The Level 5 180: Kick-start your career
Boost your TEFL learning from basic to extensive with our Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course. Through this comprehensive Course, not only will you be equipped with all the tools necessary to become a successful TEFL teacher, but your qualification will also be regarded more highly than the majority of TEFL qualifications due to its sought-after Level 5 status.
In case you’re wondering, this status essentially means that our Course has been regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation of the UK government (or Ofqual, for short) and has been deemed to be the equivalent of a foundation degree or a CELTA qualification – see our Course Comparison Page for more details. In short: the higher the qualification level, the more employable you become and the more you can potentially earn – win!
The Level 5 180 Online Course combines fundamental TEFL learning with more in-depth specialist modules to give you additional preparation for whatever your TEFL career could throw at you. What’s more, as the Course is 100% online-based, you’ll benefit from 24/7 access so that you can learn on the go and fit your studying around your lifestyle. Before you know it, you’ll be TEFL qualified and ready to start your extraordinary TEFL journey!
It was hard work juggling a full time job and the course. But you need to do what you need to do and it paid off. I enjoyed the course and the must say I learnt a lot.
27th January 2023
I am a proud i-to-i TEFL graduate, owing to an exceptional and professional team of academic Tutors, advisors, and customer service representatives that gave excellent support, guidance, and feedback.... More
26th January 2023
Just completed my third assignment. The course has been amazing so far, I am learning a lot and the tutors provide very helpful feedback on assignments. I am glad I chose i-to-i TEFL to get certified.... More
24th January 2023
Proudly i-to-i TEFL Graduate, I confidently recommend i-to-i for Teaching English Foreign Language as the Institution of choice. even with some ups and downs with 1 or 2 Assignments I received support... More
22nd January 2023
The learning material is thorough and ensures you are able to work through it progressively building on prior knowledge. The evaluations are fairly challenging so you are sure that you are being test... More
17th January 2023
I have loved every second of the 180 hour course. It has been incredibly insightful and I have learnt so much with regards to teaching and the English language as a whole. The tutors are absolutely fa... More
17th January 2023
I am loving this course. It looked daunting, but it is structured well and easy to follow. Turns out I have a knack for this. I really enjoying drawing up the lesson plans and loved the 3 assignmen... More
11th January 2023
I to I courses it’s not something that you can play with, I was somewhere in one of the college I did the same course I do at I to I campus in one month I was done but I can bet with my hand to ... More
6th January 2023
I battled to access my course as I was not sure how to navigate the site. Matthew advised a representative from customer services would be in touch. Within minutes I received a phone call from Leah (b... More
23rd December 2022
Greetings Leah Burke Where do I start? I am totally in awe from the very first time we connected. You are efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. I know there are many different offer... More
22nd December 2022
Victoria Sharratt was a very kind lady, gave information to the point and informed and emailed me immediately so I could understand what the exact procedure would be.
22nd December 2022
I received the best service from the day I inquired about the course until the my last assignment. They check on your progress and promptly attend to queries. The Cherry on top was the practical cour... More
21st December 2022
I have really enjoyed doing this TEFL course, you learn so much and at the same time its so interesting. It will definitely help me in the future. Very fast feedback, really appreciate it.
20th December 2022
I had a pleasant time studying with i-to-i. Your prompt responses to my needs enthralled me. I am so glad I choose this company.
15th December 2022
I am very pleased with the i-to-i staff. They have been very helpful with me acquiring the best possible course, throughout my course and my assignments and any help I have needed afterwards. Thank yo... More
9th December 2022
I am very happy with the TEFL staff, especially the customer support, and academic staff, especially Catherine and Emily, who have been very helpful, towards me as a blind student, and making accommod... More
8th December 2022
I-to-I tefl is a comprehensive course that truly does prepare one to enter the vast world of tefl.
7th December 2022
I have found i-to-i TEFL to be very helpful , encouraging and when I needed help, my tutor Peter Bowdery really helped me. I'm grateful for the response I received.
7th December 2022
Thanks, Victoria for your quick response. I will get back to you should I have a problem to reset my password and get into the site. Regards Lindie
5th December 2022
If I ever needed any kind of assistance TEFL and it's Team have been extremely excellent in their service to me and helping me through my course it such short notice I was able to complete my cou... More
1st December 2022
Yay, I am finally starting my TEFL journey with i-to-i, after many months. Thank you Nikki James for the great service and help to get me started.
