120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course

Start your TEFL journey with the TEFL Institute of Ireland by becoming an accredited English teacher. Engage with an experienced education provider to open doors as you start your career.

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Enrolling on our internationally recognised and fully accredited 120 hour Advanced Online TEFL course is your stepping stone into the world of TEFL. And with 10 modules you will learn how to teach English to students of all ages. Through engaging and accessible explanations, real-life classroom scenarios and multiple quizzes to challenge and most of all cement your learning.

Whether you are completely new to teaching or experienced in a classroom, we are here to help you grasp the instruction of English and qualify you as an internationally recognised teacher.

The TEFL Institute of Ireland

120 Hour Advanced Online TEFL Course

Why take the 120-hour Advanced Online TEFL Course?

To earn the best salary and bag the best jobs, TEFL employers expect at least 120 hours basic tuition.

All you need to complete our 120 hours advanced online TEFL course is fluent English and also a taste for adventure. So embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification, training yourself in the fundamental areas of teaching English as a foreign language.

Our online TEFL course gives you 24/7 access, allowing you to study wherever and whenever you have the time. Therefore you don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Become TEFL qualified in 6 months or less and open a new world of opportunities.

As Irelands 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.

Choose from thousands of TEFL roles in dream destinations like Spain, Colombia, Vietnam, Thailand, Morocco and so much more. With our attentive and friendly course team, we are here to support you throughout each step of your training and guide you into your dream job.

What you get with the Online TEFL Course

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

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About your online TEFL course

With 120 hours of training, our online TEFL course will prepare you to take on any kind of TEFL role. Learn with text, audio and video through 10 comprehensive modules. Master the art of grammar structure, plan effective lessons, instruct flowing conversation and build knowledge to make your classes as engaging and stimulating as possible. You have up to 6 months to complete the course, however, the average student normally finishes within 4-6 weeks and is fully qualified.

Whether you have one student or as many that can fit into the room, our online TEFL course prepares you for each and every teaching scenario. We’ve got you covered from the moment you step into your first ever class to finally applying for that dream job.

  • 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 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, 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 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.
    • 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.


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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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Best TEFL CoursesThe 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.

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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. Therefore, we offer full support and guidance through training to finally launching our teachers into the TEFL industry. What’s 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.


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.

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