Did you know? No prior teaching experience is needed to complete a TEFL course! Our English Government-regulated courses provide all the training you need to take a class of speakers from any language.
180 hours of training: Become a confident TEFL teacher!
Ideal for those who only have time for online TEFL training but want their CV to stand out from the crowd! Designed with our essential 120 hours of online training, plus our two bestselling 30 hour specialist courses: Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners.
For most people, teaching grammar is an intimidating prospect, but it’s a big part of teaching English to any student. Our Advanced Grammar course, with tips, tricks and advice, will transform you from beginner to pro in just 30 hours! It’s likely that when looking for a TEFL job, you’ll be applying to teach children in schools. Having our Teaching Young Learners module in your back pocket will not only boost your confidence in the classroom, but will make your application look very appealing to employers.
You’ll have 16 weeks to complete the whole course, and because it’s purely an online course, you can learn whenever and wherever you want. As soon as you pass your course, you can add the TEFL qualification to your CV and get applying for exciting roles around the world!
Flexible and fun, the 180 Hours of training is perfect for those with busy lives who would struggle to fit practical training into their schedule. Because all of the modules are online based, you can pick up and drop your training whenever you need to. And because all you need is an internet connection, you can do your course from your mobile, laptop or tablet wherever you are in the world (whether that’s your sofa or a in a café in Thailand!)
Our courses are designed to be as engaging as possible, so there’s no long essays to write or lectures to watch. Instead, you’ll find quizzes, short videos and real-life classroom scenarios before finishing with a reasonable assessment.
Throughout the course, you’ll always have help on hand. All our tutors are Level 7 qualified (a Master’s degree equivalent) and are available to help give you constructive feedback. As well as our tutors, we have a wonderful Customer Support team who will help with every step of the way.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn how to become a confident TEFL teacher who knows how to create engaging lesson plans, lead a full classroom and effectively teach English! Our 180 hour course covers key modules in our basic 120 package plus two additional specialist courses that our past graduates have found to be really useful: Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners.
If you’re wondering about specifics, here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll be learning…
Learn how to create engaging and effective lessons
How to get the most from your students with great lesson plans
Making grammar something appealing and accessible to students!
How to create lesson plans for younger learners
Practical teaching tips and classroom management
Wondering what the breakdown looks like? Here’s a quick overview of what your online modules look like:
1. How to plan lesson content
Discover what makes a great lesson plan, how to create it and implement it in the classroom.
2. Classroom management
You’ll discover lots of practical skills which will help you create a productive and fun learning environment for your class.
3. Advanced grammar
Turn the impossible into a reality and make grammar fun for your students! It’s easy, trust us!
4. Teaching young learners
Discover the best way to deal with children of different ages, abilities (and behaviours)! You’ll come out of this specialist course with the skills to tame any class!
5. Little tests along the way
Throughout your course, you’ll complete informal quizzes to check your knowledge – this should give you a good idea of how you’re getting on before your final assessment.
6. Course assessment
You’ll complete a test after you’ve finished the 120 Hours of TEFL training, then two shorter tests for the Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners modules. Once your confirmation email comes back saying you’ve passed, it’s time to start applying for jobs around the world!
Help’s always on hand!
Our 180 Hour TEFL Course is designed to help you with all aspects of becoming an excellent TEFL teacher with the ability to run classes around the world. But even the best of us need support at times! So whether you’ve got a question about teaching or want some constructive feedback on your assessment, out tutors, Customer Support team and even an Academic Director are on hand to answer your queries!
TEFL Tutor, Tracy Robinson
After almost 20 years in the industry, teaching students of all ages and nationalities, Tracy now uses her experience to train teachers to do the same! As our Director of Studies she is involved in creating and maintaining courses, looking after our tutors and candidates and dealing with day-to-day academic issues.
TEFL highlight: Tracy has worked all over, including four years in Japan where she realised TEFL was her calling.
TEFL Tutor, Lindsey Cottle
Lindsey is currently living in Amsterdam, where she’s worked for the university since late 2015. She’s previously worked all over including in India, Italy, Taiwan and the UK – but Hong Kong is her favourite teaching location after being thrown in the deep end at just 22. She loves the motivation and effort the weekend course students demonstrate, and can’t wait to meet you all there!