30th November 2022
I am so grateful for everyone at i-to-i. They have helped me so much during these last few months. I want to thank Catherine as well. She was never to busy to help. She gave the best advise on how to ... More
28th November 2022
Mimi Thank Catherine Kilbane for your very helpful assistance. I sent an emails three times regarding my L5 business assignment asking for some advice and you never give on me. You gave a advice that... More
25th November 2022
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24th November 2022
Victoria Sharratt’s Customer service was the best at I-to-I TEFL. She is super friendly , patient and the kindest person I’ve come across at the institute . She was friendly to me on both ... More
21st November 2022
Although the assessments are strict- you actually learn a lot. Through their way of coaching you- you are able to write the perfect lesson plan and do the perfect teaching. I hear by declare that i-... More
19th November 2022
Honestly, the course was very tough for me. To make it worse, there's no one I could talk to. I'm proud of myself. Thank you very much for enrolling me into this course. Highly recommende... More
18th November 2022
Victoria thank you so much for your email it has really lessened my stress down...thank you
16th November 2022
I signed up for the L5 - 300 hour Diploma and have enjoyed every minute of it so far. I am looking forward to my new future as a TEFL online teacher.
11th November 2022
Catherine Kilbane. Very patient Detail oriented Kind Helpful Thank you so much for everything along with my assessor Emily. Thank you both ladies. You're doing God's work!
8th November 2022
I have enjoyed this course so much and learnt a huge amount. I am excited about graduating a look forward to an exciting career of TEFL teaching. I would recommend this course to anyone without hesita... More
8th November 2022
I find it very comprehensive and informative and a great way to learn how to become a TEFL teacher.
7th November 2022
Nikki James is super helpful and friendly. She responds promptly and guides you every step of the way! Thank you for your amazing service. You are a STAR! :)
4th November 2022
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3rd November 2022
As a young teacher with a passion for imparting language to others, I acquired valuable information during my i-to-i TEFL course. I do not regret taking the time to enrich my knowledge and improve my ... More
2nd November 2022
I personally spoke to Nikki James. She was pillar of guidance for me and offered me valuable feedback for getting me started on my tefl journey. I am excited for this opportunity and journey and to I... More
31st October 2022
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180 hours of TEFL training might sound time-consuming but our experts have designed this Course to fit around any lifestyle, however hectic. With no classroom dates to worry about and no set hours of learning, you can pop in and out of your course whenever and wherever you like – whether it’s on the bus to work, in front of the TV or at the local library; your course will remember where you last got up to and save all of your progress every time.
Plus, you’ll also have consistent support and guidance from our team of DELTA-qualified tutors, who’ll be at your every beck and call from start to finish. So, whether you’re confusing your prepositions with your pronouns or you’d like some tips on the end-of-course test, you can contact them via phone, email or web chat.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also made sure that our course content is engaging and interactive as well as informative. So, you’ll get plenty of useful videos, fun quizzes and reusable resources to keep your learning experience as enjoyable as possible.
The Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course will give you a thorough A-Z of TEFL so that you feel prepared and confident when it comes to stepping into that first classroom. If you’re new to teaching, don’t worry! Our training is intended to take you from a newbie to a seasoned pro in just a few short modules. Intrigued? Take a quick look at some of the topics you’ll cover:
Before you hop on the TEFL bandwagon, it’s always good to get a well-rounded idea of the content you’ll be covering in your course. Here’s a list of the modules you’ll take combined with a brief introduction of each of them:
Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL
In this section, you’ll learn all about TEFL along with historical approaches to English teaching to give you a good foundation to base the rest of your studying on.
Unit 2: Initial Lesson Planning
Unit 2 will cover the first fundamental skill of teaching English: planning an effective lesson.
Unit 3: Structuring Your Lesson
Following on from that, you’ll find out how best to construct a lesson to ensure it’s easy to follow in a classroom setting.
Unit 4: Making it Work in the Classroom
Next, it’s time to learn how to use your environment to your advantage including how to manage a classroom and creating a good teaching environment.
