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Online TEFL Courses

Our online TEFL courses have been designed for English native or fluent speakers with or without previous teaching experience who want to gain a qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. They are accepted worldwide by schools, employers, governments, and recruiters to teach English online or in-class.

Our Online TEFL Courses

Choose from our 120-Hour Self-Study or 120-Hour Tutor-Supported online TEFL courses, or combine our 120-hour Tutor-Supported TEFL course with our 30-Hour Online Teaching Practicum in the 150-Hour TEFL Bundle.

You can click on the blue words with the 🛈 symbols in the tables below to learn more about each inclusion.

If you would prefer a comprehensive Online Teacher Training Program that includes the TEFL Course and the TEFL Mentorship Program, please click HERE to upgrade.

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120-Hour Online TEFL Course Outline

Our 120-Hour Online TEFL course will provide you with the foundational knowledge, tools, and techniques you need to become a confident and effective online English teacher.

During the course, you will study the following modules:

Module 1 - How to be a good teacher

What are the characteristics of good teachers? What are the different teaching roles that teachers take on? What are some of the major pedagogies used in TEFL today?

 

Module 2 - How to manage a classroom

What are some different ways to arrange a classroom? What’s concept questioning and its role in giving instructions effectively? What are some techniques for eliciting from learners? How should teachers correct errors?

 

Module 3 - How to plan lessons

What is the importance of lesson planning? What are the stages of a well-planned lesson? What factors regarding the learners should be taken into account when lesson planning? What should teachers consider when choosing a text?

 

 

Module 4 - About English

Where did English come from and where is it going? What are the language systems and why are they important in TEFL? What are the language skills?

Module 5 - How to teach speaking, listening, reading, and writing
How do learners often approach the four skills? What are some suggested activities for teaching all four skills?
Module 6 - How to teach grammar

What does it mean to teach grammar in TEFL? What are some of the major grammar points TEFL teachers often teach? What are some useful approaches to teaching grammar?

 

Module 7 - Teaching a new language

What are “language functions” and why are they important in TEFL methodology? How can they be taught? How is “vocabulary” defined in a TEFL context? What are some useful ways to introduce and practice vocabulary?

Module 8 - Evaluating and testing

What are the different kinds of assessment EFL teachers should know? What are some different ways of designing effective assessment? What are the major English language tests EFL teachers should be familiar with?

Module 9 - How to teach young learners

What is the role of the brain in second language acquisition? How does this role affect the way young learners learn? What are some of the major differences between teaching young and adult learners?

Module 10 - Teaching online

What are the major differences between teaching in traditional settings and online? What special considerations must be taken into account? What are some of the challenges of teaching online and how can EFL teachers overcome them?

Module 11 - How to teach business English

What are some differences between teaching general and business English? What are some useful ways for EFL teaches to develop business English curricula and materials?

 

Modules include:

  • Essential background information
  • Links to quality online resources
  • Reflection exercises
  • Review questions

 

Assessment is in 3 parts:

  • two reflective essays
  • one narrative lesson plan
  • multiple-choice exam
  • NOT included in our self-study TEFL Course

 

 

30-Hour Online Teaching Practicum

 

In this program, you will:

 

  • build confidence and gain experience in teaching English online
  • observe six ESL teachers in both classroom and online settings using a specially-designed observation form
  • have a 1-on-1 meeting over Zoom with your practicum coach to train you in the online tools and software required and to plan your first online lesson
  • teach a total of ten 30-minute lessons to real ESL students through our partner school program
  • reflect on each teaching experience, allowing for continuous improvement
  • receive professional feedback from your practicum coach, who will view and comment on one of your lessons
  • develop a personal learning program going forward
  • receive a letter of recommendation from our partner school to use in your job applications
  • earn an accredited certificate from eTEFL Online Teacher Training

In addition, you will have access to a course manager/tutor throughout the course for any questions you might have.

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ACCREDITATION

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Our 120-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL courses are accredited by the UK’s Online TEFL and TESOL Standards Agency (OTTSA) to ensure that the course content, methodology, and delivery meet international standards.

This means that our certificates are internationally recognized and accepted worldwide by agencies, employers, and governments.

To verify our accreditation status, please click here – OTTSA Accreditation Status

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Our practical and specialist programs are accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Group to ensure that our systems and processes meet international standards.

This means that your training is presented and backed by an organization with a proven track record and which adheres to privacy, data protection, assessment and quality assurance, equal opportunity, and centre management policies.

You can check our accreditation status with the CPD group here CPD Accreditation Status (centre number 779727)

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eTEFL Online Benefits and Bonuses

Referral Program

Referral Program

We want to give you as many opportunities to earn an income in the eLearning industry as possible. With every bundle, you will get membership to our affiliate program to earn commissions by referring people to us.

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Mentorship Program

One of the most important steps in the process is filling in the gaps between getting your eTEFL certificate and actually earning a living as an online teacher. This mentorship program will show you how and you can learn more about it HERE.

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Resource Library

You will have access to our ever-growing resource library with every bundle. Here you will find done-for-you lesson plans to use in your lessons, free downloads, free courses, and much more.  As part of our resource pack, you will also get lifetime job support and interview coaching.

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