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20 Hour Practical TEFL Course

Classroom TEFL Course
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  • 2 day weekend course in locations worldwide
  • A great introduction to TEFL
  • Face-to-face practical learning in the classroom
  • Find your dream role with our TEFL jobs board
  • New! Virtual options available!
  • FREE Flexi-Course option: Book now, pick a date later ?
One Life-changing weekend

Course Summary

Myth buster: You don’t need to speak another language or have teaching experience to take our TEFL courses. If you can speak English, you can learn to teach English!

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20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course: Find out if TEFL is for you

Want to get some hands-on TEFL experience before taking the plunge and teaching online or abroad? Then the 20-hour classroom course is for you.

This practical course is a brilliant way to boost your skills, knowledge, and confidence! The two-day practical course, led by experienced tutors gives an introduction into teaching English online and abroad. You’ll even get the chance to practice creating and leading your own lesson and it’s a great way to meet fellow students taking the same path.

If you find you’re bitten by the TEFL bug, you can add on the 120-hour online course later and get qualified to teach all over the world.

Only UK Regulated TEFL Qualification

Quality training means top jobs

Ofqual-regulated TEFL training. A mark of quality employers will recognise – making you super employable. Check out your shiny certificate here.

Course breakdown

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How it works

One weekend, one classroom, one life-changing opportunity.

If you’re not sure whether TEFL is for you, or just want to get a taster of what teaching is like, the 20-hour classroom course is the perfect introduction.

Over two days, you’ll be fully immersed in the TEFL experience, learning everything from how to plan a lesson to how to inspire your students.

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

There’s a choice of dates with locations around the world (or online), so choose one near your home town or university and get ready for a weekend that could take life in a new direction.
If you decide you want to take things further at the end of the course, you can always add on the 120-hour online course and get qualified to teach all over the world.

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What will I learn?

An exciting introduction to the world of TEFL

This super-charged weekend course gives you an insight into all aspects of teaching English abroad.

You’ll learn about the TEFL principles, find out how to teach reading and listening skills, and discover how to use materials to support your lessons.

To round everything off, we’ll take a look at how to find and apply for teaching positions so you can start thinking about where in the world your TEFL journey might take you.

In just two days, you’ll gain practical insights into what it’s like to teach abroad and harness the confidence to go after your dream job, wherever that may take you. And with our unique Flexi-Course option, you can book your course now and book your classroom course option when you’re ready.

Here’s the timetable:

Day 1
9.00-9.15 Welcome & course aims
9.15-10.30 TEFL principles
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Teaching new language
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Grammar & error correction
3.00-3.15 Break

(time may vary)

Teaching Practice 1
5.30-6.00 Day 1 reflection
Day 2
9.00-9.30 Review
9.30-10.30 Pronunciation
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Teaching reading & listening
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.30 Using coursebooks
2.30-2.45 Break

(time may vary)

Teaching Practice 2
5.00-5.30 Day 2 reflection
5.30-6.00 Your TEFL future

Here for you

With at least 5 years’ teaching experience each, these guys are here to get you qualified and out there teaching.

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Academic Director, Emily John

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27th September 2022

Nikki talked with me a couple of months ago. She is punctual and provides useful guidelines.


26th September 2022

Incredible, quick efficient service from Gemma. I am so thrilled with the endless support she provide and all the staff at I-i. They constantly check in and respond almost immediately. Always receive ... More


26th September 2022

A great big thank you to i-to-i for a great course and excellent material. Thanks lots and lots to each and everyone concerned. Very professional personel.

Ansu Müller

24th September 2022

I really enjoyed doing the course. I had to extend my course as I worked and learned as I did the course. It was perfect for me.


23rd September 2022

I like how you are given clear instructions and they get back to you in very short time!

Nonto Matsebula

22nd September 2022

i-to-i is very good at giving clear instructions; I am grateful!

Nonto Matsebula

22nd September 2022

I’ve been having some slight problems of accessing my next course, thanks to Catherine Kilbane everything is now okay. Grateful for TEFALs academic team.


