Length of training: 11 Weeks
Tuition: $ 1,350
(See our tuition discount special this month in TEFL Class Dates)
- TEFL Class: 150 Hours
- Student Teaching: 20 Hours
Total TEFL TESOL Certification: 170 hours
Optional 2 week extra module:
-Young Learners and Business Professionals: 30 hours
Total TEFL TESOL Certification Available: 200 hours
The International TEFL Academy Online TEFL course is a fully interactive course taught by a seasoned university level professor. It is the same curriculum, homework, Practicum and professional certification and accreditations used in our 4 week international on location courses.
The online TEFL TESOL course is designed for students who are looking to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) internationally in a professional environment. The ability to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part time schedule appeals to those students who wish to continue working while completing their training. Aside from being able to continue with work, the Online TEFL TESOL course is very economical, allowing the student to afford the highest quality of TEFL/TESOL training at the professional certification level.
- 150 hours averages to 12-15 hours of coursework per week (11-week period).
- 20 hours of student teaching (Practicum)
170 Hour TEFL TESOL Certification awarded
- 30-hour additional course add-on modules:
Business Professionals & Young Learners (2 extra weeks)
200 Hour TEFL TESOL Certification awarded
One of the biggest advantages to the ITA online course is that you have access to the coursework 24 hours per day. Within the course, students will find comprehensive methodologies for Teaching English as a Foreign Language as well as insight on second language acquisition. You will correspond with your professor on every assignment, who will provide guidance on the subjects being covered to the entire class.
Class sizes are limited to 20 students to ensure maximum professor/student correspondence. Small class sizes also instill a sense of camaraderie amongst the students and open up more opportunities for class interaction and discussion. Students must complete all assignments, essays, quizzes, and tests to pass the TEFL course.
In addition to the work listed above, students must also provide peer-to-peer feedback on every assignment. Peer to peer feedback allows students to learn from each other, and also offers an opportunity to encourage their fellow students when they feel they have presented a good idea. Each student completes an assignment with a different creative vision, and by engaging in peer-to-peer feedback, students can acquire a much broader perspective on each subject.
TEFL TESOL Course Components
ITA courses comprise of 3 main components that ensure the student’s success as a professional English language teacher. Teaching Methodology, Language Acquisition, Student Teaching (Practicum).
1) Teaching Methodology:
These are the skills that are essential to each teacher, and include:
- Classroom management
- Personality and language assessments
- Curriculum development
- Lesson planning
2) Language Acquisition
The components of language learning will be covered:
- Phonetics and linguistic analogy are also thoroughly covered in the course.
20 hours of student teaching/observation/tutoring within a local ESL classroom
To successfully complete a TEFL/TESOL certification course, the International TEFL Academy requires that each student complete 20 hours of practicum. These practicum hours allow each student to gain firsthand experience working with real ESL students, whether it is in an actual classroom setting, or by tutoring a non-native speaker privately.
International TEFL Academy encourages our students to complete these hours while they are still enrolled in the course. For these reasons, completing the practicum hours during the course allows the student to immediately practice what they are learning in the online class. We do, however, automatically allow an additional 30 days after the course is finished to complete the practicum hours.
Opportunities to complete your practicum can typically be arranged in your community in these types of venues:
- Community centers
- Community colleges
- Language schools
- Faith based groups that offer ESL classes
Once the practicum hours have been completed, the student provides a detailed journal and time sheet to the International TEFL Academy Student Affairs Department. After we have received the practicum documentation, along with notification of the completed coursework, you will be issued your TEFL/TESOL certificate via postal mail. You will now be qualified to teach English to millions of students in thousands of schools worldwide; and with our lifetime job search guidance, you will be abroad in no time!
TEFL TESOL Class Overview
The International TEFL Academy online course is a fully interactive, collegiate level course, taught by a university level professor. From day one, students will be fully engaged in discourse not only with your professor, but also with all of the other students in the course. This interaction will remain constant throughout the duration of the course, and the instructor will offer you feedback on assignments and is always available to answer questions.
Through a series of assignments, readings, quizzes, tests, essays, and a final thematic unit, students will develop all the skills necessary to be a confident, well-resourced, professional teacher, whatever your background.
International TEFL Academy Online TEFL Class professors are of the highest caliber, with a graduate level degree or Ph D. in TESOL or a related field, international teaching experience.
Students who enroll in International TEFL Academy course come from all walks of life. The age of a student can range from 17-77, and International TEFL Academy has students from every continent on Earth (well, maybe not Antarctica).
Read our students Online TEFL Class Testimonials and see why they chose our class and learn about their experience in their 11 week course.
Online Virtual Classroom
The International TEFL Academy online course is conducted in a virtual online learning environment, hosted by Moodle.com, one of the worldwide leaders of online distance learning. There is no software to download, and as long as you have an Internet connection, your entire course content is accessible. The course itself is very user friendly and easy to navigate. Students do not need to be a computer expert to take the course; they just need a very basic knowledge of web browsing.
The following is the content found within the International TEFL Academy online course:
- Grammar pre-module
- Basic principles of teaching
- Classroom management
- Lesson planning
- Error correction
- Visual aids
Bonus TEFL Units:
- Young Learners
- Business Professionals
Each student must complete a series of assignments, quizzes, and tests based on the reading throughout the course.
