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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 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 01/19/2021
  • All for just $440! (Was $880) *Offer ends 19/01/2021

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 Washington DC with us.

The TEFL Academy can offer you a combined Level 5 TEFL Course. It 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 Holiday Inn Washington DC – Central/White House.

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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC course today.

“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 eleven mandatory units.  All eleven units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 10 and 11 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You have up to 6 months to complete the course, but the average student completes the course within 4–6 weeks.

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 Listening
  • 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
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners
  • 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 

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

Brendon Albertson, Senior Trainer

Brendon earned an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Connecticut State University, and has been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years in China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.

His students have included adult business people, high school and college students, kindergarten and elementary school children, and immigrants living in Boston.  In addition to teaching abroad, Brendon volunteered on organic rice farms in Japan, joined a dance group with security guards in Southern China, and learned to make kimchi in Korea.  

Recently, Brendon was the lead teacher at a non-profit organization assisting immigrants with finding employment and college opportunities in the Boston area, and he currently teaches at a private international high school just outside Boston.  

Brendon is passionate about teaching students how to learn on their own, and enjoys helping new teachers find their own strengths and teaching style.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and enjoys learning about how students' native languages influence their ideas and personality.  

His one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill.  Brendon would like to encourage everyone to try teaching EFL abroad, as you can learn so much at the same time!

"My one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill"
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The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Holiday Inn Washington DC Central/White House,
1501 Rhode Island Avenue,
NW, Washington,
DC 20005,
USA

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

Click here for a map

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

 
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 Washington DC with us.

The TEFL Academy can offer you a combined Level 5 TEFL Course. It 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 Holiday Inn Washington DC – Central/White House.

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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC course today.

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 eleven mandatory units.  All eleven units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 10 and 11 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You have up to 6 months to complete the course, but the average student completes the course within 4–6 weeks.

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 Listening
  • 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
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners
  • 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

Brendon Albertson, Senior Trainer

Brendon earned an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Connecticut State University, and has been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years in China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.

His students have included adult business people, high school and college students, kindergarten and elementary school children, and immigrants living in Boston.  In addition to teaching abroad, Brendon volunteered on organic rice farms in Japan, joined a dance group with security guards in Southern China, and learned to make kimchi in Korea.  

Recently, Brendon was the lead teacher at a non-profit organization assisting immigrants with finding employment and college opportunities in the Boston area, and he currently teaches at a private international high school just outside Boston.  

Brendon is passionate about teaching students how to learn on their own, and enjoys helping new teachers find their own strengths and teaching style.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and enjoys learning about how students' native languages influence their ideas and personality.  

His one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill.  Brendon would like to encourage everyone to try teaching EFL abroad, as you can learn so much at the same time!

"My one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill"
How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Holiday Inn Washington DC Central/White House,
1501 Rhode Island Avenue,
NW, Washington,
DC 20005,
USA

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

Click here for a map

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

 

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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