180 HOUR PROFESSIONAL TEFL COURSE

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What you get

  • 180 hours of combined TEFL, IELTS & TOEIC training
  • Personal tutor support
  • Internationally recognized certificates
  • Expert job hunting advice

3 Months Study Time

180 study hours

23 Modules

Internationally Recognized Certificates

Online Study

TEFL 180 Hour Expert Course

ONLY: £289

Why take the TEFL 180?

The use of the English language in academic and professional environments is at an all time high. Each year, there are over 8 million IELTS (International English Language Teaching System) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) proficiency tests taken by students looking to improve their grasp of the working language of the world.

By adding specialist courses to your resume, you increase your earning power as a TEFL teacher and open yourself to greater employment opportunities overseas. Our 180 hour online course bundle gives you an extra edge with expert teacher training, combining 120 hours of extensive online TEFL tuition with 60 hours of IELTS and TOEIC preparation.

As our courses are fully accredited and internationally recognized, you can feel confident in your ability to secure the highest-paying teaching positions abroad. Plus, thanks to the online curriculum and 24/7 unlimited access, you have the freedom to study whenever and wherever it suits you, on any device in any location. PremierTEFL members also enjoy personal tutor support and expert job hunting advice to maximize the TEFL experience.

Course syllabus

How it works

Our internationally recognized, fully accredited courses give you the ultimate flexibility to get TEFL qualified easily and enjoyably. You also benefit hugely from the course being delivered online, so you can study whenever and wherever it suits you, on any device in any location. With 24/7 access, you can fit your learning around your job, university classes or any other commitments. The course is helpfully structured with session guides, tips, quick student tasks, class resources, reflective tasks and quizzes to ensure you’re comfortable with the material.

About your online course

The 180 hour course has been created to provide you with real, comprehensive knowledge of everything you need to become a confident, influential TEFL teacher. Between the TEFL 120 hour course, 30 hour IELTS and 30 hour TOEIC, the 23 modules introduce you to the key elements of TEFL teaching, from being aware of the format of the TOEIC Bridge Test and test questions to who takes the IELTS exam and what scores will they need. The modules have been specifically coordinated to be engaging, accessible and intuitive, with real-life classroom examples, quizzes and videos to review your learning.

What will I learn?

The TEFL 180 online course will guide you through all the stages of becoming a confident, equipped TEFL. You will cover…

TEFL 120


  • Module 1: Introduction to TEFL
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have greater awareness of how English is used as a global language today.
    • be aware of different English language learner motivations and needs.
    • know about historic and current ELT theories, methods and approaches and the influence these have had on current trends in ELT practices.
    • be familiar with learner levels and competencies, with reference to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

  • Module 2: The role of the teacher
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have greater awareness of what is involved in being an effective ELT teacher.
    • learn a range of practical classroom management techniques.
    • learn and begin to develop a range of teaching techniques.
    • have greater awareness of how to adapt your teaching to cater for different teaching contexts.

  • Module 3: Organising and managing learning
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have greater awareness of different lesson planning considerations.
    • understand the different aspects of lesson planning including setting lesson plan aims and considering your class profile.
    • be able to structure a detailed lesson plan using different lesson plan models for different lesson types.
    • have greater awareness of how to use a syllabus or timetable to structure a series of lessons.
    • have considered how to use a variety of materials and resources effectively.

  • Module 4: Teaching grammar
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand what is meant by the term ‘grammar’.
    • understand decisions made about which grammar to teach to certain learner levels.
    • understand arguments for and against the teaching grammar.
    • have reviewed historical approaches to teaching grammar and current trends.
    • have a better understanding of the English grammar system.
    • understand different approaches to presenting grammar.
    • be aware of accuracy-focused and fluency-focused ways of practising grammar.

  • Module 5: Teaching vocabulary
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand the importance of teaching vocabulary.
    • be better aware of what is involved in knowing a word and how words are learned and organised.
    • be better aware of different aspects of English vocabulary, including lexical chunks.
    • be aware of different ways of presenting vocabulary and lexical chunks.
    • be aware of different ways of practising vocabulary.
    • understand the importance of recording and recycling vocabulary.

  • Module 6: Teaching pronunciation
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand some of the challenges learners may face with English pronunciation.
    • have an understanding of how what is involved in producing sounds, words and longer utterances.
    • be aware of different phonological features.
    • be aware of different activities and techniques which can be used in class to teach and practice pronunciation.

