240 Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL Course
What will you learn?
Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
Plan and deliver effective lessons that meet student and class learning objectives
Understand the nuances of teaching English to non-native speakers
Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels
Manage classroom and student behaviour effectively in school and business settings
Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use
Use social media to engage students, from TikTok to Twitter, Facebook to Buzzfeed
Plan and deliver fun and engaging lessons to young learners
Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first class either online or abroad
Search and find the best jobs, online and abroad with the top pick of the jobs
English language minimum level: Native or advanced speaker.
At least an international standard of advanced fluency: C2
About this course
This qualification is divided into ten modules. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include video and mini progress tests. Three assignments are required to be submitted to your personal tutor for assessment and feedback. Our live tutor support drop-in sessions are the perfect way to get continuous in-person advice about your course work and assessments.
If you want a career in English teaching, with the top pick of the jobs, this course is for you.
When you complete this in-depth and intensive course you will have received teaching knowledge at the forefront of TEFL. You’ll get the building blocks to develop your innate skills so that you can become a complete teacher. Your proficiency will give you the confidence to breeze through any interview process and be well prepared to enter your first classroom – real or virtual.
Get hired for the highest paid teaching posts online and abroad. This English Government regulated certificate is prized by employers worldwide giving you access to the best schools in the most popular countries. It’s also ideal if you want to teach online from home. You’ll have access to experienced high-level tutors who will personally oversee your submitted work which means you’ll feel supported at every level.
Complete your coursework in as little as 6 weeks and enjoy access to your course materials for 6 months.
Recommended: Add our optional module of certified teaching practice to this course to qualify for more TEFL jobs online and abroad.
Premier TEFL accreditation
This course is regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), an English Government body. Ofqual's qualifications framework states this course to be of the same level and difficulty as the following: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree, 2 years at university and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.
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180 hour Ofqual regulated TEFL 5 TEFL Course
Module One: Principles of Teaching English Grammar
You know how to use English grammar innately, but we’ll teach you the terminology and how to pass it on.
By the end of this module, you’ll know your present continuous from your present simple tense no problem. Most of all, you’ll be familiar and confident with grammatical terms. This module will improve your understanding of basic grammar and give you the knowledge you’ll need to communicate complicated language rules to your students. We know that grammar can be intimidating for new teachers – it won’t be at the end of module 1!
Guided learning: 30 hrs
Module Two: How to Teach English Vocabulary
Did you know that there are around 171,000 words in the English language? Don’t worry, you’ll only be asked to teach a few hundred of those! You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context. These include; how to integrate dictionary use, designing tests for vocab learning and strategies to maintain vocabulary usage, in other words, finding settings to practice learned language in. From beginner restaurant vocab like, MENU, PLATE, GLASS, MAINS to advanced business such as, INCOME, EXPENDITURE, RECRUITMENT. It’s all about practice.
Guided learning: 15 hrs
Module Three: The Principles of Learners’ Needs and Teaching Methodologies
When you arrive at this module, you’ll know the nuts and bolts of what makes up the English language. Now you are going to learn how to present it, so that your students can learn easily and effectively. You’ll learn the importance of understanding WHY your learners are studying English to ensure that your students’ learning objectives are met. When you complete module three, you’ll know the most commonly used methods of teaching English as a foreign language.
Guided learning: 15 hrs
Module Four: How to Teach Reading & Listening Skills
These are called ‘receptive skills’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in reading English and how to comprehend what they listen to accurately. This includes setting listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to skimming and scanning letters, emails, Facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lots of homework for your students!
Guided learning: 18 hrs
Module Five: How to Teach Writing & Speaking Skills
These are called ‘productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas and activities about how to get your students up on their feet and chatting to you about hobbies, politics or story telling. You’ll also get help with how to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from favorite foods, to the economy in Spain. You’ll be able to distinguish between accuracy and fluency, and evaluate their importance in ESL learning. We’ll also give your strategies to help students self-correct their own work – which every busy teacher needs!
Guided learning: 18 hrs
Module Six: How to Teach Pronunciation & Phonology
Help your students speak English confidently by practicing pronunciation. This is the primary reason that they want to learn English from you. As a native speaker pronouncing a word like ‘enough’ is simple for you, not so with many other nationalities. But how do you help students whose mother tongue doesn’t even have sounds that can be found in the English language? We’ll show you that. By the end of this module you’ll have mastered modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible. They will converse with the pronunciation that you have taught them with assurance and that’s always a good feeling for you as their teacher!
Guided learning: 14 hrs
Module Seven: How to Use Teaching Aids and Materials Effectively
Think: Podcasts, videos and flashcards. TikTok, YouTube and Facebook. Newsfeeds, Buzzfeed and Spotify. But how can you use these resources effectively without drowning in content? This module will help you to understand what types of ‘ingredients’ are suitable for what lesson and to which students. This will make your job as a creative teacher much simpler and will help you create compelling, relevant and useful lessons either online or in the classroom.
Guided learning: 17 hrs
Module Eight: How to Plan Engaging Lessons That Work
Preparation is key to all successful English lessons. In this module you’ll become skilled in designing engaging lesson plans and adapting lessons naturally in the classroom. Plus discover all of the tools for classroom management that make good teachers great. Learn how to plan for all levels and all class sizes including one-to-one or online lessons. Coupled with what you’ve studied in module seven, there will be no limit to the fun and engaging lessons you could teach.
