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Getting your TEFL qualification with the TEFL Institute guarantees you lifetime support and unlimited access to our jobs board and listings – an essential first step in your TEFL career. The teaching English online market is thriving and there’s a growing demand for online teachers.

Boost your earning potential by giving your CV that competitive advantage and enrol onto four independent courses as part of this specialist teaching English online course. As most online teaching jobs are aimed at teaching children, the Teaching Young Learner Specialist course is also included in this package – another skill to add to your online teaching resume.

 

120 HOUR ADVANCED TEFL COURSE

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 and teaching English online.

Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical and Teaching Terminology

By the end of this module, you’ll know your present continuous from your present simple tense. 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 and Lessons

Being the best teacher you can be is down to planning. On 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 when 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, ‘hello’, ‘good’, ‘name’, and ‘please’ to advanced business such as, ‘university’, ‘opportunity’, and ‘overseas’, you’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so your students can use it in the right context.

Module Six: How to Teach Pronunciation 

Help your students speak English confidently by practicing 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, but not for many other nationalities. On this course you’ll learn modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible.

Module Seven: How to Teach Reading and 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 tasks from listening to music, radio and recordings to reading letters, emails and Facebook posts inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lot of homework for your students!

Module Eight: How to Teach Writing and 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 story-telling. 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, business people or exam classes to help students get into universities in the USA 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, this module will give you details about how to get the best career to jump into any job online or abroad.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEFL/TESOL TEACHERS

Teaching young minds is probably one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll do. The demand for your know-how will be high. You could find yourself teaching online from home on one of the many platforms hiring thousands of teachers monthly. If your sights are set abroad, then schools across the world will be eager to employ you. Why? Because they have thousands of students on their books who need English teachers.

Over five jam-packed modules, you’ll learn how to apply real or virtual classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds. Here’s a brief overview:

  • Teaching grammar and vocabulary.
  • Teaching reading and writing.
  • Teaching listening and speaking.
  • Lots of FUN and ENGAGING activities for 3-16 year olds.

There are currently around 1.5 billion people learning English around the world. This means the demand for people who are qualified to teach English – and confident to tutor students online – is one of the fastest-growing markets in the (already) booming English language learning sector.

This How to Teach English Online course will help you become a TEFL pro in the virtual world. At the end of this course, you’ll learn how to teach remotely and what options you have when it comes to freelancing or teaching independently. This could be one-to-one or small group sizes.

This six-module course is packed with creative content to make you a competent online English teacher and covers:

  • How to teach the four skills in a virtual setting (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
  • Methods for keeping students engaged in a remote classroom.
  • Considerations for being employed or working independently.

Over two 3-hour workshops in the Teacher Studio with a DELTA-qualified teacher trainer, you will put theory into action during this dynamic peer-to-peer teaching practice module.

Be part of a new teaching community, prepare and teach lessons together with classmates from around the world and get invaluable live feedback from your tutor. You receive lots of dedicated tuition with our 14-person small groups. Session dates are added every month to give you flexibility.

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 the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL). OFQUAL 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 its 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.

We care about your TEFL journey from the moment you decide you want to teach English as a foreign language. So, we want you to be well prepared, have the right qualifications and all the skills necessary to realise your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offers 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 A TEFL CERTIFICATION?

    The “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” (TEFL) certificate, is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide. This certificate allows you to teach English to non-native speakers across the globe. The main qualifications to get a TEFL is to have the ability to speak English at a native-level and then complete a course. You can complete a TEFL course either online or in a classroom. The different courses vary based on the number of hours it takes to complete.

  • 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 6 months to complete the course to accommodate for people who have full-time jobs and dependents, but ultimately it doesn’t take this long.

    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. 

    Our 10 hour Classroom Methodologies Course is completed through Zoom. You will join a class of no more than 12 students with your tutor, Kate. It will be held over two 5 hour days. She will be responsible for your passing mark based on your attendance, involvement and completion of an assignment. 

  • 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 hard copy. 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 is just to accommodate all needs. If you require more time, that’s ok! We have extension options.

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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You are a native or near native speaker of English

You have always wanted to work online

Interested in starting your TEFL career

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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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

course benefits
  • 190 hour Accredited Online Training
  • 4 courses included in the package
  • 4 internationally recognised certificates upon completion
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL Accredited
  • Personal online TEFL tutor support
  • Lifetime qualification
  • Downloadable TEFL coursebook
  • Letter of reference
  • Lifetime TEFL job hunting advice
  • 24/7 access to our student portal
  • 6 months of study time
  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Access to your course via TEFL on the Go app!
  • Certificate verification for your online employer
  • 14 day money back guarantee!
  • Ongoing tutor support
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Specialist Online Teacher TEFL Course

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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 Ní 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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What If I’m Not Good At Grammar?

Don’t panic! In many cases your focus as an English teacher will be conversational. Most native English speakers aren’t aware of grammar terms; but you’ll cover everything you need to know during your course, plus receive a 70+ page Grammar eBook.

What Score Do I Need To Pass My TEFL Course?

Your TEFL course is marked through continuous assessment with end of module knowledge tests. You’ll need to score 100% to pass, and unlock the next module. If you don’t pass first time, you’ll be able to re-sit at no extra cost, so don’t worry.

How Long Does A TEFL Course Take?

The time taken to complete a TEFL course depends on how much study time you can dedicate each week and which duration of course or training package you choose. You’ll have 180 days (six months) to complete your TEFL course, which is typically twice as long as needed to finish our most comprehensive training courses.

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