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30 Hour Teaching English Online Course

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You’re wondering how you can make some money and have the ultimate flexible lifestyle at the same time. Well here’s the answer—Teach English Online!

Thanks to the advances of technology and the increasing number of people all over the world wanting to learn English you can now make a steady income from teaching online. Additionally, you control your own schedule to fit around your lifestyle and can work from anywhere with a strong Internet connection! Knowing how to attract students to your online classroom is key to your success as an online English teacher.

How? You’ve come to the right place. Having a minimum of a 120 hour TEFL course completed is a great start to teaching English online, having prior TEFL training will allow you understand the differences of teaching in front of a class versus online teaching.

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL) have strict standards to which course providers must conform. It’s not just the quality of our courses that the ACDL assesses, but the whole process from start to finish. Our ACDL specific course accreditation means that the course has passed a rigorous evaluation and continues to be monitored regularly. Average completion time: 3-4 weeks

What you get on the 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course

Course benefits

  • The TEFL job market
  • Types of employers
  • Job advertisement & examples
  • Interview questions
  • Tips for a good cover letter
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Designed to be an addition to any of our TEFL Courses, this add-on will teach you how to set yourself up and prepare as an effective online English teacher. Available for €15.00 only!

Verified Student Reviews

Liam Maguire
Liam M.
15:08 11 Jul 20
The 120 Hour Premier TEFL Qualification was a great experience and extremely easy to navigate. The notes were extremely clear and easy to understand which was great to help to ensure the quizzes were passed on first attempt. I hope to use the certification in the near future either home or abroad to help others learn the English language.
Jenny Galbraith
Jenny G.
20:03 10 Jul 20
I recently completed the 120 premier TEFL course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course for many reasons. The course was clearly and professionally laid out with the modules and sections of the modules always on display. It is very flexible in that there was no pressure to finish it within a certain time frame. You could come back and forth whenever you pleased. It was easy to navigate because you could leave it on one page and if you exited and came back to it, you would be right where you left it so no unnecessary looking for where you were last. Overall, the course was what I wanted and more and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to learn how to teach English as a second language.
M SIM
M S.
19:53 10 Jul 20
I have just completed the 120 Hour Online TEFL course and the 30 Hour Advanced Grammar course. Both courses are well structured, the materials are informative and the platform is extremely user friendly. I am pleasantly surprised by how easy the quizzes are. I find the videos demonstrating in-class teaching skills particularly helpful.
Fintan Donnellan
Fintan D.
13:02 10 Jul 20
The course has everthing, it is easy to follow and contains a lot of information. well worth it!!
Jessica Sweeney
Jessica S.
18:19 09 Jul 20
Really enjoyed the 120 hour online course. Modules were well laid out and easy to follow. Really great support from the team as well, they were very friendly and always responded quickly!
Lisa Bowe
Lisa B.
15:17 08 Jul 20
Very helpful and understanding. A great way to help your teaching career!
Caoimhe Flynn
Caoimhe F.
14:36 08 Jul 20
I recently completed the 120 hour course. I very much appreciated that it could be done at your own pace and was completely flexible. The material was very clear and helpful. The online platform is easy to navigate. You have the option to read materials online or to print the coursebooks. I found there were a few layout issues when reading material. The quizzes at the end of each module could also have been a bit more challenging. I have not yet applied for a position as a TEFL teacher with the certificate, so I cannot pass judgement in that regard, however I have been very satisfied with my experience to date. Customer service was excellent.
Kedson Nogueira
Kedson N.
15:06 07 Jul 20
It was a pleasure to complete my TEFL course with The TEFL Institute of Ireland. Modules are straight forward to follow, detailed, and organised. The activities and videos throughout the modules were a nice aid to learning. During the current pandemic, this was a great way to invest in yourself, stay productive, and proactive.Highly recommended!

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In module one, you will learn all about your virtual classroom. You’ll start by learning all of the necessary tools you will need to succeed as an online teacher. Besides, we’ll walk you through all of the different platforms you would use as a teacher so that even if you aren’t tech-savvy, you can still succeed! Lastly, we will walk you through how to set up your virtual classroom and recommend some tools to make your life as a virtual teacher easier.

Next, we will discuss your role as a teacher, including the different classes you may teach from different levels to subjects (i.e. business English). Also, we walk you through separate classroom management tips to make the most of your time together!

