Go beyond the classic 120 Hour TEFL course and make your mark in the world of TEFL with the 300 Hour TEFL course. This course will set you apart from your peers and help you bring in the big bucks!
With not 1, not 2 but 5 Specialist TEFL Courses included along with the essential 120 Hour TEFL Course you’ll be ready for any eventuality in the classroom, be it real or virtual. If you’re keen to bump up your pay packet and want to earn extra by teaching over Skype or teaching adults, Teaching One to One and Teaching Business English courses will be invaluable – they might even clinch the job!
The 300 Hour Course is comprehensive to say the least and is the only the way to fast track your teaching career. You’ll have 175 days (roughly 25 weeks) to complete the course in full, including an assessment at the end of each section, so when you do reach the finish line you’ll be totally ready to put all your teaching skills into practice.
300 hours might seem daunting at first but when it’s broken down into manageable chunks you’ll fly through it in no time! The entire course is completed online, so it can fit around your life without you having to change your routine. Who knew becoming TEFL qualified could be so simple?
Complete the course at your own pace and don’t worry if you get stuck or need some feedback on any of the modules or specialist courses, that’s what our expert tutors are on hand for.
Just as you’ll learn to keep the energy up with your students, we’ve created a course which is fast paced, engaging and informative so you won’t get bored doing your TEFL training. Think quizzes, interactive features and videos rather than lectures and essays!
What will I learn?
Whether you’ve had some teaching experience or if you haven’t stepped foot in a classroom since you left school, it doesn’t matter. As long as you’re willing to learn that’s the most important thing when it comes to teaching English abroad!
Comprehensive is the only way to describe our 300 hour course. It contains all the modules in the 120 hour course together with 5 additional specialist certificates: Advanced Grammar, Teaching Young Learners, Teaching One to One, Lesson Planning & Teaching Business English. Here’s just a few of the things you’ll cover:
Plan engaging lessons with interesting content
Classroom management skills
Adapting and creating lesson plans for one to one tuition
Teaching Business English for negotiating and communicating, both written and spoken
Understand the theory behind a fool proof lesson plan
Want to know what you’ll be doing? Here’s a brief overview of the online modules:
1. Planning a lesson & content
Our Lesson Planning add-on course will help you create lesson plans with effective and engaging content for students of any age.
2. Practical classroom management
Learn how to manage the classroom and create a learning environment which works for you and your students.
3. Advanced Grammar Add-On
Turn one of the trickier topics into a subject which is fun rather than feared!
4. Teaching Young Learners & One-to-One Courses
Our handy add-ons will help you adapt your lesson plans to work for younger students or when you’re individually mentoring a student – either in person or virtually.
5. Business English – how to teach it
Our Teaching Business English add-on will help you teach the language of the workplace, so they can perfect their negotiation techniques and communicate with their native English speaking peers.
6. Course assessment
Complete an assessment at the end of each section – keep track of your progress and before you know it those 300 hours will have flown by and you’ll be TEFL qualified.
Here for you
Don’t let the fact that the entire course is online fool you into thinking there’s no support. You’ll have one of our dedicated expert tutors providing you with constructive feedback along the way so you’re never alone on your TEFL journey
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.
We’re living in a digital world which runs 24/7 and that’s why our courses are available at any time of the day or night, on any device. Whether you’re more productive first thing in the morning, or find it easier to work when the sun goes down, this course fits to suit your life.
Generally speaking the course is a great one. My only regret is not having known of you and done the course a long time ago.
22nd October 2018
The two days where a lot of fun and we all learned loads. We made loads of new friends and the instructor was brilliant. Highly recommended.
22nd October 2018
This course was structured well and easy to follow with lots of valuable activities to test knowledge.
20th October 2018
Really enjoy the support and the expansive amount of information not only for learning but for additional information. The videos are one of the biggest pluses to see the techniques in live practice! ... More
20th October 2018
Best course and internship that I have ever done.I am looking forward to learn more with i-toi.
18th October 2018
Very good course ! I really enjoyed it ! Highly recommend to everyone :)
17th October 2018
Overall, the course has done what its promised to do. Its given me some pretty standard information on beginning an adventure as an English teacher and I do feel more prepared for that task now. I've ... More
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17th October 2018
I have learnt a lot from TEFL , i am currently still busy with the 180 hour course which provides a lot of insight and makes it easy on you once you get to start teaching. The course is a bit tricky... More
16th October 2018
I purchased a 300 hours course. I have completed some sections and I am super happy with the course. The tutors are extremely helpful and have been able to assist with any query I have put forward (no... More
15th October 2018
Lisa, our trainer was AMAZING ! She was friendly, active, approachable and full of life, never a dull moment during the two days of training & practice. One of the best training i have attended in ma... More
"Do I need to complete all the specialist courses included?"
Yes, if you’re signed up to do the 300 hour course you’ll need to complete the extra courses. If you’re in a hurry and want to get teaching quick you could always do our 120 Hour Online course and add the specialist modules on at a later date.
"What’s the benefit to doing the specialist modules?"
Where do we start?! The main plus is pay, by having these extra qualifications under your belt you’ll be able to earn a lot more teaching abroad. But there’s plenty of other benefits, they’ll help you become a more confident and skilled teacher, helping your career and your students learning.
"What about feedback?"
Feedback is very important to keep on track of your course and we absolutely make sure you get the support you need to be a success. You'll receive feedback as you submit module tasks and work. Our experienced TEFL tutors will also give you detailed feedback upon the completion of your whole course, so you know how to keep growing your skill set.
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:
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 23 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 182,000 and counting.