The Level 5 240: Dive straight in
Give yourself a boost and begin your very own TEFL journey with our Ofqual-regulated, Level 5 240 Hour Online TEFL Course. In this essential Course, you’ll find heaps of valuable TEFL info to give you the best start in your brand-new career – and a certificate that’s valid for life and recognised by employers all over the world.
Starting with the fundamentals of English teaching, you’ll cover a whole range of TEFL topics from learning how to create a good teaching environment to teaching grammar and building sentences. Plus, all of this is accessible from your phone, tablet, laptop or PC so that you can study from home or on the go, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you ever need a nudge in the right direction, our dedicated team of DELTA-qualified tutors are on-hand to provide you with the best support and guidance in the industry. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, you’ll always get the answers you need, when you need them.
Still need a little convincing? How about the fact that this Course is ranked at the same level as a CELTA or a foundation degree, which means that your qualification will provide you with plenty of amazing opportunities and it’ll get your application to the top of the pile when it’s time for the TEFL job hunt? It’s a no-brainer!
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Designed by experienced tutors alongside leading language schools, this Course has been divided into manageable sections to ensure that you, the student, can fit it in around your lifestyle and work through the content at your own pace. From the start, you can keep track of your progress so you always know exactly how far along you are, just to make completing the Course even easier for you.
On top of that, you’ll have access to the Course via our online portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it’s compatible with any device. So, whether you’re studying on your phone on your commute, on your tablet at lunch or on your laptop from the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to log in and out as you please – easy peasy!
And if you ever need a guiding hand, our DELTA-qualified tutors are at your every beck and call all throughout your study time. You can get in touch with them via email, phone or our live web chat service with any academic queries and they’ll use their insider knowledge to give you the comprehensive answers you need.
By the end of your Course, you’ll feel fully prepared for the classroom and ready to live the dream as an English teacher online or in the classroom!
Our Level 5 240 Hour Online Course will give you comprehensive, structured TEFL learning to equip you with everything you need to become a successful TEFL teacher. You don’t need to have any previous teaching experience or a particularly strong knowledge of grammar, all of this (and more!) will be covered in the Course. To give you a better idea, here are a few of the topics you’ll study:
So, you know the basics but what’s really included in our Level 5 240 Hour Online TEFL Course? We’ve put together a brief breakdown to show you what you’ll study in each unit of the Course. Have a look at it here:
Part 1: Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course
Unit 1: Foundations of TEFL
In the first unit of the Course, you’ll be given a brief history of TEFL as well as an introduction to teaching methodologies to get you started.
Unit 2: Planning a Lesson
By looking at who you’re teaching to, learning styles and lesson aims, we’ll show you how to create an effective lesson plan – the first essential skill of TEFL.
Unit 3: Lesson Structure
In this unit, you’ll find out how to structure a lesson by using the PPP method, warmers and coolers and different teaching techniques.
Unit 4: Classroom Management
An important part of teaching is ensuring you have a good environment to work in. You’ll look at that and how best to help your students learn in this unit.
Unit 5: Vocabulary
Teaching vocabulary can be tricky – but by studying the meaning of words, form and presentation, you’ll soon get the hang of it!
Unit 6: Pronunciation
Through looking at word stress, patterns and sentences, in Unit 6, you’ll see how to teach pronunciation in a way that your students will understand easily.
Unit 7: Grammar
Teaching grammar might seem daunting but we’ll take you through the different types of verbs, determiners and prepositions so that, by the end of this unit, you’ll have the confidence to deliver a grammar lesson.
Unit 8: Younger Learners
By learning about learning and teaching styles, keeping learners on-task and adapting your teaching materials, this unit will get you ready to teach to younger learners.
Unit 9: The Four Skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
A fundamental of TEFL teaching is looking at the Four Skills. Here, you’ll find approaches to teaching each skill, structuring specific lessons and top tips to get your students doing all four!
Unit 10: What next?
In the last unit of the first part of the Course, we’ll give you some guidance on how to find your first TEFL job (hurray!) and even provide you with some useful TEFL resources to use in the classroom.
Part 2: Level 5 Teaching One-to-One & Online Course
In this 60-hour Specialist TEFL Course, you’ll get to grips with the following:
The beauty of this Course is in its flexibility. It’s 100% online-based so you won’t have to commit to any classroom training dates or set hours of study – you can access it any time of the day from wherever you are in the world. Go at your own pace, at a time schedule that suits you and before you know it, you’ll be ready to start your dream career!
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 5 240 Hour Online TEFL Course is regulated by Ofqual – the UK Government department – so you can study safely in the knowledge that your qualification will be recognised and respected by employers all around the world. Plus, we also have full accreditation by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council, meaning your certificate will open doors for you wherever you go.
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!
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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.
It’s very easy to get your pronouns confused with your prepositions, so it’s a relief to know that whenever you need us, we’ve got your back. As you work through your Course, our experienced, DELTA-qualified tutors will be on hand to give you informative answers to all of your TEFL queries and you can get in touch with them via phone or email.
You can teach English with a Level 3 qualification but a Level 5 certificate is more comprehensive and so it allows you to find better job opportunities, higher salaries and in potentially more countries.
As soon as you pay for the Course, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link to activate your Course in it. You can click this link whenever you’re ready to start – whether that’s straight away or in two years’ time!
You can but we’d only recommend doing so if your English is at a near-native level. If you’re worried that your current level of English might not be quite up to scratch, give our friendly TEFL experts a call on the number at the top of your screen. If your English is good but not quite at a near-native level, you can take a Level 3 Course instead.
No – you don’t need any particular qualifications to take our Course but of course, it’s always beneficial if you do have a degree. You can still find work teaching English abroad or online, too.
To cut a long story short, you can pretty much teach English in any non-native English speaking country. From Japan to Jordan and Asia to Africa, there’s plenty of demand for TEFL teachers the world over.
To complete the 180 hours element of the online training, you'll get 180 days.
For the 60 hour specialist course, you'll get 35 days to get it finished.
More often than not, our graduates complete the course quicker than this, but if you're struggling for time, fear not, we offer extensions for up to a year.
You can actually start looking as soon as you’ve started your Course – you’ll just need to let any prospective employers know that your qualification is in progress. Good luck and happy TEFLing!
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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