What if we said you could soon be getting paid to teach English while travelling the world?
Well, with our 140-hour TEFL course, you can do just that. With a combination of online learning and classroom practice, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to bag your first paid teaching gig.
Complete 120 hours online at your own pace, then join other budding TEFL teachers for a weekend of practical activity with an experienced tutor in the classroom.
Endorsed by employers around the globe, the TEFL course has been developed with some of the world’s leading language schools. This means you’ll gain a recognised qualification, ready to land your dream job and start your adventure.
You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we’ve designed our 140-hour TEFL course to fit around you.
You’ll complete 120 hours online at your own pace and then gain 20 hours’ practical experience in the classroom over a weekend, learning from a professional tutor. You can even choose a date and location that suits you for the classroom part.
By the way, we don’t do dull. So there are no boring lectures or tedious assignments. What you’ll find instead is manageable chunks of learning, packed with interactive features, video clips and quizzes. Plus, constructive feedback from your own personal tutor.
The result? Everything you need to start earning and traveling as you teach.
What will I learn?
From learning to earning
No teaching experience? No problem! With our 140-hour TEFL course you’ll learn everything you need to know to teach with confidence. Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll learn:
Planning your lesson
Putting your lessons into practice
Developing lesson content
In no time at all, we’ll take you from rookie to rockstar, ready to take on the world.
Want to know what you’ll be doing? Here’s a brief overview of the online modules:
1. Knowledge modules:
Combining theory with short films, activities and quizzes to bring learning to life.
2. Putting it into practice:
Real-life examples to turn what you’ve learnt into really effective teaching practice.
3. Check your knowledge:
See how far you’ve come with quizzes to help you review what you’ve learnt.
4. Course assessment:
A final assessment to pull everything together. It’s your opportunity to show the world your amazing new skills.
In just two days, you’ll gain practical insights into what it’s like to teach abroad and get the confidence to go after your dream job, wherever that may take you. And with our unique Flexi-Course option, you can start your online course now and book your classroom course when you’re ready at a date that suits you.
Here’s the timetable:
Welcome & course aims
Teaching new language
Grammar & error correction
(time may vary)
Teaching Practice 1
Day 1 reflection
Teaching reading & listening
(time may vary)
Teaching Practice 2
Day 2 reflection
Your TEFL future
Here for you
Learning online is great but what’s even better is knowing there’s a real person behind the scenes providing support, marking your work and giving you feedback.
Throughout the TEFL course you’ll get expert guidance from your tutor and our support team so you’ll never have to go it alone.
Director of Studies, Tracy Robinson
After almost 20 years in the industry, teaching students of all ages and nationalities, Tracy now uses her experience to train teachers to do the same! As our Director of Studies she is involved in creating and maintaining courses, looking after our tutors and candidates and dealing with day-to-day academic issues.
TEFL highlight: Tracy has worked all over, including four years in Japan where she realised TEFL was her calling.
TEFL Tutor, Lindsey Cottle
Lindsey is currently living in Amsterdam, where she’s worked for the university since late 2015. She’s previously worked all over including in India, Italy, Taiwan and the UK – but Hong Kong is her favourite teaching location after being thrown in the deep end at just 22. She loves the motivation and effort the weekend course students demonstrate, and can’t wait to meet you all there!
TEFL highlight: The new perspective you get – being invited into people’s houses for religious festivals, and being taught to cook local cuisine.
TEFL Tutor, Stuart Fassam
Stuart’s been teaching TEFL for nine years now, after what was meant to be a year in Sicily turned into six (oops)! As well as Italy, he’s also worked in Spain and France in private language schools, state school and universities, and also has experience in Director of Studies and examiner roles. He’s now based in the good old north of England with his partner and two kids.
Fun fact: Stuart’s partner Claire is also one of our TEFL tutors (though they haven’t yet confirmed if they met in the classroom!).
TEFL Tutor, Penny Campbell
TEFL superwoman Penny is qualified up to the eyeballs, and has lived and taught in some amazing locations like Egypt, Mexico and Japan over the past twenty years. It was a burning desire to see the world that spurred Penny to get qualified, but since then she’s learnt how rewarding and diverse a career in TEFL can be; she’s written books and exams, and produced online resources for the British Council. Phew!
TEFL highlight: When I qualified, online courses didn’t exist – so I did my CELTA qualification in Egypt, and loved it!
TEFL Tutor, Meryl Burgess
Leeds lass Meryl delivers courses around the north of England, and has volunteered and taught abroad in Ecuador, the Czech Republic and Australia. She’s been in the TEFL game for 15 years, and still gets a kick out of meeting the TEFL students who are off on amazing adventures around the world. Meryl’s favourite country is Ecuador, a diverse country with very welcoming locals.
TEFL highlight: Obtaining my visa to be able to teach in Ecuador involved illegal border crossings and bribery. Maybe not a highlight… but certainly memorable!
TEFL Tutor, Wendy Rogers
Wendy lives in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa and has been a TEFL tutor since July 2011. She loves living here, and her favourite place is the beautiful nearby fishing town of Kalk Bay. Wendy has taught in Ireland, Libya and the UAE, and has travelled extensively – highlights include the pyramids in Cairo, and seeing elephants swim in a Zimbabwean lake.
TEFL highlight: Watching students’ creativity, and each time a student tells me how much more confidence and insight they have at the end of a course.
TEFL Tutor, Teresa Jacobs
Travel is Teresa’s passion, and her claim to fame is having visited every country in Europe, Scandinavia, China (with the toilet stories to prove it) and many of the ‘Stans! It’s just as well she’s a TEFL tutor, then, as she’s able to continue travelling (to Hanoi, New York, or even just Milton Keynes!) and inspire others to get out and have some meaningful adventures. Favourite destination: Brazil.
