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This is a real-time Virtual Course in Teaching Methods and Practice. It’s perfect if you are short on time and need some real-life teaching training. This course is led by qualified TEFL teachers with years of experience. Our real-time virtual TEFL courses are an ideal way to understand what teaching English involves in a practical context. In this virtual TEFL classroom course, you will learn how to deliver engaging and valuable lessons to English learners of all ages and levels with a peer-to-peer teaching practice module.

What will I learn?

This real-time Virtual Course in Teaching Methods and Practice is the perfect way to learn about the practicalities of teaching Engish and is open to everyone. This course is led by qualified EFL teachers with years of experience. You will learn how to deliver engaging and valuable lessons to English learners of all ages and levels with a peer-to-peer teaching practice module.

This course will prepare you with the knowledge to teach in a real classroom and prepare you for your TEFL career in a practical and personalised way that the other courses may not.

Course Content

The Virtual TEFL Course gives you quality teaching practice training completed over 2 days. The training is entirely conducted live via Zoom. The hours are split into 3.5 hours each day, with 3 hours of homework given on the first day. This course aims to teach engaging and practical lessons by learning fundamental TEFL methodologies.

Our experienced TEFL tutors will demonstrate the most common classroom techniques which will prepare you to make your classes more interactive. Our TEFL tutors presenting and overseeing these live classes are CELTA & Level 5 TEFL Qualified ESL Teachers with over 10 years of teaching experience.

This class will show you the right approach in your future lessons. It will also give you confidence if you are an inexperienced TEFL teacher. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded 10 hour Certificate of Classroom Methodologies.

You’ll receive the highest standard of TEFL training & gain a worldwide recognised qualification developed by experienced academic teachers.

  • 1 Introducing to Teaching Methods

    Module 1: Ice-breakers and teaching grammar structures
    Module 2: Student profiles, initial assessment and needs analysis
    Module 3: Classroom management
    Module 4: Effective verbal communication
    Module 5: How to explain meaning in the presentation stage of the lesson
    Module 6: Pair work activities for the practice stage of the lesson
    Module 7: Group activities for the production stage of the lesson
    Module 8: A foreign language lesson

  • 2 Putting theory into practise

    Module 9: Grammar awareness
    Module 10: Teaching the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
    Module 11: How to teach pronunciation
    Module 12: Teaching practice
    Module 13: International English exams
    Module 14: Getting work in TEFL
    Module 15: Teaching English online


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.


The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, and it was renamed the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.

The Council’s mission is to identify and improve the quality of education and training and protect learners’ interests.

The Standards define quality according to the Council. Open and distance learning providers who meet those standards can apply to the Council for accreditation.

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 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. We are committed to providing them with one-on-one help from our dedicated and experienced team to ensure their TEFL dreams are met.

Partnership & Collaboration – We work with various 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 continuously strive to create new and lasting partnerships to serve our clients best.

Integrity – We believe in doing everything with integrity and honesty. To uphold the highest moral standards in all, we do our best to serve our customers as trustworthy and reliable sources.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 massive part of the methodologies to get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time, and it all takes practice. 

We suggest people 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 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 recognized, 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 do 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 independently 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 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 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?

For our primary online TEFL Courses, you have 6 months to complete your course. As seen in our average completion times, it won’t take you this long but is just to accommodate people who are, say,  full-time workers or parents. If you require more time, that’s ok! We have extension options. 

Our 10-hour Virtual TEFL Course is completed over two days. Options for these days can be seen under “Upcoming Dates.”

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Best for

We recommend this course over other specialist courses if you are:

  • Need some practical experience in teaching English
  • Already have a basic TEFL qualification
  • Want to teach children in a classroom

Flexible and engaging

This course gives you the opportunity to have some real and valuable interaction with experienced and knowledgeable TEFL teachers who can prepare you for your teaching career in a practical and personalised way.

Easy employer verification

Employers can check and verify the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confirmation that your TEFL qualification is official.

Competitive salary, secure employment

To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition for teachers. This course offers specialised training to add to your TEFL qualification and can prepare you for the highest-salary TEFL jobs online and abroad. Embark on a new journey with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language in the ways that are used and trusted by experienced teachers and employers.

The only requirement to complete our 10-hour virtual course is a good command of the English language (minimum level c1) and a working device.

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Sorcha was very helpful in assisting me by sending me my 180hr level 5 cert online even though the course had expired. And also extended the other courses on my account by an extra month with no fuss. Excellent service.
shane S.
15:04 19 Jun 24
Really enjoyed the course, it was thorough and provided the specific learning objectives that I was looking for, reccommend!
Justice A.
14:27 19 Jun 24
I'm South African and planning to teach English in Cambodia and Vietnam. I am going to sign up for the 30 hour IELTS EXAM course due to the need for people in those countries to meet the qualifying standards to study at English language universities etc.I must commend Walter Cullinan for the prompt responses given to my queries about the nature and scope of the course.I am not impressed, however, in his lack of faith in the Irish rugby team's chances of success against the Springboks.
mark W.
13:04 19 Jun 24
I sent an email with a query and Elaine Lenane was so quick and helpful at getting back to me. Everything was so efficient and clear and she really put me at ease :)
Clodagh S.
19:58 18 Jun 24
The TEFL institute of Ireland is a great option to get a TEFL certification. They have multiple levels of TEFL to choose from. You can complete the course at your own pace, and get extensions if needed. The staff are always there to help, and the one time I did need assistance, the TEFL advisor I spoke to, Sórcha O' Connell, was not only very helpful, but also got back to me almost immediately.
Sara J.
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Sorcha was extremely informative and helpful,much appreciated,top notch!cheers
Jo F.
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I had some concerns and questions before booking the course, but Sórcha was incredibly helpful and answered all my questions promptly. Excellent service!
Mirna P.
20:39 14 Jun 24
Really enjoyed enrollment process with Elaine Lenane for 180 hours Teaching English Online course. She gave useful and practical tips!
Frances C.
12:54 14 Jun 24
Tracy was my advisor and she was so beyond amazing! SO helpful and so kind while responding to my questions, fabulous service:)
erin E.
18:08 12 Jun 24
Sórcha helped me out a lot with my job hunt after I completed my 120 hour course. Highly recommend!
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What’s Included

Fully accredited online TEFL training
FAQs of Teaching English Online Guide
2 online sessions (3.5 hours each) plus 3 hours of private study
Coursebook manual PDF
Teaching practice from the comfort of your own home
Printable course worksheets PDF
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners
30 Hour Teaching Business English
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Free 12 hours of live zoom classes worth 92.33

Free Teaching English Online Course worth 51.30

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Personal tutor assistance

Digital Certificate

Dedicated mentorship

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.

  • Luke

    Academic Assessor
  • Sian

    Academic Assessor
  • Rachel

    Academic Assessor & Tutor
  • Jacob

    Academic Director
  • Jenny

    Academic Assessor
  • Laura

    Academic Assessor
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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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