Did you know? Many employers will look for classroom-based training on your CV so it’s a desirable addition to any TEFL certificate
20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course: Develop your practical teaching skills
Our interactive and informative classroom course is run by our Level 7 qualified tutors and it will give you in-depth practical training to set you up for a career teaching English abroad.
This two-day course will give you the opportunity to practice teaching in front of a class, get constructive feedback from a qualified tutor and network with your fellow teachers. Plus, it’s a great way to boost your confidence and your earning potential at the same time!
It’s up to you to decide whether you’d like to take this course on its own or combine it with some online training to get an all-round TEFL education. If you’d like to take a combined course, check out our 140, 200 or 320 hour courses.
Whether you’re just looking to get a taster of TEFL or you already have an online TEFL qualification and you want to add to it, our 20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course is ideal for you.
Over a weekend of your choosing, you’ll get face-to-face tutoring from one of our professional TEFL tutors, covering everything from the basic principles to perfecting pronunciation. Plus, after going through some TEFL theory, you’ll have the opportunity to put your newfound skills into practice and give teaching a go!
Just take your pick of the multiple locations and available weekend dates on offer – or, you can choose the ‘flexi’ option and get back in touch with us once you’ve chosen a convenient date.
After your course, you can top up your learning with one of our Online TEFL Courses and get qualified to teach anywhere in the world!
Classroom Course: What you'll learn
This course will give you the essential tools to help you become a skilled TEFL teacher and the confidence to deliver fun and engaging lessons.
During the course of the weekend, you’ll study the basic principles of TEFL, find out how to correct grammar and learn how to effectively utilise resources to aid your lessons. At the end of the course, your tutor will even talk you through TEFL job applications to get you ready for the TEFL job hunt!
Classroom Course: Your timetable
Through our 20 hour classroom course, you’ll gain the skills, confidence and practical tools needed to be a successful English teacher – wherever you decide to go. It’s totally up to you to decide when and where you’d like to complete your course, and each location has the same timetable. Have a look at this below:
Welcome & course aims
Teaching new language
Grammar & error correction
(time may vary)
Teaching Practice 1
Day 1 reflection
Teaching reading & listening
(time may vary)
Teaching Practice 2
Day 2 reflection
Your TEFL future
Our dedicated tutors
Our Level 7 qualified tutors are passionate about teaching English abroad and they’re all got at least 5 years of teaching experience. So, whether you want to make a career out of TEFL or you’re planning on teaching to help fund your travels, they’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.
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.
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
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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.
The most frequently asked questions about our classroom course
"Is 20 hours of training enough to get a TEFL job?"
The minimum number of hours you’ll need to complete to get a job teaching English abroad is 120. So, we highly recommend taking one of our Combined TEFL Courses to get a mix of online and classroom training if you don’t already have 100 hours of training under your belt.
"I’m worried about having to teach in front of a class. How will that work?"
Don’t worry! The majority of our students have never taught before so you’ll all be in the same boat. Plus, your teaching practice takes place in the afternoon so you’ll have plenty of time to get to know your fellow students beforehand and you won’t be teaching a full lesson so it’s much less scary than you might think.
"Does it matter if I haven’t studied English since school?"
Not at all. We’re not expecting you to be a whiz at grammar or have a degree in teaching; as long as you speak English fluently, you already know enough. We’ll go through the basics with you in the classroom and then we’d advise you to take an online course to get to grips with the technical side of TEFL.
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!
Discover i-to-i: A world-leading TEFL Course provider
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
Looking for a qualification that will open doors to jobs around the world? Well, that’s exactly what i-to-i delivers. We’re accredited and our courses are regulated by respected independent bodies, we’re always improving and innovating to bring you the very best.
Support & advice
Starting a new challenge can sometimes feel a bit daunting but we’ll make your TEFL experience new and exciting not new and scary. We’ll be right here, holding your hand every step of the way.
Experience & knowledge
When it comes to TEFL, we know our stuff and pretty much wrote the book on teaching English as a foreign language. We’ve been around longer than any other provider and have awarded more TEFL qualifications than anyone else – over 182,000 and counting.
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