TEFL highlight: The new perspective you get – being invited into people’s houses for religious festivals, and being taught to cook local cuisine.
TEFL Tutor, Penny Campbell
TEFL superwoman Penny is qualified up to the eyeballs, and has lived and taught in some amazing locations like Egypt, Mexico and Japan over the past twenty years. It was a burning desire to see the world that spurred Penny to get qualified, but since then she’s learnt how rewarding and diverse a career in TEFL can be; she’s written books and exams, and produced online resources for the British Council. Phew!
TEFL highlight: When I qualified, online courses didn’t exist – so I did my CELTA qualification in Egypt, and loved it!
TEFL Tutor, Meryl Burgess
Leeds lass Meryl delivers courses around the north of England, and has volunteered and taught abroad in Ecuador, the Czech Republic and Australia. She’s been in the TEFL game for 15 years, and still gets a kick out of meeting the TEFL students who are off on amazing adventures around the world. Meryl’s favourite country is Ecuador, a diverse country with very welcoming locals.
TEFL highlight: Obtaining my visa to be able to teach in Ecuador involved illegal border crossings and bribery. Maybe not a highlight… but certainly memorable!
TEFL Tutor, Teresa Jacobs
Travel is Teresa’s passion, and her claim to fame is having visited every country in Europe, Scandinavia, China (with the toilet stories to prove it) and many of the ‘Stans! It’s just as well she’s a TEFL tutor, then, as she’s able to continue travelling (to Hanoi, New York, or even just Milton Keynes!) and inspire others to get out and have some meaningful adventures. Favourite destination: Brazil.
TEFL highlight: Working in Turkey, where in the mornings I taught in Asia and in the evenings, Europe!
TEFL Tutor, Annie da Silva
Portuguese-born Annie started life in Paris, but has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for most of her life after her parents emigrated when she was two. She’s been a TEFL teacher in her home country for over 25 years, and a teacher trainer for over ten years. You’ll likely meet her if you take our classroom course in Jo’burg, so be sure to say hi!
TEFL highlight: I feel very privileged to do the work I do. There aren’t many jobs that expose you to so many different types of people and walks of life!
TEFL Tutor, Peter Bowdery
Peter lives and teaches in the Czech Republic, and is currently an online tutor for i-to-i. He’s been teaching for over twenty years in Poland, England and the Czech Republic, and in his spare time he translates, proofreads and writes materials for English course books, as well as lending his voice to recordings on these learning materials!
TEFL specialisation: Business English. I have a Trinity TESOL Certificate and RSA DELTA.
TEFL Tutor, Paul Myers
Paul lives in Hong Kong, and runs weekend courses in Bangkok and Hanoi. He started his TEFL career teaching in Korea, then moved on to Japan and China, and still nurses a passion for travel today. His favourite aspect of being a TEFL tutor is being instrumental in the lives of people who want to learn English, and he recognises that the teacher makes a huge difference in learning effectiveness.
Favourite place: Thailand, for sure. I think this is largely due to the incredibly friendly people. I’d love to teach there one day.
The great thing about the 180 Hour TEFL Course is that it’s incredibly flexible as it’s all completed online. So if you have a spare half an hour on your lunch break or fancy learning on the bus home, you’ll find it fits around even the busiest schedule!
Wow this is a great course. Once i got started i could not stop. I completed my cource way before the expiry. The content is very useful and gave me the confidence to be a great English teacher. Thank... More
11th August 2018
The course was very effective and straight to the point. Especially the practical weekend in combination with the 120 hour course was very useful.
This course definitely helps when you want to teach ... More
Frank Bastiaan Nooteboom
10th August 2018
I would rate this course a 5 stars. It is definitely an enlightening, fun and wonderfully structured course. It creates an easy learning environment right from your own home :) I would suggest... More
10th August 2018
Brilliant course...kept me engaged every minute!the very best tutors and material.....ready for my China adventure.....you guys deserve six stars, thank you!!!!!
