Introduction to the Course

1.1. Duration of the Course

The course takes, on average, 240 hours to complete, plus additional time to complete the course assessments. Most people complete the course within about two to six months.

1.2. Course Content

Module 1: Foundation TEFL 180H course

Module 2: Teaching English One-to-One & Online

Module 1. TEFL 180 hours

Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL

After reflecting on our choices to teach English as a Foreign Language, we move on to looking at the history of teaching methodologies. We will analyse the advantages and disadvantages of a range of teaching methods through the years. The unit then looks at how people learn a second language and the theories behind this. We will also look at the different working contexts of EFL.

Unit 2: Initial Lesson Planning

This unit of the course focuses on the importance of lesson planning.

We will look at how to write the first page of a lesson plan by considering:

- The practicalities of the lesson

- The learners’ ages, levels and background

- The size of the class Learning styles

We will examine how these points influence how we will structure and run the lesson. We will also explore how to write clear lesson aims and outcomes and predict the problems we might face during a lesson.

Unit 3: Structuring your Lesson

In this section we will look at how to structure a typical TEFL lesson in more detail. We will examine the pros and cons of different teaching techniques before moving on to each individual stage of a lesson. You will learn about:

- Defining lesson stages

- Warmers and coolers

- The PPP method E

- nding a lesson

You will also look at an example lesson plan, written to a level 5 standard.

Unit 4: Making it Work in the Classroom

This section of the course explores how to give yourself the best possible chance of delivering your lesson successfully.

You will learn about:

- How to create a good teaching environment

- Classroom management

- Helping students learn

Unit 5: Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary is a very important part of teaching English as a foreign language. In this section you will explore different techniques to present vocabulary to your students.

You will learn about:

- Teaching Meaning, Form and Pronunciation

- Presenting vocabulary

- Checking students’ understanding of new information

- How to support students in remembering and producing vocabulary

Unit 6: Teaching Pronunciation

Pronunciation is the key for your learners to be understood correctly when speaking English. In this section we will look at skills and techniques to teach pronunciation.

You will learn about:

- Word and sentence stress

- The phonemic chart

- Producing single sounds

- Connected speech

- Teaching Pronunciation

Unit 7: Teaching Grammar

Teaching our learners grammar can be a daunting experience but don't worry, in this section we will cover all the grammar essentials needed to make you an expert.

You will learn about:

- Grammar basics

- The tenses

- Further grammar

- Teaching grammar

Unit 8: Teaching Young Learners

As teachers of English as a foreign language, we are very likely to be teaching young learners as well as adults in our careers.

How does this differ from teaching adults?

In this unit we will explore who young learners are and how to plan engaging lessons for them. You will learn about:

- Young learners, their motivations and learning styles

- Effective lesson planning

- Different teaching contexts

- The impact on lesson planning and resources

- Classroom management

- Safeguarding issues such as bullying and social media use

Unit 9: Teaching the Four Skills

We take reading, listening, speaking and writing for granted in our own language. In this section we will look at the skills and techniques we can use to help our learners improve in these key areas.

You will learn how to improve students’

- speaking: Accuracy versus fluency, approaches for teaching speaking, ideas and top tips

- listening: Different types of listening, structure of a listening lesson, types of activities

- reading: Different reading skills, choosing the right text, teaching ideas

- writing: Approaches to teaching writing, reviewing and correcting student work, top tips

Unit 10: Using External Resources in the Classroom

Every day we are surrounded by authentic material and resources that we could use in our classes, but how do you choose what to use? In this section, we look at how we could adapt this material and use it as a teaching tool.

You will learn about:

- Using coursebooks

- Authentic materials such as songs, leaflets and shampoo bottles

- Computer Aided Language Learning

Unit 10 also gives you advice on taking your next steps; from how to find and apply for teaching jobs around the world, to the first day of school at your new job. We will also provide links and titles for resources we think will be useful to you as you begin your teaching career.


About One-to-One &Online course

You have now taken your next steps in your professional development and in obtaining a further specialism certificate. This will give you fantastic opportunities to work within a one-to-one or online context from home or across the globe.

Teaching English one-to-one or online opens more doors to travel and employment. It can be a wonderful way to spend a short time living overseas or an amazing lifetime career. Regardless of the route you choose to take, this course will introduce you to the concepts and skills that you need to start the journey.

Duration of the course

The course takes, on average, 60 hours to complete, plus additional time to complete the course assessment. Most people complete the course within 15-35 days.

Course Content

We have divided the course into ten units. Each unit covers a core aspect of successful teaching.

In this 60-hour Specialist TEFL Course, you’ll get to grips with the following:

- Intro to online teaching and teaching one-to-one

- The working contexts

- About the student

- How to create a syllabus

- Successful lesson planning and lesson content

- Potential problems and how to combat them

- Reflection

- Further considerations for online teaching

About the TEFL 240H Course

  • Give yourself a boost and begin your very own TEFL journey with our Ofqual-regulated, Level 5 240 Hour Online TEFL Course. In this essential Course, you’ll find heaps of valuable TEFL info to give you the best start in your brand-new career – and a certificate that’s valid for life and recognised by employers all over the world.

Starting with the fundamentals of English teaching, you’ll cover a whole range of TEFL topics from learning how to create a good teaching environment to teaching grammar and building sentences. Plus, all of this is accessible from your phone, tablet, laptop or PC so that you can study from home or on the go, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • If you ever need a nudge in the right direction, our dedicated team of DELTA-qualified tutors are on-hand to provide you with the best support and guidance in the industry. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, you’ll always get the answers you need, when you need them.

How about the fact that this Course is ranked at the same level as a CELTA or a foundation degree, which means that your qualification will provide you with plenty of amazing opportunities and it’ll get your application to the top of the pile when it’s time for the TEFL job hunt?


Designed by experienced tutors alongside leading language schools, this Course has been divided into manageable sections to ensure that you, the student, can fit it in around your lifestyle and work through the content at your own pace. From the start, you can keep track of your progress so you always know exactly how far along you are, just to make completing the Course even easier for you.

  • On top of that, you’ll have access to the Course via our online portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it’s compatible with any device. So, whether you’re studying on your phone on your commute, on your tablet at lunch or on your laptop from the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to log in and out as you please – easy peasy!

And if you ever need a guiding hand, our DELTA-qualified tutors are at your every beck and call all throughout your study time. You can get in touch with them via email, phone or our web chat service with any academic queries and they’ll use their insider knowledge to give you the comprehensive answers you need.

  • By the end of your Course, you’ll feel fully prepared for the classroom!


The beauty of this Course is in its flexibility. It’s 100% online-based so you won’t have to commit to any classroom training dates or set hours of study – you can access it any time of the day from wherever you are in the world. Go at your own pace, at a time schedule that suits you and before you know it, you’ll be ready to start your dream career!