TEFL 320: The most comprehensive combined TEFL course
Stand out from the crowd with the only TEFL course to give you 300 hours of online TEFL training plus a 20 hour weekend classroom course. This combined course lets you put your teaching into practice whilst giving you in-depth online training to teach a wide range of TEFL skills.
Whether you’re looking to make teaching English abroad a career or you want to earn a generous salary, the 320 hour course is designed with you in mind. The online part of the course contains our essential 120 hour course plus 5 of our leading Specialist Courses so you’ll stand out from the crowd and boost your earning potential. The 320 hour Combined TEFL Course will unlock doors around the world when it comes to finding the best paid jobs. By the time you complete the online section you’ll be able to teach a wide range of students, including adults and young learners.
The 20 hour weekend classroom course is the chance to try your hand at teaching for real, role play with other students and learn some practical tips to take into the classroom from one of our experienced tutors.
Before you know it you’ll be at the end of the 320 hour course and your certificate will be winging its way to you. All that’s left for you to do then is get applying for TEFL jobs in your dream destination.
Although this is our longest TEFL course we’ve created this so that you’re fully equipped to enter the teaching world. Because the majority of the course is online you can complete it at your own pace so it fits around your life, with 175 days (roughly 25 weeks) to finish it you can even take the odd weekend off!
It’s up to you when you want to do the practical weekend course some people choose to do it first, others like to break up their online learning – it’s your call. Don’t worry if you’re not sure on where you’ll be or when you’ll be free there’s a flexi option so you can pick a date that works for you when it suits you.
When we designed our TEFL courses we made sure we’d want to do them ourselves which is why you won’t find a dull assignment or boring lecture. Instead they’re jam-packed with quizzes, videos and interactive real-life scenarios.
What will I learn?
You’ll be learning a lot throughout the 320 Hour course and we don’t want to spoil all the surprises but it’s safe to say that by the end you’ll feel ready to jump straight into teaching.
We’ve packed our top specialist courses into the 320 Hour course, these include: Awareness of Grammar, Teaching Young Learners, Teaching One to One, Lesson Planning & Teaching Business English. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you’ll learn throughout the course:
Plan and deliver effective lessons to get the best from your students
Put your practical classroom tools into action
Create an adaptable lesson plan for all ages and classroom sizes
Deliver engaging lessons to adults in Business English
Understand and deliver the essentials of teaching grammar
Want to know what you’ll be doing? Here’s a brief overview of the online modules:
1. Lesson planning & content
Build a lesson plan with content designed to inspire your students and boost your confidence as a teacher
2. Taking it to the classroom
Try your hand at different classroom techniques before putting them in front of real-life students
3. Adapting your teaching to different ages & class sizes
Get to grips with this invaluable skill and you’ll find you can teach all ages and class sizes, helped by our Teaching Young Learners and Teaching One-to-One specialist courses.
4. Teaching grammar & Business English
Add the TEFL magic to these stereotypically less exciting topics and you’ll be enjoying these lessons as much as your students! Get skilled up with our Awareness of Grammar Course and Business English add-ons!
5. Course assessment
You’ll need to pass an assessment at the end of each module and it’s a great way to see how far along the course you are. When you’ve passed that final test you’re qualified!
Two days might not seem like a long time but you’ll get the chance to get your hands dirty (metaphorically) and try some real-life teaching. Don’t worry about deciding on a location on date at the start, we offer a flexi option which lets you pick that later on.
Here’s the timetable for the two days:
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
Although the majority of your course will be completed online you won’t be going it alone! You’ll have the support of one of our expert tutors to give you constructive feedback and mark your assessments, helping you become a world class TEFL teacher.
Director of Studies, Alexa Randell
Academic Assistant , Jenni Fogg
TEFL Tutor, Gayle Norman
TEFL Tutor, Lindsey Cottle
TEFL Tutor, Stuart Fassam
TEFL Tutor, Penny Campbell
TEFL Tutor, Meryl Burgess
TEFL Tutor, Wendy Rogers
TEFL Tutor, Teresa Jacobs
TEFL Tutor, Annie da Silva
TEFL Tutor, Peter Bowdery
TEFL Tutor, Debbie Hooper
TEFL Tutor, Paul Myers
We know that everyone learns differently and at their own speed which is why our online courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So whether you want to hit the books at 3am or study on your break, as long as you’ve got access to the internet you can be continuing your journey to getting TEFL qualified!
I feel as though this course gave me everything it promised and more. The price was right as well. I would recommend anyone looking for a TEFL program to choose i-to-i.
17th August 2019
Staff were incredibly knowledgable and helpful when I was trying to decide which course to do.
17th August 2019
I got helped by one of the consultants name is Tom very kind and patient gentleman . Very excited to start with the course
16th August 2019
An Exciting and an Incredible Experience so far. Thanks Michael Wolfe, absolute pleasure dealing with you. TEFL is the future.
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16th August 2019
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16th August 2019
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15th August 2019
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13th August 2019
What a wonderful experience, very helpful!
Evette De Klerk
13th August 2019
As a teacher who qualified a while ago, I found this a fabulous and inspiring refresher, packed with ideas, and good practice. Thank you.
"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 better teacher, helping your career and your students learning.
"How long do I get to complete the course?"
To complete the 120 hour element of your course, you'll get 70 days.
For the 30 hour modules, you'll have 21 days to complete each one.
Your weekend section of the course will be 20 hours in total, spread across 2 days of training.
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
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.