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Are you stuck in an unfulfilling job? Do you want to take your career in a different direction? You could be working abroad teaching English as a foreign language!
The TEFL Academy can help you to learn everything you need to know about teaching English as a foreign language and, through our TEFL courses in York, you can develop the essential skills that will take you on the first steps to an adventurous new career. The Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) offers students everything they need to become a fully-fledged TEFL professional.
The first step is to attend our 20-hour weekend course at the Park Inn in York, which will be delivered by a talented professional TEFL trainer. You then complete the remainder of the course over the internet at a time and place to fit in with your schedule and lifestyle. However, you won't be left on your own, since you will receive plenty of support from our helpful and dedicated tutors online.
Our face-to-face TEFL courses in York will provide you with the vital basic skills you need to begin your career as a TEFL professional. You'll find out more about the best way to plan and deliver a lesson while getting plenty of opportunities to try out your own teaching skills. There's no better way to get an insight into the rewarding career that could be yours when you start teaching English as a foreign language.
The online TEFL course consists of 148 study hours, which must be completed within a six-month period. You can spread out your sessions over that time frame, or complete all of the units in just a few weeks—the choice is yours. In the internet-based course, you will learn more about the theory of TEFL with an emphasis on key elements such as English grammar and vocabulary.
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.
Once you complete your TEFL course successfully, you'll be awarded your Ofqual (UK government) regulated Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is a qualification that is universally recognised throughout the world. This certificate is also approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL. Then you can start searching our TEFL Jobs Board! We also offer you the opportunity to speciaise 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.
Does the idea of earning a great wage while you explore the world appeal to you? Then enrol on one of our TEFL courses in York. For a small deposit of £50 you could take your first steps towards a thrilling new career. 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 including in the UK.
You will be qualified to teach:
In a range of educational settings such as:
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 the UK. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in the UK 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. 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.
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. Christine was a very professional teacher with a huge amount of experience to impart.
A. The course was both engaging and thorough, covering all of the queries that I had arrived with. It dovetailed perfectly with the online material. Even the choice of venue was convenient.
A. Our teacher, Helen, was very experienced, personable and professional. In addition to the excellent content, she shared with us some real-world classroom examples and even discussed potential career choices.
A. I felt that we were given sufficient training in the time we had and useful materials were provided.
A. Helen was very informative, enthusiastic and had years worth of teaching English as a foreign language.
A. Christine was encouraging and great at explaining the confusing topic of grammar. She delivered our class in a fun and entertaining way. We had some good discussion and got the chance to learn for an experienced tutor. I also enjoyed it as I got to take to like-minded people and now feel I have a support group of people to bounce ideas off of. We all became so close over the two days and agreed that we wished the course was all classroom based so we could stay together a little longer. I had a fab time and will recommend this course to others. Thank you so much Christine.
A. She was fantastic and was able to give a few examples from her own teaching experience.
A. I felt valued as a student, and the information was relevant and useful to me.
A. She was professional and thorough, but also friendly and easy to work with.
A. The face-to-face class was a great way to reinforce what I've learnt so far on the online course.
A. Christine was an excellent teacher - I really enjoyed being in her class. She was really lovely and obviously knowledgeable about the TEFL industry.
A. Overall, I thought the classroom element of the course was extremely useful as it helps you understand the modules and assignments a lot more. The classroom tutor was excellent and very helpful with all aspects of the course.
A. I thought she did a remarkable job. The tutor was very clear with everything she explained and helped a lot with anything you were unsure about.
A. The activities and group learning format were introduced and implemented incredibly thoroughly. The method by which the grammar and vocabulary was taught was of the highest standard I have ever experienced in adult learning. All questioning and discussion from the group was tackled extensively and in a comprehensive, inclusive manner. The material being taught was also put across with a degree of professionalism so high that it allowed me to form further ideas on potential teaching techniques outside of simply English language. When considering the 2 days that the course was combined into, I feel that the extent of the classroom techniques demonstrated far exceeded what would normally be expected inside of the time limit. I could not recommend the TEFL tutor more highly to friends and colleagues seeking educational training.
A. The tutor both commanded and encouraged the groups' attention from the moment everyone was assembled in the class. This allowed for an immediate sense of congeniality within the group, which established a fluid and relaxed learning format and enabled me to absorb myself totally in the language process. Language techniques were demonstrated in a way that was both stimulating and enlightening. And in a manner which enabled the class to involve themselves individually with the content, whilst still maintaining a fluid learning process for the entire group. Aside from the body of knowledge on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation I was able to gain from this class, it was an exemplary demonstration of the standard of practice required to teach English Language.
A. The depth of the subject material went far beyond what was anticipated and I was provided with comprehensive charts on phonemics, verbs and pronunciation. The extent of the materials provided for the presentations by the tutor was also hugely beneficial when fulfilling the exercises.
A. Excellent tutor, well organised course and material, good location and venue
A. Absolutely excellent course content, pace, organisation and materials, well presented and comprehensive in all aspects.
A. The teacher who took the course was fantastic, the learning environment was very well created and comfortable, my course peers were easy to work along side, and I had an enjoyable and educational weekend.
A. She was very friendly, had a great teaching method, taught us the main areas I was most concerned with and was more then happy to help us in all ways possible. I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.