120 Hour Online TEFL Course
A comprehensive course that covers all the necessary foundations of teaching
A ‘must-buy’ for everyone who is serious about learning the nuts and bolts of TEFL teaching. This is the perfect course if you want to learn in your own time and at your own pace.
Highly regarded in the TEFL industry, the 120 Hour Online TEFL Course is an excellent way to get expert TEFL training and you’ll have a dedicated TEFL tutor keeping in touch with you throughout your course progression.
What will you learn?
The aim of the online course is to introduce prospective teachers to all the core skills and tools needed to start their journey as a language teacher. Remember, no course can ‘make you into’ a teacher, all a course can ever do is introduce you to concepts, provide you with practice in key areas and provide you with core structures around delivering a lesson!
The course covers all the core areas for today’s language teacher to consider and develop, and takes trainees along a logical pathway from knowing little or nothing about teaching to being able to understand how to plan and prepare and effective lessons and activities.
The online course is made up of 10 modules and two written pieces of work. Throughout the course there are activities for you to test your knowledge and practise what you have learnt. Many of the modules have an end of module test to allow you to get a sense and keep track of your progress. A core element of each module are the numerous links to reading around the learning objective of each module. These are hugely important and often quite challenging articles – intended to make the trainee really think around the subject and understand that there are many different approaches, views and ways in which to deliver great learning experiences.
Module 1 - Introduction to language teaching: methodology and approaches (introducing the trainee to a range of different approaches), learning styles, motivations of students and the role of the teacher
Module 2 - Classroom Management and Teaching Techniques: how do you set up a classroom, how do you manage activities, what makes a good activity, core principles of working with learners, warmers and coolers, error correction
Module 3 - Lesson Planning / Resources / Materials: The key stages of a lesson, why planning is important, how to structure a lesson (that works!), different resources and materials you can use
Module 4 - Speaking and Listening: The module focusses on how to teach two of the most important language skills (speaking and listening) and takes the trainee from the theory through to real activities that work in the classroom
Module 5 - Vocabulary and Pronunciation: Another two very important areas. This module has some very interesting activities around pronunciation and why it can be so important – irrespective of the teachers own accent / background
Module 6 - Reading and Writing: The module focusses on how to teach reading and writing. It will provide the trainee with theory before leading on to how to approach setting up a lesson and real activities examples for the classroom
Module 7 - Teaching Young Learners: Usually neglected in the core body of most courses but a hugely important and relevant area of language teaching. The module covers the different types of YL, expectations and motivations, how to manage and plan effectively and activities that work
Module 8 - Language Awareness and Grammar: A review of core English grammar and then focus on why and how to teach the ‘nuts and bolts’ of English
Module 8A: Once you have completed module 8 you are directed to the formal written lesson plan. Here you will be asked to submit a lesson plan (from a set selection) along with an essay supporting the thinking around how and why the plan was developed. This is uploaded to your online account and forms an integral part of passing the course.
Module 9 - Assessing and Testing Learners: Why do we need to assess and test students, what should you be aware of, core English language tests in use, do’s and don’ts!
Module 10 - Multimedia in the classroom / Professional Development / Getting a job: More and more classrooms have access to new media, how do you use it? Then moving onto how to progress (and keep progressing) as a teacher and finally – how do you get that all important first job
End of Course test: Once you have completed all the above you will be provided with access to the final course test. Takes around 3 hours to do.
Assistance and advice: Throughout the course all trainees can access assistance / advice from email@example.com – for advice on any element of the course.
The Lesson Plan is marked within 7 days of completion of the final written test. You will receive written feedback and a PDF certificate within 7 days. A paper certificate will be delivered within 28 days (as a small nimble business we always try and beat this!).