Did you know? We often get asked whether you need a bachelor’s degree to do a TEFL course and the answer is no! You don’t need a degree to get certified – just an interest in learning a brand new skill and potentially travelling the world!
200 Hours of training: Become a true TEFL expert with our combined course
Our 200 Hour Combined TEFL Course is the perfect mix of our essential 120 Hour Online TEFL Course plus a confidence-boosting weekend of classroom training.
With 120 hours of online training, you’ll learn all the basics of how to become an excellent TEFL teacher, letting you study 27/4 from any device. This flexible and easy-to-use online section of the course lets you work whenever and wherever you need to – perfect for busy lives!
Our practical 20 Hour Classroom Course will then boost your TEFL training, giving you the chance to practice your brand-new skills in a classroom full of fellow training TEFL teachers, guided by one of our Level 7 qualified tutors.
Most TEFL teachers want to be as prepared as possible for that daunting first day in the classroom, so that’s why we also include our two most popular specialist TEFL courses in our 200 Hour package: Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners modules.
Once qualified, having a 200 Hour TEFL Course on your CV means employers see you’ve had a solid amount of training, making it more likely you’ll land your dream TEFL job!
Our 200 Hour TEFL Course is flexible, affordable and looks impressive on your CV. Because most of your studying can be done online, as long as you’ve got a device that’s connected to the internet, you’re ready to go! When you’re picking a weekend course, remember you can choose one up-front or select the “flexi” option which allows you to pick a date and time further down the line.
We pride ourselves on our unrivalled tutor support throughout your course, which is why our team are on hand from start to finish, including our resident Academic Director. The benefit of having a weekend course is that you can ask as many questions as you like, and one of our Level 7 tutors will undoubtedly have the answer!
If you’re wondering what sort of thing you’ll have in-store, our TEFL courses are filled with interactive quizzes, real-life simulated situations and engaging videos to help you put your theory into practice.
What will I learn?
If you’re new to teaching English, our 200 Hour TEFL Course is perfect for you! Designed to give a brand-new teacher all the skills you need to lead your class with confidence. With an unbeatable combination of 180 hours of online training, plus 20 hours of classroom practice, you’ll be ready and raring to go! In terms of specifics, here’s a few things you’ll be discovering on our 200 Hour Course:
How to plan and lead engaging and effective lessons
Creating exciting lesson content for all types of students
Learning how to implement lesson plans
Discover how to manage a class full of students and get the best from them
Wondering exactly what you’ll be learning on the 200 Hour Course? Take a sneak peek here…
1. Lesson planning & content
Learn how to create a brilliant lesson plan, bursting with fun and engaging content.
2. Applying it to the classroom
Discover how to make the leap from practice to classroom. It’s a skill turning your theory into real-life lessons!
3. Teaching grammar
Everyone’s favourite(!) Discover how to turn what is often a difficult subject into easily digestible chunks for your students to learn.
4. Lessons for young learners
You’ll find out how to thrive when you’re leading a class of younger students, including dealing with different ages and abilities.
5. Test your knowledge
Our 200 Hour Course is packed with interactive quizzes, so you can test what you’ve learnt along the way!
Complete your final assessments for the online part of the course, then two shorter tests for the two modules: Advanced Grammar and Teaching Young Learners. Once you’re done, it’s time to start the exciting bit of where you want to teach around the world!
The Classroom Course
Your two days in the classroom will be a full-on but incredibly beneficial learning experience. And when you’re done, you’ll be ready and raring to get teaching! Over these two days, you’ll see all of your theory coming into practice.
Take a look below at the timetable for your two days:
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
Always here to help!
We pride ourselves on offering unrivalled tutor support throughout your studies, so you’ve always got someone supporting you with any TEFL queries you might have!
Alongside our Customer Support team and Academic Director based at i-to-i HQ, our TEFL tutors are able to give you support and helpful feedback along the way!
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.
We know that your life is busy and you need your studies to be flexible. That’s why you can do your TEFL training online 24/7 from any device as long as it’s connected to the internet. Perfect for the bus to work!
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.
If your wanderlust is kicking in, you could be out there teaching in as little as three months! From our experience, we find that most people take about 4-6 weeks to finish the 120 hour section of the course. And when it comes to the classroom course, you can complete that at any time. Because a minimum requirement for teaching English is 120 hours of training, you can even start applying for jobs before you finish the specialist sections of the course.
"I’d like to change the specialist courses to something else – can I?"
No – sorry! Our experts have carefully chosen the specialist courses that we add to the 200 Hour Course package using customer feedback on what’s most useful. If you decide you want to keep studying, we have lots of other specialist courses available that can be added onto your course separately.
"Where can I TEFL abroad?"
Pretty much anywhere, as long as you pass your TEFL course and have the requirements for that country (visas, etc.) The beauty of TEFL is that there’s a huge demand in general for teaching English worldwide. Lots of our graduates head to Southeast Asia, Europe or even Africa to teach English abroad!
If you'd like to find out more about the 200 Hour TEFL 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
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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