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Course Description

You will learn everything there is to know about teaching English when you sign up for the TEFL Institute’s 300-hour Level 5 TEFL Course. It is the highest TEFL qualification that TEFL Institute has to offer. This comprehensive module includes everything.
You will undertake the 180-hour Level 5 TEFL Course and four 30-hour specialist courses. Your career options will be limitless by completing these modules as you will teach both adults and children. Your earning potential online and in any school will be the highest available.

As part of the advanced online TEFL course, your core studies in the Ofqual regulated Level 5 180-hour TEFL course centre around ten complete expert teacher training modules that prepare you for every teaching scenario. 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. Our online TEFL course prepares you for every teaching scenario, whether one student or an entire classroom. By doing the 180 hour Level 5 TEFL Course from the TEFL Institute, you will access the most competitive TEFL jobs worldwide. You will be able to teach English to both children and adults upon completion of your OFQUAL approved Level 5 TEFL Certificate.

The additional coursework includes four of the most popular and in-demand 30-hour specialist courses. These include the IELTS, TOEIC, Teaching Business English, and Teaching Young Learners. Being educated in these four different modules makes any candidate more desirable. By mastering one or all four of these areas, you will be able to carve out a financially rewarding TEFL teaching career for yourself as a specialist in a niche market.

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 lessons 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 offer your students the necessary prep work to pass the IELTS exams.

The additional 30-hour TOEIC module is designed to provide you with the specialist skills to prepare those looking to take the TOEIC test with a formal business level of English. Because English is the most commonly spoken language in the business world, there is a high demand for TOEIC proficient teachers.
The TEFL Institute’s fully accredited Business English Course will allow you to teach in various settings. After completing this 30-hour additional module, you’ll be able to work from home as a tutor or address a class of business professionals wanting to expand their business vocabulary.

Teaching Young Learners is one of the most rewarding specialist areas in the TEFL world. This 30-hour course is your key to opening doors in this fulfilling career path. This course looks at educational theories, teaching methodologies and specific activities that can be drawn upon to keep your students interested and motivated in the classroom.

WHY THIS COURSE?

The potential to earn a lot of money for teaching English as a foreign language is high. In addition to the apparent benefits, entering the field of IELTS and TOEIC instruction will open more doors for you than a standard TEFL certificate. Furthermore, if you love to travel, you will enjoy excellent mobility as the demand for IELTS and TOEIC preparation teachers increases worldwide.

This 300-hour Ultimate Online TEFL Course is the gold standard of TEFL courses and will allow you to travel without limits and teach English overseas at the highest levels.

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180 hour Ofqual regulated TEFL 5 TEFL Course

Module 1: The Principles of Teaching English Grammar

In this module, you will delve into a key component of English language teaching: English grammar. When teaching English, it’s important to have a basis of understanding of grammar and this module will provide you with the knowledge to understand it better. By the end of the module, you will have studied different types of grammatical words, different structures and features of the English language.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 6
  • Guided learning hours: 30

Module 2: The Principles of Teaching English Vocabulary

Once you have mastered the grammar module, in this module we move on to another key teaching point: teaching vocabulary! You will learn about different aspects of vocabulary and be equipped with the tools to know how to teach it including different techniques and games we can use! Once you’ve finished this module, you will have the power to turn your students into vocabulary masters!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 15

Module 3: The Principles of Learners’ Needs and Teaching Methodologies for Online and Face-to-Face learning

In Module three we dive into the fascinating world of different teaching methodologies and the history of the English language classroom and how these have developed in the online classroom. You will learn about how students have different learning needs and how to cater for them. You will finish the module full of knowledge about how English has been and is continued to be taught, along with the tools to make your learners happy by using the right techniques for them and their needs! Unsure about what to do if your learners make mistakes? You won’t be after this module! We will arm you with a wide range of correction techniques and explain how to use them in the classroom and online so that your learners make progress and receive good feedback from their teacher.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 15

Module 4: The Principles of Teaching Receptive Skills for Online and Face-to-Face learning

