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Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) some of our classroom TEFL courses have had to be postponed, whereas some are still ongoing and some have restarted in recent weeks. Please get in touch at hello@theteflacademy.com for specific location information. Students can start and complete the online portion of their course straight away (if full payment is made at the time of booking) and receive a level 5 168hr TEFL certificate. A 20hr certificate will be awarded upon completion of your classroom course to compliment your main level 5 qualification. Alternatively students can enrol on our our online-only course option here.
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  • Austin, Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University
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  • $420
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The USA's leading Combined TEFL course

The one and only course you need -168hrs and you're done!

What our combined level 5 TEFL course includes

  • 20-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Washington DC
  • 148-hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course to further your TEFL training (6 months' access)
  • Tutor support from EFL professionals
  • Help with finding TEFL Jobs abroad on completion of the course
  • All for just $345! (Was $690) *Offer ends 07/07/2020
  • All for just $420! (Was $840) *Offer ends 07/07/2020
TEFL Course Information

Learning to teach English as a foreign language and getting a job teaching abroad doesn’t mean you have to go back to school full-time. The TEFL Academy can help you get the qualifications you need by studying online in the comfort of your own home and spending 2 days in Austin with us.

The TEFL Academy can offer you a combined Level 5 TEFL CourseIt consists of 168 hours of study in total. 148 of them can be done online and the rest is made up of a face-to-face 20-hour course at the Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University.

The TEFL course is held over two days on a Saturday and a Sunday. An experienced, qualified TEFL teacher from The TEFL Academy will teach you about vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. you’ll learn about TEFL classroom management and planning your lessons. The classroom course will also give you a taste of what teaching is all about when you get the chance to do some TEFL teaching for yourself in an authentic classroom environment.

The second part of the TEFL course is online and consists of 11 units. You can work through it in a period of six months, although many of our students complete the course in around 4 to 6 weeks. One of our units is about teaching young learners and this is provided free of charge. Many other TEFL course providers make a charge for this.

Each unit has a test at the end to make sure you have understood what you have been taught. You will cover topics such as grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. The papers are marked by an experienced TEFL tutor who will give you any necessary feedback to help you get the best from the course.

Upon successful completion of the TEFL course in Austin and the online units, The TEFL Academy will send you your Level 5 combined TEFL Certificate which is equivalent to the Level 5 CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL qualification. You can then use our exclusive TEFL Jobs Board to look for work.

Reserve your place today in Austin for a small deposit of just $80. Once you have paid in full you’ll receive the online part of the TEFL course too.

Take the first step towards a bright new career in teaching English as a foreign language day and enroll for the Austin course today.

“Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized awarding body.”

Course Breakdown

Course modules and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Classroom Management
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Absolute Beginners
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Functions and Grammar in Context
  • Jobs & CVs
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice Preparation
  • Teaching Practice
Day 2 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
 

“Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized awarding body.”

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Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online portion of the course covers the theory of TEFL in more detail, such as teaching methods and grammar. The online course consists of 10 coursework and exam assessed modules. You have up to 6 months to complete the online course, but the average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks.

  • Lesson Planning
  • Vocabulary and Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking
  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching materials and Activities
  • Student Needs, Exams & Producing a Scheme of Work
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
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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. The minimum standard for most entry-level teaching positions is a 120-Hour TEFL Certificate, however to ensure our students can access the best global opportunities our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government).

Most countries around the world use the UK's standards, tests and guidelines for the teaching of English as a foreign language. This is why our course is regulated by the government of the UK, rather than the USA.

Our course has been approved by Ofqual as the same level as the CELTA & Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. This means our course is the most internationally recognised, accessible and affordable, TEFL qualification available in the USA.  

You will see many courses available that are shorter than 120-hours, these options are TEFL taster courses and will not be accepted by most employers. 

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities

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:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One-to-One Tuition 

“Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized awarding body.”

Tutor

Jenny Hardacre, Course Development Manager

Jenny started teaching in 1982, and was initially surprised to find that she really enjoyed teaching!

She was surprised to find English grammar really interesting. Her first job was in Turkey and there she discovered how fascinating it is to live in another country – quite different from being a tourist. After Turkey she worked in Greece and Spain, the Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia. She came back to the UK in 1990 and worked for a year teaching ESL to immigrants, which she loved. Apart from work she enjoys walking, cooking, gardening, reading and current affairs. She has plenty of advice for new teachers, but thinks the most important thing is to take a genuine interest in your students. It's much easier to teach people effectively when you know a bit about them - and much easier to learn from someone who really cares about your progress.

"My first job was in Turkey where I discovered how fascinating it is to live in another country."
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How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University
810 Red River St
Austin
TX 78701
USA

Tel: +1 347 434 9694
Email: austin@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

 
 
TEFL Course Information

Learning to teach English as a foreign language and getting a job teaching abroad doesn’t mean you have to go back to school full-time. The TEFL Academy can help you get the qualifications you need by studying online in the comfort of your own home and spending 2 days in Austin with us.

The TEFL Academy can offer you a combined Level 5 TEFL CourseIt consists of 168 hours of study in total. 148 of them can be done online and the rest is made up of a face-to-face 20-hour course at the Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University.

