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20 Hour Practical TEFL Course

  • 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
3.15-5.30

(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
2.45-5.00

(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.

Academic director

Academic Director, Emily John

Gayle Norman TEFL tutor

TEFL Tutor, Gayle Norman

TEFL Tutor, Hayley

TEFL Tutor, Hailey Fliegelman

TEFL tutor, Paul

TEFL Tutor, Paul Myers

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TEFL Tutor, Penny Campbell

TEFL tutor, Annie

TEFL Tutor, Annie da Silva

TEFL tutor, Stephen

TEFL Tutor, Stephen Maule

TEFL tutor, Tracy

TEFL Tutor, Tracy Robinson

TEFL tutor, Anna

TEFL Tutor, Anna Britton

TEFL tutor, Teresa

TEFL Tutor, Teresa Jacobs

TEFL tutor, Peter

TEFL Tutor, Peter Bowdery

TEFL tutor, Meryl

TEFL Tutor, Meryl Burgess

TEFL tutor, Lindsey

TEFL Tutor, Lindsey Cottle

A wonderful learning travel.

Mengsi Chen

27th September 2021

everything on the course is clearly explained and practiced many times

Anonymous

26th September 2021

Good day, Excellent communication and assistance throughout the course from registration to course queries. Great team members with efficient turn around time. An institution that has all professional... More

Miss M. Saiyuri Naidoo

24th September 2021

I had an excellent clarification chat with Gemma James. She was so helpful and she clarified and answered all my questions. She was very friendly and I was able to understand everything. I had an exce... More

Anna

23rd September 2021

I always had GREAT service during my course, and now, ten years after I completed it, Amy Rich from Customer Support has delighted with a prompt, effective reply to my enquiry, despite the fact that I... More

AJ

23rd September 2021

I am very impressed with the excellent service I received from i-to-i TEFL's Danny Taylor. Phoning and emailing me promptly and answering all my questions professionally.

Anonymous

22nd September 2021

I just received the information I needed, to complete part of the course, from Emily. It is really great to know that you are available to help clarify information when it is needed.

JM Abrahams

22nd September 2021

I would like to give a big thank you to Sahm (not Sam!) for all his help, advise, assistance and support. I passed my first tefl qualification in 2008 with i-to-i TEFL and have been very happy teac... More

Debra Allcock

22nd September 2021

I wanted to do the course but had some lingering misgivings. Nina called and asked how she could assist me. I was truely impressed that I was called and an email sent out. More questions and more answ... More

Teresa

22nd September 2021

Nikki has been so helpful with all my questions, I’m now booked on and ready to go! So excited to start my adventure - couldn’t have done it without you guys so thank you a million x

Shannon

22nd September 2021

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 25 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

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

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.

Knowledge

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.