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240 Hour Master TEFL Course

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The TEFL Institute of Ireland

240 Hour Master TEFL Course

Why take the 240 Hour Master TEFL Course?

The TEFL industry has grown to become one of the best-known ways to travel extensively and get paid. This has resulted in a TEFL market over-flowing with qualified teachers, all with a minimum of 120 hours of training.

By adding extra qualifications to your TEFL teaching profile, you automatically stand out from the saturated TEFL crowd. Thus boosting your chances of bagging the best TEFL jobs on offer.

We offer a 240 hour Master TEFL Course, including 5 professional teacher training courses. By enrolling on our 240 hour Master TEFL course, your teaching CV will stand out as you offer speciality teaching for young learners, business English and training for the popular IELTS and TOEIC exams.

Become an in-house corporate English teacher, bag the role as lead TEFL teacher in a primary school or create lessons on your terms with on-line tutoring for IELTS and TOEIC preparation. In fact, the opportunities are endless.

What you get on the 240 Hour Master TEFL Course

  • Fully accredited training.
  • Personal tutor support.
  • Internationally recognised certificate.
  • Expert job hunting advice.

240 Hour Master TEFL Course

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About your 240 Hour Master TEFL Course

Our 240 Hour Master TEFL Course is structured to be completed online within 6 months. Therefore giving you optimal flexibility to access your course 24/7.

What’s more, all our courses are fully accredited and recognised internationally. So why not gain a lifetime qualification at a time and pace that suits you?

We value customer satisfaction and that is why we have a dedicated course team to support you in becoming TEFL certified and bagging your dream job.

And did we forget to mention a 14 day money-back guarantee?

Ultimate Flexibility

Online training has become the fastest growing resource for qualifications, and your TEFL training is no different. In fact, 24/7 flexible access means you can juggle work, family, university and life in general with your 240 Hour Master TEFL course.

Become an internationally recognised and attractive teacher with the TEFL institute of Ireland and broaden your horizons. Best of all, our course is structured into text, audio and video, filled with teaching tips and guides. As well as inspiration to create the best lesson-plans and interactive quizzes.


  • Module 1: Introduction to TEFL
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Increase your awareness of the use of English around the world today.
    • Recognise the varying factors of motivation and needs of English learners.
    • Learn about the historic development of ELT theories, methods and practices and how they have influenced current ELT approaches.
    • Use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to familiarise yourself with the different learner levels and competencies.


  • Module 2: The role of the teacher
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Hold a strong understanding on how to become an effective ESL teacher.
    • Gain knowledge to carry out the best classroom management practices.
    • Put your learning to practice with a range of teaching techniques.
    • Learn how to adapt your teaching style to cater for different teaching environments.


  • Module 3: Organising and managing learning
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Learn how to create different lesson plans.
    • Gain a full understanding of the many aspects involved in lesson planning (e.g outlining the goal of the lesson and adapting the lesson to the student profile).
    • Study alternative lesson plan models, using this knowledge for different class styles.
    • Become comfortable with following a curriculum or timetable and work your lessons around these factors.
    • Familiarise yourself with the likelihood of using prescribed materials and resources that affect your own lesson plans.


  • Module 4: Teaching grammar
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Gain a full understanding of the term ‘grammar’.
    • Learn how to recognise the grammar level of a student.
    • Recognise the pros and cons of teaching grammar.
    • Study the historical development of grammar and the use of grammar in English today.
    • Gain a strong understanding of the current English grammar system.
    • Understand different approaches to presenting grammar.
    • Build a foundation of varying approaches in teaching grammar.
    • Be able to teach grammar in fluency and accuracy focused styles.


  • Module 5: Teaching vocabulary
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Recognise the significance of teaching vocabulary.
    • Gain an appreciation for teaching students vocabulary and how the vocabulary is taught.
    • Gain a strong understanding of the numerous layers within English vocabulary, such as lexical chunks.
    • Learn how to present vocabulary and lexical chunks in varying ways.
    • Learn numerous methods of practising vocabulary.
    • Recognise the need to record and re-use vocabulary.


  • Module 6: Teaching pronunciation
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Be aware of pronunciation difficulties faced by English students.
    • Familiarise yourself with the work involved in producing sounds, words and longer utterances.
    • Learn the numerous phonological sounds.
    • Learn numerous activities and styles in teaching pronunciation.


