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TESOL / TESL / TEFL

Online Training

If you are looking for quality Christian online TEFL training then we have the perfect course options for you…

Choose from our online accredited 120 or 250-hour TEFL courses, designed to give you the skills and qualifications for both paid TEFL work or service teaching placements.  

Or choose the 70-hour Introduction to ESOL course for those looking to get alongside and help second-language speakers in the UK. 

You are only 2 minutes away from getting started on a course with us.

Simply choose your course below and you’ll be directed to our sister site Global English TESOL to enrol. You’ll benefit from a great course with a Christian tutor as well as blessing our mission partners, as all our proceeds go to supporting them. 

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Teaching English to Beginners Guide

Teaching English to Beginners Guide

Teach English to beginners with the help of the Christian TEFL handy PDF guide.  Packed 18-page PDF full of practical examples, lesson ideas and strategies for teaching English to beginners.

Packed 18-page PDF guide full of practical examples, lesson ideas and strategies for teaching English to beginners.

* Learn what drilling is and its importance

* Get ready-to-teach beginner lesson plans

* Discover the techniques to help get low-level learners speaking

* Get a sample syllabus for beginner learners

Plus links to further internet resources.

Build confidence and save hours of research time.

Delivered in PDF format.

Single user purchase only. We offer discounted group rates for schools, colleges, language centres and groups of teachers. Please contact us for further information on this for any of our materials.

Ideal complement to the 20 Beginner Lesson Plans for Adults 

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20 Beginner English Lessons for Adults

20 Beginner English Lessons for Adults

Get A1/beginners speaking English quickly and save hours of prep time with our 20 English lesson PDF pack.

Ideal for teens/adults either online or for in-class use.

Straightforward and requiring minimal preparation, these are not glamorous!
However, they’re easy-to-use and ready-to-go, so simply print and teach or share online and teach.

The 20 Beginner English teaching worksheets are:
* speaking-based
* logical: step-by-step, including greetings, I am, daily routines, likes and dislikes, etc.
* useful: lessons on buying in a shop, making appointments, taking a bus.
* pitched at beginner (A1) level

You’ll learn earn how to use these worksheets with links to three handy video tutorials. We’ve also included links to optional supplementary videos and exercises to help consolidate and extend many of the lesson themes.

Here’s a full list of what is included:

No Topic/theme Language focus
1 Meeting someone for the first/second time Basic introductions
2 Intro and basic sentences To be:  questions, positives and negative forms
3 Short tasks/riddles: to be To be:  questions, positives and negative forms
4  Asking for food in shop  Food vocab. Can I have…?
5  Giving & taking phone numbers  Numbers 1-10
6  Can for permission  Can I + verb. Positive, negative & question form
7  Talking about immediate family  Family vocab. Verb: to have
8  Like/don’t like & fluency To be/to have & like/don’t like
9 Telling the time Nos 1-12, time-telling
10 Diary planning Days vocab & meeting
11 Talking about your town  Town vocab. Is/are + some/many/not many
12 The alphabet & spell your name for appointments Making a Drs appointment & Spelling your name
13 Giving personal details Email, physical address & his/our etc
14 Useful daily verbs I get up at etc.
15 More useful daily verbs I get up. Do & does revision
16 Vocab & dialogue Questions & bus journey vocab
17 Weather, seasons, months Talking about the weather
18 Body parts, aches, fever Parts of the body. Dr dialogue, should
19 Fluency across a range of topics Making sentences, forming questions
20 Prepositions of place, house & furniture In, on, next to, under, behind in front of and rooms and items

See a video of Louisa explaining how to teach one of these worksheets to beginners >>

Delivered in PDF format. Worksheets sent out next working day after purchase.

Get further support with teaching beginners with our Teach English to Beginners Guide, the perfect accompaniment to these lessons plans.

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Worldwide 250-hour TEFL Course

Worldwide 250-hour TEFL Course

This great entry-level TEFL course leads to a full 250-hour Level 5 TEFL qualification. Our online course provides comprehensive and quality training, with full tutor support from a Christian EFL tutor.