The TEFL course is held over two days on a Saturday and a Sunday. An experienced, qualified TEFL teacher from The TEFL Academy will teach you about vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. you’ll learn about TEFL classroom management and planning your lessons. The classroom course will also give you a taste of what teaching is all about when you get the chance to do some TEFL teaching for yourself in an authentic classroom environment.

The second part of the TEFL course is online and consists of 11 units. You can work through it in a period of six months, although many of our students complete the course in around 4 to 6 weeks. One of our units is about teaching young learners and this is provided free of charge. Many other TEFL course providers make a charge for this.

Each unit has a test at the end to make sure you have understood what you have been taught. You will cover topics such as grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. The papers are marked by an experienced TEFL tutor who will give you any necessary feedback to help you get the best from the course.

Upon successful completion of the TEFL course in Austin and the online units, The TEFL Academy will send you your Level 5 combined TEFL Certificate which is equivalent to the Level 5 CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL qualification. You can then use our exclusive TEFL Jobs Board to look for work.

Reserve your place today in Austin for a small deposit of just $80. Once you have paid in full you’ll receive the online part of the TEFL course too.

Take the first step towards a bright new career in teaching English as a foreign language day and enroll for the Austin course today.

Course Breakdown

Course modules and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Classroom Management
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Absolute Beginners
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Functions and Grammar in Context
  • Jobs & CVs
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice Preparation
  • Teaching Practice
Day 2 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
 
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Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online portion of the course covers the theory of TEFL in more detail, such as teaching methods and grammar. The online course consists of 10 coursework and exam assessed modules. You have up to 6 months to complete the online course, but the average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks.

  • Lesson Planning
  • Vocabulary and Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking
  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching materials and Activities
  • Student Needs, Exams & Producing a Scheme of Work
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources

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. The minimum standard for most entry-level teaching positions is a 120-Hour TEFL Certificate, however to ensure our students can access the best global opportunities our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government).

Most countries around the world use the UK's standards, tests and guidelines for the teaching of English as a foreign language. This is why our course is regulated by the government of the UK, rather than the USA.

Our course has been approved by Ofqual as the same level as the CELTA & Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. This means our course is the most internationally recognised, accessible and affordable, TEFL qualification available in the USA.  

You will see many courses available that are shorter than 120-hours, these options are TEFL taster courses and will not be accepted by most employers. 

Career opportunities

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:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One-to-One Tuition 
Tutor

Jenny Hardacre, Course Development Manager

Jenny started teaching in 1982, and was initially surprised to find that she really enjoyed teaching!

She was surprised to find English grammar really interesting. Her first job was in Turkey and there she discovered how fascinating it is to live in another country – quite different from being a tourist. After Turkey she worked in Greece and Spain, the Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia. She came back to the UK in 1990 and worked for a year teaching ESL to immigrants, which she loved. Apart from work she enjoys walking, cooking, gardening, reading and current affairs. She has plenty of advice for new teachers, but thinks the most important thing is to take a genuine interest in your students. It's much easier to teach people effectively when you know a bit about them - and much easier to learn from someone who really cares about your progress.

"My first job was in Turkey where I discovered how fascinating it is to live in another country."
How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University
810 Red River St
Austin
TX 78701
USA

Tel: %tel%
Email: austin@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

 
 

Accreditation FAQ

Will I need to complete an assignment, when enrolling to a Top Up Course?

There is an assignment in the final unit of the top-up course. If you have completed the level 5 course with us and have used a voucher to redeem your top-up course, you will not need to complete the assignment. If you have not completed a level 5 course with us or have paid for the top-up course then you will be required as part of the course to complete the assignment. 

Is the course accredited?

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. Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. 

Who are the DEAC?

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/

Who are Qualifi?

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 the USA. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in the USA may not be recognized 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

Who are Ofqual?

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 recognize Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulate qualifications like ours. An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognized worldwide and is highly respected by employers.

What is a level 5 qualification?

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. 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.

What does "regulated" mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognized by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. You can view our qualification on the Ofqual register here.

Why do other providers offer so many course options and different levels?

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!

What benefits does studying a regulated qualification offer learners?

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:

  • The staff delivering and assisting students are suitably qualified
  • The course provider has the resources to effectively deliver the qualification
  • The course itself effectively teaches and assesses the qualifications aims
  • The contents of the course have been written and designed by industry professionals and peer reviewed
  • The feedback and grades given to learners is fair, moderated and meets modern academic standards
  • Officially regulated by the UK government, therefore the qualification will be internationally recognized by schools, employers, foreign embassies and governments of most other countries.

How do I know if a qualification is regulated?

Any qualification that is officially recognized 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.

What's the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

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.

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Are cheap TEFL courses on daily deal websites like Groupon and Amazon too good to be true?

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:

  • Offer on-going support from experienced & qualified tutors
  • Have fair & moderated marking/grading systems
  • Develop and continually update quality course content & resources
  • Offer a course that leads to a government regulated qualification
  • Offer job support and on-going assistance after course completion

TEFL courses sold on daily deal websites are unregulated, unaccredited, lack academic credibility and will not be respected by employers.

Read our blog 'Are cheap TEFL courses too good to be true?'

Is a level 5 course always a level 5 course?

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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