You can learn to teach English, on a computer?! Yup, that’s right: with just a computer, the right online TEFL course and a smidge of effort, you can get the industry standard of 120 hours of TEFL training. “But how on earth does that work?” we hear you ask. Well, our TEFL tutors have been teaching overseas for years, and they’ve put together a practical course that’ll keep you engaged from the first moment to the last. Find out more below.
No preparation needed
All you need to get started on an online course is a computer: no textbooks have to be bought, no pre-reading is needed, and no extra equipment is necessary. The only preparation we’d recommend is to make sure your mindset is right, especially if you want to get the course done quickly.
Learning in a classroom isn’t the only way you can learn how to become a TEFL teacher. Oh no, i-to-i’s online TEFL courses will teach you everything you need to know about the English language, such as grammar so you can successfully teach the language! You won’t be missing out on the fun activities that you get on a classroom course. The 60 Hour Online TEFL Course has lots of activities that cover everything from how to use a whiteboard suitably, to recreating your version of popular game shows to get your students excited about learning English!
You’ll have loads of help and support throughout your online course, there is always someone to give you a helping hand when you need it. You can use the TEFL Helpdesk who are usually able to help you if you get stuck. If they can’t solve your problem then they will pass your question to one of our many expert tutors. At the end of every module your tutor will look through your work then give you detailed feedback, which will tell you exactly where you need to improve.
Let’s face it grammar is a complicated subject, so being able to teach it is going to be a little tricky. You can become a grammar genius with the Grammar Awareness Module which is included with most of i-to-i’s online TEFL courses. After completing this module you’ll be to teach even the toughest parts of grammar full of confidence!
Watch and learn
The TEFL in Action Course is a great way to see those experienced TEFL tutors in action and consolidate all of the new skills you’ve learnt. Included in the 120 Hour Online TEFL Course, the eight videos and subsequent questions will inspire you, help you to adapt your lessons to different classes and teach you the skills to analyze your performance so you can make your lessons even better.
i-to-i’s online courses don’t just give you access to the information in each module; you’ll also be offered a wealth of extra resources. We point you towards websites and books that can further expand your learning and offer you a different perspective on classroom management, correcting mistakes and all the other skills that make a good TEFL teacher. On top of that, you’ll have access to our database of 8,000 job contacts, so you’ll have a great chance of finding work once you’re qualified!
Have you taken an online TEFL course? How did you find it?