These courses teach the basic ideas about TEFL teaching methodology. They explain how to teach effectively so that your students learn as much as they can, as fast as they can AND remember what they learned.
The courses teach you WHAT to do, WHEN to do it and HOW to do it.
The 120-hour course includes everything from the 60-hour course but also includes the ESP modules on Teaching Business English, How to Teach TOEFL, IELTS and More, and Teaching Hotel and Resort English.
Absolutely! We are proud to say our certificates have never been refused - anywhere. And if you add the free teaching practicum to them, employers will be even more interested in you.
The 120-hour course gives you more job opportunities in specialty areas where you can earn more, sometimes much more. And you won't need to worry about being asked to teach a group of businessmen; you'll already know what to do.
Some countries and/or some schools will require a minimum number of hours for certification training and that minimum number is often 100 or 120. So the 120-hour course will provide more job opportunities.
These courses focus on teaching methodology and lesson planning as providing the structure for TEFL.
Special modules/sections help you understand the best ways to teach reading, writing, listening and pronunciation and more (see the list below).
Ten audio podcasts make learning easy and provide a more informal look at different topics ranging from student motivation and discipline to reading, writing, listening, pronunciation, methodology, lesson planning and more. The podcasts are usually about 5-6 minutes long, though two approach 18 minutes.
In-the-classroom videos from the University of Oregon help illustrate teaching methods as they are applied in a real classroom. The videos are usually about 7-14 minutes long.
Topics of the course include:
EFL Teaching Methodology
EFL Lesson Planning
Teaching Reading Skills
Teaching Writing Skills
Teaching with Gestures
Discipline in the Classroom
Using Games in the EFL Classroom
The 120-hour course will also include the ESP courses: Teaching Business English, Teaching Standardized Examinations (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and More), and Teaching Hospitality English (Hotel and Resort English).
Evaluation of the 120-hour course includes a halfway point examination and lesson plan project.
We give you several example lesson plans as models for your lesson plan project and the examination is open book. You may even download and use the examination as a study guide if you wish. There is not a time limit on it except to complete it before the course expires in one year.
The "final examination" of the course is the submission of three lesson plans, one for each of the ESP areas: Business English, Hospitality English and Teaching Standardized Examinations (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and more).
For the examination and lesson plan projects, if there are any issues with your work, we simply let you know what they are, tell you how to fix them and ask you to resubmit that part of your work.
Our goal is your success and we try to support that in every way. Tutoring is included with the course and available via Skype, chat or email.
For the 60-hour course, only the first examination and one lesson plan are required.
It also depends on which course you take. The 120-hour program takes a bit longer than the 606hour program. The ESP or TEYL short programs can often be done in one or two days.
ALL our programs include an optional teaching practicum at no extra cost (FREE).
We encourage you to add this to your program as it will make your certificate even more valuable and the teaching practicum is noted right on the front of your certificate in bold font.
You can read about the teaching practicum here: TEFL Teaching Practicum This program is optional and is not required, but may be added to your course at no extra cost.
Our courses are "all-inclusive". All materials are provided. Tutoring via email, chat or Skype is included. A hard copy and scan of your certificate is included. We even mail your certificate to you via USA First Class mail.
For a few countries that have problems with unreliable mail service (such as China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia), we recommend that you contact us about using registered mail service (a modest extra fee). For Saudi Arabia, FEDEX is the best option and it usually costs as much as US$100-120.
Yes! For a detailed answer with the pros and cons considered see our blog post here: Is an Online TEFL Worth It?
Asking questions and gathering information is the best way to be confident about your decisions.
We encourage you to ask any and all questions you may have. We are happy to help if we can.