140 Hour Combined TEFL Course

$549.00 was $749.00 Offer ends: Friday 16th December
  • 120 hour online TEFL course
  • Plus 20-hour weekend classroom course
  • Dedicated, detailed tutor feedback
  • Ofqual-regulated TEFL qualification
  • Recognised and endorsed by employers across the world
  • Get hands-on teaching practice in the classroom
  • Study online on your tablet, computer or phone
  • Flexi-Course: Book now, pick a date later ?

Course Summary

Myth buster: There’s no need to speak another language to teach English abroad. TEFL is all about speaking English, so that’s all you need to know.

And don’t worry if you’ve never taught before, no previous teaching experience is needed either.

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TEFL 140: here’s the lowdown

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.

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Course breakdown

How it works

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
  • Classroom management
  • Putting your lessons into practice
  • Developing lesson content
  • Teaching theory

In no time at all, we’ll take you from rookie to rockstar, ready to take on the world.

Module breakdown

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:

Day 1
9.00-9.15 Welcome & course aims
9.15-10.30 TEFL principles
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Teaching new language
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Grammar & error correction
3.00-3.15 Break
3.15-5.30

(time may vary)

Teaching Practice 1
5.30-6.00 Day 1 reflection
   
Day 2
9.00-9.30 Review
9.30-10.30 Pronunciation
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Teaching reading & listening
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.30 Using coursebooks
2.30-2.45 Break
2.45-5.00

(time may vary)

Teaching Practice 2
5.00-5.30 Day 2 reflection
5.30-6.00 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.

Reviews

Annie was excellent, she really excelled in instructing us on teaching methodology.

4th December 2016

The 120 hours course is very good, very nicely structured and the quizzes are challenging enough to give you a good understanding of every topic. The only thing I would change is the huge amount of ex... More

4th December 2016

A varied course that gives you a solid base to go and teach. Prior to this course I have not studied anything teaching related and wouldn't have known how to start planning a lesson. By the end of it ... More

1st December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course. I found the content of the course very interesting . The course layout is simple to follow and very clear. I found the Progress checks and assignments very helpf... More

30th November 2016

The course has a really friendly and approachable teaching style. It very clearly utilises it's own advice all the way through, which is like a constant reminder of exactly how the methods will work i... More

25th November 2016

Excellent instructor at the face to face class!

20th November 2016

Excellent and comprehensive online course to rapidly bring you up to speed on teaching one-to-one. The course is very well organized and the content is both challenging and rewarding to work through a... More

20th November 2016

The course was interesting, the right amount of challenge, the quizzes kept it interesting and helpful for reviewing understanding. Instant feedback. Thank you

16th November 2016

Excellent user interface. Very prompt feedback!

14th November 2016

I love TEFL COURSE. I am sure very much confident in teaching English as a subject. TEFL COURSE is so much complex and it has all the essential elements to make someone a complete English tutor. THAN... More

13th November 2016

FAQs - your questions answered

"Will the course fit in with my life?"

Absolutely! The course is designed to fit around you and your lifestyle.

The 120 hours’ online study can be completed at your own pace. You can access the course 24/7 so you can drop in and out when it suits you.

The 20 hours’ classroom time is completed over a single weekend and you can choose from a range of dates and locations to fit your schedule.

"How long will it take to complete?"

Most people complete the course within four to six weeks but if you need a little more time, that’s no problem. You’ll have access for 10 weeks.

The beauty is, you can work at your own pace.

"Will I get feedback?"

Yes! We believe feedback is really important, not only to check you’re on the right track but to give you confidence as you go along.

After submitting your work, it will be checked by our experienced TEFL tutors and you’ll receive great feedback and support as you’re progressing.

"How soon before I’m teaching abroad?"

The 20 hour Classroom TEFL Course is hosted over one weekend. You’ll be in the classroom between 9am – 6pm across Saturday and Sunday with a lunch break and tea and coffee breaks provided.

"How much grammar will I need to know?"

Don’t let worries about grammar put you off. You’ll be teaching conversational English and we’re sure you’re already a natural when it comes to talking.

So if grammar leaves you cold, don’t sweat; you can still be a great teacher.

"Where can I teach abroad?"

Anywhere where English isn’t already the first language. That’s a lot of places! So hit Google Maps and pick your dream destination. You could be there sooner than you think!

The UK’s trusted TEFL provider

We’re proud to say that our TEFL courses stand head and shoulders above the rest – but you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ve been given the stamp of approval from Gatehouse Awards, the awarding organisation recognised by exam watchdog Ofqual, and also by the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council – an independent accrediting body.

ofqual-iconRegulated & recognised

Not all TEFL courses are the same and not all of them will result in an Ofqual-regulated qualification. The good news is, ours does. This is because our TEFL courses have been independently inspected, matched to a regulated qualifications framework and given the thumbs up by Gatehouse Awards, the awarding body recognised by Ofqual (the government department in charge of regulating qualifications). We’re pretty chuffed about that!

Check out your i-to-i qualification here

What does this mean for me?

Choose i-to-i and you’ll enjoy the reassurance that you’re about to begin a top-notch course, to equip you with the skills to teach all over the world with a qualification that pretty much guarantees employment.

When it comes to quality, our Ofqual-regulated qualifications stand out from the rest. And when you combine that with our worldwide reputation and over 22 years’ experience, it’s probably time to start packing your bags.

odlqcAccreditation

And as if that’s not enough, we’ve also received independent accreditation from the Open Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC). This is a quality mark recognised by employers all over the world.

Must haves

Before beginning any course, ensure it is accredited by a respected external body and check it leads to a regulated qualification. Many TEFL courses claim to be ‘accredited’ but always scrutinise the credentials carefully. Accrediting bodies include the ODLQC and Pearson but the best thing to look out for is a qualification regulated by Ofqual.

Why i-to-i?

Quality

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

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.

Knowledge

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.

Now recruiting

No experience? No problem. Once you’re qualified, you can join the other 175,000 i-to-i graduates teaching abroad.

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It is refreshing to be greeted by smiling faces every single time you step outside the door. And trust me it is every – single - time!
I had so many laughs with kids I had never even met, which truly reflects the power of living in a small Thai community, and discovering ‘real’ Thailand.
While I worked a job and went to school full-time, I kept daydreaming about how I would wind up where I am today. I'm living a dream come true.
The kids will surprise you with how much they know at such a young age, and whatever age you get given you will find it a hugely rewarding experience.
The entire team has been amazing and in all honesty, I can't imagine doing any of it without them. They've settled me in, calmed my nerves and boosted my confidence.
The seven weeks I have had here in Colombia have been indescribable; an unforgettable experience made even better by the incredible people I have met along the way.
It was an absolutely amazing experience and one which I miss every day. It was absolutely fascinating, I loved it!
Sitting with the others, chatting and laughing the night away, it felt like I was at Fresher’s again and I loved every single minute of it.
China is one big classroom in itself for me: a different dish to try, a new phrase to learn… and for this experience, I just feel really grateful.

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