In the third module, we discuss teaching one-on-one and in small groups. As an online teacher, the majority of your classes will be with one-on-one courses or small groups of students (3-4), depending on the company you work for. To begin, we give you the pros and cons of teaching one-on-one classes as well as some tips on how to succeed in an individual level. Next, we dive into the actual lessons themselves and different activities that you can use in your virtual classroom. Besides, we give you various topics and examples based on age groups, language level, and course type.

In the fourth module, we will teach you how to deliver practical lessons to your students. We start by discussing different delivery methods that you can use before giving you various resources to use to help you plan, prepare, and deliver your lesson. Besides, we will walk you through the seven steps to creating a successful lesson plan as well as provide you with examples of course.

ACDL Accreditation Council for Distance Learning

ACDL - Accreditation number: 2854-2540

The TEFL institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Thus our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high quality distance learning offered by the TEFL institute.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)

Approved center number: C000854

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is a fully approved training centre. All of our course materials have been externally and independently approved, endorsing our brand as one of high standards and excellence. TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated awarding body.

To learn more about TQUK and their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK

Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations

Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK status, visit their website: Ofqual

Support & Guidance

At the TEFL Institute, we place our students at the forefront of our work. Therefore, we offer full support and guidance through training to finally launching our teachers into the TEFL industry. Whats more, our staff are experts when it comes to providing the right information and advice as you move forward. So 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 online TEFL course will launch you into your TEFL career.

Value

Enrolling on our fully accredited online TEFL course will give you the best value for your time and money. We know that each customer has different needs and expectations. So we offer promotions and sales on all of our courses and internships throughout the year.

Karen C.

I have started my TEFL course and already I am finding it very informative. I chose your course in particular because my older brother also did the 120 hour course and loved it. He also praised the support in job searches he received from your team. He found placement in Spain very easily with the help of your team and he commended the support that he received along the way.

Clodagh

I have always been interested in doing a TEFL course and with all this spare time on our hands at the moment I thought it was great time for me to do the course. I chose the TEFL Institute of Ireland because it is trusted by employers worldwide and has a great reputation so I trust that I will benefit the most out of this course.

Eva

I chose TEFL institute of Ireland for my course, after doing plenty of research on other sites I just felt that this was the most reliable for me. Plenty of sites charge a bomb for the same content so the good value was a big factor! Also through looking at your site I saw that it offered so much support, and past pupil stories. I felt it would be the best in regards to offering help if I needed it, and through joining the jobs board I’m confident it will guide me in the right path for a dream job abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Level 5 mean?

A Level 5 TEFL course is one that is regulated by Ofqual according to their qualifications framework. Another Level 5 teaching qualification is the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Once qualified with a Level 5 TEFL qualification, you’ll have access to the most competitive jobs worldwide.

What does regulated mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by the government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

What is a TEFL certification?

The “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” (TEFL) certificate, is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide. This certificate allows you to teach English to non-native speakers across the globe. The main qualifications to get a TEFL is to have the ability to speak English at a native-level and then complete a course. You can complete a TEFL course either online or in a classroom. The different courses vary based on the number of hours it takes to complete.

How do I get a TEFL certificate?

The minimum required worldwide is to have at least the 120 Hour TEFL training.

You can choose between fully accredited TEFL courses, Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL courses or combined TEFL courses. View all our courses here.

Online TEFL courses are the most affordable & flexible way to launch your teaching career. This is a perfect way to study theoretical material at your own time & your own pace.

Combined TEFL courses are offering both online & in-class studying. They are a fantastic opportunity to get two TEFL certificates (theoretical & practical). You will learn your theory from online material and then practice it with other teachers during the 10-hour practical session, accompanied and lectured by an experienced TEFL teacher.

Before you choose your TEFL certificate, be aware to check if:

  • It is fully accredited & recognised worldwide.
  • You will gain at least 120 hours of training.
  • You will have a tutor’s assistance.
  • It is approved by an official body, such as TQUK & Ofqual in the United Kingdom.
  • Make sure to check TEFL provider reviews on Google or
  • You will have job support after completion.

What is the difference between TEFL/TESOL/CELTA?

