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120 Hour Online TEFL Course

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About the TEFL Course

The majority of employers worldwide will only ask for 120 hours TEFL training so we like to keep it simple and offer the essential 120 hours of online training you need!

Written by TEFL experts, our course guides you through the essential stages of becoming an effective teacher – starting with preparing brilliant lesson plans, moving onto developing great content and then finally exploring how to make your lessons really work in the classroom.

How can I use the TEFL Qualification?

The 120 hour Online TEFL Course is recognised and accepted across the world as a quality teaching qualification. Once you complete the course the doors will open to 1000s of teaching positions in some of the world’s greatest travel hotspots.

How can I fit the course in with my life?

We have had students pass their course when they’ve finished university in their holidays or currently have a job and wish to spend a couple of hours in the evening two or three times a week. The great thing about our courses is that they fit around your life.

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Course Breakdown

Each section covers essential TEFL training including grammar and vocabulary teaching guides, classroom confidence building, lesson planning and employment advice.

The course is packed full of practical knowledge and tips to help you become a great TEFL teacher. It has 3 main sections, guiding you through the core elements of successful teaching in turn. Each section includes:

  • Knowledge modules, combining clearly presented theory with short films, activities, quizzes and practical ideas to make your learning come alive
  • Putting it into Practice, providing brilliant real life examples and ideas to help turn your knowledge into really effective teaching practice
  • Check Your Knowledge, structured self-check quizzes to help you review what you have been taught.

Section 1: Planning a Lesson

Planning is an essential part of teaching. If you invest time in structuring and developing a lesson, you are well on the way to making it work once you step into the classroom (not to mention having something concrete to help you overcome those first day nerves!).

The first part of the course focuses on how to create a successful lesson plan. You will be guided through the process of creating a great plan and will learn about teaching methodologies, what to include in a lesson plan, how to set out a lesson plan and adapting your lesson for different types of classes you might teach.

Section 2: Lesson Content

Your fantastic lesson plan needs to have some language content. This section examines the 3 main topics you will teach, namely: vocabulary, grammar and the 4 skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

You will refresh your own knowledge of each topic, and learn about how to turn this knowledge into great material for your class.

Section 3: Making it Work in the Classroom

Planning your lesson and knowing your topic are brilliant foundations for teaching. However, you still need to deliver your lesson to real students.

This section of the course explores how to give yourself the best possible chance of delivering your lesson successfully. You will learn about creating a good teaching environment for your students, approaches to helping your students to learn and how to deal with problems that arise.

Course Assessment

Once you have completed Section 3, you will be ready to take the course assessment.
This has 3 parts: first you will take a test to check your knowledge, you will then need to create a lesson plan and finally produce a piece of written work to demonstrate your understanding of effective teaching.

Your work will be marked within 7 days, and you will receive written feedback. Your certificate will then follow within 28 days (although as a small and nimble business we always try to beat this!)

Taking it Further

Completing the course is just your first step to an amazing TEFL adventure. To help you on your way, we end the course with an additional section setting out listings for further reading and resources, practical hints for finding work (including links to useful recruitment sites), and finally some tips to help you with that crucial first day in the classroom.

Support and Advice

Trainees have access to support and advice throughout the course, through our support desk team and course tutors.

120 Hour Online TEFL Course

Your essential ticket for teaching abroad

Free Course Guide


When choosing your TEFL course it is important that the course is provided by an accredited company. LoveTEFL have been independently accredited by the Open Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC).

What is the ODLQC accreditation?

The ODLQC accreditation means that we have been professionally reviewed and established as an official and high quality course provider. This accreditation is recognised worldwide meaning that employers across the globe will recognise that your qualification has come from a reputable provider.

Where will my course be recognised?

Once you have completed your 120 hours of training you will have a TEFL certificate which is recognised worldwide. From our experience the majority of TEFL employers will ask for 120 hours minimum training so your training will be perfect for your TEFL job applications.

120 Hour Online TEFL Course

Your essential ticket for teaching abroad


Every year LoveTEFL send 100s of teachers to teach across the world. Hear from some of our happy customers below.

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“The course is really manageable and properly organised. I like the ease of logging on and off whenever suits me. The content is thorough and there are numerous of examples and online sources of info if you don’t understand a section of the module. The reviews (tests) are short and to the point and I feel they test what is relevant – there is nothing here to waste your time or ‘pad-up’ the course. Anyone interested in a TEFL certificate should definitely use LoveTEFL”

Keith- TEFL Course student

“I came through LoveTEFL in May 2012 and never looked back, it’s been one of the best years of my life, the school I was in was fantastic the kids and teaching were brilliant and I would recommend anyone to come through LoveTEFL, especially if it’s your first time.”

Luke – Thailand TEFL teacher

“Overall I’d say my life in China has been absolutely amazing, I’ve made so many new friends from all over the world. I first came to China in August 2012, after doing my LoveTEFL teaching certificate. I’d never been to China before and I’d never taught before so I was sort of throwing myself in the deep end but it’s definitely been worth while and it’s been an adventure.”

Graham Weston – China TEFL teacher

“I’m really enjoying the online course so far. The review quizzes throughout the modules give you a really good idea of how you are getting on and all the material is really comprehensive. Having said that I can’t wait to be finished so I can get out there and use it!”

Katie- TEFL Course student

“My favourite part of the 120 hour course was that it was written in a very easy to read way, I like how it is written ‘to me’ as this make it easier to digest all of the information. I think it is really well structured and I feel confident in my knowledge of teaching thanks to the course. The module exams were a really good way of going over everything I’ve learnt in each module and I found them really helpful. It also gets you thinking about teaching in more depth away from the course, including how to improve different parts of my teaching and by looking through articles and theories through the links provided on the course.”

Rob- TEFL Course student

“The TEFL course was well laid out, easy to use and well structured. There were some long winded segments but they all become relevant in time once you start your first TEFL job. The phonics section was frustrating for me, drove me crazy but again its highly relevant. A lot of support from the LoveTEFL guys as well, which was great.”

Denise – TEFL teacher

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