Guided learning: 15 hrs
Module Nine: How to Teach English to Adults
Teaching adults to speak better English can be life-changing for them, their family and career. It is truly satisfying to see your student achieve an IELTS or TOEIC exam score that will change the shape of their future. At the end of this module you’ll learn how to optimize your lessons and evaluation techniques for adults learners according to their motivations. This will include tried and tested strategies for focused learners who want to keep learning English – because you both know the value of it.
Guided learning: 19 hrs
Module Ten: How to Teach English to Young Learners
Teaching young minds is probably one of the most satisfying jobs you’ll do, however, it is also demanding and requires patience and know-how. At the end of this final module you’ll learn how to optimize real or virtual classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds. This will include tried and tested fun and engaging strategies to inspire 4-16 year olds to keep learning English – because you’ll be such a cool teacher!
Guided learning: 19 hrs
Employers Request - Teaching Practice:
Recommended Optional Module: 35 hour Certificate of Teaching Practice Recognition (CTPR)
Many employers are now seeking evidence of teaching experience from applicants. Qualify for more jobs and get hired quickly for higher paying positions by completing our fully organized online practicum, with real ESL students.
You will teach a real English Language Learner (ELLs) over a range of student levels and topics. This will be conducted online through our partner school and overseen by qualified instructors.
During this practicum you will first observe four lessons, of teachers with different teaching styles. This helps you to shape your own methods of presentation and tutoring.
Then you will teach a learner one-to-one online for around four one-hour sessions per week over two months. On completion you will receive a teaching practice certificate and a reference letter to include in your TEFL job application forms.
Specialism course content and units
Unit 1 - How to Teach Business English
FACT: English is the language of global commerce. Which means that the demand for people who are qualified to teach English in a commercial environment is now one of the fastest growing markets in the (already) booming English language learning sector
This fully accredited How to Teach Business English course will really help you to become a TEFL-PRO. At the end of this course you’ll learn how to teach and what to teach in a variety of commercial settings. This could be one-to-one, online, groups of executives or groups of factory workers.
This seven module course is packed with creative content to make you a competent business English teacher and covers:
- How to teach the four skills for commercial use (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
- Intercultural language nuances.
- Teaching business English for specific purposes.
Unit 2 - Become an Online English Tutor
Did you know that online English teachers can earn upwards of US$60 per hour? The trick to becoming a freelance and successful independent online tutor is to specialize in a niche area of English teaching. This is the most lucrative path to take as an ESL tutor and when you offer lessons online.
This short TEFL-Pro course will help you understand how to become an effective virtual English teacher. At the end of this course you will learn how to teach remotely and what tools are available to help you to get the best results.
This six module course is packed with creative ideas to make your online lessons memorable, you will cover:
- How to set up as an online English teacher.
- How to teach one-to-one or small groups.
- What software, tools and techniques work best online.
Preview your certificate
Take a look at your future Regulated TEFL Certificate
Any employer can verify your certificate number when they enter it here. This world-beating system is used often by schools to ensure new teacher authenticity.
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Questions and Answers
How long do I get to complete the course?
You will have 6 months of study time access from the day that you enroll and can add more time if you run out.
What does Level 5 mean?
A Level 5 TEFL course under the regulated qualifications framework (RQF) developed and put in place by Ofqual, is equivalent to a CELTA, diploma or higher education (DipHE), foundation degree, or Level 5 NVQ.
Obtaining a Level 5 TEFL qualification means you’ll be awarded an English government regulated teaching certificate.
What does it mean for a course to be regulated?
Regulated courses are officially recognized by the English government; the award sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.
What’s Ofqual stand for?
Ofqual stands for Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. It regulates qualifications, exams, and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Is TQUK recognised?
TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) is a fully approved awarding organization by Ofqual. As such they award Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) courses in a number of education fields, including TEFL. Premier TEFL is a TQUK approved training center, license number 1709191.
Is it better to complete a Level 5 TEFL course?
A Level 5 qualification is the level below a bachelor’s degree so it certainly sits high up on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
By completing a Level 5 TEFL course, you’d get a higher level qualification than most TEFL courses offer. Undertaking a Level 5 course would demonstrate your commitment to an English teaching career, make you more employable, and boost your earning potential.
Will I be more employable with a Level 5 TEFL course?
Yes, you will boost your job opportunities by completing a Level 5 TEFL qualification; a teaching award that is equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL.
Applying for TEFL jobs with a Level 5 teaching qualification will show that you’re committed to the field of education and will also allow you to achieve a higher salary.
What’s the difference between accredited and regulated TEFL courses?
In the simplest terms, TEFL training organizations are accredited and the qualifications they provide are regulated. When choosing the TEFL course that’s right for your unique plans, it’s important to pick an organization that is accredited, and that gives you the opportunity to complete a Government-regulated course.
Should I do a Level 5 TEFL course?
There are many ways to become a TEFL teacher and be certified to teach English. Deciding whether or not to take a Level 5 TEFL course will depend on a number of factors.
These include how long you’d like to teach English for, where you’d like to teach (at home, online, or abroad), how dedicated you are to TEFL teacher training, how quickly you’d like to be qualified, how much time you have to dedicate to your studies, your level of English (native or fluent) and so on. Taking an English level test can help you discover if a Level 5 course is for you.
What is TEFL?
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is the practice of teaching English without translation, through complete language submersion. You may also know it as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).
240 Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL Course
This course includes: