150-hour Zoom Certification Course with Observed Teaching Practice

Course aims

The 150-hour course is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Once you have graduated from the course you should have a good working knowledge of English grammar and a range of unique skills and techniques that will be invaluable in your future career as an English language teacher.

Some employers prefer their job applicants to have some form of previous experience of teaching in a classroom as well as a certificate of teaching knowledge. One convenient way for first time teachers to obtain this is to take a TEFL/TESOL course that includes Observed Teaching Practice (OTP) as part of the syllabus. Until recently this meant attending a training center for anywhere from one to four weeks. However, thanks to our new 150-hour Zoom certification course with teaching practice, you can participate in all training sessions for the teaching knowledge component and teach real English language students entirely from wherever you are, via Zoom.

By completing some OTP before applying for English language teaching jobs, you will greatly enhance your appeal to many international employers and ensure you are ready to step into your own classroom full of confidence in your ability to plan and deliver the quality of lessons that your students deserve.

All you need to complete this course and gain this certification is an internet-connected device with a webcam. The ITTT Zoom course is equivalent to an in-class course as it contains the same course components. You will receive the ITTT 150-hour certificate which shows 6-hours of Observed Teaching Practice. A TEFL or TESOL version is available as preferred.

If you’re looking for a convenient TEFL certification course that will set you up for a successful career teaching English at home or overseas, take a look at our 150-hour TEFL Zoom Certification Course with teaching practice.

Course procedure

After confirming a place by submitting a deposit payment to ITTT you will be able to choose from one of our three world time zones, who will deliver the course content. Current availability of this course is in time zones for East Asia, Europe and Central and North America. Each of our ITTT centers will outline your individual schedule covering all the course content. You will receive “input sessions” from our trainers covering all the teaching skills and language knowledge needed for you to teach. For the teaching practice they will guide you through the lesson planning process, observe your teaching lessons and then provide you with comprehensive feedback on your class. All of the process is undertaken via Zoom.

Tecnical requirements?
Zoom: https://zoom.us/
System requirements here

150-hour ITTT Zoom course centers

Our centers have been delivering the ITTT in-class courses for many years and are also all experienced in Zoom course delivery. They operate in the following time zones relative to GMT (UTC) and the descriptions below relate to those zones.

European center (UTC+1)

Usual teaching hours and time zone?
Usual teaching hours: some morning on-to-one classes (10/11/12 am), while most lessons would be Monday to Friday, 3pm to 8/8.30 pm

Who will you teach?
Currently, our online students are aged between 8 and 65 years. We therefore have different age groups: young learners, teenagers, young adults and adults.

Asia center (UTC+7)

Usual teaching hours and time zone?
Classes will run from 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We have an orientation on Sunday at 3pm before the Monday start, to give a brief overview of the course and Zoom software.

Who will you teach?
Various age groups; teenagers up. They will be Thai nationals from secondary schools and colleges, plus some young professionals with proficiency levels mostly ranging from A1 to B1.

Central America center (UTC-6)

Usual teaching hours and time zone?
Classes are from 6am to 9am and from 2pm to 8pm.

Who will you teach?
Classes are divided into teens and adults. Teen classes are 12 to 16 years and adults are 17 years and above. The average age in teen classes is 14 and an average age in adult classes is 23. All levels from Basic to Fluency.

Course content

Your course will contain the following course elements:

  • Classroom management
  • Teaching skills
  • Language awareness
  • Phonology
  • Course material creation and analysis
  • Observed Teaching Practice (minimum 6-hours) with feedback


Post-Course TEFL Job Guidance

Upon graduation from this course we will provide all the support necessary to help you find the right teaching job. These services include:

  • TEFL CV/Resume writing.
  • How to find TEFL job vacancies.
  • How to effectively apply for TEFL jobs.
  • Interview preparation
  • Free downloadable teaching materials and lesson plans.
  • The above services are available to you throughout your teaching career.

Course fees



How many total hours of Zoom classes will be scheduled?

Around 144 hours of theory and lesson preparation + six hours of observed teaching practice. This might be in conjunction with in-class course scheduled classes or conducted only with online participants.

How many English language learners will participate in the Zoom classes?

Class sizes can range from one person to a maximum of around 12.

Are any of the 150 hours of the course completed independently?

Course participants are assigned a number of tasks to complete outside class hours.

What if I can't participate in the scheduled zoom input session or lesson?

If the trainee cancels, local trainers have to teach the class in their place. Last-minute cancellations are therefore considered as a forfeit of one of the trainee’s teaching practice sessions.

What if I am late for a class?

If the course participant is late to a OTP class or input session, they would receive significantly lower feedback from their trainer. Repeated late arrival could impact the trainee's course result.

Will you refund if I can't finish the whole course?

The balance is to be paid within two days of the start of a course that the applicant has agreed to attend. The payment is non-refundable as the organisation of each session is based on a specific number of course members in the group. They will be offered the possibility to finish the course with one of our next sessions within 12 months.

Will there be any assignments and tests between the course modules?

Trainees’ progress is tested throughout the course.

Will I practice teaching one-to-one or groups?

Both are likely.

How will the OTP be scheduled?

Teaching practice will be scheduled as directed by the relevant training centre, with maximum flexibility in mind.

Will I need to write lesson plans for OTP?

Yes. For each lesson trainees are guided and supervised by a teacher trainer.

Will you record all classes for future use? If so, what will they be used for?

No, but some parts of some lessons will be recorded (by prior agreement) to be used for teaching purposes within the same training session. They will not be made public.

What is the payment procedure, and are installments possible?

A deposit of $499 is required to secure a place on a course, with the balance of $990 payable direct to the training center. Installments can be considered.

Do I have to download any programs onto my computer for this course?

Recommended software: You are strongly encouraged to download the Zoom Desktop Client. Doing so gives you access to many features, as well as the following browsers:

  • Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+
  • Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox, Chrome

If you do not download the Zoom Desktop Client, you will be able to access most (but not all) of Zoom's features - only on Chrome.

What equipment will I need to take part in the Zoom course?

All you will need is a desktop or laptop computer with webcam, headphones and a microphone, plus a reliable internet connection.

Can I fail the course?

Failure is a possibility, and typically results from unsatisfactory OTP or assignments not at the required standard. Most course participants complete the course successfully.

How long is the after course job support?

We offer lifetime jobs assistance.

Who are the teacher trainers leading the course?

The training center staff in the time zone that you choose will deliver all aspects of the course.

Can I choose which time zone I want to take the course in?

You can choose from south-east Asia, Europe and central America. Bear in mind that as input sessions and teaching is likely to be during their working day you will probably need to choose a timezone that fits in with your schedule.

Can I switch between time zones during the course?

No, this isn’t possible.

How many trainees are there per course? (min and max)

This will vary.

Can I take this course if I'm in a different timezone than the course?

Yes, you can. For example, if you are in the USA and you’d like to study late at night you may want to choose the Asian time zone.

Is this course on the same level as an in-class TEFL course?


What kind of certificate will I receive at the end of the course?

See sample certificate.

This course is designed to train me to teach in the classroom. Will it also help me to teach online?

Both are generally the same thing, but course participants will get a feel for online teaching through their own experience.

Can I plan my online lessons via Zoom on my own? (Days and times of the lessons)

Lessons are planned in conjunction with the training center.

I’m not a native English speaker. Can I apply for the 150-course via Zoom?

Your application form will give us most of the information we need, but in some circumstances we may ask for further information.

Will you help me to find a TEFL job after the 150-hour course via Zoom?

Yes, we will help you in any way we can.

How much time do I have to complete the 150-hour certificate via Zoom?

Each training center has their own general schedule, but all give a maximum of one year to complete all course components.

Can I use my phone to follow the classes in the 150-hour course?

A phone could be used in an emergency situation, but would not be recommended as your primary device.

Will you help me to resume my CV, after the course via Zoom?

CV/resume assistance is available to all ITTT graduates.

Do I have to pay to receive my TEFL or TESOL Certificate?

Certification and registered post delivery is included in the course fees.

How much is the 150-hour course via Zoom?

Refer to our website for current pricing and offers.