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Learning to Teach Business English as a specialist skill is one of the best ways to make money teaching English. It is the world’s business language, and knowing how to teach English tailored for the corporate world will mean you’re always in business.
The ability to speak English in the workplace has become an increasingly sought-after skill due to the rapid growth of global business practices. Teachers qualified to teach English in business have become one of the fastest-growing markets in the TEFL industry. By doing just 30 hours of online training and becoming a specialist in teaching Business English, you will be equipping yourself for a financially rewarding career. Adding this extra qualification could allow you to forge a lucrative career working as a freelance English tutor for companies.
TEFL Institute’s fully accredited Business English Course will allow you to teach in various settings, from working from home as a tutor to addressing a class of business professionals wanting to expand their business vocabulary.
As more and more countries emerge as dominant players in the international trade market, there is a mirror effect on the demand for specialist business English teachers.

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60 hour Teaching Business English

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 teaching business English. 

Module Two: How to Plan your Syllabus 

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).

Module Three: Developing Business Lessons and Resources

Once you have grasped how to plan your learner-specific syllabus you will want to learn how to develop the content for your business English classes. Discover what tools and resources work best when teaching English for workplace communications.

Module Four: How to Teach Business Speaking Skills

Speaking and writing are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your professional students up on their feet and confidently giving presentations or negotiating deals on video calls. 

Module Five: How to Teach Business Writing Skills

You will gather plenty of useful activities to help you to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from emails to contracts and video call Q&A comments to reports.

Module Six: Be a Culturally Aware Teacher

Do you say phrases in your community that wouldn’t make sense to someone from abroad? Learn how to help your students understand their culture and to identify, and cope with, cultural differences when working with international clients and suppliers.   

Module Seven: Teaching English for Niche Topics

Here you will learn about teaching English for specific purposes or ESP for short. This is important for people who need to use particular vocabulary and skills for employment or education. By becoming a specialist teacher in a niche area of English, you can earn more money than most.

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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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.

  • 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 DO I NEED TO TEACH ONLINE?

    If you have no experience in teaching online, a good idea is to get some teaching practice in as they may ask for “experience” hours, which are unpaid. You can alternatively complete our 10 hour Methodologies course, which has a section focused on teaching English online.

    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).

  • 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 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.

  • ARE THE COURSES ACCREDITED?

    The TEFL Institute is fully accredited by the TQUK (center number: C000854) and ACDL. Our 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course is regulated by OFQUAL.

  • IS THIS COURSE COMPLETELY ONLINE? HOW FLEXIBLE IS THIS COURSE?

    All courses are all done online and no travelling is required for the tests. Except for the 10 hour Virtual training, you can log on at any time. This is to ensure our TEFL courses can be done while working or other studies. There is a 6 month deadline to the courses, but you can contact us for extensions.

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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

who can take the course

You are a native or near native speaker of English

You have always wanted to live and work in another country

Interested in teaching but are not sure if TEFL is for you

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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I have been very pleased with the Tefl 30 hour course I chose. I had to extend the time on the course due to a bereavement and the team couldn’t have been more helpful. Rachel Walsh sorted things out for me very efficiently. Many thanks 🙏🏻
Lisa D.
10:45 05 Dec 22
I just started the course, and it is amazing. The way the modules are explained works for me.
Jose L.
22:20 03 Dec 22
Very good course. Dashboard on browser is excellent and very easy to use. Very accommodating to stopping and starting if you are on a tight schedule. Also the app makes learning on the go very easy and accessible.
chris P.
10:35 03 Dec 22
The modules are designed in such a way that you will understand not only the text but the concept of the chapters.I did 180 hour level 5 certificate and I can say this with confidence that now if anyone asks me about my teaching techniques I can not only name them but explain it to them about in detail. There is a 24*7 assistance provided to you. When I was studying I was assisted by Jacob, Rachel and Laura. They have helped me with everything.
hinika K.
07:05 03 Dec 22
The customer service I received was absoutely brilliant. Emma Coleman was helpful, timely and attentive and answered all of my questions, making me much more comfortable with my purchase.
Robbie M.
14:44 02 Dec 22
I recently completed TEFL's "Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language" course. TEFL is a wonderful institute. The course is well structured, easy to follow, insightful, and I feel I learned a lot about language and linguistics as well as how to teach English itself. The advisory and tutoring staff that I encountered, like Rachel Walsh, are very amiable, helpful and quick to respond. At all times, through the structuring of the course and the TEFL staff there ready to offer help, I felt fully supported and equipped to stay the course and finish with my qualification. I can't wait to get started!
Joseph R.
13:10 02 Dec 22
I have found the TEFL course very good and easy to follow, I have also found the TEFL staff very very helpful with any questions or worries I had.
Richard M.
10:02 02 Dec 22
I had a great interaction with Anneliese, she was very helpful and I was able to plan for the best study plan which fits into my schedule! #Grateful😊👍
Mercy M.
16:27 01 Dec 22
I have recently enrolled to train as a TEFL teacher at the TEFL Institute. I contacted them through the website to make enquiries as to what was involved. As promised an advisor - whose name was Emma Coleman - phoned me back promptly to explain what was involved. She was extremely friendly, helpful and actually - probably through a lot of experience! - anticipated some of the questions and concerns I had. And put me entirely at ease about the process. The price I thought was quite reasonable too! What impressed me most was the genuine friendliness and the availability of the advisor, Emma, in the back-and-forth communications by phone and email as I sorted out my questions in advance of committing to the Level 5 course. A thank you to Emma and, now that I have begun the online course, I can highly recommend the TEFL Institute as the place to train for those seeking a professional certified TEFL diploma.
Martin H.
00:37 01 Dec 22
I'm so glad I've chosen this institute to study with as the customer service is top class - anything I've asked of Leo, he's answered with great patience and kindness. I've done an initial 30hr teaching online course and have just begun the 180hr course.
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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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  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Get qualified to travel the world & teach online
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