Did you know? You’re never too old to TEFL. With fluent English and a recognised TEFL qualification you can teach English around the world, whether you’re 18 or 80!
300 Hour Online TEFL Course: Stand out from the crowd with our most comprehensive online course.
Are you a TEFL newbie who can’t wait to land your first TEFL job? Do you want to study flexibly without the need to get to a training venue? Do you like to be as prepared as possible before you start a job?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, our 300 Hour Online TEFL Course is perfect for you. With a huge five specialist courses on top of our core TEFL modules, you’ll end up with a whole bunch of accredited TEFL certificates that really attract employers.
You’ll cover: Advanced Lesson Planning, Advanced Grammar, Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English and Teaching One-to-One – as well as everything in our essential 120 Hour TEFL course. With all of this on your CV, you’ll be super employable and have an extra confidence boost for your first day.
With 24/7 access to our online courses plus 175 days (that’s almost 6 months) to complete the course, you’ve plenty of time to soak up all that amazing TEFL knowledge at a pace that’s right for you.
English Government Regulated Training
Our TEFL qualifications are Ofqual regulated. This means they’ve got the seal of approval from the English government’s qualifications body and are highly regarded by TEFL employers worldwide. Take a peek at a sample certificate here.
Our 300 Hour Online TEFL Course is completely flexible, super affordable and will look amazing on your CV.
Simply book onto the course, receive your log-in details and that’s it. You’re ready to start your journey to TEFL greatness! The course is 100% online and available 24/7, which means you can study any time, anywhere and at any pace. All you need is a tablet, computer or phone plus internet connection.
Don’t panic if 300 hours sounds like a lot of learning. Our course is broken up into manageable chunks and jam packed with interactive features, practical resources and film clips. You’ll also find short quizzes to check your learning as you go plus formal assessments at the end of each mini-course.
What’s more, our expert TEFL team is on hand ever step of the way. So if you ever need a bit of help – or simply a word of encouragement – you can get in touch. We love to talk all things TEFL!
What will I learn?
Our fantastically comprehensive 300 Hour Online TEFL Course contains everything you need to transform you from teaching novice into supremely employable TEFL teacher.
You’ll start with our essential TEFL qualification and learn how to:
Create well-structured lesson plans bursting with great content
Develop and use teaching resources that are perfect for the TEFL classroom
Understand and apply current teaching methodology and techniques
Use practical approaches to get the most out of your class
Hooray! You’ve learnt the TEFL basics. Now you’re ready to move to the top of the class with your specialist modules. You’ll cover:
Advanced Lesson Planning
Advanced Grammar (bet you can’t wait for this one!)
Teaching Young Learners
Teaching Business English
By the time you’ve finished our 300 Hour Online TEFL course you’ll be overflowing with TEFL expertise and ready to face any TEFL class with confidence. Plus you’ll have TEFL certificates that will look amazing on any CV.
We know it can be hard to stay motivated when you’re studying by yourself. Our online course is designed to keep you engaged every step of the way. Each section blends easily digestible underpinning theory with the practical skills that you need for the classroom. You’ll also find tons of short films, top tips, fun activities, real-life TEFL resources and interactive quizzes to bring it all to life. Those 300 hours will flash by in no time.
Want to know more? Take a look at what you’ll cover:
Section 1: Planning a Lesson
Knowing how to create a brilliant lesson plan is the first step to becoming a great TEFL teacher. In this section you’ll find out about current teaching methodology and learn how to develop a well-structured lesson plan that you can adapt for a whole range of different TEFL classes.
Section 2: Lesson Content
In Section 2 you’ll explore how to create great activities and resources for all the main types of TEFL classes – including lessons in vocabulary, grammar and the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
Section 3: Making it Work in the Classroom
Section 3 is all about getting the most out of your students. You’ll learn how to create a great teaching environment, identify approaches to help your students learn and gain some brilliant practical advice about how to deal with problems that can arise.
Knock those grammar fears on the head once and for all in the first of our specialist modules. You’ll look in detail at the tenses, functions and sounds of the English language – giving you a brilliant confidence (and CV) booster.
Teaching Young Learners
Young children are fantastic to teach – particularly when your lesson matches their age! This part of the course covers the theory and practical tools you need to design and deliver fantastic lessons specifically for younger learners.
Private lessons can be a great source of extra income for TEFL teachers. This section gives you the knowledge and resources you need to develop and deliver lessons that are tailored to individuals rather than groups. It adds yet another string to your bow.
Teaching Business English
In today’s interconnected world, being able to teach business English is a definite plus for any TEFL CV. In this section you’ll cover topics such as language for meetings, negotiations and networking as you explore how to create fantastic lessons targeted specifically at business clients.
Advanced Lesson Planning
Planning a good lesson is fine. Planning a brilliant lesson makes you stand out – and boosts your confidence no end. This section explores how to transform your basic plans into fantastic lessons as well as looking at how to create a syllabus and assess your students’ progress.
Throughout the course you’ll find interactive quizzes to check your knowledge and support your learning. At the end of each mini course you’ll have a formal assessment. This is your chance to show off what you’ve learnt and prove you have developed the skills necessary for your TEFL certificate.
Taking it further
It doesn’t all end once you’ve completed the course. We’ve got tons of fantastic resources, from our informative blog posts to our packed jobs board, that will help you land that all-important first TEFL job – and make the most of your time once you’re there.
If you think an online course means that you’re on your own, you’re in for a surprise. Here at i-to-i we think people matter. And that means supporting you every step of the way. So whether you’ve got a quick query about the course or need some advice on a TEFL concept, our expert TEFL team is here to help.
You’ll also receive personal, constructive feedback from one of our Level 7 tutors each time you submit a piece of work for formal assessment. It’s all designed to help you be the best TEFL teacher you can.
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.
Whether you love working at 3am or prefer a structured 9-5 day, our completely flexible online course is there for you. As long as you’ve got an internet connection and a suitable device to access the course, you can study whenever, however and wherever you choose.
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.
For most people it’s very simple: if you can teach specialist TEFL courses you can earn more money. But that’s not all that you’ll gain from our specialist modules. The extra time you’ve invested and the additional knowledge you’ve gained will help you with every aspect of your teaching – from developing engaging lessons to having confidence in front of your class.
"Do I need to complete the whole course?"
Yes. If you’ve signed up to the 300 Hour Online TEFL Course you do need to complete the whole course to get your final certificate. If you can’t commit to 300 hours right now (or can’t wait to begin your TEFL adventure) it’s possible to do our core 120 Hour Online TEFL Course and then add on the specialist elements as standalone courses in the future. It will cost you a bit more though and means you won’t stand out so much from the start.
"Does online mean I’m on my own?"
Just because you’re studying online doesn’t mean that you’re all alone out there! Our expert TEFL team is on hand to help you with any issues, however big or small. You’ll also receive personal feedback from one of our Level 7 tutors as part of your assessment at the end of each course. It’s all designed to make you the best teacher you can be.
If you'd like to find out more about our 300 Hour Online 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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