Exploring the Heart of Northern England: Manchester and Beyond

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Northern England by starting in Manchester, a city where history and modernity blend seamlessly. From the gothic architecture of Manchester Cathedral to the literary haven of the John Rylands Library, the city is a cultural feast. Extend your adventure with day trips to the surrounding towns: Liverpool, where The Beatles’ legacy lives on; Leeds, with its vibrant city life and historic buildings; and Sheffield, a city that balances urban development with lush green spaces. Each destination offers a unique glimpse into the region’s heritage, making for an enriching experience beyond the classroom.

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Starting your TEFL journey in Manchester with Premier TEFL not only equips you with a globally recognized certification but also immerses you in the unique cultural vibrancy and historical richness of Manchester. This city, at the forefront of the industrial revolution, now stands as a beacon of modern education, arts, and innovation. Manchester’s transformation from an industrial powerhouse to a cultural and educational hub makes it an ideal setting for TEFL learners who seek both inspiration and practical experience.

The city’s diverse cultural tapestry is reflected in its numerous galleries, theaters, and music venues, offering TEFL students a plethora of real-world English language applications. From the Gothic architecture of John Rylands Library to the contemporary exhibitions at the Manchester Art Gallery, the city is a living classroom for language educators.

Moreover, Manchester’s status as a melting pot of cultures ensures a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. The city’s international community brings a wealth of linguistic diversity, providing an authentic setting for teaching English as a foreign language. Engaging with this community allows TEFL students to practice their skills in real-life scenarios, from casual conversations in the bustling Northern Quarter to structured language exchanges in one of the many educational institutions.

Premier TEFL’s comprehensive courses in Manchester are designed to harness the city’s educational assets, offering both theoretical knowledge and practical teaching experiences. This blend of learning, set against the backdrop of Manchester’s historic and cultural landmarks, not only enhances the TEFL curriculum but also prepares learners for a rewarding career in English language teaching, both locally and internationally.

In summary, choosing Manchester for your TEFL certification journey with Premier TEFL means stepping into a city where history, culture, and education converge, providing an unparalleled experience that extends far beyond the classroom.

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Interested in teaching English abroad but you don’t know where to start? There are over 60 countries on our TEFL Job Centre where you can teach English abroad.
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180 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma

Original price was: £999.00.Current price is: £225.00.

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300 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma

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310 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma

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Why Choose Premier TEFL in Manchester?

Premier TEFL stands out as a leading provider of TEFL certification, known for its comprehensive courses that cater to a wide range of aspiring teachers, from beginners to seasoned educators looking to globalize their teaching careers. The courses range from entry-level certifications to advanced diplomas, all designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in teaching English as a foreign language​​​​​​.

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  • Accredited & Regulated TEFL Courses: Premier TEFL’s courses are globally recognized and regulated, ensuring that your certification is respected wherever you go. From the 120-hour online TEFL course to the in-depth 180-hour Level 5 TEFL Diploma, you’ll find a course that fits your needs and aspirations​​​​.
  • Flexible Learning Options: Whether you prefer self-directed online courses, virtual classrooms, or a hybrid approach, Premier TEFL offers flexible learning options to suit your lifestyle. With the added convenience of studying through the Premier TEFL app, you can learn anytime, anywhere​​.
  • Experienced Tutor Support: Benefit from the guidance of experienced, DELTA-qualified tutors who are there to support you every step of the way, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience that prepares you for the challenges of TEFL teaching​​.

What qualifications do I need to teach English abroad with TEFL?

To teach English abroad with TEFL, most employers require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field. Additionally, obtaining a certification is highly recommended. The standard requirement for certification is usually a 120-hour course, although some countries or employers may have specific preferences or requirements. It’s essential to research the requirements of the country or institution where you plan to teach.

Can I teach English abroad with TEFL if English is not my first language?

Yes, you can still teach English abroad with TEFL certification even if English is not your first language. Many non-native English speakers successfully teach English as a foreign language. However, it’s crucial to have a proficient level of English language skills and fluency, as well as the necessary qualifications and certifications.

Do I need teaching experience to get a job teaching English with TEFL?

