Intrigued by TEFL and what it really means to teach English abroad? Our 60 hour online TEFL course was made for you!
In just 3 weeks you could have completed a 60 Hour TEFL Course which will equip you with all the necessary teaching tools to start your TEFL journey. Whether you’re planning to travel with a spot of teaching along the way or want to volunteer to gain experience this is a brilliant introduction to TEFL.
Complete the online course without ever leaving your house at your own pace, fit it around your life, work or studies. Before you know it you’ll be finishing your course ready to put your brand new teaching skills into practice.
We understand that you want to get TEFL qualified and quick which is why we’ve created the 60 hour online course. You’ll gain the practical knowledge to plan, develop and deliver great lessons together with basic theory behind TEFL.
The whole course is hosted online so you’re in complete control of how and when you study. You’ll have access to the course for 35 days but we’ve found that most of our students complete it in 3 weeks.
Packed full of quizzes, videos and real-life classroom scenarios, you won’t find any lengthy essays to read or boring lectures here! Plus you’ll get constructive feedback along the way from your tutor.
What will I learn?
Get a taste for TEFL
Learn the basics to TEFL and get a solid practical grounding in what it means to teach English abroad. Here’s a selection of the things you’ll cover:
Practical lesson planning tools
Teaching vocabulary and grammar
Managing your classroom effectively
Turn TEFL theory into practice
The 60 hours will fly by and when you reach the end of your course you’ll be ready for your first TEFL challenge.
Want to know what you’ll be doing? Here’s a brief overview of the online modules:
1. Planning a Lesson
Learn how to set out a lesson plan and what to include in it so you deliver the most effective lesson.
2. Lesson Content
Deliver grammar and vocabulary lessons which are engaging for your students and help build their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
3. Making it work in the classroom
Transfer the theory you’ve learnt into practice in the classroom.
4. Course assessment
Demonstrate what you’ve learnt through a multiple choice test and written assessment before joining the world of TEFL
5. Taking it further
Discover where TEFL can take you and hear from real-life qualified teachers
Here for you
If you’re completely new to the world of TEFL going it alone with the online course can seem a bit daunting. Never fear! You’ll have the support of one of our expert tutors marking your assignments and giving you constructive feedback along the way.
For the duration of your TEFL course you’ll have the help of our friendly support team at your fingertips who’ll be able to answer any questions you might have about the course.
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.
Flexible to fit around you
The beauty of our online courses is that they’re available around the clock from anywhere in the world. So whether you like to study when the sun comes up or you hit the books when everyone’s asleep, you’ll always be able to access the course.
As long as you’ve got internet access you’ll be able to log on and complete your TEFL course so whether you’re at home or on the move you can be moving closer to your dream of a TEFL career.
I am very happy with the course. And i-to-i has been helpful.
18th June 2018
Thank you, I-TO-I Team! That was a really amazing experience! I had the opportunity to check my knowledge, discover so much new information about teaching, new methodologies, secrets, tips, materials.... More
18th June 2018
The course was great. Seeing and drilling the theory practically taught me a lot. Anny is an amazing teacher and I learned a lot from her.
However, I feel that there might be better venues for th... More
18th June 2018
Wonderful course with many tips and references for all levels using various teaching methods, techniques and incentives.
17th June 2018
It provides a strong foundation to go forwards with in TEFL.
17th June 2018
It equipped me with the practical knowledge of what I have to do as an ESL teacher and how to in a simpler way
16th June 2018
it was taught in such a way, that it was easy. You could see where you were going, could give yourself daily targets.
16th June 2018
This course is the best, teaches you so much
15th June 2018
I really enjoyed doing this course. It was very well set-up and has helped me tremendously on my way to become a good English teacher.
13th June 2018
The course is very good and provides access to essential and interesting learning modules, however be prepared to truly commit. I work 60 hours a week and one day hope to move abroad and teach but not... More
"Can I teach full-time with the 60 hour TEFL course?"
If you’re wanting to become a full-time TEFL teacher we’d recommend either our 120 hour online TEFL course or to really boost your earning potential and career prospects take our 300 hour online TEFL course. The 60 hour TEFL course is ideal if you’re wanting a taste of what TEFL is like or to teach abroad as part of voluntary work.
"How do I get started?"
Once you've purchased the course, you'll receive an email with an activation link. Once you click on this, your course will begin. You can login from any device (desktop, tablet or mobile) and from any location with Wi-Fi access (The beauty of an online course).
But even with it all being online, you're never alone. Our friendly team is on-hand to support you with any questions or difficulties you may have.
"Do I get feedback? "
Feedback is how we grow and develop our skills, so even though you'll complete your module tasks online, you're still get useful feedback. You'll receive feedback as you progress through the course, so you can make sure you're on track and you'll also receive in-depth help at the end of the course from our experienced TEFL tutors. With this feedback you'll gain the confidence you need to make your TEFL journey a roaring success.
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.
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