Did you know? It’s predicted that over half a million TEFL teachers will be needed worldwide by 2022!
320 Hours: Stand out from the TEFL crowd with our most comprehensive course
The 320 Hour Combined TEFL Course provides you with 300 hours of in-depth online TEFL training combined with 20 hours of classroom-based tuition to help you get the best preparation for your new career teaching English abroad.
During this course, you’ll learn the foundations of English-teaching with our essential 120 Hour Online TEFL Course, followed by five of our leading specialist modules which will give you a detailed understanding of several different aspects of TEFL. From Teaching Young Learners to Teaching Business English, you’ll be equipped to take on any role.
Our 20 Hour Classroom Course will perfectly round-off your TEFL training, giving you the opportunity to practice your newfound teaching skills whilst learning from one of our Level 7 qualified tutors and networking with your fellow student-teachers. By the end of your 320 hour course, you’ll feel confident and ready to step straight into the classroom.
What’s more, with a 320 hour certificate in-hand, your earning potential will be significantly enhanced – meaning your application will be at the top of the pile when it’s time for the TEFL job hunt. You’ll have full use of our regularly-updated TEFL jobs board and whether you’re looking to make a career out of TEFL or just use it to fund your future travels, you’ll be given the best opportunities with i-to-i’s 320 hour certificate in your pocket!
Government regulation = the best TEFL jobs
Our courses are all regulated by the English Government department, Ofqual. So, your TEFL certificate will be recognised by international employers and you’ll be in high demand! See an example certificate here.
Even though this is our longest and most comprehensive TEFL course, you can still work through it at your own pace and fit it in around your life. Because the course is broken down into modules, you can work through one at a time and activate each module whenever it’s convenient for you. So, whether you’re looking to get qualified immediately or take your time over your studies, your course is adaptable for either.
Your classroom course will take place over a weekend of your choosing, so you can decide whether you’d like to do it before, during or after your online training. Or, if you’re not sure which weekend would be best, you can choose the ‘flexi’ option which allows you to get back in touch with us when you’ve decided on a date.
And last but certainly not least, we’ve made sure all of our courses are full of interactive content to make learning about TEFL a more user-friendly experience.
320 Hours: What you'll learn
We’ve cherry-picked our favourite specialist modules and built them into the 320 hour course, so you’ll get a seamless learning experience. These modules include:
Teaching Young Learners
Teaching Business English
Plus, you’ll complete our 120 Hour Online TEFL Course which covers a range of fundamental teaching topics, so combined with the specialist modules, you’ll learn about the following:
Creating and delivering engaging lessons to encourage and inform your students
Adapting your lesson plans for various ages and class sizes
Putting your practical classroom skills into action
Teaching the essentials of grammar in a clear and concise way
Delivering effective business English lessons to adult learners
320 Hours: Module breakdown
Here’s a little snapshot of the modules you’ll complete during the 300 hours of online training:
Planning lessons & choosing content
Learn the essential skill of lesson planning while using fun and relevant content to engage and inspire your students
Practical classroom techniques
Study various techniques used in the classroom to help control and involve your students in a way that allows them to learn best
Make your teaching techniques adaptable
Whether you’re teaching young children or adults, a class of one or a class of fifty, you’ll prepare yourself for any role
Make it fun and interesting
Grammar and business English might not be the most exciting topics, but they can be made more fun with resources and special teaching techniques
There’s a quiz at the end of each module and then a final multiple-choice test at the end of the course, then it’s just a simple lesson plan to back it up and voila!
The 20 hour classroom course
Over the course of a weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to put your theory into practice and get to grips with teaching in front of a class. It’s your choice whether you’d like to complete this before, during or after your online training – or you can book the ‘flexi’ option and decide later on.
See the timetable for the classroom course 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
Professional tutor support
We’ve got your back! Our Level 7 qualified tutors are always on hand to provide advice, support and detailed feedback so that you get the best start in your TEFL career.
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.
Our online courses are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can fit your learning around your lifestyle. Whether you’re a night-owl or an early-bird, you can work at your own pace and study from any device. So, log in on your mobile, tablet, laptop or PC and you’ll be a TEFL expert in no time!
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.
Our most commonly asked questions about this course
"Why’s it better to complete more hours?"
It’s desirable to have more TEFL training hours on your CV because employers will view this favorably and your application will go to the top of the pile! This also means that you’ve got a better chance of earning a higher salary and most importantly, you’re prepared for any type of TEFL role.
"Do I need to speak another language to be an English teacher?"
Nope! You won’t be expected to speak to your students or fellow teachers in their native tongue and the majority of them will already know at least basic English. Plus, your students will be expected to speak English while they’re in your classroom to help them learn faster.
"Where can I use a 320 hour certificate?"
Because it’s the highest number of hours we offer, 320 hours will get you a passport to lots of countries where you might struggle with a 120 hour certificate. For example, the UAE and other countries in the Middle East tend to look for more hours on a CV as, due to their higher pay and excellent working conditions, they can afford to be more picky.
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
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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