In this module, you will look at two important skills for learners: reading and listening! You won’t find yourself stuck for ideas after learning all about different reading and listening activities and materials you can use in the classroom and online. In your classroom you will be using lots of materials: articles, books, emails, songs- so why not learn how to use them well in this module? The internet gives us wider access to these materials and the possibilities are endless! By the end of the module, you will pick up lots of inspiration for both your classes and your online classes as well as knowing how to teach your learners how to improve both skills whether they are learning traditionally or from the comfort of their own homes.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 18

Module 5: The Principles of Teaching Productive Skills for Online and Face-to-Face learning

Here we move on to the other skills: writing and speaking! What we call ‘productive skills’ tend to be more difficult for some learners, but they won’t be for you by the time you’ve finished this module! We will look at some interesting communication activities that will leave your learners confident and fluent in the language as well as particular speaking skills you can work on in your classroom. You will also learn how these activities can be set up online so that your online students don’t miss out on improving their speaking skills too! You will also study the process of writing and how we can correct their work, including using online interactive tools to do so. By the end of this module, you will feel confident to tackle any of the four key skills with your learners!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 18

Module 6: The Principles of Teaching Pronunciation and Phonology

On to one of the trickier aspects of the English language, pronunciation and phonology! As you’ll learn, pronunciation is one of the most important aspects for learners as it means they can communicate! Your students will look to you as a model of pronunciation and want you to help them improve their own. We will equip you with the knowledge and ideas to be able to give more confidence and clear pronunciation. They will certainly be most grateful to you for helping them sound as fluent as possible!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 2
  • Guided learning hours: 14

Module 7: The Principles of Online Teaching Using Teaching Aids and Materials

There are endless possibilities for teaching aids and materials in the English language classroom- so how do you know which to use and what to do with them? By completing module seven! You will explore a range of different teaching aids such as flashcards, realia and even the power of story time! Can you still use flashcards if you’re teaching online? How do you use the board online? You’ll find out how in this module as you discover how these aids can also be used in the online classroom. Remember TEFL is always changing and updating so we will also look at online resources including social media, and how you can use these tools with your learners to keep up with the times as a teacher in the 21st century leaving your students highly impressed!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 2
  • Guided learning hours: 17

Module 8: The Principles of Lesson Planning and Online Classroom Management Techniques

In this module we will look at how we can put into practice all the techniques we have seen so far. You have learnt about vocabulary or reading but how do we actually plan a lesson to teach these? We will guide you through lesson planning and give you some example plans for you to see exactly how you can plan your lessons when teaching online. We’ll also look at practical considerations for the classroom such as technical considerations, talk time and learner feedback. You will finish this module with confidence to plan a great lesson and will have the techniques you need to handle your class! Teaching online doesn’t have to be chaotic, you can learn ways to manage your class virtually too!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 2
  • Guided learning hours: 15

Module 9: The Principles of Teaching Adults English as a Foreign Language for Online and Face-to-Face learning

Do you want to teach adult learners but don’t know how to plan your lessons for them or what considerations you should take into account to do this? Do you feel lost when thinking about how to teach adults online? Then module 9 is the one for you! Here we will look at why adult learners take English courses, what special needs they might have and what sort of ideas you can use to teach them with our detailed online lesson plans. You will also design your own lesson plans testing out some ideas! There are lots of opportunities for teaching adult learners online and this module will help you take advantage of that! Remember, just because you are teaching adults doesn’t have to mean that the lesson can’t be fun!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 3

Module 10: The Principles of Teaching Young Learners English as a Foreign Language for Online and Face-to-Face learning

Teaching young learners online is a huge market right now with many global companies advertising jobs daily. It requires some special consideration in terms of motivation, activities and understanding their development. This module will give you the confidence to create engaging and productive lesson plans for younger learners which will get them enjoying your classes and excited to learn! You will learn how to deal with the challenges of teaching young learners online and how to keep them motivated. With these lesson planning skills for both adult and young learners, you will be ready to dive into TEFL and have many opportunities waiting for you!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 19
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEFL/TESOL TEACHERS

The International English Language Testing System is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.

