Course Overview & Dates

The UK-TEFL  Standard course is the perfect introduction into the world of TEFL. The practical course is taken over 2 days and led by one of our experienced trainers. Not only will you be taught by one of UK-TEFL’s TEFL trainers who have years of experience and will be able to answer all your TEFL questions, you will also spend the two days with fellow students looking to take the same path as you. 

This fast paced and engaging course will cover all important aspects of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. You’ll cover valuable teaching methods and techniques, grammar, lesson planning and much more through the use of fun hands-on activities. You will even get the opportunity to plan and teach your own lesson – fully preparing you for when you first step into the classroom. 

Once you have completed the 2 days of training you will be qualified to Teach English as a Foreign Language. The majority of our students use their TEFL certificate to move abroad as it provides a great opportunity to earn money while travelling the world. For those who are looking to use the TEFL certificate in the UK, the course will enable students to teach at summer schools, volunteer in their local community, or set up their own business teaching privately. For many of our graduates the course has enabled them to lead life long careers in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

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The course gives you everything you need to take your first steps into Teaching English as a Foreign Language. You’ll cover lesson planning, grammar, EFL employment and much more. Below you can find our 2 day course timetable. 

Day 1

Start Finish Subject Area Details
09.00 09.30 Warmers/Icebreakers Learn the importance of warmers for creating classroom atmosphere. Feedback and evaluation of warmers
09.30 11.00 Real EFL Lesson The structure of a grammar lesson using PPP method. Demonstration of an example grammar lesson
11.00 11.20 Break
11.20 11.50 Foreign Language Lesson The language learning experience - issues in understanding new vocabulary, new language structures and new sounds.
11.50 12.25 Foreign Language Lesson The value of full immersion in a language in the classroom. Feedback of teaching methods and techniques.
12.25 13.00 Controlled Practice Activities for students to practice new language in the classroom
13.00 14.30 Lunch and class level homework
14.30 15.30 Functions Using contexts to teach
15.30 16.00 Grammar Tenses The tenses of the English language
16.00 16.30 Feedback on class level homework How to assess students written work and give feedback to students
16.30 16.50 Break
16.50 18.00 Lesson Preperation Students prepare a short lesson presenting a simple grammar tense
18.00 20.00 Teaching Practice One Teach to peers who become non-native speakers

Day 2

Start Finish Subject Area Details
09.00 10.00 Teaching a vocabulary lesson Activities and games for memory and revision of new words
10.00 11.00 EFL Employment Finding work abroad and in the UK
11.00 11.30 Break
11.30 13.00 Teaching a skills based EFL lesson Reading and Writing. Listening and Speaking. Adapting authentic texts for use in the classroom. Using music.
13.00 14.00 Lunch
14.00 15.00 Lesson Planning Students prepare either a controlled or free activity for a skills-based lesson with a focus on instruction - giving a delivery
15.00 17.00 Teaching Practice Two Teach to peers who become non-native learners. Peer and trainer feedback.
17.00 17.30 Review of the course
17.30 18.00 Final Q and A Fill in the course feedback forms

Who is this course for?

The Standard course is aimed at people with no previous TEFL experience. No particular qualifications are needed to take the course, and our courses are open to none native English speakers, all we ask is that you are fluent in English. Once you have completed this course you will be able to teach at language schools all over the world or privately in this country.

The Standard course is popular among those who are looking to 

• Work at language schools abroad
• Teach privately abroad
• Teach privately in the UK
• Volunteer in the UK with non-native English speakers
• Current teachers who are looking to teach abroad

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What's included?

All students who take this course will receive an internationally recognised TEFL certificate and access to our jobs service, where you will find job opportunities across the globe. You can apply for as many jobs as you wish. If you have never applied for a teaching job before and don’t know where to start with your CV, then UK-TEFL are here to help. We offer a CV MOT service to all our customers to ensure your CV is in tip top shape before applying for work.  We also offer a range of teaching aids from TEFL manuals and games to assist you when you start teaching and these can be purchased through our TEFL shop. Once you have taken the standard course with us you will receive discounts for further training.

What do I get? 

