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Schools that have hired our TEFL alumni
The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at International House UC Berkeley
An expert in global leadership consulting, coaching, and training. The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at International House UC Berkeley is a center of excellence for advancing leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. Consultants have decades of experience providing leadership consulting, coaching, and training across a wide range of sectors, equipping professionals to work effectively in today's global marketplace.
A leader in education. UC Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions, and improve the world. As the world's #1 public university and #4 global university (according to U.S. News rankings), UC Berkeley has an unparalleled international reputation.
Experiential approach to professional development and continuing education. Learners gain practical skills and strategies through a unique interactive online experience. Going beyond traditional lecture-based learning, our online course provides you with tangible skills and tools maximize your effectiveness in the classroom and beyond.
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There are no prerequisites to enroll in this TEFL course, so enrollment can be completed at any time and you can begin the course instantly!
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On average, students finish in 6 - 12 weeks with 2 - 3 hours of study a day.
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Who is a TEFL certification for?
A university graduate, or soon-to-be graduating student, seeking an exciting opportunity to work, travel and broaden their horizons.
New and experienced teachers looking to supplement their income from home or university graduates seeking a remote work opportunity while traveling.
Teachers new to teaching with no formal teaching experience, with or without a teaching license or qualifications.
Educators with a teaching license seeking a professional development certification to prepare for teaching English language learners.
120-hour Course Curriculum
This course is delivered in a 120-hour and 100% online format. The course curriculum introduces you to the fundamentals of teaching, equips you to teach the English language and prepares you for your new life living and teaching abroad.
|Module 1||Intro to TEFL||10 hours|
|Module 2||Components of Language||5 hours|
|Module 3||The Role of Teachers||5 hours|
|Module 4||Lesson Planning Foundations||10 hours|
|Module 5||Effective Classroom Skills and Management||10 hours|
|Module 6||Teaching Reading||7.5 hours|
|Module 7||Teaching Listening||7.5 hours|
|Module 8||Teaching Writing||7.5 hours|
|Module 9||Teaching Grammar||7.5 hours|
|Module 10||Teaching Speaking||7.5 hours|
|Module 11||Resources, Games and Materials||7.5 hours|
|Module 12||Teaching Pronunciation||7.5 hours|
|Module 13||Teaching Vocabulary||7.5 hours|
International Teaching and Global Effectiveness
|Module 14||Humans and Culture||4 hours|
|Module 15||Navigating the Intercultural Development Continuum||4 hours|
|Module 16||The DIVER Tool||3 hours|
|Module 17||Effectiveness in the Classroom||3 hours|
|Module 18||Effectiveness in the Classroom Part 2||3 hours|
|Module 19||Facing Complex Power Dynamics||3 hours|
|Total Hours||120 hours|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! As an internationally recognized qualification to teach English abroad, a TEFL certification is a common requirement set by most international employers. While you may come across the occasional job posting where a TEFL certification is not explicitly listed as a requirement, being TEFL certified will help you stand out among other candidates when applying for jobs teaching English abroad.
This TEFL course is 100% online and self-paced. This means you can begin at any time, study at your own pace and complete the course alongside your work, school or family schedule!
A TEFL certification is the ESL qualification of choice for hiring schools all around the world, however, there’s no single international accrediting body in place (yet) to govern TEFL course standards.
No accrediting body also means there is no single organization regulating the quality of TEFL courses, so anyone can create and sell a TEFL course. This accounts for the huge range in both price and quality of the sometimes overwhelming number of TEFL course offerings currently on the market.
As a general rule, a reputable TEFL course should come in around the $1,000 USD mark.
On average, this TEFL course takes approximately 6-12 weeks to complete. However, the course is completely self-paced and students are given one year to complete it.
For more answers to common questions related to getting TEFL certified, check out our guide to TEFL certification.