Should I take a specialized online TEFL course?

One of the most effective ways to improve your teaching knowledge and increase your employability is to complete one or more specialized online TEFL courses. We offer three great options in this area that will help you take your teaching career to a higher level: the Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (CTEYL), the Certificate in Teaching Business English (CTBE) and the Certificate in Teaching English Online (CTEO).

Do I need a TEFL certificate to take a specialized online TEFL course?

As our specialized courses have been designed to follow on from the subjects covered in a standard online TEFL certification course, a prior TEFL qualification is typically required. However, if you are an experienced teacher who has been teaching English to non-native speakers for sometime, an exception might be made on a case by case basis. One great option for anyone who is not TEFL certified is to take advantage of our current offer that provides our CTEYL or CTBE course free of charge. Simply sign up for our 120-hour TEFL certification course with tutor support and you can choose one of these free courses to add to your portfolio.

How do I access my specialized online TEFL course materials?

All three of our specialized online courses are completed entirely by distance learning via the internet. Everything you need to take the course can be accessed from your personal dashboard within our online training system.

How will my progress on a specialized online TEFL course be assessed?

Each specialized course is made up of six units that you can work through at your own pace. Once you have studied the materials for a unit your understanding will be assessed by taking a short online test. After working through the six units and the six assessments, you will be required to undertake an end of course written task that will be sent to an online tutor for assessment. As long as you successfully complete all sections of the course, you will receive your high-quality course certification.

How long will it take to complete a specialized online TEFL course?

Trainees who have the time and dedication to fully focus on their course can theoretically complete it within as little as a week. However, for most trainees a completion time of around three to five weeks is more realistic. Whatever pace you choose to work at you should have little trouble completing the course as we allow up to six months from the day you start your studies.