150 Hour Specialist TEFL Course

Earn a higher salary by adding IELTS to your TEFL CV and become the answer to the demand for English teachers trained in IELTS preparation.

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The TEFL Institute of Ireland

150 Hour Specialist TEFL Course

Why take the 150 Hour Specialist Accredited TEFL Course?

The affordability and ease of travelling has resulted in a very competitive TEFL market. So if you want to stand out from the bulging crowd of TEFL teachers, take our 150 hour professional accredited TEFL course, boosting your teaching CV and increasing your job opportunities.

With 150 hours of professional TEFL training, you gain our 120 hours qualification plus a 30 hours IELTS preparation license.

Over 2 million TEFL students sit this very exam each year. Resulting in a market that is refreshed year on year.

What you get on the Accredited TEFL Course

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

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6 Months Study

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About your online Accredited TEFL course

If you are looking for a flexible, comprehensive and internationally recognised Accredited TEFL course, look no further. Our 150 hours of TEFL training delivers on each of these objectives.

Become TEFL qualified in 180 Days, using any device whenever and wherever you want. What’s more, you’ll even have a personal tutor on hand to support you through your studies and make sure you get the best result possible.

TEFL 120

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

    • Increase your awareness on 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 familiarize 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.
    • Familiarize 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 recognize 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.
    • Familiarize 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.


  • 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 the assessment works.
    • 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.


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China Internship

I decided to take a gap year after I finished my Leaving Cert. After going through the entire course online and getting accredited to teach english abroad I had the best year of my life in Shanghai. The week was spent teaching and I was able to travel around and explore during the weekends. I’m looking forward to going abroad again once I’m finished college.

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TEFL 120 Hour

Getting accredited to teach english as a second language is one of the best things I have ever done! The entire online course was really easy to follow and I was able to get help whenever I wasn’t sure about anything. I’m planning to go abroad next year to put my newly found knowledge to use! Thanks for all the help guys!

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TEFL Master

I have just completed the 240hr TEFL package and can honestly say I am so glad I chose this package as having learnt so much about the IELTS teacher preparation certification. I can see why it is such an advantage in the TEFL jobs market.

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China Internship

I did an internship for three months in Beijing. It was great fun and I enjoyed my time there. My host family were exceptional and helped me out with any problems I had during my time staying there! The monthly allowance was enough to travel around with as everything is much cheaper over there than at home here. I’d love to go back again to visit but during the summer this time!

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My first step into teaching was with this programme & exploration into my potential as a teacher of English. The course was very well laid out and easy to follow once I arrived in country the co-ordinators were brilliant & encouraging to Native Speakers & Polish Participants alike. It's an intense experience but one that I will definitely be looking to participate in again. Thank you for the opportunity to teach, touch, learn, share & give.

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TEFL 240 Hour

I am writing this review for the administration. They have been to quick to respond to all my questions and understanding of why I needed help.

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TEFL 240 Hour

I loved doing the TEFL course, especially the fact that I could complete it online as I mind two children and was constantly being interrupted but it was easy to go back over things if I didn’t fully understand. Ian was very helpful throughout the course and made sure all my questions were answered quickly and in detail. I can’t wait to put my new skills to the test in Spain this summer.

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China Internship

I really enjoyed my time abroad after getting accredited to teach english. As a frequent backpacker, this was a different experience as I got to stay in the one place for quite a length of time. I got to know lots of the locals and made tons of friends.

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TEFL 120 Hour

I was very happy with the course and its content. It’s very easy to work your way through it on the online platform. I’m not sure where I will go teaching yet but I’m excited that it’s now a very real possibility. Thanks for all the help.

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Thailand Internship

My now husband and I met before when traveling around Southeast Asia a long time ago. After taking your course we both went back and started teaching english. We have been enjoying ourselves here ever since! I hope to take the more advanced course soon.

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Spain Internship

I completed an internship in Spain during my summer break in University. I couldn’t have done it without all the help from you guys and the lessons I learned on the course. The host family were really nice and I met up with other teachers who where in the area.

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TEFL 240 Hour

Really enjoyed taking the course, I feel much more confident in the classroom now.

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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 throughout the training to launching our teachers into the TEFL industry. Best of all, 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. In fact, internationally recognised and accredited by ACDL, the quality of our courses will successfully launch you into your TEFL career.


Enrolling on our Accredited 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 our courses and internships throughout the year.

150 Hour Specialist TEFL Course

120 Hours Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
30 Hours IELTS Preparation Certificate 



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