240 HOUR EXPERT TEFL COURSE

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What you get

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

3 Months Study Time

240 study hours

35 Modules

Internationally Recognized Certificates

Online Study

TEFL 240 Hour Expert Course

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Why take the TEFL 240?

Year on year, the TEFL industry offers ambitious travelers a viable way of earning a competitive salary while also experiencing what the world has to offer. As the global market becomes more saturated, TEFL teachers with extra qualifications under their belt are able to enjoy endless teaching opportunities in every destination you can think of, and find themselves in better positions to boost their earning power.

Our 240 hour expert package includes five professional courses. By choosing this bundle, you’ll be a fully qualified ESOL teacher, and be licensed to prepare students for the important IELTS and TOEIC tests. Plus, to make sure you really shine in the international job market and stand out to employers, you’ll also concentrate on Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners. With these specialist skills at your disposal, you’re free to take on daytime teaching roles in incredible locations around the world, or if it suits you, during the evening to make even more money – it’s a great way of extending your travels and building experience in the classroom.

TEFL Expert allows you to get certified in 180 days or less thanks to the online curriculum and unlimited, 24/7 access to study materials. With PremierTEFL, you have the freedom to study our fully accredited, internationally recognized courses whenever and wherever it suits you, on any device in any location. We also offer our members personal tutor support, expert job hunting advice and a 14 day money back guarantee.

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 240 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, 30 hour TOEIC, 30 hour TBE and 30 hour TYL, the 35 modules introduce you to the key elements of TEFL teaching, from understanding the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions to a clearer grasp of how to conduct an effective needs analysis or language audit. 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 240 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.

What will I learn?

TBE

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Business English

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of how learning and teaching Business English differs from General English.
    • Have considered a range of different teaching contexts from classroom-based lessons to distance learning.
    • Have a clearer understanding of the role of the Business English teacher.
    • Have a greater understanding of the need to present language in context and focus on specific business communication skills.

  • Module 2: Needs analysis and course design

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of how to conduct an effective needs analysis or language audit.
    • Be able to confidently design a course with appropriate objectives and syllabus components.

  • Module 3: Selecting and developing materials

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a greater awareness of the range of materials used to teach Business English.
    • Be better able to select appropriate materials when planning Business English classes.

  • Module 4: Teaching business speaking skills

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a greater awareness of the range of Business English speaking skills taught in class.
    • Be more confident about teaching a range of Business English speaking skills.

  • Module 5: Teaching business writing skills

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a greater awareness of the range of Business English writing skills taught in class.
    • Be more confident about teaching a range of Business English writing skills.

  • Module 6: Intercultural training

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions.
    • Know how to use practical activities in class to help learners understand their own culture, other cultures and how to cope with different cultures.

  • Module 7: Teaching English for specific purposes

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what is involved in teaching an ESP course and how this differs from teaching a General Business English course.
    • Have gained more confidence in teaching ESP.
    • Be able to consider the need for a clear needs analysis, subject knowledge and choosing suitable materials.
    • Have gained confidence in planning an ESP course and individual lessons

  • Assessment

    • Includes end of course test with multiple questions, requiring a pass mark of 80% or above.



What will I learn?

TYL

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Young Learners

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have reviewed the role of English as a global language and the increase in young learners accessing English language learning.
    • have discussed student motivation and learning needs of different age groups.
    • have a greater awareness of how to adapt your teaching to teach very young learners, young learners and teenagers.

  • Module 2: The role of the teacher

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have considered a range of practical classroom management techniques designed to manage teaching and learning.
    • have considered a range of suggestions, routines and procedures designed to maintain classroom discipline.
    • have considered how teaching techniques can be adapted to cater for different teaching contexts.
    • have considered some important safeguarding and child protection information to help you deal with welfare concerns.

  • Module 3: Teaching grammar and vocabulary

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • have considered different approaches to teaching grammar.
    • have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach grammar to young learners at different ages.
    • have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach vocabulary to young learners at different ages.

  • Module 4: Teaching receptive skills

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • understand the difference between receptive and productive skills.
    • understand the main principles of teaching reading and listening skills.
    • be able to select suitable reading and listening activities for different age groups.
    • know how to stage a reading or listening comprehension activity.
    • understand the importance of extensive reading and listening outside class.

  • Module 5: 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 appropriate to young learners at different age groups.

  • Module 6: Intercultural training

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions.
    • Know how to use practical activities in class to help learners understand their own culture, other cultures and how to cope with different cultures.

  • Module 7: Teaching English for specific purposes

    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what is involved in teaching an ESP course and how this differs from teaching a General Business English course.
    • Have gained more confidence in teaching ESP.
    • Be able to consider the need for a clear needs analysis, subject knowledge and choosing suitable materials.
    • Have gained confidence in planning an ESP course and individual lessons

  • Assessment

    • Includes end of course test with multiple questions, requiring a pass mark of 80% or above.



Hear from our students

“This course is even better than I expected. 240 hours of knowledge at the end of which I was able to teach English, teach young learners, teach business English and even prepare students worldwide for TOEIC and IELTS tests.. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to start a great experience around the world.”

Mark

“The online coursework was easy to navigate, if I had any issues I received excellent and quick assistance from the customer service department.
The course provided me with an abundance of necessary skills needed to teach in a TEFL classroom.”

John

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