Run through our partner organisation Global English TESOL, this flexible programme gives you everything to teach English effectively. You’ll receive great support to develop your understanding of TEFL concepts and methodology, along with practical tips and videos to show you how to teach English across a range of teaching settings. A personal tutor will guide you through key TEFL concepts and this course will help you motivate your students to learn English quickly and effectively.

Quality assurance is guaranteed by one of the UK’s most established TEFL accrediting bodies, ACTDEC and this course leads to the ACTDEC accredited Level 5 qualification. Fantastic value for money for anyone serious about developing their understanding and knowledge of teaching English.

What makes a Christian TEFL course different?

Christian TEFL works alongside six mission partners which reach out with the gospel through teaching English: Cambodia Action, ReachAcross, TeachBeyond, WEC International, People International, and Interserve. All profits from each course sale to support these organisations, or you can choose to bless ESOL outreach, as we work with churches supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

How this interactive course works

You take this course through the Global English TESOL website, and it is ideal if you’ve got a good broadband connection and can work entirely online via a tablet/PC/Mac. You’ll complete interactive exercises, create lesson plans and view videos and graphics that bring the course to life.

Eligibility

We welcome candidates from all walks of life, and therefore our Christian TEFL courses are open to both native and non-native English speakers who are over 17 years old, with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please ask us if you are not sure about your level of English, so that we can give you some guidance as to what we expect. We can also point you towards a test of English, meaning you can check your English level before you enrol. As a general guide, we would expect you to have an IELTS level of 6.5, which should enable you to complete the course successfully.

Duration

Most candidates complete their 250-hour course within 12-24 weeks, but we go at your pace and allow up to 12 months for course completion. Of course, you can complete it as quickly as you wish and inside a month is possible if you plan to study full time.

Everything you require to finish the course and gain your certificate is included in the single fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • additional time course extensions are available if you need to go beyond 365 days
  • Global English printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

This course works effectively as a standalone programme or can be blended with any other Global English TESOL specialist programme. Click on the orange visit site link below to discover more. Note that material cannot be downloaded and worked on offline, although you can print any part of the course or order a soft copy version for an additional fee.

Looking to get trained more quickly? Consider the 120-hour Classic TEFL, which leads to an ACTDEC accredited Level 3 qualification. You can advance to the 250-hour qualification with an extension course later if you wish.

 

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Self-Study Introduction to Teaching ESOL Guide

Self-Study Introduction to Teaching ESOL Guide

A must for any new or qualified English teachers who are looking to develop outreach projects for ESOL to asylum seekers or refugees.

This 186 page self-study guide introduces you to the principles of how to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The guide shows you what to teach and how to teach it.

This guide is taken from the popular Christian TEFL 70-hour Introduction to ESOL course. We have included ideas, videos and tips to help you develop your teaching to English learners at a range of different levels. The simple writing style, with links to videos and audio files, helps to demonstrate specific areas of learning and makes it easy to read. Go through at your own pace and have a handy reference to help you with English teaching to your ESOL group.

As you browse through the various chapters on classroom management, materials for ESOL, working with different levels and how to teach basic grammar and vocabulary, you’ll find great ideas for your own teaching, which will help inspire your students. There is a summary section on outreach and mission, which is ‘hands-on’ and practical. You’ll find over 100 links to follow for further research, meaning you can dig deeper if you wish.

This self-study guide will come in handy for any new teacher or experienced practitioner looking to for fresh ideas. (Please note it doesn’t include the course questions and does not lead to a certificate award.)

So, whether you are using these notes as a soft-copy refresher for a course you have taken, or plan to use it to help you launch your own programme, the standalone guide is a fantastic addition to any ESOL outreach project.

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Classic 120-hour TEFL Course

Classic 120-hour TEFL Course

 

This newly updated 120-hour course gives you everything you need to get qualified and start teaching. Ideal whether you are looking to volunteer in a mission capacity or to teach in a language school around the world.

