250 hour Advanced TEFL Course
Course Fees - £395.00
Our most advanced TEFL course for those new to English teaching who want a premium qualification. Covers linguistics and phonology, giving you insight and skills beyond the scope of most courses. ** Now with free Teaching English in Church guide**
You’ll learn phonemic script, understand why different nationalities struggle with English pronunciation, how sounds are produced in the vocal tract, approaches to teaching language, the importance of intonation and stress – and plenty more. We link to some of the best audio and video to bring the course to life and illustrate key concepts.
- You wish to start teaching English abroad but want the most enhanced online TEFL possible
- You want to start from the beginning, on a course that assumes no prior grammar or teaching knowledge which then builds to a sophisticated, advanced level qualification
- You have an interest in how English works and the issues some nationalities face learning the language
- You are looking for an advanced qualification in TEFL and the option to purchase a prestigious ACTDEC Level 5 certificate
- You are looking for Christian input/content via Christian trainers and our teaching English in church guide
Why this course?
Our guided, tutor-supported programme gives you the chance to build on the essential components of English language teaching covered in your TEFL Premier course. You'll go deeper into the Phonetics, Phonology and Linguistics of our language to give you a fuller appreciation of your students’ needs, equipping you to help them improve their English while giving you a unique, high-level qualification to help you stand out in the TEFL world.
This course has received full ACTDEC accreditation. Please see 'Comments' tab above for ACTDEC assessor comments on the course.
How the course works
As soon as you register, you'll get directed to log in to your personal student area where you can message your tutor, download your course and view the latest TEFL jobs worldwide via our jobs feed.
After downloading your first module (there are 6 in total a final more in-depth written assignment) you can work offline when you want to. There are short tasks and in-depth activities throughout the course with exam questions at the end of each module.
When complete, simply upload your modules via your student area and get full feedback from your tutor.
Your final award is graded on the following scale: A, B or Pass and this is shown on your Christian TEFL Certificate.
Throughout the course you’ll be able to access live teaching segments, podcasts and links to some of the top EFL material on the web today to keep you interested & motivated. We've made this course as flexible and easy for you to access as possible.
Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please see the course eligibility requirements on our FAQ page. Remember you can always ask us if you are not sure about your level of English.
Applicants should be 17 years or older with a good standard of education or significant life experience. If you would like any advice on this, please contact us on +44 (0) 1392 346555.
This 7 module course is approx. 250 study hours and typically takes between 12-24 weeks to complete but you can go faster or slower than that if you wish. Because many of our trainees are balancing work/life commitments, we go at your speed and allow up to 18 months for course completion. You can check out what’s covered on your course on the course content page.
This comprehensive course covers the following areas in depth:
- Thinking about teaching
- What makes a good teacher ?
- What is TESOL ?
- Language Awareness Assessment
- Lesson Planning and Staging
- Reasons for Learning English
- Young Learners
- Materials 1
- Choosing Materials
- Course books
- Teaching the Basic Skills 1
- Teaching Grammar 1- the Present Tense
- The Present Simple
- Teaching the verb 'to be'
- The Present Continuous
- Exam Question
- Classroom Management 1
- Classroom Layout + Warmers
- Classroom Planning
- Preparation and Setting Objectives
- Homework and Discipline
- Groupwork and Pairwork
- Teaching the Basic Skills 2
- Controlled and Semi-controlled Writing
- Free Practice Writing
- Teaching Vocabulary 1
- Approaches to Vocabulary Lessons
- Storage and Retrieval
- Teaching Grammar 2- the Past Tense
- the Past Simple
- the Past Continuous
- Regular and Irregular Verbs
- Auxiliary Verbs
- Exam Question
- Teaching the Basic Skills 3 - Listening
- Listening Comprehension
- Other Listening Ideas
- Working with Video
- Teaching Grammar 3 - the Future
- Making Predictions
- Plans and Intentions
- Instant Decisions
- Future Facts
- Making Arrangements
- Teaching Grammar 3 - Passives
- Teaching Functional English
- Requests and Offers
- Obligation and Advice
- Classroom Management 2
- Spoken and Written Correction
- Classroom Sensitivity
- The world of EFL/Career Advice
- Getting your first Job
- Exam Question
- Teaching the Basic Skills 4 - Speaking and Pronunciation
- Giving Instructions
- Consensus Seeking Activities
- Stress and Intonation
- Teaching Grammar 4 - the Perfect Tenses
- The Present Perfect
- The Past Perfect
- The Future Perfect
- Teaching Grammar 4 - the Conditionals
- Teaching Vocabulary 2
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Antonyms and Synonyms
- Confidence in the Classroom
- Teaching Your First Lesson
- Teaching Exam classes
- Exam Questions
- Introduction to Speech Production
- Speech Production Mechanisms
- How we Articulate Sounds
- Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants
- The Tongue
- The Glottis and the Glottal Stop
- Points of Articulation
- Manner of Articulation
- Cardinal Vowels
- Long and Short Vowels in English
- Sentence Stress
- Strong and Weak Forms
- Tone, Pitch and Intonation
- Functions of Intonation
- Liaison (Juncture)
- Sentence Stress and Rhythm
- Linguistics, an introduction
- A Brief History of Linguistics
- History of Language Teaching
- Grammar / Translation Method
- Direct or Natural Method
- Functional Approach
- Communicative Approach
- Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Semantics and Etymology
- Multilingual Speech Communities
- Language Variation
- Code Switching
- Language and Power
- Applied Linguistics
- Applied Linguistics and Pragmatics
- How can languages best be learned and taught?
- How can technology be used?
- Language Acquisition and Development
- Nature vs. Nurture
- Acquisition or Learning?
- Corpus Linguistics
Choose 1 from 5 Linguistics or Phonetics topics for a 3000 word essay.
The module 5 was really interesting and useful. Once again an amazingly clear helpful, well thought out study booklet. I have used some ideas from it with my students. In particular my studies gave me inspiration as to how best to help a Cantonese year 8 deaf student! I used the online phonemic chart for him and the “shwa” exercises, too with most of my students. I then printed the chart and highlighted with a red pen any problem areas. When my headmistress needed feedback on the deaf pupil’s progress I had organs of speech chart /”shwa” exercises and annotated phonemic chart print out already in the pupils file to show her. She was amazed and delighted!
Great clarity: the reader knows what is being presented, why, and what is expected from them, and where they are in relation to everything else in the course - clear well-thought out progression
The course contains super visual reinforcement of concepts through YouTube videos that are normally real 'live' teaching situations. There is continual encouragement for 'Further Research' for those wishing to go a bit deeper / build up their teaching material/examples, as well as many original teaching ideas.
There is continual support and reassurance and students are always clear how many points are awarded for a certain tasks.
Deputy Chair of the ACTDEC Independent Accreditation Panel:
Ian Marvin BA(Jt Hons), MA(ELT)
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A Christian TEFL certificate is awarded free of charge upon successful completion. If you feel that it is not helpful to have the word 'Christian' displayed on your certificate, you can opt for an equivalent TEFL certificate from our sister organisation, Global English, instead.
An additional, external level 5 certificate awarded by ACTDEC is optional upon successful completion for £30 (PDF). ACTDEC accreditation means you and employers can be assured that this course has met strict, external quality criteria.
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