Course Overview

Our 120 Hour Standard Online TEFL Course is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and also acts as a perfect complement to our Classroom Courses. Anyone can take the course, from beginners with no TEFL experience, to those who have had previous TEFL training. The course takes approximately 120 hours to complete and you will have 90 days to finish the course, allowing plenty of time to study at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. Perfect for those looking to fit their studying around other commitments! Compatible with laptops, computers, mobile phones and tablets, you can study at home or on the go. You can even download the App for your devices. Log in anywhere and anytime, all you need is an internet connection! You will get instant access from the moment you sign up, just check your emails for your login details.

Written by experienced TEFL trainer Dani Mundy, you'll start with the basics of TEFL and move on to more complex areas. The course is full of interesting content to keep you engaged, including videos, lesson plans and a series of podcasts presented by Dani. Everything you need is in one place; no other materials are required to take the course. There are multiple quizzes, homework tasks and activities for you to complete, in order to prepare you for the final assessment, which will test your newfound TEFL knowledge. 

You'll cover a wide range of TEFL topics on the course, including: key TEFL language, grammar, lesson planning, pronunciation and EFL levels, as well as ideas for teaching the different types of EFL classes you will come across in your career. There are plenty of hints and tips throughout the course and lots of lesson plans you can reuse in your future classes. For a full breakdown of the course modules, go to 'Content Covered'.

As the Graded Module is included in this course, all of your homework and task submissions will be graded by a UK-TEFL Online TEFL tutor and you will receive an overall grade. As soon as we have graded your homework submissions, we'll send you your electronic certificate, which will reflect the grade you achieve - Pass, Merit or Distinction. You can also purchase a hard copy version or upgrade to a TQUK accredited certificate, which is great for making your CV stand out when you are applying for TEFL jobs. 

Taking this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to get your dream job teaching overseas or in the UK privately. Once you have completed your course, you can take full advantage of our jobs portal and apply for any jobs you are interested in. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

£120

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 and looking to further your training, 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 the course is also popular with those who have taken a classroom course, but are looking to add additional training hours to their CV. 

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 to boost their CV
  • Individuals required to complete a certain amount of training hours in order to secure a TEFL job
  • Anyone wanting to receive an overall grade for their course submissions 

£120

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 the UK. Below is an overview of what is included in the course.

  • 120 hours of online training
  • 90 days to complete 
  • Electronic graded certificate on completion of the course
  • 9 end of module assessments and 1 final assessment
  • Graded Module - an overall grade for all of your course submissions
  • Content written by an experience TEFL trainer
  • 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, Final Assessment and Graded Module. 
  • Helpful hints and tips
  • Lesson plans
  • Flexible course with 24/7 access
  • TEFL job service

£120

Assessment

There are mini quizzes, countdown quizzes and assessments throughout Parts 1-9 of the course, which can be taken as many times as you wish. To progress in the course, you will need to achieve 75% on all quizzes and assessments. Part 10 includes a final assessment and you will be given a set of questions to answer within the three hour time limit given. All of the questions are based on the content of the course. The course is designed to challenge you, but there are no trick questions and the answers are all within the course. The final assessment can only be taken once, but if you do not pass you can buy an additional attempt for just £9. 

You will also be given a homework task at the end of Parts 1-9 of the course to complete and upload, as well as two additional tasks included in the Graded Module. Upon completion of the course, your course submissions will be graded by a UK-TEFL Online TEFL tutor and you will receive an overall grade. As soon as we have graded your homework submissions, we'll send you your electronic certificate, which will reflect the grade you achieve - Pass, Merit, or Distinction. Please note homework tasks must be completed offline and uploaded via a desktop. Don’t worry if you don’t have the ability to do this, just let us know and we’ll be happy to upload your tasks for you.

£120

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. 

£120

Content Covered

The course consists of 10 parts plus the Graded Module. 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 mini quizzes. 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

GRADED MODULE

  • Lesson Plan
  • Ice Breaker

£120

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I get to complete the course?

You will have 90 days to complete the course. However, if you have not completed the course after this time, you can purchase a 30 day extension for £19 from our shop.

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 can also download the Litmos LMS app for free and access the course from there. Please note homework tasks must be completed offline and require a desktop. However, don't worry if you don't have the ability to do this, just let us know and we'll be happy to upload your tasks for you.

When will I get access to the course?

You'll get access to the course from the moment you sign up, just check your inbox for an email with your login details.

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

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

Is there an age limit on who can enrol?

The course is aimed at anyone; 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 an online course?

We would recommend that you take the Standard Classroom Course as well as an 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 courses and the classroom courses?

The online courses go into more detail and allow 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 to take this course?

You don't need any knowledge of grammar prior to taking the course, as it is covered during the 100 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. The course does present you with recommended reading - 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, these 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 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. 

Is there an exam?

There are mini quizzes, countdown (timed) quizzes and assessments throughout the course for you to complete. These can be repeated as many times as you wish. Part 10 includes a final assessment, which can only be taken once. To pass the course, you must achieve 75% on every quiz and assessment.

You will also be given a homework task at the end of Parts 1-9 of the course to complete and upload, as well as two additional tasks included in the Graded Module. Upon completion of the course, your course submissions will be graded by a UK-TEFL Online TEFL tutor and you will receive an overall grade. As soon as we have graded your homework submissions, we'll send you your electronic certificate, which will reflect the grade you achieve - Pass, Merit, or Distinction. Please note homework tasks must be completed offline and uploaded via a desktop. Don’t worry if you don’t have the ability to do this, just let us know and we’ll be happy to upload your tasks for you.

What type of questions will I get asked?

Mini quizzes present you with 3-5 multiple choice questions to answer. Countdown quizzes test your ability by giving you a set of 5-10 multiple choice questions to answer in one minute. Assessments give you 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 from our shop.

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 receive a certificate upon completion of the course?

As the Graded Module is included in this course, all of your homework and task submissions will be graded by a UK-TEFL Online TEFL tutor and you will receive an overall grade. As soon as we have graded your homework submissions, we'll send you your electronic certificate, which will reflect the grade you achieve - Pass, Merit or Distinction. You can also purchase a hard copy version or upgrade to a TQUK accredited certificate, which is great for making your CV stand out when you are applying for TEFL jobs. The certificate includes a course module statement and costs £30 (including UK P&P). Please note: If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to pay an extra £2.95 for overseas postage.

Is TEFL a recognised qualification?

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

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. 

£120