9th August 2018
I feel totally prepared to step into the classroom as an ESL teacher after completing the I to I 120 Hour Online Tefl course. The different learning modules were all explained clearly, and the grammar... More
9th August 2018
1.Teaching English can either be a wonderful way to spend a year or two living overseas or a fascinating career – 2.It’s really up to you – and our courses are designed to introduce you to many ... More
8th August 2018
Now that I are TEFL qualified, I feel like the more great opporunities openning up for me!!!
Thank you for being such a responsive, professional and trustworthy team!
7th August 2018
I love how it provides practical examples as well through the videos. It doesn’t just focus on the theory side but also the practicality of it.
7th August 2018
I really enjoyed the course and I felt that it covered all the aspects required.
7th August 2018
The best form of learning I have experienced and I'm not at all fond of learning so this definitely a mind changer.
"Can I change the two specialist courses to something else of my choice?"
Unfortunately no, sorry! If there’s a specific specialist course that’s caught your eye, it’s easy to add this to your order before you pay. Our experts have chosen the two specialist courses for your 180 Hour training because our graduates have said they were most useful in the real TEFL world! Remember, the more specialist courses you do, the more comprehensive your training will be as well as your CV looking more impressive to future employers.
"Can I add a classroom course onto the course?"
Of course! All you need to do is add a 20 Hour Classroom Course to your basket before you pay. If you’re not sure of which location or date you’d like yet, don’t worry! Select the flexi option and you can decide both of these things at a later date.
"Do I need the specialist courses to get my TEFL certificate?"
The minimum hours of training required for most TEFL jobs is 120, so you don’t necessarily need the specialist courses immediately. However, these additional specialist courses really make your CV stand out when you’re being compared to other candidates. So if you’re looking to get a good TEFL job in a reputable school, it’ll definitely pay to complete them.
If you'd like to find out more about this course, give us a call on 877 526 3959. We can't wait to hear from you!
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Regulated – Accredited – Trusted
Our TEFL Courses are internationally-recognised and regulated by Ofqual, the English Government body responsible for ensuring the highest quality of qualifications. You can be confident that with an i-to-i qualification, your CV will rise to the top of the TEFL pile!
Ofqual is the English Government department responsible for ensuring qualifications are of the highest quality. Having Ofqual regulation is a brilliant stamp of approval and is something that TEFL employers look for when trying to find the perfect TEFL teacher!
Why do I need Ofqual?
Even though there’re lots of TEFL jobs in the world, there are equally lots of TEFL teachers! It’s important to stand out from the crowd when applying – and that’s where our courses come in to help! With Ofqual regulation and a long-established, recognised provider like i-to-i on your CV, you’ll have a huge advantage over other candidates.
Did you know?
We’ve also received independent accreditation from the ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council) which is recognised by employers across the globe, giving you a qualification which will give you the best start on your TEFL journey!
With so many TEFL courses out there to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. So here’s our top tips for things to look out for.
English Government Regulation - Make sure that the course you’re about to start has been independently checked and leads to a regulated qualification. The Ofqual seal of approval gives employers the confidence that you’ve got the best qualification around!
Experience - With over 23 years’ experience in TEFL, we’ve carved the path for TEFL courses. Since the world’s first weekend TEFL course in 1994 leading to the world’s first online TEFL course in 2001, you’ll be training with a world leading provider.
Help & Support - You’re bound to have questions during your course so make sure you’ll get the support you need. Our TEFL courses come with a personal tutor so you can tap into their TEFL wisdom along the way. What’s more our lovely Customer Support Team and Academic Director are always on hand based at i-to-i HQ!
Quality & value
Our qualifications open doors all over the world, we’re accredited & regulated by all the right people and innovation is kind of our thing.
Support & advice
We know this is all new to you – but we make it new ‘exciting’ not new ‘scary’. And we’ll hold your hand as tight, and for as long, as you need.
Experience & knowledge
We wrote the book on this stuff,we’ve been around the longest and have handed out more TEFL courses than anyone – about 182,000 and counting.
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