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Level 5 260 Hour Combined TEFL Course

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  • 180 hours of in-depth online Level 5 TEFL training
  • 2 day classroom TEFL Course with experienced tutor
  • 60-hour online Level 5 Course in Teaching One-to-One & Online
  • UK Government-regulated Level 5 qualification
  • Boost your earning and employment potential
  • Support and feedback from DELTA-qualified tutors
  • Flexible online studying 24/7 from any device
  • Highly respected by employers internationally
  • FREE Flexi-Course: Book now, pick a date later (within 12 months) ?

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Course Summary

The Level 5 260: Become a TEFL expert

Our Level 5 260 Hour Combined TEFL Course has been designed to give you professional, CELTA-level training that will boost your CV, make you super-employable and give you a unique opportunity to see the world off the beaten track.

What’s more, since this Course is regulated by the official regulator of UK exams – Ofqual – your certificate will be recognised and even favoured by employers everywhere you go. And because it’s ranked as a Level 5 on the UK framework, you’ll find that this opens doors to amazing opportunities, higher-paid TEFL jobs and better benefits.

We’ll start you off with some essential TEFL skills like managing your classroom and planning lessons and then move on to some more in-depth areas like teaching vocabulary and pronunciation. Plus, you’ll get a full 20 hours of face-to-face training with one of our expert tutors who’ll guide you through some useful teaching tips and you’ll even get to practice your new skills.

If you ever get stuck, you’ll have access to full support and guidance throughout your Course from our expert tutors. They’re DELTA-qualified, highly experienced and ready to answer all of your niggling TEFL questions whenever you need them.

By the time you’ve finished and received your shiny new certificate, you’ll feel ready and fully prepared to hop on the plane and jet off to your first exotic TEFL destination – bon voyage!

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Regulation from the top dogs

Our TEFL Courses are all regulated by the English Government department, Ofqual and your new certificate will have their stamp of approval. Check it out here.

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Course breakdown

  • How it works

    A perfect blend of online training and tutor-driven, classroom learning, the Level 5 260 Hour Combined TEFL Course will get you from zero to hero – and ready to start a brand-new career spreading the TEFL love!

    For the online portion of the Course, you’ll have access to our online portal whenever you need to log in. That’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from wherever you are. We understand that completing a Course alongside a hectic lifestyle can have its challenges but with our flexible learning, you can dip and out when it suits you. Plus, this Course is compatible with phone, tablet and PC, so whatever your device of choice is, your studying will always be easily-accessible.

    The classroom part of the Course takes place in two full days over a weekend. You’ll get expert TEFL tutoring from one of our world-class trainers in one of our many locations around the world on a weekend of your choosing. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to ask any niggling questions you might have and network with your fellow TEFL teachers.

    Throughout the entirety of your time with i-to-i, you’ll benefit from unrivalled support from our DELTA-qualified tutors, friendly TEFL experts and our dedicated Customer Support Team. Before you know it, you’ll be fully TEFL-qualified and ready to step into that classroom!

  • What will I learn?

    When you’re embarking on your first amazing TEFL adventure, we think it’s sensible to want the best training you can get. With our Level 5 260 Hour Combined TEFL Course, you’ll not only get just that but also a sought-after qualification that employers will recognise and respect all over the world. To get you started, here’s a quick look at some of the main topics you’ll cover:

    • Designing and structuring a lesson plan
    • Looking at lesson content
    • Grammar: learning and teaching
    • Teaching young students
    • Teaching online and on a one-to-one basis
    • Reading, writing, speaking and listening

  • Module breakdown

    We’ve managed to fit plenty of valuable TEFL training into 260 hours but we’ve also made sure to break it down into bitesize chunks to give you an easy-to-digest learning experience. To get a better idea of what we mean, have a read through the brief breakdown of units below:

    Part 1: Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course

    Unit 1: Introduction

    We’ll kick-start the Course with an introduction into what TEFL is, a short history and some common teaching methodologies to get a good background into teaching English.

    Unit 2: How to Plan a Lesson

    The first skill every teacher needs to learn is how to plan an engaging, effective lesson – and TEFL is no different. We’ll take you through the practicalities of lesson planning, different age groups and learning styles and lesson aims to help you understand how to create a great lesson.

    Unit 3: How to Structure a Lesson

    Through looking at warmers and coolers, a variety of teaching techniques and the reliable PPP method, you’ll see how best to create a solid structure for your lessons.

    Unit 4: How to Manage a Classroom

    Having a good teaching environment will really help your students to concentrate and learn quickly. In this unit, you’ll find out how to create this environment, build good relationships and how to give constructive feedback.

    Unit 5: How to Teach Vocabulary

    Delving deeper into English teaching, we’ll help you look at how to present vocabulary, meanings of words and checking students’ understanding in an effective way.

