Earn a Globally-Recognised TEFL Qualification Online with 170 Hours of Training + 10 Hours of Practicum
In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are now offering our intensive Level 5 TEFL Certificate course online through a virtual platform. This offer will be available until August 2020.
Our accredited online TEFL course gives you the freedom and flexibility to receive your TEFL certification from the comfort of your own home while working with our experienced team of instructors. If you are motivated to teach, learn new things, and bring an open mind to class, then all you need for our online TEFL course is a computer and good internet connection.
The curriculum and final qualification awarded are equivalent to that of our 4-week in-person/in-class intensive TEFL course. The certification awarded to successful candidates will be the same internationally recognized Level 5 accredited Certificate in TEFL as our in-person option.
At a Glance
Study online and earn an internationally recognized Level 5 certificate in TEFL.
Train as an English teacher online from home over 5 or 6 weeks (depending on class size).
Mon-Fri for 3-5 hours each day (an additional 2-3 hours a day of home study).
At least 6 hours of supervised online teaching practice, including observed live teaching practice and support with lesson planning for adult English language learners.
The freedom and flexibility to earn your official TEFL qualification from anywhere in the world!
Our online TEFL course is suitable for native and non-native English speakers.
Online teacher training for teaching adults in both 1-to-1 and group lessons.
Interactive online teaching workshops and engaging input sessions using an online platform.
Join a positive and lively learning environment with a resourceful team.
- Train with knowledgeable and highly qualified TEFL tutors
Small class sizes allow for more personalized attention.
How Does Our Online TEFL Course Work?
Our 170-hour online TEFL course does not require any in-person training at all. All training, teaching practice, and class assignments will be completed online using Zoom, Google Drive, and Moodle.
Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before. We will train you on how to navigate Zoom in advance of the online TEFL course start date and you will get plenty of practice using it, enabling you to become a proficient user and online English teacher.
With this being an accredited intensive online TEFL course, you should be prepared for 15-20 hours of training a week and an additional 2-3 hours per day devoted to reading and written assignments, lesson planning, and the course project.
This virtual TEFL course is divided into two components: course work and teaching practice. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a TQUK Level 5 Certificate in TEFL along with a transcript displaying two separate grades for the theoretical and practical components.
The course consists of:
170 hours of teacher training (this includes classwork, chapter readings, assignments, lesson planning, etc.)
10 hours of practicum (this includes observation and student teaching with actual English language learners.)
How Do Online TEFL Training Courses Work?
For a four-hour time slot Monday through Friday, you will attend dynamic and practical online teacher training sessions led by our team of experienced instructors. During the Zoom webinar training sessions, you will have the opportunity to collaborate in pairs and engage in small groups as you would in a real classroom. You will participate in two Zoom sessions per day during the first four weeks and complete your teaching practice at the end of the online TEFL course during weeks four and five.
The following subjects will be covered:
- How to Create a Student-Centered Classroom
- Finding, Creating, and Utilizing Materials
- How to deal with Error Correction
- Effective Teaching Methods and Approaches
- Lesson Planning
How to Teach Vocabulary and Grammar
Listening and Reading
Speaking and Writing
Use of Technology and Visual Aids
Designing a Course
How Does Online Teaching Practice Work?
Our online teacher trainees will teach a minimum of 6 hours of teaching practice with at least two different levels. These live sessions will be done with actual students in groups of 2 to 8 adult students. You will receive one-to-one lesson planning support from one of your tutors. Your tutor will also observe your lesson and give you feedback on each online English class you teach.
You will also have the opportunity to observe your fellow teacher trainees and provide them with feedback on their online classes. All live teaching practice will be delivered via Zoom. In addition to teaching English online, this course will also prepare you to transfer these skills to teaching in-person English classes.
We are offering a special opportunity for those who enrol in our online TEFL course. You may complete one of your teaching practice sessions with either Young Learners and/or Business English students. There is a growing demand for English teachers in both these areas of TEFL and this is a great opportunity to get exposure with either group.
Online training sessions with Young Learners or Business English students are usually only offered as an additional course or workshop.
How Will I Be Assessed During the Online TEFL Course?
You will be continually assessed for the duration of our online TEFL course, which means there is no final exam. Various aspects of professionalism and rate of development are also taken into consideration.
You will be assessed in the following areas:
1. Teaching Practice
You will conduct your online English lessons for a minimum of 6 hours, with at least two different levels of adult students. Your overall performance will be assessed and the criteria to focus on for each of your lessons will be provided throughout the course.
2. Course Assignments
This online TEFL certificate course includes six written assignments and ten quizzes based on chapter readings and lesson planning. To help prepare you for establishing your own clients after the course, you will also complete an in-depth language learner project.
Where Can I Teach with My Online Certification in TEFL?
With our online TEFL qualification, you can teach English almost anywhere in the world. Graduates of our online TEFL courses go on to work in language academies, private/public schools, or universities. Many also go on to teach English to adults and/or children online, which gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel and be based anywhere in the world.
When you begin your job search, we will provide you with extensive job guidance and resources, as well as help on how to develop a plan of action to ensure you achieve your professional career goals.
If you choose to register for one of our online English teaching courses, you will be joining the ITA family of over 30,000 graduates that are teaching English all around the globe!
ITA certifies over 5,000 students a year and virtually all of our graduates who seek English teaching jobs abroad or online manage to secure fantastic teaching positions.
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