Imagine helping your students to open doors to universities and jobs in English speaking countries? This important exam is taken by two million hopeful students annually – and you are the key to their success! Which means that having this accredited certificate on your resume will boost your earning power by at least 30%.

Schools want you, students need you – opportunities galore await!  IELTS really is THAT important.

This seven module course will focus on how to teach the four main areas that students must be proficient in to pass:

  • Listening – students listen to four recordings and answering questions.
  • Reading – students answer 40 questions on various writing materials provided in the exam.
  • Writing – students will be asked to explain data provided to them and write an argumentative essay.
  • Speaking- assessment through four oral. conversations on various general topics as well as more abstract topics.

Similarly to IELTS, the Test of English for International Communications is a global standard in English fluency.

Primarily a workplace exam for those employed in international business it sees over 6 million test-takers annually.

This fully accredited six module course will give you the specialist knowledge to work within a commercial environment and prepare your students for global career success. English is the global language of commerce. This means that you will be in high demand in this very lucrative area.

In this unit you will understand how to improve your students’ score in the main areas of this hugely important exam. This centres around:

  • 45 minutes for Section I: Listening.
  • 75 minutes for Section II: Reading.
  • Approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions.

FACT: English is the language of global commerce. Which means that the demand for people who are qualified to teach English in a commercial environment is now one of the fastest growing markets in the (already) booming English language learning sector

This fully accredited How to Teach Business English course will really help you to become a TEFL-PRO. At the end of this course you’ll learn how to teach and what to teach in a variety of commercial settings. This could be one-to-one, online, groups of executives or groups of factory workers.

This seven module course is packed with creative content to make you a competent business English teacher and covers:

  • How to teach the four skills for commercial use (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
  • Intercultural language nuances.
  • Teaching business English for specific purposes.

Teaching young minds is probably one of the most satisfying jobs you’ll do. The demand for your know-how will be vast. You could find yourself teaching online from home on one of the many platforms hiring 1000’s 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 optimize 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 4-16 year olds.

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.

Training Qualification UK (TQUK)

We are an approved training centre with Training Qualifications UK our training centre number is C000854.
Awarding End-Point Assessment to ensure that all the relevant policies and procedures are applied for the learners to see the best outcome possible from their experience.

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 producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard and is ranked as the number #1 training provider by employers worldwide.

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why us?

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 does Level 5 mean?

A Level 5 TEFL course is one that is regulated by Ofqual according to their qualifications framework. Another Level 5 teaching qualification is the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Once qualified with a Level 5 TEFL qualification, you’ll have access to the most competitive jobs worldwide.

What does regulated mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by the government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

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.

How do I get a TEFL certificate?

The minimum required worldwide is to have at least the 120 Hour TEFL training.
You can choose between fully accredited TEFL courses, Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL courses or combined TEFL courses. View all our courses here.
Online TEFL courses are the most affordable & flexible way to launch your teaching career. This is a perfect way to study theoretical material at your own time & your own pace.
Combined TEFL courses are offering both online & in-class studying. They are a fantastic opportunity to get two TEFL certificates (theoretical & practical). You will learn your theory from online material and then practice it with other teachers during the 10-hour practical session, accompanied and lectured by an experienced TEFL teacher.
Before you choose your TEFL certificate, be aware to check if:

• It is fully accredited & recognised worldwide.

• You will gain at least 120 hours of training.

• You will have a tutor’s assistance.

• It is approved by an official body, such as TQUK & Ofqual in the United Kingdom.

• Make sure to check TEFL provider reviews on Google or

• You will have job support after completion.

What is the difference between TEFL/TESOL/CELTA?

TEFL – “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” 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.

