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OUR TEFL COURSES

Our online TEFL/TESOL 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 to Speakers of Other Languages (TEFL & TESOL). They are accepted worldwide by schools, employers, governments, and recruiters to teach English online or in-class. 

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ACCREDITATION

ACCREDITATION

TEFL/TESOL Courses - eTEFL Online

All our 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

ADVANCED 140-HOUR ONLINE TEFL/TESOL COURSE WITH 20-HOUR ONLINE TEACHING PRACTICUM

TEFL/TESOL Courses - eTEFL Online

 

Our 140-hour Advanced Online TEFL/TESOL course has been designed for people with little to no prior teaching experience, or teachers without a TEFL/TESOL certification who want to also gain practical online teaching experience. Whether you want to teach online or abroad, your certification will be recognized and accepted worldwide.

We’ve combined our 120-hour Standard Online TEFL/TESOL course with our 20-hour Online Teaching Practicum to create a complete 140-hour accredited TEFL/TESOL certification course.

You will be assigned a tutor for your 120-hour theoretical course and a coach for your 20-hour practicum. The 20-hour practicum component provides EFL teachers with a highly-scaffolded practical learning experience.

During the practicum, you will:

  • observe six EFL teachers in both classroom and online settings using a specially-designed observation form;
  • reflect on these observations, emphasizing the skills/tools/characteristics you’d like to develop in your own teaching practice;
  • personally meet with your practicum coach to plan your first online lesson;
  • teach a total of ten 30-minute lessons to a mix of ages and levels;
  • 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 

The practicum component is your entry point into the exciting TEFL profession and will provide you with the confidence and experience you need to expertly begin your TEFL career.

 

STANDARD 120-HOUR ONLINE TEFL/TESOL COURSE

TEFL/TESOL Courses - eTEFL Online

Our 120-hour Standard Online TEFL course is the perfect starting point for your English teaching career. It has been designed for people with little to no prior teaching experience, or experienced classroom teachers without a TEFL/TESOL certification. Whether you want to teach online or abroad, your certification will be recognized and accepted worldwide.

During the course, you will learn how to teach grammar, reading, writing, and listening to speakers of other languages. You will also learn about classroom management, how to create lesson plans, and much more.

See a complete course outline and lesson sample by scrolling down.

 

20-HOUR ONLINE TEACHING PRACTICUM

TEFL/TESOL Courses - eTEFL Online

The 20-hour practicum component provides EFL teachers with a highly-scaffolded practical learning experience.

During the practicum, you will:

  • observe six EFL teachers in both classroom and online settings using a specially-designed observation form;
  • reflect on these observations, emphasizing the skills/tools/characteristics you’d like to develop in your own teaching practice;
  • personally meet with your practicum coach to plan your first online lesson;
  • teach a total of ten 30-minute lessons to a mix of ages and levels;
  • 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

The practicum component is your entry point into the exciting TEFL profession and will provide you with the confidence and experience you need to expertly begin your TEFL career.

 This practicum can also be combined with our 120-hour Standard Online TEFL course to create our 140-hour Advanced Online TEFL course. You will then receive both the practical and theoretical training to help make you an effective online English teacher and you save up to 40% off the retail prices if you were to purchase them separately!

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE OUTLINE

The eTEFL Online 120-hour Standard TEFL Certification Course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge, tools, and techniques you need to become a confident EFL teacher.

In your TEFL 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?

 

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 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 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?

Modules include:

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

 

Assessment is in three parts:

  • two reflective essays
  • two lesson plans
  • multiple-choice exam

 

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

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