Mark Hurney, Senior Trainer
Mark had a career in law before wandering off to teach on 5 continents.
"the best thing he did in teacher development was learn another language"
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Get the opportunity to live and work abroad while teaching English as a foreign language now!
We will assist you with the tools you need to begin your teaching journey here at The TEFL Academy. You can take your TEFL course right here in Perth. The Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is taken in two parts—the first half is done in the classroom while the other is done online. The first is conducted face-to-face with our dedicated TEFL professionals at the Travelodge in Perth. It is available class and will take a total of 20 hours to complete. The online classes are completed according to your own schedule, with the assistance of our team of TEFL professionals.
Gain a deeper understanding of teaching English as a foreign language with the TEFL course in Perth. During the first part of this TEFL course, we will teach you methods of carrying out lessons, techniques for planning a lesson and what is recommended to include in those lessons. You will also have the opportunity to sharpen your teaching capabilities and do some actual teaching yourself.
Consisting of 148 hours of study, the second part of the course is completed online. You will learn more of the theory regarding TEFL and the English language. You will determine how much time it takes to complete this online TEFL course. A maximum of six months will be given to you to (most students usually take four to six weeks).
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. Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body.
An internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours) that is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) will be awarded to you upon successful completion of the TEFL course. This certificate has also been approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. You can then immediately start to apply for jobs around the world on 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.
Your journey to teaching abroad begins here! A small deposit of $100 is all that is needed to reserve your place on a Perth 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:
"the best thing he did in teacher development was learn another language"
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. Mick, our trainer, was excellent. He was highly engaging, knowledgeable and a great role model. The combination of theory and practical classroom skills and strategies was just right. The group dynamics were friendly and positive. Over all, the course has inspired me to continue with English language teaching. Many thanks!
A. Mick was highly engaging, very knowledgeable and experienced and gave us lots of great teaching ideas and advice. He generated positive and friendly group dynamics.
A. Mick was a great teacher - engaging, informative, challenged the group and supported those who needed a bit more help. The variety of students (age, cultural background, skills/professions) and good size class (15) -created a great dynamic. Location - Travelodge was great.
A. Mick was very experienced and had lots of tips that he managed to share throughout - also highlighting key texts/further reading, beneficial things to focus on whilst teaching and things to avoid! He was engaging, fun and created an open atmosphere.
A. I personally appreciated his international experience in the industry. I also found his passion for grammar especially helpful.
A. The tutor was very knowledgable and experienced. He introduced the quality of the Level 5 TEFL course receiving approvals from world-class bodies, explained within the bounds of the syllabus covered, and answered students' doubts and queries using top-notch skills and information. The trainer shared his experiences in grammar and novel writings that received so much recommendations in teaching core skills of English. The trainer was very friendly, humorous and firm with the students, having focus-oriented pedagogies on the learning outcomes of the lessons.
A. The course is full on for two days but our Teacher Michael had a sense of humor which kept us engaged throughout the course. He was very experienced and knew what he was talking about. We learnt a lot from him
A. The instructor was very kind and painted an accurate picture of what teaching might be like for someone new to TEFL.
A. Michael provided an informative and well-developed session, bringing to the class his obvious wealth of experience and academic knowledge. Michael's real-world insights provided a genuine learning experience which allowed the students to develop realistic, yet positive expectations of a TEFL role.
A. The teaching was clear and engaging, and Michael went above and beyond to give us helpful hints and tips. The other students I worked with during the classes were great too. The content was delivered clearly and we had to put our learning into practice.
A. Michael delivered the lessons very well, speaking clearly and with character rather than just reciting information. He was engaging and thought-provoking.
A. Very good, lots of interactions, plenty of energy which made for a lesson that held my attention.
A. He was engaging, knowledgeable and experienced.
A. Cha (trainer) presented a very good workshop. I felt comfortable asking questions when in doubt or I didn't know something, and she involved everyone in discussions and the lesson. The class was a very good mix of abilities and ages and the location/venue was excellent.
A. Cha was very friendly and accommodating of different students needs and abilities. She is a very good teacher. Cha explained content of the online component in greater detail putting the online learning in greater context and easier to understand.