The Classic 120-hour TEFL course from Christian TEFL is a great way to start your TEFL career, especially if you want to train in a friendly Christian environment. It offers a simple start into the world of English language teaching through accredited training with useful resources and ideas for your first classes.

This 120-hour online course is accredited to ACTDEC Level 3. Train at your at your pace and benefit from continuous assessment as you work through set tasks. Watch teaching videos to demonstrate the principles of teaching and learn about different levels, materials and how to plan lessons. You’ll receive consistent, supportive feedback from an experienced Christian TEFL tutor along the way. There are also opportunities for shared learning experiences in our online TESOL forum, as well as specific grammar and TESOL groups you can join in our Facebook community. Quality assurance is guaranteed by one of the UK’s most established TEFL accrediting bodies, ACTDEC and this course leads to the ACTDEC accredited Level 3 qualification.

What makes a Christian TEFL course different?

Christian TEFL works alongside six mission partners that reach out with the gospel through teaching English: Cambodia Action, ReachAcross, TeachBeyond, WEC International, People International, and Interserve. All profits from each course sale to support these organisations, or you can choose to bless ESOL outreach, as we work with churches supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

How this interactive course works

You take this course through the Global English TESOL website, and it is ideal if you’ve got a good broadband connection and can work entirely online via a tablet/PC/Mac. You’ll complete interactive exercises, create lesson plans and watch and respond to videos that bring the course to life.

Eligibility

We welcome candidates from all walks of life, and therefore our Christian TEFL courses are open to both native and non-native English speakers who are over 17 years old, with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please ask us if you are not sure about your level of English, so that we can give you some guidance as to what we expect. We can also point you towards a test of English, meaning you can check your English level before you enrol. As a general guide, we would expect you to have an IELTS level of 6.5, which should enable you to complete the course successfully.

Duration

This course usually takes between 6-12 weeks to complete, but we go at your pace and allow up to 6 months for course completion for maximum flexibility. Some people have completed it within 14 days. Go at the speed you feel comfortable with. Everything you require to complete the course and receive your certificate is included in the single fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • additional time course extensions available if you need to go beyond 180 days
  • a Global English TESOL or Christian TEFL printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

This course works effectively as a standalone programme or can be blended with any other Global English TESOL specialist programmes. Click on the orange visit site link below to discover more. Note that material cannot be downloaded and worked on offline, although you can print any part of the course or order a soft copy version for an additional fee.

For full details on course content, please visit the Global English TESOL website below.

Looking for something more advanced? Consider our Worldwide 250-hour TEFL Course, which includes sections on phonetics, inclusion, advanced class management and linguistics, leading to an ACTDEC accredited Level 5 qualification.

 

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Introduction to ESOL 70-hour Course

Introduction to ESOL 70-hour Course

Relaunched April 2022 with new content

Designed by qualified and experienced ESOL practitioners, this short 70-hour course focuses on the practical elements of teaching English to speakers of other languages in the UK and how to deliver relevant, functional English lessons.  

Why this course?              

This online course contains ESOL-specific training, materials and videos. these give you a comprehensive introduction to teaching English to second language learners. You’ll benefit from continuous assessment as you work through set tasks and receive consistent, supportive feedback from an experienced Christian tutor. You have the options of joining our online TESOL forum for ESOL, in addition to optional grammar and TESOL groups in our Facebook family.

The course looks at the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, and addresses how we can best support them as they seek to learn or improve their English. As with all good ESOL courses, there is a strong focus on teaching functional English for everyday life, alongside how to teach the basic skills and essential grammar ESOL students need, so you can develop effective classes for your learners.

The course leads to a Global English Introduction to ESOL certificate.

The course is fully accredited by Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC) for a Level 2 accreditation.

How the interactive course works

This course is run on the Global English TESOL website, our partners in accredited online TEFL training. It’s ideal if you’ve got a good broadband connection and are happy working at your own speed online through a computer or tablet. It’s PC/Mac compatible. You’ll complete interactive exercises, create lesson plans and view videos that bring the course to life.

