The Level 5 200: Boost your TEFL journey
Kick-start your career and become a TEFL know-it-all with our Level 5 200 Hour Combined TEFL Course. Through blending fundamental online learning with face-to-face classroom-based training, this Course will give you excellent preparation for teaching English abroad. Plus, due to its sought-after Level 5 status, your qualification will be preferred by employers the world over.
Level 5 essentially means that the English Government department, Ofqual, have regulated the Course and ranked it at CELTA and foundation degree level. The majority of TEFL Courses on the market don’t qualify for any level, so a Level 5 certificate from i-to-i will stand you in good stead when it’s time to apply for that all-important first job.
The online portion of this Course covers everything from planning lessons to teaching the nuts and bolts of pronunciation, with extra focus on teaching grammar and adapting lessons for younger learners, to prepare you for anything your TEFL career could throw at you! And remember, you’ll have flexible online access 24/7 so that you can fit your learning in around your lifestyle, however busy it may be.
Combined with this, you’ll have a full weekend of in-class training with one of our experienced, highly qualified tutors. During which, you’ll delve deeper into the key aspects of English teaching like the main TEFL principles, teaching and learning a new language and how to teach grammar – plus, you’ll even get to practice your newfound teaching skills!
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Our Level 5 200 Hour Combined TEFL Course has been designed by experts with you in mind. Fit your learning seamlessly around your daily routine and before you know it, you’ll have your shiny new certificate and be ready to jet off to an exotic TEFL destination! Whether you choose to study from your phone, tablet, PC or laptop, your Course will always be there, ready and waiting and all of your progress will be tracked for you to see.
From your first contact with i-to-i until the day you choose to fly the nest, you’ll have access to consistent support from us whenever you need it. Our DELTA-qualified tutors are on hand throughout your Course to offer their expertise on any academic queries that might pop up and you can get it touch with them via phone, email or our live web chat service.
On top of that, our dedicated Customer Support Team are here to answer your practical questions with their wealth of knowledge on TEFL jobs, visas and even tips on what to pack! Whatever your enquiry, our teams have got you covered.
By the end of your TEFL training, with your 200-hour certificate in-hand, you’ll be an unstoppable candidate when it comes to the TEFL job hunt.
Through this Course, you’ll get an in-depth look at all things TEFL so that, by the end, you’ll feel confident and ready to step into the classroom. Whether you’ve taught before or you’re a total teaching newbie, we’ll equip you with plenty of TEFL knowledge and valuable resources to keep you going in your brand new career. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the elements of TEFL you’ll cover:
200 hours might sound like a lot of content to cover so it can be useful to know exactly what you’ll be learning about before you hop on the TEFL bandwagon! Here’s a short breakdown of each of the units you’ll be completing within the online portion of this Course:
Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL
In this section, you’ll learn all about TEFL along with historical approaches to English teaching to give you a good foundation to base the rest of your studying on.
Unit 2: Initial Lesson Planning
Unit 2 will cover the first fundamental skill of teaching English: planning an effective lesson.
Unit 3: Structuring Your Lesson
Following on from that, you’ll find out how best to construct a lesson to ensure it’s easy to follow in a classroom setting.
Unit 4: Making it Work in the Classroom
Next, it’s time to learn how to use your environment to your advantage including how to manage a classroom and creating a good teaching environment.
Unit 5: Teaching Vocabulary
In this unit, you’ll go through the meaning of words, presenting vocabulary and checking your students’ understanding of it.
Unit 6: Teaching Pronunciation
Word stress, intonation and word patterns are just a few of the topics you’ll cover in Unit 6 to help you learn to teach pronunciation.
Unit 7: Teaching Grammar
Unit 7 looks at the nuts and bolts of English, from the different word types to meaning and uses of these and how to build phrases and sentences using them.
Unit 8: Teaching Young Learners
Adapting your lessons to accommodate younger learners is a valuable skill to have in the TEFL industry. You’ll get to grips with this here.
Unit 9: Teaching the Four Skills
The four skills are reading, writing, speaking and listening. You’ll cover each of these along with ideas for teaching them, approaches and choosing materials.
Unit 10: External Resources and Next Steps
In the final unit, you’ll have access to information on coursebooks, ideas for activities and games and even some guidance on finding that all-important first job.
During this two-day Course, you’ll get a thorough A to Z of TEFL from an experienced, highly qualified tutor. Learning face-to-face can really make the difference when it comes to understanding the content and you’ll even get the chance to observe your fellow students and practice your own teaching skills.
Below, you’ll find the timetable for the weekend:
|9.00-9.15||Welcome & course aims|
|11.00-12.30||Teaching new language|
|1.30-3.00||Grammar & error correction|
(time may vary)
|Teaching Practice 1|
|5.30-6.00||Day 1 reflection|
|11.00-12.30||Teaching reading & listening|
(time may vary)
|Teaching Practice 2|
|5.00-5.30||Day 2 reflection|
|5.30-6.00||Your TEFL future|
However long it takes you to complete your Course, you’ll have constant access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, whether you want to study on the train, at the library or in the comfort of your own home, you can log in and out as you please! Plus, all of our Courses are compatible with mobile, tablet, laptop and PC to make your learning experience even more flexible.
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.
Our Level 5 200 Hour Combined TEFL Course has been regulated and approved by the UK Government department, Ofqual and it’s accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council, too. In short, you’ll find that a TEFL certificate from us opens doors all over the world!
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!
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 any type of learning, it’s always handy to have support and guidance along the way from somebody in the know – and that’s what you’ll get with our team of tutors. With their combined insider knowledge and experience, you’ll never be short of answers. Just get in touch via phone, email or web chat to get your niggling questions put to rest.
We’d always recommend including some in-class TEFL learning if you can attend one of the dates and locations. This is because employers will look favourably on candidates who have some classroom training and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on any TEFL jobs!
We offer both Level 5 and Level 3 TEFL Courses and you can use either of these to teach abroad. However, the main difference is that a Level 5 Course is more in-depth and therefore, the qualification is more desirable. This means you’ll have access to better jobs and higher salaries – win!
It doesn’t matter if English language wasn’t your favourite subject at school, this Course will teach you everything you need to know about the technical bits of English: grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
Nope! You can teach English abroad in many countries without a bachelor’s degree and you don’t need one to take this Course. A few countries do require a degree for visa purposes but other than that, the world is your oyster!
With a Level 5 qualification, you can TEFL in most non-native English speaking countries and even some native English speaking countries. You'll need to check visa requirements first but the world is your oyster!
To complete the 180 hour element of your course, you'll get 180 days.
Your weekend section of the course will be 20 hours in total, spread across 2 days of face-to-face training.
This is very much dependent on a few factors: which country you teach in, the type of school and your experience level. In a lot countries, TEFL teacher salaries can be higher than the average wage and you should always take into account the cost of living for each country.
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.
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.
Established in 1994, we’re the longest-standing TEFL Course provider in the world. Our graduates number over 182,000 and we even pioneered the first ever online and weekend TEFL Courses.
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