What will i learn
The 120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course offers a fast-track qualification to teach English either online or in any classroom around the world. As a fully trained and qualified TEFL teacher, you can expect to be teaching English as a foreign language within four weeks.
All you need to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is fluent English and a device to access our award-winning learning platform. Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification, training yourself in the primary areas of teaching English as a foreign language. Employers can authenticate the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confidence that your TEFL qualification is official.
Flexible and engaging! Packed full of interactive quizzes and videos, this accredited Online TEFL Course will give you all the training you need to become a professional TEFL teacher. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7 including the world’s first TEFL app.
To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120-hours of TEFL tuition. This course is the fast-track to gaining that International standard qualification.
Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language. The only requirement you need to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is a command of fluent English (minimum level c1).
This TEFL qualification is the international standard required by most employers and is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute.
Through 10 comprehensive modules that are taught though text, audio and video formats, you will master the art of grammar structure, plan practical lessons, instruct flowing conversation and learn how to teach English in an engaging and stimulating manner. Whether you have one student or a full classroom, our online TEFL course prepares you for every teaching scenario.
The average amount of time it takes to complete the 120-hour course and get your accredited TEFL certificate is 2-4 weeks. However, not everyone has that amount of time to immediately invest into becoming a TEFL teacher, so you have 6 months to complete the course upon signing up.
1-3 Modules One-Three:
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.
Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical & Teaching Terminology
By the end of this module, you’ll know your present continuous from your present simple tense no problem. 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 & 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 that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which of course is great for reviews (especially if you are teaching online).
4-6 Modules Four-Six:
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 which 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, MENU, PLATE, GLASS, MAINS to advanced business such as, INCOME, EXPENDITURE, RECRUITMENT. You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that 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 that they want to learn English from you. As a native speaker pronouncing a word like ‘enough’ is simple for you, not so with many other nationalities. On this course you’ll learn modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible.
7-10 Modules Seven-Ten:
Module Seven: How to Teach Reading & 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 listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to reading letters, emails, Facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lot of homework for your students!
Module Eight: How to teach Writing & 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 favorite 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, or business people or exam classes to help students get into universities in the US 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, in this module you’ll receive details about how to get the best career ‘teachers toolkit’ ready to jump into any job online 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 caliber 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 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 TEFL job 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 recognized, meaning you can teach online or around the globe. If you are looking to teach in your home country at a language center 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.
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 hardcopy. We have options available, but there is an extra cost for print and postage.
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English Level Test
We would recommend the industry standard 120-hour over a Level 5 if you fit most of the following criteria:
- You have a minimum of a BA degree in any discipline
- You’re a native English speaker with a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
- You’re seeking work in a country with high demand for English teachers.
- You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification
- Interested in teaching but are not sure if TEFL is for you
Flexible and engaging
Packed with interactive quizzes and videos, this accredited Online TEFL Course will give you all the training you need to become a professional TEFL teacher. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7, including the world’s first TEFL app.
Easy employer verification
Employers can authenticate the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confidence that your TEFL qualification is official for any future employer.
Competitive salary, secure employment
To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition. This course is the fast track to gaining that International standard qualification. Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language. The only requirement to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is a command of fluent English (minimum level c1).
This TEFL qualification is the international standard most employers require and is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute.
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Meet your instructors
You’re not in this alone, as part of this course you’ll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.