The assignments focus on essays and creating lesson plans. These are graded by your professor with feedback given for each assignment.
- Quizzes and Tests:
Each quiz and test will be multiple-choice, fill in the blank, and will need to be completed during a certain allotted amount of time. Students will be able to pause and save quizzes and test at any point, and will have the ability to return to them at a later time. Points are given for each question.
- Midterm and final exams:
There is a midterm exam and a final class project. During the last module of the course, students will need to complete a thematic unit. The thematic unit is a week’s worth of lesson plans to simulate a real work environment as an English teacher.
- Non graded assessments:
Each student is required to provide peer to peer feedback and assessment for at least 2 other students for every written assignment. This is required for the class participation but it is not graded.
Each assignment, quiz and test will be graded by the course instructor. Students must maintain a 70% average in order to receive a TEFL TESOL certificate.
The award of the certificate for International TEFL Academy courses is strictly for those who successfully complete all units/modules/assignments/quizzes/tests/etc. Your TEFL TESOL certification will include a listing of the total class hours and practicum hours along with our accreditations. This will be mailed to your home.
Advantages of the ITA Online TEFL TESOL Course:
Fees are designed to make teaching abroad within your reach and budget!
This is a university-level course, taught by university level professors. International TEFL Academy represents the gold standard in international TEFL/TESOL certification! There is also an additional 20 hours of volunteer observation and tutoring in a live ESL classroom in your community to give you the practical classroom experience needed. The course is an accredited 170-hour certification, exceeding international standards by 50 hours. There is also the option to take the 30-hour Young Learner and Business Professional TEFL/TESOL modules. You'll be prepared to teach around the world!
Study on your own daily schedule, over an 11-week period. The program is ideal for people that wish to have a flexible daily schedule as there is no “live” classroom time. It also allows you to work ahead of the scheduled assignment dates but you must submit assignments and quizzes by their assigned due dates.
* Interactive and Hands-On:
Daily interaction with your professor and classmates via email and discussion boards allows the coursework to come alive. You will learn via written assignments, essays, and quizzes - all completed on a weekly schedule to keep you and the class together and interactive. The class structure adheres to your daily schedule so there is no need for “live time”.
1) Live Webcast: Your professor will host live webcast lectures that you can participate in. Each lecture will be taped and viewed at anytime if you are not able to attend.
2) Video demonstations: Each module will have cooresponding video segments to compliment the reading materials.
* Live office hours:
Weekly "live chat" functions with your professor and other classmates to discuss topics and questions.
There is continuous International TEFL Academy support, materials, and advice throughout your certification. International TEFL Academy also provides lifetime job search guidance.
The International TEFL Academy training course is moderated by highly qualified trainers with at least a Master’s Degree or PhD in the field with a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience.
International TEFL Academy is part of the INTESOL Worldwide association providing TEFL/TESOL courses since 1993. We are, and have been, accredited as being at NQF level 4 by NCFE a British National Awarding Body. We are also accredited by Open & Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC) from the U.K. Learn more about our Accreditation.
The course is hosted on the most popular online university platform, Moodle. It's simple to use and a great learning tool.
International TEFL Academy provides all the materials needed for your certificate course. All materials are available online, No textbooks are needed to complete the course.
- All course training units
- Resource Pack consisting of examples of ESOL exercises and lessons
- Comprehensive back to basics grammar
- Games pack - tried and tested games for all levels complete with teacher and student materials
- Lessons Pack - tried and tested lessons at various levels complete with teacher and student materials
- Certification on successful completion
- Links to online teaching resources
ITA TEFL/TESOL Course Curriculum
Pre-Module Grammar (non-assessed)
Self-assessed tasks with answers provided to help Unit 1 - The study of English. (Pre-course available upon registration)
Unit 1: The Study of English
Module 1 – Grammar
-Tasks on the understanding of grammar, tense, and structure
- Completed with the use of a grammar book.
Module 2 – Phonetics
- Tasks relating to the phonetic alphabet (given), stress & intonation.
Module 3 - Lexis
- Tasks relating to the presentation of vocabulary, compound words, word stems, appropriate language & frequency.
Unit 2: The Teaching and Learning of ESL
Module 1 - Basic Principles
- Answers from your own experience, the course materials & handbook on:
- The blocks which may prevent learning
- Communicative competence.
Module 2 - Reading and Listening
- Tasks based on exploitation of authentic materials i.e. magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts etc.
Module 3 - Speaking and Writing
- Tasks based as above but with a more productive bias
- Getting your students to produce language
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 story board.
Module 5 - Error
- Looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own error correction methods.
Unit 3: Lesson Planning
Module 1 - Classroom Management
- Task relating to student teacher relationships and how to achieve genuine communication inside and outside the classroom.
Module 2 - Lesson Stages and Plans
- Putting all the above into a lesson; timing; warm-up; input; presentation, practice and production stages of your lessons.
Additional Bonus Modules (Optional)
Advanced Unit 1: Business English
- Business English in relation to EFL/ESOL
- How to carry out a Needs Analysis
- Matching course content to target group
- Creating materials for Business English
- How to write a Business English syllabus
Advanced Unit 2: Young Learners
- 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
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