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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 complement your main level 5 qualification. Alternatively students can enrol on our our online-only course option here and combine with our 10hr teaching practice webinar.
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The USA's leading level 5 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 Philadelphia
  • 148-hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course to further your TEFL training (6 months' access)
  • Free 30-Hour Top-up Course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1
  • 198 hours of TEFL training
  • Level 5 DEAC (U.S. Department of Education recognized body) approved qualification
  • Tutor support from EFL professionals
  • Help with finding TEFL Jobs abroad on completion of the course
  • All for just $680!

Feeling uninspired and unfulfilled by your current job? Then living and working abroad teaching English as a foreign language might be the perfect position for you!

At The TEFL Academy in Philadelphia, we offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). In just 20 hours spanning over the course of 2 days at the Windsor Suites, our highly qualified instructors will teach you in a face-to-face setting. Upon completion, you will be able to finish the rest of the TEFL course online, where our expert TEFL instructors will offer valuable insight and help when needed.

The classroom course in Philadelphia will instruct you on how to put together and implement an ideal lesson plan. Most importantly, you will also have the opportunity to teach a lesson. Teaching will offer you a greater understanding of how rewarding it is to teach English as a foreign language.

You can continue the 148 study hours over a span of six months or just a few weeks. It should be noted that many students complete it in less than six weeks’ time. What will you learn during the online course? The theory of TEFL, as well as valuable grammar and vocabulary instruction.

Upon completion of the TEFL course, you will be given a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is acknowledged around the world. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the critiera 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 recognized awarding body. Be sure to visit our TEFL Jobs Board to begin applying for jobs worldwide once you have received your final grade. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrollments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching 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.

If you love to travel and want to make a difference in people’s lives, then don’t delay! You can enroll in your TEFL course in Philadelphia by putting down an $80 deposit. 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.

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

Course units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • 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.”

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

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).

Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources

Course options explained

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. 

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.”

Ellen Polsky, TEFL Trainer

Ellen Polsky has been teaching and training teachers since 1977. Her first job was in Cali, Colombia, where she taught students aged between 16 and 65.

Since then, she has worked at Temple University, the University of Colorado, and two non-profit organizations. In addition to teaching English as an Additional/Foreign Language, Ellen has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics. She has extensive experience training new and experienced teachers in basic literacy skills and adult education. Ellen has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Linguistics and a Master's degree in Foundations of Bilingual/Multicultural Education, with a TESOL emphasis. Though she has administered, coordinated, and directed ESL programs at universities and non-profit organizations, her passion is teaching and training teachers. Ellen currently teaches ESL and Linguistics, tutors professionals who have been relocated to the Philadelphia area, and trains both volunteers and those who plan to teach abroad. Teaching has always been Ellen's passion. She feels that she learns as much from her students as they learn from her.

"Teaching has always been my passion and I feel that I learn as much from my students as they learn from me."
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The TEFL Academy course is held at:

The Windsor Suites
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia
PA 19103
USA

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

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Boston
TEFL Courses in New York

 
TEFL Course Information

Feeling uninspired and unfulfilled by your current job? Then living and working abroad teaching English as a foreign language might be the perfect position for you!

At The TEFL Academy in Philadelphia, we offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). In just 20 hours spanning over the course of 2 days at the Windsor Suites, our highly qualified instructors will teach you in a face-to-face setting. Upon completion, you will be able to finish the rest of the TEFL course online, where our expert TEFL instructors will offer valuable insight and help when needed.

The classroom course in Philadelphia will instruct you on how to put together and implement an ideal lesson plan. Most importantly, you will also have the opportunity to teach a lesson. Teaching will offer you a greater understanding of how rewarding it is to teach English as a foreign language.

You can continue the 148 study hours over a span of six months or just a few weeks. It should be noted that many students complete it in less than six weeks’ time. What will you learn during the online course? The theory of TEFL, as well as valuable grammar and vocabulary instruction.

Upon completion of the TEFL course, you will be given a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is acknowledged around the world. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the critiera 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 recognized awarding body. Be sure to visit our TEFL Jobs Board to begin applying for jobs worldwide once you have received your final grade. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrollments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching 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.

If you love to travel and want to make a difference in people’s lives, then don’t delay! You can enroll in your TEFL course in Philadelphia by putting down an $80 deposit. 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.

Course Breakdown

Course units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • 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 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).

Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources

Course options explained

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. 

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

Ellen Polsky, TEFL Trainer

Ellen Polsky has been teaching and training teachers since 1977. Her first job was in Cali, Colombia, where she taught students aged between 16 and 65.

Since then, she has worked at Temple University, the University of Colorado, and two non-profit organizations. In addition to teaching English as an Additional/Foreign Language, Ellen has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics. She has extensive experience training new and experienced teachers in basic literacy skills and adult education. Ellen has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Linguistics and a Master's degree in Foundations of Bilingual/Multicultural Education, with a TESOL emphasis. Though she has administered, coordinated, and directed ESL programs at universities and non-profit organizations, her passion is teaching and training teachers. Ellen currently teaches ESL and Linguistics, tutors professionals who have been relocated to the Philadelphia area, and trains both volunteers and those who plan to teach abroad. Teaching has always been Ellen's passion. She feels that she learns as much from her students as they learn from her.

"Teaching has always been my passion and I feel that I learn as much from my students as they learn from me."
How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

The Windsor Suites
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia
PA 19103
USA

Tel: %tel%​
Email: philadelphia@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Boston
TEFL Courses in New York

 

Accreditation FAQ

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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