TESOL – “Teaching English as a Second Language” aka TESL. Similar to TESOL students, as a TESL teacher, you would likely be teaching English in your home country to students who have moved or live in an English speaking country. In other words, they are continuously surrounded by the language and will be using it everyday outside of the classroom, unlike TEFL students who are likely learning in their home country.

CELTA stands for “Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults” and is a very prestigious certification. In order to receive a CELTA, you must complete a 120-hour course along with six hours of teaching real ESL students. The majority of the programs are held over one-month and are full time. However, you may be able to find some courses that are part-time and are spread out over three months. The CELTA program must follow a strict regulation created by Cambridge University. Due to its intense nature and requirements, the cost also tends to be much higher and can be up to €1700!

What does TEFL stand for?

TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” – TEFL is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide.

Which TEFL course to take?

Confused about which TEFL course to enrol in? Don’t worry, as long as you can speak English at a fluent or near-fluent level, then you are eligible to take one of the TEFL Institute of Ireland’s regulated TEFL courses.

Non-native speakers do sometimes find the Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL course quite challenging and we understand it is essential for you to be sure that you are comfortable with your English language abilities before choosing which course to take. As a guide, we recommend that that non-native speakers have a minimum IELTS 6.5 score. If you are unsure you should take our FREE online level test below

Complete The TEFL Institute of Ireland’s FREE English Level Test which has been designed to assist you with making this important decision. If you have any doubts, request a call, and we can discuss which course would suit your needs.

Do I need a Bachelor’s degree to take a TEFL course?

The great news is that you don’t need a degree to take a TEFL course! This is a common worry. Anyone with fluent English can enrol in one of our courses to become a qualified and confident English teacher.

It’s good to know that a degree is a requirement in some countries to get a work permit such as Japan and Korea, but there are many opportunities for those without a degree to be hired.

Even if you see an employer preference for degree holders I still recommend applying as they may not get their full quota and you may have so many additional skills that will appeal to hiring managers.

What’s the difference between Accredited TEFL Courses vs Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL Courses?

Lots of people ask about the difference between our courses. For example, the 120-hour Premier TEFL course is what we would call one of our fast track courses. This is the minimum recognised worldwide.

• You have 10 modules to complete usually taking 4 – 6 weeks

• Each module has a multiple-choice test at the end and you need 80% to pass

• You’ll get your digital certificate on completion and can buy a hard copy from us if you’d like one with an embossed logo immediately

Looking at the 180-hour level 5 Ofqual-regulated TEFL course by comparison:

• Learners spend typically 10 – 12 weeks to complete the 11 modules

• Since it’s a UK government regulated level 5 course the pass mark is 100% and assessments are multiple-choice plus open-ended answers. Don’t worry, you can re-attempt quizzes in order to get 100%. Our academic team will review your answers at the end of your 11 modules and may ask for some questions to be reattempted (absolutely normal). Some questions may require to provide Academic references.

• You’ll get your digital coursework completion certificate from us after module 11, and following successful assessment from our academic team, we’ll be able to claim the licence for your Ofqual (government) certificate from our accreditation body TQUK.

The Ofqual-regulated course range is certainly for those people who want to gain a higher-level more recognised qualification.

Read our blog to learn more about the Level 5 TEFL course here.

What are the benefits of completing a Level 5 TEFL Course?

If you are looking for a professional, globally recognised, Government Regulated TEFL qualification; you should consider the online level 5 TEFL course. The Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL course is the same level as CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL. Ofqual government regulated (UK) Level 5 TQUK qualification.

The course has 180 hours of TEFL training, more than the minimum required and it’s a higher standard course and therefore, is more competitive.

What’s the age restriction to take TEFL course?

There is none really, we usually say that if you are over 16yrs old, you can start completing a TEFL course. If you are looking for jobs abroad then the minimum age requirement is 18 yrs old or higher.

Who are the ACDL?

The TEFL institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Thus our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high quality distance learning offered by the TEFL institute.

ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

Who are the TQUK?

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is a fully approved training centre. All of 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.

Approved center number: C000854

To learn more about TQUK and their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK

What’s Ofqual stand for?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.
Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK status, visit their website: Ofqual

Are combined TEFL courses better than the online courses?

