Online TEFL courses

Premium 150 hour Online TEFL course
  • Online TEFL training with trainer support
  • Teaching practice option and job placement
online TEFL courses

Online TEFL Certification Courses

EBC’s premium, 150 hour online TEFL courses include:

  • a multi-media, study anywhere online TEFL course,
  • all the theoretical training you will need,
  • a dedicated trainer,
  • worldwide job placement,
  • an online TEFL certificate,
  • bonus classroom material to get you started,
  • a practical eBook for teaching business English,
  • option to take a teaching practice course and convert your online certificate into a full TESOL and TEFL certificate.
online TEFL courses

Teaching practice option

EBC Online TEFL Courses contain the classroom training part of the EBC International TEFL Certificate 4 week TEFL course. You’ll learn all the theory that our 4 week TEFL course teaches.

To overcome the main problem that other online TEFL courses have, EBC also gives you the option to take a teaching practice extension.

This means that you can take our online TEFL course and then decide if you’d like to progress to a full TEFL and TESOL certificate. It’s a lower cost, lower risk solution.

online TEFL courses

Online TEFL courses

You may not be able to take 4 weeks off from work or family commitments so EBC’s Online TEFL courses give you the opportunity to get trained as an English teacher, and allows you to work at your own pace and in your own time. EBC Online TEFL courses are a great way to learn how to become an English teacher in a way that is both convenient and accessible.

Study wherever you are then teach abroad. Study at home or at work. Travelling? no problem! Stop by any internet cafe to work on your online TEFL course. Travelling in the wilds? no problem. Print the material and work on it without the need to log on to the internet. Instant access to your online TEFL course. You won’t have to wait for stuff to arrive in the mail.

Course price and content

€300

  • Online EBC International TEFL Certificate Course
  • All the theoretical training you will need
  • A practical eBook for teaching business English
  • Worldwide, lifetime and proactive job placement
  • Bonus classroom material to get you started
  • The EBC Online TEFL Certificate
  • Your own personal trainer who will mark your assignments and give you feedback and guidance

Enrol and pay

online TEFL courses
Online TEFL courses with a teaching practice option

150 hour online TEFL course with an observed teaching practice option

All EBC online TEFL courses are hosted on a MOODLE platform. Visit the EBC online TEFL course home page.

This is a one-on-one learning experience. It is your own private TEFL course.

You get online training, feedback sessions with your trainer and even better, you get the option to attend our two week teaching practice  course in Madrid.

We also add in a TEFL and a TESOL certificate plus our lifetime, worldwide job placement programme.

If you are interested, keep reading!

Want to learn about EFL and ESL teaching but you don’t have the time to spare or finances are a bit tight at the moment? The EBC online TEFL course may be just what you are looking for.

Look no further, EBC offers the classroom training part of the accredited EBC International TEFL certificate residential course as an online TEFL course.

The course includes your own personal trainer who will mark your assignments, provide feedback, train and assist you during the course and finally observe, record and give you feedback and guidance for your six, one hour teaching practice classes.

Our premium online TEFL certification course includes:

  • all the theoretical training you will need,
  • a dedicated trainer,
  • lifetime, worldwide job placement,
  • a TEFL and a TESOL certificate,
  • bonus classroom material to get you started,
  • a practical eBook for teaching business English.

Worldwide job help after you pass the course

Job placement is included in this programme.

The EBC Online TEFL course

  • will give you a practical and thorough introduction to TESOL and TEFL,
  • will give you the skills you’ll need to teach in either a TESOL or TEFL setting,
  • will give you invaluable information about jobs and how to find them,
  • will help you get work after finishing,
  • will give you worldwide, lifetime job support,
  • will take 10 weeks to complete.

The course will teach you EFL ESL methodologies, teaching strategies, lesson planning and many other key areas about teaching English as a foreign language.

The course includes:

  • interactive lessons,
  • tests,
  • quizzes,
  • essay assignments,
  • video footage of teachers in action,
  • sample lessons,
  • and more …

You will also be assigned a personal course tutor who will mark your assignments, provide feedback and help you out with any aspect of the course.

