Get a TEFL qualification that makes you stand out from the crowd and gives you the skills to teach fun and effective lessons from day 1. With our 180 Hour Online TEFL Course you’ll not only get our top 120 Hour Online TEFL Course but also two of our best-selling 30 hour specialist courses; Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners.
We know the word ‘grammar’ can strike fear into even the biggest fans of English which is why we’ve included the online course, transforming you from novice to pro in 30 hours! While we can’t guarantee how old your students will be, we can give you some helpful tips and tricks for dealing with younger learners, helping you widen your appeal to prospective employers.
You’ll have 15 weeks to complete the course and because it’s all hosted online you can go at your own pace and learn in a way that suits you best. The whole course can be accessed online and as soon as you receive confirmation that you’ve passed you can add it straight to your CV! With the extra knowledge you’ve got on grammar and young learners you’ll be aiming for the top jobs and more money.
The 180 Hour TEFL Course might sound like you’d need to change your life to fit it in but this just isn’t the case. All the modules across this course are online so you can pick up your studies whenever you get some free time. And because you just need an internet connection to access the course you could be getting TEFL qualified on the move, on the sofa or on your lunch break.
With plenty of new topics covered across the course we’re sure you’ll have questions along the way which is why you’ll get constructive and helpful feedback from one of our expert tutors.
We want you to enjoy becoming a TEFL teacher as much as possible so you won’t find any boring lengthy essays or lectures. Instead you’ll be completing quizzes, watching videos with real-life classroom scenarios before rounding off your learning with an assessment.
What will I learn?
No teaching experience? That’s fine by us! You’ll learn everything you need to know to teach English abroad and then some. Our 180 Hour course covers the key modules in our classic 120 Hour course plus you’ll get two of our top-selling specialist courses: Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners. Here’s just a few of the things you’ll cover:
Learn how to develop engaging and effective lesson content
How to plan your lessons and get the most from your students
Bring grammar to life and make it fun
Adapt your lessons to work for younger learners and understanding their behaviour
Practical teaching tips and classroom management
Want to know what you’ll be doing? Here’s a brief overview of the online modules:
1. Lesson planning and content
Find out what makes a great lesson and how to create a winning lesson plan.
2. Take your ideas from the screen to the classroom
Practical classroom management skills which will help you make an enjoyable learning environment.
3. Advanced grammar
Give this traditionally ‘boring’ subject a makeover and get your students loving language.
4. Teaching young learners
Learn how to handle and teach younger (and more lively!) students from the first lesson to dealing with different abilities.
5. Check your knowledge
Complete quizzes along the way to see what you’ve learnt and get you ready for the final assessments.
6. Course assessment
A final assessment for your 120 Hour TEFL training and two shorter tests for the Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners modules. Once you’ve passed them all you’re ready to start job hunting!
Here for you
The 180 Hour TEFL course has been built to give you a solid understanding before you start your career teaching English abroad but we know you’ll have questions along the way.
Whether you’ve got some experience teaching or you’re a complete novice our tutors are here to help you and give you constructive feedback.
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.
The entire course is online so it’s up to you when or where you study and complete the course. Make yourself comfortable at the weekend or use the journey to work or uni as your own portable classroom. We’ve made the course flexible so it fits neatly around your life.
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
"Can I change the specialist courses to something else?"
Unfortunately not, if there’s a particular specialist course you’d like to complete you can always add it onto your order at a later date. We encourage our TEFL teachers to keep on learning so you might want to add a short course on once you’re in a job, keeping your teaching style fresh.
"I like to learn in a classroom, is there an option to add this onto the course?"
Yes! Simply add one of our 20 Hour weekend courses to your basket. Don’t worry if you don’t know which location to go for we’ve got a flexi-course option which lets you decide the place and date at a later date.
"Do I need the specialist courses to get my TEFL certificate?"
You can become TEFL qualified without the specialist courses, but by combining these with your standard TEFL course you're making yourself more appealing to future employers. The specialist courses of Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners not only add to your skill set, but are also great additions to your CV. Get ahead of the job hunt with the 180 TEFL course.
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:
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
Our qualifications open doors all over the world, we’re accredited & regulated by all the right people and 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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