The Level 5 320: Our most comprehensive TEFL training
Become a TEFL superstar with our Level 5 320 Hour Diploma in TEFL! Not only is this course the most comprehensive TEFL training that we offer, it’s also classed as the equivalent level to a CELTA or a foundation degree – so, your certificate will open doors for you wherever you go!
Your training has been specifically designed to be completed alongside a busy lifestyle so don’t worry if you can’t commit to daily studying or set hours – this course can be accessed any time anywhere and from any device (phone, laptop or tablet) to make your learning experience flexible and as simple as possible.
With our Level 5 320 Course, you’ll get the crème de la crème of TEFL training, including beneficial preparation for all types of teaching roles. From the start, you’ll get a detailed look at every aspect of English teaching. Beginning with the fundamentals, like planning engaging lessons, to more in-depth content, such as looking at different approaches to teaching pronunciation, and everything in between – we’ll leave no stone unturned.
Additionally, we’ll throw in full support and academic guidance from our dedicated team of DELTA-qualified TEFL tutors. They’ll be there for you throughout your Course to offer expert answers and helpful advice on any TEFL queries you come across.
On top of all that, you’ll also participate in a weekend of face-to-face learning with an experienced TEFL tutor at one of our many course locations all over the world. You’ll be amazed at how much you can absorb in just two short days and you’ll even have the opportunity to give teaching a go in a short lesson designed by you! This, blended with your online training, will give you the confidence and wealth of knowledge you need to be a successful English teacher.
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17th September 2019
I have started my TEFL journey as I'm a little apprehensive seeing that I only have a diploma and not a degree. Can you please advise?
17th September 2019
OK, we get it. 320 hours sounds like a lot of learning to fit around your lifestyle – but our expert tutors have designed this course to be completed in bitesize chunks, giving you the freedom to study at your own pace, in your own time. During the online portion of the course, you’ll be able to access your studies from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can complete your training from any device, whether it’s a laptop, phone or tablet.
The in-class part of your learning will take place over a weekend in one of our multiple course locations around the world. Simply choose the most convenient dates to suit you and we’ll reserve your place – it’s as easy as that! You don’t need to prepare anything beforehand, everything will be covered by one of our experienced tutors and you’ll even have an opportunity to practice you new skills.
What sets our courses apart from the rest (other than our Ofqual regulation, of course!) is the level of support you’ll receive from the beginning and right through until you hop on the plane. Our DELTA-qualified tutors are available via phone, email and our live web chat service throughout your studies, so you can get comprehensive, expert answers to any TEFL queries you throw at them.
The Level 5 320 Hour Diploma in TEFL will give you a detailed, comprehensive look at teaching English as a foreign language to give you the confidence and knowledge to step into the classroom and deliver engaging and informative lessons. We’ll also throw in some useful TEFL resources and plenty of interactive content to keep your learning experience fun and varied. Here’s a quick look at some of the content you’ll cover:
When you’re comparing TEFL courses, one of the most important things to look at is the actual content of the course. Here, we’ve provided a short breakdown of the units you’ll cover in this course. Why not take a quick look?
Part 1: Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course
Unit 1: Introduction
Starting with the key TEFL principles, a brief history of TEFL and some common teaching methodologies, you’ll get a good look at TEFL as a whole in the first unit.
Unit 2: How to Plan a Lesson
Next, it’s time to look at lesson planning – a fundamental aspect of TEFL. We’ll show you how to plan a lesson so that it’s easy to follow, engaging for your students and adaptable if necessary.
Unit 3: How to Structure a Lesson
Starting with warmers and coolers, the PPP method and different teaching techniques, we’ll guide you through structuring lessons that are successful and simple to deliver.
Unit 4: How to Manage a Classroom
A practical side to TEFL teaching, managing your classroom can be very important in terms of keeping your students focused. This unit will demonstrate how having a good teaching environment can make such a difference.
Unit 5: How to Teach Vocabulary
Vocabulary is part of the nitty-gritty of the English language – and it can be difficult to teach if you don’t have the right skills. In this unit, you’ll find out how to teach it in a way that your students understand easily.