Online Course Tutor support

This online course has full tutor support given by one of our highly qualified and experienced residential course trainers. Your tutor will mark your assignments and help you out with the course work when you need it.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the:

  • EBC Online TEFL Certificate

A description of the online TEFL course

The EBC Online TEFL Certificate Course is divided into 10 Units.

  • Unit 1 – Learning Styles
  • Unit 2 – Motivation
  • Unit 3 – Classroom Interaction and Management
  • Unit 4 – How to teach English Grammar
  • Unit 5 – How to teach vocabulary
  • Unit 6 – How to teach reading and writing
  • Unit 7 – How to teach speaking and listening
  • Unit 8 – How to Plan Lessons Effectively
  • Unit 9 – The teacher in action
  • Unit 10 – Information, Resources and Jobs

Teaching resources

The EBC online TEFL course contains lots of useful material that you can use for your assignments during the course and of course after the course when you start teaching.

The material is divided into 3 sections:

  • Books
  • Useful internet resource sites
  • Ready-to-use classroom material

The book list is for reference only. You do NOT have to buy the books. The list is in case you’d like to refer to them in your local library.

The internet sites contain a range of resources ranging from lesson material through to the latest news, lesson plans/ideas/material, downloadable material, links to current affairs sites and other sites of general interest.

Ready-to-use classroom material is a section containing 26 different types of material including audio. Each ready-to-use resource set has reading and writing exercises. Some include an audio sample. The resources incorporate articles to test various the students levels of comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and reading skills. The texts are varied ranging from news sources to the lyrics of a popular singer and give you a good range of classroom resources to choose from.

Online TEFL course features and content

  • No previous teaching experience required
  • 10 weeks to complete
  • Online TESOL/TEFL certificate awarded upon graduation
  • All teaching material is from the 4 week TEFL course
  • All work is done through the online course platform
  • Includes video demonstration classes
  • Tutor support for written assignments
  • Grading by tutor based on assignments
  • Accent, grammar and spelling tolerant
  • American and British English tolerant
  • Prepares you to teach all ages
  • Your course work is internally assessed on content, spelling and grammar
  • Full student support from your first contact
  • Lifetime, worldwide job placement,
  • TEFL and a TESOL certificate
  • Bonus classroom material to get you started: a practical eBook for teaching business English

Course Content

  • Introduction to TEFL
  • Learning versus teaching
  • The lesson structure
  • What do we know about language learning?
  • Planning lessons and didactic material usage
  • What are the best kinds of lesson
  • Classroom interaction
  • Asking questions
  • How to give constructive feedback
  • Testing and assessment
  • Classroom discipline
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • How to teach grammar
  • How to teach reading
  • How to teach writing
  • How to teach speaking
  • How to teach listening
  • Student motivation and interest
  • The teacher’s behaviour, role and responsibility
  • How to perform concept checking

At the end of the course you will have learned what it takes to teach English to all ability levels.

Online TEFL course units

A list of EBC’s online TEFL course units.

UNIT 1 – Learning Styles

This is a bit of a philosophical one to start with, but it’s important that you get a good idea about what learning is, how people learn and different learner profiles before you try and teach.

  • Section 1- The learning cycle and types of learners
  • Section 2 – Teaching models that have influenced current teaching practice
  • Section 3 – Introduction to the lesson structure and presentation
  • Section 4 – Presenting explanations and instructions
  • Section 5 – What we know about language learning
  • Section 6 – How engage, study and activate (ESA) fit together in lesson sequences

UNIT 2 – Motivation

Student motivation is crucial to your success as a teacher. It makes teaching and learning immeasurably easier and more pleasant, as well as more productive. A “motivated” student is willing or even eager to invest effort in learning activities and to progress.

  • Section 1 – The importance of motivation
  • Section 2 – The teacher’s responsibility
  • Section 3 – Extrinsic motivation
  • Section 4 – Intrinsic motivation and interest
  • Section 5 – Fluctuations in student interest

UNIT 3 – Classroom interaction and management

This unit deals with issues relating to how you present yourself as a teacher, how you relate to your students, how to ask question, manage activities, provide feedback and other important factors that you must consider in the classroom.