This course covers 70-hours of material in 20 short online modules, using interactive HTML5 and video to present information, with you answering questions online. each individual page is printable and while whole modules cannot be downloaded, an additional ESOL Study Guide that contains all course content in PDF format is available here >>

Eligibility and duration

All Christian TEFL courses are open to native and non-native English speakers over 17 years old with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please ask us if you are not sure about your level of English. This course usually takes between 4-12 weeks to complete, but we go at your pace and allow up to six months for course completion for maximum flexibility. Some people have completed it within 14 days. Go at the speed you feel comfortable at.

A good internet connection is needed to complete this course.

Partnership and mission

Christian TEFL is distinctive in that we are a charity that donates all proceeds to Christian mission and outreach.

We work alongside six mission partners, who reach out with the gospel through teaching English: Cambodia Action, ReachAcross, TeachBeyond, WEC International, People International, and Interserve. All profits from each course sale to support these organisations, or you can choose to support us through ESOL outreach, as we work with churches supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

If you would like to bless an individual partner organisation with your share of profit from this course purchase, please email us after registration and we will arrange this. Otherwise, all six organisations and ESOL outreach will receive an equal share.

Everything you require to complete the course and receive your certificate is included in the single fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • Additional time course extensions available if you need to go beyond 180 days
  • A Global English TESOL printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

For full details on specific course content, click here.

If you’re ready to sign up and get started, visit the Global English TESOL website below. We look forward to working with you.

 

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Live Zoom Spotlight courses

Live Zoom Spotlight courses

Helping you lead English lessons with confidence through our short, tutor-led, live courses on Zoom.

  • Do you want to build your English teaching confidence?
  • Could you do with more skills, techniques and resources for your lessons?
  • Are your English classes as impactful as they could be?
  • Would you like to actively learn some new skills in a friendly, like-minded group?

Whether you are new to teaching or an ‘old-hand’, our live Zoom-based Spotlight courses will help boost your teaching skills and confidence. Enjoyable and focused, a teaching expert will lead you through the live Zoom hour while you engage with others in the field and practise some peer-to-peer teaching yourself.

You’ll be fully prepared for the live session with a few short interactive pre-modules. You’ll leave with resources, a certificate and much more teaching confidence.

Take a look at our Spotlight series below

You can book onto any individual Spotlight course for £20, or mix and match a package of courses to suit you, with 5 Spotlights available for £75 (25% discount). All courses are run through our sister organisation Global English TESOL.

Warmers and Engagement Activities
Getting the first few minutes of your lesson right helps get everything off on the right foot. What are the best ways of engaging your learners? What works well in the classroom, or on Zoom or Skype? In this short course we will look at some of the best engagement activities for your classes and you’ll get to practice giving a warmer online. 18 videos of the best warmers for teaching young learners, teenagers or adults, and all the material included can be adapted across levels and age ranges.

Price: £20 per place – email for more information here >>

Teaching Beginners
How do we teach English to beginners and improve their ability, whether teaching them face-to-face or online? We’ll look at some of the common problems that beginners have and discover the importance of keeping thing simple, and how we do this practically, along with specific teaching techniques to help them learn.

Price: £20 per place – email for more information here >>

Teaching Mixed Ability Classes (TMAC)
Whether groups are labelled intermediate, elementary or advanced, the students within them will all have very different abilities. This course will help you find material that you can customise for different levels in your class and show you how to do this practically using group work and pair work, or through break out rooms online.

Price: £20 per place – email for more information here >>

Zoom Basics
New to Zoom or just want to use it better to get more out of your online classes? We’ll look at setting up meetings, lesson ideas for using the chat function, screen sharing, annotating pictures and documents, using the whiteboard in groups, playing audio and video successfully for your classes and (almost) everything you want to know about using breakout rooms. our most popular Spotlight in 2020.

Price: £20 per place – email for more information here >>

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ESOL Outreach
This short course looks at ways we can engage our whole church with a vision to reach internationals who don’t yet know Christ through English language teaching.

