TEFL

Teaching English
as a Foreign Language

Travel the world and experience new cultures by teaching English! With ITA’s independently accredited TEFL course, you will become an internationally recognised English teacher and you’ll be able to find a well-paid job while travelling worldwide. If English is your native language or if you’re a near-native fluent speaker, you will be able to get TEFL qualified and ready to start your adventure in Europe, Asia or anywhere in the world where there is someone who wants to learn English! Are you already picturing yourself walking along the Great Wall of China or swimming with whale sharks in Mexico? Or even enjoying some tasty street food at a market in Thailand? Then get ready to become an English teacher with ITA.

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Discover a brand new TEFL experience !

$249.00

ITA tutor: $149.40

Why should I be
a TEFL teacher ?

Regions and countries where you can travel with highest demand for TEFL teachers:

  • China

  • Japan

  • South Korea

  • Hong Kong

  • Brazil

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Egypt

  • India

  • Spain

  • Italy

  • Vietnam

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English.

If you want to travel worldwide and find a job which is fun and allows you to support yourself during your stay and travel further, being a TEFL teacher is the option most people choose. The demand for English teachers across the globe continues to increase, and since ESL jobs are contract based, there is always a demand and plenty of jobs available.

TEFL teachers are needed in every single country including English speaking ones. Jobs can be either within the state school system, or privately, e.g., in an after-hours language school or with a tutor. Students in an English-speaking immigrant country are generally people who have moved either temporarily for school or work, or permanently to begin a new life. Employers prefer native English speaking TEFL teachers however there are still many roles available for fluent English speakers.

Today, English is the third most popular mother language in the world, with an estimated 350-400 million native speakers. English is also used globally as a lingua franca or common tongue by a staggering number of non-native English speakers around the word, with an estimated almost two billion people – a quarter of the world’s population – now having at least some basic English competence in speaking and/or writing.

Getting TEFL certified will widen your job opportunities worldwide, for example:

  • English teaching in public and private schools or as a language instructor

  • Private tutoring

  • Teaching business English in companies

  • Volunteering all around the world

  • Taking part in government-run programmes (such as the Peace Corps for US citizens)

  • 14 days money back guarantee

Course Details

This course will provide you with the main techniques, strategies and tools to effectively teach English to students of every age and level worldwide. From class management, to techniques for teaching grammar, vocabulary and conversation, to lesson planning and feedback techniques, the ITA TEFL course will give you all the knowledge and confidence you need to teach English in front of a class or during individual sessions. Through a mix of theory and practical examples, by the end of the course you will be qualified to teach English worldwide.

Benefits of the course

  • 120 hour online teaching course

  • Full price: $249.00
    ITA tutors price: $149.40 (40% OFF)

  • 10 modules

  • Assessment at the end of 10 modules (pass mark is 80% or above)

  • Downloadable PDF TEFL certificate awarded on successful completion

  • Fully accredited by ACDL and endorsed by TQUK

  • Continuous assistance from ITA course manager

  • Possibility to access the course from any device, any place

  • Opportunity to apply for teaching positions worldwide (If ITA tutor)

  • 14 days money back guarantee

Outline of course modules

Module 1

This module will start by giving you an understanding of the use of English as a global language. Also, the different teaching theories, methods and approaches will be described as well as the different levels and competencies defined by the CEFR.

Module 2

This module will provide you with a greater awareness of what is involved in being an ESL teacher. Classroom management techniques as well as teaching techniques will be shown in different teaching contexts.

Module 3

This module will be focused on lesson planning. Different models and templates of lesson planning will be provided so that you will be able to choose the most appropriate depending on your learners group and level. A variety of materials and resources will also be offered to make your classes as effective as possible.

Module 4

This module will cover teaching grammar. The different approaches you may adapt depending on the learner’s level will be explained as well as the English grammar system itself. Also, the presentation and practice techniques will be shown to give you a better understanding of how the grammar learning process works.

Module 5

This module focuses on teaching vocabulary. How are words organised? How can people best learn them? The different aspects of English vocabulary will be explained as well as the main presentation and practice techniques.

Module 6

This module will be focused on teaching pronunciation as well as the main challenges that come with it, for both teachers and learners. You will also gain an understanding of sounds, words and utterances production and different phonological features. A range of activities and techniques will also be part of the resources provided .

Module 7

This module will give you a definition of receptive and productive skills. A definition of an effective reader and listener will be given together with the main principles of teaching reading and listening skills and examples of related activities. The importance of extensive reading and listening outside class will also be stressed.

Module 8

This module will be about teaching writing and speaking skills. What is involved in being an effective writer and speaker? At the end of the module, training on a range of writing and speaking activities will also be provided.

Module 9

This module will cover the reasons to learn English today. A particular focus will be given to young learners and teenagers groups, followed by an explanation of teaching for English language examinations. Also, teaching Business English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) will complete this penultimate module.

Module 10

This module will give you an awareness of how to plan for your first teaching job. From a resources “tool kit” to professional development, you will learn how to effectively improve your teaching.

Our accreditation

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ITA is an accredited course provider, approved by the specialists in distance learning, ACDL. They provide quality and assurance checks to guarantee providers offer the very best standards in training. Read more

Our regulated awarding body

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TQUK is one of the most dynamic UK Ofqual-regulated awarding organisations. Having their seal of approval means that ITA has met their highest training standards and assessment criteria. Read more

What our ITA students say

Be confident when choosing to learn with ITA.
Our courses are fully accredited by TQUK and ACDL

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)

TQUK is one of the most dynamic UK Ofqual-regulated awarding organisations. Having their seal of approval means that ITA has met their highest training standards and assessment criteria. Read more

Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL)

ITA is an accredited course provider, approved by the specialists in distance learning, ACDL. They provide quality and assurance checks to guarantee providers offer the very best standards in training. Read more

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– Mark, 23 years old, Manchester –

“Getting TEFL qualified has allowed me to travel to South America and have the time of my life! It’s hard to find a job until you get here, so completing my course first gave what I needed to get hired. I‘ve met amazing people and discovered how inspiring it is to teach someone how to speak your own language!”

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– Christopher, 26 years old, Newcastle –

“Teaching English is a great way to support yourself while travelling. My friend suggested I take a TEFL course so that I didn’t have to work in a bar and my life has changed since then! I had never taught before and the course gave me all the knowledge and confidence I needed to start my adventure with my Argentinian students. I’m learning Spanish now and loving life.”

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– Julie, 22 years old, Sydney –

“I found out how inspiring it is to be a teacher! I had no clue about the amazing experience that was waiting for me when I decided to get TEFL certified. It is more than just teaching; it’s discovering a culture, learning how to communicate with different people and being able to travel the world.”