TEFL – “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” certificate, is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide. This certificate allows you to teach English to non-native speakers across the globe. The main qualifications to get a TEFL is to have the ability to speak English at a native-level and then complete a course. You can complete a TEFL course either online or in a classroom. The different courses vary based on the number of hours it takes to complete.

TESOL – “Teaching English as a Second Language” aka TESL. Similar to TESOL students, as a TESL teacher, you would likely be teaching English in your home country to students who have moved or live in an English speaking country. In other words, they are continuously surrounded by the language and will be using it everyday outside of the classroom, unlike TEFL students who are likely learning in their home country.

CELTA stands for “Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults” and is a very prestigious certification. In order to receive a CELTA, you must complete a 120-hour course along with six hours of teaching real ESL students. The majority of the programs are held over one-month and are full time. However, you may be able to find some courses that are part-time and are spread out over three months. The CELTA program must follow a strict regulation created by Cambridge University. Due to its intense nature and requirements, the cost also tends to be much higher and can be up to €1700!

What does TEFL stand for?

TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” – TEFL is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide.

Which TEFL course to take?

Confused about which TEFL course to enrol in? Don’t worry, as long as you can speak English at a fluent or near-fluent level, then you are eligible to take one of the TEFL Institute of Ireland’s regulated TEFL courses.

Non-native speakers do sometimes find the Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL course quite challenging and we understand it is essential for you to be sure that you are comfortable with your English language abilities before choosing which course to take. As a guide, we recommend that that non-native speakers have a minimum IELTS 6.5 score. If you are unsure you should take our FREE online level test below

Complete The TEFL Institute of Ireland’s FREE English Level Test which has been designed to assist you with making this important decision.  If you have any doubts, request a call, and we can discuss which course would suit your needs.

Do I need a Bachelor’s degree to take a TEFL course?

The great news is that you don’t need a degree to take a TEFL course! This is a common worry. Anyone with fluent English can enrol in one of our courses to become a qualified and confident English teacher.
It’s good to know that a degree is a requirement in some countries to get a work permit such as Japan and Korea, but there are many opportunities for those without a degree to be hired.
Even if you see an employer preference for degree holders I still recommend applying as they may not get their full quota and you may have so many additional skills that will appeal to hiring managers.

What’s the difference between Accredited TEFL Courses vs Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL Courses?

Lots of people ask about the difference between our courses. For example, the 120-hour Premier TEFL course is what we would call one of our  fast track courses. This is the minimum recognised worldwide.

• You have 10 modules to complete usually taking 4 – 6 weeks
• Each module has a multiple-choice test at the end and you need 80% to pass
• You’ll get your digital certificate on completion and can buy a hard copy from us if you’d like one with an embossed logo immediately

Looking at the 180-hour level 5 Ofqual-regulated TEFL course by comparison:

• Learners spend typically 10 – 12 weeks to complete the 11 modules
• Since it’s a UK government regulated level 5 course the pass mark is 100% and assessments are multiple-choice plus open-ended answers. Don’t worry, you can re-attempt quizzes in order to get 100%. Our academic team will review your answers at the end of your 11 modules and may ask for some questions to be reattempted (absolutely normal). Some questions may require to provide Academic references.
• You’ll get your digital coursework completion certificate from us after module 11, and following successful assessment from our academic team, we’ll be able to claim the licence for your Ofqual (government) certificate from our accreditation body TQUK.

The Ofqual-regulated course range is certainly for those people who want to gain a higher-level more recognised qualification.

Read our blog to learn more about the Level 5 TEFL course here.

What are the benefits of completing a Level 5 TEFL Course?

If you are looking for a professional, globally recognised, Government Regulated TEFL qualification; you should consider the online level 5 TEFL course. The Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL course is the same level as CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL. Ofqual government regulated (UK) Level 5 TQUK qualification.

The course has 180 hours of TEFL training, more than the minimum required and it’s a higher standard course and therefore, is more competitive.

What’s the age restriction to take TEFL course?

There is none really, we usually say that if you are over 16yrs old, you can start completing a TEFL course. If you are looking for jobs abroad then the minimum age requirement is 18 yrs old or higher.

Who are the ACDL?

The TEFL institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Thus our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high quality distance learning offered by the TEFL institute.

ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

Who are the TQUK?

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is a fully approved training centre. All of our course materials have been externally and independently approved, endorsing our brand as one of high standards and excellence. TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated awarding body.