  • Module 7: Teaching receptive skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand the difference between receptive and productive skills and what is involved in being an effective reader or listener.
    • understand the main principles of teaching reading and listening skills.
    • know how to stage a reading or listening comprehension activity.
    • understand the importance of extensive reading and listening outside class.

  • Module 8: Teaching productive skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand what is involved in being an effective writer or speaker.
    • understand the main principles of teaching writing and speaking skills.
    • know how to stage writing or speaking activities.
    • be familiar with a range of writing and speaking activities.

  • Module 9: Teaching English for different purposes
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have reviewed the different reasons students are learning English today.
    • have a greater awareness of how to adapt your teaching to teach very young learners, young learners and teenagers.
    • be more aware of different English language examinations available and how to adapt your teaching to teach examination classes.
    • understand how to adapt your teaching to teach Business English and English for Specific Purposes.

  • Module 10: From course to classroom
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • be more aware of how to plan for your first teaching job.
    • be aware of how to build up a ‘tool kit’ of resources.
    • be better aware of how you can develop professionally.
    • be aware of different ways of improving your teaching.



What will I learn?

IELTS


  • Module 1: Introduction to IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have an understanding of what IELTS is and how it operates.
    • Understand what is assessed in the IELTS exam and how does assessment work.
    • Who takes the IELTS exam and what scores will they need.

  • Module 2: Teaching listening for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Listening test consists of.
    • Be aware of the types of questions in the IELTS Listening test.
    • Be able to help students prepare for the IELTS Listening test.
    • Gain 20 essential tips for teaching IELTS Listening.

  • Module 3: Teaching reading for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Reading test consists of.
    • Understand what is different about the IELTS Academic Reading test and the
    • IELTS General Training Reading Test.
    • Be aware of types of questions in the IELTS Reading test.
    • Be aware of what reading skills are assessed.
    • Gain 20 tips for the IELTS Reading test.

  • Module 4: Teaching writing for IELTS

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Writing test consists of.
    • Have an overview of the IELTS Academic and GT Writing tests.
    • Be aware of how IELTS Writing is assessed.
    • Be able to help students with Academic Writing Task 1.
    • Be able to prepare students for GT IELTS Writing Task 1.
    • Be aware of IELTS Academic and GT Writing Task 2.
    • Have possible IELTS Essay Topics (GT and Academic Task 2).
    • Have topics to consider.
    • Have a summary of IELTS Writing strategies Task 1 (for students).
    • Have a summary of IELTS Writing strategies Task 2 (for students).

  • Module 5: Teaching speaking for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Speaking test consists of.
    • Be aware of the speaking skills assessed in the IELTS Speaking test.
    • Be able to help your students prepare for the IELTS Speaking test.
    • Have common IELTS Speaking topics.
    • Have examples of Part 2 Candidate tasks.

  • Module 6: Teaching vocabulary for IELTS

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have an overview of Vocabulary for IELTS.
    • What vocabulary students preparing for IELTS need to know.
    • Be able to help your students learn vocabulary.

  • Module 7: Possible challenges
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand possible challenges with teaching for IELTS.
    • Understand and preparing for mixed-level classes.
    • Understand teaching low-level IELTS students, mixed GT and Academic classes, and very high-level IELTS students.Be able to make IELTS interesting.



What will I learn?

TOEIC

  • Module 1: Introduction to teaching TOEIC

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of TOEIC.
    • Know where in the world TOEIC is used and why.
    • Know what the TOEIC test consists of and how it is scored.

  • Module 2: TOEIC Listening

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Listening test.
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Listening test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Listening.

  • Module 3: Teaching TOEIC Reading

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Reading test..
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Reading test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Reading test.

  • Module 4: TOEIC Speaking

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Speaking test.
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Speaking test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Speaking test.

  • Module 5: Teaching TOEIC Writing

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Writing test.
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Writing test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Writing test..

  • Module 6: Teaching the TOEIC Bridge test

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Bridge test.
    • Be aware of the format of the TOEIC Bridge Test and test questions.
    • Be able to prepare your students to be successful in the TOEIC Bridge Test.

Hear from our students

“Loved studying from here. If you are looking to just get started in TEFL or are thinking of travelling and picking up work then this course might suit you as it gives you three courses that cover a lot. The qualifications will allow you to find work in many schools worldwide – Imagine the cute little faces that I can teach! ”

Freya

“The course has been clearly laid out and easy to access from beginning to end, the tests are a great way of checking understanding and the feedback that is provided is thorough and detailed.”

Lyndsey

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