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Our brand-new Level 5 Teaching Online and One-to-One English is the best in the market if you want to teach online or English for specialised individual classes. The course will give you a deeper insight into this market and teach you the skills you need to deliver these lessons.

Online teaching and one-to-one classes are a big part of the TEFL market. If you can master the necessary skills to be able to teach these classes, you will find yourself more employable. One of the more lucrative areas of TEFL is to run your own teaching business online with your own students. This course is ideal for you to develop your online teaching skills and start your empire!

Our course consists of 5 modules, each broken down into individual, manageable lessons which cover the key content for this teaching area. Our interactive activities will help you learn the content and test your knowledge of what you’ve studied. The course will explain the key difference between classroom teaching and online teaching and what this means for you as the teacher and the students. You will learn how to prepare specially for these lessons and plan a curriculum for taking on your students.

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60 hour Teaching English Online & One-to-One

Module 1 – The Principles of Teaching English Online

In this module, you’ll learn all about the context of Teaching English Online and the key differences between this and traditional classroom teaching. You’ll also learn about the type of positions offered in online teaching and the demand for online English teachers.

Module Two: The Principles of Teaching English One-to-One

In Module 2, you will learn about teaching one-to-one classes and the current demand for these classes in the world of TEFL. You will learn about the differences between one-to-one and group classes as well as common considerations when teaching individuals.

 

Module Three: The principles of Learners’ Needs and Creating a Syllabus for Teaching English One-to-One and Online

In this key module, you will learn about the importance of determining your learners’ needs for online and one-to-one classes, as well as using a syllabus in these teaching contexts. You’ll also learn how to implement methods to find out your learners’ needs and create a syllabus from the results, a crucial element for successful lessons.

Module Four: Tools, Materials and Practical Considerations for Teaching English Online and Onto-to-One

In this module, you’ll learn about using different tools and materials for online and one-to-one classes. You will learn about how to select and adapt these, especially for your students, for they to get the best out of their lessons with you.

Module Five: The Principles of Teacher Talking Time (TTT), Error Correction and Lesson Planning for Online and One-to-One Lessons

In Module 5, you will learn about how teacher talking time can be managed in online and one-to-one classes and how to correct errors in these lessons. Finally, you will pull all your knowledge together to produce lesson plans to teach your students and get valuable feedback!

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.

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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, 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 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.

  • 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 is sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.

  • 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 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 be at least 17 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 and 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 contain content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed independently 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 ACDL. Our 180-hour Level OFQUAL regulates 5 TEFL courses.

  • 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 for 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

You are interested in teaching English online

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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I’m happy i made a decision to study with TEFL Institute,Much more helpful to have people like Annelies Veenhouwer who are just a mail away for any questions you may have, she is such a helpful soul especially as a beginner in this journey, if you’re planning to start your English career TEFL Istitute is the right place and hope that you get yourself an Annelies to help you with all your questions 💫
Rebecca N.
15:15 30 Jan 23
I would like to share my awesome experience in dealing with Annelies at TEFL Institute London, she quickly came to my assistance and swiftly solved my problem. She was friendly, informative and thorough and I highly commend Annelies, the TEFL Institute and their staff. If you are considering doing a TEFL course, this is the site to do it on.
angeline S.
14:57 30 Jan 23
I really enjoyed the course I took at the TEFL Institute recently. The information is valuable, well organized and of great importance. For experienced teachers, it will be a good way to check out their knowledge.
Tatjana B.
05:58 30 Jan 23
My experience of the TEFL Institute has been excellent so far. It is outstanding in the following ways: Efficient, friendly and helpful customer service; well-designed website and course portal; amazing value for money; high standard of professionalism; high quality training resources and materials. Thank you TEFL Institute! I look forward to continuing my studies with you.
Claire
06:59 28 Jan 23
I am currently studying with this company and find them fantastic .They are very helpful and respond so quickly to any questions I have had in the past and present . I recently had an issue where I managed to pay for something 5 times 🤦🏽‍♀️ as you can imagine it was a stressful situation. Rachel was AMAZING she called me first thing the next morning to let me know she had seen my emails and that she was sorting it. She was just so so lovely, understanding and so helpful and to top it off had the issue sorted in minutes. Honestly the support that’s provided is so good, I am so glad that I’ve chosen to study with them.Thanks again guys for your ongoing supportShirley
Shirley L.
17:02 27 Jan 23
The course that is extremely useful for independent teaching
Gabriel 6.
13:57 27 Jan 23
A great course that helps to boost confidence. Michelle is extremely helpful and passionate😊
Ciara B.
21:30 26 Jan 23
I have just completed the virtual 10 hour course. It is such a useful course to take, and it fully equips you for conduct English lessons even in such a short space of time! If you are considering becoming a TEFL teacher, whether in a virtual or real-life classroom, or teaching younger learners, this course is perfect for virtually any potential teacher. You learn so much useful information in an engaging and interactive way, including what to do during a lesson, how to conduct lessons, how to grab the attention of learners, and even more.I really interacted well with and got on with the other people in my class, through group work and full-class interaction. Kate Popova was an amazing teacher to us all and delivers the lesson in a clear way, including everybody in the tasks. Don't think that this course is about listening to a long lecture and endlessly taking notes - in fact, it's all about taking part, learning through practise and having interesting discussions! The best part for me was when we teamed up and delivered practised delivering lessons to pretend A1 English learners, as well as getting useful feedback afterwards. I don't think that the value of this can be undermined, seeing as you are practising exactly what you are going to do as a job upon getting this qualification, and then receiving advice from an experienced teacher in the field!We also received invaluable advice and materials from Kate on how to proceed in terms of searching for good TEFL opportunities, what to specialise in, what countries to go to, etc. Really, the whole thing fully prepares you to embark upon your TEFL journey!I fully recommend taking part in this course. It is truly remarkable and extraordinarily interesting. You will learn many things and gain invaluable experience, gaining a certificate to prove it at the end!Don't waste any more time, get yourself onto the 10 hour classroom methodologies course now!-EDITI also want to praise the 120 hour TEFL course. It is a very thorough and engaging programme, and can be completed easily and within a short space of time. As an English teacher, it is not only necessary for me, but I feel like it has helped to enrich me as a person and work better with my students.Consider completing the course, whatever your background!Big shout out to Emma. She has helped me enormously and always readily answered my phone calls and emails whenever I needed help. The team are brilliant! Thank you!
Mairead C.
13:43 25 Jan 23
After completing the TEFL level 5 Ofqual regulated course and Teaching Online course, I decided to take my learnings a step further and took the 30-hr IELTS specialist course. Though fairly short, the course was very thorough in every aspect of the four skills assessed in the exam: Listening, reading, writing and speaking. It provided me with all the ins and outs of the assessment criteria, including the challenges teachers may face in teaching such a high-stakes exam, as well as helpful website links with reference and preparation materials for both teachers and students. I now feel totally confident to embark on an IELTS teaching specialisation, thanks to the training I received from the TEFL Institute of Ireland!Celeste Pires, Portugal (Canadian native)
Celeste P.
10:59 25 Jan 23
Great experience with the 10 hour module. It was a great opportunity to practice some of the skills that I’d been reading about for the past few months. Michelle Bensen the teacher was very good to explaining and also just leading with examples. She made the content from my TEFL course very applicable, and she showed just how easy it is to apply the tools of teaching. It was really a benefit to myself who has no teaching or tutoring experience.
aoife V.
17:10 24 Jan 23
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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.


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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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