Course Overview

Our accredited 120 hour online course is ideal for those looking to acquire additional TEFL training hours on their CV and acts as a perfect complement to the Standard course. The course takes approximately 120 hours to complete and you will have 3 months in which to complete the course, allowing plenty of time to study at your own pace and at times convenient for you. It is perfect for those looking to fit their studying around other commitments! Compatible with laptops, computers, mobile phones and tablets, you can study on the go or at home. The comprehensive 120 hour course can be taken by anyone, from beginners with no TEFL experience, to those who have taken the Standard course and want to further their training.

Written by experienced TEFL trainer Dani Mundy, the course consists of 10 parts, including one final assessment that will test your knowledge on everything you have learnt during the course. There are a number of mini quizzes, homework tasks and activities for you to complete as well as key questions asked throughout which are designed to get you thinking about TEFL and TEFL teaching. Dani will also help guide you through the course via a series of podcasts.

You will cover a wide range of TEFL topics on the course including: key TEFL language, teaching grammar, learning styles, EFL exams and levels, as well as the types of classes you will come across and how to teach them. There are lesson plans throughout for you to reuse in future classes, and plenty of ideas for activities to use in the classroom – including fillers and ice breakers. Upon completion of the course you will be qualified to Teach English as a Foreign Language.

Who is the course suitable for?

Whether you are new to TEFL and looking to take your first steps into EFL teaching, or TEFL qualified but looking to further your training and add additional training hours to your CV, this course is suitable for you. You don’t need any prior TEFL knowledge in order to take the course as you will start with the basics; however it will cover a range of topics, some of which those with TEFL experience may not have covered in their classroom based course.

The course is suitable for 

• Anyone wanting to TEFL
• Any ages as there are no age restrictions on the course
• Native and non-native English speakers 
• People with no prior knowledge of TEFL – the course starts with the basics
• Those looking to acquire additional hours on top of the Standard course or individuals required to complete a certain amount of training hours in order to secure a TEFL job. 


What is included?

The course will equip you with the skills needed to Teach English as a Foreign Language and upon completion you will be qualified to teach in language schools across the world or privately in this country. Below is an overview of what is included in the course. 

• 120 hours of online training
•  3 months to complete
• 10 sections - 9 content sections each with a test and homework task to complete and 1 final assessment section
• The course covers: Key TEFL language, grammar, learning styles, the four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing - and how to teach a skills-based lesson, the IPA and pronunciation, a guide to EFL exams and levels, how to teach different types of EFL classes, how to plan a successful lesson, as well as plenty of activities and lesson plans throughout for you to reuse in future classes.
• The sections covered on the course are: Introduction to TEFL, The Tense System, The TEFL Classroom, Functions and Vocabulary, Grammar, The Four Language Skills, The IPA and Pronunciation, EFL Exams and Levels, EFL Classes and Final Assessment.
• Certificate
• TEFL Jobs service



There are mini quizzes, countdown quizzes and assessments throughout Parts 1-9 of the course - only countdown quizzes are timed. All of the quizzes and assessments in Parts 1-9 can be taken as many times as you wish. You will need to to achieve a score of 75% or over on all quizzes and assessments to be able to progress to the next section. 

Part 10 of the course is a final assessment and you will be given three hours to answer a set of questions based on the content of the course. The pass mark is 75% or over. The final assessment can only be taken once, but if you do not pass you can buy an additional attempt for £9. 

You will also be given a homework task at the end of Parts 1-9 of the course, which you must complete and upload. Homework tasks are mandatory, but only graded if you pay for the graded module which costs £19.


Finding Work

Once you have completed your course, the next step for many is to secure a job. All UK-TEFL customers will get access to our jobs portal, where you will find jobs all over the world, with many offering great salaries, accommodation, progression opportunities plus many other perks. 

If you are looking for teaching and travel advice, why not browse our travel guides to help you decide where you would like to teach? All our travel guides include information on how to find work, salaries, where you can expect to live and the main sights to explore. 


Content Covered

The course consists of 10 Parts. Below is an overview of the content covered in each Part. As well as the content listed, there is Further Reading, a Checklist, Homework and a Research Task at the end of each section, as well as a mini-quiz. You will come across lesson plans and example activities throughout the course.

Part 1: Introduction to TEFL

  • TEFL Graduates and their Experiences
  • TEFL Acronyms
  • TEFL Buzzwords
  • TEFL Teaching and the TEFL Teacher
  • Parts of Speech
  • Language Terms
  • Ice Breakers
  • The Foreign Language Lesson

Part 2: The Tense System

  • Grammar Basics
  • The Tenses and Tense Activities
  • Teaching the Tenses
  • Modal Verbs and Functions of Modal Verbs
  • Lesson Ideas using Modals
  • Prepositions and Dependent Prepositions

Part 3: The TEFL Classroom

  • Learning Styles
  • Assessing Learners
  • The Teacher
  • Types of Classes
  • Fillers
  • Lesson Planning
  • Lesson Evaluation

Part 4: Functions and Vocabulary

  • Functional Language
  • The Importance of Teaching Vocabulary
  • Exposing Students to New Vocabulary
  • Idioms
  • Synonyms
  • Collocations
  • Prefixes
  • Phrasal Verbs