We’ll show you how to create a great team to support your ESOL project, making it sustainable for the long term, and then how to build relationships with your learners beyond the classroom.  Through a range of case studies we will show how churches are responding to the challenge of taking gospel ministry to internationals in the COVID pandemic, and begin to plan for what outreach might looks like in 2021 and into the future. Then we bring this together in a 1-hour Zoom workshop where you can share your ideas and we will help you build you plan for ESOL outreach.

Price: £20 per place – email for more information here >>

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Who Are The Spotlight Courses For?

Open to anyone over the age of 18 with a good level of English, and suitable for individuals or small groups of Christians engaged in outreach to second language speakers, either in an English-speaking country (ESOL) or teaching overseas (TEFL). Ideal for new teachers as well as for those who want a refresher programme, or who are looking to further develop their professional English teaching skills. As this is a course aimed at assisting Christians in English outreach, the Zoom course session will start with introductions and a short time of prayer. You’ll receive a certificate upon successful completion, along with PDF resources of the materials and video presented online. We are also on hand for advice and feedback throughout your short course.

Course duration
Most Spotlight courses course can easily be completed in a day or over a few hours each evening. You have up to 60 days to complete and extensions are possible. Course numbers are limited, so it is advised to book well enough in advance to benefit from the short preparatory modules.

Would you like to purchase a package of 5 Spotlight sessions* for £75?

Click visit site below to purchase a package of Spotlights. You can use these yourself, or share them with a team so you can all train together. You’ll have up to six months to use each Spotlight voucher code, so that you can customise your training own programme.

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** NEW ** Spotlight One-to-One Training and Mentoring

Online English teaching expert Louisa Walsh is offering personalised, live TEFL/ESOL training sessions. If you would like additional help with your online teaching, Louisa will help you develop your skills as an online teacher. Enjoy three x 1-hour live sessions with Louisa plus follow-up challenges and resources customised to your needs. Please note that the One-to-one TEFL/ESOL Training with Louisa is not included in the discount package.

Price: £125 – find out more by enquiring to info@christiantefl.org.

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Christian TEFL Enhanced Job

Christian TEFL Enhanced Job

Advertise your on the Christian TEFL Mission Placements and Jobs page with the enhanced package.

Jobs are posted regularly to email contacts, advertised via our Facebook page and available online for Christian TEFL trainees and other TESOL qualified teachers. Option of link back from our .org website to your positions, or screened enquiry.

Enhanced package features:

  • one static page in CT 120 / 250 hr TEFL courses
  • a blog post/video about your school/organisation on our on CT blog page with additional backlink to your organisation

Enhanced packages for 3 months and 12 months are also available.

Upon purchase, we’ll be in contact with a form to complete so we can get your post advertised quickly and out to our database of enquirers.

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Christian TEFL Basic Jobs

Christian TEFL Basic Jobs

Jobs are posted regularly to email contacts, advertised via our Facebook page and available online for Christian TEFL trainees and other TESOL qualified teachers. Option of link back from our .org website to your positions, or screened enquiry.

Basic package for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months are also available.

Upon purchase, we’ll be in contact with a form to complete so we can get your post advertised quickly and out to our database of enquirers.

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A Teaching English in Church Guide

A Teaching English in Church Guide

A practical ‘how to’ guide for those thinking of or already involved in teaching English in church. Contents include:

* setting up and publicising an English teaching programme
* creating lessons that work for bible-based or general classes
* further lesson resource links

With input from those already running a programme, this 95 page eBook is designed to be relevant and impactful with plenty of lesson ideas, practical tips and resources.

Recommended for these courses:

* CT 250 hour Worldwide TEFL
* CT 120 hour Classic TEFL

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Why online TESOL training with Christian TEFL?

  • Sister site to Global English, established TESOL training provider since 1997
  • Unique courses and specialisms
  • Christian charity – you help choose where the profits go
  • Preferred TEFL provider for established mission organisations
  • Unparalleled tutorial support
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