James Jenkin, TEFL Trainer
James has been involved in TEFL for over twenty years as a teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum designer and school manager.
"James is an IELTS examiner and has an MA in Applied Linguistics."
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Get out of your comfort zone and see the world while teaching English as a foreign language!
Here at The TEFL Academy we have TEFL courses in Melbourne that will take you on a journey around the world before you know it. We offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). The course is broken into two parts, the first is delivered here in Melbourne and takes 20 hours to complete—usually over 2 days. You’ll be taught by our team of qualified TEFL trainers in the comfort of the Mantra on Southbank in Melbourne. The remainder of the course is delivered online, and can be taken at your own pace. Fear not, our team of qualified TEFL trainers will still be on hand to assist you.
During the face-to-face course, you’ll learn how to plan lessons, what to include in your lessons, how to deliver lessons to your students and even get the chance to do some teaching yourself. All of this will give you a great feeling as to what life is like as an English teacher.
You can take the remainder of the course online, and there is a total of 148 hours of online study to complete. Do it at your own pace, with a maximum time limit of six months (average completion time is four to six weeks). You’ll learn more of the theory in this part of the course with grammar, vocabulary and more being taught to you.
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.
After you’ve finished, you will be given an internationally recognised qualification that is approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL qualification. Your Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours) is Ofqual (UK government) regulated. This will be your passport to finding new jobs, just check out our TEFL Jobs Board. Also on successful completion of your TEFL course, 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 be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against your chosen course.
Here is your chance to change your life. Travel the world, gain new experiences and earn a good wage. Pay $100 to reserve your place on our next Melbourne TEFL course. Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.
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:
"James is an IELTS examiner and has an MA in Applied Linguistics."
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. The in class part of my certificate really had exceeded all my expectations. I honestly thought it was just going to be a teacher just throwing info at you for 2 days straight. But it was so interactive and our teacher was incredible!
A. Absolutely friendly, very informative and really kept everything interesting!
A. James was fantastic, I could see how he was using all of the principles he was teaching us while he was teaching and it was very demonstrative and helped reinforce my belief in the techniques themselves. I had a lot of fun in general, everyone in the course was very positive and fun to learn/work with so it was a good time.
A. Mark made learning fun yet imparted so much information to us. He was positive yet constructive with feedback. I think he made each and every one of us feel like we would be great teachers like him
A. Our teacher James provided a lot of interesting and useful information over the course of the two days. He presented the information clearly and in a way that made the 2 days exciting and not intimidating.
A. James' teaching style, knowledge and experience along with his general positivity was very inspiring and helpful at this stage in the learning process.
A. It was an amazing time in the classroom, the teaching was excellent and I left feeling a lot more confident as a new teacher. As well as meeting many like minded new teachers!
A. Wonderful teacher, communicated excellently and got us involved really well and provided useful and encouraging feedback.
A. James was fantastic. His experience was evident. Both days were well paced and interesting. I was engaged the entire time (difficult in a classroom environment!). He also demonstrated so many useful classroom techniques that I can use going forward. He encouraged us but also pointed out what else we could have done to improve our lessons. Big thanks to James!
A. Brett was a fantastic facilitator and the course delivery was really engaging and practical. I feel like I'll actually use the skills I learned.
A. Brett was engaging, charismatic, and really knowledgeable. He was fantastic at connecting with students on a personal level but also kept the lessons flowing really well.
A. Excellent teacher/facilitator. Focused lessons and good momentum to sessions (time passed quickly). Excellent balance of teacher talk and student practice. Practical, motivating, enjoyable activities, but also provided a high level of rigour to prepare students. Provision of time for students to practise teaching lessons was excellent. Working in pairs and groups helped the students to bond and really benefit from each others' experience. Overall, a fantastic experience. I left the course on a high, feeling motivated, excited and knowledgeable about teaching English. Thank you so much :)
A. James was an excellent model of what teaching should look like. His skills are of a high level in every way and he supported and motivated us to get the best out of the two days. Many thanks
A. James was a great teacher. We had enough breaks so weren't too tired. Lots of group activities. Learnt new things.
A. James was awesome. Enthusiastic, funny, knew his stuff.
A. The teacher, Mark, was an extremely passionate, lively person who made the whole class very exciting. The course went over almost everything covered in the online course so I could consolidate my learning. We were allowed to try all the learning methods for ourselves and get a taste for what it is like to teach. Overall extremely satisfied with the guidance of the teacher and what we covered!
A. As mentioned before he was very passionate about his job and guided the content of the lessons very well. He answered all my questions about his experiences and gave great tips for the future.