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Our 120 Hour Elective TEFL Course is a fast-track option to get qualified to teach English online or in any classroom around the world. As a fully trained and qualified TEFL teacher, you can be teaching English as a foreign language in as little as four weeks. But, don’t worry, you’ll get six months to complete your course for ultimate study flexibility.

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

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, anytime, 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 TEFL course is the fastest way to gain that international standard. This TEFL qualification is also internationally respected and recognised. 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.

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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. In this course, you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect, which of course is great for reviews (especially if you are teaching online).

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 that 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 practising pronunciation. This is the primary reason 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. In this course, you’ll learn modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible.

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 storytelling. You’ll also get help with how to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from favourite 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.

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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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 realise all your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offers 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 programmes 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 their 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.

  • 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. 

    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. 

  • 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 recognised, 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 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 six 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 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.

  • How much time do I have to complete the course?

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

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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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
i completed this course in 2 weeks, once you put in a good effort you should complete it and obtain a tefl certifcate in no time. i woud definitly recommend this course to everyone and i cannot wait to see where it brings me !!!
Evan H.
11:02 12 Aug 22
I highly recommend completing the 120 Hour TEFL course. The course and content is very well structured and organized, making it easy to navigate and obtain all the knowledge contained in the course. The course is extremely interesting and covers a range of aspects of the teaching of English. Angela, the customer support advisor and the team were very helpful when addressing any queries or questions regarding the content. It is a very worthwhile course, fantastic value for money. Thank you.
PAULA K.
13:04 11 Aug 22
I found the 120 hour TEFL course very enjoyable with TEFL Institute of Ireland. There was always available support along the way. This course gave me a solid grounding for my English teaching journey. I highly recommend this course
Daraigh Q.
12:55 11 Aug 22
Hi there. I really enjoyed the TEFL 30-hour 'Teaching Business English' course. I found it really interesting particularly on student need assessments and suggested course planning and design. This is a great addition to the main TEFL Level 5 qualification that I am currently studying for as both courses (coupled with my own business background) really brings things together nicely. Well done TEFL Institute!
Eimear R.
12:43 11 Aug 22
I purchased the level 5 TEFL course and I’m very satisfied with it. Easy to get through in my free time at my own pace.The Course goes into much detail about the ins and outs of the language and has great resources for teaching. The staff have been very helpful throughout especially Sarah Foley
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13:17 09 Aug 22
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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.

 

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