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SCHOOL ELECTIVE 120 HOUR TEFL COURSE
GREAT FOR: Teaching English as Foreign Language to all ages.
COURSE OVERVIEW
120 Hour Elective Online TEFL Course

To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120-hours of TEFL tuition.

All you need to complete our 120-hour Elective TEFL course is fluent English and a device to access our award-winning learning platform. Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification, training yourself in the primary areas of teaching English as a foreign language.

As Ireland’s leading TEFL provider, you can have confidence in choosing a lifetime professional TEFL qualification with us. Consequently, our internationally recognised brand and specialised training courses have made our teachers some of the most sought after in the TEFL industry.

With 120 hours of training, our online TEFL course will prepare you to take on any TEFL role. Learn with text, audio, and video through 10 comprehensive modules. Master the art of grammar structure, plan practical lessons, instruct flowing conversation and build knowledge to make your classes as engaging and stimulating as possible. You will have all the academic term to complete the course, and your teachers/ professors will help you with scheduling

Become TEFL qualified within four weeks or less and open a new world of opportunities. Whether you have one student or as many that can fit into the room, our online TEFL course prepares you for every teaching scenario.

4-6Weeks
is the average amount of time it takes to complete this course.
Once you have completed our course, you are gaining a lifetime certification.
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About the Course

Be prepared to take on any role with our accredited 120 hour TEFL course. Ten engaging modules will take you through videos, quizzes and real-life scenarios to equip you with everything you need to know. Master the art of grammar structure, plan practical lessons, instruct flowing conversation and build knowledge to create positive learning environments. 

Become TEFL Qualified Within 4 Weeks

The international standard 120 hour TEFL course is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to become fully qualified to teach English as a foreign language. On average, it takes 2-4 weeks to complete this course. And with six-month to complete, plus 24/7 online access, you can study at your own pace on any device with an internet connection. 

Why The TEFL Institute of Ireland?

UNRIVALLED SUPPORT

At The TEFL Institute of Ireland, we place our students at the forefront of everything we do. From training to launching our newly qualified teachers into the TEFL world, we’re here to assist and guide you every step of the way. As experienced EFL teachers, our support staff are best placed to provide you with the right information and advice as you progress. Just call us your TEFL guardians!

LEADING TEFL TRAINING

As leaders in the TEFL industry, our students benefit from training that our experts have developed over many years. We continually develop and come up with new ideas, programmes and content to provide you with the highest standard of TEFL training. Internationally recognised by employers and accredited by ACDL, the quality of our online TEFL courses will give you everything you need to succeed in TEFL.

EXCELLENT VALUE

We work hard to ensure our accredited online TEFL courses are affordable, accessible and give you the best value for your time and money. From our 120 hour TEFL course to hybrid TEFL courses and everything in between, we have the TEFL course to meet every aspiration and budget. Our competitive prices combined with dedicated support give you a level of TEFL training that’s hard to beat.

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Course Content Breakdown
4-6 weeks • TEFL Institute mentorship
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120 Hour Premier TEFL Course
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.
  • Grasp 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 of 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.
  • Master how to adapt your teaching style to cater for different teaching environments.
Module 3: Organising and managing to learn