While prior teaching experience is often preferred by employers, it is not always a strict requirement to get a job teaching English with TEFL. Many entry-level TEFL positions are available for those without prior teaching experience, especially in countries with high demand for English teachers. However, having some teaching experience or relevant skills, such as tutoring, volunteering, or working with students, can enhance your job prospects and confidence in the classroom.

Will I need to speak the local language to teach English abroad with TEFL?

In most cases, speaking the local language is not a requirement for teaching English abroad with TEFL. English immersion classrooms are common, where only English is spoken to create an optimal learning environment for students. However, having some knowledge of the local language can be beneficial for daily living and cultural integration. Additionally, some employers may prefer or require basic proficiency in the local language, depending on the location and type of institution.

How hard is the TEFL exam?

The difficulty of exams depends on what academic level your course is, but with the right preparation and study materials, you can put your best foot forward and pass the assessments with comfort. Make sure to focus on answering assessment questions accurately according to the assignment description and the tips in the question amplification. Practice by writing notes in a study journal about each topic that you cover in your modules to show your understanding of English language teaching methodologies. You will also benefit from completing the interactive activities and reflective tasks throughout your coursework to get a feel for what is expected of you during the actual exam. Remember: there is no one correct way to approach preparing for the exam – just make sure that you are thorough in your preparations!

Does TEFL pay well?

Yes, teaching English as a foreign language can be very rewarding. Depending on your location, qualifications and experience, you could achieve an annual in excess of US$60,000 pa. In some countries your TEFL salary would be tax free. In addition to pay, teachers also enjoy various benefits such as comprehensive paid training, stable employment with good hours and weekends off, and opportunities for career growth.

Can you fail a course?

As part of Premier TEFL’s customer pledge, we guarantee that you will pass your course or get your money back. Once certified we focus on helping you successfully prepare for getting hired as a teacher of English as a foreign language. There are many factors that can help you achieve success. One important aspect is making sure that you have a well written resume/C.V. and the skills to write a relevant cover letter. It is important to know what employers are looking for, which is why we hosts job coaching seminars monthly for all students and graduates. Additionally, graduates can apply for jobs both online and abroad on the TEFL jobs board.

Manchester: A Hub for Cultural and Educational Experiences

Manchester Cathedral

Dive deeper into Manchester’s vibrant heritage by exploring landmarks such as the Manchester Cathedral, an emblem of the city’s historical significance.

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John Rylands Library

Renowned for its architectural beauty and rare collections.

These sites not only offer a glimpse into Manchester’s past but also serve as hubs for cultural engagement, hosting a variety of events and exhibitions that celebrate both local and international arts. Engaging with these iconic locations allows you to connect with the city’s rich tapestry of history, arts, and literature, enhancing your understanding of the cultural context in which you’re teaching English.

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Nearby Towns

Venture out on day trips to discover the unique charm of neighboring towns. Liverpool, not just famous for The Beatles, also boasts a rich maritime history and cultural landmarks like the Albert Dock and the Tate Liverpool. Leeds offers a vibrant city center with Victorian architecture and the Royal Armouries Museum. Sheffield, known as the “Steel City,” surprises visitors with its abundant green spaces, including the peaceful Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the sprawling Peak District on its doorstep. These excursions provide a perfect blend of historical insights, cultural experiences, and natural beauty, enriching your understanding of the diverse landscape surrounding Manchester.

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You do not need a degree to enroll in a TEFL course. However, a degree is required in certain countries to get a work visa as a TEFL teacher. If you do not have a degree, there are plenty of schools across the world that are open to hiring you, as well as online teaching platforms too.

To sign up for a TEFL course you should be fluent or native English speaking, have completed High School education to the age of 18, and have excellent written skills.

The best TEFL courses will match your personal needs. Knowing what you’re looking for will help narrow your options and allow you to choose faster.

  • Do you want self-study or in-class experience?
  • Want to study on an app?
  • Expect a personal study tutor?

All of these factors will impact your decision. Use our Course Picker Tool to narrow your course choice.

Employers seek 120 hours of TEFL training for entry-level teaching jobs. This is the industry standard and the minimum amount of TEFL training you should undertake.

