TEFL Course Aims
The overall aim is to provide a thorough course which includes a balance between the theory and methodology of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and to thoroughly prepare our trainees for teaching in any environment.
- Age: 18+
- Minimum of A levels/High School Diploma (although work experience and life experience are taken into account for those who have opted for a vocational path rather than an academic one)
- Native speaker OR Non-native speaker (IELTS Academic 6.0 / IELTS General 6.5 / TOEFL iBT 74 / Cambridge exams FCE Grade A, CAE Grade C or higher – please note that any external exam result, e.g. IELTS, is only valid two years prior to application). Alternatively, you can have a level check with one of our academic staff.
TEFL Course Structure
The course consists of 4 units (a total of 10 modules) each of which is marked and returned with comments and guidance from the trainers. The modules submitted are continually assessed, there are no written examinations.
Assessment and Grading
The course is continually assessed – there are no final examinations. You will be set tasks throughout the course, which are submitted for assessment by your trainers. These tasks are graded and returned with comments and guidance for your development.
The TOEFL iBT test is scored by a network of raters, carefully controlled from a secure central location. ETS uses a highly diverse pool of raters rather than those exclusive to a test taker’s country of origin. To maintain objectivity, ETS raters score responses anonymously. Multiple raters’ judgments contribute to each test taker’s speaking and writing section scores to minimize rater bias.
Duration of the course
The length of time it takes to complete the course depends on your other commitments. There are approximately 150+ hours of work in the course. As a general guideline most students complete the course within 3-6 months, however if more time is required, this is not a problem. TEFL Course is valid for 1 year commencing from the date enrollment is completed. If you are in a hurry, for example due to an overseas deadline, inform your tutor who will guide you through the course and enable you to complete it more quickly.
After Completion – Award of Certificate
Upon successful completion of the course you will receive:
- INTESOL 120 Hour Certificate in TEFL (graded)
- ALAP Course Transcript (showing the content you have studied)
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an INTESOL Certificate with one of the following grades:
- A1 – Distinction
- A2 – Excellent
- B1 – Very good
- B2 – Good
- C – Pass
Sample Certificate and Transcript