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The INTESOL accredited 120 hour Certificate in TEFL course online is the minimum accepted certificate course for teaching English overseas. When you begin teaching English abroad some, if not all, of your classes will involve teaching young learners. This TEFL course includes a module on teaching young learners, so you’ll be fully equipped with the skills that are in high demand by TEFL employers worldwide. You’ll learn the best ways to make classes fun and engaging for both you and your students, ensuring that your experience is a rewarding one.

Why THIS online TEFL course?

You can study this TEFL course online from your desktop, laptop or mobile device whenever and wherever you want. There are no set start dates and no time limit. You have the freedom and flexibility to fit your TEFL studies around your lifestyle. You can even study on the beach!

This 120 Hour TEFL contains a module on teaching English to young learners. This additional knowledge will not only be invaluable to you when you begin teaching, it also means you’ll be able to demonstrate specific skills that are in high demand by TEFL employers. We’ll make sure you stand out from the crowd!

INTESOL Worldwide has been training TEFL teachers for 23 years and is well known and respected in the TEFL industry. This means your TEFL certification will be instantly recognised internationally as being of excellent quality.

The 120 Hour TEFL course is externally accredited, meaning the content and teaching methods have been scrutinised externally to meet industry standards. This means you can be sure you’ll participate in a fruitful learning experience.

Your tutor will be an experienced teacher holding a Diploma in TESOL as a minimum qualification (many have a Masters in TESOL). They will offer you all the support and feedback you need to succeed to the best of your ability.

INTESOL Worldwide has a strong network internationally with branches all over the world, including Japan, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia and many more. Not to mention the multitude of relationships we have developed with EFL schools and recruiters in TEFL employment hotspots. We’re well placed to help you find the best teaching jobs.

The 120 Hour Certificate in TEFL with TEYL online course is accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a UK based Awarding Organisation. ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.

ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.
Course Aims

The overall aim of the 120 hour Certificate in TEFL Course is to provide a sound introduction to TEFL / TESOL and prepare you for teaching in the real world.

No prior qualifications or experience are required. Fluent English, determination and willingness to learn are all you need.

Within twenty four hours of enrolling in your online TEFL course you will receive your login details for the INTESOL Online Campus. The course consists of five units (a total of eleven modules). Each module has a lesson that you will study at your own pace and an assignment that you will submit for grading by your tutor. When your assignment has been graded you will receive a notification by email and be able to view your grade, plus any guidance and feedback, in your online grade book. The grade book allows you to easily monitor your progress as you work through the lessons and complete the course. If you happen to fail a module, don’t worry, you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your assignment after a little extra coaching.

There are no final examinations. As soon as your last assignment has been graded you will be able to view your final grade in the grade book. Your final grade is calculated by taking the average of your ten grades for the ten assessed modules. This will be the grade shown on your Certificate in TEFL with TEYL.

Unit 1: Study Skills (not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.

Personal motivation
Planning and organising study time; timetabling, study periods, realistic planning
Study techniques; making notes, concept maps, nuclear notes, mnemonics
5 step reading techniques; selection, recognition, extraction, organisation and transfer of information
How the course works; role of tutor, tutor assessed and self-study tasks.

Unit 2: The Study of English
Module 1 – Deductive Analysis and use of grammars – parts of speech and grammatical terminology – the tense system, reported speech, active and passive
Module 2 – Elements of pronunciation: intonation including rising and falling tones, sentence stress, weak forms – sounds of the language/phonology; word stress, schwa sound, phonemic chart – teaching a ‘pronunciation point’
Module 3 – Lexis selection: frequency and appropriacy – lexis formation: synonyms and antonyms, word stems, parts of speech including prefixes and suffixes

*Please note a full Back to Basics Grammar Resource is provided with this course

Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL
Module 1 – Overview of ESOL issues – being a caring teacher, involving students, using realistic language, keeping the students attention, teacher talking time, correction, levels in ESOL teaching, visual aids, use of mother tongue; teaching for exams: Cambridge ESOL, Professional English Examinations, TOEFL etc; the role of grammar, classroom techniques, one to one teaching
Module 2 – Listening and Reading: skills and the textbook, different kinds of listening, available materials – reading in a foreign language; types of reading, types of texts, writing comprehension questions, stages of reading activities, designing reading activities
Module 3 – Speaking and Writing; what it’s like speaking in a foreign language, setting up speaking activities, types of speaking activities, discreet sound teaching, issues in teaching writing, the nature of writing as a skill, organising and planning writing activities.
Module 4 – Visual Aids; study of all the audio-visual aids available – production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannelgraph.
Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.

Unit 4: Classroom Management and Assessment

Module 1 – Learning and teaching; seating, name, teacher talk time, use of questions, ways of differentiating, managing interruptions, learning styles – Lesson Stages and Plans
Module 2 – Parts and stages of a lesson – time management, group, needs analysis, writing aims and objectives, predicting problems, sample lesson plans at a range of levels
BONUS UNIT: Young Learners (not assessed)

Subjects covered in this unit are:

Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn
Features in the stages of development of Young Learners
Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom
Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners

The length of time it takes to complete the TEFL course depends on your other commitments. There are approximately 120 hours of work in the course. As a general guideline most students complete the course in approximately 8 weeks, however if you require more time this is not a problem.

