International TEFL Institute - ITEFLI:
An established global leader in training students to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), the International TEFL Institute (ITEFLI) provides online TEFL certificate and diploma courses. In addition, we offer Combined TEFL Courses – a TEFL qualification plus flexible in-class Teaching Practice (TP), organized by you or offered by language schools in select locations. Our internationally-accredited and globally-recognised courses are available to students in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and worldwide. The International TEFL Institute is a division of TESOL Educational Services. A TEFL qualification from ITEFLI will help you find TEFL jobs throughout the world.
Distance Learning TEFL / TESOL Certification Programs:
Online TEFL Master Diploma Course - 250 hours:
This course is ideal if you wish to extend your professional experience and accept new responsibilities as it not only demonstrates a commitment to the profession, but is also proof of your ability. It provides an opportunity to increase your understanding of the principles and practice of English Language teaching to help improve your overall performance in the classroom.
Online TEFL Diploma Modules:
The Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language; Teacher Development and TEFL Administration; Grammar Awareness; Teaching English One-to-One; Teaching Business English; Assessment, Technology & ESP; Teaching English to Young Learners; 2 Extended Essays; Teaching Observation & Lesson Presentation Practice; ELT in International Schools; Technology Assisted Language Learning.
Online TEFL Diploma Course - 180 hours:
The online TEFL Diploma course consists of 8 modules, each of which may be completed in 2 weeks. This period may be extended (up to 6 months) allowing you to work at your own pace and offering you optimum flexibility with your studies. The overall aim of this program is to provide an advanced distance training course in the theory, methodology and management of teaching English as a Foreign Language.
- Module: The Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language:
The English Language; Approaches to Teaching Methodology; Lesson Planning and use of teaching resources and materials; Classroom Management, Options and Techniques; Teaching Phonetics & Phonology; Teaching Vocabulary (Lexis); Teaching Grammar (Syntax); Receptive Skills: Teaching Reading and Listening; Productive Skills: Teaching Writing and Speaking.
- Module: Grammar Awareness:
Vocabulary and Phonology; The Nuts & Bolts of English; English Tense Forms; English Tense Functions.
- Module: Teaching Business English:
Analysing and recognizing the needs of your business students; Teaching business vocabulary; Taking into account the cultural differences of your students; Organising effective communication in a business classroom; Planning a business lesson.
- Module: Teaching English to Young Learners:
Initial English lessons; The motivation of young learners; Creating and adapting your materials and lesson ideas; Activities and games for the Young Learner; Teaching methodology
- Module: Teaching English One-to-One:
Advantages of one-to-one learning; Discovering your student’s needs; Problems and possible solutions of one-to-one teaching; Creating and adapting your materials and lesson ideas; Lesson resources.
- Module: Teacher Development and TEFL Administration:
Philosophy, Aims and Objectives; An Overview of the ESL Programme; Describing Teachers; Further Teacher Learning; Observation as a Learning Tool; Evaluating your Teaching; The Nature of English Language Schools; The ESL Manager; ESL Policies and Procedures; Development Plans and Target Setting; Business Practices in Language Schools; Student Services and Support.
- Module: Assessment, Technology & ESP:
Assessment and testing; English for Specific Purposes (ESP); Technology in the classroom; Marking Schemes.
- Module: Extended Essay:
Candidates are required to submit an extended essay of approximately 2500 words. A choice of titles is offered.
Online TEFL Certificate Course - 120 hours:
The online TEFL Certificate course consists of 5 modules, each of which may be completed in 2 weeks. This period may be extended (up to 6 months) allowing you to work at your own pace and offering you optimum flexibility with your studies.
Online TEFL Certificate Modules:
- The Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language
- Grammar Awareness
- Teaching English to Young Learners
- Teaching Business English
- Teaching English One-to-One
Online Diploma Add-on Course (Certificate Upgrade):
If you have completed the Certificate Course, you may upgrade to the Diploma, by completing the Diploma Add-on Course of an additional three Modules: Assessment, Technology and ESP; Teacher Development and TEFL Administration and an Extended Essay).
Combined TEFL Certification Courses with Teaching Practice (TP):
The Combined TEFL Courses are aimed at TEFL trainees who are looking for the most cost effective and flexible way to acquire official in-class certification. Receive accredited Online TEFL Training combined with 20 hours of in-class teaching experience – organized by you or offered by Language Schools in select locations. We offer:
* Certificate Course - 120 hours + TP
* Diploma Course - 180 hours + TP
* Master Diploma Course - 250 hours + TP
Online Short Certificate Courses:
- Technology Assisted Language Learning - 20 hours:
Designed for certified TEFL / TESOL teachers, this course will further develop your knowledge in the integration of technologies into your teaching practice. The approach of this course is to present the theory behind the use of technology (in and beyond the classroom) and also to provide you with the tools necessary to add value to your lessons.
- ELT in International Schools - 20 hours:
Designed for certified TEFL / TESOL teachers, this course will provide you with an insight into teaching ESL / EFL / EAL in an International School environment. The course covers the implementation of an ESL Programme; ESL Support in the Mainstream and Testing & Assessment.
- Teaching Observation & Lesson Presentation Practice:
This 10-hour course is designed for certified TEFL / TESOL teachers and has tremendous practical value. It will provide you with an opportunity to refine your TEFL skills by answering questions on scenarios shown in each video. You will have the opportunity to watch genuine in-class footage and practice your new-found English language teaching skills!
For further information on our online English teacher training, please email us via our Contact Us page.