Unit 5: Teaching Vocabulary
In this unit, you’ll go through the meaning of words, presenting vocabulary and checking your students’ understanding of it.
Unit 6: Teaching Pronunciation
Word stress, intonation and word patterns are just a few of the topics you’ll cover in Unit 6 to help you learn to teach pronunciation.
Unit 7: Teaching Grammar
Unit 7 looks at the nuts and bolts of English, from the different word types to meaning and uses of these and how to build phrases and sentences using them.
Unit 8: Teaching Young Learners
Adapting your lessons to accommodate younger learners is a valuable skill to have in the TEFL industry. You’ll get to grips with this here.
Unit 9: Teaching the Four Skills
The four skills are reading, writing, speaking and listening. You’ll cover each of these along with ideas for teaching them, approaches and choosing materials.
Unit 10: External Resources and Next Steps
In the final unit, you’ll have access to information on coursebooks, ideas for activities and games and even some guidance on finding that all-important first job.
To make your life easier, our Level 5 180 Course is all completed online so you can fit it around work, school, university or childcare – it really couldn’t be more flexible. Whether you want to study for two hours each day or take time out to complete larger chunks at the weekend, your course will be ready and waiting for you to log in and continue where you left off. Simple!
You’ll also benefit from support and expert advice from our team of DELTA-qualified tutors. Throughout the entirety of your Course, they’ll be ready and waiting for your TEFL questions – and with their wealth of industry knowledge and experience, you’ll always get the answers you need.
Our courses undergo strict external monitoring and control, ensuring you can be safe in the knowledge that your training is the best it can be.
This course, as well as all of our top TEFL Courses, is regulated by the English Government department, Ofqual regulated and DEAC-approved, which means it has received official recognition from the US government regulated awarding body.
So, you can rest assured that the content you study will be of the highest quality and your TEFL qualification will internationally-recognised and favoured by employers all over the world.
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!
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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.
DEAC-approved means the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status has been attained. DEAC holds recognition by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Although you might feel like a strong, independent TEFLer, you might need a nudge in the right direction every now and again – that’s where our experienced, highly-qualified tutors come in. With an abundance of insider info and industry knowledge you’ll get all the answers you need whenever you need them. All you need to do is ask!
We offer both Level 3 and Level 5 Courses but we’d always recommend taking a Level 5 Course if your budget can stretch to it. With a Level 5, you’ll be given even more job opportunities, an increased chance of earning more and you’re job applications will be prioritised over those with Level 3 Courses or lower.
The minimum number of hours you’ll need to complete to find a basic TEFL job or volunteer position is 120. Anything more than that will mean you’re more likely to find a better role for a higher salary – so it depends on what you want to do with your qualification.
Yes! We offer a Level 3 Classroom TEFL Course which can be added to any of our Level 5 Courses to help boost your learning and it also makes you more desirable to employers – win!
Yep! Tons of our graduates are from non-native English speaking countries and they’re pursuing their TEFL careers all over the world. As long as you have a near-native level of English, you can take a Level 5 Course. If you're not quite at a near-native level, check out our Level 3 TEFL Courses instead.
The Course will teach you everything you need to know about grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, so don’t worry if grammar’s not your strongest subject – we’ve got you covered.
To complete the 180 hours of online training, you'll get 120 days. This usually allows more than enough time for our teachers to work through the training. Don't panic if you do run out of time - we offer extensions for up to a year which can be added at any time.
CELTA stands for Certificate in Teaching English to Adults, so if you want to teach children and teenagers, a Level 5 TEFL Course is your best option. Also, a CELTA qualification costs around £1,500 and requires 6 weeks of full-time, in-class training. It’s a no-brainer!
From our friendly TEFL Experts to our DELTA-qualified tutors; our whole squad is passionate about providing excellent customer service – and we’ll be there for you on every step of your TEFL journey.
Here at i-to-i, we’ve built a very strong name for ourselves in the industry. So, not only will your qualification be respected and recognised, it’ll be favoured by employers around the globe.
Established in 1994, we’re the longest-standing TEFL Course provider in the world. Our graduates number over 210,000 and we even pioneered the first ever online and weekend TEFL Courses.
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