We offer a world-renowned TEFL/TESOL certification course that equips you for the professional task of teaching English overseas, or in your home country.
Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks in a variety of exciting sites around the world, and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach - where English is the only language used in the classroom.
Our TEFL certification courses
The course is divided into six main areas
1 Teaching Practice
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2 Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3 Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4 Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5 Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
- Lesson planning
- Classroom management
- Establishing rapport
- Discipline in the classroom
- Managing equipment and teaching aids
- Creating materials
- Correction techniques
- Evaluation and testing
- Teaching vocabulary
- Teaching grammar
- Teaching receptive skills (reading and listening)
- Teaching productive skills (speaking and writing)
- Games in the classroom
- Songs in the classroom
- Teaching beginner students
- Teaching individual students
6 Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
Apply Today for a TEFL Course
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
Please click on the links below for further information about our individual course locations.