Unit 6: How to Teach Pronunciation
Through looking at word patterns, sentence and word stress and connected speech, this unit will help you construct an effective pronunciation lesson to deliver to your students.
Unit 7: How to Teach Grammar
This unit will remind you of everything you need to know about grammar. Plus, you’ll learn how to teach it, too! From quantifiers to prepositions, we’ve got you covered.
Unit 8: How to Teach Younger Learners
Teaching young learners can be very different to teaching older children, so this unit focuses on varying your teaching styles, adapting your lesson plans and choosing resources that suit younger students to ensure your lessons are just as successful.
Unit 9: Teaching Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
In Unit 9, you’ll be given techniques for helping your students to speak, listen to, read and write English. You’ll also get some ideas for lessons and a variety of approaches for teaching the four skills.
Unit 10: The Next Steps
Finally, you’ll get some great resources to use in your lessons and expert guidance on finding that all-important first job before you fly the nest!
Part 2: Level 5 Teaching Online and One-to-One Course
One-to-one teaching can be worlds apart from teaching a classroom of 30 kids. In this 60-hour Specialist TEFL Course, you’ll go through the adaptations you’ll need to make, how best to deliver a more personalised lesson and how to monitor your students’ progress as you go along.
Part 3: Level 5 Teaching Business English Course
Teaching business English is a lucrative part of TEFL and you’ll get a detailed look at it in this 60-hour Specialist TEFL Course. Covering everything from your adult students to meetings and negotiations, you’ll get the best preparation for your first business English class.
Our Classroom TEFL Course is designed to help you visualise your TEFL theory and get to grips with talking in front of a class. You’ll be able to ask questions, give feedback and talk all things TEFL face-to-face with an experienced TEFL tutor. Plus, in-class training looks great on your CV!
Here’s the schedule for the two-day Course:
|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|
To make things easier for you, we’ve made our courses accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This way, you can log in from your phone, tablet or laptop and pick up where you left off whenever you like – simple! All of your progress will be saved and you can track it via the progress bar shown at the top of the web page so you always know exactly how much you’ve done and have yet to do.
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 5 320 Hour Diploma in TEFL is accredited by the ODLQC (the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council) and fully regulated by the English Government department, Ofqual. This means that it contains quality content and your certificate will be recognised and respected 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!
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 course, you’re bound to have some questions as you work through it and it’s great to have access to support when you need it. With i-to-i, you can speak to our experienced TEFL tutors on the phone, via email or on our live web chat service to get the academic answers you need.
This all depends on what you want to do with your qualification. The minimum number of hours needed to find a basic TEFL job is 120 but anything on top of that means you’ll be in with a much better chance of finding a better job with a higher salary and more benefits.
The higher the level = the more employable you become! Essentially, you’ll be given better opportunities with a Level 5 qualification but it is possible to teach abroad with a Level 3. Check out our TEFL Course comparison page to find out more.
Good news – no, you don’t! In your confirmation email, you’ll get links to each part of the Course and you can activate these as and when you’re ready to. This way, you can complete one section at a time to make everything easier to digest.
100% yes! It’s true that a few countries ask for a degree for visa purposes but most don’t. So, do a bit of research before you book your flights and soon you’ll be living the TEFL dream!
Whether English is your second, third, fourth or seventeenth language, you can still teach English abroad. As long as you have a near-native level of English, you can take our Level 5 320 Hour Diploma in TEFL and find a teaching job abroad.
To complete the 180 hours of online training, you'll get 180 days.
For the 60 hour specialist courses, you'll get 35 days each.
The weekend element of the training is 20 hours spread over 2 days in the classroom.
More often than not, our graduates complete the course in less time than this, but if you're struggling for time, don't worry, we offer extensions for up to a year.
Good news – no, you don’t! This Course was designed to teach you how to teach so don’t worry if you’ve never taught before, you’ll learn everything you need to know right here.
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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