As you would expect, our in-class TEFL course offers highly practical training. However, we try to make sure that our online courses also cover as much practical content as possible. Whatever course you choose you will cover a wide range of theory subjects that every new teacher needs to know before they start teaching. On top of this, we do all we can to make each subject as realistic and relevant to what you will experience in the classroom. Some of the subjects that are covered in this manner are lesson planning, classroom management, and testing procedures. These are all covered in some depth to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of both the theory and the practicalities of EFL teaching.
To add extra depth to our standard written materials, many of our online courses include access to an extensive video library that is designed to aid your understanding of how quality lessons should be delivered in the classroom. Another way to add some practical training to your online course is by taking a teaching practice element. Our 150-hour TEFL course with teaching practice kicks off with our standard 120-hour online TEFL course, followed by several hours of real teaching practice in a school or language center of your choosing. Your teaching practice will be evaluated remotely and a TEFL certificate that also states your practical teaching hours will be issued on completion.
What Should I Ask in a TEFL Interview?
Whichever route you take through your TEFL training, your journey is likely to lead to at least one job interview before you can start teaching for real. The interview might take place in person or it might be via video messaging or even a standard telephone call. For ideas on the most important questions you need to ask in an interview, take a look at our FAQ: What questions should I ask a TEFL employer?
What Will I Be Asked in a TEFL Interview?
While it is important to have your own list of important questions to ask, you also need to be prepared to answer the questions put to you by the potential employer. Although every interview will be slightly different, there are a few common questions you are likely to come across. To make sure you are prepared, have a read of our FAQ: What will a TEFL employer ask in an interview?
While you are there you can also browse through over 200 other commonly asked questions in our FAQ section and find out the answers in straightforward and easy to understand English. Whatever you need to know about teaching English at home or abroad, we have the answers at ITTT.