310 Hour Hybrid Master TEFL Course with Observed Teaching Practice
What will you learn?
Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
Competently teach in high demand areas such as Business English, IELTS exam classes and young people
Work with peers to get hands-on verifiable LIVE teaching practice online
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
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. Apply through our TEFL job portal to trusted employers
English language minimum level: Native or advanced speaker.
At least an international standard of advanced fluency: C2
About this course
The qualification is divided into six units including virtual teaching practicum with real ESL students. The hybrid tuition is delivered 100% online through a mix of online self-study plus virtual Teacher Studio sessions via Zoom. With the flexi-date option you can book this course today and decide later on when to attend your teaching practice.
When choosing the dates to attend the live Teacher Studio class, remember that this is a self-contained unit and you can attend at any point in your studies whether you have completed any of your coursework or not. Many learners tell us in feedback that they loved to take this class at the beginning of their TEFL training.
Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include video and an end of module test. Level 5 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.
This 310 hour Hybrid TEFL course is the gold standard in holistic training for new teachers. We’ll prepare you to break into the TEFL industry armed with more expertise than most people you interview or teach with. This means you’ll get the best jobs abroad, get the best jobs online, which will give you the best start in your exciting career.
PLUS! Become a TEFL-Pro with three in-depth specialist courses which cover Teaching Business English Teaching English online Teaching children.
Complete your coursework in as little as 7 weeks and enjoy access to your course materials for 6 months. Your observed teaching practice unit can begin once you’ve completed your 168 hour coursework. Once matched to an ESL learner you’ll teach one-to-one for around four hours per week over two months, and have six of your classes observed by a qualified instructor who will help you to grow and refine your newly acquired teaching skills.
You are about to receive a cutting-edge teaching program. When you complete this qualification, you will have learned how to enter your first English lesson well prepared and confident. Not only that, you will have planned, prepared and delivered ~32 real lessons with invaluable instructor and peer feedback. This combined course will serve as a practical and insightful grounding to help you to understand your students’ needs, plan suitable lessons for almost all types of students and enjoy your new (very high paying!) job.
Small class size ⭐
Intensive teacher training succeeds in small groups. We’ve found the magic number to be 12. You’ll feel safe to learn and grow and get personal guidance when you need it.
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.
for Distance Learning)
168 hour Ofqual regulated TEFL 5 TEFL Course
Module One: Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Understanding your students language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind TEFL teaching. As you are going to be an English teacher, it’s vital to know the origin of the English language along with its global spread. How does English fit into today’s interconnected instant world? How many people speak English and why is it so important? By the end of this module, you’ll know exactly why your skills are in high demand.
Guided learning: 19 hrs
Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical & Teaching Terminology
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 2!
Guided learning: 27 hrs
Module Three: How to Teach Grammar
Now that you know grammatical terms, in this module you’ll learn how to master the challenge of teaching it. Breaking down your student’s English levels, you’ll know which grammatical term to teach and how to teach. This includes how to form sentences and phrases with the correct meaning and context. You’ll get so much useful information about how to prepare engaging grammatical building block lessons which work.
Watching your students progress will be so exciting!
Guided learning: 17 hrs
Module Four: 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: 10 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: 25 hrs
Module Six: 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: 11 hrs
Module Seven: How to Create and Use Materials & Aids to Teach English
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: 9 hrs
Module Eight: How to Teach Pronunciation
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: 16 hrs
Module Nine: 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. 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: 11 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 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: 9 hrs
Module Eleven: How to Use Resources Effectively
When you are at this final module, you’ll know WHO to teach, WHY you are teaching them and WHAT to teach. This is the final building block of HOW to teach. You’ll learn the importance of being selective with resources to ensure that your students’ learning objectives are met. Important decisions such as using electronic or non-electronic resources or suitable text books will need to be made when you are teaching. When you complete module eleven, you’ll know what’s suitable and how to locate it.
Guided learning: 14 hrs
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 Teacher
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.
Unit 3 - How to Teach Young Learners
Teaching young minds is probably one of the most satisfying jobs you’ll do. The demand for your know-how will be vast. You could find yourself teaching online from home on one of the many platforms hiring 1000’s of teachers monthly. If your sights are set abroad, then schools across the world will be eager to employ you. Why? Because they have thousands of students on their books who need English teachers.
Over five jam-packed modules you’ll learn how to optimize real or virtual classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds.
Here’s a brief overview:
- Teaching grammar and vocabulary.
- Teaching reading and writing.
- Teaching listening and speaking.
- Lots of FUN and ENGAGING activities for 4-16 year olds.
Unit 4 - Virtual Teacher Studio Class
Over two 3.5-hour workshops in the Teacher Studio with a DELTA-qualified teacher trainer you will put theory into action during this dynamic peer-to-peer teaching practice module.
Be part of a new teaching community, prepare and teach lessons together with classmates from around the world and get invaluable live feedback from your tutor.
You receive lots of dedicated tuition with our 12-person small groups. Session dates are added every month to give you flexibility.
Unit 5 - Observed Teaching Practicum Online
This 40 hour unit can begin once you near the end of your online TEFL tuition. You will first attend four lessons with English Language Learners (ELLs), taught by two teachers who have different teaching styles. This will help you to shape your own methods of presentation and tutoring.
You will choose a learner from the available students and teach them one-to-one online for around four one-hour sessions per week over two months. This leads to a total of approximately 32 hours of real practice teaching. During this time, you will work with a qualified instructor who will observe six of your live classes and present feedback to help you fine tune your skills in real time. Typically, instructors will observe your teaching at the beginning, middle and end of your program for the best professional development results.
Your observed teaching practicum is certified and comes with a reference letter from our partner school. And, your commitment to gaining teaching practice will impress employers globally, leading to more TEFL job offers.
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.
Yes, you can complete a TEFL course part-time. The beauty of online TEFL courses are that you can fit your TEFL course around your daily rou
Yes, and we’re glad you asked! Teaching practice with real students is the best way to boost your confidence as a newly qualified English
Questions and Answers
Do I have to travel or be in-classroom to study this course?
This course is studied 100% online. You can complete it from anywhere in the world. Your live instructor-led 10 hour Teacher Studio class is taught online in Zoom and your fully organized, online teaching practicum is also completed on Zoom too.
When is the next course start date?
You can begin instantly. Once you enroll on the course you will get immediate access to all of the course materials and resources.
How can I contact my online personal tutor?
If you need academic help or support you will be able to email your personal tutor. You can simply reply to the welcome email that you are sent a few days after signing up.
Additionally you can find support on the online community forum from fellow learners and our academic team. Our weekly drop-in live support sessions on Zoom are also popular.
What are the study requirements, are there scheduled classes?
This course is fully flexible and you don’t have to study a minimum number or hours per week, or be online at set times of the day. You are in complete control of your learning and have six months to complete your coursework.
You will select a date and time to attend your instructor-led Teacher Studio class. This is taught online in Zoom. Select the flexible booking option if you prefer to choose this class date at a later time.
Your online observed teaching practicum can be completed via Zoom too. You will teach a real ESL student online for around four hours per week over two months. This teaching experience is very flexible and you can book sessions to suit your availability.
Is there a payment plan for this course?
Yes! You can sign up today for just a 50% deposit. One of our friendly advisors will be in touch 30 days later for the balance to be paid. Select the enroll or flexible booking option and only pay half today.
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