Institute. The 180 hour Level 5 course has been extremely insightful. Each module has provided me with new ways of approaching my teaching and I look forward to applying the skills I have learnt. Kate, alongside the rest of the TEFL provided an excellent service. I was seen to immediately with any queries I had about the course along the way. I highly recommend.
Aine G.
09:14 26 Jul 21
Really loved the 10 Hour Teaching practice course facilitated by Kate Popova! Her expertise and teaching practice knowledge really brought the TEFL experience to life and made the course so enjoyable!The course was only two evenings and everybody got on so well it was incredible! :) 100% don't hesitate to sign up for a course or get in touch with TEFL to see what's right for you! :)
Krechun V.
12:05 25 Jul 21
I recently completed the 10 Hour Advanced Certificate in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course and I would highly recommend it to anyone who was considering taking it. It was very well organised and laid out and easy to follow. I was initially nervous when the course started but Kate quickly put myself and the rest of the people on the course at ease. We did a few warmers to get to know everyone on the course, I feel this helped us all open up and get involved in all aspects of the course. Kate was very professional but always kept it light and fun so it never felt like we were just being spammed with constant information that was difficult to follow. I can't recommend this course enough to anyone who is interested in it, it's an excellent course and very worth while in undertaking.
Daire T.
21:40 24 Jul 21
I have recently completed my 10 Hour Advanced Certificate in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course and I am absolutely delighted with how it went! I was a little bit nervous at the beginning but Kate very quickly made me feel relaxed and at ease, as for the rest of the class. We carried out a few drills to get to know one another and afterwards I felt a lot more comfortable speaking up and I enjoyed myself much more! The rest of my group were lovely and we all had a very enjoyable course together, thanks to Kate! She was very professional, getting all of the work done, while also having a laugh with us. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody who feels a bit nervous about teaching in a classroom! This course covers every aspect and Kate answers any questions you may have about teaching!
emma J.
13:25 24 Jul 21
Would highly recommend this course, its straight forward, easy to follow and the staff who work here are incredibly helpful and offer support whenever you need it! I’ve spoken to Kate a couple of times when I’ve been unsure of something and she has always been more than happy to help me with whatever issues I’m having.
Lucy F.
12:02 24 Jul 21
I just completed the 120 Hour Premier TEFL Course. It was a great learning experience. The course was very well structured and easy to navigate with assistance available if required. I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in the area.
Padraic W.
11:18 24 Jul 21
Thanks to the easy-to-follow courses, I'm opening plenty of doors to work internationally as a TESOL/TEFL teacher. The website is well laid out and the resources provided are endless. Definitely a worthwhile investment for all ages and it broadens career/ gap year opportunities! I have completed 2 certs so far and will definitely be completing more in the future.
Lauren Byrne D.
13:20 23 Jul 21
I have just finished the 120 hour course and am delighted! Before starting I was nervous about how tough the grammar would be, but it was broken down into manageable chunks that were laid out in an approachable format. I had a lovely chat with Kate from support, who gave me advice on how to start looking for a job.I'm moving onto a 30 hour business course next, let's go 🎉🎉
Lydia E.
19:11 21 Jul 21
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