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!
Study through 10 in-depth online modules written by TEFL experts whilst receiving full support from your personal online tutor – View full module breakdown
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.
What can I earn abroad with TEFL?
Introduction to language teaching: methodology and approaches (introducing the trainee to a range of different approaches), learning styles, motivations of students and the role of the teacher.
Classroom Management and Teaching Techniques: how do you set up a classroom, how do you manage activities, what makes a good activity, core principles of working with learners, warmers and coolers, error correction.
Lesson Planning / Resources / Materials: The key stages of a lesson, why planning is important, how to structure a lesson (that works!), different resources and materials you can use.
Speaking and Listening: The module focuses on how to teach two of the most important language skills (speaking and listening) and takes the trainee from the theory through to real activities that work in the classroom.
Vocabulary and Pronunciation: Another two very important areas. This module has some very interesting activities around pronunciation and why it can be so important – irrespective of the teachers own accent.
Reading and Writing: The module focuses on how to teach reading and writing. It will provide the trainee with theory before leading on to how to approach setting up a lesson and real activities examples for the classroom.
Teaching Young Learners: Usually neglected in the core body of most courses but a hugely important and relevant area of language teaching. The module covers the different types of young learners, expectations and motivations, how to manage and plan effectively and activities that work.
Language Awareness and Grammar: A review of core English grammar and then focus on why and how to teach the ‘nuts and bolts’ of English.
Once you have completed module 8 you are directed to the formal written lesson plan. Here you will be asked to submit a lesson plan (from a set selection) along with an essay supporting the thinking around how and why the plan was developed. This is uploaded to your online account and forms an integral part of passing the course.
Assessing and Testing Learners: Why do we need to assess and test students, what should you be aware of, core English language tests in use, do’s and don’ts!
Multimedia in the classroom / Professional Development / Getting a job: More and more classrooms have access to new media, how do you use it? Then moving onto how to progress (and keep progressing) as a teacher and finally – how do you get that all important first job.
End of Course test: Once you have completed all the above you will be provided with access to the final course test. Takes around 3 hours to do.
Assistance and advice: Throughout the course all trainees can access assistance / advice from firstname.lastname@example.org – for advice on any element of the course.
The Lesson Plan is marked within 7 days of completion of the final written test. You will receive written feedback and a paper certificate will be delivered within 28 days (as a small nimble business we always try and beat this!).
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.
“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