INTESOL TEFL Certificates are graded as follows:

A1 – Distinction
A2 – Excellent
B1 – Very Good
B2 – Good
C – Pass

What’s included in your TEFL course fee?

Graded TEFL certificate direct from the awarding body
Course Transcript direct from the awarding body
Back to basics grammar
FREE Games & Lessons pack – invaluable resource when you start teaching
Personal tutor support
Proven techniques that will make you a confident teacher
Security of gaining an internationally recognised qualification
Job guidance and support, including CV preparation
No extra fees to pay if you need extra time. You take as long as you need.

Please note: There are no set start dates and no time limits. You decide when you start. You will be given a username and password to access your TEFL course online.


1. Introduction to Teaching Online

• learn about the benefits of teaching online
• consider the qualities that a successful online teacher should possess
• reflect on the role of a teacher in the modern learning environment

2. Bringing About Success

• learn how to stimulate students to produce language
• learn how to teach and not to lecture
• learn how to minimise silence and improve students’ fluency


3. The Basic Principles of All TEFL/TESOL teaching

• gain a basic understanding of the principles of good ESOL teaching
• reflect on the importance of a caring environment in the classroom
• become familiar with principles and techniques of communicative teaching

4. Teaching Grammar

• understand how Communicative Methodology can make the study of grammar exciting
• understand how students’ native language may interfere with their learning of English grammar
• learn the difference between teaching grammar deductively and inductively
• find a step-by-step guide for preparing a good grammar lesson


5. Teaching Pronunciation

• understand the reasons why students mispronounce English words
• learn how to diagnose pronunciation problems by considering students’ L1
• become familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet
• consider some common pronunciation problems
• learn two techniques of teaching pronunciation

6. Planning Your Teaching

• learn about the benefits of preparing a solid lesson plan and risks of not preparing one
• take a look at the process of lesson planning, from setting the aims to self-evaluation
• learn how to structure a lesson according to the Presentation-Practice- Production model

7. Finding and Keeping Your Students

• weigh the pros and cons of working for an online school vs working on you own
• learn how to find a good online school
• consider the factors that will help you build a strong client base
• learn the benefits of a free diagnostic lesson
• find out about online learning platforms to choose from

8. Practice, Production and Progress

• reflect on ways to cultivate a conducive student ‘lifestyle’
• consider ways to overcome the constraints of learning English in a
different language environment
• learn about some tactics of organising group lessons
• look at production as a way to measure student progress

9. Designing Materials and Courses

• understand why it is helpful to design a long-term plan for your online course
• practise planning a course
• find the links to some useful sources of materials for your course
• learn why it is a good idea to create your own materials and what kinds of
materials you can create

10. Establishing and Growing an Online Presence

• learn how to market yourself and build your online presence using social media and advertising
• find out about ways to create your own website
• plan your own online TEFL business

Each CELTO unit consists of:
The Lesson & The Assessment

Work through each lesson, completing all self check exercises and assignments within it. These are not submitted for marking. They are useful to your learning process and allow you to build your course notes into a guide that you can use when you are teaching, if you wish.

The tests in the Assessment section are marked automatically and, if incorrect, you will be given hints for improvement. You will be able to resubmit and raise your score. Carefully reading the lesson will increase your chances of passing the assessment from the first attempt.

At the end of the CELTO course, after you have passed the assessment in unit 10,
you will be given access to the Final Assignment, which sums up the
main concepts you have learned.
This Assignment is to be submitted to your trainer for grading.

Tutor Support & Technical Support

If you have any TESOL-related questions or technical issues
during the course, feel free to contact your trainer via email. At the end of the course, your trainer will grade your Final Assignment.


If you receive a U (uncategorized) grade, this does not mean that you have failed. In this case you will be given the opportunity to resubmit your assignment
(three attempts maximum).

Business English teaching can be incredibly fun as you teach learners
• who have high levels of motivation &
• who know what they want and need.

So why not exploit an emerging market and increase your profit?

TBE: 6 units

1. Types of E.S.P.

This unit looks at the purpose for which the student needs to learn English, ie occupational
eg hospital medical staff, academic eg those intending to study in English mother tongue higher education establishments for science & technology, etc.


2. Class profiles, needs analysis and motivation

This unit teaches you how to Identify learner groups and their motivation and provides you with ways of how to increase learners motivation and maintaining it.


3. Testing and Examinations

This unit encompasses on placement and diagnostic tests, progress tests, types
of testing etc. (Test design, markingand monitoring progress.)


4.English for Academic Purposes

This unit looks at different types of exercises and identifying the purpose of each, note writing, summary skills, etc.


5. English for Occupational purposes

This unit focuses on anaphori cand cataphoric reference, substitution, ellipsis, coherence markers etc. (Planning lessons on note-taking, telephone skills, negotiating skills, presentation skills, meeting skills, small talk skills, etc).


6. Lesson and Syllabus planning

This unit helps you on how to choose textbooks & design your own materials. (Designing a syllabus and detailed lesson plans from given class profiles or your own students.)

• There are no exams, the course is continually assessed
• After each unit you are requested to do a TASK and submit to your trainer to assess