Our 60-hour introduction to TEFL course is a popular choice for people who want an insight into Teaching English as a Foreign Language, as well as those who are planning to work as a volunteer in the TEFL field. One of the many attractive features of this online course is that you will have the flexibility to proceed at a pace that suits you. You will also receive the benefit of our unique support service for the duration of your EFL teaching career.
Once you have enrolled on the 60-hour course you will receive an email containing the log-in details that will take you to your personal, restricted area of our online system. From your restricted area you will have access to the course materials which can be read online or downloaded to your own computer.
After you have studied the materials for each unit your understanding of it will be assessed, allowing you to move on to the next unit. Once you have successfully completed all the units, by scoring 75% or more on average, there follows a final essay writing task. The task will be submitted online for assessment and on successful completion you will graduate from the course and receive your introduction to TEFL certificate.
If you choose the tutored option you will receive the valuable support and assistance of our experienced and dedicated online tutors for the duration of the course. At any time you will be able to contact an online tutor with whatever problems or questions you may have. All your correspondence will be answered via email within one working day.
TEFL Course Aims
Our 60-hour course provides a solid introduction to the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you will need to take your first steps in the classroom.
TEFL Course Content
As an introductory level course, the materials for the 60-hour course focus solely on the teaching skills that are required to deliver a successful lesson in the classroom. The areas that are covered include teaching theories and methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning and how to test and evaluate your students’ progress. This short format course does not cover language awareness and certain other important components that are included in our 120-hour course.
The course is divided into ten separate units that have been designed to gradually build up your knowledge, without overwhelming you with information. Thanks to this design you should be able to comfortably work your way through the materials at a pace that suits your learning style and personal circumstances.
60-hour Introduction to TEFL Course Units
- Introductory Unit
- Unit 1: Teachers and Learners
- Unit 2: Theories, Methods and Techniques
- Unit 3: Managing Classes
- Unit 4: Teaching New Language
- Unit 5: Lesson Planning
- Unit 6: Video Lessons
- Unit 7: Teaching Receptive Skills
- Unit 8: Teaching Productive Skills
- Unit 9: Course Books and Lesson Materials
- Unit 10: Evaluation and Testing
- Summative Task
The course is designed to be as flexible as possible. You are given up to six months to complete all the units, and within this time frame you are free to work at whatever pace you want.
60-hour Introduction to TEFL Course Videos
The tutored version of this course also includes access to a selection of videos featuring our highly experienced trainers presenting stimulating and relevant lectures on some of the most important topics that are covered in the written materials. This interesting mix of written and video instruction is designed to help you fully absorb the information for each unit before you move on to the next. The subjects covered in the videos for this course include:
- Teachers and Learners
- Theories, Methods and Techniques
- Classroom Management
- The ESA Methodology
- Lesson Planning
- ESA Demonstration Class 1
- ESA Demonstration Class 2
- Productive and Receptive Skills
- Course Books and Materials
- Evaluation and Testing
Post-Course TEFL Job Guidance
At ITTT we pledge to give you all the help and assistance we can to ensure you find a TEFL job upon completion of your online course. These support services include:
- TEFL CV/resume writing.
- How to find TEFL job vacancies.
- How to effectively apply for TEFL jobs.
- Interview preparation.
- Free downloadable teaching materials and lesson plans.
We provide these services to you indefinitely throughout your teaching career.
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