Approved center number: C000854

To learn more about TQUK and their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK

What's Ofqual stand for?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK status, visit their website: Ofqual

Are combined TEFL courses better than the online courses?

We would always recommend attending practical training. If you have the time to attend one of our 10 hour classroom courses, then do! This will give you more confidence and it will put the theory from your online course into practice. The day course is run by our experienced TEFL’s teachers and you will learn the most important skills for executing lessons, from how to warm up the class, to using grammar in a clear and concise manner. This course is perfect if you have already TEFL cert and you would like to put it in practice. Some people prefer to start from the practical course and then do a 120-300hour TEFL course after.

We have 4 locations where we hold our day courses in Ireland:

TEFL Course Dublin, Jurys Inn, Parnell Street

TEFL Course in Galway, The Clayton Hotel

TEFL Course Cork, Radisson Blu Hotel

TEFL Course In Limerick, The Maldron Hotel

Are there any free TEFL courses for unemployed?

We don’t offer free courses but we do help with getting funding from the Dept of Social Protection in Ireland. Our comprehensive courses train you in teaching English as a foreign language at home and abroad. More information on the social welfare grant can be found by following this link: Local Social Welfare Office

This scheme is designed to fund quick access to short term training or related interventions, obtain/renew certification/permits for individual job seekers that have identified work opportunities or where Case Officers have identified an immediate skills gap that represents an obstacle to taking up a job offer or accessing other activation.

We are happy to invoice an external organisation or company on your behalf. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we can arrange this for you.

Here at the TEFL Institute of Ireland we firmly believe education should be affordable for everybody. Under this ethos, we offer a 10% subsidy to those who find themselves currently unemployed or in full-time education. Enrol on any of our fully accredited TEFL courses for less and open a new world of opportunities.

To gain the TEFL subsidy you should add the word FUNDING at the checkout. Please be aware that we randomly ask for proof of student or unemployed status. We accept documentation such as a copy of a student card or job seekers allowance. Please send either to us within 14 days via email to [email protected] Or via post to:

The TEFL Institute of Ireland
Old Friary Building
Lower Main Street
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford

Post code: X35 FX45

Am I too old to teach English abroad?

You are never too old to gain new qualifications. Some employers might have age restrictions but others won’t. There are always options to teach English from home, private tutor, online tutor.

Do I need to speak another language to teach English abroad?

No, it is not necessary to have knowledge of other languages. You will be able to find a job and work comfortably without knowing the language spoken in that particular country. The real question is, should you make an effort to learn a foreign language? Basic language is always a plus and we would always recommend learning a few phrases before you move abroad. Learn to say Hi, Thank you, Goodbye, Sorry. If you can order a meal and pay for that meal without automatically handing over the biggest bill in your wallet (whilst looking adorably confused) you’ll survive.

Which course to take if I only would like to focus on teaching English online?

If online teaching is your primary goal, we would always recommend at least the 120 hour TEFL training. If you would like to specialise in specific categories, you can upper your qualifications by adding 30 hour specialist’s courses such as:

  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Business English
  • Preparation for IELTS Exam
  • Preparation for TOEIC Exam

And of course, adding our 30 hour Teaching English Online course is a huge benefit as it focuses to prepare you (the teacher) how to enter online tutoring world.

What’s inside?

In today’s busy world, online learning and training is becoming more and more popular, meaning your TEFL training is no different and the same goes for your future students.

The TEFL Institute of Ireland offers 24/7 access to your course, allowing you to easily fit study into your busy lifestyle. Whether you’re working, at university or juggling family life this course is right for you.

The interactive program is structured using a combination of text, audio, and video , so there’s something to suit every type of learner.

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is a fully recognised training centre, so you know you’re in good hands.

Did we mention a 14-day money-back guarantee?


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What’s inside?

The 46 page comprehensive TEFL brochure will tell you everything you need to know about teaching English as a foreign language – including the full range of training options, TEFL Jobs, and TEFL scholarships available.

  • Which TEFL Course
  • Why a TEFL Internships
  • TEFL Scholarships Available
  • Best countries for TEFL Jobs
  • Career Guidance Centre

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  • The TEFL job market
  • Types of employers
  • Job advertisement & examples
  • Interview questions
  • Tips for a good cover letter

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