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Course Description

By doing the 180 hour Level 5 TEFL Course from the TEFL Institute, you will have access to the most competitive TEFL jobs around the world. You will also be able to teach adults and children and this includes work in native English-speaking countries.

When it comes to choosing a Level 5 over an accredited TEFL Course, a Level 5 TEFL qualification generally gives enhanced opportunities for higher-paid teaching roles in more competitive schools and countries. Because the Level 5 TEFL Certificate is considered the same standard as the CELTA & Trinity Cert TESOL qualification, this makes this TEFL course the most internationally recognised. Anyone with a Level 5 TEFL certificate looking to teach English abroad will be one of the most in demand candidates for any available TEFL job. As a guide, depending on the country, you would expect to earn between €1,600-€3,000 a month in respected schools looking for higher qualified teachers.
To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120-hours of TEFL tuition. You can teach English online or in any classroom around the world with the 120-hour TEFL course. The TEFL certificate is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by the fully accredited TEFL Institute. As a fully trained and qualified TEFL teacher, you will be able to teach English either online or overseas.
As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive online learning module 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.
If you are looking for a professional, globally recognised, government-regulated TEFL qualification; you should consider the online Level 5 TEFL course. This lifetime qualification will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language. The only requirement you need to complete our 180-hour Level 5 TEFL course is a command of fluent English (minimum level c1).

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180 hour Ofqual Regulated TEFL 5 TEFL Course

Module One: Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)                      

Understanding your students language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind TEFL teaching.  As you are going to be an English teacher, it’s vital to know the origin of the English language along with its global spread. How does English fit into today’s interconnected instant world? How many people speak English and why is it so important? By the end of this module, you’ll know exactly why your skills are in high demand.

Guided learning: 19 hrs

Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical & Teaching Terminology

You know how to use English grammar innately, but we’ll teach you the terminology and how to pass it on.

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. This module will improve your understanding of basic grammar and give you the knowledge you’ll need to communicate complicated language rules to your students. We know that grammar can be intimidating for new teachers – it won’t be at the end of module 2!

Guided learning: 27 hrs

Module Three: How to Teach Grammar

Now that you know grammatical terms, in this module you’ll learn how to master the challenge of teaching it. Breaking down your student’s English levels, you’ll know which grammatical term to teach and how to teach. This includes how to form  sentences and phrases with the correct meaning and context. 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!

Guided learning: 17 hrs

Module Four: How to Teach English 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! You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context.  These include; how to integrate dictionary use, designing tests for vocab learning and strategies to maintain vocabulary usage, in other words, finding settings to practice learned language in. From beginner restaurant vocab like, MENU, PLATE, GLASS, MAINS to advanced business such as, INCOME, EXPENDITURE, RECRUITMENT. It’s all about practice.

Guided learning: 10 hrs

Module Five: How to Teach Writing & Speaking Skills

These are called ‘productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of  useful ideas and activities 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. You’ll be able to  distinguish between accuracy and fluency, and evaluate their importance in ESL learning. We’ll also give your strategies to help students self-correct their own work – which every busy teacher needs!

Guided learning: 25 hrs

Module Six: 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 comprehend what they listen to accurately. This includes setting listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to skimming and scanning letters, emails, facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lots of homework for your students!

Guided learning: 11 hrs

Module Seven: How to Create and Use Materials and Aids to Teach English

Think: Podcasts, videos and flashcards. TikTok, YouTube and Facebook. Newsfeeds, Buzzfeed and Spotify. But how can you use these resources effectively without drowning in content? This module will help you to understand what types of ‘ingredients’ are suitable for what lesson and to which students. This will make your job as a creative teacher much simpler and will help you create compelling, relevant and useful lessons either online or in the classroom.

Guided learning: 9 hrs

Module Eight: 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. But how do you help students whose mother tongue doesn’t even have sounds that can be found in the English language? We’ll show you that. By the end of this module you’ll have mastered modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible. They will  converse with the pronunciation that you have taught them with assurance and that’s always a good feeling for you as their teacher!

Guided learning: 16 hrs

Module Nine: How to Plan Engaging Lessons That Work

Preparation is key to all successful English lessons. In this module you’ll become skilled in designing engaging lesson plans and adapting lessons naturally in the classroom. Learn how to plan for all levels and all class sizes including one-to-one or online lessons. Coupled with what you’ve studied in module seven, there will be no limit to the fun and engaging lessons you could teach.

Guided learning: 11 hrs

Module Ten: How to Teach English to Young Learners

Teaching young minds is probably one of the most satisfying jobs you’ll do, however, it is also demanding and requires patience and know-how. At the end of this  module you’ll learn how to optimize real or virtual classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds. This will include tried and tested fun and engaging strategies to inspire 4-16 year olds to keep learning English – because you’ll be such a cool teacher!

Guided learning: 9 hrs

Module Eleven: How to Use Resources Effectively

When you are at this final module, you’ll know WHO to teach, WHY you are teaching them and WHAT to teach. This is the final building block of HOW to teach. You’ll learn the importance of being selective with resources to ensure that your students’ learning objectives are met. Important decisions such as using electronic or non-electronic resources or suitable text books will need to be made when you are teaching. When you complete module eleven, you’ll know what’s suitable and how to locate it.

Guided learning: 14 hrs

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.
Accreditation

As a globally recognized TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive online learning module with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high caliber of training and producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard.

The TEFL Institute’s accrediting body is the Training Qualifications United Kingdom (TQUK), and our center number is C000854. We are also accredited by ACDL, of which our accreditation number is 2854-2540.

The 180 hour level 5 TEFL Course is government regulated by OFQUAL. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK’s status, visit their website: Ofqual

WHAT IS OFQUAL?

OFQUAL means that the course has been regulated by the Office of Qualification and Examinations Regulation of the UK government. This means that our Level 5 Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language is considered to be an equivalent to a foundation degree (2 years at University or College) or a CELTA qualification and Trinity Cert TESOL.

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning, is an accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos is of promoting the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval provides assurance to students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the very best in certified quality standards.

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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.

Faqs
  • What is TEFL? 

    TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is primarily teaching non-native speakers English without the use of translation. This means you won’t need to know their first language. TEFL teachers will need the knowledge and know-how of the methodologies to teach in this way. This is why teachers will first need to complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification. TEFL is widely used to either teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and sometimes even used as an easier way to travel. 

  • 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 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 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 recognized by the government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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. 

  • Tell me about the correction/ assessment processes? 

    All online course tests are corrected instantly, with the exception of our 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course. All accredited courses require an 80% pass rate and retests are free. 

    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 every three 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. 

  • Is the certificate included in the price? 

    There is a cost from the TQUK directly to issue the certificate. You can purchase this through our website and we will organize it for you. 

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

teflinstitute.com/frequently-asked-tefl-questions/

 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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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  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL accredited
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  • Regulated by Ofqual
  • (CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL equivalent)
  • equivalent of a diploma of higher education (DipHE)
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