290 Hour OFQUAL REGULATED LEVEL 5 TEFL COURSE - Begin Today - Premier TEFL
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290 HOUR OFQUAL REGULATED LEVEL 5 TEFL COURSE

  • 290 hours of online TEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, TBE & TYL training
  • Ofqual Regulated TQUK Level 5 (RQF) qualification (170 hours)
  • Internationally recognized certificate
  • 70+ page Grammar eBook
  • Downloadable TEFL course book
  • Expert job hunting advice
  • Learn on any device
  • Flexible study schedule
  • Personal tutor support

6 Month Study Time

290 Training Hours

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Why take the 290 hour Ofqual Regulated TEFL Course?

Our 290 hour TEFL course checks off all those boxes; you’ll get the most comprehensive training available, including four specializations—teaching young learners, teaching Business English students and both IELTS and TOEIC preparation courses.

The Ofqual regulated 170 hour TQUK Level 5 certification is included and will put you in a (REAL) good place.

It’s comprehensive, including 11 modules that are self-paced and can be done from anywhere you have a WIFI connection.

The course is regulated by Ofqual (an accrediting body of the UK government) and is an equivalent to the CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL certifications.

Awesome! This hooks you up with a certification that is reputable and recognized by most governments, schools, and embassies—a step up from a typical 120 hour TEFL course.

The additional coursework bestows a number of perks on the future-TEFLer. You’ll walk away from your training with full confidence in your abilities to not just do your job but to do your job well.

You’ll have heaps of job prospects, and your résumé will stand out significantly.

You’ll blow the competition out of the water and will ultimately be a highly desirable employee/candidate.

If you’re looking to have leaps and bounds more accreditation than a basic TEFL course, still want the flexibility of getting trained in an ultra-convenient way, AND want to have the pick of jobs available to you post-certification, then the 290 hour TEFL course certification program is for YOU.

Course Syllabus

Take control of your learning and have ultimate flexibility while becoming TEFL qualified. You’ll benefit hugely from the course being delivered online, meaning you can study whenever and wherever it suits, on any device in any location. With 24/7 access, you can fit your learning around your job, university classes or any other commitments.

This course is dynamic and chock-full videos of videos, photos, tips, class resources, reflective tasks and quizzes to ensure your learning is enjoyable and easy to follow.

    TEFL 290

  • Module 1: Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Admire the English language for its global impact—and know how learning it can meaningfully impact the lives of your students
    • Learn the most modern teaching methodologies and recommended classroom practices
    • Total: 19 hours


  • Module 2: Understanding English Grammar
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Learn about the complicated nuances of English grammar, such as tense, syntax, and punctuation
    • Grasp how best to introduce and teach these concepts to different levels of language learners
    • Total: 27 hours


  • Module 3: Teaching English Grammar
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Be warmly (and firmly) reminded of the different parts of speech and how those work together to create phrases, sentences, and more
    • Be able to present on grammar structures and meaning in context
    • Assess which level of grammar is suitable for a given classroom, as well as grade and correct language effectively for particular proficiency levels
    • Total: 17 hours


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

    • Understand what makes vocabulary so important
    • Learn different ways to group and organize words to make learning easier (for yourself AND the students!) 😉
    • Practice incorporating dictionaries into your lessons
    • Be aware of different ways to practice vocabulary, including recording and recycling words
    • Total: 10 hours


  • Module 5: Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Know accuracy vs. fluency and why it matters
    • Have a boatload of ideas for communication activities, like discussions, debate, reading aloud, guided writing, free writing, and more 🗣
    • Understand how to teach these skills in productive, appropriate manner
    • Total: 25 hours


  • Module 6: Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the different types of listening and reading skills so well that you could explain it to your mom
    • Know different approaches to teaching these skills to ESL students
    • Total: 11 hours


  • Module 7: Materials and Aids for Teaching Englishe
    By the end of this module, you will:

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    • Understand the breadth of external resources available to teachers, such as flash cards, story time, and more
    • Be able to evaluate how appropriate a given teaching aid is for a particular lesson or a particular level of students
    • Know when and where to use authentic materials
    • Total: 9 hours


  • Module 8: Teaching Pronunciation of English
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Be hooked on phonics / understand the basics of phonetics 📝
    • Know how to teach pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation
    • Understand how a learner’s primary language can impact their ability to speak a second language well
    • Total: 16 hours


  • Module 9: Lesson Planning for Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    By the end of this module, you will:

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    • Have survived lesson planning bootcamp! 👊
    • Memorize the steps to create powerful lessons, such as identifying objectives and using interactive learning techniques between your students and yourself
    • Be able to produce specific lesson plans for different levels of learners
    • Total: 11 hours


  • Module 10: Young Learners
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand language acquisition basics for learners aged 5-16
    • Know what motivates learners of these ages and what teaching methodologies best support them
    • Craft a lesson plan that incorporates best teaching practices for this age range
    • Total: 9 hours


  • Module 11: Use Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Know that not all resources are created equal, and be equipped to gauge the quality of course books, textbooks, etc.
    • Learn how to match materials to learners’ needs
    • Surf the internet for lesson plan ideas like a pro
    • Total: 14


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.



