Teach English to adults or young learners anywhere in the world, online or in a classroom! The INTESOL accredited 140 hour Certificate in TEFL/TESOL Plus with TP qualifies you to teach in any setting, wherever you may be. With this qualification you can apply for positions online or in class. You will be fully equipped with all the skills that are in high demand by TEFL/TESOL employers. You will learn the best ways to make your lessons enjoyable and worthwhile, ensuring that everyone’s experience is a rewarding one.
The 140 Hour Certificate in TEFL/TESOL Plus with TEYL and TP is accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.
ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.
TEFL/TESOL Plus Course Aims
The overall aim of the 140 hour Certificate in TEFL/TESOL Plus with TP is to provide a sound introduction to TEFL/TESOL and prepare you for teaching in the real world.
The course contains units on teaching English to young learners and teaching English online. This additional knowledge will not only be invaluable to you when you begin teaching, it also means you’ll be able to demonstrate specific skills that are in high demand by TEFL/TESOL employers. We’ll make sure you stand out from the crowd!
INTESOL Worldwide has been training teachers of EFL/ESOL for more than 27 years and is well known and respected in the TEFL/TESOL industry. This means your TEFL/TESOL certification will be instantly recognised internationally as being of excellent quality.
The 140 Hour TEFL/TESOL Plus with TP course is externally accredited, meaning the content and teaching methods have been scrutinised externally to meet and exceed industry standards. This means you can be sure you’ll participate in a fruitful learning experience.
Your tutor will be an experienced teacher trainer holding a Masters in TEFL/TESOL as a minimum qualification. They will offer you all the support and feedback you need to achieve your full potential.
No prior qualifications or experience are required. Fluent English, determination and willingness to learn are all you need.
TEFL/TESOL Plus Course Structure
Within twenty four hours of enrolling in your online TEFL/TESOL Plus course you will receive your login details for the INTESOL Online Campus. The online element of the TEFL/TESOL course consists of five units (a total of eleven modules). Each module has a lesson that you will study at your own pace and an assignment that you will submit for grading by your tutor. When your assignment has been graded you will receive a notification by email and be able to view your grade, plus any guidance and feedback, on the campus. If you happen to fail a module, don’t worry, you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your assignment after a little extra coaching.
There are no final examinations. As soon as your last assignment has been graded you will be able to view your final grade. Your final grade is calculated by taking the average of your ten grades for the ten assessed modules. This will be the grade shown on your Certificate.
Online Teaching Practice or Video Submission
Two low cost, time effective TP formats are available with INTESOL courses which include teaching practice.
When you have completed the theoretical component of your course contact the Course Director to discuss TP options open to you.
INTESOL TP options make completing your course as flexible as possible so that you can quickly start applying for work.
Unit 1: Study Skills (not assessed)
How best to organise your study time
Unit 2: The Study of English
Module 1 – Inductive and Deductive Analysis and use of grammars – parts of speech and grammatical terminology – the tense system, reported speech, active and passive
Module 2 – Elements of pronunciation: intonation including rising and falling tones, sentence stress, weak forms – sounds of the language/phonology; word stress, schwa sound, phonemic chart – teaching a ‘pronunciation point’
Module 3 – Lexis selection: frequency and appropriacy – lexis formation: synonyms and antonyms, word stems, parts of speech including prefixes and suffixes
Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of EFL/ESOL
Module 1 – Overview of EFL/ESOL issues – being a caring teacher, involving students, using realistic language, keeping the students interested, teacher talking time, correction, levels in EFL/ESOL teaching, visual aids, use of mother tongue; teaching for exams: Professional English Examinations; the role of grammar, classroom techniques, one to one teaching
Module 2 – Becoming familiar with the four primary language skills, identifying a range of skills needed for successful listening and reading, understanding some of the problems students experience when speaking and writing, knowing ways of training learners to develop the four skills, planning a receptive and productive skills lesson.
Module 3 – Errors – Recognising and, understanding why students make errors, preparing useful remedial exercises.
Module 4 – Understanding the overall aim of TEFL/TESOL, facilitating communication, classroom management techniques which encourage students to listen, speak and learn, understanding the importance of ‘need first’ teaching, recognising a variety of aids and being able to prepare your own aids.
Module 5 – knowing the importance of dividing an EFL/ESOL lesson into separate stages, understanding the role of the teacher at each stage, understanding the importance of adequate planning, writing a detailed lesson plan, bringing about and recognising student progress.
Unit 4: Teaching Online
Module 1 – Working for an online school, finding a good online school, building a strong client base, approaching a diagnostic lesson, choosing a suitable working platform, marketing yourself, creating your own website, planning your online TEFL/TESOL business
Module 2 – Understanding why it is important to design a long-term plan for your online course, practise planning a course, have the links to some useful sources of materials for your course, creating your own materials and the kind of materials you can create
Unit 5: Teaching Young Learners
Module 1 – Understanding how young learners are different from older learners and how it may affect your actions in the classroom or online, motivating your young students, managing a class of young learners including how to deal with discipline problems, group students and give instructions
Module 2 – Understanding what kinds of activities are suitable for a young learners class, know the difference between settlers and stirrers, know how to plan a lesson for young learners
Unit 6: Teaching Practice
Unit 7: Teaching Practice
Observed, assessed teaching & feedback sessions.
Award of Certificate
Certificates are graded as follows:
A1 – Distinction
A2 – Excellent
B1 – Very Good
B2 – Good
C – Pass
*Please note you can choose either TEFL or TESOL for your certification.
Duration of the Course
The length of time it takes to complete the TEFL/TESOL Plus course depends on your other commitments. There are approximately 140 hours of work in the course, including online teaching practice/video submission. As a general guideline most students complete the course in approximately 8 weeks. You have 6 months to complete the course, however if you require more time this can be arranged before the 6 months expires.
What’s included in your TEFL course fee?
Graded TEFL/TESOL certificate direct from the awarding body
Course Transcript direct from the awarding body
Personal tutor support
Proven techniques that will make you a confident teacher
Security of gaining an internationally recognised qualification
Job guidance and support
Please note: There are no set start dates and you have 6 months to finish your course..You decide when you start. You will be given a username and password to access your course.