21st September 2022

I just completed my first module on my level 5 advance diploma course. TEFAL tutors were there for me every step of the way 24/7. Grateful for the support system they are impeccable, their help really... More


21st September 2022

The Staff of i-to-i TEFL, you are all wonderful and amazing. I had never regretted chosen you for my online courses. And l hope you will continue to be good to me especially Gemma James.

Prince Asamoah

21st September 2022

Gemma is so helpful and answers all my questions. Thank you for the Awesome service Gemma! You are a SUPER STAR!


21st September 2022

Staff at i-to-i are always available throughout the week when needed. I've always received assistance as soon as possible. I was in recently in contact with Gemma and they were very helpful with... More


21st September 2022

I just completed my first module on my level 5 advance diploma course. TEFAL tutors were there for me every step of the way 24/7. Grateful for the support system they are impeccable, their help really... More


20th September 2022

Good service, good price

Joel Bejarano

20th September 2022

I just completed my first module on my level 5 advance diploma course. TEFAL tutors were there for me every step of the way 24/7. Grateful for the support system they are impeccable, their help really... More


20th September 2022

At i-to-i everybody is extremely helpful. Thank you so much Victoria for your quick response to my email and for your advice.

Ansu Müller

20th September 2022

I found the course to be well structured and presented which allowed for an enjoyable learning experience. The lessons were easy to understand, and the content was exceptional. Thankyou!


18th September 2022

The course is challenging, and you should do research to complete this to the best of your ability.

Demi Bond

15th September 2022

Great help and straight to the point!!

Nontobeko Matsebula

14th September 2022

Gemma has been super helpful in explaining all of the features of the internship to me and never got annoyed by my many questions. She broke down the price and made sure to explain when the payments w... More


14th September 2022

I'm amazed by the quality-of-service I've received during my course period at the institute, The tutors and academic team are extremely motivational, and they always push you to do your best... More

Faheema Summad

13th September 2022

I am happy so far with my course even though I'm not done yet. And my experience has been a happy one because of the assistance of the academic help team especially Catherine Kilbane. They'v... More

Talea Cloë

13th September 2022

Hi Catherine, Thanks for helping me with finding the context to teach articles. It helped me to get a clearer picture of what is required. Most appreciated for your prompt and enlightening response. T... More

Kalainesan Sinnathamby

13th September 2022

All the terms and the conditions are in the right direction. I am satisfied with all of them.

Prince Asamoah

10th September 2022

This is an outstanding service and provides all the necessary fundamentals for teaching the English language.It provides one with flexibility to teach at any level and be understood by pupils of any a... More


8th September 2022

Awesome help and communication.Im doing course now and the help is fantastic so far.


7th September 2022

Superb working with i-to-i. No challenger. All that I can say about them is; they're results oriented. Always provide satisfactory services to their customers. you will never regret choosing them... More

Prince Asamoah

6th September 2022

I would highly recommend i to i. They have a wide range of options available in terms of what course is suitable for you from fundamentals of teaching English (basic package) to advanced courses which... More

Stephen McQuillan

6th September 2022

i am extremely satisfied with the services rendered by the entire i- to-i crew especially Gemma James . I am so grateful to you all. I hope you will continue to provide me with the update concerning ... More

Prince Asamoah

6th September 2022

This course is very good in many ways. It improves your English. It gives you all the answers you need to teach any student regardless of age, sex, level and class size. I'm grateful to be part o... More

Tinashe T. Mona

5th September 2022

The course is very comprehensive. As a first language English educator, I found the detail very interesting as many of the concepts that need to be taught to foreign language speakers is taken for gr... More

Catharene van der Merwe

5th September 2022

I have just completed my 180 Hours TEFL course and it has been very enlightening, what I have learned so far I have already started to apply practically. I have a son in grade 2 and he has been strugg... More

Salome Poni

4th September 2022

The i-to-i TEFL course has given me all of the tools I need to allow me to teach English, to foreign students, with confidence. The support and quick response at every stage have been excellent, and I... More

David Maxwell

3rd September 2022

Dear Professors first of all I wish to thank you all, for the time spent in imparting to us your knowledge and experience. Your courses were exciting and amazing with lots of websites to help teachers... More


2nd September 2022

Nikki is always ready and available to answer any queries...even going as far to call to make sure you're sorted. Absolutely lovely lady and great service


31st August 2022

Catherine Kilbane explained what I had to do for my assignment. I found this to be very helpful.

