This course includes:
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, Exam classes (IELTS/TOIEC) and young people
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
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
Search and find the best jobs, online and abroad
About this course
This qualification consists of five learning units. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include video and an end of lesson assessment.
When you complete this certification, you will have learned how to enter your first English lesson well prepared and confident. This 240 hour practical program is packed with teaching information.
PLUS! Become a TEFL-Pro with four in-depth specialist courses which cover ✔ Teaching Business English ✔ Teaching children ✔ Teaching IELTS and TOEIC exam classes for students who want to study or work in an English speaking country.
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, find and enjoy your new (high paying!) job.
Gain your TEFL certification in as little as 5 weeks and enjoy access to your course materials for 6 months.
Premier TEFL accreditation
120 hour Advanced TEFL Course
Module One: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs
Understanding your students language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind TEFL teaching.
Module Two: How to Understand and Use Grammatical & Teaching Terminology
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. We know that grammar can be intimidating for new teachers – it won’t be at the end of module 2!
Module Three: How to Plan Your Syllabus & Lessons
Being the best teacher you can be is down to planning. On this course you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which of course is great for reviews (especially if you are teaching online).
Module Four: How to Teach Grammar
Now that you know grammatical terms, you’ll fly through this module on how to teach it. Breaking down your students’ English levels, you’ll know which grammatical term to teach and how to teach it. 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!
Module Five: How to Teach 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! From beginner restaurant vocab like, MENU, PLATE, GLASS, MAINS to advanced business such as, INCOME, EXPENDITURE, RECRUITMENT. You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context.
Module Six: 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. On this course you’ll learn modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible.
Module Seven: 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 write it. This includes setting listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to reading letters, emails, Facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lot of homework to your students!
Module Eight: How to teach Writing & Speaking Skills
These are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas 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.
Module Nine: How to Teach English for Specific Purposes
Your students have a reason why they want to learn English. You’ll learn how to differentiate these different types of students and how to tackle their lessons. For example, how to teach teenagers, or business people or exam classes to help students get into universities in the US or UK. You’ll end lesson 9 armed with a breadth of knowledge about who you are teaching, why you are teaching them and what you should teach them.
Module Ten: How to Move from Learning to Earning
Here you’ll get up-to-date tips on the current employment market. Once you’ve secured your first job, in this module you’ll receive details about how to get the best career ‘teachers toolkit’ ready to jump into any job online or abroad.
Specialism course content and units
Unit 2 - How to Teach IELTS Exam Preparation
The International English Language Testing System is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.
Imagine helping your students to open doors to universities and jobs in English speaking countries? This important exam is taken by two million hopeful students annually – and you are the key to their success! Which means that having this accredited certificate on your resume will boost your earning power by at least 30%.
Schools want you, students need you – opportunities galore await! IELTS really is THAT important.
This seven module course will focus on how to teach the four main areas that students must be proficient in to pass:
- Listening – students listen to four recordings and answering questions.
- Reading – students answer 40 questions on various writing materials provided in the exam.
- Writing – students will be asked to explain data provided to them and write an argumentative essay.
- Speaking- assessment through four oral. conversations on various general topics as well as more abstract topics.
Unit 3 - How to Teach TOEIC Exam Preparation
Similarly to IELTS, the Test of English for International Communications is a global standard in English fluency.
Primarily a workplace exam for those employed in international business it sees over 6 million test-takers annually.
This fully accredited six module course will give you the specialist knowledge to work within a commercial environment and prepare your students for global career success. English is the global language of commerce. This means that you will be in high demand in this very lucrative area.
In this unit you will understand how to improve your students’ score in the main areas of this hugely important exam. This centres around:
- 45 minutes for Section I: Listening.
- 75 minutes for Section II: Reading.
- Approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions.
Unit 4 - 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 5 - 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.
Verified Student Reviews
Don’t panic! In many cases your focus as an English teacher will be conversational. Most native English speakers aren’t aware of grammar terms; but you’ll cover everything you need to
You have a six month study period to complete your TEFL course, from the date of enrollment. As a guideline, the 120 hour Advanced TEFL Course takes 6 – 8
The industry standard requested by TEFL employers is 120 hours of teacher training. Having any specialist TEFL training, such as teaching young learners, is a huge bonus and will strengthen
Questions and Answers
What if I’m not good at grammar?
Don’t panic! In many cases your focus as an English teacher will be conversational. Most native English speakers aren’t aware of grammar terms; but you’ll cover everything you need to.
What’s the age restriction to take TEFL course?
The minimum age to take a TEFL course is 18 years old. Employers will often seek candidates who are aged 21+. This happens in cases where they also require a degree-level education as part of the job requirements or at least so that the candidates have had time to gain some life experience in professional settings.
That said, some employers are open to hiring younger teachers for kindergarten roles and summer camp positions.
Am I too old to teach English abroad?
Broadly speaking there are no strict age limits for teaching English abroad. Keep in mind however that you will be underemployment rules of the country in which you plan to teach – not your home country.
The local labor laws in China, for example, would see a worker retire much sooner than within an EU country. These cultural factors will influence the recruitment preferences of employers.
Do I need to speak another language to teach English abroad?
You do not need to speak a foreign language to get hired in TEFL. In fact, many employers will prefer if you do not speak the local language as it prevents you from using it in the classroom. Remember, your goal is only to speak English to students.
Learning some common and everyday phrases will make your time more enjoyable there’s no doubt. And your newfound community will appreciate your efforts to localize. In some Spanish speaking countries where English is less commonly known, a basic understanding of the language will be valuable in your social life.
Which course for teaching English online?
To teach online successfully and to meet the requirements of the online teaching platforms, you will need a minimum of 120 hours of TEFL training. This is an industry-standard comprehensive course.
While you will not be in a physical classroom setting it is important to complete training that gives you a solid basis for English teaching methodology and techniques. Next, you can make the transition to teaching online. Many online teaching platforms offer support with this and have vast resources available in order to maintain consistency from teachers for lesson delivery and activities.
TEFL teachers can continue their professional development by taking a 30-hour Teaching English Online course.
Can you fail a TEFL course?
You can fail a TEFL course however most people will pass, once they have a high enough fluency level of English.
Most people who fail either do so by not meeting the passing grade (after multiple exam attempts) or by failing to complete all of the course work in the first place.
The number of exam attempts available to you will depend on the type of TEFL course you are taking. Fast track TEFL courses allow for unlimited exam attempts and require a pass mark of 80%.
How do I verify my TEFL certificate to teach online?
It’s simple to verify your TEFL certificate online with Premier TEFL and confirm its authenticity.
Go to the certificate verification page and enter the unique identifier found on your certificate. Click verify and the results display the name of the graduate, the certification awarded, and the number of teacher training hours completed.
Share this verification link and a copy of your certificate with your employer to allow for a smooth hiring process.