What are the advantages of online TEFL courses v face-to-face TEFL courses?

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Online TEFL courses are the most flexible way to get TEFL qualified. Face-to-Face TEFL courses offer more in-depth training with a focus on teaching practice.

The advantages of online TEFL courses

Flexibility The online-only version of The TEFL Academy’s course is the most flexible way to get TEFL qualified and is designed to fit around you. Study in your own time with help and support from our dedicated tutor team. This is ideal if you are in full-time employment or generally have a busy lifestyle. You have up to 6 months to complete the online course, but the average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks. So, you’ll have plenty of time to get TEFL qualified! Access from anywhere You can access your online TEFL course from anywhere in the world – all you need is a computer and an Internet connection. This is particularly useful for those already living abroad or for those who have decided to get TEFL qualified after setting off to travel. Tutor support You’ll get help and support from our dedicated tutor team.

The advantages of face-to-face TEFL courses

More in-depth training with a focus on teaching practice Face-to-face TEFL courses offer more in-depth training with a focus on teaching practice, a key element when preparing to be an English as a foreign language teacher. The TEFL Academy’s combined TEFL course is particularly suitable if you feel you would benefit from face-to-face tuition, including the chance to practise all you have learnt in the classroom. You will get the opportunity to learn through group work and gain peer-to-peer teaching experience. This 10-hour classroom course will build your confidence to a level where you will feel comfortable standing up in front of your first class. You’ll also study the rest of the course online with dedicated tutor support. You have up to 6 months to complete the online course, but the average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks. So, you’ll have plenty of time to get TEFL qualified!   The TEFL Academy’s Level 5 online and Level 5 combined courses offer a recognised TEFL qualification. The TEFL Academy’s Level 5 Online TEFL Course and Level 5 Combined TEFL Course lead to a recognised TEFL qualification. The TEFL Academy’s 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 recognised awarding body. Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. After successful completion of our TEFL course, you’ll be presented with an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), so it’s the only qualification you need!

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