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20 Hour Job Ready Classroom TEFL Course

  • 2 day face-to-face classroom training
  • Personalized TEFL career advice & feedback
  • Learn how to succeed when applying for TEFL jobs
  • Improve your earnings potential with resume boosting TEFL skills
  • Dedicated, detailed tutor feedback
  • Flexi-Course: Book now, pick a date later ?

Course Summary

Did you know? According to the British Council, approximately 1.7 billion are learning and using English worldwide in 2015. That will rise to 2 billion by 2020.

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20 Hour Job Ready: Boost your job prospects, skills & confidence

Meet the Job Ready TEFL Course; designed to help you find, prepare and apply for your dream TEFL jobs as well as giving you extra TEFL training and classroom practise to build on your current skills.

With a blend of interactive learning, teaching practise and personalized one-to-one feedback, the weekend course is a great environment to pick-up a range of new skills and techniques.  By the end of the course, you’ll feel totally prepared for your next steps, from creating a TEFL resume, to those nervy interviews and starting your dream job.

Is this course right for me? Perfect if you’re looking to top-up your training, struggling to find work or want more confidence in the classroom.

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Course breakdown

How it works

Over two days, you’ll be fully immersed in the TEFL experience, learning everything from teaching business English, classroom management and one-to-one tutoring, to creating an awesome resume, understanding TEFL contracts and executing an excellent interview.

Packed with new skills and with the support of an experienced tutor, the 20-hour course also gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded aspiring TEFL teachers.

There’s a choice of regular dates and different locations, so choose one near your home town or university and get ready for a weekend that could take life in a new direction.

We recommend taking this course after some prior TEFL training or alongside one of our bigger TEFL courses. You can see a list of our other TEFL Courses by clicking here.

What will I learn?

Take your TEFL knowledge to the next level

This stimulating weekend course will build on your current skills through a group of additional TEFL topics covering:

  • Advanced grammar
  • Teaching business English
  • Online & one-to-one tutoring
  • Pre-school & kindergarten learners
  • Lesson Planning & classroom management

The course then includes a personalized look at your very own TEFL career success; covering the likes of teaching jobs, where you can teach, understanding contracts, creating tip-top resumes and of course all-important interviews!

Here is your timetable over the 2 day Job Ready TEFL Course:

Day 1
09.00-09.15 Aims and Introductions
09.15-10.30 Advanced Grammar
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-11.45 Young Learners and tutoring
11.45-12.30 Teaching Business English & Exam Preparation
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Lesson Planning
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.30 Teaching Practice
Day 2
09.00-09.15 Fun quiz
09.15-10.30 Classroom Management
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Job Decisions and applications
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 TEFL Interviews
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.00 TEFL Contracts
17.00-17.45 Next Steps

Here for you

Rest assured, our TEFL tutors have been there and done it. With years of experience teaching abroad, it’s very likely they were in the same position as you at some point!

They’ll be able to tell your first-hand how to write the perfect resume and applications, plus tips and tactics to help you perform well at interviews and assessments.

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- to- tefl given me an oppurtunity to learn and to work abroad. Now, i can travel the SE ASIAN country to teach English. Thank you TEFL. more power.! :)

17th September 2017

It was a great course that helped me figure out what I wanted to do.

17th September 2017


17th September 2017

I have been training working adults in South Africa for many years, so it is exciting to now have additional skills that will enable me to teach anywhere in the world. New horizons, indeed!

17th September 2017

It is a good course. Just got a job in China.

17th September 2017

The ease of access to the learning materials.

15th September 2017

The course was very clear and it laid out the modules in a way that you would instantly understand. The amount of things you could learn in such a small amount of time is amazing.

15th September 2017

I enjoyed the weekend practical course and it helped me to remember the theory. My lecturer was very good. I was very impressed with her feedback. Thank you so much Francessca.

13th September 2017

The content is excellent and well presented. It's not too vague on information but it also doesn't drone on for ages each page meaning the learner stays more engaged. TEFL made me happy because it tau... More

13th September 2017

It is an eye opener for someone who is coming from traditional teaching

13th September 2017

FAQs - your questions answered

"How different is the teaching practise in this course compared to the 20 hour Classroom Taster Course? "

The teaching practice will be focussed mainly on the new TEFL topics you’ll cover in the course. You’ll be practising new techniques and skills for each of these subject areas. This is designed to not only develop your skills and knowledge but also improve your resume and help boost your earning potential.

"How many people will be attending the classroom course? "

Although we can’t guarantee numbers, we typically get anywhere between 10 – 20 students attend our courses. They make for really supportive environments to learn and practise your new found skills on your peers.

"Can I take this course with no previous TEFL training? "

Whilst you can attend this TEFL course with no prior TEFL training, we recommend you have some TEFL skills or experience before enrolling on to this course. Many of the topics will build on prior knowledge and help advance you into a TEFL job.

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:

  • 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.

Why i-to-i?


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 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.
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