We would always recommend attending practical training. If you have the time to attend one of our 10 hour classroom courses, then do! This will give you more confidence and it will put the theory from your online course into practice. The day course is run by our experienced TEFL’s teachers and you will learn the most important skills for executing lessons, from how to warm up the class, to using grammar in a clear and concise manner. This course is perfect if you have already TEFL cert and you would like to put it in practice. Some people prefer to start from the practical course and then do a 120-300hour TEFL course after.

We have 4 locations where we hold our day courses in Ireland:

TEFL Course Dublin, Jurys Inn, Parnell Street

TEFL Course in Galway, The Clayton Hotel

TEFL Course Cork, Radisson Blu Hotel

TEFL Course In Limerick, The Maldron Hotel

Are there any free TEFL courses for the unemployed?

We don’t offer free courses but we do help with getting funding from the Dept of Social Protection in Ireland. Our comprehensive courses train you in teaching English as a foreign language at home and abroad. More information on the social welfare grant can be found by following this link: Local Social Welfare Office

This scheme is designed to fund quick access to short term training or related interventions, obtain/renew certification/permits for individual job seekers that have identified work opportunities or where Case Officers have identified an immediate skills gap that represents an obstacle to taking up a job offer or accessing other activation.
We are happy to invoice an external organisation or company on your behalf. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we can arrange this for you.

Here at the TEFL Institute of Ireland we firmly believe education should be affordable for everybody. Under this ethos, we offer a 10% subsidy to those who find themselves currently unemployed or in full-time education. Enrol on any of our fully accredited TEFL courses for less and open a new world of opportunities.

To gain the TEFL subsidy you should add the word FUNDING at the checkout. Please be aware that we randomly ask for proof of student or unemployed status. We accept documentation such as a copy of a student card or job seekers allowance. Please send either to us within 14 days via email to [email protected] Or via post to:

The TEFL Institute of Ireland

Old Friary Building

Lower Main Street

Dungarvan

Co. Waterford

Post code: X35 FX45

Am I too old to teach English abroad?

You are never too old to gain new qualifications. Some employers might have age restrictions but others won’t. There are always options to teach English from home, private tutor, online tutor.

Do I need to speak another language to teach English abroad?

No, it is not necessary to have knowledge of other languages. You will be able to find a job and work comfortably without knowing the language spoken in that particular country. The real question is, should you make an effort to learn a foreign language? Basic language is always a plus and we would always recommend learning a few phrases before you move abroad. Learn to say Hi, Thank you, Goodbye, Sorry. If you can order a meal and pay for that meal without automatically handing over the biggest bill in your wallet (whilst looking adorably confused) you’ll survive.

Which course to take if I only would like to focus on teaching English online?

If online teaching is your primary goal, we would always recommend at least the 120 hour TEFL training. If you would like to specialise in specific categories, you can upper your qualifications by adding 30 hour specialist’s courses such as:

• Teaching Young Learners

• Teaching Business English

• Preparation for IELTS Exam

• Preparation for TOEIC Exam

And of course, adding our 30 hour Teaching English Online course is a huge benefit as it focuses to prepare you (the teacher) how to enter online tutoring world.

