20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course: Find out if TEFL is for you
Want to dip a toe into TEFL before taking the plunge with one of our longer courses? Then the 20-hour classroom course is for you.
This weekend face-to-face course is a brilliant taster into the world of TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language). The two-day practical course, led by experienced tutors gives an introduction into teaching English abroad. You’ll even get the chance to practice 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.
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, 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.
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:
Welcome & course aims
Teaching new language
Grammar & error correction
(time may vary)
Teaching Practice 1
Day 1 reflection
Teaching reading & listening
(time may vary)
Teaching Practice 2
Day 2 reflection
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, Emily John
TEFL Tutor, Gayle Norman
TEFL Tutor, Hailey Fliegelman
TEFL Tutor, Paul Myers
TEFL Tutor, Penny Campbell
TEFL Tutor, Annie da Silva
TEFL Tutor, Stephen Maule
TEFL Tutor, Tracy Robinson
TEFL Tutor, Anna Britton
TEFL Tutor, Teresa Jacobs
TEFL Tutor, Peter Bowdery
TEFL Tutor, Meryl Burgess
TEFL Tutor, Lindsey Cottle
I learned so much and I had so much fun while doing the TEFL Course (including the practical).
It is easy to learn and the feedback is quick.
I would recommend the any TEFL Course to anyone intere... More
9th December 2019
The i-to-i TEFL courses are well organised and user-friendly. I highly recommend their courses.
7th December 2019
Amazing course I have learnt so much ! prompt and supportive tutors money well spent.
Now the journey begins
Suzanne Louise Riches
7th December 2019
A big THANK YOU to Kieran Ruane for excellent customer service! I was in need of some additional info and was provided with a step-by-step explanation of everything I needed to know and more! I'm ve... More
6th December 2019
A big THANK YOU for excellent customer service (Kieran Ruane)! I was in need of some additional information, phoned customer service and was provided with a step-by-step explanation of everything I ... More
6th December 2019
The course is very well set up and explained.
The price itself is extremely fair, especially considering the fact that the course is setup so well
Additionally, the customer service provided is real... More
6th December 2019
what an amazing experience to learn how to teach others.
the customer support team was always ready to answer my questions.
5th December 2019
The course was very clear and well explained. I've learnt a lot from taking it!
4th December 2019
Very fun course and cant wait to start teaching around the world. The course is not that hard but still engaging. Made me realize that my current job profession might not be what I really wanted :D
Ryno van Schalkwyk
4th December 2019
I found the 20 hour practical course really useful and I thought it was taught it in a really engaging way. It was far better than I was expecting to be honest, as I’ve come away from it feeling exc... More
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.
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 24 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
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 182,000 and counting.