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.


Teaching Business English

  • 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.



Teaching Young Learners

  • 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



You will gain 29 Credit Points at Level 5 (RQF) on successful completion of this course. Qualification Number 601/5234/5 on the OFQUAL Register.

Unit(s)Unit RefUnit No.Guided Learning HoursCredit Value
Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageR/506/87121195
Understanding English GrammarD/506/87142275
Teaching English GrammarK/506/87163172
Teaching English VocabularyA/506/87194101
Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and WritingA/506/87225254
Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and ReadingF/506/87236112
Materials and Aids for Teaching EnglishL/506/8725792
Teaching Pronunciation of EnglishR/506/87268163
Lesson Planning for Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageD/506/87289112
Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young LearnersD/506/87311091
Using Resources Effectively When Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageH/506/87311142

Do you know what happens when you spend years helping first-time English teachers develop their skills?…You gather all the tricky grammar lessons in an ebook and publish it!

“The Survival Guide to English Grammar” is your 70-page portable & printable grammar resource, included when you book the 120 hour Advanced TEFL Course.

You’ll learn all essential grammar components, usable examples and avoid classroom flusters.

Your English teaching adventure made simple. There’s no two ways about it, we love teaching English abroad! Passion for what we do at Premier TEFL is in abundance. Every. Single. Day.

And, from all of our combined experience, we know that embarking on a TEFL adventure is simply life-changing. We can’t wait to support you to get started…

Course Syllabus

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.
  • 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.


Do you know what happens when you spend years helping first-time English teachers develop their skills?…You gather all the tricky grammar lessons in an ebook and publish it!

“The Survival Guide to English Grammar” is your 70-page portable & printable grammar resource, included when you book the 120 hour Advanced TEFL Course.

You’ll learn all essential grammar components, usable examples and avoid classroom flusters.

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Your English teaching adventure made simple. There’s no two ways about it, we love teaching English abroad! Passion for what we do at Premier TEFL is in abundance. Every. Single. Day.

And, from all of our combined experience, we know that embarking on a TEFL adventure is simply life-changing. We can’t wait to support you to get started…

Advanced Teacher Training

This TEFL accreditation is lifelong—and given its strength and respect around the world, you’ll be primed for creating the TEFL career path of your dreams. Thousands of TEFL jobs will be right at your fingertips: Reviewing past-present participles in Prague, singing silly songs in Seoul, debating and discussing in Da Nang, tongue-twister’ing in Taiwan.

The world is your oyster—and few destinations are off limits. Along with full support from our friendly team, you can be confident in choosing the best training opportunity for you.

This course is ideal for TEFL beginners who want to earn a level 5 qualification to pursue a wider variety of TEFL jobs from the get-go.

You DON’T need;

  • To have any previous experience.
  • To be degree qualified.
  • To be a native English speaker.

You DO need;

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  • An appetite for adventure.

Coordinated by qualified teaching English professionals, this internationally recognized certificate trains you in all the fundamental skills you need to teach English as a second or foreign language.

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When does my study time begin?

As soon as you want, baby! The moment you enroll is the moment you’re given access to the coursework. You’ll have six months to complete the course in its entirety from any device with internet, so hop to it! 🐰

Do I need to be a native English speaker?

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Fo’sho! And most people do just that. Complete the 170 hour course on your own time at your own pace. No need to skip out on Grandma’s birthday to get your assignment in!

How long to complete the course?

Most people complete the 170 hour TEFL course within three months; however, it will ultimately depend on your availability and the time you put into it.

ProTip: Try to work in two – four hour blocks so you make real progress each time you log in

What score do I need to pass my course?

Score an 80% or higher on each module to unlock the next. The course is graded as you go, not at the end with a big scary final. 😅😅

What if I’m not good at grammar?

Who is? Just kidding. We’ll do our best to introduce you to the basics of grammar and whip your OWN language skills into shape. We’ll cover everything you need to know during your course!

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