RECOGNISED ACCREDITED TEFL COURSES
You can complete your accredited TEFL certification in your own time, and at your own pace. The TEFL Institute is an TQUK Approved Centre and is also endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning. Our courses are ideal for:
Native or non native speakers
Wanting to teach worldwide
Want to get TEFL qualified quickly
SPECIALIST ONLINE TEACHER
Stand out as the English language professional in the rapidly-growing field of teaching English online!
The TEFL Institute Teaching English Online Certification program is a four-course series designed to offer the virtual classroom's ultimate preparation.
An ideal course for aspiring TEFL teachers looking to teach online, it is an extremely comprehensive course that does not require any prior teacher training or certificates.
The course is strategically split into four independent courses. It includes your primary TEFL certificate, observed teaching practicum, and even two 30-hour specialist courses that solely focus on moving your teaching from the classroom to enter the virtual classroom with confidence.
120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course Accredited
180 Hour Professional TEFL Course
240 Hour Master TEFL Course
10 HOUR VIRTUAL TEFL COURSE INCLUDING TEACHING PRACTICE!If you cannot attend one of our popular classroom courses due to either location or timing, our Virtual Classroom Course is a fantastic alternative.
Following our successful Classroom TEFL Courses' syllabus and philosophy, our virtual classroom TEFL courses are full of hands-on practical activities. Delivered online over Zoom by one of our experienced tutors, the course will take you through how to plan, prepare, and deliver fun and engaging lessons for all learner levels and age groups.
LEVEL 5 GOVERNMENT REGULATED TEFL COURSES
Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) is responsible for regulating education standards, certifications and exams. TQUK is an Ofqual regulated awarding body who have approved The TEFL Institute as a TQUK centre. Our courses are ideal for:
Native English Speakers, Fluent Speakers with C1 Level or Higher
Wanting to teach abroad, especially Europe & the Middle East
Wanting the highest quality certification
GOVERNMENT REGULATED LEVEL 5
240 HOUR GOVERNMENT REGULATED LEVEL 5
300 HOUR GOVERNMENT REGULATED LEVEL 5
TEFL INSTITUTE ENGLISH LEVEL TEST
Test your level of English to see if EFL teacher training is for you and which course will suit you best! A quick 5 minute test will tell you all you need to know.TAKE THE TEST NOW
CLASSROOM METHODOLOGIES BASED HYBRID COURSES
Get the best of both worlds with our combined TEFL courses and pair flexible online learning with a hands-on practical classroom course. Our online and classroom courses are designed by TEFL teachers and led by highly experienced and qualified EFL tutors
SPECIALIST TEFL COURSES
If you want to stand out and get that dream job, we would recommend you aiming to receive specialist certifications. If you don't know yet what you'd like to do, that's ok! You can get all your bases covered or upskill at a later date. If you know what area of TEFL you'd like to get into, then choose the right specialist courses for you or contact us today to make sure. From exam preparation courses and teaching business English to teaching online, we are proud to say that we have you covered!
30 HOUR IELTS PREPARATION SPECIALIST COURSE
30 HOUR TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE SPECIALIST COURSE
30 HOUR TOEIC PREPARATION SPECIALIST COURSE
30 HOUR TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS SPECIALIST COURSE
30 HOUR ADVANCED GRAMMAR COURSE FOR TEFL TEACHERS
30 HOUR TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH SPECIALIST COURSE
TEFL Frequently asked Questions
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.
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.
The first thing to do before accepting a job abroad is to check out the visa requirements. Although our TEFL certificate stands alone as a qualification, some countries do require a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. This is not just for teachers, but for anyone who wants to enter the country on a work permit. Some of these countries include China, Japan, Vietnam, and South Korea.
For jobs abroad, most schools will ask you for a demo class. This may sound weird at first, but it is a very common request. Remember to be as confident and clear-speaking as you can.
Most online companies will ask for your TEFL certificate, teaching practice, to have accessibility to good WiFi, a laptop or other computer devices, and headphones. Some online companies may ask their teachers to also have a Bachelor’s Degree. This is evident in Chinese online companies, as it is a government regulation (no matter where you are currently living).
It is true that you may find it harder than others to secure your first job. This is why sometimes it is better to gain teaching experience by completing our teaching practice course or volunteering.
Our advice is if you have your sights set on a certain country, look into the visa requirements first before putting time and effort into finding a job there. This will save you time and disappointment. If it is a school preferability, and not a visa requirement, there is sometimes some leeway. If you are in the middle of completing a degree or have an associate degree, then we would suggest applying and trying your best. Most schools will look for at least a high school diploma or equivalent.
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 180 hour TEFL course has 11 modules with a test at the end of each module, consisting of both MCQs and open-ended questions. This level 5 course has a 100% pass mark. All of the tests can be taken online and submitted. Our system will correct your multiple choice answers immediately and you’ll be asked to retake the test if not correct. You can retake the test as many times as you need. The open ended answers are checked by our assessment team and you will get feedback if your answers need to be changed. You won’t get an unlimited number of times and there may be an extra to repeat so be sure to take their feedback into account. Once our assessors pass you, your level 5 government regulated certificate will be issued. You are given 6 months to complete the course, but extensions are available if needed.
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.
The 180 hour level 5 TEFL course contains both multiple choice and open ended questions. The multiple choice questions are corrected instantly like normal, but word count is the only factor corrected instantly with the open ended answers. After you have completed the modules, our expert assessors will correct your answers and give you some tips if an answer is not up to standard. Although the instant corrections are free to redo, you may be charged if your long answers are incorrect for a third time, so please take their advice into account when completing the reassessment process.
Although you do not need any other qualifications, you may need a Bachelor’s Degree or higher for visa reasons when travelling or some school preferences.
The 10 hour Classroom Methodologies course is now virtual and done through Zoom. You will need to be available and online during your chosen times.