  • Module 7: Teaching receptive skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Recognise the difference between receptive and productive skills and how to be an effective reader and listener.
    • Recognise the primary foundations of teaching reading and listening.
    • Learn how to create an effective reading or listening comprehension exercise.
    • Master the importance of further learning outside the classroom e.g reading and listening.


  • Module 8: Teaching productive skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Gain an understanding of the importance of writing and speaking English, using this knowledge in the classroom.
    • Develop techniques in teaching the principles of writing and speaking English.
    • Learn numerous teaching techniques in writing and speaking classes.
    • Add writing and speaking activities to your teaching repertoire.


  • Module 9: Teaching English for different purposes
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the motives behind each student in learning English.
    • Have the ability to adapt your lessons in teaching very young learners up to teenagers.
    • Learn about international English language examinations and how to focus your teaching on helping students with these exams.
    • Learn about teaching business English and topic-specific English.


  • Module 10: From course to classroom
    By the end of this module, you will:
    • Preparation on planning and applying for your first TEFL job.
    • Recognise the importance of boosting your teaching resume with different resources.
    • Preparation on entering into the job market and how to develop professionally.
    • Identify new ways to improve your teaching style.


IELTS

  • Module 1: Introduction to IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have an understanding of what IELTS is and how it operates.
    • Understand what is assessed in the IELTS exam and how does assessment work.
    • Learn who takes the IELTS exam and what scores will they need.


  • Module 2: Teaching listening for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Listening test consists of.
    • Be aware of the types of questions in the IELTS Listening test.
    • Be able to help students prepare for the IELTS Listening test.
    • Gain 20 essential tips for teaching IELTS Listening.


  • Module 3: Teaching reading for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Reading test consists of.
    • Understand what is different about the IELTS Academic Reading test and the IELTS General Training Reading Test.
    • Be aware of types of questions in the IELTS Reading test.
    • Be aware of what reading skills are assessed.
    • Gain 20 tips for the IELTS Reading test.


  • Module 4: Teaching writing for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Writing test consists of.
    • Have an overview of the IELTS Academic and GT Writing tests.
    • Be aware of how IELTS Writing is assessed.
    • Be able to help students with Academic Writing Task 1.
    • Be able to prepare students for GT IELTS Writing Task 1.
    • Be aware of IELTS Academic and GT Writing Task 2.
    • Have possible IELTS Essay Topics (GT and Academic Task 2).
    • Have topics to consider.
    • Have a summary of IELTS Writing strategies Task 1 (for students).
    • Have a summary of IELTS Writing strategies Task 2 (for students).


  • Module 5: Teaching speaking for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what the IELTS Speaking test consists of.
    • Be aware of the speaking skills assessed in the IELTS Speaking test.
    • Be able to help your students prepare for the IELTS Speaking test.
    • Have common IELTS Speaking topics.
    • Have examples of Part 2 Candidate tasks.


  • Module 6: Teaching vocabulary for IELTS
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have an overview of Vocabulary for IELTS.
    • What vocabulary students preparing for IELTS need to know.
    • Be able to help your students learn vocabulary.


  • Module 7: Possible challenges
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand possible challenges with teaching for IELTS.
    • Understand and preparing for mixed-level classes.
    • Understand teaching low-level IELTS students, mixed GT and Academic classes, and very high-level IELTS students.Be able to make IELTS interesting.


TOEIC

  • Module 1: Introduction to teaching TOEIC
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of TOEIC.
    • Know where in the world TOEIC is used and why.
    • Know what the TOEIC test consists of and how it is scored.


  • Module 2: TOEIC Listening
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Listening test.
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Listening test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Listening.


  • Module 3: Teaching TOEIC Reading
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Reading test..
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Reading test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Reading test.


  • Module 4: TOEIC Speaking
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Speaking test.
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Speaking test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Speaking test.


  • Module 5: Teaching TOEIC Writing
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Writing test.
    • Know what is assessed in the TOEIC Writing test.
    • Be able to prepare your learners to be successful in TOEIC Writing test..


  • Module 6: Teaching the TOEIC Bridge test
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of the TOEIC Bridge test.
    • Be aware of the format of the TOEIC Bridge Test and test questions.
    • Be able to prepare your students to be successful in the TOEIC Bridge Test.