  • Section 1 – Introduction to classroom interaction and mangement
  • Section 2 – Classroom interaction
  • Section 3 – Asking questions
  • Section 4 – Concept checking
  • Section 5 – Feedback
  • Section 6 – Classroom management – Discipline
  • Section 7 – Classroom management – Teacher language, drilling and boardwork

UNIT 4 – Grammar

This unit deals with issues relating to grammar in general, grammatical structures, grammatical meaning, guidelines on presenting and explaining grammar and last but not least grammar and its usage.

  • Section 1 – What is grammar.
    Section 2 – Presenting and explaining grammar
    • Present simple
    • Present continuous
    • Past simple and continuous
    • Past perfect simple and continous
    • Present perfect simple
    • Present perfect continuous
    • Future
    • Conditionals
  • Section 3 – Grammar and its usage
  • Section 4 – Advanced grammar
    • Adjectives and adverbs
    • Frequency adverbs
    • Comparatives and superlatives
    • Reported speech
    • Time clauses
    • Relative clauses
    • Verbs + prepositions
    • Nouns + prepositions
    • Prepositions + nouns
    • Countable and uncountable nouns
    • Indefinite articles a and an
    • Definite article the
    • No definite article used
    • Some and any
    • Expressing quantity
    • Both, neither, either
    • Each and every
    • Make or do?
    • Rise or raise
    • So or such?
    • English pronunciation
    • Rule about “i” before “e”
    • I.e. Versus e.g.
    • Irregular verbs

UNIT 5 – Teaching vocabulary

This unit deals with issues relating to how to teach vocabulary and the type of classroom activities you can use.

  • Section 1 – Presenting new vocabulary
  • Section 2 – Ideas for vocabulary work in class
  • Section 3 – Remembering vocabulary

UNIT 6 – Teaching reading and writing

This unit deals with issues relating to how to teach reading and writing and the type of classroom activities you can use.

  • Section 1 – What is really involved in reading?
  • Section 2 – Real life reading in the classroom
  • Section 3 – What do reading sequences look like?
  • Section 4 – Reading activities
  • Section 5 – Written versus spoken text
  • Section 6 – Tasks that stimulate writing
  • Section 7 – More writing activities
  • Section 8 -How to use written and spoken material in class

UNIT 7 – Teaching speaking and listening

This unit deals with the all issues relating to how to teach speaking and listening and the type of classroom activities you can use

  • Section 1 – Practice For Verbal Fluency
  • Section 2 – The Functions Of Topic And Task
  • Section 3 – Role Play And Related Techniques
  • Section 4 – What Do Speaking Activities Look Like?
  • Section 5 – Speaking Activities
  • Section 6 – What Is Really Involved In Real-Life Listening?
  • Section 7 – Real-Life Listening In The Classroom
  • Section 8 – What Do Listening Sequences Look Like?
  • Section 9 – Listening Activities
  • Section 10 – Phonology and pronunciation
  • Section 11 – Example games/exercises for pronunciation
  • Section 12 – How to use written and spoken material in class

UNIT 8 – Lesson planning

This unit deals with the all issues relating to how to plan out your lesson, lesson components, how to assess the effectivity of your lesson and lots of practical ideas for classroom activities.

  • Section 1 – How do I plan my lessons effectively?
  • Section 2 – Different lesson components
  • Section 3 – Discussion of a sample lesson plan
  • Section 4 – What are the best kinds of lesson?
  • Section 5 – Ideas for planning lessons for different age groups
  • Section 6 – Classroom activities

UNIT 9 – Observation

This unit shows you video excerpts from 6 different teachers in action. You will watch each excerpt and then comment on what you observe.

  • Section 1 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 2 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 3 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 4 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 5 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions
  • Section 6 – Observe and note down a teacher’s classroom behaviour and student reactions

UNIT 10 – Jobs

This unit includes information about jobs, job prospects, teaching resources and information about how to enrol for our teaching practice module.

  • Section 1 – Jobs
  • Section 2 – Teaching tips
  • Section 3 – Employment resources
  • Section 4 – Optional teaching practice module
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