Our 150-hour certificate course with live online teaching practice commences with a 120-hour online study section. Once complete, the online section is followed by six hours of real teaching practice, undertaken via a live online platform. Both sections of the course combine to give you an online TEFL certification that is highly regarded by employers in countries right across the world. One of the most popular features of the course is that the first section can be completed at any pace that suits your personal preference, up to a maximum of six months. Upon graduation you will also have access to our extensive career support services which will be available for as long as you require them.
Once you have completed your course application, you will be able to access your personal online course control panel. From here you can study the course materials directly online or download them to a computer, tablet or smartphone so you can study at any time that suits your lifestyle. Once you have worked through each individual unit you will need to complete an online test before moving on to the following unit. Once all the online units are complete, you then begin the teaching practice section of the course which can be taken in any one of three available time zones that best suits you.
This section of the course requires you to teach six lessons to real English language learners along with some additional study activities. Before you start the actual teaching sessions you will receive full training from your chosen training center regarding the learning platform and what to expect from the teaching phase. Upon completion of all six lessons you then submit the necessary documentation for review by the center. Once all required aspects of the course are successfully completed you will receive your 150-hour TEFL or TESOL certificate, which will indicate the completion of 6-hours of observed teaching practice.
The 150-hour course is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Once you have graduated from the course you should have a good working knowledge of English grammar and a range of unique skills and techniques that will be invaluable in your future career as an English language teacher. On top of this, you will have completed six hours of observed teaching practice with real English language learners, an experience that is highly prized by employers across the world.
The course is organized into two separate phases. Phase 1 is focused on the essential teaching skills required to be a successful teacher, such as teaching theories and methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning, and how to approach testing and evaluation in the classroom. This phase also looks at language awareness subjects, including essential grammar topics such as the parts of speech and the English tense system. Other subjects such as pronunciation and phonology are also included.
Phase 1 is conveniently divided into twenty individual units that have been carefully designed to build your knowledge slowly, without bombarding you with too much information in one go. The overall design of the course should allow you to work through the study materials comfortably at whatever pace you feel suits your personal situation.
Phase 2 of the course is all about teaching practice. You will be able to choose from one of the available time zones that best fits your location and existing commitments to carry out this part of the training. In order to undertake the teaching practice all you need is an internet connected device with a camera and microphone. The training center will have introductory sessions to make sure you are familiar with the technology before you start. First, you will watch the center training staff teach the same students you will teach for a minimum of two hours. Then your training center will conduct individual lesson planning sessions with you to ensure you know exactly what you need to teach during your own lessons. Finally, you will teach your own classes under the watchful eye of your teacher trainer who will also provide a full feedback session after every lesson.
The certificate you receive upon successful completion of both phases will show that you have completed a 150-hour TEFL or TESOL certification course which included a minimum of six hours of observed teaching practice.
Phase 1: 120-hours online
- Unit 1: Teachers and Learners
- Unit 2: Parts of Speech
- Unit 3: Theories, Methods and Techniques
- Unit 4: Present Tenses
- Unit 5: Managing Classes
- Unit 6: Past Tenses
- Unit 7: Teaching New Language
- Unit 8: Future Tenses
- Unit 9: Lesson Planning
- Unit 10: Video Lessons
- Unit 11: Teaching Receptive Skills
- Unit 12: Teaching Productive Skills
- Unit 13: Teaching Pronunciation & Phonology
- Unit 14: Course Books and Lesson Materials
- Unit 15: Evaluation and Testing
- Unit 16: Conditionals & Reported Speech
- Unit 17: Equipment and Teaching Aids
- Unit 18: Modals, Phrasal Verbs and Passive Voice
- Unit 19: Teaching Special Groups
- Unit 20: Troubleshooting
Phase 2: Online observed teaching practice with your chosen training center via the online video platform Zoom. This phase consists of 30 hours study time in total, six hours of which will be observed teaching practice.
To ensure you have as much flexibility as possible, you are given up to twelve months to complete all components of the course. Within this overall time frame you will have up to six months to complete phase 1 and a maximum of six months to complete phase 2, starting from when you complete the first phase.
Full technical training will be given throughout all aspects of phase 2 by your training center. You should contact your preferred time zone location during the first phase of the course and they will make all the necessary arrangements with you.
Three time zones are currently available for the teaching practice phase of the 150-hour TEFL course with live practicum:
Post-Course TEFL Job Guidance
Upon graduation from this course we will provide all the support necessary to help you find the right teaching job. These 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
The above services are available to you throughout your teaching career.
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) PayPal c) wire transfer d) Western Union e) WeChat. Once the deposit has been paid, you will be able to start phase 1 of the course (120-hour online).
When you are ready to begin phase 2, the balance of the course fee must be paid directly to the training center you have chosen for your teaching practice.
The program used for the observed teaching practice section of the course (phase 2) is the online video platform Zoom. Full details can be found on the Zoom website.
The full system requirements for Zoom can be found here. The basic requirements are:
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam
- Windows XP with SP3 or later
Supported tablet and mobile devices:
- Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher (Note: For tablets running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported)
- iOS and Android devices
- Blackberry devices
The students in your observed teaching practice classes could range anywhere from young learners to adults of all ages.
The times of your observed teaching practice classes will vary depending on the training center you choose. There will also be additional hours for observation of experienced teachers and lesson preparation.
US time zone:
Lessons typically run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Beginners (A1). And from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Upper intermediates (B2). This is at Eastern Standard Time, (i.e. New York time zone).
Europe time zone:
Some morning one-to-one classes (earliest at 10:00 a.m.), although most lessons will be Monday to Friday between 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. This option is in the Central European Time Zone which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Asia time zone:
Classes run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bangkok time (GMT+6), Monday to Friday. There is an orientation session at 3:00 p.m. on the Sunday before the start of classes for a brief overview of the course and to test the Zoom software.
The students in your observed teaching practice classes could range from Beginner (A1) level up to advanced English (C1) level.
Your class size could vary from individuals in a one-to-one environment, up to a class of 12 students.
US time zone: With some exceptions, your class will contain college students who display a high level of academic skills and motivation.
Europe time zone: Your class will contain local students, as well as children or adults from many other countries. Often your class will be a culturally mixed group.
Asia time zone: Thai nationals from secondary schools and colleges, with some young professionals with proficiency levels mostly ranging from A1 to B1. Your class might also contain some older students with business experience.
You should choose a time zone that most closely matches your timetable, so that you can study and teach during convenient hours for you. However, the choice is completely up to you.
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