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130 Hour Combined TEFL Course

  • 120 hour online TEFL course
  • Plus 1-day classroom course
  • Dedicated, detailed tutor feedback
  • Ofqual-regulated TEFL qualification ?
  • Practical classroom experience with job support
  • Study online on your tablet, computer or phone
  • Respected and valued by employers around the world

Saveup to 50% on our top TEFL courses

Offers extended: ends Tuesday 30th May

Course Summary

Did you know? You don’t need to be able to speak another language to teach English abroad, so long as you can speak English fluently you’re eligible!

Your 130 Hour TEFL Course Guide

TEFL 130: get qualified, fast

Becoming TEFL qualified doesn’t need to be time consuming or cost the earth, we understand that you want to get your qualification under your belt and get out there.

Our 130 Hour (1 day) Combined TEFL Course has been created by our expert tutors to give you the same skills and knowledge as our 140 Hour Combined Course. The only difference – instead of the practical course taking up your whole weekend it only takes one day! Perfect if you already have some teaching experience and you just want to brush up on your key skills or if you’re short on time but want to get some practice before heading into the classroom.

With 10 weeks to complete the 120 hour online course you can go at your own pace, it’s up to you how eager you are to get out there and teach.

Save time and money with a course that’s recognised by employers around the world, you’ll be landing your dream TEFL job in no time!

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Course breakdown

How it works

Your time (and money!) is precious so why take a full weekend to do a classroom course when you can get the same results in 10 hours?

You’ll need to complete the 120 hours online together with your one day intensive course before you’re fully qualified. Our expert tutors will equip you with practical classroom advice, just pick the time and place which suits you.

Our online course is packed full of quizzes, videos and real-life classroom scenarios so you don’t need to worry about getting bored. You’ve got up to 10 weeks to complete the online part of your qualification but we find most people finish it in 6 weeks or less.

What will I learn?

Fast track from student to teacher

Get the skills to enter a classroom with confidence and deliver an engaging and productive lesson. Here’s a selection of some of the things you’ll cover:

  • Lesson planning tools
  • Classroom management
  • Teach grammar effectively
  • Put your teaching theory into practice
  • Use teaching materials effectively

Time flies when you’re having fun and the same is true for our TEFL course, in no time at all you’ll be qualified and ready to start your new teaching career.

Module breakdown

Want to know what you’ll be doing? Here’s a brief overview of the online modules:

1. Lesson planning

Learn to plan an effective lesson which will give you the confidence to step into the classroom ready to teach.

2. Lesson content

Get to grips with the key topics you’ll be teaching including vocabulary and grammar.

3. Putting it into practice in the classroom

Discover how to get the best from your students and be the best teacher you can be

4. Check your knowledge

Complete quizzes along the course and review what you’ve learnt.

5. Course assessment

This is your chance to show your new skills with a final assessment before you qualify as a TEFL teacher.

In the space of 10 hours you’ll go from TEFL beginner to TEFL whizz ready to take on the classroom. We’ve packed our 10 core teaching skills into a one day course which fits around your busy life. Book the flexi-course option and you can pick the classroom course which suits you when you’re ready.

Here’s the timetable for the day:

Day 1
9.00-9.15 Welcome & course aims
9.15-10.30 TEFL principles
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45-12.30 Teaching new language
12.30-1.15 Lunch
1.15-2.45 Grammar & error correction
2.45-3.00 Break
3.00-5.00 Teaching Practice 1
5.00-5.30 Reflection
5.30-6.00 Job hunting and careers advice

Here for you

We know that completing an online course isn’t the same as having a tutor in person which is why you’ll have the support of one of our expert tutors on hand giving you constructive feedback and marking your work.

While you’re completing your TEFL course our helpful support team and your personal tutor are on hand to answer any questions about the course.

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.

Flexible to fit around you

Access to the online course is 24/7 so whether you like to get your grey matter working early in the morning or prefer to study at night, you can learn at a time which suits you.

It’s the 21st century so you can access the course on your computer, tablet or phone. Work in your lunch break, on your commute or save it for the weekend.

Really a great course. It helped me to review the grammar and gave me good knowlage of teaching! Thank you TEFL

28th May 2017

It's a great course and very well structured.

27th May 2017

The face to face component was absolutely brilliant. Amy was energetic, enthusiastic and extremely experienced and knowledgeable. The online component was extremely well structured.

27th May 2017

One of the most accommodating, friendly and easy to use course. The work was very informative and easy to understand. Loved that they have super friendly staff.

23rd May 2017

The 20 hour classroom course teaches the 10 key core skills for an effective and engaging lesson. Our tutor Meryl was excellent! She taught us so many different techniques and skills that you can appl... More

22nd May 2017

It gave me more confidence with a lot of knowledge

22nd May 2017

I enjoyed learning the material, and never felt bored or overwhelmed. The course was full of really useful information and examples. I feel ready and excited to start teaching!

21st May 2017

I loved the very organized structure and the very detailed information. The online training has really made me more comfortable teaching and has given me many very useful tips for essential teaching. ... More

21st May 2017

I enjoy the course was very practical, creative and motivated the teacher was brilliant. I suggest may the use of music if is possible as 10 the hours could be a little bit long and student can be ex... More

21st May 2017

The 120 hour TEFL was a Great course that I really enjoyed doing. It was challenging but not impossible with a workload that I could easily manage whilst working full time. I would thoroughly recommen... More

16th May 2017

FAQs - your questions answered

"Will I get the same level of training as I would on the 140 hour combined course?"

You'll cover many of the same topics but this course is designed to be quick, engaging and effective! Created by our expert tutors this course covers the 10 core teaching principles to boost your confidence. We know that you lead busy lives and may not want to give up a whole weekend, which is why we created the one day TEFL course. Perfect for those of you who want to get qualified and get teaching quickly!

"Where can I teach? "

Once you're TEFL qualified, you can teach anywhere in the world, where English isn't the first language. That's a lot of places for you to teach! Get Google Maps and start planning where in the world you want to go!

"Can I fit this course into my current schedule? "

As the 130 hours is only 1 day in the classroom, that means more time for you to get on with the rest of your busy schedule, while still getting the info you need to be a successful TEFL teacher. The great thing about the online part of the course (120 hours) is that you can complete this at a time that suits you best. You'll have 10 whole weeks to complete the course, even though many complete it in 4 or 6 weeks. Check dates for the nearest 130 classroom course near you and let your TEFL adventure begin.

The UK’s trusted TEFL provider

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.

ofqual-iconWho 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.

odlqcDid 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.

Regulated, accredited and trusted.

Take a look at what your i-to-i qualification could look like

With so many TEFL courses out there it’s hard to know what to look for so here’s our top tips:

  • 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.

Why i-to-i?


Quality & value

Our qualifications open doors all over the world, we’re accredited & our courses are regulated by all the right people, innovation is kind of our thing.


Support & advice

We know this is all new to you – but we make it new ‘exciting’ not new ‘scary’. And we’ll hold your hand as tight, and for as long, as you need.


Experience & knowledge

We wrote the book on this stuff,we’ve been around the longest and have handed out more TEFL courses than anyone – about 175,000 and counting.

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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.