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To be able to teach English online or in a classroom, you will need to do a minimum of a 120 hours of TEFL training first. This separate 30-hour course that TEFL Institute offers doesn’t allow you to teach online but presents everything you need to know so you can teach English online successfully once you have your TEFL certificate.
Learning how to teach English online allows you to live and work remotely having the lifestyle you’ve always wanted while making money. Now more than ever people are turning to learning English online and the TEFL teachers who are teaching are making a steady income. This 30-hour course will make sure you have the best chance to succeed online and maximize all of that potential earning.
This course will prepare you for setting yourself up for online teaching. You will learn everything that you need to know about teaching English online such as the different learning platforms that you can apply for, how to conduct yourself for the interview stage, and what type of rates to expect. You’ll learn the best teaching practices so that you’re able to clearly convey the messages that you want to get across to a student online.

30 hour Teaching English Online

Module One: How to Set Up as an Online English Teacher

Understanding your choices when teaching English online. Join a platform or go it alone and freelance. Learn what requirements are needed to set up your online classroom and where you can find plenty of useful online resources.

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

Classroom routines are important in any good classroom and teaching online is no different. Many platforms focus on teaching young learners online where it is vital to have structure and consistency for engaging and successful lessons. Learn classroom management techniques that will eliminate the chaos and make your lessons run smoothly.

Module Three: How to Teach English Virtually

You will typically teach small groups or one-to-one. There are lots of common TEFL activities that simply won’t work in a virtual setting so you need to learn new ways to deliver engaging classes. By the end of this module you will understand the challenges of teaching remotely and gain tips for keeping high levels of student interaction. 

Module Four: How to Be an Effective Online English Teacher 

It is important to know why your learners are studying English as this will help you unlock effective lessons time after time. Learn the importance of setting clear goals for your classes, the benefits of praising students and master student engagement.

Module Five: Teaching Speaking for IELTS

Did you know that over 3.5 million people sit the IELTS exam each year? As one of the most common English level tests globally, you should expect to find opportunities to teach IELTS preparation. Gaining speaking practice with a fluent or native speaker is in high demand and this module will help you understand how to coach IELTS students to score well.  

Module Six: Moving from Learning to Earning

Here you’ll get up-to-date tips on the current employment market. In this module you will receive details about how to choose the best career path, whether you plan to be self-employed or work for an established online teaching platform. You will be ready to jump into any job online whether you are at home 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 center number is C000854. We are also accredited by ACDL, of which our accreditation number is 2854-2540.

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 (center number: C000854) and ACDL. Our 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course is regulated by OFQUAL. 

  • 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.

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 work online

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

course benefits
  • Lifetime TEFL job hunting advice
  • Access to your course via TEFL on the Go app!
  • Downloadable TEFL course book
  • Letter of reference from TEFL
  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL accredited
  • Employer certificate verification
What our graduates say
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30 Hour Specialist qualification

With the 30-hour Teaching English Online certification course, you will be more than prepared to succeed and to stand out on your application.

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I found the course well layed out. There was plenty of support and access to materials. The dashboard was easy to navigate and the lessons well designed.
lodeve S.
15:05 24 Oct 21
Had a good time doing the 120 hour TEFL course here. Erin kept me informed on the seminars via email which complemented the modules well. All in all it was a good experience.
Oisin O.
17:49 23 Oct 21
I have just completed the first part of the Hybrid Course and have really enjoyed the experience and getting back to studying and learning. The course is done in a way that helped me understand so many aspects of teaching without feeling under pressure or overloaded with work. Ella and Sarah kept me really well informed and were always there as a support. Really enjoying the course :)
Jula NĂ­ C.
16:04 22 Oct 21
My experience in getting a TEFL qualification was unbelievable! I recently completed my 180 hour level 5 qualification and loved every minute of it. The material is really clear and provides clear insight as to how to be a great teacher. Rachel, Katie and Sarah were a huge help throughout the whole process. At any stage when I needed a hand with some of the content, the tutor support team were always willing to help with very short notice.I had been thinking about getting started on the course for ages and it was one of my friends that actually convinced me in the end. If you are thinking about getting started and you're just not sure, just go for it. I can't recommend it enough. A few of my friends got started once I had started the course and they love it too.I am about to start some of the 30 hour specialist courses and am really looking forward to continuing to learn about teaching English with TEFL!!!
Ciarán O M.
14:39 22 Oct 21
Definitely one of the best in business! The course is so easy to follow and staff are always there to support you when needed. Big shout-out to Kate as well, she is super helpful!
Sive O S.
19:14 19 Oct 21
So easy to follow and the staff are super supportive!
Sive O' S.
18:36 19 Oct 21
I completed the 120-hour accredited TEFL course and I would not look back. I had a great experience from start to finish. From the layout of the course to the professional help available to users. I found the TEFL.ie website easy to navigate around as reading materials and accompanying quizzes were at my fingertips 24/7. This played a huge factor for me as it allowed me to complete the TEFL course outside my college and work hours. I would 100% recommend this course to anyone considering it as it will open opportunities for you with future employment and travel.
Aoibheann C.
11:30 18 Oct 21
I just got done the "live 10 Hour Advanced TEFL Classroom Methodologies webinar course" with teacher Michelle Benson. Such a great course, covering the entire process of teaching basic English online and normal classes in person. Super prepared teacher, Michelle delivers the result. You end up prepared to give your first basic English lesson. From when I started asking for information about the courses until now, my experience with the school has been excellent.
Marcos Daniel B.
16:17 17 Oct 21
I have just completed the first part of the Hybrid Course and have really enjoyed the experience and getting back to studying and learning. The course is done in a way that helped me understand so many aspects of teaching without feeling under pressure or overloaded with work. Really enjoying the course :)
Julie O C.
15:39 15 Oct 21
I've done a 190 hour TEFL course, and I have to say that tutor support on this course is just phenomenal. There were a good few questions in the quizzes I was not sure about, and each time I've contacted my tutor Rachel she has helped me to understand what I need to focus and replied exceptionally fast. I've often sent her an email on a weekend or in the evening, and each time Rachel did her best to get back to me asap. I'm very grateful for that, so big shout-out to Rachel. Well deserved 5 stars!!Also many thanks to Katie who helped me to enrol and get my certificate.
Tatiana C.
09:46 15 Oct 21
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