Welcome to your TEFL Universal Accredited Advanced 120-hour Online TEFL Course.
Based on our long and successful experience in TEFL, we have designed this exceedingly practical, high-quality TEFL course for you.
It is a substantial course, much more substantial than most 120 hour TEFL courses. And so it should be. There is so much to learn. By absorbing all this material, and then putting it into action in your classroom, we have no doubt you will be a competent and effective teacher. So, don’t miss anything out and don’t complain about its length!
After successful completion, your certificate from TEFL Universal will state that you are certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
This is a thoroughly practical course. For us, practical insights and tips are much more important than theory. Of course, theory underpins some aspects of teaching. However, when you start teaching EFL, it’s these kinds of questions that will be in the forefront of your mind:
- How do I plan a lesson?
- What do I need to brush up on?
- What should I do next?
- How can I introduce this?
- How do I know they have grasped this?
- What should I be focussing on?
- How can I do this better?
- How can I keep up their motivation?
Remember that much of the theory in learning is not proven. In any case, you will be dealing with individuals from different childhood experiences, different learning experiences, different learning preferences, different attitudes, and different levels of motivation, so the theory won’t always apply to everyone.
Our approach will centre on what does work well in practice.
We have one overriding achievement goal: to ensure that you will be as fully prepared as you can be when stepping into your TEFL role.
We are delighted that our course has been accredited as a high-quality course by ACCREDITAT (https://www.accreditat.com/), a leading independent and international accreditation body. Their accreditation confirms that our course, our tutors, our assessment instruments and our company processes and procedures are all high-quality and are fully geared to helping you succeed.
Note that ACCREDITAT offers you an additional ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document, certifying that you have completed this course successfully with TEFL Universal on the specific date. It’s a confirmation certificate, not an academic certificate. Many learners apply for this additional certificate. It’s not compulsory. You can find information about this additional ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document at https://www.accreditat.com/tefl-tesol-students/register-with-us.html
There are 10 Modules in the course, each divided into Sections. We feel it’s best for you to tackle the Modules in order as we have strived to ensure that the Modules build on each other in progression.
Language In The Course
We’ve kept the language in the course as plain and simple as possible – just as you should do when teaching EFL. There are no prizes for teachers who use fancy language when teaching EFL. It’s all about communication via plain and simple language.
We find it annoying when we come across texts which say: If he or she were to do this, then it would reflect on him or her. We hope you feel the same. So, whenever we are talking about a teacher or a learner, we may say she on one occasion and he on another. We aim to avoid this very cumbersome structure. However, we have had to use he/she a few times.
We view these terms as interchangeable, so sometimes we will say learner(s), and sometimes we will say student(s).
3. British And American English
For no reason, we have written this course in British English. There are some differences between British English and American English but not many. Wherever you see a word in the course spelt differently, or a word you are not familiar with, it’s likely that this is due to differences in British and American English. You can check out the main differences on the internet.
It can be a little bit annoying and time-consuming when a learner leaves a comment on social media such as: It’s an excellent course, but there were some spelling mistakes/strange words in it. This is almost always because he does not realise the differences between British English and American English. Ensure you are aware. Enough said.
We have included lots of activities which you can carry out with your learners, so you’ll be ready to roll from Day 1 in your new job.
Also, we have included activities for you. These will come under the heading of Time to reflect.
4. Intentional Repetition
There are times when we intentionally repeat some points because they are critical to your success. Remember: repetition is an excellent teaching technique.
We don’t want to make a big issue about assessment. What we want you to do is to focus well on absorbing the content, and the assessments will take care of themselves. However, it’s only right to tell you what will happen.
At the end of each Module, there will be a Quiz. Each Quiz consists of 15 questions, covering the relevant Module, in a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions.
At the end of the Conclusion, there will be a Final Assessment, which will be in a similar format to the previous Quizzes. It will contain 50 questions.
In total, therefore, there will be 200 questions. So, this is a very substantial and robust assessment process.
Note this: we’ll not be trying to catch you out. All answers are in the text. We want all of you to pass!
Let’s get going! You have a lot to cover. But you’ll enjoy it all! Promise!