TBE

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Business English
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of how learning and teaching Business English differs from General English.
    • Have considered a range of different teaching contexts from classroom-based lessons to distance learning.
    • Have a clearer understanding of the role of the Business English teacher.
    • Have a greater understanding of the need to present language in context and focus on specific business communication skills.


  • Module 2: Needs analysis and course design
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a clearer understanding of how to conduct an effective needs analysis or language audit.
    • Be able to confidently design a course with appropriate objectives and syllabus components.


  • Module 3: Selecting and developing materials
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a greater awareness of the range of materials used to teach Business English.
    • Be better able to select appropriate materials when planning Business English classes.


  • Module 4: Teaching business speaking skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a greater awareness of the range of Business English speaking skills taught in class.
    • Be more confident about teaching a range of Business English speaking skills.


  • Module 5: Teaching business writing skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have a greater awareness of the range of Business English writing skills taught in class.
    • Be more confident about teaching a range of Business English writing skills.


  • Module 6: Intercultural training
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions.
    • Know how to use practical activities in class to help learners understand their own culture, other cultures and how to cope with different cultures.


  • Module 7: Teaching English for specific purposes
    By the end of this module, you will

    • Understand what is involved in teaching an ESP course and how this differs from teaching a General Business English course.
    • Have gained more confidence in teaching ESP.
    • Be able to consider the need for a clear needs analysis, subject knowledge and choosing suitable materials.
    • Have gained confidence in planning an ESP course and individual lessons


  • Assessment

    • Includes end of course test with multiple questions, requiring a pass mark of 80% or above.


TYL

  • Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Young Learners
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have reviewed the role of English as a global language and the increase in young learners accessing English language learning.
    • Have discussed student motivation and learning needs of different age groups.
    • Have a greater awareness of how to adapt your teaching to teach very young learners, young learners and teenagers.


  • Module 2: The role of the teacher
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have considered a range of practical classroom management techniques designed to manage teaching and learning.
    • Have considered a range of suggestions, routines and procedures designed to maintain classroom discipline.
    • Have considered how teaching techniques can be adapted to cater for different teaching contexts.
    • Have considered some important safeguarding and child protection information to help you deal with welfare concerns.


  • Module 3: Teaching grammar and vocabulary
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Have considered different approaches to teaching grammar.
    • Have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach grammar to young learners at different ages.
    • Have reviewed different activities and techniques to teach vocabulary to young learners at different ages.


  • Module 4: Teaching receptive skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the difference between receptive and productive skills.
    • Understand the main principles of teaching reading and listening skills.
    • Be able to select suitable reading and listening activities for different age groups.
    • Know how to stage a reading or listening comprehension activity.
    • Understand the importance of extensive reading and listening outside class.


  • Module 5: Teaching productive skills
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what is involved in being an effective writer or speaker.
    • Understand the main principles of teaching writing and speaking skills.
    • Know how to stage writing or speaking activities.
    • Be familiar with a range of writing and speaking activities appropriate to young learners at different age groups.


  • Module 6: Intercultural training
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions.
    • Know how to use practical activities in class to help learners understand their own culture, other cultures and how to cope with different cultures.


  • Module 7: Teaching English for specific purposes
    By the end of this module, you will:

    • Understand what is involved in teaching an ESP course and how this differs from teaching a General Business English course.
    • Have gained more confidence in teaching ESP.
    • Be able to consider the need for a clear needs analysis, subject knowledge and choosing suitable materials.
    • Have gained confidence in planning an ESP course and individual lessons


  • Assessment

    • Includes end of course test with multiple questions, requiring a pass mark of 80% or above.


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Why the TEFL Institute of Ireland?

Support & Guidance

At the TEFL institute we place our students at the forefront of our work. So we offer full support and guidance through training to launching our teachers into the TEFL industry. In fact, our staff are experts when it comes to providing information and advice as you move forward. Just consider us your TEFL guardians.

Quality and Experience

As leaders in the TEFL industry, our students benefit from training that has been developed over a number of years. What’s more, internationally recognised and accredited by ACDL, the quality of our courses will launch you into your TEFL career.

Value

Enrolling on our 240 Hour Master TEFL course will give you the best value for your time and money. In fact, we know that each customer has different needs and expectations. Which is why we offer promotions and sales on all courses and internships throughout the year.

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