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The 120-Hour Advanced TEFL Course offers a fast-track qualification to teach English online or in classrooms worldwide. This TEFL course has been developed with some of the world’s leading language schools and is the international standard most employers require.

It is an internationally recognised qualification and lasts a lifetime. As a fully trained and qualified TEFL teacher, you can start teaching English as a foreign language within weeks.

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What will I learn?

The 120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course offers a fast-track qualification to teach English online or in classrooms worldwide. To secure employment and earn a competitive salary, TEFL employers expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition. With this course, you can expect to be a fully trained and qualified English as a foreign language teacher within four weeks. Flexible, engaging, and 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.

All you need to complete our 120 hour advanced online TEFL course is a good command of the English language (minimum level c1) and a device to access our award-winning learning platform. Embark on a new journey with an accredited and lifetime qualification, training yourself in the primary areas of teaching English as a foreign language.

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

The course is accessible from any device, 24/7, including the world’s first TEFL app!

Course Content

With 10 comprehensive modules taught through text, audio, and video formats, you will master the art of grammar structure, plan practical lessons, and instruct flowing conversation. By the end, you will have learnt how to teach English in an engaging and stimulating manner. Whether you have one student or an entire classroom full of them, 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, you have 6 months to complete the course upon signing up, so don’t worry if you have a busy schedule or cannot complete the course immediately. There’s no rush!

  • 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.

Accreditation

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 worldwide certificate 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.

ODLQC:

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

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 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.

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 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 of Ireland holds accreditation from several reputable organizations, ensuring the quality and recognition of its courses. Here are the accreditations and recognitions:

  1. Highfield Qualifications: The TEFL Institute of Ireland is an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications, an independent awarding organization approved by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in the UK.
  2. Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC): The TEFL Institute of Ireland is accredited by ODLQC, which ensures that the provider maintains high standards in distance learning education through rigorous assessment and external monitoring.

These accreditations and recognitions demonstrate that The TEFL Institute of Ireland’s courses meet stringent quality standards and are recognized internationally. Graduates can be confident that their qualifications are reputable and globally accepted in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

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.

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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Fast Track – TEFL Certification
Average completion time: 2-4 weeks
Suitable for ages 17-70; Non-native speakers – native speakers; Degree – Non degree holders

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Best for

We recommend this course over the level 5 specialist courses if you are:

  • Over 17 and would like a professional qualification
  • Interested in teaching English but are not sure if TEFL is the career path for you
  • Interested in perfecting your English grammar

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 in a fun and appealing way. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7, and can be completed using the world’s first TEFL app.

Easy employer verification

Employers can check and authenticate 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 secure employment and earn a competitive salary, TEFL employers worldwide expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition. This course is the fast track to gaining that international standard qualification. Embark on a new journey with an accredited and lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute, training yourself in the primary areas of teaching English as a foreign language.

The only requirement to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is a good command of the English language (minimum level c1) and a device to access our award-winning learning platform.

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Thank you for a great moment of learning process! I thoroughly enjoy the material and discussion session.
Cut F.
03:07 23 May 24
So happy after receiving my diploma in an email from Olivia! I very much enjoyed the experience completing my level 5 course, I have learned a lot and I feel prepared to start working as an English teacher. Thank you!
Catherine S.
14:32 22 May 24
I recently attended a Webinar hel by Jessica and Walter. It was extremely interactive and I found the information relayed by both very useful. Both were patient, upbeat and had all relevant information readily available when asked a question. Very worthwhile.
Robbie M.
12:37 22 May 24
I have enrolled for a course with TEFL institute today, so cannot comment on the course yet. But what is worth mentioning is very competent pre-purchase guidance. I filled in a "call-me-back" form not hoping for much response, but soon was surprised by an actual phone call from Ireland from one of the instructors, Walter Cullinan (I'm in South Africa by the way). He gave me some honest and competent feedback on my points of interest, provided some further comments through timely email interaction and I ended up signing up for the course.
Liliya G.
10:16 22 May 24
It was very good!
Niclas L.
08:48 22 May 24
I recently completed the TEFL course Level 5 with The TEFL Institute Ireland and overall, it was a positive experience (it was rather tough, though :))) ) Instructors were supportive and knowledgeable.I'm also grateful for the ongoing support provided by The TEFL Institute Ireland even after completing the course. The availability of numerous webinars aimed at assisting graduates in finding employment opportunities is highly appreciated.Today's webinar by Jessica and Walter was very informative and interesting.
Salome G.
18:23 21 May 24
The webinar with Jessica and Walter was brilliant. They introduced some teaching opportunities in Europe, patiently answered every question, gave useful practical advice. All in friendly and supportive environment.
Emese T.
17:23 21 May 24
I just attended the webinar Teaching English in Europe: What You Need to Know, hosted by Jessica & Walter. It was informative and very helpful. I was very happy to learn about all of the options for TEFL teachers in Italy, particularly the increasing demand for private teachers.
L
17:01 21 May 24
I've recently begun my 300+ Hr Level 5 certification and the lessons are clear and straightforward. The process to enroll was also simple and straightforward. TEFL Institute, including specialists and advisors such as Jessica Jeffery and Walter Cullinan, gives its students adequate support/help to complete their certification as well as giving guidance when looking for work overseas. I would highly recommend.
Patrick C.
16:53 21 May 24
The webinar took about 45 mins and was quite informative. Jessica and Walter were very open and helpful. Due to time constrains, not every questions was answered but considering it was only 45 mins - it was optimal.
Ironheart
16:47 21 May 24
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120 hour accredited online training
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Ideal if you want to teach English online
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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.

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  • Rachel

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