Part 5: Grammar

  • Grammar Auction
  • Conditionals and Teaching Conditionals
  • Future Tenses
  • Gerunds and Infinitives
  • The Passive
  • Making Grammar Fun
  • Grammar with Songs

Part 6: The Four Language Skills

  • Speaking and Speaking Tasks
  • Speaking Lesson Plan
  • Listening
  • Listening to Fast Native Speech
  • Listening Lesson Ideas
  • Reading
  • Reading Lesson Plan
  • Writing
  • Typical TEFL Topics

Part 7: The IPA and Pronunciation

  • The International Phonetic Alphabet
  • IPA Activities
  • Schwa
  • Word Stress
  • Intonation and Question Tags
  • Sounds and Spelling
  • Fast Native Speech
  • Sound Problems Specific to Nationalities
  • Using Songs to Practice Sounds

Part 8: EFL Exams and Levels

  • EFL Exams and Levels
  • Class Levels
  • Starter and False Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficiency
  • Differentiating Between Levels
  • Realia

Part 9: EFL Classes

  • Young Learners
  • Teenagers and Summer School
  • Language Games and Fillers
  • Songs for Summer School
  • Teaching Adults
  • One-to-one Classes vs. Group Classes
  • General English vs. English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Part 10: Final Assessment

  • Final Assessment


Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I get to complete the course?

You will have three months to complete the course. However if you have not completed the course after this time you can purchase a 30 day extension for £19.

How long does the course take?

The course equates to around 120 hours of training. However, the exact length of time it takes to complete varies from person to person. It depends on how much time you devote to it and how quickly you grasp the content.

Where can I access the course?

The course is compatible with laptops, computers, mobile phones and tablets - so you can learn at home or on the go! You could also download the Litmos LMS app for free and access the course from there.

Is there an age limit on who can enrol?

The course is aimed at everyone, therefore there are no age restrictions.

Are any particular qualifications required to enrol on the course?

You don't need any qualifications or teaching experience - as long as you can speak English fluently you can take this course.

Do I need to take the Standard classroom course as well as the 120 hour online course?

We would recommend that you take the Standard classroom course as well as the online course in order to get practical TEFL experience. The online course is a great way to acquire a more in depth understanding of TEFL, however it is also important to gain practical TEFL experience as this is what many language schools will be looking for when employing their teachers.

What is the difference between the online course and the classroom courses?

The online course goes into more detail and allows you to work at your own pace. The classroom courses are fast-paced and they give you the opportunity to put your teaching into practice. You will also get to meet fellow TEFLers! To get the full TEFL experience, it is a good idea to take both types of courses. This way you can acquire the theory from the online course and also the practical experience from the classroom course.

Do I need to know grammar?

You don't need any knowledge of grammar prior to taking the course, as it is covered during the 120 hours. You can also take our online grammar course to improve your grammar skills further.

Do I need any books to take the course?

You don't need any books to take the course. You will be presented with recommended reading throughout the course - including books and websites - which you may want to consider taking a look at.

Are there any materials to accompany the course?

You will be provided with reference materials throughout the course, which will include help sheets and tasks for you to complete. Although not essential, we would highly recommend purchasing our TEFL Starter Pack. This brilliant pack contains everything any new EFL student will need. Our well stocked TEFL Shop has books on all aspects of TEFL teaching, so if there is any area you feel you need to brush up on you will find plenty of books to help you. 

How do I pay?

You can pay with all major debit/credit cards. You can book through the website or over the phone by calling the UK-TEFL team. 

Is there an exam?

There are mini quizzes, countdown (timed) quizzes and assessments throughout the course for you to complete. You will need to achieve a score of 75% or above on all quizzes and assessments to progress to the next part of the course. The quizzes and assessments in Parts 1-9 can be taken as many times as you wish. 

Part 10 includes the final assessment of the course. You will be given three hours to answer a set of questions. This assessment can only be taken once and the pass mark is a score of 75% or above.

There are also homework tasks for Parts 1-9 of the course. You will be given an exercise to complete offline and then upload. These are mandatory but will only be graded if you choose to pay for the graded module, which costs £19.

What type of questions will I get asked?

Mini quizzes and countdown quizzes present you with a set of multiple choice questions to answer. Assessments include a mix of multiple choice questions and questions that require you to type a key word or phrase into the box given. All questions are based on the content of the course. 

What happens if I fail the final assessment?

If you do not pass the final assessment, you can purchase one additional attempt for £9.

Is UK-TEFL an accredited training provider?

Yes, UK-TEFL is a platinum Approved Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Centre, which means all our courses are endorsed by TQUK. TQUK is a national awarding body and is regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). 

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, you will be able to download your certificate upon completion of the course. You can also purchase a hard copy for £5.00, which includes UK postage and packaging. You could also upgrade your certificate to a TQUK endorsed Level 2 qualification, issued from the national awarding body TQUK. This certificate includes a course module statement and costs £30 (including UK P&P). Please note: If you live outside of the UK, a postage charge will be applied on top of the certification fee.

Is TEFL a recognised qualification?

A TEFL qualification is recognised worldwide and will qualify you to teach English as a foreign language abroad or privately in the UK.

Do I have to live in the UK to take this course?

As the course is online, it can be accessed from any laptop, computer, mobile phone and tablet. This means that you don't have to live in the UK to be able to take the course.