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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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What a wonderful, educational course. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Learn at your own pace and learn so much about English and how to teach it. Really helpful people to email and support you with any queries.
Becky B.
17:17 16 Aug 22
Course content was straightforward to follow and very user-friendly, support available from Angela and co. if required, would recommend to anyone looking to complete an online TEFL qualification.
Jacqueline M.
13:47 16 Aug 22
I am currently studying the 310hr course and recently took part in the 10 hour virtual course with Michelle Benson. I found the course both interesting and very helpful as it reassured me by giving us a chance to practice teaching for the future. Michelle was lovely and made the course really easy to follow and very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend!!
Megan W.
13:05 16 Aug 22
The course for IELTS coaching is well designed with lots of tips and questions to reflect. Highly recommend!
Emma H.
08:30 16 Aug 22
Informative courses that are built in a simple comprehensible language which allows ease of study, organized and concise. Would love it if there were audiovisual parts of the lessons themselves, rather than just referral links on youtube or other.
truth S.
06:58 16 Aug 22
I've chosen the 310 Hybrid course. My first course completed was the 10 hour virtual course with Michelle Benson. I am not from a teaching background and was very nervous with what to expect. I was nervous preparing to do my part of teach the class, but Michelle's energy and enthusiasm made all the nerves disappear, and she has the biggest smile 😃. Her lesson was structured and full of information. I'm looking forward to completing my courses.
Hulita C.
09:51 15 Aug 22
I recently completed my 10 hour virtual course with Michelle Benson and would recommend taking this course if you want clear insight into what it means to teach English online. I found it very helpful to learn by both observing the teacher and having the opportunity to teach the class myself.
Jake K.
21:59 14 Aug 22
I just completed the 10 Hour Advanced Certificate in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course this weekend. It was a fantastic course that was hugely useful for me (as a first time teacher) to learn the methodologies and to gain experience and confidence in delivering a lesson. The tutor Michelle Benson delivered the course in a very structured , professional and well paced manner. She ensured that all of the students were engaged and were involved in all parts of the course. Michelle's enthusiasm and upbeat positive manner made this a very enjoyable course to attend. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wanted to gain more confidence and skills in teaching English as a Foreign Language.
JILL B.
13:35 14 Aug 22
I have just completed "30 hour Teaching English Course" and I want to say that this course might be useful not only for teacher who are new in teaching online but also for experienced ones. I have been teaching online for 3 years and found a lot of new great sources and tools for my classes. Thanks a lot!
Marina M.
10:39 14 Aug 22
The course that I took is 120 hour TEFL course, after a period time of study, I have gained the qualified certificate. The course content is well organized and comprehensive, thanks to this platform.
Pengxi C.
14:49 12 Aug 22
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300 HOUR GOVERNMENT REGULATED LEVEL 5 TEFL COURSE

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300 hours of Level 5 online TEFL training
Highfield Level 5 TEFL Course
4-30 hour specialist course: IELTS, TOEIC, Teaching Business English & Teaching Young Learners
Letter of reference from TEFL
Internationally recognised certificate
Opportunity to engage in reflective tasks and activities throughout the course
10 Hour Practical Classroom Training
30 Hour Advanced Grammar Course

Free Resources

Free 12 Hours Live TEFL Zoom Classes

£89.00

Free Teaching English Online Course

£65.00

24/7 Access

Personal Tutor Assistance

Digital Certificate

TEFL Accreditation with The TEFL Institute
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Ofqual is responsible for regulating education standards, certifications and exams in England and Wales. According to Ofqual’s qualification framework, a regulated level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL |)qualification means that it has been assessed as a level 5 course. This qualification is of equal achievement and difficulty to 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 training centre. You can view the TEFL Institutes current status on the Ofqual register here.

Highfield
Approved center number: 21335
TQUK
Approved centre number: C000854
ODLQC
(Open & Distance Learning Quality Council)
ACDL
Accreditation number: 2854-2540
TEFL Accreditation with The TEFL Institute

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.

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 its checks and standards, visit its website: TQUK.


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.

 

course benefits
  • 300 hours of Level 5 online TEFL training
  • Life-long Level 5 TEFL qualification
  • 4-30 hour specialist course: IELTS, TOEIC, Teaching Business English & Teaching Young Learners
  • Lifetime TEFL job hunting advice
  • Access to your course via TEFL on the Go app!
  • Downloadable TEFL coursebook
  • Letter of reference from TEFL
  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Opportunity to engage in reflective tasks and activities throughout the course
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ODLQC accredited
  • Personal tutor support, student discord chat & Live zoom classes
  • Study online at your own pace with 24/7 access
  • 6 months study time
  • Access to TEFL jobs board
  • Employer certificate verification
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