    Unit 6: How to Teach Pronunciation

    By studying connected speech, word patterns and word and sentence stress, we’ll equip you with all of the tools needed to deliver an excellent lesson in pronunciation.

    Unit 7: How to Teach Grammar

    In this unit, we’ll cover everything from prepositions to phrasal verbs and determiners to quantifiers so that by end of it, you’ll know everything you need to create an amazing grammar lesson.

    Unit 8: How to Teach Younger Learners

    Teaching to younger students can be challenging at times, but we’ll take you through various topics such as managing a younger classroom, adapting your teaching styles and choosing suitable material to create a good environment for youngsters to learn.

    Unit 9: Teaching Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

    In Unit 9, you’ll be given techniques for helping your students to speak, listen to, read and write English. You’ll also get some ideas for lessons and a variety of approaches for teaching the four skills.

    Unit 10: The Next Steps

    Finally, you’ll get some great resources to use in your lessons and expert guidance on finding that all-important first job before you fly the nest!

    Part 2: Teaching Online & One-to-One Course

    In this 60-hour Specialist TEFL Course, you’ll learn about the following:

    • Creating a syllabus for your students
    • Planning lessons and lesson content
    • The working contexts of one-to-one teaching
    • Online teaching: how to get started
    • Knowing your student
    • Delivering your first lesson
    • Keeping your material fresh
    • Finding work as an online tutor

  • The Classroom Course

    The 20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course has been developed by leading industry professionals to help you become a confident and competent TEFL teacher. Lead by an experienced, highly qualified tutor, you’ll get to grips with some key aspects of TEFL – plus, you’ll get some teaching practice, too!

    Here’s the schedule covering the two days:

    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

  • 24/7 access

    The majority of our Level 5 260 Hour Combined TEFL Course is online and you’ll have access to it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ve designed it purposefully so that you can fit your learning in around your lifestyle. Whether you’re studying at university, working a full-time job or trying to fill a gap year, you can get TEFL qualified without it interfering with your schedule.

  • Support

    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.

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The UK’s trusted TEFL Course provider

When you’re looking for a TEFL Course, one of the main things you should take into account is the accreditation or regulation. Our Level 5 260 Hour Combined TEFL Course is not only accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council but it’s also regulated by Ofqual, who are a department of the UK Government. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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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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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.

Support from top tutors

From start to finish, you’ll be able to contact our team of highly experienced, DELTA-qualified tutors whenever you need a question answered. Simply send an email or give them a call and they’ll provide you with a comprehensive answer and professional guidance. Here at i-to-i, we’ve got you covered.

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FAQs: Answered

  • Q: Do I need to take a TEFL Course that includes some in-class training?

    You don’t need to but we’d always recommend it if you can attend one of the locations and dates we have available. Employers will view this as favourable and it’ll give you the edge over other TEFL candidates.

  • Q: Do I need a degree to take a TEFL Course?

    Nope! You don’t need a degree to take this or any of our other TEFL Courses. There are plenty of incredible countries who will accept TEFL teachers who don’t have degrees so don’t let that put you off!

  • Q: What if I’m not sure which classroom date I can attend?

    We offer a ‘Flexi’ option where you don’t commit to any dates or locations. You can then get in touch with us at a later date and let us know which classroom course is going to be the most suitable for you – and we’ll get you booked on.

  • Q: I haven’t got any teaching experience – will that be a problem?

    Not at all – the whole idea of our TEFL Courses is to train you to become a teacher. Most of our students have never taught before so you won’t be alone. If you are a teacher already – great! You’ll probably get through the Course faster than most.

  • Q: What’s the difference between this Course and the Level 5 320 Hour Diploma in TEFL?

    The 320 Course has everything the 260 does but it also includes a 60-hour Specialist Course in Teaching Business English. Business English is a lucrative area of TEFL so it’s great to have some training in case you decide to head in that direction.

  • Q: How long do I get to complete the course?

    To complete the 180 hours of online training, you'll get 180 days.

    For the 60 hour specialist course, you'll get 35 days.

    The weekend element is 20 hours spread over 2 days.

    More often than not, our graduates complete the course quicker than this, but if you're struggling for time, don't worry, we offer extensions for up to one year.

  • Q: How much can I expect to earn teaching English abroad?

    There’s no simple answer to this question as it depends on many factors like what country you’re teaching in and the type of job you have. It’s worth bearing in mind that some countries have a much lower cost of living than others, too.

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Support with a smile

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.

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Worldwide recognition

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.

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Experience and expertise

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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Bournemouth, England, BH1 1JN,
United Kingdom

i-to-i TEFL is a part of Teach and Travel Group Ltd.
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