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Train in 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 the 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, affecting 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.
  • Acquire an appreciation for teaching students vocabulary and how the vocabulary is taught.
  • Gain a strong understanding of the numerous layers of English vocabulary, such as lexical chunks.
  • Discover how to present vocabulary and lexical chunks in varying ways.
  • Attain 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.
  • Study the numerous phonological sounds.
  • Discover 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.
  • Understand the primary foundations of teaching reading and listening.
  • Be taught 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.
  • Take in numerous teaching techniques in writing and speaking classes.
  • Add writing and speaking activities to your teaching repertoire.
Module 9: Teaching English of 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.
  • Enhance your knowledge of 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 the 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.
  • Training on entering the job market and how to develop professionally.
  • Identify new ways to improve your teaching style.
DEDICATED MENTORSHIP
Meet your instructors
You’re not in this alone, as part of this course youll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.
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I’m happy i made a decision to study with TEFL Institute,Much more helpful to have people like Annelies Veenhouwer who are just a mail away for any questions you may have, she is such a helpful soul especially as a beginner in this journey, if you’re planning to start your English career TEFL Istitute is the right place and hope that you get yourself an Annelies to help you with all your questions 💫
Rebecca Ndlovu
Rebecca Ndlovu
15:15 30 Jan 23
I would like to share my awesome experience in dealing with Annelies at TEFL Institute London, she quickly came to my assistance and swiftly solved my problem. She was friendly, informative and thorough and I highly commend Annelies, the TEFL Institute and their staff. If you are considering doing a TEFL course, this is the site to do it on.
angeline smit
angeline smit
14:57 30 Jan 23
I really enjoyed the course I took at the TEFL Institute recently. The information is valuable, well organized and of great importance. For experienced teachers, it will be a good way to check out their knowledge.
Tatjana Baschkatowa
Tatjana Baschkatowa
05:58 30 Jan 23
My experience of the TEFL Institute has been excellent so far. It is outstanding in the following ways: Efficient, friendly and helpful customer service; well-designed website and course portal; amazing value for money; high standard of professionalism; high quality training resources and materials. Thank you TEFL Institute! I look forward to continuing my studies with you.
Claire
Claire
06:59 28 Jan 23
I am currently studying with this company and find them fantastic .They are very helpful and respond so quickly to any questions I have had in the past and present . I recently had an issue where I managed to pay for something 5 times 🤦🏽‍♀️ as you can imagine it was a stressful situation. Rachel was AMAZING she called me first thing the next morning to let me know she had seen my emails and that she was sorting it. She was just so so lovely, understanding and so helpful and to top it off had the issue sorted in minutes. Honestly the support that’s provided is so good, I am so glad that I’ve chosen to study with them.Thanks again guys for your ongoing supportShirley
Shirley Larkin
Shirley Larkin
17:02 27 Jan 23
The course that is extremely useful for independent teaching
Gabriel 63
Gabriel 63
13:57 27 Jan 23
A great course that helps to boost confidence. Michelle is extremely helpful and passionate😊
Ciara Burke
Ciara Burke
21:30 26 Jan 23
I have just completed the virtual 10 hour course. It is such a useful course to take, and it fully equips you for conduct English lessons even in such a short space of time! If you are considering becoming a TEFL teacher, whether in a virtual or real-life classroom, or teaching younger learners, this course is perfect for virtually any potential teacher. You learn so much useful information in an engaging and interactive way, including what to do during a lesson, how to conduct lessons, how to grab the attention of learners, and even more.I really interacted well with and got on with the other people in my class, through group work and full-class interaction. Kate Popova was an amazing teacher to us all and delivers the lesson in a clear way, including everybody in the tasks. Don't think that this course is about listening to a long lecture and endlessly taking notes - in fact, it's all about taking part, learning through practise and having interesting discussions! The best part for me was when we teamed up and delivered practised delivering lessons to pretend A1 English learners, as well as getting useful feedback afterwards. I don't think that the value of this can be undermined, seeing as you are practising exactly what you are going to do as a job upon getting this qualification, and then receiving advice from an experienced teacher in the field!We also received invaluable advice and materials from Kate on how to proceed in terms of searching for good TEFL opportunities, what to specialise in, what countries to go to, etc. Really, the whole thing fully prepares you to embark upon your TEFL journey!I fully recommend taking part in this course. It is truly remarkable and extraordinarily interesting. You will learn many things and gain invaluable experience, gaining a certificate to prove it at the end!Don't waste any more time, get yourself onto the 10 hour classroom methodologies course now!-EDITI also want to praise the 120 hour TEFL course. It is a very thorough and engaging programme, and can be completed easily and within a short space of time. As an English teacher, it is not only necessary for me, but I feel like it has helped to enrich me as a person and work better with my students.Consider completing the course, whatever your background!Big shout out to Emma. She has helped me enormously and always readily answered my phone calls and emails whenever I needed help. The team are brilliant! Thank you!
Mairead Corry
Mairead Corry
13:43 25 Jan 23
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