10 Hour Classroom TEFL Course: Try out TEFL for a day
Your time is precious and if you’re thinking about getting TEFL qualified, why not find out if TEFL is right for you in just one day.
We’ve managed to pack a lot into our 10 hour classroom TEFL course, you’ll cover the key principles behind teaching English as a foreign language, how to tackle the tricky subject of grammar and put the theory into practice. Led by one of our experienced TEFL tutors, you’ll get the expert advice of someone who’s got years of experience in the classroom.
If you decide you want to take your TEFL game to the next level you’re in a fantastic position to sign up to one of our longer courses. Who knows, one day this could be the start of a whole new career…
You’ll start the day a TEFL novice but by the time 6pm rolls around we can guarantee you’ll have a much better idea of whether the TEFL life is for you.
10 hours might not seem like a long time but you’ll be amazed at what you can fit in with our one day introduction to teaching English as a foreign language. Get to grips with the basics of TEFL and learn how to teach English to non-native speakers, including the tougher topics like grammar.
With locations in a number of big cities and courses over the weekend or a weekday, we’ve designed this taster course to fit around your life.
What will I learn?
Dip your toe into the TEFL waters!
Get the full TEFL lowdown in just one day and find out why teaching English abroad is one of the best ways to see the world.
Covering the core principles of TEFL in the morning and role play in the afternoon this is the best way to find out if TEFL is for you. Plus our expert tutors will give you some handy tips about how to get out there and get a job if you decide to get TEFL qualified.
In the space of just one day (or 10 hours if you want to be exact!) you’ll get to grips with the key TEFL principles and try your hand at putting them into practice. Our expert tutors will be able to give you advice on the world of TEFL and how to go about getting your dream job. Plus, with our flexi course option you can sign up to the course now and pick the location and date when you’re ready.
Here’s the timetable:
Welcome & course aims
Teaching new language
Grammar & error correction
Teaching Practice 1
Job hunting and careers advice
Here for you
We pride ourselves on having some of the best TEFL tutors out there, they’ve all got years of experience so you know you’re in a safe pair of hands.
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
Portuguese-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.
I found all of the links to teaching material and job searching very helpful. I also enjoyed watching the videos of the teachers and their classroom management and approach to teaching. I feel I hav... More
16th October 2017
Great support, helpfull staff. User friendly on line course. Good on site weekend training!
15th October 2017
The course was well structured and easy to follow. I liked the review and advice given by Mark, giving a thorough feedback to correct mistakes and gave practical advice.
I would as a result recommend... More
14th October 2017
i-to-i TEFL has been so encouraging and I look forward to new and exciting adventures
13th October 2017
My overall experience with I-to-I company is excellent. Their staff was being very supportive and helpful. Choosing 120 hours TEFL course was the best investment ever. It's brilliantly structured, so ... More
10th October 2017
By providing a vast network of detrimental information and relaying it perfectly with-in every course provided
10th October 2017
It was efficient and interactive. Great quality when it comes to the information and sources to help beginners or experienced teachers or students trying to become teachers.
10th October 2017
Our teacher Chris was fantastic. He demonstrated a wide variety of teaching techniques and ideas by actually getting us to them which really brought the class to life. At no point was it boring, I had... More
9th October 2017
Excellent course! Challenging. I learned a lot & feel well qualified to start teaching English. Fun, interactive, highly recommended!!!
"How can I get fully qualified as a TEFL teacher?"
If you get to the end of the one day TEFL taster course and decide that you’ve found your calling the good news is that it couldn’t be easier to get qualified!
Most employers ask for a minimum of 120 hours TEFL training so once you’re signed up to our 120 hour online TEFL course it’s only a matter of weeks until you’re qualified and the adventure really begins.
"I’m not sure where I want to do my TEFL course, can I change this later on?"
For all our classroom courses we offer a flexi option, this lets you decide the place and the date at a later date. Perfect if you’re not sure which uni you’re off to, or you’re in the process of moving.
"Will I get the same level of training as the 20 hour weekend TEFL course?"
We’ve worked closely with our expert tutors to create a course which covers the same content as our weekend course, but in less time.
If you’re on the fence about whether you want to take the plunge into TEFL or you’re short on time, this is the course for you.
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:
English Government 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
Looking for a qualification that will open doors to jobs around the world? Well, that’s exactly what i-to-i delivers. We’re accredited and our courses are regulated by respected independent bodies, we’re always improving and innovating to bring you the very best.
Support & advice
Starting a new challenge can sometimes feel a bit daunting but we’ll make your TEFL experience new and exciting not new and scary. We’ll be right here, holding your hand every step of the way.
Experience & knowledge
When it comes to TEFL, we know our stuff and pretty much wrote the book on teaching English as a foreign language. We’ve been around longer than any other provider and have awarded more TEFL qualifications than anyone else – over 182,000 and counting.
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