The TEFL Academy has courses running every month in locations throughout the USA. Our Combined Level 5 Course will give you the qualification you need to teach English abroad and in the USA. Click a location below to find out course dates.
The TEFL Academy is the USA's leading provider of combined level 5 TEFL courses, regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and internationally recognised. The course consists of 20 hours of face-to-face tuition and 148 hours of online independent learning which will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the TEFL industry. This combined approach makes sure your qualification will be internationally recognised by all TEFL employers. On completion of the course, you will be fully qualified to teach children and adults, so you’ll have endless opportunities for employment across the globe. You can choose jobs based abroad or here in the USA.
The first section of the course is the 20 hours of face-to-face tuition, which takes place over one weekend. The aim of this course is to understand the basics of TEFL and benefit from group learning and peer feedback. Your professional EFL tutor will build your confidence to a level where you will feel confident standing up in front of your first class. From here you will advance to the online part of the course which covers the theory of TEFL in more detail, such as teaching methods and grammar, and consists of eleven mandatory units. All eleven units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 10 and 11 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You have up to 6 months to complete the course, but the average student completes the course within 4–6 weeks.
The TEFL Academy course is designed to cover every aspect of teaching English, from lesson planning to applying for your first TEFL role abroad. It is one of the most in-depth TEFL courses available, passing on the most information in the shortest time frame possible.