NEW COURSE

ESOL OUTREACH

How to use ESOL teaching for mission outreach

Book for 27th April 7.00 p.m. or 29th April 2.00 p.m.

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

We also offer an new 70 hour Introduction to ESOL course for those looking to get alongside and help second language speakers in the UK. 

We link you to some fantastic paid and volunteer positions for Christians. Check out these positions in China and Europe:

Teach English in China With SIAS University

Teach in Europe with TeachBeyond

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 profits go to supporting them. 

Choose Your Course

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 – find out more information and book for:
Tuesday 4th May, 2.00 p.m. >>

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 – find out more information and book for
Tuesday 11th May, 2.00 p.m.

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 – find out more information and book for:
Thursday 13th May, 2.00 p.m. >>

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 – find out more information and book for
Monday 19th April, 7.00 p.m. >>

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NOW AVAILABLE: 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 –  next workshop dates: Tuesday 27th April, 7.00 p.m. or Thursday 29th April, 2.00 p.m.

Join us for a free webinar ahead if this ESOL Outreach course on15th April at 7.00 p.m., alternatively on 17th April at 10.00 a.m. Email us for more details.

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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.

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

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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.

*Please note that the One-to-one TEFL/ESOL Training with Louisa is excluded from this package price.

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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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CT 70 hour Teaching ESOL

CT 70 hour Teaching ESOL

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 materials and video to give you comprehensive introduction to teaching English to second language learners. Benefit from continuous assessment as you work through set tasks and receive consistent, supportive feedback from an experienced Christian tutor. Join our online TESOL forum for ESOL, in addition to optional grammar and TESOL groups in our Facebook community.

The course analyses specific issues that learners present, particularly looking 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 has been made possible thanks in part to a grant from the Westhill Endowment Trust, and is fully accredited by Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC) for a Level 2 accreditation.

How this interactive course works

This interactive course, built through the Global English TESOL website, 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 video and graphics that bring the course to life.

Eligibility

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.

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

Duration

This course usually takes between 3-8 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 inside 14 days. Go at the speed you feel comfortable at.

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)

To find out more, click on the orange visit site link above to view the course and register.

This course covers 70 hours of material in 20 short modules, using interactive HTML5 and video to present information, with trainees answering questions online. Note that material cannot be downloaded and worked on offline, but an additional Study Guide including the course content in PDF format is available here >>.

A good internet connection is needed to complete this course. For full details on course content, please visit the Global English TESOL website below.

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CT 120 hour Classic TEFL

CT 120 hour Classic TEFL

Enrol on our most popular Christian TEFL course. 

This great 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 qualify to teach in a language school around the world.  

Why this course?              

There are excellent video teaching segments, podcasts and materials that allow you to explore some of the best EFL material available today, which will help to keep you interested & motivated, as you proceed through the course at your pace. You will benefit from continuous assessment as you work through set tasks and receive consistent, supportive feedback from an experienced Christian TEFL tutor. 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 through Global English 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 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. If you would like to bless an individual organisation with your share of profit from this course purchase, please email email us after registration and we will arrange this. Otherwise all six organisations and ESOL outreach will receive an equal share.

How this interactive course works

This interactive course, built through the Global English TESOL website, 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 video 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

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 inside 14 days. Go at the speed you feel comfortable at.

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)
  • Note your TEFL Starter Pack is sent out around 2-3 days after course purchase

This course works effectively as a standalone programme, or can be blended with any other Global English TESOL specialist programmes. To find out more, click on the orange visit site link above to view the course and register.

This course covers all the 120 hour material in 34 short modules, using interactive HTML5 and video to present information, with trainees answering questions online. Note that material cannot be downloaded and worked on offline, although an offline version can be requested at the end of the course. A good internet connection is needed to complete this course.

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

Looking for something more advanced? Consider our 250 hr Worldwide TEFL, which includes sections on phonetics, phonology and linguistics, leading to an ACTDEC accredited Level 5 qualification.

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CT 250 hour Worldwide TEFL

CT 250 hour Worldwide TEFL

Great entry-level TEFL course which leads to a full 250 hr qualification. The course provides comprehensive and quality training, with full tutor support from a Christian EFL tutor. Includes a TEFL Starter Pack (worth £50).

Why this course?

Run through our partner organisation Global English TESOL, this flexible programme gives you everything you need to teach English effectively. You’ll receive everything you need to develop your understanding of TEFL concepts and methodology, along with great 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. This course is for you if you want great value for money and are serious about developing your understanding and knowledge of teaching English.

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

How this interactive course works

This course 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 video and graphics that bring the course to life. Enjoy all the benefits of our interactive platform.

Whether you choose interactive or offline, you’ll enjoy world-class, accredited training and personal tutor support for help, advice and full marking and feedback on your work.

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 finished the course and gain 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 365 days
  • Global English printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)
  • Note your TEFL Starter Pack is sent out around 2-3 days after course purchase

This course works effectively as a standalone programme, or can be blended with any other Global English TESOL specialist programmes. To find out more, click on the orange visit site link above to view the course and register.

Looking to get trained quickly? Consider our 120 hour Classic TEFL.  It leads to an ACTDEC accredited Level 3 qualification. You can build up to the 250 hour with an extension course later on if you wish.

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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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