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Combined 120 hour TEFL course with 20 hours Teaching Practice

The combined TEFL/ TESOL course is perfect for those who want the convenience of studying at their own pace from the comfort of their own home with the added benefit of onsite teaching practice. The length of time it takes to complete the course depends on your other commitments. As a general guideline most students complete the course within 1 to 3 months, however it can be completed in as little as 4 weeks.
This option gives you the flexibility to study the theory on your own with tutor support and to attend classes for the practical component of the course. The focus of the teaching practice will be on lesson planning, teaching practice and classroom management techniques and micro-teaching presentations. Weekend courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays or two weekdays.

Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Study Skills Unit 1: Study Skills

(not assessed) – how best to organise your study time.
Pre Module Grammars
Self-assessed tasks with answers provided to help with Unit 2 The Study of English.

Unit 2: The Study of English Unit 2: The Study of English

Module 1 – grammar-tasks on the understanding of grammar, tense & structure – to be 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, language appropriacy & frequency.

Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL

Module 1 – basic principles – answers from your own experience, the course materials & handbook on – 1) the blocks which may prevent learning
– 2) motivation
– 3) 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 flannelgraph.

Module 5 – error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.

Unit 4: Lesson Planning Unit 4: 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; practice and production stages of your lessons.


The theoretical components of the TEFL / TESOL course are continually assessed – there are no written examinations. You will be set tasks throughout the course, which are submitted for assessment by your tutors. These tasks are graded and returned with comments and guidance for your development. The course sessions are always conducted in small groups with on-going support and instruction, helping to ensure your successful completion of our course.

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