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More than 5,000 students take this 170-hour TEFL Course online each year, making it the most popular course offering for International TEFL Academy.  This course comprises of 150 hours of interactive coursework with 20 students in a class and a 20-hour Practicum (ESL student teaching/observation requirement).   Graduates of this course are teaching English abroad in up to 80 countries worldwide. It is accredited & recognized as a professional “Level 5” TEFL course by Ofqual, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (United Kingdom’s education regulation body), which is the same level of accreditation enjoyed by our ITA operated 4-week classes, including CELTA. This online TEFL class also provides a recognized qualification for teaching English online.

The ability to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part-time schedule appeals to those students who wish to continue working or going to school while completing their training.  Aside from being able to continue with work, the Online TEFL Course enables students to afford the highest quality of TEFL/TESOL training at the professional certification level at a cost that is considerably lower than a comparable 4-week in-person class.

  • State-of-the-art curriculum incorporating the latest in teaching methodologies and practices including classroom management & lesson planning;
  • Comprehensive Pre-Enrollment Guidance & Advice: Work with a personal advisor to answer all of your questions about TEFL certification & teaching English abroad;
  • University-level professors possessing at least a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. & years of English language teaching experience;
  • Live, interactive features, including webinars, videos, lectures, and peer-to-peer interaction;
  • 20-hour practicum to gain hands-on teaching experience;
  • Lifetime job guidance assistance:  students receive personal assistance from expert advisors and referrals to top schools and recruiters.
    Note: Students can access job search guidance during the class & you can begin interviewing and applying for positions while you are earning your certification.
  • Alumni Network: Exclusive opportunities to network & correspond with thousands of ITA alumni teaching in 80 countries worldwide;
  • Internationally Accredited: This 170-hour TEFL course online is formally accredited by TQUK, which is recognized as an official awarding body for TEFL certification by the British Government (Ofqual). This course is officially recognized as a Level 5 course (equivalent to a 4-week intensive in-person TEFL or CELTA class), which is recognized worldwide as a professional teaching credential.
  • Course Duration & Structure:  This part-time 11-week course is specifically designed to accommodate those who work or go to school full time.
  • High-Quality & Affordable TEFL/TESOL training option at a considerably lower cost than the 4-week in-person courses.
  • All ITA students & graduates have the opportunity to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty classes in the fields of Teaching English Online, Teaching Business English, and Teaching English to Young Learners. Check out the TEFL Specialty Class Index for more information.
  • Online TEFL classes begin every two weeks. Check here for course dates & tuition (including discounts!).

ONLINE TEFL COURSE CONTENT

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers.  Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students. Here is a brief overview of what you will learn in this course:

  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

To complete an online TEFL / TESOL certification course, International TEFL Academy requires that each student complete 20 hours of practicum. The practicum incorporates live practice teaching and observation. Of those 20 hours, students must spend at least 6 hours teaching or tutoring actual ESL students.  These practicum hours allow each student to gain first-hand experience working with real ESL students, whether it is in a live classroom setting, or by tutoring a non-native speaker privately.

Enrollment Requirements

Non-Native English Speakers:
Must complete a phone interview & submit a written essay to verify your English skills.

Age Requirement:
Students 18 & under must submit a young teacher’s essay & speak to an ITA Admissions Advisor before enrolling in the Online course.

Non-Native English Speakers:
Must complete a phone interview & submit a written essay to verify your English skills.

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