Online TEFL Course

An extremely comprehensive 

Accredited Online TEFL Course

If you are serious about becoming TEFL qualified, sign up now for the most comprehensive Online TEFL Course. We always recommend you add some supervised teaching practice with real students of ESL (option available in Barcelona, Madrid, or Valencia). That is to ensure that you have complete understanding of the tenets of TEFL in practice. Furthermore teaching practice is a must if you want our certificate to be have its full weight across the globe. And finally add to that some mentoring and online theory – and you will be ready to teach anywhere in the world. Start with our Online TEFL Course now.

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A/ COURSE AIM: Why do this TEFL course?

The overall aim of TEFL TRAINER’s accredited TEFL Course is to make you very knowledgeable in all course types and levels, ensure that you have a high level of language awareness (phonetics and grammar: getting up to speed with these language systems is key), and that you know how to deliver a structured,  enjoyable, and effective class. This sound introduction to the world of teaching is paramount for a successful career in TEFL.

B/ ELIGIBILITY: Who can do this TEFL course?

We offer our TEFL Certification Course to students and graduates alike, no limit of age. No prior qualification or experience in teaching is required. Fluent English (native or C2 non-native are welcome), determination, and willingness to learn are the requirements. Regardless of the TEFL Course you select, we recommend a phone call to run through the Student Handbook you receive upon signing up. We are always available by email to provide support and guidance.

C/ COURSE SYLLABUS: What will you learn?

TEFL Trainer’s accredited TEFL Courses all contain the following three learning blocks:

BLOCK 1online (140 hours of videos, text, and interactive exercises):
A/ Basics of Teaching: an introduction to TEFL.
B/ Phonetics: a comprehensive unit to understand the IPA and start using it to teach phonology and pronunciation.
C/ Grammar: a thorough review of word classes, functions, and more. Example below!
D/ TEFL language and levels units, to start planning your lessons.
E/ TEFL Practice units.
F/ Classroom Management theory.
G/ Methodology units.
H/ TEFL Job Interview Preparation units, and
I/ 6 final exams (on Chapters A, B, C, D, E, and F).

BLOCK 2assignments (6 reflective diaries)

  • 6 reflective diaries
  • 400 words each
  • 100 subjects to choose from
  • a first draft can be submitting to receive feedback
  • grading grid and guidelines provided

BLOCK 3assignments (6 lesson plans) or teaching internship (100 hours or more)

  • 6 lesson plans with hand outs / annexes
  • 50 subjects to choose from
  • a first draft can be submitting to receive feedback
  • grading grid and guidelines provided
  • with or without 6 mentoring sessions on Skype

OR

  • teaching internship in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Castellón la Plana, or Valladolid. Conditions apply
  • online mentoring provided
  • onsite training provided

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Your certificate is obtained and graded as follows:

  1. Online course: 30% of final grade
  2. Reflective Diaries: 30% of final grade
  3. Lesson Plans or Teaching Internship: 40% of final grade.

You must obtain a minimum of 60% in each of the 3 learning blocks.

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D/ COURSE STRUCTURE

The Advanced TEFL Course contains some of the following media and content types.

70+ videos

Plenty of theory is explained in our videos! Over 70 are available and include Grammar, Phonetics, and Spelling.

Text
Learning the theory of TEFL is important. Get ready for your teaching practice through case studies and the study of real classroom scenarios. Short, digestible, and useful content!

Interactive Practice Quizzes and Final Exams

Practice makes perfect: our formative quizzes can be completed many times. The summative final evaluations can only be completed once.

TEFL Network
Join us on our Social Networks (Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and LinkedIn). Do also email us your updated CV upon successful completion of the programme and we will give you tips and post a recommendation straight onto your Linkedin profile, like this:

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E/ MORE ABOUT THE COURSE

First of all the Online part of our TEFL Course comprises a complete Grammar Course, Methodology Units, Language and Levels Units, and Classroom Management Units. The study programme focuses on the most essential TEFL skills and is considered a complete and advanced course.

Secondly you can always apply to the practical course (in Barcelona, Madrid, or Valencia) when you feel ready. This course lasts 140 hours when spending 40 to 60 minutes on each grammar point and an average of 60 minutes on each of the other chapters contained in the other units (Language and Levels, Methodology, and Classroom Management). We would not recommend completing this course in less time!

In short, our professional video tutorials, explaining TEFL essentials point by point, using plain English and lingo, enable you to gradually acquire the “metalanguage” (lingo of Grammar) and other jargon, as well as good subject knowledge. You will learn everything you need to know to Teach English Grammar (Teaching English as a Foreign Language – TEFL). The videos are supplemented by interactive exercises and text you can read online.

UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE AND LEVELS

So this is a great course for learners of English and for future TEFL professionals (teachers and coordinators) as it comes with units on Methodology and Lesson Planning (ideal for self-study and teaching).

You will learn about a system of methods you can use or mistakes to avoid in the classroom. Language and Level units are designed to give you a better understanding of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment) and help you identify and address common mistakes made by learners of English. The Classroom Management units will give you some insight into disciplinary problems, motivation and organisation in the classroom. This course can take between anything between 50  and 140 hours, depending on your prior knowledge of English, on whether you have taught before or not*, as well as your level of perfectionism.

* If you are interested in learning more about our on site teaching practice programme, click here!

F/ COURSE ACCREDITATION

Last but not least, we are a fully accredited and recognised TEFL certification provider: more information here.

This was a really interesting course to do, and was a perfect placement for my year abroad. The interview process was very organised and streamlined and my placement was confirmed in good speed. January 2016

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Llewelyn M, Barcelona

I have definitely improved my English teaching skills. I had a great time. The online course was very extensive. I would definitely recommend it! January 2017

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Laurynas S., Valencia

It is one of few programmes that give you direct experience teaching before your qualification is even complete, allowing you to learn theory and apply it whilst on the job. December 2016

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Wilhelmina A, Madrid

My experience with TEFL Trainer has, without doubt, improved my teaching capability. The team offered constant support while allowing me to develop my individual teaching style. August 2016

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Julia I, Barcelona
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