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Our brand-new Level 5 Teaching Online and One-to-One English is the best in the market if you want to teach online or English for specialised individual classes. The course will give you a deeper insight into this market and teach you the skills you need to deliver these lessons.

Online teaching and one-to-one classes are a big part of the TEFL market. If you can master the necessary skills to be able to teach these classes, you will find yourself more employable. One of the more lucrative areas of TEFL is to run your own teaching business online with your own students. This course is ideal for you to develop your online teaching skills and start your empire!

Our course consists of 5 modules, each broken down into individual, manageable lessons which cover the key content for this teaching area. Our interactive activities will help you learn the content and test your knowledge of what you’ve studied. The course will explain the key difference between classroom teaching and online teaching and what this means for you as the teacher and the students. You will learn how to prepare specially for these lessons and plan a curriculum for taking on your students.

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60 hour Teaching English Online & One-to-One

Module 1 – The Principles of Teaching English Online

In this module, you’ll learn all about the context of Teaching English Online and the key differences between this and traditional classroom teaching. You’ll also learn about the type of positions offered in online teaching and the demand for online English teachers.

Module Two: The Principles of Teaching English One-to-One

In Module 2, you will learn about teaching one-to-one classes and the current demand for these classes in the world of TEFL. You will learn about the differences between one-to-one and group classes as well as common considerations when teaching individuals.

 

Module Three: The principles of Learners’ Needs and Creating a Syllabus for Teaching English One-to-One and Online

In this key module, you will learn about the importance of determining your learners’ needs for online and one-to-one classes, as well as using a syllabus in these teaching contexts. You’ll also learn how to implement methods to find out your learners’ needs and create a syllabus from the results, a crucial element for successful lessons.

Module Four: Tools, Materials and Practical Considerations for Teaching English Online and Onto-to-One

In this module, you’ll learn about using different tools and materials for online and one-to-one classes. You will learn about how to select and adapt these, especially for your students, for they to get the best out of their lessons with you.

Module Five: The Principles of Teacher Talking Time (TTT), Error Correction and Lesson Planning for Online and One-to-One Lessons

In Module 5, you will learn about how teacher talking time can be managed in online and one-to-one classes and how to correct errors in these lessons. Finally, you will pull all your knowledge together to produce lesson plans to teach your students and get valuable feedback!

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, and 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 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 will 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 client’s 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 their 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 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 be able 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 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 and 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 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 courses.

  • 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 for 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

You are interested in teaching English online

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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Rachel M.
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Really in-depth course with good resources. Of
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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.
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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.

 

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  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Get qualified to travel the world & teach online
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