• UK-TEFL internationally recognised certificate
• Finding Work Guide
• Option to take further training
• Access to our jobs service

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You will be assessed on a teaching practice. You will do two teaching practices, one on the first day and one on the second day, and you will be assessed on both of these. You will be given a topic by your tutor and you will plan the lesson and deliver it to the rest of the group, presenting to the class as if they were real foreign students. Your peers will give you feedback on your lesson and you will watch and feedback on theirs.  

Many people wonder how you can teach English to foreign students without knowing how to speak their language. You will see how this works by learning some key phrases in a new language without the use of English translation. By the end of the course you will have taught two lessons at the appropriate level of your students and be confident about teaching lessons in the future.

Lesson Practice Assessment Criteria

• Was the target language used? 
• Did the student encourage high student talk time? 
• Were the students engaged? 
• Was it presented clearly ? 
• Did it flow from one activity to the next?
• Did it maintain a positive learning atmosphere? 
• Were the main objectives of the lesson achieved? 
• Was the lesson organised effectively?
• Were handouts, pictures and board work clear? 

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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. 

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Here are what our students thought of the course

Anna-Louise Airey Standard TEFL Course, Preston February 2017 I have enjoyed the TEFL course and the activities in the classroom are really effective. I also found practicing lessons helped with my confidence at the front of the class.

Rebecca La Valle Standard TEFL Course, Preston February 2017 I would advise anyone to take this course since you can learn a lot in a brief time. It is very useful, especially if you are going to use it to build a career.

Anna Horncastle Standard TEFL Course, Birmingham December 2016 I have really enjoyed the course. Our teacher, Meryl, was outstanding! The course was very enjoyable and extremely informative.

Raquel Lowsley Standard TEFL Course, Manchester November 2016 Really great introduction into what it might be like to work as a teacher, good taster of the levels of grammar I'll need to be familiar with, and teaching methods/lesson plan structure. Fun and engaging.

Jennifer Reed Standard TEFL Course, London November 2016 Thoroughly enjoyable - a great start for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language career.

Rachel Fearon Standard TEFL Course, Preston November 2016 Excellent trainer, very patient and informative. I learned a number of excellent teaching methods from Christopher.

Jon Ray Standard TEFL Course, London October 2016 Excellent course - packed with useful/practical lessons for potential teachers. Well presented and lots of fun.

Kamara Angelene Davis Standard TEFL Course, London August 2016 I found the course enjoyable and useful, it was really fun and engaging. I feel confident to go ahead with Teaching English. Caroline was an amazing trainer and made me keep my concentration throughout the course - she was very enthusiastic.

Cristina Castillo Davis Standard TEFL Course, Birmingham August 2016  It was definitely a fun 3 days! The group enjoyed every activity, I can say we all have learned a lot from Christopher. He made every day a day to look forward to learning new things that we can use once we get on with our teaching careers. Jobs listed on this website. 

Doreen Watson  Standard TEFL Course, London July 2016 I thoroughly enjoyed my course and felt it was good value for money. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t easy and at one point I felt like running out the door but I am glad I stayed and finished. Alex was amazing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are any particular qualifications required to enrol on the course?

You don’t need any qualifications to enrol on the Standard course. As long as you can speak English fluently you can attend the course – you don’t need any teaching experience. 

Do I take an exam?

There is no written exam, you will be assessed on your teaching practice on the final day of the course. You will be given a topic and you will plan a lesson and teach to the rest of the group as if they were real EFL students. Your lesson will last approximately 10 minutes. 

Can I fail the course?

Although possible to fail, it is quite rare and our courses have a pass rate of around 99 per cent. In our experience, the only people who fail are those who are not suited to becoming a teacher. If you are passionate about teaching and participate in all aspects of the course then you should have no problems. If you do fail the course there is an option to retake your course for a reduced fee. 

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). 

What is the minimum age to attend the course?

You must be ages 16 and over to enrol on a UK-TEFL course 

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. 

How far in advance do I need to book the course?

You can enrol on a course any time until midnight the day before, however, we highly recommend you book at least two weeks in advance, subject to availability.

Are there any materials to accompany the course?

Although not essential, we would highly recommend purchasing the 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. 

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Course Dates

Course title Date and Location
Standard 2 day TEFL Course 21 September 2019 / London Regents University Select Course