Premier TEFL Pledge
This course includes
270 hour Premier TEFL Course
What will you learn?
Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
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 entry level jobs with online platforms or as a freelance teacher
English language minimum level: Fluent.
At least an international standard of intermediate or advanced fluency: B1
About this course
The core course is divided into ten modules. Next you will complete five separate specialist micro credentials. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include video and an end of lesson assessment.
After you complete this certification you will know how to enter your first English lesson well prepared and confident. 270 hours of expert practical teaching advice will teach you the skills to understand your students’ needs, plan suitable lessons, have a range of specialized teaching skills, get hired, and enjoy your new job.
PLUS! Become a TEFL-Pro with five in-depth specialist courses which cover Teaching Business English Teaching English online Coaching IELTS students, Teaching children and Teaching grammar.
Gain your TEFL certification in as little as 7 weeks and enjoy access to your course materials for 6 months.
Recommended: Add our optional module of certified teaching practice to this course to qualify for more TEFL jobs online and abroad.
Premier TEFL accreditation
for Distance Learning)
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 for 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.
Course content and units
Unit 1 - How to Teach Business English - TEFL-Pro Course
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 2 - Become an Online English Teacher - TEFL-Pro Course
Did you know that online English teachers can earn upwards of US$60 per hour? The trick to becoming a freelance and successful independent online tutor is to specialize in a niche area of English teaching. This is the most lucrative path to take as an ESL tutor and when you offer lessons online.
This short TEFL-Pro course will help you understand how to become an effective virtual English teacher. At the end of this course you will learn how to teach remotely and what tools are available to help you to get the best results.
This six module course is packed with creative ideas to make your online lessons memorable, you will cover:
- How to set up as an online English teacher.
- How to teach one-to-one or small groups.
- What software, tools and techniques work best online.
Unit 3 - How to Teach Young Learners - TEFL-Pro Course
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.
Unit 4 - Become an IELTS exam Coach - TEFL-Pro Course
Learn how to teach IELTS Exam Prep and prepare your students for overseas success.
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 - Advanced Grammar for Teachers - TEFL-Pro Course
Do you ever think about how words, or parts of words can be joined together to change the meaning or to make brand new words?
Learn how words enter the English language and how they change over time so that you can share this knowledge with your students.
By the end of this course you’ll be ready to help students to create their own grammatically correct statements, whether they are simple, compound or complex.
Preview your certificate
Take a look at your future Accredited TEFL Certificate
Any employer can verify your certificate number when they enter it here. This world-beating system is used often by schools to ensure new teacher authenticity.
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How long does a TEFL course take?
The time taken to complete a TEFL course depends on how much study time you can dedicate each week and which duration of course or training
Can I go back to study in the same place where I left?
Yes absolutely, the easiest way to pick up right where you left off is to bookmark that page. Typically this is a star icon in your browser
Can I get help securing a TEFL job?
Yes! We’re here not just to get you TEFL qualified, but it’s our mission to help you secure your first (or next) teaching English ad
Questions and Answers
What TEFL job support is available with this course?
Premier TEFL teachers have membership access to our exclusive jobs board with 1000s of TEFL positions. New positions added every week.
To help you create a cover letter and CV/resume that will get you hired we run monthly job coaching seminars with our Jobs Coach.
At these sessions you’ll also discover how to make a professional demo teaching video and understand what online employers are looking for at interview.
How do 30 hour TEFL-Pro micro credentials help me?
By becoming a specialist English teacher in a niche or high demand area you will maximize your hourly rate of pay.
For example, an IELTS exam preparation coach can earn upwards of $ US35 per hour. Teaching business executives is also very lucrative.
This course includes 5 x 30 hour micro credentials in teaching exam English, tutoring online, business English, grammar and teaching young learners to give you the best opportunity to get paid the salary that you deserve.
How quickly can I complete a 270 hour TEFL course?
Most learners complete 120 hours of TEFL training in around 3 – 6 weeks, depending on how much free time you have to study. This is the core training course in this package.
Typically learners complete one 30 hour micro credential per week.
Overall, as a part-time learner you can expect to complete this self-led course bundle in 7 – 11 weeks.
How can I get help with this course?
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 will be part of our huge online TEFL community forum from fellow learners and our academic team.
Our weekly live Zoom classes are a popular way to review your previous learning, ask our academic team questions in person and to meet other learners. These classes are optional.
270 hour Premier TEFL Course
270 hour Premier TEFL Course
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