At Premier TEFL, our most popular courses are our Level 5 qualifications that include certified teaching practice. They help you qualify for more jobs, better pay and are trusted and respected globally by employers.

The best TEFL training providers will have:

  • A range of courses to pick from
  • Excellent customer reviews
  • Knowledgeable staff to advise you
  • Heaps of alumni testimonials
  • Quick response times
  • External accreditation
  • A clear path to employment for you to follow once you graduate

Most learners complete 120 hours of TEFL training in around 3 – 6 weeks, depending on how much free time you have to study.

As a self-guided course, you do not have to wait for scheduled classes, classmates, or seminars. You can complete the 10 modules of coursework in your own time, at your preferred pace.

You will have 6 months of study time access from the day that you enroll and can add more time if you run out.

No matter which TEFL course you enroll on, unless you have teaching experience you might feel daunted by the idea of taking your first class. This is completely normal and it’s recommended to take an instructor-led teaching practice class to boost your confidence and presentation skills.

You do not need any previous teaching experience to become a TEFL teacher. Expect an entry-level pay grade if you are a first-time teacher.

Many online platforms and will supply full training for newly recruited teachers plus a comprehensive bank of lesson plans and resources to use. Experienced TEFL teachers can expect to earn higher hourly rates of pay.

Jump a pay grade by completing our instructor-led teaching practice class. You will get a certificate to attach to job applications.

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.

Yes, 120 hours of training is the industry standard for entry-level TEFL jobs. If you want to teach online, this is a popular course to take.

If you do not have any previous teaching experience, add our instructor-led teaching practice class to your training package to satisfy your future employers.

To further improve your employment chances and teaching skills you should study professional development courses in areas such as coaching IELTS students or business English.

In a competitive TEFL job market we recommend taking a Level 5 TEFL course which will typically get you hired more quickly for better paying jobs.

You will have 6 months of study time access from the day that you enroll and can add more time if you run out.

Yes! You can complete the 120 hour online TEFL course entirely on your smartphone.

You can either study the 120 hour TEFL course by downloading the Premier TEFL app to your smartphone or by logging into your Course Dashboard on your phone’s internet browser, we recommend using Chrome.

Premier TEFL courses have a 99% pass rate and 95% of our customers would recommend us.

120 hour fast track TEFL courses are pitched around the High School level and require a score of 80% to pass. The end of module tests can be retaken if you don’t pass the first time around. 

A Level 5 TEFL course has the difficulty level of the first year of university and requires more commitment and effort to pass. The essay style questions on a Level 5 course will be reassessed if the answers do not meet the required standard. 


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Finalizing your decision to pursue a Premier TEFL certification in Manchester is more than just an educational commitment; it’s a gateway to a world brimming with opportunities and cultural richness. Manchester, a city renowned for its pivotal role in the industrial revolution and its vibrant contemporary arts scene, offers a unique setting that combines the historical with the modern, the local with the global. This city is not just a backdrop but an active participant in your TEFL journey, providing real-world contexts where the English language comes to life in its streets, music venues, and bustling cafes.

Premier TEFL’s Manchester-based program is designed to cater to a diverse range of learners, offering not only top-tier educational resources but also unparalleled support from experienced educators. This comprehensive approach ensures that every TEFL student develops the skills and confidence needed to teach English effectively, whether in a traditional classroom setting or through innovative online platforms.

Moreover, Manchester’s multicultural environment serves as a fertile ground for TEFL students, offering daily opportunities to engage with a wide array of English dialects and accents. This exposure is invaluable, preparing you to meet the needs of English learners from around the world. The city’s rich tapestry of cultures, combined with Premier TEFL’s rigorous curriculum, equips you with the tools to navigate the complexities of teaching English as a foreign language, making your certification not just a document, but a testament to a comprehensive, real-world educational experience.

In essence, opting for Premier TEFL in Manchester is a step toward not only professional growth but also personal enrichment, set against the backdrop of one of England’s most storied and lively cities. Here, history and modernity converge, offering a TEFL experience that is as enriching and varied as the language you are set to teach.

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