TEFL highlight: Working in Turkey, where in the mornings I taught in Asia and in the evenings, Europe!
TEFL Tutor, Annie da Silva
Portugese-born Annie started life in Paris, but has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for most of her life after her parents emigrated when she was two. She’s been a TEFL teacher in her home country for over 25 years, and a teacher trainer for over ten years. You’ll likely meet her if you take our classroom course in Jo’burg, so be sure to say hi!
TEFL highlight: I feel very privileged to do the work I do. There aren’t many jobs that expose you to so many different types of people and walks of life!
TEFL Tutor, Peter Bowdery
Peter lives and teaches in the Czech Republic, and is currently an online tutor for i-to-i. He’s been teaching for over twenty years in Poland, England and the Czech Republic, and in his spare time he translates, proofreads and writes materials for English course books, as well as lending his voice to recordings on these learning materials!
TEFL specialisation: Business English. I have a Trinity TESOL Certificate and RSA DELTA.
TEFL Tutor, Debbie Hooper
It was the variety of the work and the diverse people that attracted Debbie to TEFL back in 1993, and she’s lived and worked in Vienna, Austria and New Zealand (lucky!). Based in Devon, she’s been teacher training since 2002. Fave aspect of TEFL? She loves the challenge of diving into a new culture and finding out how things work in a new country.
Most remote TEFL course: I’ve run courses in remote parts of China, Siberia and Rwanda!
TEFL Tutor, Paul Myers
Paul lives in Hong Kong, and runs weekend courses in Bangkok and Hanoi. He started his TEFL career teaching in Korea, then moved on to Japan and China, and still nurses a passion for travel today. His favourite aspect of being a TEFL tutor is being instrumental in the lives of people who want to learn English, and he recognises that the teacher makes a huge difference in learning effectiveness.
Favourite place: Thailand, for sure. I think this is largely due to the incredibly friendly people. I’d love to teach there one day.
Flexible to fit around you
Early bird or a night owl; you can learn at a time to suit you with 24/7 access to the online modules.
Access the TEFL course from your tablet, laptop or phone and complete the modules at your own pace, any day, anytime, to fit in around your current job or uni holidays.
The 120 hour online i-to-i TEFL course is brilliant! Everything is well-structured and easy to follow, there is a ton of useful information and further reading, and I was able to submit my own lesson ... More
22nd January 2017
To cut the long story short,this course is amazing.You can learn so much,great stuff,quick review..If you are looking for the best tefl course out there I to I tefl is the way to go!
17th January 2017
wow! this course is just brilliant!! I recommend it for anyone who wants to start woth TEFL! I-to-I is definitely the one for you!!!
16th January 2017
The structure was great. I have more knowledge and respect for the profession and look forward to putting these lessons into use. I can see how, after 120 hours, I have only acquired an introduction... More
16th January 2017
Prompt service. Easy to understand interface. Great content!
16th January 2017
On line 120 hours - very good, enjoyed it and am excited to wander down the path of teaching English to Foreign learners soon.
11th January 2017
Superb course. Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.
17th December 2016
The course was very fun , lots of fun activities, lots of warmers, interesting facts, fun ways to learn , "lots of suggestions on how to keep your students engaged ", great tutor ,fun fellow students ... More
15th December 2016
Well structured and interesting. I do hope that the certificate will arrive soon here in Australia and hopefully I will be able to get a teaching position in 2017.
Our qualifications have been approved by Gatehouse Awards, the awarding organisation recognised by Ofqual . Make your CV stand out from the crowd with a TEFL qualification from i-to-i.
Who are Ofqual?
Ofqual is the British exam watchdog and their job is to ensure qualifications awarded are of the highest standard. An Ofqual stamp of approval on your qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers, pushing your resume to the top of the pile and getting you your dream TEFL job!
Why is it important to me?
There’s plenty of TEFL jobs out there but competition is tough, which is why you need to stand out from your peers. With a qualification from i-to-i you’ll have a qualification which has been independently checked to the highest standards, providing you with the best, so you can be the best.
Did you know?
We’ve also received independent accreditation from the ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council) which is recognised by employers across the globe giving you a qualification which will give you the best start on your TEFL journey.
With so many TEFL courses out there it’s hard to know what to look for so here’s our top tips:
Ofqual-regulated - Make sure that the course you’re about to start has been independently checked and leads to a regulated qualification. The Ofqual seal of approval gives employers the confidence that you’ve got the best qualification, practically guaranteeing you a job.
Experience - With over 22 years’ experience in TEFL we’ve carved the path for TEFL courses. Since the world’s first weekend TEFL course in 1994 leading to the world’s first online TEFL course in 2001 we know our way around a TEFL course!
Help & Support - You’re bound to have questions during your course so make sure you’ll get the support you need. Our TEFL courses come with a personal tutor so you can tap into their TEFL wisdom along the way.
Quality & value
Want a qualification that will open doors around the world? Well, that’s exactly what you get with i-to-i. We’re regulated and accredited by the people that matter and constantly innovate to deliver the best.
Support & advice
Starting something new can often feel like a leap into the unknown but we’ll make this new adventure exciting, not scary; holding your hand for as long as you need.
Experience & knowledge
When it comes to TEFL, we lead the way. Pioneers of the industry, we’ve been around the longest, awarding more TEFL courses than anyone else. At the last count, we had 175,000 graduates and rising.
No experience? No problem. Once you’re qualified, you can join the other 175,000 i-to-i graduates teaching abroad.