Tracy Thabethe

31st August 2022

I had tons of questions and Nikki was incredibly helpful and supportive with all of it, going above and beyond to help me make sure I was making the right choice of internship and start date.


30th August 2022

The i-to-i TEFL 120-hr certification course was more challenging and comprehensive than I'd expected. And I feel that I received an excellent education at a low price. I don't yet know if my... More


30th August 2022

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30th August 2022

I loved the 180h module. It was detailed, but not overwhelming, it had a lot of useful resources and reading suggestions, it was varied in the way it presented information (the class videos helped a l... More


29th August 2022

I really enjoyed it. There's lots of resources and ideas for teaching, and the little quizzes keep you engaged throughout the entire course. They ask questions based on the information you'r... More

Lynda Hinnenthal

27th August 2022

Nikki James was accommodating and thoughtful throughout the booking process, Not only did she help me sort out all the documents I needed, but she also wasn't rushing me as other salespeople do. ... More


26th August 2022

Ever since, I started TEFL I was skeptical of where I fit in? Thus far I have had a generous ride. It's been a great experience through ups and downs. I can't wait to go to full steam ahead.... More

Prabashnie Naicker

26th August 2022

The course is easy to navigate and it gives all the information needed. I feel confident and knowledgeable of what to expect and how to prepare! Thank you!

Jessica van Zyl

24th August 2022

Always very kind, and helpful! Got back to me right away when I would email.

Lauren Harbison

23rd August 2022

The 180-hour Course which I have just completed (commenced end of March 2022) has been challenging and intense at times. (I do feel I've been a 'bit too slow' :-)) The Course and all t... More


23rd August 2022

Excellent academic support

Penny Gill

23rd August 2022

I wish I could i-to-i 6 stars. The course, brilliant, the tutors, amazing, the customer support, out of this world! I would definitely recommend i-to-i to anyone who thinks about starting their TEFL j... More


23rd August 2022

I don't have the words to explain how amazing i-to-i is. The course, amazing, the tutors, brilliant, the customer care, out of this world. I recommend i-to-i to any person that is looking to comp... More


23rd August 2022

Very good service from all my tutors especially Sahm. Thanks for all of the help so far! I love i-to-i TEFL!


23rd August 2022

FAQs - your questions answered

"Will the course fit in with my life?"

Absolutely! You pick the place and date of when you want to complete your 20 hour classroom training. Once you've done that all you need to do is turn up with bags of enthusiasm!

If you're not sure when or where you want to take the course there's always the flexi-option which lets you decide at a later date.

"How do I get fully qualified as a TEFL teacher?"

If at the end of the weekend course you've caught the TEFL bug and you want to get fully qualified it's really simple!

All you have to do is add on our 120 hour online TEFL course and complete it, this normally takes people four to six weeks. Once you've passed this you've got everything you need to travel the world and start teaching!

"How much grammar will I need to know?"

Don’t let worries about grammar put you off. You’ll be teaching conversational English and we’re sure you’re already a natural when it comes to talking.

So if grammar leaves you cold, don’t sweat; you can still be a great teacher.

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 27 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 210,000 and counting.

Find Us

i-to-i TEFL
4th Floor, Wilson House, Lorne Park Road,
Bournemouth, England, BH1 1JN,
United Kingdom

i-to-i TEFL is a part of Teach and Travel Group Ltd.
Registered Company No. 7935847.