Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor?
A. He was engaging and obviously had many years experience teaching overseas (which is my reason for completing the TEFL).
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Do you know teaching English as a foreign language can open doors to jobs all around the world? You can become an English foreign language teacher in a matter of months.
The TEFL Academy has a combined Level 5 TEFL Course which you can study in your own time.
There’s 168 hours of study which is split up into two parts. The first part is an intensive TEFL weekend course lasting 20 hours which will take place at the ibis Hotel Adelaide.
During the weekend you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced tutor and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including class management, planning and how to teach to people from different parts of the world. You will also do some teaching yourself, which is a big advantage when you are eventually ready to look for work.
The second part of the course consists of 148 hours of study online. This means you can take the course without having to leave your current job and you can take your time. You have up to six months to complete the second part, but many students choose to complete the course in a matter of 4 to 6 weeks.
There are ten units to work through and you’ll learn about grammar, vocabulary, lesson planning and all other aspects of teaching English as a foreign language.
We are the world's only TEFL course provider that has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and the U.K. Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.
Once you have successfully completed both parts of the course, The TEFL Academy will award you a Level 5 combined TEFL Certificate. This is equivalent to the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity Cert/TESOL qualifications. With this certificate you can search our jobs board to secure work in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond. Also we offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1. You will then be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against your chosen course.
All you need to do is book your place today in Adelaide with a small deposit of just $80. This will secure your place at the weekend course and set you on the path to a recognised TEFL qualification. Make the deposit now, It’s just $80 and in a short time you could be teaching English as a foreign language.
The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 - 6 weeks (when studied full time).
With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).
A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.
You will see many TEFL courses available that are at levels lower than level 5, although these may be accepted by some recruiters, students wishing to gain access to top employers with the best jobs and working conditions should complete a level 5 TEFL qualification.
All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.
With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.
You will be qualified to teach:
In a range of educational settings such as:
Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.
The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by Qualifi an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, a UK government department) regulated awarding body. Qualifi have robust quality assurance systems and procedures in place which all course providers must successfully pass in order to be accredited under the scheme.
Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside Australia. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in Australia may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy has chosen Qualifi, as they offer international accreditation for training course providers.
You can find out more about Qualifi on their website: https://qualifi.net
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Ofqual is a non-ministerial UK government department.
You can verify our qualification on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications here.
Ofqual recognise Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulate qualifications like ours. An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded in 1926 and is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor. DEAC's goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it approves by requiring compliance with its published standards, policies and procedures.
Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.
You can find out more about the DEAC on their website: https://www.deac.org/
When you hear about “levels” this refers to the UK government’s framework for qualifications. This framework allows learners studying UK government regulated qualifications to understand where their qualification sits in comparison to other qualifications. Our course is a level 5 qualification, which is the same as a diploma or foundation degree, one step above a-levels, but below a university degree. Our course is the same level as the CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL qualifications.
A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. You can view our qualification on the Ofqual register here.
The simple answer is, we just don't know! Recruiters offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.
We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we offer just one course, exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!
Choosing to study a regulated qualification is your guarantee of quality. Course providers offering regulated qualifications must comply with very tough quality assurance rules and procedures. This ensures that:
Any qualification that is officially recognised by the UK government will sit on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. Make sure to ask your course provider to provide a link to the register for their qualification.
You can view our qualification on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications here.
TEFL and TESOL are both acronyms for teaching English to non-native English speakers. Both acronyms can be used to describe qualifications which certify you to teach English as a foreign language. To a large extent, "TEFL" and "TESOL" are used interchangeably.
Offering a high quality TEFL course that provides students with qualified tutors and leads to a government regulated qualification doesn't come cheap! Course providers selling on daily deal websites must heavily discount their course fees and then split what they make 50/50 with the deal portal such as Groupon, Wowcher & Amazon.
With such small revenues it’s impossible for TEFL course providers selling on daily deal websites to:
TEFL courses sold on daily deal websites are unregulated, unaccredited, lack academic credibility and will not be respected by employers.
You may see cheap TEFL courses advertised online that claim to be a “level”, such as “Level 5 140-Hour TEFL Course” (often advertised on daily deal websites), unfortunately these courses are not the level they claim to be and are highly misleading.
The level of a course tells learners where the qualification sits on the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). If a course is not listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications, then it is not really a level at all. You can find our qualification on the register here.
Make sure you ask any TEFL training provider that claims to be offering a “level” of TEFL course to provide a link to the Register of Regulated Qualifications. If they cannot provide this, then the qualification is not the level they claim it to be and will not be accepted by foreign embassies and employers.
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A. He was engaging and obviously had many years experience teaching overseas (which is my reason for completing the TEFL).
A. Jane was focussed, engaging; broke the aspects of teaching lessons down into intelligible bits for us- I never felt overwhelmed or that I couldn't cope. Made everyone feel welcome; encouraged us to be inclusive and non-judgemental of each other.
A. We covered a lot of ground, there was clear instruction, we were given both handouts and descriptions on a whiteboard. We each had an opportunity to practice, in front of our class, the lesson to be learnt. We were given critical, useful feedback.
A. Jane was knowledgeable, had a sense of humour, helpful and sensitive to students weaknesses, which she tried to correct, by encouraging a different approach.
A. I got great advice and I learned a lot about teaching in just 2 days.
A. She was a great example of a teacher for all of us. She was very understanding and explained things very well.
A. i felt the course was really fun the whole class was laughing constantly through it as the teacher incorporated a lot of humour into the learning which made it more relaxed and easier to learn... there was a lot of content to take it but it was taught in a very logical and fluent way, i felt the whole class knew why we were doing what we were doing the whole time. 9am-7pm sounds like a long time to sit in a room but it just flew by :)
A. She was brilliant she brought a lot of humour into her teaching which created a relaxed environment making it easier to learn. She made it very clear why she was doing things which we did not necessarily realise at first i.e walking away from the class to create a student centered learning environment. She was very conscious to include everyone in the volunteering, who she directed her voice to and jumbling up groups to ensure everyone worked with everyone.
A. The course I attended was faultless. Engaging, fun and informative with plenty of opportunity to practise the skills you learn.
A. It was obvious my tutor was passionate about what she does. She made every activity interesting, could judge when we needed a break and regularly gave us fair feedback.
A. I really enjoyed the classroom element of the course because it was interesting, full of all the information needed and it was an opportunity to meet new people.
A. Our tefl tutor was friendly and easy to talk to. Also answered all of our questions.
A. Teacher was very good, learnt a lot from watching her. Rachel Thornberry gave many hints and tips of what she had learnt over the years. Her method of teaching us Turkish to demonstrate how we would teach foreigners English was excellent.
A. Rachel was professional, totally prepared, made the lesson interesting and was motivating to all students before and after the practical teaching demonstrations we had to carry out.
A. The course was organized very well. I was put at ease straight away with the Ice Breaker. The Tutor was very thorough. We were organized into balanced groups which made the experience very enjoyable. At various point in the course I felt it was very intense, but the Tutor kept it lighthearted at key moments. I did not feel it was negatively competitive, therefore, everybody jelled well with light competition between the groups.
A. Mark was very thorough and explained various details in depth. He brought the group together very quickly. His timing was very good, organized and very professional.