SILE TEFL Certificate 

Three out of four English language teaching jobs require a TEFL qualification

TEFL is the most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world. Also, it’s the qualification most often requested by employers; three out of four English language teaching jobs require a TEFL qualification.

Whether you’re a new teacher looking for their first teaching job, or you want to prove to employers that you have the teaching skills with a recognised certificate, then TEFL is the qualification you need.

Who is TEFL Course for?

  • New teachers starting their career

  • First-language English speakers and non-first-language speakers

  • Teachers with some experience who want to develop their skills

  • Teachers who want to travel and teach English

Start your TEFL Course with us

 

TEFL gives you the skills, knowledge, confidence and hands-on experience to start teaching

Internationally-recognised teaching qualification

 

TEFL is a qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. It focuses on developing practical skills with face-to-face teaching practice, which will provide you with the techniques and confidence you need to begin teaching as soon as you finish the course.

HOW TO TAKE TEFL?

Taking a face-to-face course

TEFL courses are run in calloboration with , based on specifications produced by Cambridge Assessment English.

The TEFL face-to-face courses can be taken in different ways:

  • full time – usually 4–5 weeks

  • part time – from a few months to over the course of a year

Before contacting our centre, please check you meet the following criteria:

  • Are you 18 or over?

  • Do you have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education?

  • Is your English good enough to teach at a range of levels? (Minimum CEFR Level high C1 or above.)

If you do not have formal educational qualifications at the level indicated above, we may still accept you, if you can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully.

Cambridge TEFL Course Online

TEFL can also be taken as a blended learning course, combining online self-study with hands-on teaching practice.

Input sessions, where you get both practical and theoretical teaching knowledge, are delivered online with tutor support. You only need to travel to our centre for lesson planning and teaching practice.

The course follows the same syllabus and leads to the same internationally recognised certificate as face-to-face TEFL courses.

WHAT'S IN THE TEFL COURSE?

TEFL is a qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. It focuses on developing practical skills with face-to-face teaching practice, which will provide you with the techniques and confidence you need to begin teaching as soon as you finish the course.

Course format summary

The TEFL course in detail

We are delivering TEFL courses on behalf of Cambridge Assessment English. All TEFL courses include at least 120 hours of contact between candidates and course tutors, and include:

  • tutorial support and consultation

  • supervised lesson planning

  • six hours’ assessed teaching practice per candidate supervised by a course tutor

  • feedback on teaching practice

  • peer observation of teaching practice (i.e. watching the other candidates’ lessons)

  • six hours’ directed observation of lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals, up to three hours of which may be of filmed lessons.

You should also allow for 80 additional learning hours for pre-course preparation, reading, research, assignment writing, lesson preparation and record keeping

The maximum ratio of candidates to tutors is one tutor for every six candidates, and there are at least two tutors on each course.

Course topics

The TEFL course covers a range of topics such as:

  • Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context

  • Language analysis and awareness

  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing

  • Planning and resources for different teaching contexts

  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

 

Teaching practice

 

You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.

 

Written assignments

 

You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:

  • analysing and responding to adult learner needs

  • analysing language for teaching purposes

  • teaching language skills

  • reflecting on classroom teaching.